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Lovely intimate venue with friendly staff. A brilliant night out.
Fantastic night. Well done to all. So good to see and be part of live entertainment again Dawn Wilson Sunday 4 Oct 2020
Hi Martin ,Great night as ever Will back soon
David Dennehy sent Sunday 20 October 2019
Brilliant show on Saturday! Martin Van Diggelen Wednesday 19 June 2019
Yay!! Amazing, I was there and it was cracking! Such a good night xx
Ali Jerman sent Monday 17 June 2019
(I had a great time, the comedians really made me laugh)
Joanne Silberner sent Sunday 16 June 2019
A really fun evening with an intimate crowd above the Pembroke Castle pub. Highly recommended and well organised with an interesting selection of acts. Martin Besserman is a very welcoming host who is extremely passionate about the art of comedy and ensuring everyone has a great time! I will most definitely attend again.Friday 14 June 2019
a top evening with all acts excellent, a full house and the ever hilarious Mr Davro! He was ace. A top evening, thanks Martin xx Ali Jerman Sunday 3 March 2019
Hello Martin ! Thank you for a wonderful evening, I will definitely recommend and return .. Leanne Lewis Sunday 13 January 2019
Was an absolute pleasure watching the amazing @LostVoiceGuy last night at @MonkeyBizCamden @the_pembroke! So, so funny! And so wonderful to have a drink & a chat with you afterwrds! Come back again soon! Love 'Boris'...x Michelle O'Callaghan sent Monday 19 December2018
I really enjoyed Saturday night. It was a really posh crowd wasn't it!
I spotted Mrs Bridget Jones in front of me. How bizarre that the three audience members engaged with were two childrens' authors and a TV development person!
I thought Inder Manocha was amazing and really liked Josh Howie's droll delivery.
It was a heavenly venue too. My friend who is a great comedy connosseiur, loved it.
All the very best Anna Somerset sent Monday 19 November 2018
Hi Martin,An excellent evening! Steve McClean was great, mark silcox was the best for me. Just hysterical.
Will def be at primrose hillThanks Helen Style sent Sunday 30 September 2018
Thanks Martin - we had a great time and will definitely be back to see you soon.
John Feeley sent Sunday 4 February 2018
Just left Monkey Business and had such a great night Hilarious comedians I cried with laughter most of the night Thanks to all the comedians Laughter is such a great thing and it must be a wonderful feeling to see so many happy people because of you Ange Catterick X:) sent Sunday 4 February 2018
Thank you Martin- it was so a fantastic show last night- we all had a great time and they were all so completely differently! See you next time Caroline Towning sent Sunday 19 November 2017
Hello Martin,Thank you so much for such a wonderful evening, my family and I had a great time!I will for sure write a review for you! It was honestly such a lovely evening.Thank you again.Lucy O'connell sent Sunday 10 September 2017
Hi Martin,We were a group of 5 on Saturday 1st July and we all enjoyed the evening immensely.Our small group had quite a mixture of ages (16 years, 18 years as well as a few older ones!) and the acts impressed us all.The live jazz at the start of the evening was great and all 3 acts were very very funny and very entertaining.We will most definitely be back for more.Many thanks again. Carol Sheils sent Monday 4 July 2017
I had my birthday bash at Monkey Business, Hampstead on above date. We had an absolutely fabulous night! Martin is a wonderful host and MC and kept the pace going throughout the evening. The acts were diverse but all hilarious in their own way. The intimate setting acts in its favour as it feels like its all happening in your own living room! Even the little bit of 'admin' that played out added to the humour!!I highly recommend Monkey Business for any kind of event; you are guaranteed a great night out!!Thanks also to Martin for getting everyone to sing happy birthday to me...truly personal touch. I will be back for sure! Pav Sent Monday 8 May 2017
Thank you Martin for bringing some night life to Hampstead.We had a delightful evening.
Our best wishes for your continued success,
Carol & Michael Carol Hopson sent Sunday 16 April 2017
Brilliant show and there was good will and laughter the whole evening .. a great post Brexit achievement Biba Sharon Anderson Sent Sunday 2 April 2017
Have any of you locals been to the monkey business comedy club above cafe rouge in Hampstead on a Saturday night? If not - get down there - haven't laughed so much in ages - a cosy relaxed venue with quality acts - totally brilliant and a bargain too! Haven't been to a comedy club for a long time and am now hooked - although might not sit right at the front next time.........Jane Bone sent Sunday 19 March 2017
great night out, with a good variety of acts and a friendly atmosphere.Would recommend.Vikki Fox sent Monday 6 March 2017
We had a really great evening. I will be telling my friends from Bushey to make the effort in future; its certainly worth the journey.
If you have advance notice of when James Veitch is perforning again I will bring a whole party. He is a really original and clever talent.
Laurence Brass sent Sunday 5 March 2017
thank you for a lovely evening last night. We realy enjoyed it and now the whole club knows our names hee hee. Great fun. Hope to see you soon . Very happy new year . Love Evelyn Jiver xxxx sent Sunday 25 December 2016
Hi Martin ,
Really fun night! We'll definitely join you againThanksLiz Liz Bowers sent Sunday 25 December 2016
I am (sadly) back in the US now, having just returned from my trip. I just wanted to tell you again what a wonderful time I had at your comedy club last Saturday night. I saw a lot of comedy over the course of my week there, and your club had some of the best performers I saw, truly. You made me feel welcome, you were a great emcee, and I really appreciated you taking the time to speak with me. I hope I may stay in touch with you, and I will certainly thank you in my dissertation. I really had a blast with you and it was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. At some point, I may want to interview you by email - would you be open to this? Regardless, thank you so much, again. It was wonderful meeting you - you're incredibly charming. :)
Rachel Blackburn sent Sunday 27 November 2016
· A big thank you for a fun filled night at Monkey Business Comedy Club Last night, I haven't laughed like that in years! Christine Moloney sent Sunday 4 September 2016
s It was such a great night, so many great acts. Spyros Melari sent Sunday 4 September 2016
Hi Martin ,Very well done for getting Omid Djilli who was so funny and brilliant , and the other acts were also great .
Keep up your good work Jessica Davis sent Sunday 7 August 2016
Hello Martin.We had a great day from start to finish.Loved getting involved. Magda filmed my part in it and we couldn't stop laughing. He was great and so were all the other acts. We'll definitely be back and hopefully with a small army. Wasn't what we were expecting. Was a nice touch that you meeted and greeted every one on the way in, made it more personal and got every one involved. Great meeting you mate and we'll be seeing you again soon!Do widzenia Craig Watson Sunday 26 June 2016
Dear Martin, thankyou for an absolutely amazing evening. I still can't believe that I got to see the No Frills Twins, and meet them . . . And sing with Vanessa on Aran's beautiful guitar!! It was a truly memorable evening where one of my biggest dreams came true, so I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making it possible!
Warm Wishes and huge thanks Kirstie Ross sent Monday 22 May 2016
Hi Martin,Thanks for your email. The opening night was amazing experience and such wonderful quality of live comedy. Simple feedback 'Great comedy evening'.I look forward to attending more events organised by you and Monkey Business Comedy Club. As I won two tickets in the draw at the end, I would like to make my next visit soon. Can you kindly suggest how do we get those tickets and next set of gigs?Looking forward to hear from you. Regards,Pooja sent Tuesday 8 March 2016
Dear Martin,My brother and I visited your comedy club yesterday and absolutely loved it!Unfortunately we forgot all of the names, so I was wondering if you wouldcare to e-mail them to me? And if I ever find myself in London again, I willbe sure to swing by one of the venues.Kind regards,Renee van de Wetering (The Netherlands) sent Sunday 10 January 2016
Hi Martin We had a lovely time on Saturday night. The venue was excellent. . Christian was great and Rachel is very talented – I was singing her “I’m amazing” song all the way home! Best regards James Hurst sent 23 /11 2015
Hi Martin ,
absolutely awesome show you did really well and look forward to seeing u again soon ! Dot Lea sent Tuesday 8 September 2015
Thank you we really enjoyed our selves!
Vinay Sodha sent Sunday 6 September 2015
Thank you Martin, we had a great time, no doubt we will be back again. Keep us in the loop about any change in venue.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Brian Hanley sent Sunday 10 May 2015
A real variety of acts with both established comedy veterans and bright new talent topped off with the legend that is Harry Hill. Hill on great form, took the audience in to his playful, surreal and extremely funnyl world. Just a brilliant show.
