News: Good Ship Comedy Club Sails To Camden

After more than a decade entertaining crowds in Kilburn Good Ship Comedy is setting sail and moving a few miles east to The Colonel Fawcett in Camden Town. Over the past two years comics to have played there include Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Jack Whitehall, Nish Kumar, Pippa Evans, Ed Gamble, Joel Dommett, Ellie Taylor, Shappi Khorsandi, Bec Hill, Abandoman, Dane Baptiste, Mae Martin, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Richard Herring.

Monday October 23rd will see the last show in Kilburn (headlined by Angela Barnes and featuring a guest spot from former hosts Jonny and the Baptists) before the Good Ship Comedy relaunches on November 6th with a show featuring the award-winning Bobby Mair (Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Sweat the Small Stuff) and Alice Fraser (BBC Radio 4, The Bugle). Headliners already lined up for the coming months include Phil Wang, Iain Stirling, Rachel Parris, Brendon Burns, Suzi Ruffell and Ahir Shah.

“As sad as we are to be leaving behind such an iconic London venue, we’re terrifically excited to have found a brilliant new room for comedy in the Colonel Fawcett. We’re delighted to bring one of the capital’s best independent comedy nights to such a vibrant area for entertainment.” – Resident host/promoter Ben Van der Velde (pictured) 

WHEN? Every Monday night at 8pm (doors 7:30pm) without fail (apart from when the World Cup is on - we're not daft.)

WHERE? Upstairs at The Colonel Fawcett, 1 Randolph Street, London, NW1 0SS (Nearest stations Camden Town and Camden Road)

WHO? Just some of your common or garden stars of Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats, The News Quiz, Taskmaster, Room 101 and mighty global comedy festivals, plus some of the best award-winning new talent on the circuit, all compered by our resident host Ben Van der Velde (“Whipsharp, with an air of mischievous mayhem: “a life-giving compere.” Chortle“Highly promising…an accomplished comic.” Time Out

HOW MUCH? £5 in advance, £7 on the door (plus £2.50 early bird tickets available exclusively to our mailing list.) Tickets available here:

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Ben Van Der Velde has also got a podcast called Worst Foot Forward. It is based around celebrating the worst things in the world, but in a "heroic failure/schadenfreude" way. Guests have included Professor Sophie Scott (as heard on the Infinite Monkey Cage) talking about terrible psychological treatments, Gemma Arrowsmith (comedian and writer for the Tracey Ullman Show) discussing the worst astronauts ever and Jim Smallman (as heard on Radio 5's Fighting Talk) chatting about the worst professional wrestlers of all time. There's now 40 + episodes covering subjects as diverse as wine, mythical beasts, bakers, serial killers and superheroes.  You can listen here.



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