The Colonel Fawcett is a traditional British pub situated on Randolph Street in Camden. The venue boasts two large outdoor areas, a function room and a lounge bar / dining area, all of which are available for hire on request. The venue can cater for anything from couples to small groups, and anything…
Sindhu Vee is most likely the tallest Indian woman you’ll ever meet. The daughter of Indian parents, a London-based mother, and bearer of half a PhD, it is rumoured but unverified, that Sindhu practised the dark arts of investment banking before making her parents proud by becoming a stand-up. She devotes all the time she has left over from raising her 3 children (and a bizarrely gigantic labrador) to comedy and suffering facial peels.
Since bursting onto the UK stand-up comedy scene a few years ago she has charmed and beguiled audiences with her sharp tongue, accurate home truths and totally unique life experience. It’s no surprise then that she was nominated for a Best Newcomer gong at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, nor that she’s popping up all over our TV screens on iconic shows such as Have I Got News For You and QI. She might still be new to stand-up, but she has the savvy and rootedness of a much-loved veteran. It’s no surprise that she’s already selling out her debut national tour, so best catch her at our wee gaff before she’s selling out huge theatres!
"Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery of less politically correct home truths." The List
"Effortlessly manages to be simultaneously waspish yet instantly very likeable." Chortle
Archie is an exciting comic, who is armed with a natural stage presence and a winning smile. He possesses an affable and likeable nature that immediately puts people at ease and has impressed both his peers and audiences with his charismatic, conversational style, hilarious observations and quick, acerbic wit. This lethal skills set saw him win Bath Comedy Festival New Act of The Year, come runner-up in the Amused Moose New Act of the Year and have the hive of comedy promoters desperate to get him on their stage.
He’s also a playwright who has had his work produced by some of the best theatres in the UK (including Orange Tree Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Bush Theatre and The Royal Court) and internationally too (New Light Theatre in New York!). He currently has several theatre and television projects in development and hopes to make some exciting announcements later in 2014.
“An impressive set.” Evening Standard
“He sells his material with a charismatic and enthusiastic style that stands him in good stead.” Chortle
Ben Pope is a stand up and actor. He was a finalist in So You Think You’re Funny in 2015 and was president of The Cambridge Footlights and has toured extensively with them, including in the USA in 2014. He is the perfect example of the very posh boy being very silly indeed. Expect gentle cynicism, marvellous leftfield references and big laughs.
“Perfectly silly and intelligent in equal measure.” Broadway Baby
“Smart and artfully ramshackle.” The List
Alasdair is a legendary comedian, in that there is little historical evidence that he exists. But he does exist. Winner of the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017, Alasdair has featured on BBC radio as a comedian and sketch writer, and performed stand-up across the UK, at Glastonbury, Citadel Fest, the Udderbelly Southbank and at the Edinburgh Fringe. He knows quite a lot about 19th century magicians and is pretty much the only comic working on the circuit today who has jokes (and bloody good ones too) about artist-poet William Blake. Tourists often ask to have their photo taken with him, presumably impressed by this. “Delicious writing and exceptional observations.” Chortle
"A singular and truly distinct act, Alasdair Beckett-King creates his own multi-faceted world." The Scotsman
“A bold and fresh comedy voice.” The Stage
Raised at Eton College, a school she was not allowed to attend, she has experienced life at the Bentley of educational establishments. After a decade of cream teas, croquet and boating adventures she moved to suburban London and now reflects on what she’s learned.
As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Rachel has written for Newsjack, The News Quiz and Listen Against, was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award 2018 and is the brains behind Towel Day – an annual celebration of the galactic genius of Douglas Adams
AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:
BEN VAN DER VELDE
Standing a statuesque five foot five inches high (not in heels) and weighing in at eleven stone (on a good day) Ben is the current light-middleweight contender for compering champion of North London.
"Sharp and crafty gagsmith, a life-giving compere." Chortle
"Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“The perfect comedy club host – he is a master of audience interaction. The audience weren’t just warmed up, but pretty hysterical even before the first act of the night hit the stage.” Huffington Post
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1, Randolph Street, NW1 0SS
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