My Current Club!
The Lost Treasures Of The Black HeartThe Lost Treasures Of The Black Heart is a club I have been running on a monthly basis at the Black Heart pub in Camden Town, London for probably 2 years, or maybe a bit more.
It's a club dedicated to the obscure, the unsung & the unknown.
A habit of staging it on varying days of the week with very little advertising reflects this.
We have been recording the nights since 2011, and release them as a sporadic podcast at www.losttreasurespodcast.com. More will be coming soon!
Clubs which are no longer with us.
The Sunday Night Adventure Club
The Sunday Night Adventure Club was a comedy night that was run on exuberance and kindness.
It was co-run by Helen Zaltzman of Answer Me This podcast fame & guests included Pappy's, Stewart Lee, Andy Zaltzman & John Oliver, Russell Brand, Russell Howard, and Robin Ince.
It was good.
We promised secret handshakes, crayons and one-off excitements.
Each night ran to a different theme, meaning that the acts wrote special pieces for each night.
The club ran on the penultimate sunday of each month in Crystal Palace from around 2004 to around 2008.
There is quite a large archive or Sunday Night Adventure Club materials, which you can find here.
The OK Club (with Les Marsh)
The OK Club was a night of shambolic brilliance hosted by the legendary former Radio DJ Les Marsh.
It featured a few stand-up comics, guest djs & live bands.
The OK Club started at the Highbury Garage, and then ran on the 2nd Thursday of every month at The Boogaloo, Highgate in 2005 & 2006 (I think) and was co-run by Marie McPartlin.
My favourite memory of it was Kate Nash playing one of her first ever gigs there, we were all pretty overwhelmed by her voice & songs.
It felt proper exciting.
I've got a few old programmes in the archives, here.
I started performing comedy at University, and held several nights, including "Stand Up For Your Love Rights", "Stand Up For Yourself" and "Stand Up & Be Counted".
Click here for a selection of posters for the nights, from the archives...