February Special Guest
Tue 2-Feb-16 – The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH
Wed 3-Feb-16 – The Small Horse Inn, 15 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DE
Thu 4-Feb-16 – Komedia, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN
Fri 5-Feb-16 – Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
Tue 9-Feb-16 – The Old Fire Station, 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ
Wed 10-Feb-16 – The Horse & Stables, 124 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, London SE1 7RW
Michael Clarke began performing stand up poetry last year. He has since become the Brighton Poetry Slam Champion, a finalist in the Roundhouse Poetry Competition (didn’t win though), and took part in The Hammer and Tongue National Poetry Slam Final (he lost that too). Michael Clarke will perform comedy and poetry, especially for you, upon request. Michael Clarke has scurried all over the country, performing at The Camden Roundhouse, The Royal Albert Hall, The Concorde 2 in Brighton, and West Runton Working Men’s Club.
Michael Clarke has had this said about him – “Rapid fire comic poetry, funny as hell” (The Brighton Source), “Too Good” (Harry Baker). Michael Clarke is also an actor, recently starring in a new project with BBC Comedy online.
NATIONAL SLAM FINAL
Royal Albert Hall
Sat 9th + Sun 10th of Jan 2016
@ Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room
Winners of Hammer & Tongue Annual Slam Championships and winner of other slams throughout the UK from Edinburgh to Brighton from Ulster to Glastonbury competed for the title of National Slam Champion.
Hammer & Tongue Brighton
Goodbye Camden, hello Waterloo!
That’s right! After 8 years of amazing Camden slams, a fantastic National Final and a nice long rest, we are finally ready to welcome you to the BRAND NEW HAMMER & TONGUE WATERLOO!
Your new hosts for the new addition to the nation’s biggest slam network will be Sara Hirsch, Caroline Teague, Chris Lawrence and Joel Auterson.
We say tearful thanks and praise to Camden founder Michelle Madsen and a great big WELCOME! to the new H&T!
March Special Guest
Tue 1-Mar-16 – The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH
Wed 2-Mar-16 – The Small Horse Inn, 15 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DE
Thu 3-Mar-16 – Komedia, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN
Fri 4-Mar-16 – Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
Tue 8-Mar-16 – The Old Fire Station, 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ
Wed 9-Mar-16 – The Horse & Stables, 124 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, London SE1 7RW
An economic refugee from Stamford Hill, Jonny Fluffpunk ‘does’ poetry that deafly fuses bittersweet autobiography, political disillusionment and surreal whimsy in an act which has established him as a firm favourite at festivals, arts centres and housing benefit offices up and down the country. Stridently anti-competition in both the Arts and life in general, he is – to his own disgust – winner of countless poetry slams and has come second three times in the UK National All-Stars slam. His slim volume The Sustainable Nihilists’ Handbook is published by Burning Eye Books, a second volume is due early Summer 2016 and his solo no-fi stand-up spoken word show ‘Man Up, Jonny Fluffypunk- One Man’s Struggle with Late-Onset Responsibility’ spent 2015 touring around the garden sheds, allotments and summer houses of Britain in a blatant championing of homespun DIY culture. A new show, ‘The First Punk In Kingshill’, is on the way.
He is co-host of the West Country’s pop-up poetry gig Hip Yak Poetry Shack and host of Stroud’s Mr Fluffypunk’s Penny Gaff, bringing obscure art to the masses.
“Acute social observation, intricate humour, surreal fantasy, sharp irony and wit… and England’s most pretentious moustache” – The Independent”
“This man truly relishes language. GO SEE HIM”- Tony Allen (&lsquothe Godfather of Alternative Comedy’)
“Sublime…well-crafted, tender and life-affirming. Highly Recommended”- FringeReview
“Vaguely funny. Vaguely interesting. Excessively overconfident”- BBC Southern Counties Radio