You Must Be Stoking brings the best of UK comedy to The Stoke pub in Guildford on the first Wednesday of every month.
Tickets are £10 on the door, or £8 (+80p booking fee) if you buy them in advance from http://www.youmustbestoking.com/tickets, or with no booking fee at the previous show. Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8:00pm
Jim Tavaré is an internationally acclaimed actor and comedian with a highly distinguished career. Jim co-wrote and starred in ITV's 'The Sketch Show', which won a BAFTA and was syndicated worldwide. This was followed by his own comedy sketch series 'The Jim Tavaré Show', a thirteen part TV series co-written with Ricky Gervais, who also starred. Following three appearances on The Royal Variety Performance, Jim performed at several private functions for the British Royal Family. Jim is renowned for being Prince Charles' favourite comedian.
His success as a stand-up spread to the United States when he became winner of 'International Starsearch'. He went on to appear at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, and holds the distinction of being the only overseas act ever to reach the final of NBC's 'Last Comic Standing'. As a finalist, he embarked on a 63 date national US tour with NBC as part of the 'Last Comic Standing World Tour'. His major film debut came when he played Tom the Innkeeper in 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'.
"A modern-day Tommy Cooper" - Chortle
"Enormously talented" - The Independent
Ed is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He is currently starring in "Almost Royal" on E4, a new spoof reality series in which Ed plays Georgie Carlton, 50th in line to the throne. He has provided national tour support for Greg Davies, as well as for Russell Kane and Chris Addison, and was awarded Best Compere at the Chortle Awards 2014. He has appeared on Russell Howard's Good News, performing as both a solo stand up and alongside Ray Peacock as part of Peacock and Gamble. He has also performed on Dave's One Night Stand, Virtually Famous and Sweat the Small Stuff, and has written for Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week and Ask Rhod Gilbert, among others. Ed appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 with his debut solo show, Gambletron 5000.
"Hysterically funny" - The Guardian
"Moments of stupendous invention" - List
Matthew has travelled the globe with his own unique brand of unashamedly middle class comedy, sharing stories of growing up and getting old in the leafy suburbs of middle England. With more than half a decade on the comedy circuit Matthew has gigged with the great and the good of UK comedy including Harry Hill, Milton Jones, Andy Parsons, Reginald D Hunter, Kevin Bridges and many others.
"Razor-sharp" - The Gazette
National Entertainment Awards Regional winner and Foster's South Coast Comedian of the Year finalist, Adam Broomfield-Strawn, brings one man's observational ramblings of life as a father, husband, comedian and general strange fellow. Relatable to all and mostly harmless. A cross between Lee Evans and Billy Connolly but he sweats less and has better hair.
"A young Lee Evans" - Broadway Baby
Compère: Paul Kerensa
Exiled Cornishman Paul Kerensa has become a regular at the UK's biggest venues, and a popular and reliable headline act. He writes for various sitcoms, including BBC1 hits Miranda and Not Going Out, as well as sketch shows such as Dead Ringers, ITV's CGI UK and BBC3's The Wrong Door. He has also written for The News Quiz, The Now Show, and countless others.
"Attitude, style and diamond-sharp wit" - Maxim Magazine
"Ingenious" - Evening Standard
"Well worth a night out" - The Scotsman