The iconic Marshall Rooms in Stroud is the venue for The CrazyBird Comedy Club’s next outing on Sunday 13th May, where Live At The Apollo star Hal Cruttenden will perform a headline set.
Legendary resident MC Geoff Whiting “…a master of the ‘That’s so true’ type of humour. He ad-libbed brilliantly and hooked the audience”, (Evening Standard) who has been missing in action for the last three shows will be back with a vengeance to host the show and ease you into the night.
First on the bill is Birmingham born Susan Murray “Her ability to make quirky connections allows her to build a compelling believable and richly funny picture of 21st century womanhood. Anyone who loves the work of Sarah Millican and Kerry Godliman will find plenty to enjoy here” The Guardian.
Susan has emerged as one of the best female stand-ups in the UK and was the first ever woman to MC Decompression gigs for the British Army / CSE. She is in the top 100 Huffington Post funny women Tweeters. She’s written for and was a guest on Jeremy Hardy Talks To The Nation and has also starred in Stephen K Amos’ Idiots Guide both for Radio 4. She has penned 4 successful solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival as well as performing in several comedy plays and sketches.
Keeping you royally entertained in the middle section is a comedian with a very fast growing reputation, the supremely talented ‘Alf’. ‘Alf’ is a one liner/prop musical prop comic from North Devon. Last year he made it through to the final of the prestigious ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ competition final in Edinburgh as well as winning the Stand Up for Cider competition in Taunton. His act is one liner jokes combined with huge props and music.
Headlining the night is TV star Hal Cruttenden. Hal Cruttenden is one of the one of the top comedians working in the UK today, as well as being an accomplished writer and actor. Already this year he has appeared on 'Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive' for BBC3 and has just finished writing and performing in 'The Omid Djalili Show' due to be aired on BBC1 towards the end of the year. He has recently performed on Live At The Apollo as well as Mock The Week.
His other television credits include, 'The 11 O’clock Show', (Channel 4), 'Brain Candy' (BBC3), 'Live at Jongleurs' (UK Gold/Paramount), 'The Comedy Store' (Paramount) 'The World Stands Up' (Paramount Comedy Channel UK, The Comedy Channel Australia, and Comedy Central and BBC America in the U.S), 'The Warehouse' (Carlton TV), 'Carlton Comedy Warehouse' (Carlton/STV), 'The Deputy Prime Minister' (BBC2), 'Hoot' (Bravo), 'Net.Comedy' (Action Time), 'Daily Telegraph Open Mic Awards' (Channel 5) and 'House of Fun' (Meridien). He has also warmed up at the BBC for 'The Jonathan Ross Show' and the 'Keith Barrett Show' in addition to hosting the recordings for 'The World Stands Up' at The Clapham Grand.
Hal's big breakthrough in stand up came with his nomination for the Perrier Newcomer Award at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival for his solo show 'Hal', followed by a highly successful run the following year of his second show, 'To Hal and Back', which was also performed at the Soho Theatre in London at the end of 2003. At the 2005 Edinburgh Festival, he performed sketches with 'The Monkey Butlers' to sell-out crowds at the Underbelly Venue. He is a regular performer at all the top UK clubs, including the Comedy Store and Jongleurs, and supported Ardal O'Hanlon and Omid Djalili on their recent nationwide tours.
The Doors & Bar open at 19.00hrs, show starts at 20.15hrs.
Tickets are £15 and are available from;
Trading Post in Stroud
Nick Bird on 07967214477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 18’s Only – Acts subject to change