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There’s loads of comedy events at the Dogstar at the moment. Here’s a round up of upcoming events starting with tonight’s Battleacts show!:

BATTLEACTS!
THURSDAY 21ST APRIL 2011
£5 // 8PM

**The Independent on Saturday’s TOP TEN COMEDY GIG**
**TimeOut Recommended**
**Smirnoff Hot Pick**
**Fringe Review Highly Recommended**
** FOUR- and FIVE- star reviews**

Each month, two teams of intrepid improvisers battle to the death, proving their worth through a series of punishing impro games. The prize: their audience’s respect!

A ball-busting compere pits players against each other in no-holds-barred games that would have even Uri Geller bent out of shape; such as Big Mouth, The Sonnet Machine, Lipography, Russian Stand-up, and Die!

Who will be victorious? Who will fall? This is no joke. Comedy just got nasty.

CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK EVENT

LAUGHING HORSE NEW ACT OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

Following the completion of the Quarter Final stages on Tuesday (April 19th) of the 2011 Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Competition, Laughing Horse have yesterday released the names of this year’s competition semi-finalists.

Nearly 1,100 original entrants from 60 nationwide heats have been whittled down to 87 semi-finalists who will now compete to win one of the 12 places in the grand Final.

Laughing Horse Promoter, Alex Petty, says: “After 10 years of running this competition, this year has been one of the strongest years of the competition to date, and with such quality across the board which has made the decisions of who to put through to the semi-finals this year very difficult!”

The Line-ups are:

Wed 20 Apr
Darren Walsh, Darius Davies, Patrick Lappin, Chris Norton Walker, Mike Shepherd, Tudur Owen, Chris Boyd, Peter Callaghan, Sean Turner, Saban Kazim, Jimmy Glavey, Ignacio Lopez, Karel Hutter, and Kishore Nayar

Mon 25 Apr
Tom Toal, Laurence Tuck, Liban Diriye, Gareth Waugh, Tom Rowson, Nicci Mack, Stuart Laws, Alice Frick, Rory O’Keeffe, Alex Holland, Nicola Mantalios-Lovett, Don Biswas, Lindsay Sharman, and Jeff Leach.

Wed 27 Apr
Dan Lees, Romesh Ranganathan, Masai Graham, Adam Belbin, Ryan McCann, Fraser Millward, Helen Keeler, Matt Rees, Hannah Warman, Aaron Twitchen, Bobby Stardust, Stephen Bujema, Joe Wells, Andrew and McWhirter

Thu 28 Apr
Tommy Reid, Nicholas Marshall, Andy Davies, Max Dowler, Damian Kingsley, Antoinette Keane, Max Shepherd, Laura Lexx, Rob Hughes, Sarah Callaghan, Phillip Cooper, Chris Turner, Dane Baptiste, Mark Stephenson, and Max Shepherd.

Mon 02 May
Brennan Reece, Henry Ginsberg, Flange Krammer, Kate Roxborough, Paul Dennis, Red Redmond, Suzy Wylde, Leo Kearse, Angelica O’Reilly, Scott gibson, Michael Mansfield, Linus Lee, Darren Maskell, Palan, and Andrew Doyle.

Wed 04 May
Lee Kyle, Richard Perry, Rory O’Hanlon, Paul Osborne, Alex Bothwell, Danny Sutcliffe, Andy Fury, Sarah Hendrickx, Richard Fox, Lauren Shearing, Christian Steel, Tony Basnett, Tez Ilays, and Sarah Lavis.

The Top 12 comedians from the semi finals will perform at the Final on May 29th, also to be held at the Dogstar in Brixton. The overall winner recieves a prize package including a £1,000 cheque, gigs with both Laughing Horse and Highlight, the triophy, and performances at Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes showcases

The Final this year will be Judged by Steve Bennet (Chortle Editor), Julia Chamberlain (Highlight/So You Think You’re Funny), Ben Williams (Time Out Comedy Editor), Ian Franklin (Comic Voice Management), Corrie Maguire (Objective Talent), Mike Manera (Comeian/Promoter) and Laughing Horse Promoter Kevin McCarron.

Previous winners and finalists of this competition include: Russell Kane, Imran Yusuf, Rhod Gilbert, Jack Whitehall, Daniel Rigby, Greg Davies, Marek Larwood, Steve Hall (all of ‘We are Klang’), Carl Donnelley, Nina Conti, Matt Blaize, Matt Kirshen, Julian Deane,

Semi finals Take Place at:
The Dogstar, 389 Codharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LQ
Show 8.30pm (Doors Open 7.30pm),
Tickets £7.50/£6 Students.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND ONLINE BOOKING

And the final takes place on May 28th at The Dogstar.

COMEDY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Brand New Comedy…Where top comedians will be.. Building.. Banging.. Breaking & Making new bits of comedy and re-working their old favourite routines in the heart of Brixton, every Tuesday from September.

“Cut Price Culture” TimeOut

“Award-Winning Comics, break in brand new material” TimeOut

Previous Acts to Drop in include:
STEPHEN K AMOS, PAUL FOOT, DAVID SCHNEIDER, ANDI OSHO, DAN ANTOPOLSKI.. plus many other exciting folks.

Every second & fourth Tuesday of the month.
Next Show – 26TH APRIL 2011

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