9 up and coming performers (including some Chesterfield based acts) compete in this, the 5th annual competition. The night is always packed to the rafters and a fabulous affair for all involved. The winner receives £100, a trophy and a contract of paid gigs on the comedy circuit. There is also a prize for the best local act as well. Plus a headlining set from Kevin Precious.
“Kevin’s stage charisma and poise set him head and shoulders above the previous acts.”
- The Times.
“Instantly recognisable stage presence and boundless wit.”
- Leicester Mercury.
Kevin Precious has had something of a long and varied career in the business of show, making his first tentative foray into the world of entertainment as a teenage bass playing dirt bag in the working men’s clubs of that northern metropolis, Hull.
Venturing South, he continued his musical adventures in the Big Smoke, playing in all manner of different outfits, the culmination of which saw him perform at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s on a couple of occasions. He also managed to gain experience playing abroad in places as far flung as New York and Reykjavik, as well as an extensive tour of Japan.
Working full-time as a teacher and head of department (Religious Studies), Kevin continued his comedy pursuits performing full weekends at notable venues such as Rawhide in Liverpool, the Glee in both Birmingham and Cardiff, and the Frog and Bucket in Manchester… as well as renowned London gigs such as the Banana Cabaret and Downstairs at the Kings Head, amongst others. In 2010 he performed an acclaimed Edinburgh Festival show “Not Appropriate” which centred on his teaching days and which he subequently toured around UK Ats Centre and theatres in 2011. He is currently previewing material from his forthcoming show ‘Aging Punk Rocker’.
Compere – Anthony J Brown
‘Hilarious ad-libs and wicked one-liners from an infectiously funny performer’ – The List
Clad in a sartorially edifying manner, like a dapper and dandy funeral director, Anthony cuts a unique on-stage presence with humour blacker than a raven that’s slammed it’s claw in a coffin lid. Jongleurs/Metro “Stand & Deliver” Award winner and former BBC New Comedy Award Runner-up he is a regular contributor to Radio 2′s “The Arthur Smith Lectures”. As seen on ‘The Stand Up Show’ and ‘Phoenix Nights’.
Spotlight Comedy Club
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Doors 7PM Show 8PM
Thursday 29th August
Crooked Smile Award 2013