30 NOV ’16 – Ian Lane – The Water Poet
Special Guest Headliner: Ian Lane
IAN LANE is a clean and accessibly surreal performer. Once described by Broadway Baby as both “sharp” and “likeable enough”, Ian is on a mission to capitalise on this potent combination of wit and criteria-meeting affability with a set that draws upon absurdist autobiography, obtuse one-liners and perturbing props, all delivered in a manner once described as “like an evil Joel Dommett” (Luke Benson).
A London-based comic, he has reached the final of the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian Of The Year competition, been broadcast on BBC Radio 2 as part of the semi-finals of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award, won/survived numerous gong shows (‘King Gong; Beat The Frog; Up The Creek’s The Blackout), and performed in the main hall at The Barbican as part of a comedy event that was streamed worldwide.
“Ian Lane is a breath of fresh air within the new acts I have seen. Original, excellent jokes and a cracking comedy brain. If he keeps working hard, he’ll be a full time comedian coming to take your job.” Maff Brown, Outside the Box Comedy
“…his material is strong… with some unexpected punchlines in the back pocket.” Paul Fleckney, London Is Funny
“…a strong contender for progression.” Peter Fox, NottsComedyReview
About the club…
Special guest MC: Frank Cassidy
One of London’s finest open-mic clubs Touching Cloth (New Material Night) hosts a great weekly night of FREE entertainment featuring comics (new and pro) trying out never-been-heard-before jokes on you: the discerning public at large.
Will their jokes hit the mark
Or will they have to ‘Touch the cloth’?
Either way it’s a roller-coaster ride of fun and open-mic madness mixed with down right weirdness!
Show starts at 8pm and finishes at 10pm. Doors open at 7pm.
The Water Poet, as well as serving a brilliant range of beverages also does great pub food! It also has literally the best beer / smoking garden in the Square Mile.