Comedy Beats for the 12th Man

Very special 12th Man fundraiser at The All Saints Centre Lewes

Lewes Football Club, Lewes FC Supporters Club and Comedy Beats announce a very special evening of superb stand-up comedy, featuring some of the best comedians on the circuit.

The event, at the All Saints Centre Lewes on Tuesday March 28, is headlined by TV personality, Leyton Orient fan and regular on Talksport and BBC 5Live Bob Mills, accompanied by Micheal Legge, co-presenter on Absolute Radio Sunday show and BBC6 music, and Pierre Hollins, a favourite on the comedy circuit for many years, who has headlined clubs throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

The night is hosted by Dan Evans, whose radio appearances include Brain Candy (BBC3 & 2), Channel 5 at The Store, Channel 5 Comedy Zone and the Radio 2 Stand Up Show.

The event is sponsored by Lewes FC shirt sponsors ViiSana

All proceeds from the night will go directly into Lewes Football Club’s 12-Man fund, as Darren Freeman’s men continue their push for promotion.

Rook’s CEO Kevin Miller said, “I’d like to thank Mark Coxon at Comedy Beats for working so hard to get such a superb line-up together, Paul Ollerton and the team at ViiSana for sponsoring the event, and to David Arnold and all at the Supporters Club for putting the team together to run the bar and raffle on the night. It’s a bit of a coup for us, its for a brilliant cause, and I hope that Rooks fans and owners sell the place out and make it a fantastic night!”

Tickets are just £9, doors & bar open from 7pm, (event starts at 8pm) and are available at the club’s main office, and will be sold in the Club Shop on Matchdays from today’s game against Chipstead.

Profiles of the Acts:

Bob Mills left school early to join the merchant navy – but quit just nine days into his training.

He drifted around London for a while, working valet in King’s Cross, until he discovered the alternative comedy scene, paying £1 to see Mark Thomas and Mark Steel at the Market Tavern in Islington in 1983. Two years later he started on the London scene himself.

He became best known for the late-night cult show In Bed With MeDinner, in which he commented on documentary video footage. He also hosted ITV’s daytime game show Win, Lose Or Draw, as well as LWT’s There’s Only One Brian Moore and Dial Midnight, plus Not A Lot Of People Know That for BBC1.

In 1995 he starred in Channel 4’s The Show, eight one hour programmes featuring fly-on-the-wall film of the making of a real chat show.

The following year, he wrote Bob Martin – a behind-the-scenes show about a fictional chat show that gave Michael Barrymore his acting debut, but was criticised for being a pale British imitation of The Larry Sanders Show.

His writing career has also included the six-part comedy-drama Northern Lights, an episode of Channel 4’s Shameless and the 2006 film Pierrepoint that starred Timothy Spall as Britain’s last hangman.

A Leyton Orient fan, he regularly appears on Talksport and BBC Five Live’s Fighting Talk and writes a regular column in the Orient programme. He often sits in for Danny Baker on BBC London radio.

Michael legge,

Co-presenter on Absolute Radio Sunday show with Dave Gorman. Co-presenter with Andrew Collins on BBC6 music. Appearances on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience on Comedy Central.

Michael has performed in Edinburgh to great acclaim with shows Free Wifi and What A Shame. His most recent Edinburgh show, Tell It Like It Is, Steve, received 5 Four Star Reviews. He is also a key team member of the award-winning podcast, Do The Right Thing, is part of the sketch group Los Quattros Cvnts and performs regularly with Robin Ince in their show, Righteous Ire, Pointless Anger.

Pierre Hollins is a stand-up comedian, with a compulsion for absurd guitar posturing. Pierre has been a comedy circuit favourite for many years, and has headlined clubs throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

• He is: “always enjoyable, often inspired” The Source

• He has: “an easy going joyful manner, laced and juxtaposed with pathos and reality that only an experienced comedian and earthling can bring you” (Taking The Piste Tour)

• He should be: “made the mayor of a small village” Shanghai City Weekend

Host Dan Evans

‘Skilful and surreal’ The Scotsman
‘Original and inventive’ The Times

Dan Evans first appeared on the comedy circuit in 1994, shortly afterwards leaving a promising career as one of East Anglia’s leading office menials to go full time.

Over the past decade his twisted logic has delighted the nation, helping it through the dark days of the death of HRH The Queen Mother and the uncertainties of 21st century property prices.

As well as playing clubs and universities throughout the UK, Dan has gigged in Holland, Germany, Dubai and Ireland as well as being part of the sell-out Screaming Blue Murder Cabaret and Avalon Comedy Zones at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Dan’s TV and radio appearances include Brain Candy (BBC3 & 2), Channel 5 at The Store, Channel 5 Comedy Zone and the Radio 2 Stand Up Show.

He writes too, with many credits including The Very World of Milton Jones (R4 – Sony Award Winner), Rory Bremner Who Else? (CH 4), The Eleven O’Clock Show (CH 4), The Live Floor Show (BBC 1), Revolver (BBC 1) and The Joan Rivers Position (CH 5).