Dicki R sent 5 May 2015
You are a warm and generous host and I think it was a really lovely evening. Kind regards Stephen Diplacito
sent Sat 21 Feb 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Will be in touch soon as I won the two free tickets...yay!!!!!!
Paul Grisby sent Thursday 12 Feb 2015
Martin…always a good evening and we’ll see you again soon. We liked the Israeli guy and the tally skinny blonde one!
Sara Rei sent Sunday 11 January 2015
Hi Martin,We all had a great time, thanks for the laughs. We were extremely drunk too so apologies if we got too raucous. matthew jlow sent Sunday 11 January 2015
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you. We went to bamboo last night to eat and watch your comedy. We were with 2 other couples, had great food and the comedy was fab. A great venue and very well organised.Thanks, happy new year Simon Baskind sent Thursday 1 January 2015
Hi Martin,It was an excellent evening, my friend and I are visiting from Jersey, we don't have comedy clubs on the island, it was something different for us to do and very entertaining.We laughed all the way back to the hotel!Thank you for a great memory to take across the channel.Heather Brown & Dom sent Sunday 8 June 2014
Hi Martin,Thank you so much for your hospitality. We girls had a great time.Hope to visit again sometime.
Best wishes naz azim sent Monday 19 April 2014
Thank you Martin.
We all had a great time!! Hope to see you again soon Salih, Naz and Kaniz sent Sunday 13 April 2014
I just wanted to say thank you very much for a fab comedy night on Saturday just gone. It was my birthday and we'd travelled all the way from wigan,and wow you had Lee Nelson. I was a bit gutted that I didn't get to meet him, but I know how busy he must be!
The night you put on I thought was fantastic, it was great value and all the comedy acts were great. I don't think there's anything else you could possibly do to make it better than it already was!
Keep up the fantastic work
All the best Ian Graham Tuesday 1st April 2014
Thank you for such a great night! We all found it hilarious. A pleasant surprise, we were looking for a comedy club and were handed your flyer earlier in the day so a perfect end to the day, even if we did have a mad dash across London to catch the last train!
The musical guy was my favourite! . I'd definitely see him again. Could you remind me of his name please? (she is talking about Jay Foreman)
We will be back again, Thank you very much!
Emma Martin x sent Saturday 23 February 2014
Hi Martin ,
We had a very good night
Cheers Ian Quest sent Sunday 17 February 2014
We had a great night!
Georgina Partridge x sent Monday 18 February 2014
Thanks for your mail. We all had a great night out with you. Although annoying that group provided the performers with a perfect destination for humiliation and vitriol. So not all bad.See you again.Rob Dyke sent 10 February 2014
No need to apologise. I had a really fun evening and I have to hand it to the comedians they did a sterling job of handling the disruptive elements.
Best regards, Ben Walker sent Sunday 9 February 2014
Thanks for a wonderfully entertaining night, the line up was awesome and it more than made up for New Years Eve.
Haven't laughed like that for ages, we all had a great night. Sorry if at times we were a little loud! No doubt you will be seeing us again and we very much look forward to it
Best wishes Kim Chambers sent Monday 3 Feb 2014
My girlfriend and I came to the club for the first time on Saturday night and really enjoyed ourselves. All of the comedians were fantastic,
We would like to reserve tickets for the Friday 14th Valentine’s Day Special at The Oxford. Many thanks Jonathan
Jonathan Friedman Chales Marks sent Monday 3 Feb 2014
had a great evening. Really good acts and great crowd Chales Marks sent Monday 3 Feb 2014
It was the best comedy night that we have been to for ages. We particularly liked Arthur Smith ( always great) and Pat Cahill. Great atmosphere.
Thanks Tina Whiteson sent Sunday 2 February 2014
We had a fun time last night! We enjoyed all the acts, and in particular, Rob the Canadian and the Norweigian girl were distinctive. It was a nice intimate atmosphere,
Looking forward to more,Best Eil Wyn Lim sent Friday 24 January 2014
Classification: UNCLASSIFIEDHI Martin. The evening was great and I was impressed with the range of acts that you had and their differences which was very refreshing and in ways they all made me laugh. The 2 youngest were so funny. I found it quite frustrating when some in the audience were a little disrespectful to the acts but that is the nature of it and at the end of the day they will learn. I will definitely hope to come again. With kind regards Tina Biggs sent Monday 6 January 2014
Had a great night thanks Martin, great to win two free tickets aswell!!! Will be down again soon.
Regards Germaine Smith Sunday 5 January 2014
Thank you for a very funny night. All the acts were very good even though my friend spent half the night asleep! Too much fun. Will defiantly be coming back soon.See you again soon.Thanks again.Chris House sent Sunday 27 October 2013
Thanks very much for Saturday night, it was a really special birthday and everyone had such a good time.All of the acts were great, and Daniel Simonsen was on top form! Hopefully be heading to see something at the new venue in CG.
Take care,Grace hetheringtonx sent Monday 14 October 2013
Very enjoyable Martin – I thought warm up acts were good and Daniel Simonsen hilarious Cheers Richard seddon Sent Monday 14 October2013
Good on ya. Thursday's gig was Awesome!x Have a confession for you Martin. Don't think we paid for the tickets cos we arrived late & had to rush back to the Hotel. Please send me a bill & I'll cough up or I can pay double next gig? I could even dance for the money i.e. my debut Stand up is on Friday, 6th Dec @ Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff! (Don't think I'm quite your lineup calibre, yet!) It was such a laugh on Thursday @ your gig. Sooo surreal! At one point we were all singing joining in the chorus with that brill solo acoustic guitarist & singer singing something about preferring Jif to Cif when mum (as in Jaquie's mum) linked arms with me on the Chesterfield & swaying back & forth to the music (she really enjoyed herself - not bad for an 82yrs old woman, aye?) and Cynthia started to sing, "Praise the Lord, Jesus Christ! Praise the Lord!!" Bloody Brilliant. Can't wait for the next gig.xRhian Stewart Sent Saturday 12 October 2013
Thank you for your lovely email. I have had a fantastic night and will definitely join you soon again. Can you kindly send me the name of this German comedian again. He was just amazing. Haven’t laughed that much in a comedy show for a long time. Christian Schulte Loh All the best ,Stefanie Stefanie Kraus Sent Sunday 6 October 2013
Hi Martin, I'm Gaynor I came to The Oxford for the comedy club Had a fab time x sent Friday 13 September 2013
Hi Martin, It was a good on Saturday- I loved that guy with the guitar- was that Eliot?Dad really enjoyed it too. how was Speakers Corner? That sounds like fun J H Hannah Metcalfe Sent Monday 2 September
Hi Martin, Thank you for the email, so nice of you ! Me especially but all the other ladies really enjoyed Last night, all the acts were great in their individual way! Look forward to the next time :-) Vivi x sent Sunday 1 September 2013
It was a great night! Thank you Hope to see you again soon x Gabby Barnett sent Sunday 26 May 2013
Totally loved it. I've been coming to Monkey Business for about five years. In that time I've seen a mind-blowing stream of comics pass through your doors - including Stephen K Amos, Lee Evans and Scott Capuro. I've probably belly laughed more in your club than throughout the rest of my whole life! Which doesn't say much about my life, but is testament to the quality of your nights. Even though I've seen his act five times now, Wes Zaharuk the film noir clown has me in hysterics every time (and usually covered in reams of toilet paper, cigars and exploded banana too). I think what you've built is unique and you should keep doing it forever. You must have inspired me, as I've recently taken to the open mic slot myself. Hope you have a good week. Sam and Faye sent Tuesday 21 May 2013
Thanks Martin. We had a good time. Nice venue. Good food. Would come again. I really liked the first guy from glasgow Stephen Carlin. Smart and very witty. The new guy Luke Stephen from essex has promise too. Didnt really enjoy your headline act Scott Capurro though sorry to say. I found his mockery of jesus christ in really bad taste. Best regards Tania Lee sent Sunday 19 May 2013
Hi Martin,I came to the gig last night and enjoyed it a lot ,Best regards Stuart Mason sent Sunday 19 May 2013
Hi MartinIt was a great night, both Katherine and I really enjoyed it. See you soon Best Omar Dean sent Friday 5 April 2013
Hi Martin,Thanks for having us. Had a great night. Loving the focus on new talent, makes it really raw and exciting! Will be back soon no doubt Marie Dennehy sent Friday 22 March 2013
Thanks for a truly fabulous night last night, Martin. Watching Lewis Schaffer is like sitting in on a masterclass on improv.
