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Louie Christie: Underground Comedian 😬

‘Underground Comedian’ is a phrase I coined to describe being a comedian who is new, alternative, and not successful.

‘Underground’ also because I mostly perform in pub basements, and/or rooms above pubs.

Happy Halloween! – New Jokes Mondays @ Nice N’Spikey – Louie Christie 31 Oct 2022

Video

Comedy Panel Show about Video Games: The Wheel Of Cheese. It’s not Games Master 😬. I’m in episodes 3 & 6.
– Louie Christie on Brexit at Funny Feckers Comedy Club 2019
– Full live show video (Safe For Work Edit)

Stand-up Comedy

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️ – @AngelComedy 14 Feb 2022

I don’t perform live regularly, I prefer to do comedy on this new-fangled thing called…

‘The Internet’

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 in London, United Kingdom, and other places…

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

Always ready to ask questions about why/how we do things.

– Pete Camp
Louie Christie underground comedian
It’s a novelty torch from bonfire night.

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)

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..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. 🃏ⓔ

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I have never appeared on ITV, or Channel 4 Television, but in the ’80s I once got a letter published in BBC Acorn computer magazine.

A world which is equal parts exciting, mundane[VIP], funny “ha ha”, and funny weird.

Awards

I’ve never won a comedy competition, let alone entered one.

Except once by accident in Margate.

I didn’t win.

It was won by my arch nemesis, and ex-comedy-partner, “musical” comedian Boris Witzenfeld.

My arch nemesis wins comedy trophy and looks like he’s going to bottle someone with it.

I again faced my nemesis Boris Witzenfeld in the underground comedy panel show about video games ‘Wheel Of Cheese’, but did I win?… watch the full episode here

Live dates for international tour of London

Location When Summary Description
  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:

  • underground
  • exclusive*
  • 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.[1][2]

* they’ll normally let anyone in off the street