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Here is the format for our weekly show: We open with an awesome Guest MC host, new material from a Pro Act, some short middle spots and a Headliner Pro Comedian doing a 20-25 minute set including some new material, seperated by a couple of breaks, but all over by 10.30pm, perfect for a school night. The setting is the Finsbury's lovely live room, so you can also enjoy cocktails, craft beers and handmade pizzas.
The Show headliner is Mark Smith -
“One to watch at the Fringe" - The Guardian
“Obvious talent… a keen eye for untapped sources of funny” - Chortle
TRACEY COLLINS is one of the hottest character comedians in the country.
Well known for her award winning, laugh inducing, unique 'Tina Turner Tea Lady' act that has been a smash hit on the Comedy and Caberet in the last two years. Tonight, sees a welcome return for Tracey, although with Bear Funny being a new material night, ideal for trying new ideas, we should expect to meet a new character as Tracey looks to build on taking Tea Lady to Edinburgh in 2015, with the aim of taking a show full of characters to the Fringe in future.
Here is a video for you to check the Tea Lady out:
WINNER BEST NEWCOMER LONDON CABARET AWARDS!
NEW ACT OF THE YEAR AND MUSICAL COMEDY AWARDS FINALIST!
Qoutes from those in the know:
★★★★★'A SURREAL AND WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE' - TO DO LIST
★★★★★'A SATISFYING SIDE-SPLITTING COMBINATION'- THE GAY UK
'A GLORIOUS EIGHTIES THROWBACK-WONDERFULLY ENTERTAINING' - CHORTLE
Our Opener for the show is STEVE BUJEGA . We love this guy and welcome him for the first time to the Finsbury. The Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2014 and took his win into his first Edinburgh show in 2015, which gained much critial acclaim.
Quotes from those in the know:
"Truly hilarious" - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
"Very good, balancing physical comedy with witty observations" – Three Weeks
JAMES LOVERIDGE as MC
Drawing on the most embarrassing recesses of his own life James Loveridge is a hilarious story teller who captivates and entertains audiences with his cheeky yet charming personality. Having performed all over the country as well as Sydney, Spain and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, James is a regular MC and growing force on the stand up comedy circuit. He manages to weave his quick-witted charm together with his natural story telling ability to make him one of the most exciting prospects out there and a raconteur of the truest form.
‘Loveridge’s timing is exceptional; he knows exactly where in a joke to place the punchline…This undoubtedly is the best free show that I have seen at the Fringe.‘ ★★★★★ – Broadway Baby
'Undeniably great …you are automatically drawn to his inexplicable way of storytelling that gets you doubled over laughing in seconds.’ ★★★★★ –www.herdmu.com
We also have a couple of open spots from Faye Tracey and Chester Constable who will bring along their A+ Game of tried and tested solid gold material honed on the open mic circuit.
NB - Line up is subject to change and sometimes may be outside of our control. We are unable to offer refunds if you have specifically come to see one act on the bill, who does not perform come the close of the event. However, we would be happy to offer you another ticket to another Bear Funny show on us, should that rare event occur.