Kyle Wallace sent Friday 22 March 2013
Hi Martin,Lisa I had a fantastic night. We lived the whole evening, and you did a great job of keeping the whole thing such good fun. We'd love to come back again soon, and I'm sure we will! Tom Hopkins sent Friday 22 March 2013
T'was a total joy Sir. Eyethangyaw... David Jordan sent Sunday 3 March 2013
Nice work Martin Besserman another fun night. Samuel E. Raven sent Sunday 3 March 2013
YOUR COMMENTS REGARDING ADAM HILLS GIG on Saturday 9 February 2013
Hello MartinI came from Sheffield and it was my first time at a comedy club. What a deft and busy man you are. Definetely doing positive good - you have systems in place of course.Feedback: I liked so much where do I start.Personally, I really appreciated the concessionary ticket that you allowed me. Then there was the deft way you handled seating people into a crowded room. The acts were all funny in different ways and not smutty at all.Adam Hill has very pertinent jokes for today and great stagecraft no wonder he is so popular. Maggy did well too as the warm up. And the positive note he finished on was great "Touch that frog" - kiss it if you dare.Next time I'll get there earlier and sit in the room.Thanks for asking. It made sure I followed my intention to give you feedback.
All the best Hazel Croucher sent 10 February 2013
Hi Martin,saw you last night at monkey Business.Me and the wife both agreed, best set of the night!
marksilcox Sent Sunday 3 February 2013
Martin,we had such a great night on Saturday - good variety and the whole party loved it.Thanks very much!
kate gallagher sent Sunday, 3 February 2013
Hi Martin, Just wanted to say that Saturday was my first monkey business experience and I loved it. Gary Delaney was AWESOME!Tina Campanella sent Tuesday 15 Janury 2013 Hi Martin,nI recently attended your New Year's Eve event at the Sir Richard Steele with my partner and we had an amazing night. Best wishes,Greg Bailey sent Friday, 4 January 2013
Hi Martin, So Sorry we left so sudden, but we had to, we suddenly looked at the time and we just made it to the station in time.But the show was awesome Emmeli Krainert Egtved sent Sunday 9 December 2012
Hi Martin, We all had a great time! We are looking forward to our next session at Monkey Business!Great job with the club...Cordially,Shanker Achari sent Sunday 9 December 2012
Hi Martin Thank you for a great evening. Both myself and my friends really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you Sergio sent Monday 3 December 2012
Hi Martin – We had a really good evening. Enjoyed every act – the first time I think I’ve ever been able to say that at any comedy gig!.Christian and Johnny Awsum were outstanding! See you soon. Greg Campbell sent Sunday 2 December 2012
Dear Martin,What a smashing show .Keep it up Love Carina Carina Cohen sent Sunday 25 November 2012
Martin,Thank you again for a fabulous night xxxxx Cate Mackenzie sent Sunday 25 November 2012
Hi Martin,Lovely to meet you briefly on Saturday night. It was a fab show.David Jordan sent Tuesday 20 November 2012
Dear Martin.Just a note to say for all the right reasons thursday was a blast. Best £5spent ever! Will def book again next time im in london!Aldo (AKA Penn) Sent Monday 29 Octoer 2012
Hi Martin Really enjoyed the night. A good variety of turns as always.Are you allowed to request frummers don't sit in the front? I only say this as one Jew to another!Think that was the main reason your last guy struggled a bit. He had a brick wall just in front of him.He was a clever and funny guy.We'll make sure to come back again before the decor changes .Best, Mark Cooper sent Sunday 27 October 2012 I wanted to thank you for a great evening on Saturday.That was my daughters first comedy show and she left with sore cheeks from laughing and smiling the whole night.The highlight of the evening was surely FOIL ARMS and HOG, even with the tech issues,which they creatively worked into their routine.You burst my daughters comedy cherry perfectly and for that I thank you. Stuart and Meghan sent Monday 15 October 2012 Hi MartinJust wanted to say thank you for a really enjoyable night on Saturday at the Steele's.Despite forgetful poets, random drunk french girls, and a bit of a wait for the last 3 acts my wife & I had a great night really loved (almost) all of the acts. Jeff Innocent & Marla Schulz both had us in stitches.We were out celebrating our wedding anniversary and couldnt have had a better time (even if we'd paid twice as much to see some big name in the west end).Thanks again and please add me to your mailing list (if you have one)Regards Darren Shoffren sent Monday 10 September 2012
Was an interesting night Martin, very entertaining and at times jaw dropping!! Always a great show though, thanks.Samuel E. Raven sent Sun 9 Sep 2012
Thanks Martin, we had a great evening, very good line-up and it was a great show. Keep it up. Kind regards Sean Heshmat sent Wed 5 Sep 2012
Hi Martin, I know its a comedy evening but the group were very good and of course the girl good to the eye.a good night and thanks from sheffield.Martin Campion sent 30 July 2012
Hi Martin!I really enjoyed the evening and I am definitely going to visit more times! I will bring my friend then too. I told her about this place today and she was really excited to go!We have to check out your website then and decide when we're coming the next time. See you then!Best regards,Pernilla Fardig sent 29 July 2012
I thought it was a brilliant atmosphere last Thursday, and I really enjoyed the whole evening! Thanks again!All the very best,Steve Pearl sent Sunday 29 July 2012
Hi Martin,Thanks for a great night last night! Amy Melson sent 29 July 2012
Hey Martin. We had sooo much fun & will definitely come and see you again J Tiff just called and reassured me her head is as sore as mine today but was worth it. I hope you have a lovely weekend & thanks again for entertaining us !!!!!! xKx Kate Willis sent 20 July 2012
Was a fantastic event!! Lucinda kemeny Sent Sunday 1 July 2012
Hi Martin . Had a fab night last gr8 laugh hope to see you again , David James Sunday 1 July 2012
Had a great time thanks, I was the red head with the American, really enjoyed the banter at the end. I also work at the oxford, we have a met a couple of times.Bethan Delahunty sent Friday, 22 June 2012,
Hi Martin Was a good night on the whole. Gordon Southern and The Noise Next door are great talent. It’s a shame that that woman did what she did getting up on the stage like that. I’ve never seen anything like that before. I think anyone who invades the stage and acts aggressively towards a performer should be removed. Anyway, this won’t deter us from returning, its always a good night! Cheers Karen Walsh sent Monday 18 June 2012xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
HARRY HILL , SOL BERSTEIN ,DAN & DAN on Friday 15 June 2012
Hi Martin , We had a great evening ,Harry Hill and the other acts were great. We havent laughed so much in agesThank you for keeping the tickets for us - much appreciated and hope to see you again soon. Regards Gill Reed sent Monday 18 June 2012
Dear Martin ,Thank you for the email. It was my first time at monkey business with my husband.We had a great evening and I am sure we will return soon. We love the venue and I am sure we will visit the pub for a drink in the eveningThe main reason for us to go was to see Harry Hill who did not disapoint he was fantastic. Thank you again for a great evening and I am sure you will see us again soonKind regards Kelly Starling sent Sunday 17 May 2012
Harry Hill & FRISKY AND MANNISH on Thursday 14 June 2012
Hi Martin. Really enjoyed the show on Thursday, it was a real treat to see Harry Hill do stand up again. Tom Stone sent Monday 18 June 2012
Hi Martin,We had a great time seeing Harry Hill - all three of us agreed that he was probably one of the best stand-up acts we've EVER seen.!Kind regards Andy Logan sent Friday 15 June 2012
Many thanks Martin, I very enjoyable evening indeed and feel free to put me on the mailing list for future shows.All the best, Philip Short sent Saturday 16 June 2012
Hi Martin,Yes my husband and his friend had a great time with Harry Hill at your club. a really good way to spend a birthday!
