– Louie Christie is not, actually, Italian
‘Underground Comedian’ is a phrase Louie Christie coined to describe being a new comedian who is alternative, not mainstream, and not successful.
Louie Christie does not perform live regularly.
He prefers to lurk-around, tinkering on this new thing called ‘The Internet’.
So catch Louie Christie performing live, if you can, on the underground comedy scene, in small basements, below and above pubs.
In London, United Kingdom, and other places.
“Always ready to ask questions about why/how we do things.”
– Pete Camp
Louie Christie is also a fairly decent web developer/computer scientist, and gives good tech talks.
He has never actually done a TED talk, but he gave a bastard of a talk at last year’s London tech unconference. (BarCamp XI.)
Much like the real-life Stefan Butler from Black Mirror Bandersnatch.
Louie Christie also has an MSc in human-centred computer systems. No, he’s not sure what that means either.
Louie Christie mostly does Internet and improv comedy. But whenever he mentions it, most people want to talk about stand-up comedy. Louie Christie does stand-up comedy only very occasionally.
Usually leaving just enough time between gigs to forget any jokes and/or stage craft.
His stand-up comedy style is alternative, observational, irreverent, a bit 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 punk rocker Johnny Rotten started doing butter adverts. And since shop owner Malcolm McLaren manufactured the Sex Pistols boy band. This story has been corroborated by a woman in a pub, and she should know, 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)
Louie Christie basically stands on stage and tells people how he sees the world.
Funny-odd, and, funny “ha ha”.
– Full live show video (Safe For Work Edit)
Louie Christie has never won a comedy competition, let alone entered one.
Except once by accident in Margate.
He didn’t win.
It was won by his arch nemesis, and ex-comedy-partner, ‘musical’ comedian Boris Witzenfeld.
Live UK Tour Dates
GA London, The Relay Building, 1st Floor, 114 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7PT, United Kingdom
3 February, 2020 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tech Panel: Curious about Starting a Career in Tech in 2020?
FREE. Tickets: http://generalassemb.ly/education/curious-about-starting-a-career-in-tech-in-2020/london/100594
St James Hatcham Building, Goldsmiths, University of LondonSt JamesLondon SE14 6AD, London, Greater London, GB, SE14 6AD
4 April, 2020 at 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tech talk: BarCamp London XII
FREE. Tickets: https://twelve.barcamplondon.org/
- Note: Get there early, doors normally open 1 hour earlier.
- Note: If you are one of Louie’s always-late brothers, show starts 4 hours earlier.
Louie Christie is an elusive beast, and catching one of his gigs is a rare prize. (Louie Christie is actually founding member #16 of Angel Comedy club, and even there, he’s only played twice.)
Louie’s Christie’s gigs are normally underground, exclusive, a bit shit, and free to get in.