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Fat Penguin: Tim Renkow / Pete Otway / Mike Sheer
Wednesday 15 January
FREE ENTRY corwdfunded comedy! Featuring top UK acts. Hosted by Jay Handley
TIM RENKOW HEADLINING!
Hailing from Memphis Tennessee, Tim Renkow has a unique viewpoint as an American immigrant living in the UK. He is brutally honest, shockingly sharp and encompasses a cuttingly dark yet somehow cheerful sense of humour, no subject is off limits for Tim.
On arrival in the UK, Tim quickly made a name for himself storming the festivals and winning Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Award, the prestigious Amused Moose Laugh Off Award and a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Chortle Awards. He has also been awarded severe Cerebral Palsy, by God.
Like a paraplegic on a hill with no breaks, Tim did not slow down, but went on to have two critically acclaimed Edinburgh shows, starred on NBC’s Before the Night After, BBC’s Fresh from the Fringe and has written for ITV’s Off Their Rockers.
In an exciting and brave move from the BBC, Tim will be gracing our screens this summer as the writer and star of the very brilliant sitcom A Brief History of Tim for BBC3 Comedy. HIS 2016 Edinburgh show ‘King of the Tramps’!! Was awarded 5 stars and critical acclaim.
Expect great things from this shoeless tornado of comedy.
”one of the UK’s most promising new stand ups” CHORTLE
“..genuintely funny and edgy insights …” BROADWAY BABY
‘..ferociously good …Renkow is pretty fearless as a comic…a proper renegade.” KATE COPSTICK
“All of Renkow’s subject matter is firmly in the realms of the darkest…from these shadowy depths, he shines bright. Hilarious” FEST
PETE OTWAY OPENING!!
Since his first gig in 2010, Pete Otway has established himself quickly as a natural and original comic, known for mixing a razor sharp wit with an affable charm and creative writing.
After making it to the finals of the BBC New Comedy Award in 2012, he was chosen to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe as part of Just The Tonic’s prestigious Big Value Showcase in 2013.
Whilst regularly appearing at some of the biggest and best comedy clubs across the UK, both as an MC and an act, Pete has also performed at large festivals such as the Isle Of Wight, gigged across Europe and provided support for touring acts such as Doc Brown.
MIKE SHEER IN THE MIDDLE!
Mike Sheer made his stand-up debut at a joke competition in 1985, ‘defeating the other children and winning the first prize of a dollar bill’. But he took to the circuit in his home town of Toronto in 2003, before moving to Melbourne, Australia, two years later. Now based in London, and in 2011 he debuted his solo show Undergod in the Camden Fringe.
HOSTED BY JAY HANDLEY!
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