One of the country’s best young comedians headlines Aldershot Town’s first Comedy Club, in the EBB Lounge on Thursday 7 December.
Mark Simmons – a master of the one-liner whose quick-fire style has been likened to Tim Vine – came sixth in TV channel Dave’s poll to find the funniest joke at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Also on the bill is comedy magician Otiz Cannelloni who, like a modern Tommy Cooper, walks a fine line between genius and stupidity!
Simmons’ gag “Combine Harvesters. And you’ll have a really big restaurant” was voted in sixth place in the influential poll, having received many four-and-five-star reviews for his 2017 show, One-Linerer. He also performed a double act at Edinburgh with Seann Walsh, having previously supported Michael McIntyre and Jack Dee, and reached the finals of the Leicester, Newbury and Bath Comedy Festivals’ New Act of the Year competitions. Both wonderfully silly and expertly crafted, his relentless stream of puns and one-liners marks him out as a big star of the future.
Combining tricks, illusions and sharp comedy, Cannelloni is a magician who has mastered the art of making something simple look really difficult. A class clown who never quite gets things right, Otiz takes audiences on a crash-course through the history of magic – and ends up creating something entirely, hilariously new.
Other acts are due to be added to the bill, which is the first of a new comedy club in association with Belly Laughs Comedy.
Doors are at 7pm, with compere Andrew Stedman opening the show at 8pm. Tickets are £10, available online by clicking here or from the Club Shop on 01252 320211.