Supported by Toni & Guy Tunbridge Wells & Moog Royale
Thursday 26th November 2009 resident Compere Stephen Upsall welcomes Pete Johansson and Carl Donnelly to the Therapy Room Comedy Club,Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Pete arrived in the UK earlier this year where he has already become a favorite at London’s renowned Comedy Store (where he recorded his new live CD), been invited on Radio 4’s prominent Loose Ends as well as other radio and TV programs, performed alongside the likes of Stephen Merchant, Stewart Lee and Simon Amstell as part of charity Alert’s peace benefit at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London, and bagged a starring role opposite Ed Byrne is BBC4’s Sex Bombs.
In his hit solo Edinburgh show Naked Pictures of My Life, Pete illustrated the embarrassing developments of his life and how he has reached his ‘happy-apathy’ attitude towards life… This show garnered rave reviews and also bagged him a nomination for one of the most coveted awards in comedy.
"He may have been shortlisted for Edinburgh’s best newcomer award, but Pete Johansson is no rookie. He has 19 years of experience behind him. That wealth of experience certainly shines in this assured show… Sharp asides add to the enjoyment. Cheekily playing up his foreigner status, he takes great joy in deliberately mispronouncing British words and asking ‘is that right?’ "
Chortle UK Comedy Guide
If you don't know who Carl is, he is a multi-award winning stand up comedian from London who despite being a relative newcomer has established himself as one of the most exciting comedians currently climbing the comedy ladder.
He has since been a regular on the London comedy circuit. Donnelly has made various radio appearances such as BBC Radio 4's 28 Acts in 28 Minutes, LBC's Comedy Cabaret and Tim Shaw's The Asylum on Kerrang! Radio.
In 2006, Donnelly made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a three-man show called 'The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly'. In 2007, he returned to Edinburgh via train to visit the Castle which he had not had the chance to view on his first visit. He decided to hang around and perform as part of the Comedy Zone at the Pleasance Courtyard seeing as he was up there. On his return to London he was quoted as saying "The castle was lovely and to perform some of my comedy was the icing on a very enjoyable cake". In 2008 he returned once again to perform as a part of a two-hander with John Robins in their show - Carl Donnelly Vs John Robins Vs Predator. He prefers however to double up with Chris Martin (Comedian) for their (not-quite-so) regular podcast.
"The reason why Donnelly is one of the highest-rated emerging stars on the UK circuit is his incredible ability to turn the seemingly mundane existence of the 21st-century slacker into gripping, unmissable stand-up. In Donnelly's hands, something as simple as getting out of bed can be the springboard to a hilarious anecdote"
'Best Newcomer' Nominee at the 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Awards
Formerly the Perriers
'Best Breakthrough Act' Nominee at the 2009 Chortle Awards
Don't be shy about sitting at the front, our friends at Thunder Toffee Vodka will be supplying complimentary Toffee Vodka Shots.
Therapy Room Comedy Club
Thursday 26th November 2009
Doors Open 7.00pm, Show Starts 8.30pm
Tickets £10 in advance £12 on the door
For advance tickets and dinner reservations
please call 0844 884 1133