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Funny Rabbit Comedy Club March – Fri 22nd March

Opening: Matt FosterBlending disarming likability with a fierce comic mind, Matt Foster conjures eruptions of laughter from seemingly out of nowhere, delivering a show that leaves audiences gasping for air. Rocketing onto the comedy scene in 2015, he was quickly noticed and signed by Canada’s largest comedy club chain, Yuk Yuk’s Comedy, and has headlined comedy clubs from coast to coast. With thousands of performances between Canada and the UK, Matt was invited to be part of this year’s Just For Laughs Originals series, showcasing the best in Canadian comedy. Now living in London, Matt can be found performing regularly on the UK comedy circuit and on comedy stages around the world. “A comedic treasure and an absolute joy to watch on stage!”— Angie Booth, Yuk Yuk’s Comedy

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Headliner: Meryl O’ Rourke

Acclaimed stand-up comic and TV writer Meryl O’Rourke –revels in her bitterness. She has delighted comedy audiences, written some of the best gags on telly and even hosted pop concerts (last one to 12,000 people!) She’s a regular support for Frankie Boyle, including upcoming in London July ‘22. She’s supported him since 2010 at the Hammersmith Apollo. Meryl is also a trained actress and got to call Frankie an “arsehole” in his Channel 4 series Tramadol Nights.She won the Betty and Peter/Big Talk writing prize, where she has been gifted a chunk of money to help her write a sitcom with a production company. She was chosen by unanimous decision from 650 entrants..She is a Sony nominated radio broadcaster, appearing as a reviewer on Radio 4 Front Row. She wrote/performed and edited a comedy series for Woman’s Hour.  Meryl has written for Have I Got News for You, 8/10 Cats and 3 series of Mock the Week. A close collaborator with Frankie Boyle, she has written for all 3 episodes of Autopsy, all series of New World Order, and Frankie Goes To Russia.

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Funny Rabbit Comedy Club: Matt Foster & Meryl O’Rourke

Fri 22 March


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