Politics pulling no punches



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At a time where politics is very much on the forefront of people’s thoughts on both sides of the Atlantic, managing to both divide and unite people, an exciting double header bill of political comedy is coming to The Stand Comedy Club in May.

Rising star of American comedy Lee Camp ‘We had to physically remove him from the building’ Anchor on Fox News (following Camp’s appearance where he called the network a “parade of propaganda”) and veteran British stand-up Nick Revell ‘fiercely funny…insightful, incandescent.’ Herald, combine for their first tour -Transatlantic Fury.

As well as being both acclaimed stand-ups and writers, both men do so much more, Lee Camp’s much loved ‘Moment of Clarity’ videos have managed to crowd source enough funds to produce an entire series of full length shows, and Nick Revell’s ‘No Pressure to be Funny’ podcasts/shows allow comedians to address the issues of the day without the combative pressure of the TV panel shows.

‘For those comedy fans still in mourning for Bill Hicks 18 years on, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in the work of DC-born stand-up Lee Camp.  Like Hicks, Camp has a visceral disregard for big business and big politics, and speaks his mind on everything from abortion rights to the evils of the modern media. However, where Hicks was more of a commentator who stayed above the fray, Camp is much closer to British activist-comics like Mark Thomas, a real-life serial protestor.’ Guardian

‘One of the most creative and incisive comics on the circuit – the wonderful Nick Revell…A brilliant observer of contemporary idiocies…a shrewd commentator on society and the political scene…Having begun his career not long after alternative comedy’s equivalent of the year dot…you’d forgive Nick Revell if these days he chose to put his feet up of an evening. Instead, he maintains a gigging schedule that would shatter many fresh-faced acts….while he’s got access to a vein of intoxicating anger, he’s also a comedian who can transmit a huge amount of real human warmth. Expect to be seduced by a genuine craftsman.’ Guardian

Tuesday 14th May – THE STAND, EDINBURGH – 0131 558 7272
Wednesday 15th May – The STAND, GLASGOW – 0844 335 8879
Tuesday 21st May – THE STAND, NEWCASTLE – 0844 693 3336