What Are The Chances of That Happening?
Harry Hill headlines as Downstairs at the Drayton goes weekly
Harry Hill had trouble finding the Drayton Court because he said The Avenue 'wasn't on his map'. Well this comedy night is firmly on the map now.
"We were bombarded with requests for tickets for this show and could have sold it five times over," said promoter and resident comic, the legendary Pigeonman Phil Zimmerman. "It was a really memorable night for the lucky few who managed to get tickets and fantastic to get someone like Harry to launch the new phase of world domination for the club."
From October Downstairs at the Drayton goes weekly. And Phil says they intend to wipe the floor with all opposition, including he says, "the west London and Bucks Feral Pigeon Fanciers Society who have been trying to hire out the room for their evil meetings."
The comedy club has been running since february 2007, and has quickly built up a reputation for putting on a great night featuring big name acts.
Stars from TV such as Reginald D Hunter, Steven K Amos, Brendan Burns, Jim Tavare, Shappi Khorsandi, Simon Munnery and Lucy Porter have all played the atmospheric intimate 92-seater venue. And with an exciting line up planned for the autumn, the club's reputation as the hottest comedy ticket in west London looks set to grow.
"Shappi is a former Ealing resident, having had her first dabble with the delights of alcohol at the Drayton," said Phil.
Following a sell-out run of her one-woman show Asylum Speaker at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival and an extended run at The Soho Theatre, Shappi is also due to hit our screens this autumn on BBC1's Lenny's Britain and BBC4's Never Mind the Full Stops. She has also appeared on host of radio shows and waseven a panellist on BBC's Question Time. Completing the line-up is the hilarious Hal Cruttenden, plus special guests, with Phil Zimmerman as mc.
October 9, 2008