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Anthony's Fat Theo Comedy Club is promising loads of laughs

Ryan Smith 25th Apr, 2022 Updated: 25th Apr, 2022

THE first ever Redditch comedy club is gearing up to show the whole town how powerful laughter can be.

‘Fat Theo Comedy Club’ in Matchborough will be opening its doors on Friday, August 12.

It is owned by comedian Anthony Theophanous, also known as MC Fat Theo, who suffered a brain haemorrhage that left him unable to work and suffering with amnesia.

As part of his rehabilitation, staff at Moor Green brain injury unit suggested he tried activities that would help him to rebuild pathways in his brain.

While searching, Anthony came across the Ultra Comedy course on social media.

He said: “I’ve always been a huge comedy fan, before my brain injury my wife and I travelled throughout the country watching big name stars such as Kevin Hart, Frankie Boyle, and Chris Rock.

“I dreamt about being a comedian but my working life meant I was always too busy.”

The grand opening night lineup includes English Comedian of the Year Rob Mulholland as well as Lindsey Santoro, who was a former finalist for the same award.

‘Live at the Apollo’s’ Scott Bennett is also on the guest list and those attending will get a free glass of bubbly to enjoy the comedy with.

Friday and Saturday nights at the Comedy Club will be reserved for professional comedians, however there will be oppurtunities for new and developing acts to get the chance to appear on stage.

Anthony has spent three years as an independent promoter, bringing shows to pubs and social clubs across the Midlands.

He added: “I hope to create a place where people of Redditch and Worcestershire have access to professional comedy shows at reasonable prices.

“Whilst there’s Glee in Birmingham it’s quite a journey and an expensive night out.

“In my time as a promoter I’ve made some amazing connections within the UK comedy circuit.

“Redditch doesn’t have anything like what I’m intending, so potentially there’s a new great night out for everyone.”

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