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East Brighton Golf Club Comedy Night Feb 24th

24 February @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Feb 24th


James Dowdeswell on Russell Howard’s Good News

“James Dowdeswell is a real master of the comedian’s craft.” Chortle.co.uk

James is an imaginative storytelling comedian who combines deft stand-up with daft stories.

This year Dowdeswell has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC), Celebrity Deal Or No Deal with Jimmy Carr (C4), Olympics Greatest Moments (BBC) and Jongleurs Live (Loaded TV). He has also appeared in Ricky Gervais’ ExtrasThe World Stands Up, Edinburgh And Beyond on the Paramount Comedy Channel. He is currently filming his own comedy show about wine called “James Dowdeswell – Black Belt In Wine.”

James is a headline act at most top UK comedy clubs and co-produces Storytellers’ Club with Sarah Bennetto. His comedy has travelled as far as Shanghai, Dubai, Doha, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Phuket, Bali, France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Malta, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Australia and Singapore.


Extras (BBC)
Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC)
Celebrity Deal Or No Deal with Jimmy Carr (C4)
Olympics Greatest Moments (BBC)
Jongleurs Live (Loaded TV)
The World Stands Up (Paramount)
Edinburgh and Beyond (Paramount)
Roadrunner (BBC Pilot)
Jamie Cullum Video
Rekindle (Short Film)
Chaos (Sketch Show Pilot)
Why Did The Chicken (HTV Wales)
The Wine Squad – Channel 31, Australia

James’ latest solo show – Urban Wurzel, was a hit at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival. Reviews include:

“His material is top drawer” **** Chortle

”An excellent line in comedy” The Guardian Pick Of The Week

”Great fun throughout … as though we’ve all just met down the pub.” **** Three Weeks

James is regular at both the Edinburgh Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. Reviews for his solo shows include:

“James Dowdeswell is a real master of the comedian’s craft, being able to almost seamlessly layer joke upon joke to form this wonderful and often hilarious one-man show. It is a genuine pleasure to be in the company of this master gag smith for an hour, an experience that few should really pass up.”****  Chortle

“Intelligent and inventive” **** The List

“This is feel-good comedy with a capital F. If he isn’t a sell out I’ll eat my hat.” ****Three Weeks

“Beautifully twee comedian James Dowdeswell is a joy to watch … the show is almost worth seeing for his Stewart Lee impression alone.” **** The Skinny

Witty one-liners and extended pieces – like Eminem rapping Shakespeare – proved a triumph
Venue Magazine



Jewish Comedian of the Year 2015

Lastminute Comedy / Kill for a Seat Comedian of the Year 2015

As well as many gigs around the UK,  He has also been working as a rehearsal guest on BBC TV’s Mock the Week.

Since starting out on the comedy circuit Philip has achieved the following:

Jewish Comedian of the Year 2015

WINNER of the Lastminute Comedy/Kill for a Seat Comedian of the Year 2015

WINNER of the Lastminute Comedy Vic’s Comedian of the Year 2015

Finalist in the Comedy Knights’ Fresh Comedian of the Year 2014

Semi-Finalist in the Montreux Comedy Festival Competition 2014

Winner of the Comedy Cafe New Act Night – April 2012

Finalist in the Golden Jester New Act Competition 2012

Winner of the Comedy Cafe New Act Night – October 2011


Amused Moose 2017 – Finalist
BBC New Comedy Award 2017 – Nominee
Part of The Soho Theatre Young Company

Combining his confident on stage presence, dark humour, surreal material and one-of-a-kind customised keyboard, Huge has quickly risen to become one the most promising unique new acts in the UK.

Having only tried stand up for the first time in late 2014 during his final year of University, within his first year of comedy he had supported such acts such as Sara Pascoe and Nish Kumar. Huge is also a member of the Soho Young Company comedy lab, performing regular sold out showcases at the Soho Theatre. He now plays at some of the biggest clubs all over the UK, such as Komedia Brighton, The Boat Show, Up the Creek, Manford’s Comedy Club and The Frog & Bucket.

After co-writing and co-performing his musical Bendiana Jones and The Temple of Huge at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Huge is now currently working towards his debut solo hour.

‘Jet black, funny and unsettling’


‘Clearly an act that will be going places’

Bruce Dessau



Jim is a solid act and experienced mc.
Jim has played clubs, corporates and festivals, all over the U.K, Jersey, Canada and the U.S. He is available for live work, corporates, TV, radio and voice-overs and also drives. His act can also be “clean” if required. His likeable style has made him very bookable and has earned him many compering residencies.
Jim mcs and does sets for Jongleurs, comedy cafe, kings head and many others

Has his own live show 4pm every wednesday on Radio Lewes, ” Beyond The News”
Daily Telegraph Award Regional Runner Up 2001

Guest presenter for Sky TV
Stand Up Britain ITV,

Personality Driven AUDI CHANNEL

BBC Radio Sussex Breakfast Show

Talksport Radio, Ian Collins Show

Express FM Drivetime with Adrian Knight

“A very witty and knowledgeable presenter” Sky TV Feb 08

“Very, very funny headliner” BBC Radio, Carrie Cooper, June 2007

“Jim Grant walked on stage as he told joke after hilarious joke, and brilliantly

responded to talkers in the audience” SQ MAGAZINE 2011

“Jim certainly has enormous presence, combined with a razor wit, means he’s perfect for compering” – East Magazine Feb 2003

“Sparky regular compere, Jim is a master of getting the crowd going.” – Herald March 2003

“Very funny and a highly competent MC” – Source Magazine Feb 2004

“A long applause for his set.” – Royal Stratford Theatre August 2004

“A born communicator” – East Magazine March 05

“Really enjoyed his set” Alistair McGowen June 09

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24 February
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Oi Oi Comedy


BRIGHTON – East Brighton Golf Club
East Brighton Golf Club, ROEDEAN ROAD
BRIGHTON, sussex BN2 5RA United Kingdom
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Established 2001

Established 2001