Comedy Night 30th September 2017

Comedy Night 30th September 2017

Allington Village Hall

Allington’s popular comedy night returns to the village hall on Saturday 30th September. This event is promoted by the Playing Field Fundraisers.

The format is tried and tested. One compere and three comedians will provide an evening of modern adult comedy. There will be a bar throughout. Doors open at 7.30PM and the show starts at 8.00PM. Tickets are £10.00. Details below. 


Tickets are available from the shop and the pub in Allington. They can also be purchased online. Use the button below. They are priced at £10 each. Online tickets are £11.00 to include third party admin costs. 

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Your Compere
Steve N Allen

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Steve is an experienced comedian at home in any slot on the bill, with a warm and upbeat act that soon connects with any audience. His material ranges from an observational look at life to up to date topical comedy or shows solely based on the interaction with the crowd.

As a stand-up Steve has performed all across the UK in clubs including The Comedy Store, Comedy Cafe and Up The Creek, as well as performing at comedy festivals in Edinburgh, Brighton and Leicester with versions of his solo topical comedy show that dissects the news and how we use it.

Steve can also often be heard as a news commentator and satirist TV and radio, including LBC and BBC London and has hosted his own shows for the BBC.  He also does a podcast which can be found here.

The stand-up and presenting work overlap in the corporate work Steve has done, including events for Asda, the Suffolk Coastal Community Awards and Endemol TV.

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Nick Page

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With storytelling comics there’s a moment where the audience asks themselves ‘I wonder if that’s true?’. With Nick there is more doubt, because the stories are so outlandish, and yet at the same time there’s the sure knowledge that every story is true, and that his is a life lived laughing from disaster to disaster.

He’s definitely one of those people you shouldn’t like but do. He has an enviable gag rate, with each story and routine filled with  set ups, call backs and devastating punchlines. His stories are unique, yet relate to everyone. Everyone has felt frustrated by the legal system, nobody else has tried to go to prison to prove a point. Everyone watches daytime TV, nobody else has been sacked from it for an incident involving a Russian call girl and an antique rocking horse.

Nick’s comedy has taken him all over the world, with performances in (wait for it) France, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Austria, Cyprus, Egypt, Turkey, Crete, China, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Oman, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Spain, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Czech Republic, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Singapore, Vietnam, Bali, Indonesia, Malaysia and Russia.

Nick placed second at ‘The English Comedian of the Year’ 2016. His debut Edinburgh Festival show had sell-out performances, critical acclaim and a host of 4 star reviews. He is in enormous demand in comedy clubs throughout the UK, as a headline act and MC, and has been for the last 12 years.

As well as performing at bases across the UK, Nick has had 5 tours of Afghanistan, with shows at all main bases and many FOBs. He is the only comic to have performed for both CSE (the MOD’s entertainment contractor) and BFF (the troop welfare charity). In addition he was chosen to host the BIG SALUTE (forces’ radio’s gala event for 5 military charities), was compere for the first Akrotiri military family festival, and was headline comic for the Birmingham Military Hospital’s celebration event for over 1500 people.

He’s as comfortable performing to 3000 in an open air arena in camp Bastion as he is at a dinner for cavalry officers or pilots, and his style translates to both equally.

Last year he received the Operational Service Medal  for his work in Afghanistan (This is only awarded to Troops and Contractors for working in the field of operations for repeated tours) and had the honour of being the last comic to perform for British Troops in Camp Bastion, and the First comic to perform at the International Military Academy at Qargha, where he received a letter of Commendation from the American General, and from the British and Allied Commanding Officer.

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Alistair Williams

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Alistair Williams is a young comedian on the way up, he wants to make you laugh. A lot. And he succeeds. He fires out high quality comedy at an almost breakneck speed. The sheer quality of his comedy and his rapid fire delivery make Alistair a must-see comedian for those looking for straight out laughs and mark him out as a rising star.

A winner of numerous new act competitions, combining high energy with a super charismatic stage presence, Alistair is one of those rare commodities in the comedy world with his consistent ability to produce new material of the highest standard, he is a genuine joke machine.

The best comedian you have never heard of. See him while you can.

The winner of the Piccadilly Comedy Club’s New Comedian of the Year Award 2014, Alistair is one of the most exciting new acts on the comedy circuit.

Full of energy, charm and (most importantly) jokes, Alistair has featured in finals of the Leicester Square New Act Competition, The Amused Moose Laugh Off Awards, and the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Competition.

Alistair is a genuine joke machine, and is meticulous when it comes to writing material specifically for each event. He has proven this ability time and time again and was asked to host both the Pro Sound Awards and the TVB Awards.

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Josh Howie

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Josh is the son of legendary PR guru Lynne Franks, the woman who inspired Jennifer Saunders’ character Edina in Absolutely Fabulous. Raised as a Buddhist this ex-public schoolboy then trained as a Rabbi before being kicked off the programme for being caught with a naked (non-Jewish) girl. He started his own PR firm when he was just 16, received critical acclaim for writing and directing a short film for Channel 4, and has had a number of senior roles in music video production companies. And now he’s decided to settle down and get a proper job – as a stand-up comedian, which started in earnest with his first trip to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2003.

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Allington Playing Field Fundraisers

We’ve been raising money to support Allington playing field for over ten years. Sometimes our support goes towards capital projects such as the multi use games area, at other times we have helped with the provision of fencing and general improvements.

We do hope that people enjoy our events, indeed we believe that it is essential to provide high quality entertainment that  our audience appreciates. If you have any comments about our activities or would like to suggest something that we could consider please use the contact form below. We are always looking for new recruits and would also like to hear from anyone interested in sponsoring our events. We’d be quite happy to discuss ways of acknowledging your contribution – no matter how small.

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