Start: Sat 10th February 2018 at 20:30
End: Sun 11th February 2018 at 23:00
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VERY STRONG COMEDY SATURDAY NIGHT BILL Multi award-winning acts NICK DOODY + HARRIET BRAINE + JAKE HOWIE + BIMISAYO ADEYI + WILL MARS + MC MARTIN BESSERMAN info or bookings tel 07932 33 8203 Doors 7.45 pm / Showtime 8.30 pm


upstairs bar @

 Hampstead CAFE ROUGE  

  38-39 Hampstead High St, London NW3 1QE


 Monkey Business 

Comedy Club

Proudly presents

highly intelligent very funny

Multi Award -Winning


 “Some of the best political material I have heard in a while…comic genius”   - KATE COPSTICK, THE SCOTSMAN ★★★★★“very impressive … unfailingly good punchlines … intelligent and funny … comes with the chortle seal of approval” - CHORTLE ★★★★★WHAT THE PRESS SAY ABOUT NICK DOODY“A refreshing change…Sharp witted, but never sharp-tongued” THREE WEEKS ★★★★★“Probably the most interesting of this year’s slew of comedians whose acts deal with religious faith.  Dull subject?  Hilarious show” -  THE LIST’S TOP 20 UNMISSABLE SHOWS“You will see many shows before you see another comic hit so hard with such grace…quite brilliant. “ - THE SCOTSMAN ★★★★★“A fully considered, from the heart, yet darkly hilarious hour examining blind belief…He explains himself in such a way, and with such spell-binding warmth that it’s difficult to feel offended.”  - THE LIST MAGAZINE  ★★★★★“Excellent hour of stand-up, handled with intelligence, originality and some cracking gags to boot” -  THE METRO ★★★★★“The Festival Top 10: Comedy”  - THE SUNDAY TIMES  ★★★★★“I love Nick Doody.  Doody is like a drunken, gagged-up Richard Dawkins, brilliantly shooting down superstitions with songs and sucker-punchlines” - THE INDEPENDENT  ★★★★★“This is Nick Doody’s first show.  I already want to buy tickets for his second” -  THE SCOTSMAN  ★★★★★“This is simply the best unadulterated, gimmick-free hour of pure stand-up I’ve seen so far this Fringe.” -  CHORTLE ★★★★★“All hail Nick Doody…true comedy gold: polished, rich in material and a find among all the fools.” -  METRO  ★★★★★“A no-nonsense stand up comic who is genuinely funny”  - THREE WEEKS  ★★★★★


Best Newcomer Musical Comedy Awards 2016


musical comedian


Her range of impressions have hit home all over London” (Culture 

 "If you like musical comedy with a twist Harriet will have you howling” Metro
“A song from Harriet Braine that perfectly articulated our feelings about Tracey Emin: who knew we needed one?” The Latest, Brighton
"a breath of fresh air in a world that still likes a ‘knob’ joke” Lynne Parker for Huffington Post
"her songs - about dead artists - were excellent”
"her lyrics were truly inspired"
"the best cornet/trumpet impression this side of Earl Okin”
Bruce Dessau
“fairly niche” Stylist
"Braine is a gifted musical chameleon, swapping effortlessly between styles and accompanying herself beautifully on the guitar."  Beyond The Joke
"Launching effortlessly into an impressive array of songs about Leonardo Da Vinci, Monet, Tracey Emin, she builds to a particular highlight in an incredibly catchy ditty about Pablo Picasso (“Nobody did it like you, bro’”) during which she shows off an immense talent for blowing her own trumpet, literally, by creating the sound using just her lips." ★★★★


Award winning funnyman

 Will Mars

"Damn that dude is funny!" Steve Harvey, Showtime at the Apollo (U.S.)
"punctures an expectation and implies a whole bizarre reality in only 12 words" Brian Logan, Guardian (U.K.)
"... no topic is taboo... a unique and witty perspective on thoughts that many have but rarely articulate" Adelaide Advertiser (Australia)
"His fast-paced performance is refreshingly brutal" Ed Fringe Review (U.K.)
"Mars' pithy observations are sharp and on point" (U.K.)
Shortlisted: iNEWS (U.K.) 100 Best Ever Jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017
Shortlisted: THE SCOTSMAN (U.K.) Top 50 Best One-Liners from the Edinburgh Fringe 2017
Shortlisted: BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE Top 25 Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016
Winner: CHORTLE AWARD (U.K.) Best Club Night, London 2015
Shortlisted: THE SCOTSMAN (U.K.) Top 50 Best Ever Jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Shortlisted: TIME OUT (Dubai) Comedy Gig of the Year 2015
Shortlisted: THE LIST (U.K.) Top 5 Comedy Shows of the Year 2014
Finalist: English Comedian of the Year Award 2014
Shortlisted: DAILY MAIL (U.K.) 50 Funniest One-Liners Ever 2013
Shortlisted: DAVE TV's (U.K.) Funniest Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2012

funny camp hilarious comedian 


An irreverent Kiwi comedian with a warm, quick-witted and frank take on life, love, sex and politics.Jake Howie has been crowned winner of the Reading Comedy Festival’s New Act of The Year.'Jake Howie provides a fun and frisky look at the culture of today's world. Vibrant and engaging' (Komedia, Brighton).







 Doors 7.45 pm  Showtime  8.30 pm

Best to arrive between 6.30pm and 7.00pm  if wishing to enjoy a pre show meal 


 tickets only £15.00 

For info or to reserve tickets Tel 07932 338203

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 A first-rate comedy club and well worth travelling for "Evening Standard