Alexander the Great

Good news is, among other greats, Darius Davies is playing Fat Contollers on 9/11.

Saw him last Thursday improvise a whole rap about the Essex town of Colchester. The previous week he inspired a barman to go back to university. Wh knows what he will do upstairs at The Railway?

Check out his website here


Fat Controller’s Winter Wonderland stream of consciousness

It was what they call intimate. IN A MASSIVE WAY!

A sophisticated room, a classy decor and some comedians entertaining some people in Clapham.

Chris Coltrane did some lovely talking to the audience, there were some chairs moved and bi-phobia discussed.

Philip Wragg was our second act and tlked us through some dating heartbreak, so bittersweet it was sweet. In between: party poppers and a German family, the dad of whom looked a bit like Putin. None of them understood but we persevered and I’d like to say by the end we won them round. So much so, they went home at the interval.

Jack Grant brought the first half to a barnstorming conclusion by proving that he didn’t have a stutter, it was actually a piece of lovely acting he was doing. A rousing first half, but had the bar been set too high for anyone to possibly vault in the second?

No! Incredibly, although the second half was different, with different comics and one fewer Hanoverian family, the overall total quality and fun was exactly equivalent. Well done all.

Gerry Howell took the crowd from the sub-atomic to the interpersonal in a heart-stopping nine or ten minutees.

In between him and William Lee a girl on a first date won a mechanical grabber claw, which she seemed pleased with. We don’t know how well they got on overall.

William Lee provided the most touching human moment of the evening when he healed an Irishman’s distaste for Chinese food. “Have you tried Chinese food without ginger?” He hadn’t, and like that a new vista of culinary experience was opened to him. He was very drunk.

Well done William Lee! It was like something out of House.

James Farmer brought things to a satisfyingly smooth end. We all owe him the sentence “I feel those cows are judging us”.

Well done all!

The Start of a New Night & A Great Way to End the Weekend

We’ve started our new comedy night upstairs at the Railway Pub in Clapham about 8 weeks ago and have had four nights so far.  It’s been going great – thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting free comedy.  We’ve been getting full houses every Sunday and deservedly so because the acts have all been brilliant. There should be a lot of very satisfied customers – especially as the night is all for free!  Make sure to come along to our next night on the 28th of October and check out our upcoming acts to see who is going to be performing.