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Comedy: Double Deckers Comedy Series
July 27, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pmFrom £10
Scott Bennett & Jason John Whitehead
The Double Deckers Comedy Series is an opportunity to see two brand new hour-long stand up shows. Both are work-in-progress shows. This double-bill preview features two established acts from the UK circuit who are at the top of their game.
Scott Bennett: Stuff
A show about stuff, society, and design.
Before becoming a comedian, Scott Bennett worked for over a decade as a Product Design consultant. He’s designed everything from plant pots to power tools and he’s won awards for doing so. However, it was a highly pressurised job and everything he ever did was constantly scrutinised and criticised, boy was he glad to leave that world behind.
He still loves things though, and he’s not alone. As a society we just love stuff. We turn on tech and tech turns us on. Whether it’s the latest phone, car, or coffee maker, we just can’t get enough. These things aren’t just products, they are a statement about who we are.
For the last thirty years, society has been swept up on this wave of materialism, and with the rise of the influencer, it’s only gaining pace. This message is at odds with the looming environmental crisis, one that threatens our very existence. The recent Covid pandemic has also changed the balance of our lives. We’re now in a struggle to take back control, to focus on what’s important, the tangible things that bring us real joy and nourish the soul. It’s all about family, relationships, nature, and having time to think. The problem is our love of stuff is getting in the way.
Star of Live at the Apollo (BBC One) The News Quiz (radio 4) Comedians comedian 2020 and Best Club Comedian Nominee by Chortle 2022.
Jason John Whitehead: White Noise
The LA-based comedian (The Jim Jefferies Show, Comedy Central) is back slinging jokes in the country that he used to call home. White Noise promises to be another fun show filled with self-deprecation and the skewering of social norms.
Award-winning comedian, star of Live At The Comedy Store, The World Comedy Tour, The BBC Stand Up Show, and countless International Festivals, JJ Whitehead has warmed up at Madison Square Gardens for Jim Jefferies and is a writer on the WGA Award Nominated Jim Jefferies Show. JJ’s rangy swagger and fearless, electric wit have charmed audiences around the world. Disarmingly comfortable, JJ delivers unabashedly personal stories and blistering social satire in a unique performance style that can only come from a North American who cut his comedy teeth in the UK. He has been a welcomed regular on British and Canadian TV and at international comedy festivals.