What Are The Chances of That Happening?

Harry Hill headlines as Downstairs at the Drayton goes weekly

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Phil 'Pigeonman'  Zimmerman and Harry Hill

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Comedy at the Drayton

The Drayton Court,
2 The Avenue W13 8PH.

Pub: 0208 997 1019. Ticket hotline: 07853 664 877.

Doors 8pm/show 9pm. Tickets £9.00. Bar till 12am

Tickets are available now by credit card at www.wegottickets.com  

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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.

Phil promises some great shows coming up starting tonight, October 3, when Iranian comic Shappi Khorsandi returns after her sell-out appearance at the Drayton in March. The former Ealing resident will be coming straight from the Albert Hall after a rehearsal for the Secret Policeman's Ball alongside Alan Carr, Frank Skinner and Russell Howard - an Amnesty International event, to be broadcast on TV.

"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