Comedy night at CRATE St James Street

Comedy night at CRATE St James Street

27th January 2020
7:30pm - 10:30pm

CRATE St James Street


January can be a blue month so a little comedy relief 💙 is just what the doctor ordered. 👩‍⚕️ Bring down your crew and grab a few, 🍻 laughter is the best remedy

Check out the line up here:

Headliner: Steve N Allen

“Allen hits the mark, with an effusive mix of biting satire and gleeful mud-slinging that recalls Russell Howard by way of Ian Hislop. More than worth a look.”

– Three Weeks

Steve N Allen stars as a regular member of the news-desk team in “The Mash Report” – BBC2’s BAFTA nominated topical/satirical comedy show which launched in 2017.

He is also an experienced comedian and host who is at home anywhere on the bill, with a warm and upbeat act that soon connects with any audience.

His material ranges from an observational look at life to up to date topical comedy – or shows solely based on the interaction with the crowd.

As a stand-up Steve has performed in comedy clubs all across the UK and Europe. He has also performed at comedy festivals in Edinburgh, Brighton and Leicester with versions of his solo topical comedy show “Some News” that dissects the news and how we use it.

Steve has been heard as a news commentator and satirist on TV and on radio, including TalkRadio, Fubar Radio, LBC and BBC Radio London.

He also presents a weekly topical comedy show on BBC Radio Kent

“★★★★ biting satire” (-Three Weeks) and “cutting wit” (-Time Out) with a “charming and witty persona” (-Chortle). A self-confessed news addict, Steve keeps his finger on the pulse of current affairs. Whether as an on-air news commentator or as “a performer with masses of talent” (-Fringe Review) on stage, Steve is “very funny and sometimes bizarre”. (-Surrey Mirror)

With special guest Mo Omar

Somali-born, Cardiff-raised and London Based, Mo Omar is a fast-rising talent with a unique perspective.

Winner of the Leicester Square New Comedian Of the Year 2017 competition and semi-finalist in the So You Think You’re Funny and Amused Moose 2017 competitions. He has created short-form videos for the new BBC Wales platform BBC Sesh.

Mo was selected to perform in The Pleasance Comedy Reserve show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, and he was a finalist in the BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award.

Featured artist on Harry Hill’s Clubnite (Channel 4)

‘Omar has a winningly irreverent attitude to sacred cows, with a fresh and feisty delivery that gives him a contemporary edge’ – Chortle

Special Guest Gerry K

Anecdotal, observational and refreshingly honest in style, Gerry’s comedy is enriched by a somewhat unique perspective: Real name Gerry Kyei (pronounced “Chay”), Gerry was born in the East End, but grew up in rural Essex, as a rare black face in an almost totally white and very parochial area (a million miles away from the traditional Essex stereotype towns like Harlow, Basildon, Romford and Southend). In addition to providing some truly original insights into life in rural England, these early experiences have ensured Gerry’s comedy delights an incredible range of audiences often confounds expectations.

Starting in comedy as the result of a dare, his rise to headline act was a quick one, scooping a range of accolades along the way including; The Comedy Store’s ‘King Gong’, Metrolife Comedy Newcomer, and The Comedy Café’s Best Newcomer Awards.

Now a regular and in-demand headline act both in the UK and overseas, Gerry has played all of the nation’s leading clubs including The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Komedia. He is also a firm favourite on the corporate circuit and for after-dinner speaking engagements.

As an actor he has appeared on The Bill and Angelo’s and recently enjoyed a cameo role on Jimmy Carr’s Xmas DVD. As a presenter, he’s hosted the football forum with former England international and I’m A Celebrity bad boy Rodney Marsh and legendary Sky host Jeff Stelling for Zoo Magazine and has also guested on BBC Nottingham’s ‘The Breakfast Show’.

With his energetic and likeable personality, infectious joie de vivre and a beaming smile that warms up the coldest of nights, Gerry K is a truly feelgood act.

Gerry K was fabulous – super entertainer and a lovely guy. We’re all still talking about the evening and remembering some of his jokes – very very funny :o) star player – hope to seem him at ‘Live at the Apollo’ soooooooooooon. Cheers and thanks again – Proctor & Gamble

Gerry was brilliant! – Leicester Taverners

Gerry was fab and everyone thought so. I have only heard good things from the night and my boss thought he was very good and he is hard to please. Thank Gerry on mine and my guests behalf, he was fab 92 Squadron Hullavington

Hosted by Ray Davis

A comedy circuit regular in the 90’s, sharing bills with such luminaries as Graham Norton, Al Murray, Mark Thomas, Stephen K. Amos, Ross Noble, to name but a few. He made regular appearances on many of the comedy circuits premier clubs and was appointed as resident MC for three different clubs (Aardvark, Triple X Comedy, The Comedy Ward). He also made fleeting appearances on various TV shows for ITV, Channel 4 and a now defunct satellite channel. Ray “retired” from live work after some six years to focus on his writing as well as raising a family.

In 2012 he was coaxed back into stand up after being cited as an example of a “really, really, funny” comedian by a regular former headliner (now an International movie director/scriptwriter) in a TV interview.

In the short space of time since his return he has built a reputation as a solid compere with his no nonsense yet approachable persona providing the continuity and flow needed for any night of comedy.

Conversational style, comfortable ad-libbing and chatting to the audience. He is in demand as a host for corporate events as well as comedy nights, which has including hosting award ceremonies, auctioneer, quiz nights and of course comedy. Affectionately known in some circles as “the cuddly troll”. The commissioned copy writer for a national pub quiz company, he has also provided his talent as a “script doctor” for several feature film screenplays.

“…Subtle, Adventurous and original…” – Kentish Times

“…made of sterner stuff…” Comedy Review Magazine

“… really, really good…” Adam Ethan Crow (Ditto Films)

“Ray Davis combines different styles of material to deliver a confident performance. He addresses the audience directly and deals with what’s happening in the room on his own terms. Despite his willingness to improvise boldly, Ray shares vulnerability in a funny way, which endears the crowd to follow his comic creation.” – Dave Thompson (International headline Comedian)

The Birch Hotel Comedy benefit night for St Peter & St James Hospice. “Ray Davis performed a brilliant set for us. He interacted well with the audience and had everybody laughing. Quick witted while responding and very comfortable on stage. Recommend booking this guy.” – Craig Ghochani

“Ray delivered a great set of dark and deadpan material with some fun audience interaction (ladies, keep your handbags under your chairs!). His on-stage persona is both scary and funny. Look forward to seeing him again.” – David Shakespeare, Honest Comedy

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