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sprite-comedy  Stand Up Comedy and Quillarious

Every Monday
Streetbeat Comedy (formerly Camden Comedy at The Cuban, Camden Market) now has a new home: The Old Crown, 33 New Oxford Street WC1A 1BH
Streetbeat Comedy presents two FREE comedy shows fused into one every Monday!
Streetbeat Open Mic Comedy: An amazing bunch of Open mic talent performing their funnies and frolic. New acts or new material.
and...
Introducing Quillarious! A brand new comedy format!
Quillarious is what happens when a room full of people attempt to write five minutes of stand up collectively in an hour. It’s panel show meets comedy workshop as MC Alastair Sadler leads two teams of point hungry audience through a bunch of exercises designed to fluff out the funnies. Will we succeed? Who knows, but we’ll have a bunch of fun along the way.
Experience required = None! Admission = £0 Embarrassment = None!
Just a huge sense of being at the cutting edge of comedy, joy, well being, happiness, and lowering the possibility of nuclear war (none declared at time of publication) ... and it’s funny.
7.30pm start - 10pm
We're upstairs so use the bar on the ground floor to save a trip :-)

Why not bring Quillarious into your office? More fun than you've ever had in the meeting room (excluding that Xmas party!)
Download a pdf of Quillarious for corporate entertainment

sprite-comedy  Show Details in Brief

Starting Mondays from May 8th 2017
Streetbeat Comedy (formerly Camden Comedy at The Cuban, Camden Market) now has a new home.
The Old Crown, 33 New Oxford Street WC1A 1BH
Please arrive by 7.15pm for 7.30 start until 10-10.30pm
Admission is FREE (There will be a bucket for donations - No obligation or arm twisting)

The evening combines to shows:
Streetbeat Comedy Open Mic and Quillarious

Open Mic - Top open mic talent plus newbies perform five minute stand up comedy sets to try out new material, MC'ed by Alastair Sadler.

Quillarious - A new comedy format where the audience compete to write comedy. It's panel show meets comedy workshop.


Tip: Use the bar on the ground floor and bring you drinks up with you.(saves a trip)
Camden Comedy is my new Free Open Mic Comedy Night held upstairs at The Cuban, Camden Market.
Compared by myself it will feature the top open mic talent plus newbies to stand up and something extra??


Come along and be entertained with real live comedy. Some of it you’ll love and some of it will be ‘ok’ and some will be Uh? or even oh! But I guarantee it will fun!

House Rules:
I have a 'support and be nice' rule. It works both ways. The acts are nice to the audience and the audience are nice and supportive to the acts.

Please share our link on Facebook and Twitter everyone knows someone :-)


sprite-comedy  What is Quillarious

Introducing Quillarious! A brand new comedy format!
Quillarious is what happens when a room full of people attempt to write five minutes of stand up collectively in an hour.
It’s panel show meets comedy workshop as MC Alastair Sadler leads two teams of point hungry audience through a bunch of exercises designed to fluff out the funnies.
Will we succeed? Who knows, but we’ll have a bunch of fun along the way.
Experience required = None!
Admission = None!
Embarrassment = None!
...Just a huge sense of being at the cutting edge of comedy, joy, well being, happiness, and lowering the possibility of nuclear war (none declared at time of publication)

"... and the march of a 1000 mile starts with a single joke then gets really silly and we're there in no time :-)" Chairman Mao NOT!

sprite-comedy  Quillarious for corporate events


When it’s a good idea to reward your team with a fun event, the
challenge is to find something that’s fun , new , different that may
even be productive.
Well here it is ... Quillarious the comedy writing game show!

Premise: We use whatever time’s available (usually 90mins or an
afternoon) to collectively write and perform five minutes of stand up
comedy.
The theme of the comedy can be random or a corporate message
e.g. a mission statement. Quillarious is highly adaptable to your
ideas.
We divide into teams, find the funnies and then connect them up in
a back story. These are presented in our ‘Stand Up Challenge.’
And finally, our awards ceremony is where the best contributor
receives one of the highest accolades ever created, a Quillarei!

Why Quillarious:
This is primarily about fun and enjoyment.

Points regarding the underlying psychology can be made if
desired and it’s possible to use Quillarious as part of you
team building strategy.

Quillarious is a challenging activity that’s out of most
people’s comfort zone. By ‘going there’ as a group,
individuals practice supporting each other and reassess
each other's talents.

Creativity is necessary in any problem solving situation. The
clues are there but connecting them up is tough under
competitive or time pressures. Quillarious achieves success
through creating a friendly creative environment, enjoying
failure, but keeping everyone working towards the goal.


Client list including:
? Kings Cross Management Services,
? Wellcome Trust,
? BBC,
? British Army,
? Pride,
? HM Revenue & Customs,
? Ernst & Young,
? British Airways.
Contact:
Alastair Sadler
Mob: 07939012231
Email: salsa@streetbeat.co.uk

sprite-comedy  Where and When

Address:
The Old Crown, 33 New Oxford Street WC1A 1BH

The Old Crown is a traditional pub on the corner of Museum Street and New Oxford Street.
It’s halfway between Tottenham Court Road tube (0.3miles) and Holborn (0.2miles) so easy to walk to within five minutes.
We’re on the second floor so remember stop off at the ground floor bar and bring your drinks up with you.
It’s an old narrow steep staircase so disabled access is difficult. Please ask for assistance.