Thanks again and I'm sure we will be booking for something again soon.Best wishes, Debbie Robinson sent Sunday 17 June 2012HARRY HILL ELLIOT MASON DELISO SHOWON WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE 2012
Hello Martin,Sorry for delayed response, my dad and I really enjoyed the Harry Hill evening on wed 13th. Thanks for your emails about other shows, I hope to attend something soon :))) Do you ever have Andrew Maxwell performing at your nights?Thanks again for a lovely evening,Georgina Wigley sent Saturday, 23 June 2012
Thanks Martin, had such a great time! Brilliant acts as always. LOVED HARRY!!See you soon Alex Dalman sent Friday 15 June 2012
Hi Martin,thanks for looking after me..my friend and I thought the first 2 acts were really,really good especially the first act with the guy from Manchester.He was brill.I`ve seen Harry 2 years ago.He was more on See ya then and I absolutely love what you`re doing for those poor dogs. Janet Nicolas sent Thursday 14 June 2012
Hi Martin, Thanks very much for this, it was a great night with Harry Hill Very funny, and nice headstand! Kate McFadden-Lewis sent Thursday 14 June 2012
Your Harry Hill gig ,Last night's acts were ALL excellent.Really enjoyed Elliot Mason. But all three were really entertaining and very funny.Well done on a great night.Mark Furman sent Thursday 14 June 2012
Hi Martin,Thanks for last night. Had a great time!Is there any chance you could send me the names of everyone last night. I definitely want to follow them online etc.Thanks and see you soon Trish Rybarczyk sent Friday 8 June 2012
HARRY HILL SOL BERSTEIN ON WED 30 MAY 2012
Hi Martin Thank you. I had a lovely night. Harry Hill was fantastic, and I really enjoyed the support too. Zoë Jeys sent Thu 31 May 2012
Hi Martin, Nice to see you last night at The Harry Hill show.You seem happy – I am pleased for you Elisabeth is very lovely.See you soon.
Kim xxKim Church sent Thu 31 May 2012
Thanks for the welcome. My three pals did enjoy! I loved your humour!
Julie Kertesz sent Sunday 20 May 2012
Thanks for the great welcome - it was a pleasure to meet you last night. My wife and I really enjoyed the evening. There was a great atmosphere in the club.
See you again soon best regards James Howell Sent Saturday 19 May 2012
. We had Such a good time at Brendon Burns I felt the need to tell you that we love you and your passion...
XXXX Stuart Hedley Sent: Wednesday, 2 May 2012
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with headline act Abandoman comments
Martin thank you so much for your support last night. Had the best evening and I haven't laughed that much in ages!. Once again thank you and it was lovely to meet you!!. Victoria Eisermannx sent Sunday 29 April 2012
Hi Martin, Thanks for yesterday, you were an Angel. The show was great, really loved the evening and just wanted to say so in public!hope to see you very soon
Spyros Melaris x sent Sunday 29 April 2012
Hi Martin, was a great night, thanks for having me! x Ella_Bolton sent Sunday 29 April 2012
Hi, thanks for last night it was very funny and was a great night. Hope to see you soon Joseph Wagman sent Sunday 22 April 2012
Hi Martin All of us really enjoyed last night. The big names - Patrick Monohan, Alan Hudson and Lee Nelson - were all fantastic. We thought some of new acts were really good too. Hill & Weedon and Matt Rees stood out in particular. Great night Thank you Gary Caddell sent Friday 20 April 2012
hello martin,i came to your comedy night on saturday with Vikas and had a brilliant time.. I was wondering if you'd be able to put me on the mailing list for future nights?thanks
Saavan Nathwani Sent Thursday, 12 April 2012
I really enjoyed the show on saturday, and im sure I ll be coming soon again :) I am very interested in the thursday secret show, and I would like 3 student tickets, if possible.
Thanks a lot, hope you are having a good day Sasha recieved Monday 5 April 2012
Fab line up for a fun evening, as always, Geoff Boyze was hysterical. Thanks Martin!
Emma Ziff sent Sunday 11 March 2012
Hey Martin, good to meet you - Last night was good fun and we will definitely come back for another visit
Linnéa Österman sent Sunday 26 February 2012
Thank you very much for hosting us; it was a great evening and there was substantial positive feedback. The show was superbly organized and the acts were excellent, we will definitely be returning in the near future. Thanks again for your generosity and accomodation. Cheers!
Nazir Rampersaud, BA, MSc., Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology
School of Pharmacy, University of London sent Monday 16 February 2012
Yes we had a brilliant evening. I think that was the best line up of acts I have ever seen at monkey business. Thankyou!
Fenella Pedger sent Sunday 8 January 2012
We enjoyed the acts, in particular Kate Lucas and Patrick Monahan.
Best wishes,Stephen Boardman sent Monday 2 January 2012
Thanks Martin, it was unbelievably enjoyable. Very impressed by the standard of the acts
(and you the compere) Doug Speed sent Friday 23 December 2011
Thanks for an enjoyable evening last night at the Oxford. Please email me
with any news and happenings from time to time. Lovely!
Regards Maxi James sent Sunday 18 December 2011
I thought the cream of the crop was the act just before the interval - staged, atmospheric performance with trickery, very convincing after 3 pints.
Having said that, the most enjoyable performance was from the MC, but that doesn't take anything away from the acts - you just happened to be on fire! :)
Cheers Darren Morgan sent Sunday 4 December 2011
Really enjoyed the comedy on Saturday, and thought the venue was brilliant.
In fact – so much so that I was thinking of coming along again very soon.
Thanks Alex Hall sent Monday 21 November 2011
I hope all's well with you. Just wanted to drop a line and say thanks so much for a top night at Monkey Business on Saturday. It was my first time seeing standup at the Oxford and I really bloody enjoyed it, as did the wife (grub downstairs was good, too).
Also really liked the mixture of old-hands and newbies - of course some were more successful than others but that's to be expected, isn't it? Anyway, well done you for giving them a shot. We'll definitely be coming back soon..
Best Regards James Healy sent Monday 8 November 2011
I now live in Berlin with only occasional visits to London. I have stayed on the mailing list as it is always good to keep abreast of what is going on for the rare occasions I am back.
I thought I would drop you a quick mail to say well done and thank you. Well done for organising the best comedy nights in the capital. And also a big thank you for the effort you must put in.
The Steele's miss is The Oxford's gain! I used to live in Kentish Town so I really hope I can get to a gig around Christmas time.
Keep up the great work. I know from friends who have attended your shows that it is very much appreciated.
Mark Wilson Sent Tuesday 25 October 2011
Although it's been ages since we had a chance to visit the club, we've had some great times there and have happy memories of the place because of everything you created, and they can never take that away from you.
Something about this whole situation reminds me Bill Hicks' marketing and advertising rant, and when Hicks gets angry at the corporate whores of the world I know whose side I'd rather be on!Good luck with the new club and keep doing what you're doing. The world would be a dull place without people like you. peace Jef Smith sent Monday 24 October 2011
Yes we all had a wonderful time. Thank you very much for my cake. Super kind of you.
See you soon
Roisin Timoney sent Sunday 23 October 2011
Yes me and my friend had a great time. Good night all round.
See you there again soon!
Alex Dalman sent Monday 10 October 2011
it was a very good evening, I really hope that it goes well regarding the venues.
Giacinto Pamieri sent Sunday 9 October 2011
We had a great time - thanks very much
kathryn Castles sent Sunday 9 October 2011
Martin, had a fantastic night on saturday at the richard steele, have recommended monkey business to all my friends. Unfortunately I live in belfast so will have limited opportunities for future shows, but when next in london will def be there. keep up the good work,
Ian Johnstone sent Tuesday 4 October 2011
Apologies for the late response.
Anyhow, my friends and I thought last week's show was really good. Abandoman and Patrick Kielty were the most popular, but the other comics were also good.
It would be great if you could get the likes of Lee Mack again, and Scott Capurro. Is Lee Hurst still performing?
Anyway, I shall continue to enjoy Monkey Business, which tends to be one of the more consistently funny comedy nights in town - keep up the good work!
Cheers Parul.Patal sent Tuesday 27 September 2011
Hi Martin, thanks we had a great laugh and really loved Ze Hoff!!!!!
from Leanne Orkin sent Sunday 4 September 2011
Thanks for the email. Really enjoyed the show last night but was a bit disappointed that Lucy Porter only played for 20 mins, I thought she was meant to be doing a longer set. The last time I saw her at Monkey Business she was on for nearly an hour.
Anyway, it was still a good night. I do think it's Sir Richard Steele's loss that Monkey Business will be leaving, but it will also be The Oxford's gain. Wishing you all the best at the new venue.
Cheers, Kristian sent Sunday 4 September 2011
Had a great time last Thursday, Lots of funny comedians last night, Highlights for me would be Jacques Barrett and the noise next door..
all the best Richard Ford sent Monday 25 July 2011
The evening was fantastic, good crowd, relaxed atmosphere and last but not least great acts and very skillful MC! and to cap it all the unplanned appearance of Lee Nelson, what a bonus!!!
