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.
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, star of Radio 4's The News Quiz & The Now Show, and ITV's The Chase. Unquestionably a talented and pioneering Asian comic, Paul Sinha has amassed an impressively diverse list of comedy credits, from the numerous Comedy Store and Jongleurs bookings, to a tour of Irish pubs in Auckland. TV credits include The Stand up Show , The Comedy Store and being voted fourth off on The Weakest Link.
"Sinha's wonderfully uncluttered one-liners are delivered with the crisp clarity of cut glass, but, crucially, his set retains an engaging warmth.He doesn't so much walk the line between controversy and outrage as use it for a skipping rope.Highly original." Metro, June 2005
"Universal anecdotes as warmly delivered as you would find anywhere...its a pleasure listening to him" - Steve Bennett, Chortle
"His confidence on stage was excellent and his talent for adlibbing and summoning gags off the cuff were very funny" - BBC Online
"Wonderfully inventive and intelligent" - Evening Standard
A welcome return to The Stoke for a comedian whose star is on the rise. Joe is a topical, genial act, who won the Stand Up & Coming 2009 Gong Show, the Comedy Central Funniest Student of 2010, and was shortlisted for Best Comedy at the 2009 Guide Awards (I think that's to do with The Guardian, not the Girl Guides).
"highly original, inspired and suitably different from the rest of the crowd" "brilliantly crafted [jokes]" - Comedy Central
"an author, a poet and a much needed voice against hypocrisy as well as a wonderfully talented stand-up comedian. Joe uses his comedy to burst a gigantic hole in the sides of homophobia, misogyny and racism while still managing to remain funny throughout" - The Portsmouth Evening News
You may have seen Dan opposite David Jason in The Royal Bodyguard, or with Stephen Fry in BBC2's The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff. Or you may have seen his critically acclaimed sketch troupe The Real Macguffins at the Edinburgh Fringe, where people said these things...
"Brilliantly well-crafted" **** - Chortle
"Hysterically funny... utterly inspired" **** - Fest
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