Friday Night Comedy with Michael Fabbri
Headliners MICHAEL FABBRI, ADAM BLOOM & CAROLINE MABEY (MC) plus funny guests!
£8 in advance, £10 on the door
***If you are booking for your birthday the birthday person will receive free entry and a welcome cocktail if they produce photo ID on arrival. The birthday must fall within 7 days of the night you wish to attend. Please state in your bookings notes if it is a birthday group and tell us the name of the person celebrating. Do not purchase a ticket in advance for the birthday person, only purchase tickets for the rest of the group. Mistakes will not be refunded.
Michael Fabbri quickly stamped his mark on the UK circuit appearing in the 2003 final of Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny? and rapidly earned a reputation as one of the most promising up and coming comedians on the circuit. A reputation that he is living up to, regularly performing for the best clubs in the country.
With a dark and honest approach to some of life’s more touchy subjects Fabbri manages to effortlessly slip between some harsh, controversial topics to light-hearted silliness to make for a refreshingly eclectic and brilliantly funny act.
“Exceptionally funny…extremely sharp…hugely enjoyable” The Scotsman
“Startlingly insightful” The Guardian
“Hilarious, Clever, sick and completely unrepeatable” BBC Online
“One of the best up-and-coming acts around” Chortle
“Intelligence in spades…consummate idiot savant” The List
Adam Bloom was 18 months old when his parents nicknamed him The Voice. When he was 10, he told them he was going to be a comedian. By the age of 23, he was.
Two years later, he appeared on the BBC TV's The Stand Up Show, had starred alongside Red Dwarf's Norman Lovett in Asylum and featured in a six part comedy drama on the Paramount Comedy Channel.
In 1997 he performed stand-up slots on The Comedy Network (Paramount Channel) All Over The Shop (BBC TV), and Live At Jongleurs 2 and 4 (UK Gold). He also appeared on Ch5's Bring Me The Head Of Light Entertainment.
Adam performed his first sell-out solo show at the 1996 Edinburgh Festival, quickly followed by the simply titled Adam Bloom Show in 1997. In July 1998 Adam appeared at the Montreal Comedy Festival, performing his routine as part of the Bitcom Show, and followed this with a return to Edinburgh. 1998 rates as one of Adam's most successful Edinburgh Festival to date, as not only was he one of the comics featured on Edinburgh or Bust for Ch4, but he also won the Polygram Punter Comedy Award' for his show!
No stranger to awards during this year. Adam also won the Time Out Award for Best Stand-up.
1998 saw TV appearances in shows such as BBC TV's The Stand-up Show, on UK Play, as Berk a maniac TV presenter on The Young Persons Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, he appeared on Stop The World (BBC) and was a guest on The Jack Docherty Show on Ch5.
' Adam Bloom is set to one of the faces to watch out for' - The Scotsman
'A dazzling funny and original performer' - Melody Maker
'No puns, no ersatz nostalgia, Just Adam-Bloomness' - The Independent
‘He brought the house down with a barnstorming set, which made the audience laugh like familiar friends.’ - William Cook-The Guardian
Caroline Mabey as MC
The slightly deranged offspring of a menage a trois between Vic Reeves, Harry Hill and Floella Benjamin” – Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
“Fabulous off the wall lines… will endure in the memory long after you’ve forgotten every word from the big-name stand-ups.” – Steve Bennett, Chortle
“Kooky, quirky and delicious” – Time Out
TV and Radio:
'The One Show’ BBC1
'Funny Business' BBC2
'The Culture Show' BBC2
'Noble and Silver: getOffme' Channel 4
'The Graham Penthouse Show' Resonance FM (as Helen Heels and other characters)
“An absolute delight to watch. Fantastically ditzy and spectacularly absurd… A joy to behold.” -The Skinny
“Highly Recommended”-Times Festivals
“Brilliantly Funny… Wonderfully silly… Genuinely inspired” -Fringe Guru
“Real comedy bite… silly, poignant and twisted gaggery" - The Scotsman
“Bloody Brilliant"- Three Weeks