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Water Lane bar in Bishop's Stortford to launch comedy night




Banish the winter blues with a bellyful of laughs at Bishop’s Stortford's newest comedy night.

Three London stand-ups – Tom Toal, Peter Brush and Michael Fabbri – will be sharing the bill at the launch of Comedy at Water Lane on Thursday December 5.

MC for the night will be south Londoner and rising star Tom, a comedian, writer and actor from Bexleyheath who rose to fame with his debut show, On The Scrapheap, about the break-up of a six-year relationship, at the Edinburgh and Leicester comedy festivals in 2010.

Tom Toal (22288292)
Tom Toal (22288292)

His follow-up show, Rom-Coms and Revolutions, followed in a similar vein, playing to sell-out audiences and achieving widespread acclaim and reviews. Since then he has continued to perform heart-rending but ultimately heart-warming material about life and love, earning himself plaudits for his naturally skilful storytelling and quick wit tinged with dark humour.

Next to take the mic will be Peter Brush, a distinctive performer with razor-sharp, quirky one-liners and original routines delivered in his trademark amusingly awkward fashion.

With his unassuming style, Peter has been a finalist in comedy competitions including the BBC New Comedy Award, and has written for BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Show What You Wrote and Newsjack.

Peter Brush. Picture: Ed Moore (22288290)
Peter Brush. Picture: Ed Moore (22288290)

In 2015 he performed his debut solo hour, Older Than the Oldest Dog That Ever Lived, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving four-star reviews.

Last on the bill is Michael Fabbri, who made his mark on the UK comedy circuit by appearing in Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny competition in 2003. He’s been a professional stand-up for more than 15 years, performing at major comedy clubs throughout the UK and across the world.

Having supported some of the biggest names in comedy, including Mickey Flanagan, Lucy Porter and Stephen K Amos, Michael has earned himself a reputation for his affable and electric style of comedy, with material ranging from the cerebral to the smutty, effortlessly slipping between controversial topics to light-hearted silliness to make for a refreshingly eclectic and brilliant funny comedy act.

Tickets are £8 in advance from www.designmynight.com or £10 on the door. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 8pm.

Michael Fabbri (22288288)
Michael Fabbri (22288288)

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