I used to go and see the Raymond and Mr Timpkins revue in Portsmouth about a million billion years ago, before I moved to London, which was before I moved to Folkestone. This is the early '90s I'm talking about, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth. They were great then, these guys must be their sons or something surely:
Laughing Boy Comedy Club - Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue 10 July 2010 20:00 10 Full / 8 Concession buy tickets >
Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue
Drawn together by the irresistible force of showbiz in the mid nineteen eighties, Raymond and Mr Timpkins first chose to show off aboard the Portsmouth based pop band, 'Uncle Barneys Atomic Wobblers', until the natural forces of attrition bore down and the band distilled to the current ruggedly handsome duo.
With the fledgling post-fix, "Revue", added, they blasted the clubs with their Guitar and Stylophone stylings, wowing rooms with super slick prop manipulation, dazzling jaded eyes with sandal based choreography that remains inimitable.
Their latest foray is into radio comedy/drama. A 1930s murder mystery based in Brighton and a re-tellling of the Jack the Ripper tale have so far been forged in the red hot fires of their imaginations
Rob Deering exploded on to the comedy scene in 2000, reaching the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award semi-finals, the finals of the BBC New Comedy Award and the final of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Competition, as well as winning the prestigious Amused Moose New Talent Award. With his easy charm, cheesy singing voice, razor-sharp wit and clownish physicality Rob has quickly established himself as a firm favourite on the london circuit and has played at all the major comedy clubs nationwide.
Joe is a hugely likeable and energetic observational character comedian, whose act consists of anecdotes from his upbringing, from working in a school and from failed relationships.
This is part of my site The Folkestone Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when we first came to Folkestone sometime in '04. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I know it was a handy resource for those who were thinking of moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. I am not Gerald BTW, the name comes from the name of a pretend newspaper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.