We will most definitely become regulars both on Saturdays and Thursdays at the oxford.
all the best Kasra and Jay sent Sunday 17 July 2011
Thanks Martin, really enjoyed the evening especially Patrick Monahan. Will be back!
Margaret Conroy sent Monday, 20 June 2011
Lee Nelson`s new stuff was Great and Zoe Lyons was a Good as ever...not to mention Lloyd Griffin and Abandoman really blew me away....Thanks for a brilliant night Martin...."Isaac Lee sent Sunday 19 June 2011
I attended your comedy club on the Saturday just gone, I didn't get a chance to add my email address to your mailing list, I had a great time, I'm a big fan of stand up comedy, well all comedy really, I even write comedy for fun for for my own small projects, small projects that
All the best Lee Taylor sent Monday 13 June 2011
Hey Martin,Sorry last night was a bit of a trial for you. That ‘Polish’ guy was such a pain. I bet there was a big row when he got home last night! Anyway, the acts were great as ever. and keep on trucking.Yvonne Light sent Sunday 12 June 2011
hi Martin,Thanks for an enjoyable evening
1. Thought you dealt with the hecklers well
2. Liked the young guy Daniel ... Please pass on some positive feedback to him
3. Liked the fact none of the acts were overly rude
4. Although the delays were regrettable these things happen and you handled them well
Hope to visit again Regards Rachel Pandian sent Sunday 12 June 2011
Yes we had a great evening, we always do and the big wedges of chocolate cake we had at 4am when we got back to the hotel went down a treat! That was a really nice touch.
I personally liked the first two comedians best and I would definatley go see them again - If I'm honest I think Yusuf's material seemed a bit tired but you can tell he's good at what he does and so hopefully it'll give him a kick up the arse to up his game!
Thanks for a great evening, I'll definately be back soon : )Lora Midgely sent Tuesday 31 May 2011
Thank you for the email! We had such a great time at monkey business last weekend (we were the Americans & Australians) and I just wanted to say thanks! My sisters are visiting from America next weekend and I'd like to take them to a comedy show with you! If it's possible to reserve tickets that would be great, there will be six of us for Saturday June 4th sent Laura Tallent Monday 23 May 2011
Thanks so much for taking care of us last Saturday, the lads all had a great day & night
Had not visited Belsize Park/Chalk Farm area of London before, but would certainally revisit there and your club again
Regards, Drew PS Curry Manjil Restaurant was a good recommendation (They even did 10% discount for the group and knocked nice food up in double quick time) Drew Lowrie sent Thursday 12 May 2011
Martin, I had a great night. I'll be bank! Cheers
Paul Lishman sent Sunday 17 April 2011
Thanks Martin - really good evening! Do you send regular emails regarding what's on?
All the best Alison sent Sunday 17 April 2011
Hi Martin, Nothing but positive feedback from me: great line-up on the three occasions I have visited Monkey Business with some high profile acts. Also, I think the £12 you charge for a total of 5/6 acts is very reasonable. Best wishes, Charlotte Mackey sent Monday 4 April 2011
Your comments regarding our Monkey Business special show
on Wednesday 30 March 2011 with Harry Hill, Lee Nelson
What a fabulous line-up you had this evening Martin. I haven't laughed so much on years. Hayley and I had a fabulous evening. Best, Richard Bellau sent Wednesday 30 March 2011
Hi Martin It was a really great night with Harry Hill and Lee Nelson. That’s a lovely space for comedy, you put together an excellent line-up –
Thursday 31 March 2011
I’ll definitely come along another time Best Wishes Zoë Sent Thursday 31 March 2011
Mr Besserman, what can I say, what a wonderful evening, much and many thank yous Please do keep us updated on all things monkey business, we’d love to swing from the tree tops with you again Matt Fuller sent Thursday 31 March 2011
Just to say many MANY thanks for getting us in to see Harry Hill!!! Its made my year so far!! We both thoroughly enjoyed!
Lee Nelson was also great-and I would be there tomorrow in a shot-however were heading back to York for the weekend (home town).
Hope all goes well and you have a lovely weekend.
Hope to see you soon,
Best Wishes Alicia Maultby sent Friday 1 April 2011
Thanks Martin - had a great night, particularly enjoyed Lee Nelson and Mick Ferry .
Chloe trayler-smith x sent Sunday 3 April 2011
Thank you, we had a great time! with Harry Hill & Lee Nelson .keep us posted on whats going on at Monkey Business and we will def visit again soon.
See you soon! xx :) x Sonita Johal sent Sunday 3 April 2011
We all had a great night last night, will definately come back...Great night and very well run.
Kind Regards sent Sunday 27 March 2011 Michele Flanagan
Really enjoyed tonight's acts. Please may I reserve 2 tickets for the
comedy night with Harry Hill on 30 March?
Many thanks, Daisy Godfrey (blonde girl from Clapham!) Sunday 6 March 2011
I did, indeed, enjoy the evening at the club and it was very good to have some good laughs. I really enjoyed hearing the Australian guy Steve Hughs , he had a really good act. Have a lovely week! Your friend, Ana Ana Almedia sent Monday 7 February 2011
Hi Martin, Thanks for a wonderful evening although for you it must have been chaotic! I think you did an excellent job at keeping the audience entertained whilst waiting for the acts to show up, which ultimately was pivotal for a good evening. I will be recommending the event to my friends and shall be back this year, please could you inform me if the excellent Milton Jones will be performing as he is one of my favourite comedians. Many thanks Seb Braggins sent Sunday 6 February 2011
I was at Monkey Business last Saturday and I can't recall laughing as hard as I did at the final act! Tom Stade
Was an excellent night all in all, very funny thanks!
Cheers, Graeme Windley sent Tuesday 1 February 2011
I had a really good time last night. My 2 favourites were Rob Beckett and Bad Bread, who had me in stitches
Cheers, Kyle Morris sent Sunday 30 January 2011
Very good fun. I am sure we will be back
Barry Rose sent Sunday 30 January 2011
Thank you .
It was a great evening (especially the first half).
Best regards Tarka Cowlam sent Saturday 29 January 2011
Thank u so much for a brilliant night we all loved it!! Couldn't believe the last act got my name in there and the rose and cake were very cool! It was so good there are a load of my mates aiming to go this coming Friday and I'm organizing another group of us to go back again in Feb it was honestly top quality!
Funny stuff, keep the laughs rollin :) Amy Lucas sent Monday 24 January 2011
Thank you for the lovely evening, my friend and myself really enjoyed it and I will be bringing some more friends to Monkey Business club soon :-).
I am glad that I discovered such a great place!!
Thanks, `Anna Gucnover sent Sunday 23 January 2011
Flipping brilliant night. Seven very good indeed acts, hard to say who was best, just stellar performances all round. Well done you for getting that together. Thanks for a very entertaining evening out. Andy Lambert sent Monday 17 January 2011
Thank you very much for the lovely evening last night. My friend and myself enoyed the show very much! I would like to reserve 2 tickets for the next Saturday as well.
Many Thanks,Anna Gucover sent Monday 17 January 2011
Hi Martin,One of the best line ups so far.The tubby geek guy will improve and the American guy should learn not to be too pc.When Henning When mentioned the jews did he know that North London is awash? Nobody took offence, I think everybody agreed with everything he said. I will now be the man from the Stasi it seems but that's ok as I know how to play that part,I've given many tours around their headquarters in Berlin and other related areas.We are going to try and come more often this year as it looks like we'll need cheering up more often.Many thanks for a great night,Chris Burrows sent Sunday 16 January 2011
I had a very good evening thanks – highlights for me were Martin Hill, Geoff Boyce and Kate Lucas. Also Henning was v clever.
I wasn’t so keen on the self-deprecating Star Trek guy – he is funny, he could be funny on a different subject than his own failures – it’s kind of discomfiting.
I will come again.Thanks .
Yvonne Light sent Sunday 16 January 2011
Thanks for a great night, was really bloody funny I tell ya! My girlfriend loved it as a surprise date :)
We'll definitely be back. And will bring friends as well.
George Smyth sent Sunday 9 January 2011
Thanks for hosting such an awesome night!
It was intimate without being packed, and great value.
Abandoman were unbelievable – have been raving about them since!
Thanks for a top night J xx Amita Kotecha sent Wednesday 5 January 2011
We all had a really great time actually at your New Years Eve bash. I thought the last 2 acts Patrick Monahan and Abandoman were top quality. More of the hip hop in future!
