Standup: The Merchants of Mirth

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Date(s) - 15/07/2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Milk Bar

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The Reading Fringe Festival present The Merchants of Mirth, purveyors of the finest humour.

One show, three of Reading’s rising starts and plenty of laughs. A good old-fashioned comedy compilation show with an MC, a Middle Act and a Headliner.

Dom Lister-
Dom’s foray into funniness started about four years ago while at University. In the short space of time he has been a comic, Dom has been crowned the winner of the Reading Comedy Festival New Act Competition, won the Comedy Café New Act Night Competition and reached the final of the Brighton Fringe New Act of the Year.

“Hilarious” – Reading Post
“The start of something really special!” – Laughing Badger
“Perfect, light-hearted comedy.” – StageWon

Lucas Jolson-
His love for all things awkward ensures he has a contagious warmth that is hard not to fall in love with. He’s well travelled and back with tales to tell. Behind the brightly coloured clothing and big smiles is a Laughing Pod New Act Battle winner and an intelligent writer. Jolson is a man trying to change the world… one hand dryer at a time. Lucas runs the Smoking Hot Comedy night at the Purple Turtle and is a new act to keep your eye on.

“Charming quirkiness and infectious positivity” – Ruth Bruce, The Big Red Comedy
“Enjoyable and worth his place” – Journalist, Plymouth Ho Ho Ho
“Rhod Gilbert on Haribo” – Drunk Heckler

Rhodders was born in Reading, in the Royal Berkshire Hospital, to be precise. By day he is a radio presenter, mostly heard on commercial station The Breeze and by night he’s a standup comic.

As philosophy graduate of Reading University, Rhodders’ comedy often ends up bending logic, quoting great thinkers and exploring strange thought experiments. Follow the hapless adventures of Rhodders, as he is spat out into the “real world” with nothing but an unhelpful amount of cynicism and a degree which makes everything far too complicated.

★★★★ “A night of comedy gold” – The Reading Post
“A young firebrand with funny words that belie his innocent visage” – Laughing Coyote.
“Rhodders MCed and headlined our night. A hilarious gentleman and scholar. He’s going places” – Oxfam Comedy Jam.
“Rhodders has a good stage presence, can write a decent gag and is getting better every time I see him”- Iszi lawrence

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