Fri, 15 Apr|
Havant Rugby Club
Bigfoot Comedy @ Havant Rugby Club
3 top comedians and a compere! Join TV comics Roger Monkhouse, Karen Bayley, Gareth Richards and Ryan Gough.
Time & Location
15 Apr 2022, 19:30
Havant Rugby Club, Fraser Rd, Havant PO9 3EJ, UK
About The Event
Come down and enjoy some well needed laughter at Havant RFC. There will be 3 top comedians along with a compere, and special drink deals at the bar. Doors at 7:30pm, Show starts at 8pm.
About the comedians:
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.
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).
Karen Bayley is a midlands-based act hailing from Birmingham. Karen has been on the circuit for over a decade. She made a name for herself early on in her career reaching the semi-final of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards and was later crowned the winner of the 2001 Komedia New Act prize, Karen Bayley followed by becoming the first-ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award as well as reaching the finals of both the BBC New Comedy Awards Showcase and Babycham Funny Women.
Delightfully saucy, her friendly and confident stage presence, combined with a killer wit, an infectious giggle and some devastating one-liners make her a comedic force to be reckoned with a warm and welcoming with a delightfully saucy and spiky edge, her bold, no-nonsense attitude strikes a perfect pitch with men and women alike.
Karen can be seen performing at all the established clubs and bookers across the UK and has recently been supporting Joe Lycett tour. Karen also appeared in the Aviva Goth Advert Campaign.
Gareth Richards really has done everything as a comedian. He’s been nominated for one of the highest awards in the industry (The Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2010), he has co-hosted an award-winning radio breakfast show (The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio), he’s appeared numerous times on TV (Live At The Electric, Russell Howards Good News, The Dog Ate My Homework), he’s supported some of the biggest names in comedy on tour (Frank Skinner, Jenny Eclair, Rhod Gilbert, Lee Mack, Milton Jones), he’s performed all over the world (Qatar, Bahrain, Dubai, Luxembourg, Wales), he’s performed at some of the biggest festivals in the UK (V Festival, Green Man Festival, Larmer Festival, Machynlleth Comedy Festival), regularly performs at some of the biggest clubs in the country such as Glee, The Stand, Komedia, The Frog & Bucket to name a few. He’s even supported Englebert Humperdink on tour.
“A delightful hour of comedy.” The Guardian.
“Richards is a charming, engaging performer. ” Kate Copstick, The Scotsman.
“A quietly clever craftsman with a big future.” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard.
“We laughed until we couldn’t catch our breath.” Grazia.
Ryan is a regular host of comedy nights across the UK from Penzance to Inverness! He has also performed in Ireland, Channel Islands, Spain and India! Standing at 6 foot 5 and weighing 22 stone, Ryan is a big stage presence and takes no prisoners!
‘A powerful stage presence’ Chortle
"Friendly, affable....and funny!" Birmingham Mail
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