Fantastic stand up comedy every Saturday night at Jaggers Bournemouth Comedy Club. This week's stand up comedians performing are: Alan Francis, Kieran Lawless, Jack Campbell & Pauline Eyre, so come along for a great laugh at Bournemouth's longest running show 🙂
Headline act Alan Francis
Scottish comedian ALAN FRANCIS first came to the notice of comedy audiences when he won Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny Award in 1991. Since then his reputation has grown as a writer, stand-up and actor.
His diverse acting roles include the award winning play PENETRATOR at the Royal Court and Traverse Theatre. In 1995 he co-wrote and co-starred in JEFFREY DAHMER IS UNWELL at the Edinburgh Festival. The play was critically acclaimed and transferred to the Hampstead Theatre in London. He appeared in MISS CONCEPTIONS at the1996 Edinburgh Festival and has completed successful runs in both THE BEST OF SCOTTISH COMEDY and THE BEST OF SO YOU THINK YOU'RE FUNNY? In 2002 he presented his one-man show CLOBBERED (a black comedy) at the Edinburgh festival where it received rave reviews. Last year he appeared in TAKE A CHANCE ON ME (A New End Hampstead Theatre Production).
On television he continues to work as a writer/performer on ALISTAIR McGOWAN'S BIG IMPRESSION (BBC 1 - 4 series). The show won Best Entertainment Show at the British Comedy Awards 2000. Other television includes SPY TV, FIST OF FUN, BETWEEN THE LINES, the Alan Partridge Christmas Special KNOWING ME, KNOWING YULE, THE ALEXEI SAYLE SHOW, and ALAS SMITH AND JONES (all BBC), FUNNY FARM (STV) and BBC Scotland's PULP VIDEO, COMEDY NATION (BBC), for which he also wrote and LENNY GOES TO TOWN (BBC), THE 11 O'CLOCK SHOW (Ch4) and STAND-UP (BBC). Most recently Alan appeared in THE LAST LAUGH... (BBC).
He's just finished co-writing BIG IMPRESSION EURO 2004 with Alistair McGowan and Ronnie Ancona. As an actor he was in ANIMAL HOUSE (on Sky 1) and THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA, directed by Anthony Neilson's. He also wrote and presented a 45 minute factual entertainment show for BBC Radio 4 called STAMP COLLECTING WITH LEGS.
"the beautifully observed performances captures all the manic ambivalence of a Hello Magazine culture." THE TIMES
"Acutely observed character monologues…sardonic wit at its best. GO SEE" THE LIST
"Some of the most SINISTER and SURREAL comic creations this side of The League of Gentlemen" THE SUNDAY HERALD
"A delightfully sour hour, excellently executed" EVENING STANDARD
Show MC Kieran Lawless
Kieran has worked in clubs across Ireland and the UK including Jongleurs, the Stand, Kingshead, CKP, Spiky Mike, Mirth Control, Chis Brooker, Laughter Lounge, International Comedy Club and many more.
Awards: Bulmer's Comedy Competition Winner 2007 (this is the competition also won by John Lynn, Gearoid Farrelly and Chris Kent) Angelic Banana Comedy Smackdown Winner 2008 Tedfest Finalist 2007 Amused Moose Irish Finalist 2008 So you think you're funny semi-finalist 2008
Television: The Takeover (RTE). Irish New Comedy Awards (RTE) -Both to be broadcast in May 2013.
Show Opener Jack Campbell
Jack Campbell is a stand-up comedian. Originating from rural Cambridgeshire, Jack now lives in Leicester and gigs all over the country. Winner of English Comedian of the Year 2014, Jack has even performed in Australia, Germany, Finland, Latvia and Estonia. Jack has always loved stand-up comedy and began performing whilst at De Montfort University, Leicester in 2009.
Middle Act Pauline Eyre
I’m the youngest of 4. The whole world was always older than me, everyone else knew what they were doing (didn’t they?) and I was too young to understand. And slowly, gradually, I seem to have become the grown-up, and it’s weeeeeird.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t WANT to be younger. I don’t have to do that stuff to my eyebrows, or my cheekbones, or my pubes… I’ve never had a spray tan, or gone on Tinder or watched porn (honestly, never!) and that’s fine with me.
When my kids say ‘EVERYONE knows this’ or ‘EVERYONE does that’, I think ‘no they don’t. I don’t.’ It seems that I’m not ‘everyone’ any more.
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