Fri, 03 May|
Ring O' Bells
CIDER & CHEESE FAYRE 2019 - COMPTON MARTIN
In celebration of the Cider and Cheese Fayre 2019, Pop-Up Comedy brings you a musical comedy extravaganza. Hosted by award-winning stand-up comedian Jarred Christmas, with the mind-blowing skills of world-champion beatboxer Hobbit, fundraising for Valley Arts.
Time & Location
03 May 2019, 20:00 – 22:30
Ring O' Bells , Compton Martin, Bristol BS40 6JE, UK
About The Event
In celebration of the Cider and Cheese Fayre 2019, Pop-Up Comedy brings you a musical comedy extravaganza. Hosted by award-winning stand-up comedian Jarred Christmas, with the mind-blowing skills of world-champion beatboxer Hobbit, and featuring some of the finest comedians from the UK comedy circuit, including top stand-up and improviser Gary Tro and master of the comedy song Andy Askins. Come along for an unforgettable night of entertainment to kick start your long weekend, while supporting local charity Valley Arts.
Jarred Christmas is an award-winning comedian, actor and writer hailing from New Zealand. Having built his career on the UK comedy circuit, he has appeared on TV shows including Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 Cats and Dave’s One Night Stand, Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, CBBC’s The Joke Machine, and performs in comedy clubs and theatres throughout the world. Jarred has performed regularly at Glastonbury Festival, Latitude, V Festivals, Green Man, Bestival, and is a seasoned Edinburgh Comedy Festival performer. Jarred is one half of Pop-Up Comedy, a highly acclaimed comedy production company based in Somerset, producing shows throughout the area in unique venues.
Hobbit has been beatboxing since 2003, performing everything from intimate gigs to stadium tours across the world. Passionate to push the artform as well as himself. Proof in this is being the official 2x UK Loopstation Champion, 3x UK Team Champion and integral member of World Champion beatboxers, 'The Beatbox Collective'. His show has taken him from Glastonbury Festival to Times Square. This has given him opportunities to work with Virgin Media, Microsoft Windows, Audix, SKY, Roland and also artists such as UK Pop Legend Gabrielle. A true creative force and with many other exciting projects lined up for the year. Expect to see more from one of the finest beatboxers the world has to offer.
As seen on BBC iPlayer and heard on BBC Radio 4, Gary Tro is an established stand-up on the UK comedy circuit, touring both in the UK and overseas with his joyously angry and hilariously anarchic style of comedy. A versatile performer, he's also a talented actor, presenter and comic improviser. His distinctive vocal range makes him a sought-after voice over artist.
Andy Askins is a diminutive figure who exudes an air of vulnerability as he steps up to the microphone armed with a guitar and a cheeky grin. It’s an overwhelmingly misleading demeanour which serves to heighten the impact of the killer lines that he delivers. Andy has an expertly crafted routine littered with an eclectic mix of offbeat original comic songs and parodies. A talented musician with a captivating voice, popular songs have been re-written and given a perverse twist to tremendous comic effect. With a wickedly dry sense of humour, Andy’s darker material is sweetened by his innocent and impish demeanour which never fails to leave audiences in the palm of his hand.
About Valley Arts
Valley Arts is a charity based in the Chew Valley. Our vision is to make the arts sustainable and accessible for all and build a new performing arts centre in the heart of our community. A stunning purpose built centre with a 250 performance auditorium will give the space, flexibility and facilities to provide great entertainment experiences and opportunities for our community. We will host a variety of professional performances, workshops and other opportunities for people of all ages and will become a permanent fixture for generations to come.