MC Phil Dinsdale
Ben Norris is a British stand up comedian who has been performing on the comedy circuit since 1993. He has an incredibly relaxed stage persona with an innate ability to improvise as well as deliver sharply crafted material.
A regular headliner on the UK comedy circuit, this hugely well respected stand-up has appeared on a range of different television shows such as Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He is a regular at The Comedy Store & has twice been Ed Byrne’s support act on national tours.
You may have heard Ben’s voice on campaigns for Carling and Emirates, amongst others.
“Norris has been headlining for more than two decades and rarely departs a stage without leaving it torn to shreds in his wake. A master of the craft, this will some of the most polished stand-up you are likely to see.” GQ Magazine
Killer gags” – The Scotsman
We are also featuring USA comedian Erich McElroy. In addition to playing playing UK venues Erich has appeared on BBC Breakfast, Newsnight, Sky News and Five News. He has been heard talking comedy and politics on BBC 5 Live, BBC Surrey, and regularly on TalkRadio. He has also written for the Independent, Huffington Post, The Herald in Scotland and even Saga.
“This is political stand-up at its best.” BroadwayBaby
“Well worth it, even if you’re not in the least bit political.” Edinburgh Evening News
“Brilliant observation” Chortle
PRE COMEDY NOSH AND DRINKS
From 6.00pm until 7.15 the Apollo Hotel are offering HAPPY HOUR AND A QUARTER! That’s 50% off all drinks – Hoorah!
and… *fanfare* There’s even a £10 Curry Club. What do you get for that?
A choice of 3 curries – served with Pilau Rice, Naan Bread and a small beer or glass of wine. The Apollo are getting into the spirit of comedy with the following curries –
The mild one (Kenny Everett) ‘It’s all in the best possible taste.’
The hot one (Del Boy) ‘Lovely jubbly’
The hotter one (Catherine Tate) ‘How very dare you!’
There will always be a vegetarian option too. If you’re a Curry Dodger (hard to resist a poppadom though, isn’t it?) just choose something from the main menu at usual prices.
Comedy Curry Club is usually fuller than a plumber’s tool bag, so it’s best to book. Contact The Apollo on 01256 796700.