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Club on Friday 23rd April.

Headlining is Mitch Benn, one of the most sought-after acts on the UK comedy circuit. He is regular on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Now Show’ and has also had three series of ‘Mitch Benn’s Crimes Against Music’ on the same station. On TV he is a frequent guest on BBC 1’s ‘The One Show’ and has performed on Channel 4’s ‘Bremner, Bird and Fortune’. Opening the show is Sam Avery (pictured right) with a middle section from Luke Benson, and the compere for the evening is Scott Denyer.

Terry Alderton

Shows are held at the club on a

Friday night towards the end of each month. Check the website for all 2010’s dates.

Since launching in 2006, the Comedy@The Chess club has now hosted getting on for 150 comedians and presented over thirty shows.

Chesham’s own Stand-Up Comedy Club

T

op class comedy returns to The Chess Suite at Chesham United Football

The club was

originally launched by the football club’s

Supporters’ Trust with a one-off fundraising show to raise money for repairs to the clubhouse. Norman Lovett (Holly from Red Dwarf) was the first headliner and he put on a fantastic show.

Building on that first success the club started to run as a monthly event and gradually brought in top quality sound and lighting. The formula has now developed into a stand up comedy club

that regularly attracts some of the most respected acts on the UK circuit.

A typical show consists of three comedians plus a compere and previous acts include regular TV and radio performers such as Terry Alderton, Robin Ince, Paul Tonkinson, Nick Revell, Jim Tavare and Zoe Lyons.

Advance booking is recommended to guarantee a seat and online

bookings can be made at the website. Tickets cost £10 plus card transaction fee when booked online in advance or £12 on the door subject to availability – most advance seats do tend to get booked. For further details check online at

www.chesslive.org.uk Tel: 0845 519 4015.

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Most of our acts are regulars at some of the best known comedy venues in the country – they are often fitting a visit to Chesham in amongst slots at places like London’s Comedy Store or Jongleurs. Local acts are also often given the opportunity to perform in the ‘pre-show’ slot to get more experience. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36
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