Sacrebleu Comedy

Logo for comedian Nick Miller's Sacrebleu Show
Saturday, 21st Sep 2013

SACREBLEU! Comedy returns to enthrall another Saturday night audience at Hideaway!

If you think comedy is not just about endless stand up, or that variety is not just about burlesque, then this is the show for you!

SACREBLEU! takes the stage at Hideaway on every third Saturday of the month.

Host Nick Miller describes the show as ‘old fashioned variety in a bang-up-to-date vernacular’. From the hilarious to the bizarre via an amazing array of talents - comedians, superb vocalists, jugglers, magicians, more comedians and numerous combinations of those disciplines.

Howard ReadComedian Howard Read

Howard's unique new show ‘Hide and Speak’ features cartoons voiced, and moved like puppets before your eyes, and the world's first stand-up chicken, God, a crab and all of human evolution on one stand-up bill.
He was the first to use animation in live comedy, the first to make a cartoon boy belch in front of the Queen. Now multi award-winning stand-up animator Howard Read can perform stand-up as a cartoon character, live.
Animated characters on stage, telling jokes, improvising, answering questions and putting down/smiting hecklers. Be the first to see this amazing show before it goes global! Book early! Free whistle if you can work out how he does it.

‘Genius' (Radio Times)
‘Incredibly, achingly funny' (Daily Mail)
‘Breaking boundaries in stand-up comedy' (Independent)

David Karl's alter ego Brian Gittins.Brian Gittins

Comedian and star Of Ricky Gervais' Cemetery Junction. The alter-ego of David Earl (or Kev from Channel 4's 'Derek'), Brian Gittins is the owner of a roadside café somewhere off the A32. A couple of the café's regulars have said he's 'quite funny', so he's been attempting to make it in the world of comedy.
Supported Ricky Gervais for part of his tour in 2009. As a result Ricky is a huge fan and in addition to casting him in his hit Channel 4 series ‘Derek’ was also Executive Producer for the pilot for a potential new TV series of his own.
In the sit com Gittins is as a cab driver in a small town who spends his nights trying to connect with the world through his passengers, his daughter Lucy at University, and through the radio mic on his dashboard where he can wile away the hours chatting with the controller, Cheryl. One day he might even ask her out...
Ricky Gervais says: "I wanted to make this show because I think that David Earl is one of the most original character comedians around at the moment."

‘One of the best comedy characters of the decade.’ (Ricky Gervais)
‘Very funny and horrifically distressing.’ (Independent)

Comedy actress and writer Anna Morris.Anna Morris

Anna Morris is a comedy actress and writer. In 2012, she wrote and performed her first 1 hour solo show, DOLLY MIXTURE, at the Edinburgh Festival, which went on to receive five 4 star reviews. The show featured 6 unique female characters including Georgina the Bride, who first featured in her online web series GEORGINA’S WEDDING BLOG, which received over 60,000 hits in three months and was featured on the Huffington Post, AOL, Time Out and Heat Magazine, attracting a global cult following. Previously, Anna was part of the comedy double act Morris & Vyse. Writing credits include MAN STROKE WOMAN, NEWSREVUE and THE PAUL O’GRADY SHOW.
Anna brings a fresh and unique voice to female character comedy, and is currently working on a new series of online videos, and developing a sitcom based around DOLLY MIXTURE.
Credits Include:
OUTNUMBERED, Hat Trick for BBC1
DOLLY MIXTURE, Live show
GEORGINA'S WEDDING BLOGS, Web series
MAN STROKE WOMAN, Talkback for BBC (writer)

‘She’s comedy gold.’ (Huffington Post)
‘Darkly comic delights.’ (Snipe)

Prop artist George Egg.George Egg

Wildly brandishing the worlds' second largest briefcase containing a battery of ridiculous props, George bounds onto the stage to perform one of the most original, interesting, innovative, and sweetly whimsical comedy performances you are ever likely to see. He has been hailed as 'a Tommy Cooper for the Twenty First Century' and through tears of laughter you'll see why. A true cross between alternative stand-up comedy and music hall variety. George Egg has been a professional stand-up comedian, actor and writer for the last ten years. He has an extremely successful solo show with which he has toured in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Spain, France and of course extensively in the United Kingdom, both on the stage and on the television.

"A hugely entertaining variety turn" (The Guardian)

 

 

 

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet TheatreThe Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

Stars of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival. The stars of stage, screen and YouTube bring you a new show of sci-fi themed songs, sketches, socks and violence. After five sell-out years at Edinburgh and tours from Aberdeen to Adelaide (Pick of the Fringe 2012), Aberystwyth to Aarhus (it’s in Denmark, they've headlined three years running), the Socks are back in outer space.
Broadway Baby Edinburgh Review: The energy pouring from the small tartan puppet theatre filled both stage and room, as the chatter bouncing between the two sock puppets had the whole audience in stitches. For the sci-fi buffs amongst us, this is a must, but even if you don’t think that’s you, it’s difficult for the hilarity of a sci-fi-based-sock-puppet show to go unnoticed. The socks certainly seem to enjoy the theme, from their animated impersonations of related characters, to exuberant remakes of popular fantasy films. Parodies, tongue twisters and improvised melodies delight the audience in equal amounts, and slot comfortably into the show’s fast paced variety. However the funniest moments erupt in improvisation, which establishes a solid rapport between the conversing sock puppets and their audience. It provides space to breathe, a break amongst a whirlwind of exuberance. Dynamic and delightful, this is not a show to be missed.

‘Superbly written, crafted and performed show’ **** (Punch, 2012)
‘Had every single audience member ... laughing until they cried’ ***** (Edinburgh Evening News)
‘An absolute winner’ **** (Chortle.co.uk)
The Abbott & Costello of the sock world’ (Time Out)

Sacrebleu Comedy host Noick MillerNick Miller

Host and promoter. Described by one of his faithful audience as ‘the brilliant and funny Nick Miller’ and by another as ‘less of an enigma, more of a crocodile shoe wearing comedy blunderbuss’, it is hard to ignore the new king of what he himself calls “old fashioned variety in a modern vernacular”.
A former singer-songwriter (the band was called Sacrebleu, hence the name of the show) and radio presenter (LBC, TalkRadio and breakfast host at Jazz fm), Nick has always had close ties with the comedy circuit. His ‘Something for the Weekend’ programme at the infant TalkRadio straddled not only comedy (the likes of Mark Steele, Robin Ince, Milton Jones and Earl Okin) but also live music, delighting the audience and making management wince in equal measure. His comedic journalistic pieces have featured in Punch, where he was a TV reviewer, and in the Scottish Sunday Mirror.
Sacrebleu! continues to grow on the basis of Nick’s vision that the format of stand up comedy shows has become tired and variety is back.