It’s 2019 and The People’s Comedy returns to The PRSC Space. The 4th January is set to be a fantastic night of political, social and cultural comedy featuring some of the most exciting grassroots comedians of Bristol and beyond.
On the first Friday of every month, the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft presents this revolutionary event – the UK’s only regular socio-political comedy night, where Bristol’s satirists deconstruct the power paradigm to comedic effect, and the acts ACTUALLY get paid.
The inimitable compere Jon Matthews is back again to host this New Year’s treat.
Eliza Frazer performed at The People’s a couple months ago, so aptly highlighting that her merely being there was a political point in of itself. ‘Eliza Moved to Bristol just over 3 years ago and took to Comedy in March 2016. Since then, she has performed regularly throughout the South West as well as a number of festivals, bringing her sharp, sometimes angry and ultimately bizarre observations on modern life to audiences as far-reaching as her father’s native Edinburgh.
Chris Chopping ‘..is on a journey. With his regular appearances in BBC SESH online sketches and as a commentator on The Jamie Owen’s Radio Show for BBC Radio Wales, when the Cardiff Comedy Festival described Chris as able to “take audiences to the comedy check-out clocking up a comedy commission worthy of anyone you see on the telly today” it seems he might just be beginning to prove them right.’
Alex Kitson is a 21-year-old Bristol based stand-up comedian, a regular writer-performer for the Bristol Revunions sketch troupe and part of their five-star Edinburgh 2018 run which was chosen as one of Forge Magazine’s picks of the fringe. Alex has had some success on the Bristol and West Country circuit, including running the now weekly ‘This Next Act’ night and podcast as well as being Chortle Student Comedy Awards’ People’s Choice for the Bristol heat. He was also once described as ‘on the money funny’, which was nice.
Gerry Bernstein More info on it’s way…
Louise Leigh In between whizzing about Bristol on her electric bike (“this must be how vegans feel!”) and removing parasites from her family, Louise somehow finds time to to turn in “An impressive performance” [John Hegley] and be “Imaginative, brilliant and ever-so-slightly risque.” [The Scotsman]. If not actually “wow”ing judges, she can at least “ooh” them a bit, and has secured places in the Funny Women Regional Finals (2017) and Stand Up for Cider finals (2016 & 18)
Alex Kealy mixes political material with self-deprecation and relatable observations. He reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition in his first year of performing and is now a “rising star of the British stand-up scene” (The List)..He has taken three hours of stand-up to the Edinburgh Fringe, the latest being 2018’s A Kealy’s Heel – “a storming show” (The Sunday Times) which was met with full rooms and critical acclaim.
Highlights from the first night October 2018:
People's Comedy Launch Night!
Hightlights from our launch night. Featuring Jon Matthews ComedyHenry Palmer Stand-upEd PownallEliza FraserMatthew AlfordScotty Boom BoomsTickets for 9th November show: http://hdfst.uk/E48811?fbclid=IwAR1ggK9cLpqKne7X2diLpR82YniBToDKo_4nk-9UMNBmcNrEk-1INCE0qBc
Posted by The People's Comedy on Thursday, 1 November 2018
Come and join the revolution.
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Bar & doors opens at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm
Tickets £5 from Headfirst Bristol: http://hdfst.uk/E50380
At The PRSC Space, 17-25 Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS2 8JP
Tickets also available on the door.