‘Underground Comedian’ is a phrase I coined to describe being a new comedian who is alternative, and not successful.
I don’t perform live regularly, I prefer to do comedy on this new-fangled thing called…
But I can occasionally be found performing questionable quality stand-up comedy.
In small, dark, basement rooms above pubs.
In London, United Kingdom, and other places.
– Pete CampAlways ready to ask questions about why/how we do things.
I do stand-up comedy only very occasionally.
Usually leaving just enough time between gigs to forget any jokes and/or stage craft.
My stand-up comedy style has been described as alternative, observational, and irreverent – by me.
It’s been described by others as as 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)
..and apparently, surreal, but I don’t see it that way.
Basically I just stand on stage and tell people how I see the world. 🃏ⓔ
I’ve never won a comedy competition, let alone entered one.
Except once by accident in Margate.
I didn’t win.
It was won by my arch nemesis, and ex-comedy-partner, “musical” comedian Boris Witzenfeld.
Live UK Tour Dates
CULTVR LAB, 327 Penarth Rd, Cardiff CF11 8TT, UK
14 August, 2021 – 15 August, 2021
Wheel of Cheese - Video Game Panel Show
May or may not have an audience on Zoom, ticket details tbc
- Note: Get there early, doors normally open 1 hour earlier.
- Note: If you are one of my always-late brothers, show starts 4 hours earlier.
I’m an elusive beast, and catching one of my stand-up comedy gigs is a rare prize.
I’m actually founding member #16 of the Bill Murray Angel Comedy Club, and even there I’ve only played twice.
Especially after they stopped returning my emails.
Louie Christie stand-up comedy gigs are normally at ensemble nights that are:
- questionable quality
- free to get in
* they’ll normally let anyone in off the street