Returning to the 20th Century Theatre due to popular request, Guy Pratt’s stand-up extravaganza “Notting Good Taste”… (www.guypratt.com) featuring Steve Furst, Nina Conti and Miles Jupp with The Stillhouse Orchestra playing live in the foyer…
“Notting Good Taste” is in fact quite the opposite. It’s a round-up of some of the best comedy talent around, served up in tasty morsels, resulting in a full serving of mirth and laughter.
It is hosted by internationally renowned musician and comedian Guy Pratt, whose twenty-five odd years spent living in the area seems to make him think he has the right to front something like this.
£15 (in aid of Multiple Sclerosis Society)
Includes a “free cocktail” hour
Sponsored by Martin Miller’s Gin
Served between 7.30pm and 8.30pm
Food served in the interval
Tickets available on the door or reserve a ticket at:
Steve Furst (as Lenny Beige):
Steve is perhaps most instantly recognisable from starring in the Orange phone cinema adverts and has also appeared regularly in Little Britain. He first worked in comedy writing for Chris Evans’ show “Power Up” and then moved on to set up Britain’s first comedy magazine – “The Heckler” – before founding such comedy clubs as The Double Six Club, The Youth Club, and The Regency Rooms. He formerly worked under the name of Lenny Beige, fighting the 1997 General Election in Putney under that name, and it is in this incarnation that he performs at “Notting Good Taste”.
Nina started doing stand-up / ventriloquism in January 2002. Since then her and her alter-ego Monkey have enjoyed a terrific success, winning the BBC New Comedy Awards. As an actress, Nina spent two years at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Following this, she went to Edinburgh with a one-woman ventriloquial farce “Let Me Out”, written for her by the eccentric genius Ken Campbell. She continues to gig around the world, including 2 sellout shows at the Edinburgh Festival. Recent work includes “Bromwell High”, which aired on BBC 2 and “Claire In The Community”, which was a massive success on Radio 4. Last year, she completed a month long run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival where she won the prestigous BARRY Award, and a UK Tour. In 2009 she will return to the Melbourne Comedy Festival and to the Edinburgh Festival.
Miles Jupp has built up an impressive CV of theatre, television, film and radio. On the BBC2’s (BAFTA nominated) Live Floor Show Miles made regular performances. Miles’s solo show “Everyday Rage and Dinner Party Chit-Chat” was recently broadcast on Radio 7; he also wrote and appeared in “Miles Jupp’s Real World”, a comedy series for BBC Radio 4 and guested in Clive Anderson’s “All Talk” (BBC Radio 2). Even in the recent “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, Miles makes a cameo appearance and will appear in “Is Anybody There?” opposite Michael Caine and Leslie Phillips. Miles Jupp’s latest one man show “Drifting” was a critical and commercial success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival earning him five 4-star reviews