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Louie Christie: Underground Comedian 😬

‘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…

‘The Internet’

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.

Action shot: Louie Christie delivers Christmas presents to every child in the world in one day. (Joke: that would be ridiculous.)

Always ready to ask questions about why/how we do things.

– Pete Camp

Stand-up Comedy

Louie Christie underground comedian
It’s a novelty torch from bonfire night.


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)

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..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. 🃏ⓔ

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I have never appeared on ITV, or Channel 4 Television, but in the ’80s I once got a letter published in BBC Acorn computer magazine.

A world which is equal parts exciting, mundane[VIP], funny “ha ha”, and funny weird.

Video

– Full live show video (Safe For Work Edit)
– Louie Christie on Brexit at Funny Feckers Comedy Club 2019

Awards

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.

Boris Witzenfeld wins comedy trophy and looks like he’s going to bottle someone with it.

Live UK Tour Dates

Location When Summary Description
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:

  • underground
  • exclusive*
  • questionable quality
  • free to get in

I also entertain worldwide at European music festivals sometimes (behind the bar pulling pints) and I’m big in certain parts of the quilted multiverse.[1][2]

* they’ll normally let anyone in off the street