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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’.
So catch him 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 give a bastard of a talk at BarCamp London XI.)
Louie Christie mostly performs 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)
Louie Christie basically stands on stage and tells people how he sees the world.
Funny-odd, and, funny “ha ha”.
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
The Constitution, 42 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0QT, UK
21 September, 2019 at 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
- 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.