Comedy at The Hippodrome
Wednesday 18th January | 8pm | From £15
Comedy at The Hippodrome takes a variety twist as we open up a selection box of alternative comedy and cabaret.
Join the extraordinary, avant-garde machine-gun comedy magician and vaudeville impresario Christian Lee as he invites the best cabaret stars and the comedy elite from the four corners of the world. Recent Semi finalist of Britain’s Got Talent, Christian took the panel by storm with his signature balloon trick – check him out with glamorous assistant amanda Holden here:
“Mighty magical talents” – Evening Standard
“I think you’re funny.” – Simon Cowell
“Christian is one of the few magicians who genuinely crosses the divide between comedy and magic. He possesses the comic genius of Tommy Cooper along with world class skills as a prestidigitator” – TNT Magazine
Howard Read is a comic, writer, animator and actor, in that order. He is best known for being one half (and the other half), of the Big Howard, Little Howard, the world’s first human cartoon double-act. He is also an acclaimed stand-up comic, writer, author, illustrator and animator.
As a Stand up Howard Read is brilliantly off the wall. Totally silly, songs and jokes and stupidness. The man is a buffoon of the highest order. And in this business that is a good thing.
Born and bred in Sunderland, Matt’s affable style has won him fans across the UK. He effortlessly plays with the crowd with a natural rapport that is found in few comics.
With so many gigs of every size under his belt, from 3000 to 30, there is pretty much no comedy situation Matt can’t handle. Having played all the major clubs in the country, Matt is now also in great demand as MC for music festivals, burlesque nights and corporate occasions. As pleasant as he is wonderfully brutal, Matt is a welcome addition to any comedy night entertaining the crowd while skillfully destroying any heckler that crosses his path.
AND GLENN WOOL
Glenn began his comedy career in his hometown of Vancouver in 1995. He moved to London in 1998 and quickly became one of the rising stars of the London and international comedy circuit having performed in Australia, New Zealand, The USA, South Africa, Switzerland, France, Croatia and Arabia. Glenn was nominated for Best International Stand Up at The New Zealand Comedy Awards and Best Headliner at the Chortle Awards In recent years Glenn has hit the International circuit in a big way, performing to huge crowds in Singapore, Holland, Dubai, New York and Los Angeles where he is currently living. He’s also a popular addition to many of the great Summer music Festivals in the UK, including Reading & Leeds, Latitude, Bestival, Download and of course Glastonbury.
Glenn is a regular TV face having made appearances on Russell Howards Good News, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The BBC Stand Up Show, The Live Floor Show, 28 Acts in 28 Minutes and The Comic side of Seven Days for the BBC. The World Stands Up, Comedy Blue and Edinburgh and Beyond for Comedy Central, He continues to be a regular in Comedy Cuts, the comedy show from ITV2. Glenn also wrote and starred in What’s The Story?’ broadcast on Channel 4 as part of the Comedy Lab season.