The people at tolli were absolutely lovely, by the way, really nice genuine people. Happy new year
Tristan Jones sent Tuesday 4 January 2011
The evening was great, the acts were fantastic. It was a great line up
xL Lynn Melvin sent Tuesday 4 January 2011
I thought it was an excellent night, quite a surprise, excellent value for money and loads of acts - I liked the venue ....it was intimate and different .
Well done, all the acts were top banana
Alison Corbett sent Saturday 1 January 2011
Huge Thankyou for the superb show on new years eve, was absolutely fab! If you've never been to Monkey Business i highly recommend you do, Especially to see Abandomen, they r fantastic!! Once again Thankyou for a great evening! See you in the New year!!
Tracey Taylor .x sent Saturday 1 January 2011
Thanks for the gig last night – it was brilliant!
Can I please book 2 tickets to the Ney Year gig at Tolli bar please?
Thanks a lot Olivia Roach sent Tuesday 21 December 2010
I always enjoy your club nights and yesterday was no exception. looking forward to seeing you again soon! all the best
Esther Horvath, sent Tuesday 21 December 2010
We had a fab evening and i really appreciate you being able to squeeze us in last minute! I was wondering if you have any tickets left for New Years Eve and what the line up is? Thanks again! Tracey Taylor. sent Thursday 9 December 2010
Well done Martin,
good show on Saturday, Abandoman were great.
I particularly enjoyed Lindsay Sharman whose humour was sharp, funny
and got a great response. Regards Andrew Da Silva sent Monday 6 December 2010
Thank you for a lovely evening at Monkey business - I know that everyone had a great time and Jeremy especially appreciated his birthday treat.
Kind Regards Natalie Graham sent Wednesday 24 November 2010
All enjoyed a great evening thanks. Thank you so much for giving us the long table - much appreciated, and thanks also for giving the box of chocolates to the birthday boy. :) Hope to return soon. Talia Geberovich sent Monday 22 November 2010
I had such an amazing birthday last night!!! Thank you so much for the teddy and the pie and the general welcoming feeling at the club, I really appreciate!!! It was so funny and everyone said they had a great time!! :)))
Thanks again! Na’ama Goldberg sent Sunday 14 November 2010
We had a great time at the 'Singles' night on Friday despite the fact that we didn't meet anyone!! My friends asked me to email you to say that the veggie buffet was excellent! Normally veggie food in pubs is full of fat but you managed to get the balance just right.
It was a lovely atmosphere and you did a good job as MC. We thought that two of the stand-up acts were very good but would rather not say which ones . Overall they all did well to make the evening very enjoyable and we will certainly come back again soon!
Kind regards. Patricia Slevin sent Sunday 14 November 2010
Hi Martin - . We did have a good time last night. We've been before to Monkey Business, and it was fun overall with some real highlights, but others that didn't really work out. Loretta Maine was excellent - really hilarious and very perceptive. We enjoyed David Mills's act a lot: would like to see him again. We found Christian Rilley and Sean Hegarty both funny in part but let themselves down. I have to say I find Stephen Hawking 'jokes' pretty passé, pathetic, low and childish, and a decent comic really out to be able to do better. As for Ian Cognito, a bit disappointing. Didn't really hit the mark most of the time.
We'll see you again. Cheers, Greg Campbell sent Sunday 7 November 2010
Thanks again for a lovely evening. I've been to a few different comedy clubs but yours by far is my favourite, top acts with a warm atmosphere and I love the intimacy of Monkey Business, not to mention the value! (How DO you do it?)
See you again very soon .Soloman Ephraim sent Friday 5 November 2010.
It was my first time there and it was very good and I would definately recommend it. Hope to see you again soon.
Monique Tapal sent Monday 25 October 2010
Thanks Martin! I was visiting from Toronto and really wanted to see Andy Zaltzman perform, so I was delighted to find the opportunity. My friend and I were very impressed with the entire evening, from the intimate venue to the caliber of the talent, and I particularly loved Henry Ginzberg (and of course, Andy.) It was my first trip to London, and definitely one of the highlights of my week. Thank you for a wonderful evening and I will be sure to hang onto my membership card for the next time I come around. Jennifer Rolick sent Friday 22 October 2010
Thank you for having me!!!
I loved the evening and wouldn't change a thing about the club, it's our favorite in London.
Cant wait to perform on new years eve, and will start putting together a little piece.
All the best, Paddy Gibson sent Wednesday 5 October 2010
Carly Smallman the blonde with guitar) and Nathan Canton were amazing !
I enjoyed the show very much.
Thank you,Freddy Morris sent Monday 4 October 2010
Hey Martin there ended up being five of us on Saturday night, we got some good seats upstairs and we had a blast. Being Monkey bussiness virgins we didnt know what to expect but we loved all of it. There wasnt one comic who dissapointed. Tom Wrigglesworth and Abandoman were so funny.We will be sure to make a trip down from the dark depths of norfolk for another show soon. Cheers
Eddy Mcnanara sent Monday 6 September 2010
Thanks for your efforts in arranging what was a brilliant night. The venue was a little eccentric but produced a very intimate atmosphere which I really think enhanced the evening. We all had a great time.. thanks very much for arranging the cakes as well .. very much apprieciated! We'll certainly make every effort to attend future events.
Many Thanks Ashley Jones sent Monday 6 September 2010
What a great night, the acts were fab last night!
I would like to bring my netball club to one of your nights for our Xmas social, probably Dec 4th as abandoman are on that night. There are about 20 of us Regards,
Fran Albanaz sent Sunday 5 September 2010
Brilliant gig Martin. Particularly abandoman and the hairy chap Tom Wrigglesworth) I'm one of the three you were talking to when catching your cab. You mentioned lenny henry soon...I'd be interested in that too.
Gareth Bradley sent Sunday 5 September 2010
T'was extremely funny, Victoria and I had a brilliant time! Our evening took a turn for the worse when we left the pub, but that is another story! Ho ho
Thanks see you again
Charles Melville - Director
Stratton Walker sent Sunday 29 August 2010
enjoyed the evening although having arrived early it was a bit bum numbing to sit for nearly 4 hours. We should have taken advantage of the breaks.
Next time we will try and sit on the sofa or is it always reserved for lesbians?
I hope your leg has recovered from your flying entrance.
May I request 3 tickets for Lenny Henry on Monday 27th Sep please.
David Jacobs sent Tuesday 24 August 2010
We all had a great evening, .
Thank You & Kindest Regards
Becky Bishop sent Monday 23 August 2010
Thanks for a great night tonight!!
Please can we reserve 5 tickets for Monday 27th Lenny Henry ?
Thanks Melanie Meleanie Melz sent Sunday 22 August 2010
Hi Martin,Saturday's line up was very good Milton Jones even better than the last time and the guy on last was a worthy second.
Chris Burrows sent Sunday 22 August 2010
Great to be there Martin, I really enjoyed it. Milton Jones was great and the supports particularly Jen Brister
Nice pub downstairs and the only criticism is that you’re so popular hence room was very crowded. In all nice one and will definitely be back!
Cheers Nick Wilkinson sent Sunday 22 August 2010
Really enjoyed the show last night, especially Alex Maple who I'd never heard of before.
Could you put me on your regular mailing list please.
Regards, Rob Pocock sent Sunday 22 August 2010
We had a great evening on Saturday; Zoe and I thought the venue was a good size for a comedy night and the food was really good actually.
We thought that you were particularly good as a host (both in welcoming guests) and as the MC for the evening.
Clearly there was a vast difference in the experience each act had but overall a great night. In particular we enjoyed the second female act, and the last three male acts.
We would definitely visit again – possibly to see Lenny Henry.
Good luck with the future comedy nights and we look forward another giggle at the club soon.
The Weather Girls
(Karen and Zoe) sent Monday 16 August 2010
Hi martin, please reserve 2 tickets for me for lenny henry on tues 28th. thanks. last night show was amazing !!! thanks alot xxx Sam
Sam Cornsih sent Sunday 15 August 2010
And thank you for making a lone lost lovelorn female from Ireland feel so welcome to the charming environs of Chalk Farm!! It was a great night - and a wonderful venue.
I hope you are keeping well and thank you again.
Linda McEvoy sent Wednasday 11 August 2010
We really enjoyed the comedy thanks. I';m sure we;ll be back
Caroline Lawlor sent Monday 9 August 2010
I've just got back from a wonderful visit to your comedy club. I enjoyed it very much! Thank you. :D
I'd like to reserve two tickets for 21st of August when Milton Jones is on, please. Ta in advance!
