SPENCER JONES and STUART LAWS
HOUNSLOW ARTS CENTRE
This month we have best musical and variety and best breakthrough nominee at the 2016 Chortle Awards – Spencer Jones as ‘The Herbert’
The Herbert is an innovative character that has catapulted Spencer Jones to the forefront of the comedy world – after a an acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe, two sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre and a Live at the BBC Special he comes to Hounslow Arts Centre on the 3rd June.
An unlikely hero dressed in white tights and a T-shirt with a photo of a budgie on it.
Childlike and cheeky, The Herbert would much rather splurge cash on trinkets from the internet than knuckle under. He’s amassed quite a collection and has more than a few ideas of how he can pass the time with them. His wife and relatives despair of him, he’s a dad after all
‘Spencer Jones has built one of the silliest, most consuming shows of the Fringe.’ ★★★★★ Times
‘A joyous hour of props-based lunacy… Utterly delightful.’ ★★★★ Time Out
‘You can compare him to the like of Mr Bean (obviously) and Reeves and Mortimer, but while Jones is a worthy successor to such forebears, he does something unique across the worlds of physical comedy and surrealism.’ ★★★★1/2 Chortle
‘This show is joyful…the spirit of Tommy Cooper and Eric Morecambe and Mr Bean.’ Scotland on Sunday ‘A joyous extravaganza of prop-led bonkersness.’
★★★★ The List
Joining Spencer is the ever-innovative Stuart Laws.
Stuart was So Preoccupied With Whether Or Not He Could That He Didn’t Stop to Think Whether He Should (1hr show).
Stuart Laws is the guy who does all the comedy at Turtle Canyon Comedy and supported James Acaster on tour. He's also surprised everyone by getting on to his fourth hour. He really can’t go into it but it’s about the summer of 2001, puffins, breweries and paper rounds. Just like every other comedy show at the moment.
‘chronically funny stand up’ TimeOut
‘It’s a confident performance of confident material... priceless.’ Chortle