Two Weddings’ John Thomson set for Hitchin’s Mostly Comedy

PUBLISHED: 13:57 29 September 2018

David Ephgrave, John Thomson and Glyn Doggett at Mostly Comedy in Hitchin. Picture: Gemma Poole

David Ephgrave, John Thomson and Glyn Doggett at Mostly Comedy in Hitchin. Picture: Gemma Poole

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Doggett & Ephgrave, the duo behind Hitchin’s 10-year-old monthly comedy club Mostly Comedy, are delighted to present a last-minute addition to their autumn season.

John Thomson at Mostly Comedy in Hitchin. Picture: Gemma PooleJohn Thomson at Mostly Comedy in Hitchin. Picture: Gemma Poole

Cult comic legend John Thomson will be featuring in the Mostly Comedy show on Thursday, October 4, at The Sun Hotel in Sun Street.

John has enjoyed a career in film, television, theatre and radio spanning over two decades. He first hit our screens while still at college, providing voices for the cult classic Spitting Image.

After winning the Perrier award in 1992 with Steve Coogan, he went on to write and appear in the Paul Calf video diaries – Three Fights, Two Weddings and a Funeral (a BAFTA winner) and Coogan’s Run.

He later appeared in Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge and Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle. He also played the pub landlord Ken in Men Behaving Badly, and a multitude of characters in BBC Two’s The Fast Show.

Jenny Collier at Mostly Comedy in Hitchin. Picture: Gemma PooleJenny Collier at Mostly Comedy in Hitchin. Picture: Gemma Poole

John is probably best known for his portrayal of Pete Gifford in the multi-award-winning Cold Feet, for which he was nominated for best actor at the Comedy Awards.

His film credits include 24-Hour Party People, Up ‘n’ Under, The Man Who Knew Too Little (with Bill Murray), The English Patient, and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. On TV, he has among other things played Sir Alan Sugar in The Applicants.

Also on the bill next Thursday night is Welsh comic Jenny Collier, who launched her stand-up career in 2010.

Since then she has performed in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland and Australia, where she won the Percy Award for most seats sold at her venue – more than 1,900 tickets – at the Adelaide Fringe.

She has written for BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, the Huffington Post and Glamour magazine. In 2016 she performed her debut hour at the Edinburgh Fringe, to critical acclaim.

The gig is emceed by the polished, natural comedians Doggett & Ephgrave, with the first act on at 8pm.

The bar will be open all day, with the doors opening at 7.40pm. Tickets cost £11 each.

Tickets can be bought in advance from the Mostly Comedy website at mostlycomedy.co.uk, where you can also book for the October 18 show with Spitting Image’s Kate Robbins and musical comic Jay Foreman.

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