‘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, 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 dates for international tour of London
The Regent, 201-203 Liverpool Rd, London N1 1LX, UK
31 October, 2022 at 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Nice ‘N Spiky
FREE. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/710757660084011/786382749188168/
Peckham Levelsn95A Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST
15 November, 2022 at 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
City Academy Stand Up Comedy Showcase | 15/11/2022
Free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-academy-stand-up-comedy-beginners-showcase-15112022-tickets-310450966197
Camden Head, 2 Camden Walk, London N1 8DY, UK
19 December, 2022 at 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Angel Comedy Raw
FREE. Get there early, by 7pm to get a seat. It gets busy. https://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/event-detail/angel-comedy-raw-free-19th-sep-the-camden-head-london-tickets-202209192000
- 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’ Comedy Club in Angel Islington, 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)