Comedy at the Con!
The Con Club
ACTS: Alistair Barrie, Roger Monkhouse, Julia Meyers. MC Neil Masters
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Flaming June, here's hoping and here's a flaming great line up. Get an ice cold beer and join us in the cool environs (both literal and metaphorical) of the Con Club, for what promises to be a lot of a giggle, including the welcome return of Alistair Barrie who slayed the room last time, the wonderful Roger Monkhouse and the joyfully odd Julia Meyers.
Comedian, actor and writer Alistair Barrie has been performing all over the world for nearly an entire century (this one). Much in demand as both a headline act and MC, he has performed throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as further afield in the States, Australia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, South Africa, Estonia, Mumbai, Cyprus, Crete, Luxembourg, Bahrain, Qatar, Belgium, Prague, Dubai, Doha, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Norway, Hong Kong, Macau, Malta, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia and Athens as well as at the world's highest gig on a mountain in France and on a boat in the middle of the North Sea.
Alistair is a member of The Cutting Edge team at London's Comedy Store and has made numerous radio and television appearances across the world. A regular at corporate events and festivals, he has taken five solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and written on several shows for the BBC, Channel 4 and Radio 4 and for a number of other comedians. He created and compered 'Bye George,' the comedians' farewell to George W. Bush, which sold out the Southbank's Queen Elizabeth Hall in January 2009. He is presently working on 'No Pressure to be Funny,' a monthly topical show and podcast at the Soho Theatre in in London's West End, with LBC's James O'Brien and former Perrier nominee Nick Revell, which is also being taken to Edinburgh this year for a Festival special in association with Amnesty International. Alistair also regularly reviews restaurants for his Food Ponce blog.
'Excellent' - The Independent
'A class act' - The Scotsman
'Eloquent, slick and dynamic' - Chortle.co.uk
"his laconic delivery shields an engaging persona and an enquiring mind"
Roger Monkhouse is one of the most original and distinctive acts on the comedy scene. A consummate
stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any
audience. A highly original and quirky performer, Roger's trademark stage-prowling style and curious,
inimitable manner have established him as one of the hottest names on the comedy circuit.
Distinguished as a comic by his eloquence and keen eye for a fine phrase, Roger's easy observational
style is spiked by the signal flares of an accomplished gag writer. A supremely confident compere and
seasoned corporate host, Roger is happy to improvise freely with a crowd and is at great ease bantering
with an audience, but has no shortage of first class observational material in his armoury.
As one of the most sought after acts on the comedy circuit, Roger headlines at all the major comedy
venues and has performed extensively throughout the United Kingdom and Internationally, most recently
performing in Belgium, The Netherlands, South Africa, China, Singapore, Tokyo and the Middle East. He
has also featured on major national tours of the UK sponsored by Hooch and J2O.
Recent television credits include 'The Comedy Store' and ‘The World Stands Up’, (both Paramount),
‘My God I’m My Dad’ (Bravo) and ‘Street Cred Sudoku’ (UKG2). He is one of the regular writers on
Channel 4’s hugely popular comedy panel show ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ - responsible for scripting up-to-theminute topical gags every week for the show which features Jimmy Carr alongside team captains Dave
Spikey and Sean Lock. On the airwaves, he was recently a guest panellist on comedy panel show ‘Jest
A Minute’ (BBC Radio Wales) as well as contributing to review show ‘Serious About Comedy’ (BBC7).
A fine topical writer and performer, and master of sharp observational comedy, Roger is a regular
member of the prestigious and critically acclaimed 'Cutting Edge' team at the London Comedy Store.
He also performed with the Manchester based topical and satirical team 'MEN at Work' at the
Manchester Comedy Store. His forte is delivering intelligent, thought provoking material that pulls no
punches and is always incisive, relevant and up to date. Articulate, quick witted and spontaneous, if
something's in the news, Roger has a routine about it.
Roger's distinctive voice and sharp enunciation make him particularly suited to voice over work. Raised in
Kingston upon Thames, he retains his Estuary drawl and remains untainted by a South Yorkshire accent
despite a decade of living in Sheffield.
Roger is a prolific writer and is currently working on several original ideas for TV and Radio.
“Excellent” Tim Arthur, comedy reviewer TIME OUT
Managing to mix silliness with edginess, Juliet has a chatty style that allows her to interact with the crowd; this makes her much in demand both as a comedian and an MC.
She has been bringing her own brand of hilarious, cerebral, observational, gag –driven, (mostly gender non-specific), comedy to the stage for 7 years.
“Devilish coy look, excellent material with some on the edge gags.” The Scotsman (4 star review )
“Had me in stitches with her witty observations and social judgements.”bbc.co.uk
“You changed our audience’s opinion of female comics. They loved you.”Steve Walker Knuts, Peterborough
“Excellent material. Excellent with the audience” Tim Arthur, Time Out
“laugh- out loud funny, wonderfully bizarre ideas.” Chortle
“a very watchable act with engaging material and some excellent lines.” Silky, Kill for a seat
“Clever material. A female Adam Bloom.” Noel Faulkner, Comedy Café
“Devilishly quick and capable of running with the weirdo in the audience, milking any situation for hilarity.”Edinburgh Evening News
“Stand-up as it should be.” Three Weeks
Juliet is currently working on various comedy radio plays.