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The Cheesy Grin Comedy Club launches in Frome

Submarine Comedy Ltd is pleased to announce the opening of a new comedy club for Frome.

The ‘Cheesy Grin Comedy Club’, at the Grain Bar (the Cheese and Grain) on Tuesday 17th March will be a regular monthly comedy event. As the first night will be falling on St Patrick’s Day the organisers thought it would be great to bring some very excellent Irish comedians to Frome.

The ethos of the Cheesy Grin Comedy Club will follow that of the Submarine Comedy teams night at the Archangel that works so well.

Tim O’Connor, MC for the evening explains, “The evening will include top touring circuit comedians, alongside young hungry up and coming comedians, with a dash of the best south west comics, all mixed in with great audience banter.

“Great price busting line ups for minimum outlay (£6). As it’s a midweek gig, we aim to finish a little bit earlier than a normal weekend comedy gig and being mid-week, we’re got some very great comics lined up who would otherwise be taking a comedy night off…. Doors open from 7.30pm and starts sharp at 8.15pm.

“Helping us on opening night we welcome a fabulous line starting with our headliner Johnny Candon.”

Johnny Candon – One of Ireland’s most sought after comedians; Johnny regularly performs at comedy festivals all over the world. He has delighted audiences as far afield as Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, the Middle East as well as all over Europe.

A regular at all the major clubs across the UK and Ireland, Johnny has toured the UK with John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman (‘The Daily Show’, ‘Political Animal’), supported Ricky Gervais on his hugely successful tour, ‘Animals’ – Ricky described him as ‘the new Dave Allen’.’

Johnny was a founding member of the critically acclaimed ‘Robin Ince’s Book Club’ performing with acts ranging from Robin Ince’, Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant, Russell Brand, Stewart Lee, Bridget Christie, Simon Amstell, Josie Long, Ian Hart and James Franco.

Johnny has performed regularly at the Edinburgh festival in shows including BBC Comedy presents…, ‘Tony Law – Revenge Of The Dog Of Time’, ‘The Book Club’ and in 2008 debuted his first solo show ‘One Careless lady Owner’.

Numerous television appearances from ‘The Stand-up Show’ – BBC1, The Sketch Show ‘Smack the Pony’, ‘The 11 O’ Clock Show’ and ‘Meet Ricky Gervais’ all on Channel 4, as well as parts in ‘Grange Hill’, ‘EastEnders’, ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’ and ‘The Bill’. johnnycandon/index.html

Aideen McQueen – is one of Ireland’s top female stand ups, having reached the final of the ‘funny Funny’ comedy competition after just her third gig she started to gig all over Ireland in clubs such as the International and The Laughter Lounge.

She reached the semi finals of the national new act competition ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ held at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014. aideenmcqueen/index.html

Jamie Oliphant – Jamie is a London based who has gigged across the country as well as at the Edinburgh Festival.

“A superbly funny goodass from the mean cul-de-sacs of Chiswick” –  Leisa Rea, Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain

Declan Rogers – Up and coming Irish comedian Declan completes the line up for the first night.

The irregular host will be local comedian Tim O’Connor, fresh from his visit to Leicester Comedy Festival.

Line ups can change from time to time.

Come along and enjoy St Patrick’s Day at the Cheesy Grin Comedy Club at the Grain Bar, Cheese & Grain on Tuesday 17th March – doors 7.30pm – Entrance £6.00.