More great comedy with our compere introducing another three top acts from the London circuit, usually Comedy Store regulars. This month compere Kevin Precious (pictured right) introduces skilfull Dan Evans 'Original and inventive' The Times; teutonic Helmut 'Master of the two-liner. Extremely well-written jokes' Chortle; and highly accomplished Paul Ricketts “excels as a natural story-teller” Three Weeks.
'Skilful and surreal' The Scotsman
'Original and inventive' The Times
Dan Evans first appeared on the comedy circuit in 1994, shortly afterwards leaving a promising career as one of East Anglia's leading office menials to go full time.
Over the past decade his twisted logic has delighted the nation, helping it through the dark days of the death of HRH The Queen Mother and the uncertainties of 21st century property prices.
As well as playing clubs and universities throughout the UK, Dan has gigged in Holland, Germany, Dubai and Ireland as well as being part of the sell-out Screaming Blue Murder Cabaret and Avalon Comedy Zones at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Dan's TV and radio appearances include Brain Candy (BBC3 & 2), Channel 5 at The Store, Channel 5 Comedy Zone and the Radio 2 Stand Up Show.
He writes too, with many credits including The Very World of Milton Jones (R4 - Sony Award Winner), Rory Bremner Who Else? (CH 4), The Eleven O'Clock Show (CH 4), The Live Floor Show (BBC 1), Revolver (BBC 1) and The Joan Rivers Position (CH 5).
'A ream of clever one-liners' Scotsman
'A towering comic intellect' Metro
'A gifted comic and writer.' Edinburgh guide
'Master of the two-liner. Extremely well-written jokes' Chortle
Paul tried his hand as a bird-scarer, chimney sweep, musician, playwright, pornographer, stage hand and primary school teacher before turning to stand-up comedy on the advice of his therapist. Paul's distinctive skewed view of the world informs his black ‘sub–urban’ comedy. His intelligent humour focuses not only on sharp observations from life, but also racial, cultural and satirical subject, intermingled with strangle tales of ordinary madness.
In 2006 Paul co-hosted his first Edinburgh fringe show - 'Peter Friends' at the Roxy Art House. A year later he performed at the Smirnoff Underbelly and MC-d 'Pretty Dirty Things' which received a four star review from ONE4REVIEW.COM. In 2008 Paul hosted 'Up The Arts Comedy Lock-In' to packed audiences and performed his first solo hour show 'Paul Ricketts & Buff Wood - Wood Pushers' awarded five stars from THREE WEEKS. His 2009 show 'Cutter’s Choice’ went on to be performed in Islington schools as part of their Black History Month Events, plus successful runs at The Hen & Chickens Theatre, London, Leicester and Brighton Fringe Festivals - winning the FRINGE GURU EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD 2010. Paul’s last Edinburgh show 'Kiss The Badge, Fly The Flag!' received a 'Must See' award from THE STAGE, five stars from REMOTEGOAT.CO.UK and four stars from THREE WEEKS.
Live comedy including:
Comedy Store, Just The Tonic, Comedy Cafe, Outside The Box, Banana Cabaret, Bearcat Comedy, Hampstead Comedy, Downstairs At The King’s Head, The Glee Club, Birmingham, Frog & Bucket, Manchester, Off The Kerb, Funhouse Comedy, Buzz Comedy, Gagging For Laughs and Last Minute Comedy Clubs.
"material is smart as well as funny" THE SCOTSMAN
"weird and wonderful... should be given his own TV show" THE STAGE
'great gags' ADAM BLOOM
"distinctive and extraordinary" FRINGE GURU
"highly accomplished" TIME OUT
“a really funny comic” ED BYRNE
“excels as a natural story-teller” THREE WEEKS
"pretty f**king good" GREG DAVIES
"weaving the naturally comedic with both the ridiculous and the poignant” REMOTEGOAT.CO.UK
Solihull Arts Complex
0121 704 6962
Date and Time
Third Saturday Each Month
£10 in advance
£12 on the door