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Comedy Club prepares for opening night in Orsett
3:00pm Sunday 23rd September 2012 in News
THE Comedy Club is preparing for its opening night at the Orsett Hall Hotel on Thursday, September 27.
The circuit has launched many of comedy’s biggest stars including Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Carr, Al Murray, and Jason Manford.
Headlining will be Rudi Lickwood, a comic who has appeared on ITV’s Show Me The Funny, MTV’s After-party, and BBC3’s Banged Up Stand-Up, among others.
A spokesman for the Comedy Club said: “As the top black comedian on the UK comedy circuit, Rudi Lickwood is far more than just a stand-up.
“Rudi’s recent achievements including earning his status in the ‘Black 100+’ awards for the greatest Black British Achievers, picking up a BECA award for outstanding contribution to comedy, and taking up a high profile request to host an exclusive Brit Awards after-show party.
“With a super confident playful personality oozing charisma, Rudi’s infectious charm has made him a desirable commodity and a huge act on the UK comedy circuit.”
The doors open at 6pm, with the show starting at 9pm.
The host comedian for the night will be Ryan McDonnell from Belfast, who made his debut at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in 2010.
A spokesman said: “Ryan McDonnell is no stranger to laughs in his home town and is currently building up quite a reputation for himself on the UK comedy circuit.
“Ryan interjects a sharp wit and Irish charm in his observation of everyday life.
“Sometimes bizarre, often dark he’ll guide you on a unique journey through the world as he sees it.”
Opening comedian for the night will be Mike Mclean, who has hosted numerous tv shows for the BBC, ITV and Channel Four, among others,
He originally trained as an actor, at the Arden School of Theatre in Manchester, but gravitated towards stand-up comedy, breaking onto the circuit with a comedy magic act.
His big break came when he was spotted by a producer for kids TV channel Nicklodeon, but returned to his comedy acting routes in 201 by playing Father Tony in Shameless.
Tickets are £12, to book, call 01375 891402.