April, 2024

Comedy Club April 202412apr8:00 pm10:30 pm8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Pittville Pump Room, East Approach Drive, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3JE, UKComedy

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Comedy Club

Pittville Pump Room presents the comedy club.

Our monthly stand-up comedy club continues to delight audiences in the auspicious Pittville Pump Rooms.

This month we welcome April-Fools (see what we did there?) Howard Read. Katie Pritchard, Juliet Meyers and compered by one of our all-time faves Ben Van der Velde!

Do note lineups are subject to change.

Ben Van der Velde
Ben Van der Velde is a stand-up comedian, actor, improviser and presenter. Over the past few years, has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of the British Isles, as well as Greece, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Norway.

Outside the circuit, Ben has performed a voodoo re-marriage ceremony, founded the Church of the Holy Kazoo with comedy legend Mark Thomas, and walked the entire London Underground network to raise money for The Refugee Council.

“Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“Turns lazy stereotypes and political messes into biting, personal, satire.” Ed Fringe Review

“On flights of fancy, he pushes ideas to extremes and displays a crackling, spontaneous energy in which we’re swept up.” Fest

Katie Pritchard
Get ready for some high-octane musical comedy fun from carnage-wielding, mayhem-manifesting, human disco ball: Katie Pritchard. Expect incredible (very hand-made) costumes, chaos, and some pumping choons in a high-octane romp through Katie’s synapses; enjoy observational comedy from a completely different angle.

“An explosion of joyful lunacy” Shortlist
“Mind blowing” Herts Advertiser
“Inventive and hilarious” Broadway Baby
“Always original and entertaining” Female Arts Magazine
“Katie Pritchard is a veritable Sizewell B” Chortle
WINNER Musical Comedy Awards 2019 | WINNER 2Northdown New Act of the Year 2019 | FINALIST Sketch Off 2019 | As seen on Harry Hill’s Clubnite

Juliet Meyers
Managing to mix silliness with edginess, Juliet Meyers has a chatty style that allows her to interact with the crowd; this makes her much in demand both as a comedian and an MC.

She has been bringing her own brand of hilarious, cerebral, observational, gag–driven, comedy to the stage for 10 years.

“Had me in stitches with her witty observations and social judgements.” bbc.co.uk
“Excellent material and excellent with the audience” Time Out
“laugh-out loud funny, wonderfully bizarre ideas.” Chortle

Howard Read
Howard Read is a comic, writer, animator and actor, in that order. He is best known for being one half (and the other half), of the Big Howard, Little Howard, the world’s first human cartoon double-act. He is also an acclaimed stand-up comic, writer, author, illustrator and animator.
As a Stand up Howard Read is brilliantly off the wall. Totally silly, songs and jokes and stupidness. The man is a buffoon of the highest order. And in this business that is a good thing.

“Genius.” Radio Times
“Incredibly, achingly funny.” Daily Mail

This event is 18+ only.