Funhouse Comedy returns to the delightful Lyric Rooms, Ashby-de-la-Zouch for another night of fun and laughter.
Topping the bill is Welsh comic Noel James, who recently got to the semi-finals of ITV's 'Britain's Got Talent', where in the earlier rounds the judges gave him a standing ovation and David Walliams later tweeted: "Noel James is hilarious". Surreal, bizarre, absurd, intelligent and yet somehow strangely attractive, he charms his audiences. Before entering showbiz Noel tried his hand at teaching, without much success. He taught English as a foreign language: he taught it as Welsh!
Opening the night will be the intrinsically funny Lloyd Griffith who has supported Jack Whitehall on tour and made numerous TV appearances including as regular host on Sky Sports' Soccer AM and on Comedy Central Live at The Comedy Store. As a choirboy in Grimsby, he sang on 'The National Lottery, with Dudley Moore who played the piano. Then later in life sang backing vocals on a Bee Gees album. A professional singer but always a natural jester he turned to stand-up and with his down-to-earth cynicism and lively attitude, he enthrals the crowd.
Also appearing will be the deadpan Peter Brush, who was a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Award 2013 and has written for BBC Radio 4's 'The News Quiz'; as well as supporting Arthur Smith and Stephen K Amos on tour. Sometimes referred to as a geek, his mind seems to find the oddities in 'normality'! His imaginative use of words and strange lines of thought, results in exceptional and sharp material.
Completing the line-up is Jewish comedian and wheelchair enthusiast Aaron Simmonds, with his unique perspective on life.
Compere for the night will be the cheerful and chatty Spiky Mike.