Fat Penguin (twitter: @thatfatpenguin) is a FREE, monthly comedy night featuring a combination of the best new acts on the circuit, seasoned/jaded professionals and resident MC Jay Handley.
It is held on the LAST WEDNESDAY of EVERY MONTH in the function room of the very excellent Patrick Kavanagh Pub on the corner of Trafalgar and Woodbridge Rd in Moseley Village.
(A pub so steeped in comedy tradition that it has a giant painting of Seinfeld co-creator Larry David hanging above the bar)
Although the night is FREE at the point of entry the audience often feels compelled to donate at the end.
They are compelled mostly by my shameless pleading for cash...
...and, of course, the sheer quality of the entertainment provided.
All money donated goes into a whiskey tin where it is saved up until there is enough of it to pay for a professional comic to headline the night.
Previous headliners include ADAM BLOOM, IAN COGNITO, PAUL SINHA, ROGER MONKHOUSE, GAVIN WEBSTER, CHRISTIAN REILLY, GLENN WOOL, DAN NIGHTINGALE, JASON JOHN WHITEHEAD, ALEX BOARDMAN, PHIL ELLIS, MATT KIRSHEN, JONATHAN MAYOR, ANDY ROBINSON, JAMES COOK, STEVE DAY, GARY DELANEY & ANDY WHITE.
A fine selection indeed!
... MARK CRAM also headlined once too. Receiving entirely no payment.
So yes! Come along! The shows are great fun! Bring everyone you know!