Thursday 27th March
Headliner: Omar Hamdi
‘Just what the comedy scene has been crying out for…seductive charm and commanding presence; a Welsh-Egyptian funnyman who's going places with a mixture of streetwise observational humour and shrewd passing insights into the confusions of British multiculturalism’ – Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph
‘Extremely professional…I would not be surprised to see him on Live at the Apollo’ – Kettle Mag
‘Excellent…Unique…Relentlessly positive’ - Sussex Express
"Well spoken, but this only made his topical and cutting remarks more effective. The boldest act of the evening"
Mid Sussex Times
“John's got a great onstage persona and has a great knack of taking the audience to places they usually wouldn't go and keeping them laughing.” – Tom Glover, BAC Comedy Cafe
“He did a stellar job and the crowd loved him.” - Rich Dockter, Director of Thunder in the Mountains, Denver, Colorado
“As MC John Pendal was in top form and had the crowd roaring with laughter.” - Windy City Times (Chicago)
and Jenny Collier
Finalist So You Think You're Funny 2013
Finalist Comedy Knights New Act Competition 2013
Finalist Fight for the Funny 2013
Semi finalist Amused Moose Laugh Off 2013
''Fast-paced wit...Quick and clever''★★★★ - theupcoming.co.uk
''Refreshingly original...Excellent''★★★★ - Broadway Baby
''Very likeable'' - Bruce Dessau
MC Hazel Humphreys
Wivenhoe Town Cricket Club Pavillion
The Funny Farm gigs start at 8pm, doors open at 7pm. Pay on the door £6.50 (£5 concessions).
The clubhouse has a friendly, intimate atmosphere and a highly reasonably priced bar!
Follow A12 to Colchester - take exit marked City Centre and Clacton (A133). From Colchester: Follow the A133 to the University, carry on round the back of the University then turn right onto the B1027 to Wivenhoe. Turn left at the mini roundabout by Premier stores. The cricket club is about 500m up the road on the left.