Bethany sent Sunday 8 August 2010
Thank you for a great night at Monkey Business last night. Would it be possible to reserve tickets for Lenny Henry?
Samuel Stone sent Sunday 1 August 2010
Really enjoyed it! Thank You! See you again. : )
Bw! Fiona Patison sent Tuesday 13 July 2010
Thanks so much for a great night. What time does Saturday start and can we reserve tickets as we are hoping to bring a big crowd?
Thanks Daniel Grabiner sent Tuesday 6 July 2010
I really loved your gig yesterday with Patrick Kielty and Alex Zane.I went home feeling very merry .
Julie Fletcher sent Sunday 20 June 2010
We had a fab evening and look forward to another show soon! Can't get over how the magician guessed the random word out of the book ...amazing.
Best wishes Pallvi sent Sunday 6 June 2010
Thankyou, I enjoyed the evening. I will be going again.
Ava Vidal was very particularly good.
Best wishes Stephen Hopkins sent Sunday 16 May 2010
Once again a big thank you for saturday night. i come to the club as often as possible and you always have the best acts.
What a line up, Mick Flanaghan and Lee Nelson where painfully funny.
Thank you for bringing this joy to the masses
Lifetime member Craig Cassie sent Tuesday 4 May 2010
Hi Martin, many thanks for having me! You have a wonderful room and a great crowd - I hope to be there again soon.
James Mitchell sent Thursday 29 April 2010
I really loved the Monkey Business show last Saturday with those two amazing comics Jack Whitehall and Lee Nelson.
I also think that you are an incredible promoter and host.
Love Suesan Hills x sent Thursday 29 April 2010
We both had a great night. We thought it was excellent and will definitely return.
Chris Moran News International sent Monday 26 April 2010
Thought the singles night was a success, my mate and I had a great time and will come along to the next one if we're free. Good job!
Cheers,Tim Byrne sent Sunday 11 April 2010
I just wanted to drop a note to say thank you for last night’s show. James and I enjoyed ourselves so much, and met some lovely people both during and after the show.
It was a great night, we're really looking forward to our next gig with you.
All the best Rob (and James)
Rob Broderick from ABANDOMAN sent Sunday 4 April 2010
Hello Martin, we really enjoyed the show on Saturday, thank you.
I have passed your details on to friends who plan to see your show when they are in London.
The singles idea is great, we should do it in Liverpool.
Keep up the good work!
Alison Appleton sent Monday 29 March 2010
Last night was amazing - the best I have been to so far.
Thanks again, Bianca Lucas sent Sunday 28 March 2010
I enjoyed it, And you handled the no-show so well that for a while I thought it was all part of the act . I (We) esp liked the guy Anil Dessie who did the iimpressions. I will keep an eye out for him in the future. And do keep me informed of whatever's coming up at the venue. We all live around the area and will def pop in again.
John sent Sunday 14 March 2010
last night was my 1st time down and I really enjoyed it, great surroundings and nice people there too.
i liked the variety in the acts, but the "in betweeners guy" did fully die on stage .. hahah was that done purposely to make the next guy look even better ? or was he actually that bad ?? hahah, ironically it was a funny talking point on our way home.
im deffinately looking forward to coming back Dean Twister sent Sunday 14 March 2010
Thanks so much for an amazing night at The Monkey Business; everyone had a fab time and said how brilliant the acts and the venue and of course you were!! We shall definitely be visiting again so keep me posted on the happenings!Hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend
Louise Bond sent Tuesday 9 March 2010 xx
Thank you Martin, we had a fantastic evening on Saturday and very much enjoyed your chosen line up. It was really good to be back and we especially enjoyed Zoe Lyons and Josh Howe! Love your club and the fact that the comedians sometimes hang out in the bar afterwards - all testament that the comments they also make to you on stage that you have a great club with good atmosphere and nice audiences are true!
Hope to continue to receive your emails - bit gutted we missed out on the secret Omid Djalili gig as that would have been great. Enjoyed one at Carmel club with you that time when Stephen Merchant turned up though so as you say, it is all the luck of the draw.
All the best. Hope to see you again soon.
Gill (and James) Gillian Lush sent Monday 8 March 2010
It was much fun.
Will definitely come back for more. Please keep me on your email list.
Cheers. Marc Harris sent Monday 8 March 2010
Great to meet you last night, and thanks for a fab night. Really enjoyed it, despite the small crowd!
Was chatting to a friend earlier who’s keen to come along to the single’s comedy night…when is it?
Thanks! Claire Armstrong Tuesday 23 February 2010
It was a great night- we all thoroughly enjoyed it :-)
Melanie Fletcher sent Monday 21 February 2010
We hadn't heard of any of the line-up but thought it was a great night - Chris McCausland and Jay Foreman were particularly good and I'd really have liked to have seen a longer set from Chris Ramsey (he seems like the kind of act that could well get picked up for TV soon). Very impressed, we'll be coming back soon! Cheers Simon Carter
sent Sunday 21 February 2010
Thank you so much for a lovely evening. My wife thoroughly enjoyed it and it made for a good birthday evening. I'm sure we'll be seeing you again in the future.
Thanks again From Gareth Fuller sent Sunday 21 February 2010
Great show last night!!
Cheers Gil Berger sent Sunday 21 February 2010
I thought last night was a success and a great way to spend a Monday evening. It was a bit of a shame that Mr Burns didn’t show up but I still think it was well on the money. All the acts were entertaining and all the people with me enjoyed themselves also (although apparently you did chide a friend for talking even though it was a couple sat nearby… apparently). Anyhow, thanks again,
Cheers Dean Godfrey Tuesday 16 February 2010
Thanks for the email, very enjoyable evening on the whole, and I do like the general relaxed informal nature of the evening. Had seen Ian Cognito a few years back, and thought he was excellent, and he certainly didnt disappoint this time either.
From a personal point of view, enjoyed all the acts apart from he performance of Jaik Campbell. Given his list of plaudits and reviews that you've put up on him, he came across as a new act trying out some flaky material at an open mic night. Assume we just caught him on an off-night.
But anyway, yes very good night and a very good format and approach for a comedy club.Cheers
Mike Head sent Sunday 14 February 2010
Paul Foot was hillarious, I am still laughing 2 days after the show.
Darren Morgan sent Monday 8 February 2010
Just want to say thank you and that i thought Monkey Buisness on the 30th Jan was amazing and I loved every minute of it!
We will definately be coming again very soon as we purchased lifetime membership and thinks its brilliant.Thank you again. See you soon!
Phoebe Allsop sent Monday 8 February 2010
a comment for your blog.....
'Thankyou so much for a fantastic evening. You helped to make my birthday very special, not only with top class comedy acts but a birthday cake and a beautiful bunch of roses! I cant wait to come back again! Gem x'
Lovely to meet you yesterday, as I said above I had an awesome time and I felt so special! Im so sorry about my family fidgeting around at the beginning!!!! Cant take them anywhere!!!Speak soon
Gemma Cox x sent Sunday 7 February 2010
Thanks so so much Martin we had an amazing night, all the acts were very funny and high quality. Especially, as you probably know, the guy from Malawi. We'll definitely come to any night he does. However, we shall all be regulars regardless and again thanks v much. See you very soon!
Hazel Amper sent Sunday 7 February 2010
I had a really nice evening thank you. The last act was brilliant. Lee Nelson
He was really good, nothing too crude about him just good humoured.
The venue was nice as well and hopefully I will visit again soon
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It was great last night – thanks
Allanna McAspurn sent Sunday 10 January 2010
Thanks for you email. Jenny and I enjoyed the show on Thursday very much, it may have been a compact venue but you couldn't argue with being close up to the action!
We look forward to attending another Monkey Business comedy club evening in 2010. Happy New Year,
Tim Underhill sent Monday 4 January 2010
Thanks for the great comedy on New Years Eve.
Happy New Year
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sent Monday 4 January 2010
Thanks Martin, it was indeed a really enjoyable night :)
Keep in touch. All the best,
Naomi Woolnough sent Saturday 2 January 2010
Everybody in our group loved your New Years Eve show .
All the six acts were excellent,and you were a wonderful host .
