Sat, 11 Jun|
Tony Burgess & Roger Monkhouse + Tony Vino MC
Time & Location
11 Jun 2022, 19:00
Alsager, 78-80 Crewe Rd, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 2HA, UK
About the event
Roger Monkhouse employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. A highly original and quirky performer, Roger’s trademark stage-prowling style and curious, inimitable manner have established him as one of the hottest names on the comedy circuit.
Roger headlines at all the major comedy venues and has performed extensively throughout the United Kingdom and Internationally.
Recent television credits include ‘The Comedy Store’ and ‘The World Stands Up’, (both Paramount), ‘My God I’m My Dad’ (Bravo) and ‘Street Cred Sudoku’ (UKG2). He is one of the regular writers on Channel 4’s hugely popular comedy panel show ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ – responsible for scripting up-to-theminute topical gags every week for the show which features Jimmy Carr alongside team captains Dave Spikey and Sean Lock.
On the airwaves, he was recently a guest panellist on comedy panel show ‘Jest A Minute’ (BBC Radio Wales) as well as contributing to review show ‘Serious About Comedy’ (BBC7).
A fine topical writer and performer, and master of sharp observational comedy, Roger is a regular member of the prestigious and critically acclaimed ‘Cutting Edge’ team at the London Comedy Store.
He also performed with the Manchester based topical and satirical team ‘MEN at Work’ at the Manchester Comedy Store. His forte is delivering intelligent, thought provoking material that pulls no punches and is always incisive, relevant and up to date. Articulate, quick witted and spontaneous, if something’s in the news, Roger has a routine about it.
“unfailingly entertaining and skilfully able to pull punchlines, seemingly, out of thin air” – Chortle
“his laconic delivery shields an engaging persona and an enquiring mind” – The Guardian
Tony Burgess is an award-winning stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in Manchester. With his instantly engaging stage persona, Tony Burgess weaves carefully crafted gags into sometimes surreal stories about northern family life, which for over 25 years has proved a hit with crowds on the UK comedy circuit.
A successful writer, Tony has written sitcoms for BBC 1/BBC 3 and Radio 4; his plays have been staged at The Royal Exchange Studio Theatre in Manchester and he’s written jokes for many big name comedians such as Steve Coogan and John Bishop. Tony also managed to get a writing credit on Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit, so even his kids now believe that he’s got a proper job.
Tony was the winner of the prestigious City Life Comedian of the Year, came runner up in So You Think Your Funny and was nominated for best stand up and writer at the North West Comedy Awards.
He is also a founder member of the topical MEN at work team at the Comedy Store in Manchester, and has supported household names including Jenny Eclair and Johnny Vegas on national tours.
Tony wrote on the first two series of cult BBC 3 sitcom Ideal, co-wrote a Radio4 comedy, The Nightclass with Johnny Vegas “first rate acting….great characterisation and clever writing….”, and penned his own seven part BBC sitcom The Visit, which played to much acclaim on both BBC3 and BBC1.
"Tony Burgess’s excellently written comedy is made up of one sharp line after the other."The Guardian
"Great, well crafted gags."The Times
"Wish he could have talked all night: side-splitting stuff!"Metro
Tony Vino as MC
Preston’s very own funnyman. Tony Vino has been touring the comedy scene since early 2005. Well aware of social and political issues he mixes friendly well thought out observational humour with audience interaction and quick witted responses. A finalist in 2006 Funny Bones competition, his life and interests are wide ranging and so is the subject matter he weaves together on stage.
“A Great Show the assured Tony Vino copes with a mixed audience really well” Kate Copstic, The Scotsman
"Uplifting style, great delivery and consistently funny throughout” BBC Manchester
Tony Burgess & Roger Monkhouse
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