Tuesday 17th Melton Library: 1.15-2.15pm Singing Café
This is a Singing Café for people with mental health challenges. (Inc Memory Loss and Dementia) £3pp

Wednesday 18th

The Crown: Melton Folk Club (In the Tiger Room Upstairs) 7.30pm

If you can play fiddle or if you can’t play fiddle, if you can dance, if you can pole dance, if you like blues or hate blues, if you can tap your foot, if you can’t tap you’re foot, if you like a good laugh, if you like a bad laugh, if you are looking for something, if you think you’ve found something, if you like heavy metal, if you like light metal, if you think you can sing, if you think you can’t sing, if you can recite poems if you can’t recite poems, if you’re a doctor, if you’re not a doctor, if you’re ever so musical, if you’re ever so slightly musical, if you’re not in the slightest musical, if you like Dylan, if you hate Dylan, if you’ve got new shoes, if you’ve got old shoes, if you like beer, if you like a lot of beer, if you’re moody, if you’re broody, if you’re darn right choosey, if you’re the boss if you hate the boss, if you like eating nuts, if you are indeed a bit of a nut, if you like clapping, if you don’t clap or even if you want to sit and listen to some good music for a while…….you are most welcome. The Melton Folk Club, tonight and every Tuesday – 7.30 till 10.30 The Crown Inn, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire Adrian Kerr’s new Folk club page is here: https://www.facebook.com/meltonfolkclub/

Thursday 19th

The Noel’s Arm’s: Wax Comical Comedy Chipshop 8pm featuring:

Jon Pearson, Headlining Rich Wilson, Opening George Rigden Featuring Joe Rowntree.

We’ve added an extra comedian! Joe Rowntree is coming down as he has just moved to Grantham and is looking to roll out some new material! He has supported Rhod Gilbert and Stephen K Amos in theatres on their national tours All this, and it’s still free to get in!

