Devizes Needs a Good Laugh: Welcomed Return of Moonrakers Comedy Club

True though innit, we might welcome that bloke down the pub who’s always got an amusing story to tell, but when it comes to comedy with a more professional angle, and no doubt equally as smutty, please welcome the return of the Moonrakers Comedy Club down at the Cellar Bar of The Bear Hotel; Thursday the 6th September just got a whole lot funnier.

Ed Pownal is the MC, and presents a brilliant night of comedy. The opener is St Thomas, an actor, presenter, stand-up comedian, writer, filmmaker (well, low-budget online videos), occasional TV audience warm-up, and deceptively competent table-tennis player.

Although I’m not sure how much table tennis you’ll get for your dollar, Sy’s wide-ranging acting skills have featured in a wealth of roles on television and online; including CBBC’s 13-part sci-fi sitcom ‘The Revolting World of Stanley Brown’; BBC1’s ‘Richard Hammond’s Secret Service’: Channel 4’s ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’; and online in ‘Summer Hoff Love’ alongside David Hasselhoff. Jump in our car Sy.

Sy Thomas

Sy warmed-up studio audiences for two series of ‘Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit’ for Dave, as well as having done similar for Blue Peter, Disney, and Cartoon Network. If he wears his Blue Peter badge is unconfirmed.

Next on the cobblestone stage is Richard Lindesay with a quirky mix of sharp one-liners, visual gags, and facial dexterity. Richard has entertained comedy clubs throughout Australia and UK, and more recently in his home country of New Zealand.

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Richard Lindesay

He’s ranked well in comedy competitions including getting to the finals of “Quest for the Best” in Sydney, and “Leicester Square New Comedian” in the UK. Richard performed his show “Nerds, Words, and a Clipboard” at the Sydney Fringe Festival 2013, and was part of Clean as Possible Comedy in Edinburgh Fringe 2014.

And announcing the headliner as Scottish Comedian of the Year, Leo Kearse. Leo is part of the new wave of raw, bold, American-inspired comedians taking the big UK clubs by storm; doing weekends for The Comedy Store, Just The Tonic, Bound and Gagged, Top Secret, Backyard Club – and abroad, with 2018 taking in Adelaide, Melbourne, Ibiza, Turkey, Holland, Cyprus, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Belarus and Denmark, and now…. Yeah, Devizes! He’s written for BBC comedy including the Breaking The News and Sam Delaney’s News Thing.

Leo Kearse

“He churns out the gags, provoking a steady stream of laughs in his tight set, which strides purposefully between topics with muscular, efficient lines on each. Kearse was both an audience and judges’ favourite, and the deserved winner” – Steve Bennett, Chortle.

Snatch tickets for a tenner each, from: The Bear Hotel, Devizes Books, The British Lion, The Southgate Inn, The Vaults. and on-line at “We Got Tickets.” Also limited availability on the door on the night, if you want to take that chance then, well, you might be having to have your own laugh. Info on Facebook HERE



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