April Barnstormers Comedy Club

Three more acts from the National Comedy Circuit make up the line-up for the Barnstormers Comedy Club at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall at the end of the month.

Featured this month is gothic one-liner merchant Anthony J Brown, the everyman appeal of Scott Bennett, and the articulate and insightful ruminations of John Gordillo.

“Clad in a sartorially edifying bespoke manner, like a dapper and dandy funeral director, Anthony cuts a unique on-stage presence with humour blacker than a raven that has slammed its claw in a coffin lid,” said Kevin Precious of the Comedy Club.

“Eschewing the well-trodden terrain of the one-liner witticism, his penchant is for four, five, six and seven-liners drenched in evocative imagery and laced with comedic red herrings. And not the merest hint of profanity!” he went on.

Scott Bennett has been described as “one to watch.”  Since late 2009 he has rapidly established himself as one of the fastest rising stars on the UK circuit. Likeable, with a warm and engaging delivery, he is a Yorkshire live wire with an undeniable no nonsense logic who delivers wry observations on the absurdity of modern living. In 2013 and again last year he was selected to perform in the prestigious Big Value showcase show for Just the Tonic at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Making up April’s trio of  comedians is London based John Gordillo who has recently returned to stand up after a six year break.

Described as one of the key shapers of our modern comedy landscape he is probably best known as the presenter of topical BBC comedy show The RDA and as a writer and director and his latest work-in-progress has just won the Best Show award at the Leicester Comedy Festival.

“In his own right, he’s a spectacularly creative comic, offering sets that use politics, romance and family relationships as jumping-off points for wildly ambitious social theorising and sparkily funny comedy,” Kevin added.  “He produces shows that genuinely make you think in a whole new way while keeping you laughing throughout.”

The Comedy Club is on Friday, April 29, starting at 8pm and tickets cost £10 in advance or £12 on the door.  They can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in  person from the Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380.

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