‘Underground Comedian’ is a phrase Louie Christie coined to describe being a new comedian who is alternative, independent, and not successful.
Louie Christie does not perform live regularly. He prefers to do comedy on this new thing called…
Louie Christie occasionally can be found performing questionable quality stand-up comedy.
In small dark basements.
Below and above pubs.
In London, United Kingdom, and other places.
– Pete Camp“Always ready to ask questions about why/how we do things.”
Louie Christie does stand-up comedy only very occasionally.
Usually leaving just enough time between gigs to forget any jokes and/or stage craft.
His stand-up comedy style is alternative, observational, irreverent, a bit dry, and multi-layered.
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Alternative: Following in the footsteps of the British 1980's comedy movement that offered an alternative to the racist and mother-in-law jokes that were popular at the time. The term ‘alternative’ has somewhat lost it’s meaning ever since I saw a billboard of punk rocker Johnny Rotten doing a butter advert. And since I discovered shop owner Malcolm McLaren manufactured the Sex Pistols as a boy band - I was told this story in a pub by a club promoter and she should know, she said she was a groupie at the time and “alternative”.
Observational: Not one-liners
Irreverent: Not reverent
Dry: Not sure (computer thinks dry is a bit like Bill Murray)
Louie Christie basically stands on stage and tells people how he sees the world.
Funny-odd, and, funny “ha ha”.
Louie Christie has never won a comedy competition, let alone entered one.
Except once by accident in Margate.
He didn’t win.
It was won by his arch nemesis, and ex-comedy-partner, ‘musical’ comedian Boris Witzenfeld.
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- Note: Get there early, doors normally open 1 hour earlier.
- Note: If you are one of Louie’s always-late brothers, show starts 4 hours earlier.
Louie Christie is an elusive beast, and catching one of his stand-up comedy gigs is a rare prize.
He is actually founding member #16 of the Bill Murray Angel Comedy Club, and even there he’s only played twice.
Especially after they stopped returning his calls.
Louie’s Christie’s stand-up comedy gigs are normally:
- questionable quality,
- free to get in,
* they’ll normally let anyone in off the street