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For those not in the know, WAX LYRICAL was a night of Original Music, they were very popular (and hopefully will come back soon!) WAX COMICAL is a play on words of that, It’s a night of original comedy, with real comedians from the Comedy Circuit. Why Comedy Chip Shop? If your quick enough, and pop into the Noel’s Arms and pay your money, you can have food prior to the show. Fish and Chips or Sausage are served at 7:30pm which I think is great because you don’t have to worry about getting tea first on a “School Night”! Its free to get in, and a buskers bucket is in operation at the End. Please bear in mind these comics have used public transport to get here BECAUSE THEY AINT LOCAL! So, I think a fiver in the bucket for 5 comics entertaining you all night, is a fiver well spent. I’ve seen several comics here that have appeared on TV’s live at the Apollo, 2 I can think of have wrote Comedy for TV and Radio (Dane Babtiste “Sunny D BBC3 and Alfie Moor “It’s a Fair Cop” Radio4, and tonight Nick Page finalist from BGT 2018 and house in the country presenter circa 2002 Give it a Go! It’s a top night out and a great start to the weekend especially if you plan do some Karaoke on the way home! Hosted by Jon Pearson. Jon began stand-up comedy in 2010, with his first performance at Birmingham’s Highlight Comedy Club. Two successful Edinburgh shows later, and 5 years working the UK comedy circuit, Jon is now regularly found at the biggest and best comedy clubs across the UK including The Glee Club, The Comedy Store and Jongleurs, both as an act and a compere. His 2015 Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival show, Jon Pearson: Tall Order, sold out at Melton Theatre within 2 weeks of the tickets going on sale. Jon’s laid-back storytelling has audiences hanging on his every word. With tales based around his own life experiences, his anecdotes are relatable and certain to have people in hysterics. Personally, and a personally speaking! I’m very much Looking forward to the day Jon takes his role as Ed Kemper in The Musical Version of Netflix series “Mind Hunter” Headlining, Rich Wilson: Rich Wilson is popularly regarded as one of the funniest comedians in the UK. Over his 10 years on the comedy circuit, he has worked with a multitude of mainstream acts such as Micky Flanagan and Sarah Millican who would also rate Rich as one the countries best MC’s and Rich even has a mention in Frank Skinners “On The Road” autobiography where Frank Skinner describes Rich as “a very funny man.” He has been “winning over audiences in seconds” at all the major UK comedy clubs and his impressive CV includes Glee Jongleurs, The Comedy Cafe, Big Night Out and is also a regular MC for the prestigious Comedy Store, London and Manchester. He has performed sell out shows at all of the major international comedy festivals including Perth Fringe, Melbourne International, Edinburgh Fringe and is a firm favourite at the New Zealand Comedy Festival where he will be taking his 2017 solo show, Metamorphosis. Rich was also nominated for the “Best Show” at the Perth International Comedy Festival in 2016 with “Best Of British” and “The Comedy Ashes.” With his impressive CV and stylish delivery, Rich has the unique ability to be able to tame the toughest audiences in the country with his commanding presence, everyman demeanour and impeccable timing. “Rich Wilson is highly entertaining” Time Out  “A very very funny Man” Frank Skinner Opening George Rigden George Rigden is a musical comic who is already making great waves on the UK Comedy circuit, despite having only been gigging since June 2013! In just a couple of years, he’s managed to break onto the professional stand up circuit, enjoyed success in a clutch of highly prestigious new act competitions & in 2015, George will be making his Edinburgh debut, having beaten off stiff competition to win a place in Bound & Gagged Comedy’s prestigious showcase ‘AAA’ at The Pleasance Edinburgh. COMPETITIONS/ACHIEVEMENTS BOUND & GAGGED AAA STAND-UP LATE SHOWCASE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2015 FINALIST – Laughing Horse New Act of the year (2014) FINALIST – Magners New Comedy Act (2015) SEMI-FINALIST – Musical Comedy Awards (2015) FINALIST – Brighton Squawker New Act of the year Award (2014) FINALIST – Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the year (2015) THIRD PLACE – You Must Be Joking (2015) FINALIST – Lastminute/Kill For a seat New Comedian of the year (2015) ‘He is a very knowing act, sardonic and aloof…Solidly Entertaining.’ – Steve Bennett, Chortle “Rigden is the result of a genetic mash-up between Mitch Benn and Tim Key, perhaps with a few strands of Ricky Gervais’s DNA thrown in…Very Funny Stuff.” – Steve Bennett, Chortle ‘Slightly menacing but also funny…Rigden probably has a future writing topical songs for Radio 4’ – Bruce Dessau Rigden’s musical comedy is deliciously dark…he is very good at working the crowd and of all tonight’s acts he probably made the biggest impression.” – Bruce Dessau ‘George Rigden just has funny chops – bloody hilarious.’ – Angela Barnes “Certainly a name to watch out for in the future.” – Bristol Culture “Bit of a bellend” – Most. Featuring Joe Rowntree: Joe Rowntree is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and presenter. He graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2003 with a BSc Hons in Psychology. His television career started back in 2001 writing put-downs for Anne Robinson on “The Weakest Link”. He has hosted 2 UK tours of “Brainiac Live” which culminated at the Hammersmith Apollo after appearing in all six series of the award-winning hit Sky 1 show “Brainiac: Science Abuse” and recently recorded “Dave’s One Night Stand” (Dave), which he was a huge hit on! In 2013, Joe performed his first character show: Joe Rowntree is a Bit of a Character that received very warm reviews. In 2014 he returned to the Festival with his brand new character act, Morgan Berry: Pet Bereavement Counsellor and received glowing reviews including four stars in Chortle. In 2015, Morgan Berry returns to Edinburgh as part of his first UK Bereavement Tour with Morgan Berry: Watership Down. For more information you can visit Morgan’s website www.morgan-berry.com Stand-Up Comedy Joe performs at the most prestigious and reputable comedy clubs across the UK and International comedy circuit including: The Comedy Store The Glee Club Banana Cabaret The Comedy Café The Stand Komedia …to name a few! Joe has also been a hit overseas in Dubai, Qatar and Bahrain (with the Comedy Store) and throughout Europe and America. He has supported Rhod Gilbert and Stephen K Amos in theatres on their national tours and performed for a month in Mary Tobin’s Best of Fest package show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival 2012! Joe also promotes and hosts Gut Rocking Comedy Club which he established in 2007 upstairs at the Oxford pub in Kentish Town, North London. In 2010, the club moved south of the river to East Dulwich where we he has been running monthly comedy nights ever since. Joe recently moved to Bexleyheath with his family and has set up a second night upstairs at the Boathouse in Danson Park. www.gutrocking.com   Television & Acting Joe’s television acting appearances include: “Dave’s One Night Stand” (Dave) “Public Eye” (Channel 4) “Evil Genius” (Discovery Channel) “The Sack Race” (BBC2) “In Your Face” (Bravo) “1970s Office” (Sky 1) Adverts for MTV and Burger King “The Richard Hammond Show”  (ITV) “Richard & Judy” (Channel 4) “Brainiac: Science Abuse” & “Brainiac’s Test Tube Baby” (Sky 1) “Secret Interview” (Channel 5) Radio “Sean Hughes Podcast” (Under the Radar) “Claudia Winkelman’s Art Show” (BBC Radio 2) “The Blame Game” (BBC Radio Northern Ireland)

The Generous Briton (Genny B): Scampi’s

Karaoke

Picture taken at Back to the 80’s, Courtesy of Paul ‘Manny’ Manson