Map link:

sprite-comedy  How to Perform at Streetbeat Comedy

Important:
Advanced booking is only for the Open mic part of the show i.e. acts with five minutes of prepared material.
To take part in Quillarious does not require booking. Please text if you are bringing a group of four plus so I can arrange seating 07939012231

To acts:
This gig is not a bringer but please do bring your friends anyway as we'll all have a better gig.
Content: As ever I'm steering the show away from course, overtly adult, foul mouthed and the hate filled sets.

Booking form links to get a five minute open mic spot at Quillarious.
Each date has it's own form so choose the right one. If you fill it the form the spot is yours, instantly! Confirmed! Booked and totally in the bag.
If you need to change the date please text me on 07939012231

Choose two or three dates:
30-10-2017
06-11-2017
13-11-2017
20-11-2017
27-11-2017
No shows in December due to Xmas party season. Back in January.

Thanks in advanced Alastair

sprite-comedy  My Favorite comedy gigs on YouTube

Here's a link to my YouTube playlist of my favorite gigs.

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Here's my recent review of a Ta-Ko at Victory Mansions- Stoke Newington

TA-KO at Victory Mansions could be just another restaurant bar amongst the plethora strewn along Stoke Newington High Street. But I was intrigued by the name as Victory Mansions was the run-down apartment block where Winston Smith lived in George Orwell‘s book, 1984. I couldn’t wait to see how that fit with Ta-Ko. I mean, Mexican street food in a 1950s tenement building?
............. read on

More of my reviews for luxurylondon.com.
Ta-Ko at Victory Mansions- Stoke Newington
Wringer Mangle in Spitalfields
Tom Simmons Tower Bridge
Chai Wu at Harrods/
Cocktail Book Club Merchant House - Farringdon
Nine Lives- London Bridge




I've publish more articles on the Salsa Rapido blog.

streetbeat.co.uk/blog

Other Salsa Rapido articles include:
Top Tips for Pre-Beginners in Salsa 10/25/2017
Counts Commonly Used in Salsa 10/18/2017
Salsa Rapido method- Fast, Fun & Progressive 28/09/2017
Travelling steps 30/04/2017
The Mechanics of Spinning 20/04/2017
What is Salsa Style? 08/02/2017
How I got into salsa 11/01/2017
Welcome to the Salsa Rapido Method 09/01/2017
The last two weeks I’ve been gradually integrating the new Blend Format at Camden.
It’s a new way of operating an early week evening that literally ‘blends’ the party and the classes creating an atmosphere of buzz. Fantastic to participate, engaging to watch.
It’s taken a long time to create and I’ve waited until we’re back in Gabeto (formerly The Cuban)
So what’s Blend Format all about?
Within an evening of two and a half hours e.g. 7.30pm - 10pm there’s 105 minutes of tuition fulfilling the needs of beginners through to advanced. This is presented in 15 or 30 minute sessions, Whole group active interspaced with Free Dance time.
There’s constant music and a buzzy mixing and mingling as groups come and go.
Come for the evening, stay for the evening, dance for the evening, socialise for the evening.

Why?
The world has changed!
Our classes are aimed at intelligent career minded people who want to wake up fresh the next day. More and more people respect the ‘not on a school night’ lifestyle. Blend means that dancers don’t have to sacrifice their free dance after the classes for an early finish, as there’s a significant amount of free dance opportunity during the evening.

I’ve spent over twenty years developing salsa teaching so people can learn quicker and better, so Blend has to offer real advantages for tuition.
The free dance sections allow techniques to be discussed, digested and practiced before another load of info arrives. After the free dance you’ll return to the session refreshed in mind and body :-) Finally, Spoiler Alert, the best way to learn salsa is to dance salsa! Freestyle salsa is where you find out if you know something or not.

There’s no doubt that Blend is a long way from the traditional evening class format but I think you’ll find it a rewarding learning experience, more fun and more social.
Whenever people try something new there’s always a little resistance between the familiar and unfamiliar. I know I’ve got form. The 1-Day Intensive courses that seems a familiar part of the salsa scene was once unthinkable. Until I did in 2003.
Enjoy Blend and please let me know what you think :-) Alastair
We're Back!!!
After months in the wilderness of Camden Market we're back at the venue formerly known as The Cuban and now called Gabeto. It's a new clean shiny bar in the same building and the decor's more London and less Havana.

Join Moe, DeLarry and Me for a bunch of classes and fun

Some of the classes will be in Gabeto bar and some in Gabeto Studio AKA Alchemy but come to the bar first.

NEW START TIME OF 7.30pm we will be starting on time with or without you so please check in early.

New Pricing: £10 per evening. We'll be introducing a Cafe Nero style loyalty card.

I'd like to thank everyone for their support over this summer and welcome everyone back to get this night buzzing.
Professional lifestyle blogger Lela London came on the Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive and blogged about it.
Read her report:

becoming baby dirty dancing salsa swing dance london

"Whether you're prepping for a trip to Cuba or simply want to burn 2000 calories feeling sexy, Salsa Rapido is an absolute must."


I've set up a new section on the site for Tripadvisor reviews of the 1-Day Intensive Course.
If you've been on the course recently and would be kind enough to review it please go to
link
Thanks in advance :-)
For suggestions and suggestions please email me at salsa@streetbeat.co.uk

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