Beckenham Stand Up
THE Beckenham liberated musically by David Bowie is now getting its ribs tickled by a comedy club that’s packing ‘em in on the last Friday of every month – and all with the blessing of the Church of England.
St George’s Church Hall in Albemarle Road is the buzzing venue for the Beckenham Comedy Cabaret, run by Jody Kamali, the comic who’s at his happiest when he’s on stage and everything’s more or less “bonkers”.
The 37-year-old comedian, who left Bristol to live locally, was fully aware of Beckenham’s ultra-conservative DNA and said to his wife when he saw the first night audience: “Oh, God, they’re gonna hate it.”
But he couldn’t have been more wrong. They loved it and now, over a year later, he’s in the position to give up his part-time job in event organization to make a career out of comedy in Kent.
Success means that Jody will shortly be opening a second club in Petts Wood on April 8th and also have the time to develop his own one-man show – Hotel Yes Please and also a Children’s show called The Topsy Turvey Hotel – which he’s taking to the Edinburgh Festival in August.
Jody is also working with CBeebies presenters Sid and Rebecca from hit TV show Let's Play to present The Little Big Variety Show for ages 4+ at St Georges Hall on April 23rd. “It’s all the silliness and chaos of the monthly Beckenham Comedy Cabaret, but for kids!” said Jody, who will host the show as Fernando the former Circus Master of Ceremonies.
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BECKENHAM COMEDY CABARET
MAT RICARDO + MARNY GODDEN + LORNA SHAW + PAT CAHILL
Bringing the best, emerging, hilarious acts from the circuit. The last show was a sell-out!
March 31st, 8.00pm-10.15pm
St Georges Hall, 7 Albemarle Rd, Beckenham BR3 5HZ
TICKETS: £12 on the door / £10 advanced + booking fee
PETTS WOOD COMEDY CABARET (Launch night)
MARCEL LUCONT + OLAF FALAFAL + QUINT FONTANA + THE EGG
A night of comedy and variety in the heart of Petts Wood
April 8th, 8.00pm-10.00pm
Petts Wood Memorial Hall, 200 Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood BR5 1LA
TICKETS: £12 on the door / £10 advanced / £10 early bird Table Seat / £8 early bird (till 25th March) + booking fee
THE LITTLE BIG VARIETY SHOW WITH TV'S SID & REBECCA
A Kid's variety show full of the UK's popular and up and coming Children's performers
April 23rd, (2 shows) 10.30am & 1.00pm (Duration: one hour)
St George's Hall, 7 Albemarle Rd, Beckenham BR3 5HZ
TICKETS: Adults £9, Children £7 + booking fee
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