Mcgettigan's presents improvisation geniuses Stephen Frost's All Stars Comedy Show at The Baggot, McGettigan’s JLT on Thursday 12 April 2018.
AED100 in advance, AED120 on the door
The Baggot at McGettigan’s, Next to Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster J, Dubai
Jumeirah Lakes Towers
12 April 2018, 08:00 PM
12 April 2018, 12:00 AM
Comedians Stephen Frost, Andy Smart, Ian Coppinger and Steve Steen will bring their very own brand of irreverent improvised comedy to McGettigan’s on 12 April.
Stephen Frost, Andy Smart, Ian Coppinger and Steve Steen are best known for starring in the popular UK TV show Whose Line is it Anyway? As well as being regulars at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. They have been making people laugh all over the world with their very own brand of irreverent improvised comedy.
Not the usual stand-up show, the format will consist of prompts from the audience, where the comedians will then act out scenes, characters and songs on the spot. They will arrive with no script and not the faintest idea of what will happen. Cheered on by a supportive crowd, through improvisation they create sketches and comic dramas that are amazingly inventive and sometimes take off into flights of surreal brilliance.
Stephen Frost, born in 1955, also known as Steve Frost, is an English comedian who is known for his work in the 1980s with Mark Arden as part of the double act The Oblivion Boys on Saturday Live. Veterans of the alternative comedy scene, he and Arden appeared in The Young Ones, and later had their own TV series Lazarus and Dingwall on BBC2. They played the lead roles in the 1987 revival of Tom Stoppard’s play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Piccadilly Theatre. Frost is best known for Radio 4's Just a Minute, and the improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway?
He has appeared on three episodes of Have I Got News for you (there was a 13-year gap between his second and third appearance) and on Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
One of Ireland’s busiest comedians Ian is a regular on the world comedy circuit having played to packed houses at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Montreal Just For Laughs, Glastonbury and Dublin comedy festivals. A regular on all the major stages in Ireland and the UK Ian has also appeared as a support act for Ardal O Hanlon on his UK tour and Pat Shortt on his Irish tour, including seven sell out weeks in Dublins Vicar Street. What’s more, he is also a co-founder of The Dublin Comedy Improv!
The English comedian, actor, and TV panel show participant has been performing as a guest with The Comedy Store Players for 13 years now and a permanent member since 1995. Before joining the Players he was one half of the Vicious Boys with Angelo Abela. Together they won the 1984 Time Out Street Entertainer Award. Andy currently improvises on stage every Wednesday and Sunday at The Comedy Store, London.
The comedian is best known for his improvisation partnership with Jim Sweeney. They wrote and starred in a show which parodied much of the other shows being held in London in the 70’s. They also formed their own theater company and wrote and toured productions around the UK for the rest of the 1970s. The two have worked together as writers, guest comics, support acts and improvisers ever since, although Steen has done his share of straight acting, including a part in the movie version of BBC sitcom Porridge in 1979.
Sweeney was recruited as a solo performer thereafter for Whose Line Is It Anyway?, but Steen was soon summoned for the Channel 4 improvisation show, and was a runaway success in his six episodes. He also guested on Have I Got News for You in 1992.
Famed for its live music, comedy, sport and quality food and drink, McGettigan’s has become an institution in Dubai since opening in 2010 and has been awarded Irish Pub of the Year 2017 by Irish Pubs Global. No matter what the occasion, the bar is the perfect hangout spot – guests can enjoy playing pool, lounging in the outdoor beer garden or dancing in The Baggot to top international bands. Tickets for the all star comedy show is on sale now.