Tonight Pompey Supporters’ Trust chairman Ashley Brown turns comedy promoter to help raise funds for a community share in the club.
Stand Up If You Love Pompey, featuring: The “Absolutely hilarious” (Viz Magazine) Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue who are “A mad, anarchic triumph of stupidity over style and not to be missed” (THE GUARDIAN) or just “Spectacularly funny” (TIME OUT). Joining them on the bill we have “Expert comedy done effortlessly by a veteran” (Edinburgh Evening News) and star of Michael McIntyre’s BBC Comedy Road show, Sean Collins, as well as Andy Askins who’s musical comedy genius will undoubtedly provide “many amazing gags and jokes” (Funny Fecker).
“It’s a fantastic gesture from the comics who are appearing,” said Ashley. “I am really pleased with the quality of the line-up and I hope people support the show, which promises to be excellent.”
This event is part of the Play Up Pompey Music Festival, who are raising money to help get Pompey back on its feet whilst having a great time. Tickets are available from the links on their website www.playuppompey.org or from the Wedgewood Rooms.
Play Up Pompey Music is a joint venture between the city’s stars of music and comedy, promoters, venue/pub owners and the Pompey Supporters’ Trust.
Their mission is to raise money and galvanise support for a community-owned Portsmouth Football Club by holding a festival of events all over the city and surrounding areas during the summer of 2013.
Throughout July the festival will become one of Portsmouth’s most unique community fundraising projects bringing a love of Pompey and music together across the whole city. There are 34 gigs in total.
Awesome night with 3 excellently diverse acts and all fairly locally based. Pick of the crop was Raymond & Mr Timpkins. Originality is rare in the current comedy climate and this duo broke with the accepted agenda and performed a hilarious barrage of visual, musical puns at breakneck speed. Catch them before they go stellar.
I’ve seen Raymond & Mr Timpkins a few times and they are unfailingly brilliant. Sad that I missed them on this occassion. They’re local Pompey treasures.
Really enjoyed Sean Collins and Andy Askins but must agree with you both – Raymond and Mr Timkins were the stand-out act of the night. Stupid/clever/funny.
Didn’t even realise they were Pompey-based.
About time we had a statue erected in the city in their honour.