Royal & Derngate’s Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club continues with more of comedy’s rising stars on Friday 25 May, when compère Dan Evans is joined in the Underground by Markus Birdman, Earl Okin and Michael Legge.
Described as the “all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical, silly” by the BBC, Markus Birdman is one of comedy’s most versatile performers and writers. A vicar’s son who delights in debunking conventional wisdom with a joyous combination of erudition and mischief, he has performed at the Edinburgh Festival for many years to great success.
Earl Okin is one of those truly unique performers that one comes across very rarely but, for that very reason, he is almost impossible to describe. A world-class Jazz and Bossa Nova singer and songwriter as well as a comedian, Okin has performed at all the major theatres in London from the Royal Albert Hall to the London Palladium, is the most performed artist ever at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has toured his one-man show literally around the world.
Stand up, writer, actor, compere, improviser and warm-up Michael Legge won the 2009 Chortle Best Off Stage Contribution for his blog, and the 2012 Sony Silver award winner for the on-going podcast Do The Right Thing. He co-presented the Absolute Radio Sunday show with Dave Gorman and also performs occasionally with Robin Ince in Righteous Ire, Pointless Anger. Following a sell-out run in Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 with his musical Jerk, he’ll be taking a new show there again for this year.
Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club continues in the Underground at Royal & Derngate on Friday 25 May at 8.15pm. Tickets are priced at £13.50*, and can be booked by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or visiting www.royalandderngate.co.uk. Advance booking is recommended, doors open at 7.45pm, and the show is recommended for ages 16 and above.
* A charge of £3 applies for all transactions of £15 and over. Does not apply to Groups, Friends or Disabled Patrons, and is per-transaction, not per-ticket.