Matchbox Comedy Club launches Wednesday 11th February at The Lantern Theatre, Blundell Street.
Out of the primordial sludge that is THAT Comedy Blog, a brand new creature has crawled forth.
Matchbox Comedy Club is a brand new night that presents a monthly line up of “outside of the box” comedy. Based at The Lantern Theatre, the night is hosted and produced by Alastair Clark and THAT Comedy Productions. It’s a new material night with a strict booking policy – top quality acts with work in progress sets.
We could tell you that it’s unique, innovative and the best in town, but you’ve heard all that before. We can, however, make the claim that every single one of the acts on our bill comes with our personal recommendation. Like an overexcited psychopath child with a butterfly collection, we’ve stuffed a bunch of our favourite comedy people into a matchbox and put them on display. We put real thought into our line ups and handpick a selection of our genuine favourites. It’s a carefully curated living museum of funny.
It’s “alternative” whatever that means, so sometimes it might be odd, shambolic and gorgeously inexplicable. There’ll be sketch troupes, double acts, songs, clowning, stand ups and sometimes even jokes.
It’s new material and work in progress too, so it’s delightfully rough around the edges, treading the fine line between genius and disaster.
It’s not a Comedy Club in the terrifying stag do sense – it’s club we want you to join, like the Famous Five or the Bloodhound Gang. We’re just looking to make some friends really.
Our launch night line up includes:
Liam Bolton Blurring the line between stand up and sketch, Liam Bolton is a bizarre and hilarious whirlwind of ideas, jokes and foolery. Inventive and playful, Bolton is a true original.
Sam Freeman Somewhere between stand up and storytelling. Theatrical and thoughtful, engaging and funny tales of life and love told through multi-layered immersive performance.
Tom King Surreal, but cleverly constructed stand up. Gag-heavy whimsy from one of the biggest beards in comedy.
Becky Webb One half of physical theatre duo Jilted Pig, who unite comedy, improvisation, storytelling and circus.
Wednesday 11th February
The Lantern Theatre, Blundell Street
Doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm
£3 in advance, £4 on the door – buy tickets.
Find us on twitter @matchboxcomedy.