‘Underground Comedian’ is a phrase I coined to describe being a comedian who is new, 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 rooms above pubs, and dank pub basements.
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.
I again faced my nemesis Boris Witzenfeld in the underground comedy panel show about video games, ‘Wheel Of Cheese’ but did I win?… watch the full episode here
Live UK Tour Dates
360 Victoria Park Road,,London,E9 7BT,GB
12 July, 2022 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Comedy Lab UK
PAY-WHAT-YOU-LIKE STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW What do you get when you cross homegrown comedy acts with a curation of rotated craft beers in a lively boozer? You get the best pay-what-you-like comedy night of course!n Every week (except Christmas and things like that) you will see pros trying new material, semi-pros honing material and complete newbies…
- 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 The Bill Murray, Angel Comedy Club, and I’ve never even performed there.
My comedy gigs are normally at ensemble nights that are:
- questionable quality
- free to get in
* they’ll normally let anyone in off the street