Roger Monkhouse + Ivan Brackenbury
The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth.
Support: Jamie D'Souza
Compère: Barry Dodds
ROGER MONKHOUSE is one of the most original and distinctive acts on the comedy scene. A consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. A highly original and quirky performer, Roger's trademark stage-prowling style and curious, inimitable manner have established him as one of the most sought-after names on the comedy circuit.
Recent television credits include 'The Comedy Store' and 'The World Stands Up', (both Comedy Central), 'My God I'm My Dad' (Bravo) and 'Street Cred Sudoku' (UKG2). As a writer, he has contributed to Channel 4's hit show'8 Out of 10 Cats', scripting up-to-the-minute topical gags for the weekly panel show. On the airwaves, he has been a guest panelist on comedy panel show 'Jest A Minute' (BBC Radio Wales) and has contributed to review show 'Serious About Comedy' (BBC7). He has also recently performed on an episode of The Comedy Store's Raw & Uncut series; hosting a stand-up show in connection with Sony Pictures, which was released in cinemas across the UK in 2012.
"Roger Monkhouse has an almost indecent supply of talent"
"His laconic delivery shields an engaging persona and an enquiring mind"
"Packs in more observations on the human condition in a twenty minute set than a whole lecture on Jean- Paul Sartre"
IVAN BRACKNBURY is one of the alter egos of Tom Binns, the star and co-writer of the BBC 1 Friday Night Comedy Series Hospital People.
Tom is also an award-winning and critical acclaimed character comedian working the International Comedy Festivals and the UK Stand Up Comedy Circuit. He’s widely regarded as THREE of the best headliners working in British Comedy.
His ventriloquist act, alter egos Hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury and psychic Ian D Montfort have won him over 30 five star reviews and many awards both at home and abroad. Including, Fosters Comedy God and Best International Comedian.
He's been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award, Trident Comedy Award and Perth International Fringe Comedy Award (twice). He's was voted a ‘Fosters Comedy God’, he's won Best International Act at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe (twice), Nottingham International Comedy Festival and 3 Sony Gold Awards.
He's been in BBC Shows Alan Partridge, Lee and Herring, Friday/Saturday Night Armistice and Channel 4 shows IT Crowd Drifters and Eight out of Ten Cats do Countdown and the feature films Going to Mecca and Eaten by Lions.
"Binns has his character (Ivan Brackenbury) nailed and he mines the comic seam, ruthlessly to create top-quality entertainment with practically universal appeal"
"a masterclass in improvisation, character comedy and mindreading"
The Daily Telegraph
"Not only is the running gag a thing of comedy genius, but Binns tags it jaw-droppingly brilliantly"