‘Underground Comedian’ is a phrase I coined to describe being a comedian who is new, alternative… and not successful.
And because I mostly perform in dark basements in rooms above pubs.
I don’t perform live regularly, I prefer to do comedy on this new-fangled thing called…
I only perform stand-up comedy occasionally.
Usually leaving just enough time between gigs to forget any jokes and/or stage craft.
Catch me live if you can in London, United Kingdom, and other places…
– Pete CampAlways ready to ask questions about why/how we do things.
My stand-up comedy style has been described as alternative, observational, and irreverent – by me.
It’s been described by others as as dry and multi-layered…
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Alternative: Following in the footsteps of the British 1980's comedy movement that offered an alternative to the racist and mother-in-law jokes that were popular at the time. The term ‘alternative’ has somewhat lost it’s meaning ever since I saw a billboard of punk rocker Johnny Rotten doing a butter advert. And since I discovered shop owner Malcolm McLaren manufactured the Sex Pistols as a boy band - I was told this story in a pub by a club promoter and she should know, she said she was a groupie at the time and “alternative”.
Observational: Not one-liners
Irreverent: Not reverent
Dry: Not sure (computer thinks dry is a bit like Bill Murray)
..and apparently, surreal, but I don’t see it that way.
Basically I just stand on stage and tell people how I see the world. 🃏ⓔ
A world which is equal parts exciting, mundane[VIP], funny “ha ha”, and funny weird.
I’ve never won a comedy competition, let alone entered one.
Except once by accident in Margate .
(In the Tom Thumb Theatre what they proudly claim to be Britain’s second smallest theatre.)
I didn’t win.
It was won by my arch nemesis, and ex-comedy-partner, “musical” comedian Boris Witzenfeld.
I have however, once, gatecrashed The British Comedy Awards:
Live dates for international tour of London
The Unknown Theatre - Meta Horizon Worlds
18 April, 2023 at 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Virtual Reality Gig - TBC
Upper Norwood Library Hub, SE191TJ
26 April, 2023 at 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Laughs at the Library - Compère/MC: Louie Christie
Free. Tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/uppernorwoodlibraryhub/
5 June, 2023 at 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kate Smurfwaite's Stand Up Comedy New Act Showcase TBC
3 Apr - 5 Jun
- Note: Get there early, doors normally open 1 hour earlier.
- Note: If you are one of my always-late brothers, show starts 4 hours earlier.
I’m an elusive beast, and catching one of my stand-up comedy gigs is a rare prize.
I’m actually founding member #16 of the The Bill Murray, Angel Comedy Club, and I’ve never even performed there.
My comedy gigs are normally at ensemble nights that are:
- questionable quality
- free to get in
I also entertain worldwide at European music festivals sometimes (behind the bar pulling pints) and I’m big in certain parts of the quilted multiverse.
* they’ll normally let anyone in off the street