Smashing stand-up types Nathaniel Metcalfe and Chris Boyd join forces once again to show you their individual hour long work-in-progress shows in one easy to digest comedy event.
Venue name & Address:
The Camden Head
100 Camden High Street
Monday 16th January
7.30pm / 9pm
Nathaniel Metcalfe: Enthusiast
Over the last decade Nathaniel Metcalfe has wasted his life indulging his obscure minor obsessions and now he needs to justify it to you and himself.
Nathaniel Metcalfe has been doing stand up since May 2007, and got through to the semi-finals of the So You Think You’re Funny? competition after only five gigs. In 2010 he got through to the semi-final of the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year and the final of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year. He is the only resident act at Josie Long’s Lost Treasures of the Black Heart club and supported her on the Manchester date of her current UK tour in January 2011.
“”brilliant and unusual and very funny” -Josie Long
“Nathaniel Metcalfe is particularly engrossing with a surreal, meandering line of dry observations, delivered in an perfectly unsettling manner. His Sugar Puffs/Honey Monster comment is the stuff of dreams” -Thomas Meek, The List Magazine
“There is a touch of the Stewart Lee about his delivery as he employs long pauses, and a great deal of repetition to emphasise his points, but it’s Lee on ecstasy. A friendly, jovial enthusiastic fellow, he did well to take the show to an interval on a high note.” -Corry Shaw, Chortle
Chris Boyd: Filthy
Upto 50 minutes of newish jokes about the declining health of lanky, speccy, bearded, Northern idiot Chris Boyd.
“Brilliant” - Leicester Mercury
“Experimental, witty and bemusing” - Three Weeks
“Glorious puns as he highlights the murky corners of his life.” - Chortle
Chris Boyd has been writing and performing stand-up in some shape or form for the last four years. His solo shows have sold out at comedy festivals in Edinburgh, Leicester, Brighton and Machynlleth. This year he performed in the BBC New Act of the Year Competition in Manchester. He continues to work with Nick Helm whose Foster’s Nominated show – Dare To Dream he co-wrote the music for and appeared in during the Edinburgh Fringe this year.