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…
Since it's Christmas we're putting on a special 2-4-1 cracker show. In the first half our comics will be sharing their favourite classic jokes of all time and then in the second they'll be taking part in Edinburgh Fringe smash hit Comedy Auction, giving you the chance to bid on all sorts of daft and bizarre lots.
CLASSIC JOKE CLUB
Stand-up comedians share classic jokes handed down to them by their family. Chickens, mothers-in-law, doctors, elephants, Englishmen, Irishmen, Scotsmen (and other nationalities) are all welcome to walk into this bar. Discover the definitive answers behind the number of people required to change a light bulb, the adventures of an entire menagerie of creatures and why three representatives of the British Isles are always getting into such unexpected scrapes.
What is anything really worth? Join our Chief Auctioneer and his team of "experts", as they find out. Collectible and charismatic curiosities are sold under auction. Each has a hidden reserve price. "Experts" explain why you should bid with your free 250 auction dollars. Whoever sells the most, wins their fee! Previous sales include a kazoo, an egg-cuber, Europe's smallest cheese grater, 20-year-old yak jerky and Tony Law's own interpretation of the Mona Lisa.
Alice is one of the sharpest-tongued rising stars in global comedy. Already an established voice in her native Australia she has come to greater prominence in the UK as one of the new generation of comics entrusted to take up the reins of John Oliver's co-presenter seat. Her shows have played to packed out houses in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, New Zealand, London and the Edinburgh Fringe, whilst she has also appeared on Radio 4 and given her own very funny and touching Ted Talk.
“There’s something almost literary about Alice Fraser’s incisive, dextrous hour of compelling storytelling...she could give Daniel Kitson a run for his money." Chortle
Thom Tuck is a comedian and actor whose breakthrough show Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Fosters Comedy Award (2011), toured nationwide and was broadcast by the BBC. Thom found comedy success with The Penny Dreadfuls, particularly on Radio 4, where he also hosts Sketchorama. As an actor he has numerous television credits, including performances in Babylon (directed by Danny Boyle) and Drifters (both Channel 4).
“Brilliant….wonderfully entertaining.” Chortle
“A seductive experience.” The Guardian
Alexander Bennett is a comedian based in London, who started writing and performing on the comedy circuit at the age of 15. Since then, he has won praise from a writer for The Guardian, notorious comedy critics Chortle and British comedy legend Harry Hill. He currently performs up and down the country, and is a rising star on the British comedy scene.
Alexander also created Hell To Play, the comedy game show set in Hell. He has several Edinburgh fringe shows under his belt, and has performed at festivals such as End of The Road, Leefest, Larmer Tree Festival and Ambition Festival.
“Warm, insane and very funny.” The Guardian
AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST (AND AUCTIONEER:
BEN VAN DER VELDE
Freshly returned from the Edinburgh Festival, Ben is ready to take the helm at Good Ship once more and steer it through the vast ocean of comedy we have on offer. One of the quickest wits around and a much-loved compere, he always brings a jam-packed back of nonsense, silliness and wisecracks to every gig he hosts.
"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
|Advanced Ticket||20:00 - 22:45||£5.00|
1, Randolph Street, NW1 0SS
Camden Town (Tube)