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Snafu Comedy Club : Comedy For Clan Fundraiser : 12/01/10

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SNAFU COMEDY CLUB::COMEDY FOR CLAN FUNDRAISER WITH KEIR MCALLISTER, MARCUS RYAN & ANDREW LEARMONTH // TUESDAY 12TH JANUARY // SNAFU

This week Snafu Comedy Club is being run in aid of Aberdeen based charity CLAN, an independent charity for anyone affected by any type of cancer at anytime from diagnosis onwards. Covering the whole of Grampian, Orkney and Shetland, the charity offers a range of help, support services and therapies to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. CLAN is a brilliant charity, and we're sure that everyone one of you out their have been affected by cancer at some point in your lives. Please do your bit to support the great work CLAN do, and help raise funds for this very worthwile cause. All comics will be donating their time freely, and all door take will be going to CLAN.

http://www.clanhouse.org

Remember, for the whole month of January, we are also offering you lovely comedy types 2 for 1 on selected main courses in The Athenaeum on Tuesday night between 5pm and 7.30pm, just quote comedy when your being seated.

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Keir McAllister started stand up in April 2004 when he entered the Dundee heatof the Jongleurs J20 Last Laugh Competition. Despite it being his first ever gig, he won and went on to win the Scottish final and found himself doing his third ever gig to over 1000 people in Londons Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus. He came runner up.

Keir went on to have a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2004 with a show called Rehabs for Quitters where he teamed up with comedy partner Paul Pirie. The following year he was part of the sell out show Scotland 4 Australia 1 in the Glasgow Comedy Festival which went on to have a further very successful run in the Edinburgh Fringe 2005. He and Paul Pirie also hosted their own late night comedy show.

Keir has gigged all over Scotland and the UK and can be seen regularly working for people like The Stand, HaHa Comedy and The Last Laugh Comedy Clubs. He has also had a string of successful festival shows with other comedians. He first teamed up with Paul Pirie in the 2006 Glasgow Comedy Festival called Dare you Seesaw as well as featuring in another collaboration (featuring Susan Calman and Ro Campbell among others) Four Men and a Little Lady. In 2007 he teamed up with another comedian Derek Johnston for the Fringe show The Sunshine Variety Couch which attracted rave reviews. He went on to perform again with Derek in this years Glasgow Comedy Festival with a show called Keir and Dereks Trouser Cough.

Keir has seen his first play Falling for Grace preview at the Dundee Rep Theatre to critical success and then go on to do a full Fringe Run in 2006. His second play Death of a Critic premiered at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2008 at the Ramshorne Theatre and is going on to tour later in the year. Keir came runner up in Scottish Comedian of the Year 2008 competition.

He has also been a regular guest on Karen Dunbars Summer Supplement on Radio Scotland and has written for a number of radio sketch shows. He was involved in the writing of two Fringe shows in 2008 and is currently involved in a number of performing and writing projects.

a gifted comedian destined for much bigger things Edinburgh Evening News

the excellent Keir McAllister shines with his fast paced intelligent set Noise Magazine

McAllisters rapier wit is a joy to behold Threeweeks

...mighty stage presence and impressively high punchline ratio...The Scotsman

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Marcus RyanHailing from Wonthaggi - a small town without a single traffic light - Marcus tells tales of his experiences from nearly 30 countries, charming his audiences with one liners, accents and characters, travel stories and observations - as a stand alone act and MC.

Finishing runner-up from nearly 800 acts in a nationwide competition (Raw Comedy 2003) in Australia earned Marcus an invitation to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In the same year he reached the final of (Green Faces) another national competition, which he couldnt attend due to Edinburgh. This kicked off his international career and a love for touring. He has performed 5 Edinburgh shows in 4 years, one of which was a comedy theatre show he co-wrote and produced. Gigging comprehensively around the UK, Marcus returned home to Australia after being selected for The Melbourne Comedy Festival's Comedy Zone (2004) a showcase of the countrys best new talent.

In this intimate venue, every seat is a front row seat. Great observational comedy, personal stories and audience interaction equals a great night out at this free fringe event. We were treated to unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up where the comedians really got a chance to know the audience, and we got a chance to know them as well. The charismatic and very funny Dan Willis charmed us, delivering a mercilessly high tempo set through warm and genuine audience interaction, whilst Aussie stand-up act Marcus Ryan amused us with hilarious anecdotes from his travels around the world. As Ryan calls it, the free fringe is a place where the comedians get to let their hair down and get the dirty jokes out of their system. Go! Three Weeks, UK 2006

Thankfully, Marcus Ryans more laid-back confident approach and effortlessly funny delivery raised the vibe in the room Three Weeks, UK 2005

Charming wit and clever comedy Beat Magazine, Melbourne 2005

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Advance - 5 - Club Snafu | Aberdeen Nightclub Box Office

General Admission - 5

Students - 4

Snafu Members - 3

Doors 7.30PM-11PM

Show Starts 8pm

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