Louie Christie is an Underground Comedian

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‘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’.

Louie Christie in a computer server room, plugging in network cables.
Action shot: Louie Christie fixes 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.

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Action shot: Louie Christie delivers Christmas presents to every child in the world in one day. (Joke. That would be ridiculous.)

Louie Christie also entertains worldwide at European music festivals (mostly behind the bar pulling pints), and is big in certain parts of the quilted multiverse.[1][2]

“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.

He has an MSc in human-centred computer systems. No, he’s not sure what that means either.

Stand-up Comedy

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It’s a novelty torch from bonfire night.


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, mother-in-law, jokes that were popular at the time. The term ‘alternative’ has somewhat lost it’s meaning ever since Sid Vicious started doing butter adverts.
Observational: Not one-liners
Irreverent: Not reverent
Dry: Not sure (computer thinks dry is a bit like Bill Murray)

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Louie Christie basically stands on stage and tells people how he sees the world.

A world which is equal parts funny, exciting, mundane[VIP], and surreal.

Funny-odd, and, funny “ha ha”.

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Louie Christie has never appeared on ITV, or Channel 4 Television, but he was a big fan of Oracle Teletext in the 1980’s. He also got a letter published once in BBC Acorn computer magazine.

Awards

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.

Boris Witzenfeld wins comedy trophy and looks a bit scarily happy about it.
Boris Witzenfeld wins comedy trophy and looks like he’s going to bottle someone with it.

Live UK Tour Dates

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  • 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.