Fri, 18 Nov|
Comedy at Esher Rugby Ground
Dane Baptiste Headlines a night of fun and laughter
Time & Location
18 Nov 2022, 19:30 – 22:00
Walton-on-Thames, Walton-on-Thames KT12 3PG, UK
About the Event
🤣Dane Baptiste, Rachel Fairburn, Robin Boot, Luke McQueen Live Comedy at the Esher Rugby Club🤣
📅Friday 18th November📅
★★★★★ ‘A comical genius’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
★★★★★ ‘Masterfully crafted’ The Herald
★★★★ ‘A striking set’ Guardian
★★★★ ‘Observational comedy at its finest’ The Independent
★★★★ ‘Outstanding’ Scotsman
★★★★ ‘Powerful and persuasive’ Fest Magazine
Original and provocative, Baptiste is hailed as one of the most exciting acts to break in years. The London born stand up made comedy history in 2014 as the first Black British act to be nominated for a comedy award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his debut stand up show Citizen Dane. Following this nomination, the show enjoyed incredible success at London’s Soho Theatre completing two sold out runs with additional dates added due to phenomenal demand. His second stand up show Reasonable Doubts was again met with huge critical acclaim and performed to sold out audiences at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, with his first nationwide solo tour following in 2016. In 2018 Dane set out on a massive world tour, covering numerous territories, with his smash hit third stand up hour G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs).
His extensive TV credits include Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Mock the Week (BBC Two), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Black, British and Funny (Channel 4), Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC Two), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave), Hypothetical (Dave), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV1), Live from the BBC (BBC Three), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave), Comedians Solve World Problems (Comedy Central) and more. During the 2020 lockdown Baptiste performed on The Big Night In (BBC One) for Children in Need and Comic Relief. He has also hosted Live At The Apollo (BBC Two), Live from the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and created, wrote and starred in his own sitcom Sunny D (BBC Three/One), which was the first black sitcom commissioned by the BBC in 20 years and is now being reformatted for US markets.
Appeared on Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Richard Osman’s House of Games and Russell Howard .“Very much the Rock’n’Roll star of British Comedy” Rolling Stone“Fairburn delivers…with sadistic glee” Guardian“Huge presence in a pint-sized frame" ★★★★Chortle“Bright, brave and bitterly enjoyable" ★★★★The Skinny“Gag-heavy, opinionated and smart"
Former ESHER 1st Player: A large dose of clever wordplay, a smattering of darkly surreal lyrics, a dollop of innuendo, a liberal serving of tasty guitar skills, sprinkle in some percussive feet and add a soupcon of beautiful hair...
...mix them all together and you get Robin Boot's Rockomedy. He's guaranteed to fill your belly with laughter!
stand up comedian, writer, performer and actor. critically acclaimed, maverick of the Edinburgh fringe. He has a series for the BBC currently on iPlayer, a 'delirious' best TV pick in The Guardian. Luke appeared in 'Jerk' CBBC's 'Class Dismissed' this summer. 'Comedian's Giving Lectures.'