The buffet was delicious.My only regret was that I diden`t get around to giving you a kiss at midnight for making it my most enjoyable New Years Eve I can remember. You looked very smart tonight. Love Katherine Ross xxxx sent Saturday 2 January 2010
Congratulations for a fun, successful boxing day comedy party. My mates who came along had a real good time .... thanks also for the opportunity to perform.... Never performed at that level before- probably showed but, hey, it was good- you sure know how to organise a party! Hope I get the privilege to perform there again - all the best
Ola Da Vinci sent Sunday 27 December 2009
What a sentimental and sensational review of the year, well done. And I am sad to realise I have missed so many good gigs, Reg Hunter, Marcus Brigstocke, Shazia Mirza, and many others. I have been working between London and Manchester for the past year to try to get a documentary idea off the ground, unfortunately it's not happening yet. The coming year will be more London based so hopefully can catch more of your shows.
What happened to the meeting with the sexy girlfriend you went out with sixteen years ago?
Have a wonderful holiday and a fabulous 2010. I am away over the holiday.
Britt Yip x sent Sunday 20 December 2009
Dear Martin Besserman,
My girlfriend and I loved the show last Thursday at the Monkey Business Comedy Club.
We would ‘like a go’ on stage one Thursday to see what it’s like.
Jacques Rerolle Sent 19 December 2009
Thanks for a great evening! It was really wonderful to see Russell Howard at your club who is one of my favourite comedian`s . I loved Lee Nelson`s performance too, and you Martin are just about the coolest guy I know for putting these superb shows on
I look forward to the next evening!!
Pia Carlsson x Sunday 5 December 2009
It was a nice atmosphere. Friendly .
My son (twas his 24th birthday) wanted to leave halfway-but that’s nothing to do with the performance-he has Aspergers syndrome-and it was amazing to get him in such a crowded room in the first place-so you did exceptionally well. The pre performance wait was far too long for him
Was sad to miss later acts –If you want some negative feedback- I was not impressed by your main acts use of the ‘f’ word- why is it so necessary? I did not find him funny in the least. –But that is just me-
I’d prefer some avante garde Eastern European humour-...
I liked the principle of what the girls were trying to do-they were excellent-just the script needed honing....
Lee Nelson is very funny!
How’s that for feedback?
Hope to come again soon
Do invite me!
Anita Myntte sent Sunday 5 December 2009
Thank you so much for last night, not only was it a great night anyway but you made it really special so thanks for the cake and flowers. I thought all the acts were great and apart from your usuals, Jon Kudlick was really really good and definitely worth asking back. We will definitely come back so keep us informed about good nights.
Thanks again Giulia
Giulia Cerundolo sent Sunday 6 December 2009
Thank you. We really enjoyed it and will be bringing friends along in the future! We don't live in London anymore, but it's wonderful to pop down and see life, rather than fields and cows....Helen Simson sent Monday 30 November 2009
Thanks Martin. A great night, particularly Chris Addison and Barry & Stewart
Shall be back soon!
Lee Thomas sent Monday 30 November 2009
We had a fantastic evening, thanks very much. We all thought the German guy, Henning Wehn was the best followed by very surprisingly Nick Helm whose last singing part of the act was brilliant,not so sure about the beginning part..we were a bit confused..
Anyway it was very entertaining evening so thanks very much and we would certainly come again
Best wishes Gill Gill Walker sent Sunday 15 November 2009
Great evening and love to keep in touch.
Take care and let me have venue details and up coming gigs!
Director of Development
Shaare Zedek UK sent Saturday 14 November 2009
A superb night and many, many thanks for getting such great comedians. Have a good w/e
Dani Feedman sent Friday 13 February 2009
Thank you for an excellent show the 17th. You are a very good MC. The four performers and you were all brilliant and very hilarious. You can be sure that I will return there next time I'm in the UK. A very recommendable club.
Sonja Villadsen x sent Sunday 25 October 2009
It was so nice meeting you!
I enjoyed the evening a lot!
The show was hilarious!!!!Absolutely awesome!!!
And I hope we meet again next time I'll be in London.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Fran Koch Monday 19 October 2009
Thanks for a great evening last night. My boys really enjoyed it. Like you said, it is always a bit hit and miss with an open mike evening but I personally find it exciting as you don't know quite what the next act is going to bring. I would love to come to one of your Steels nights so please keep me posted.
Best Jonathan Goldberg sent Friday 16 October 2009
STEPHEN MERCHANT LEE NELSON GIG on Thursday 8th October 2009
Thanks so much for last Thursday - Stephen Merchant was really good, and Lee Nelson was awesome. Was an excellent night!
Sectorlight New Media
1 James Street • London • W1U 1DR Sent Wednesday 14 October2009
Thank you for your email, I really really enjoyed Thursday night though it was great value for money and a great intimate venue! Steven Merchant and Lee Nelson were hilarious and most of the open mic acts (particularly the guy with the long curly hair and Johnny of course!) were incredibly talented and confident, I think its great that you have them on the same bill as such established comedians as I think its a real confidence booster and they all stepped up to the challenge - cant wait to come to the next one! Thanks Carly Mond sent Monday 12 October 2009
Really enjoyed the comedy night last night. That Lee Nelson who was brilliant, as was Steve Merchant. Emma Lawlor sent Friday 9 October 2009
Great night with Steve Merchant & Lee Nelson, cant wait for the next one.
Jennifer Dixon sent Friday 9 October 2009
Thanks Martin. It was a funny show – very enjoyable.
Kevin Deering sent Tuesday 6 October 2009
A most fantastic evening, as ever. You can't beat the venue either.
I don't think Monkey Business will ever disappoint!
I have 2 seats booked for this Thursday with Stephen Merchant, looking forward to it.Cheers Darren.
Darren Morgan sent Sunday 4 October 2009
Hi Martin, just wanted to say thanks for the gig last night, I had a really good time. Frisky and Mannish were amazing.
Fred Barber Sent Sunday 27 September 2009
Thanks, we had a great time.
My suggestion, time permitting etc would be to open up with an act who is not so well know. This would be a good way to warm up the crowd, but more importantly these small shows have the potential to help up and coming talent.Best of luck, Tiago Toress sent Sunday 20 September 2009
I came to the Monkey Business comedy show with two friends on Saturday night and we really enjoyed ourselves! It was a shame that Ricky Grover wasn’t there but some of the other acts were really funny – Simon Munnery, the guy at the end with the guitar Ronnie Golden were especially good. and Alexandra Clark (who I had never heard of until that night)
Im mainly based in New York but will come back to London (in fact, my flat is nearby your venue, so please do include me on the mailing list and I’ll definately return to the Monkey Business when I get a chance. Thanks for organising!
Chandra x Chandra Lee sent Monday 14 September2009
Thanks,had a nice evening,shame Ricky Grover wasn't there :( Ronnie Golden was quality though!
Regards, Ollie Jedie sent Sunday 13 September 2009
Yesterday was my first time at Monkey Business and I really enjoyed your show.Magnus Betner was excellent,and so were the other two acts on the bill.
I have never seen anyone MC like you but I loved it .You are funny and charming.See you again soon . Sonja x Sonya Roberts sent Saturday 5 September 2009
We all had a brilliant night, will definitely be back!
Thanks, Brendan Maguire sent Monday 3 August 2009
YOUR COMMENTS THE RHOD GILBERT GIG
Thanks for a fab evening! We really enjoyed it and will definatly be booking again.
Claire x Claire Mcgoldrick sent Friday 31 July 2009
Just wanted to say that we all really enjoyed Rhod Gilbert and Phil Nichol last night, despite some of the hecklers trying to spoil it for the rest of us. Thanks for being a great MC and making the night enjoyable for all! Many thanks, Carrie Carrie Masek sent Friday 31 July 2009
Hi Martin, Well done to you for putting on a top show yet again.I love your club
Rhod Gilbert was in superb form,
Lots of love from Jess xxx Jessica Brown sent Friday 31 July 2009
YOUR COMMENTS THE LEE MACK /SEAN HUGHS GIG
We had an absolutely brilliant night . Both Lee Mack & Sean Hughs were very funny.
You are yourself amazing bringing all this laughter to the public to enjoy . Laura xxxx
sent Laura Mills Monday 27 July 2009
Was at the show last night and would again like to say a massive thank you for the fabulous show last night. Lee Mack was his usual witty self and Sean Hughes was fantastic... the place was rocking and the atmosphere was fantastic!!!
Am e-mailing to enquire whether or not you still have seats available to see Rhod Gilbert and Reginald D Hunter next week. I know you mentioned last night that there were still seats available and if there are still seats available for both nights i would be very interested in securing some places.
If you could let me know the availability of both gigs that would be fantastic...i believe both gigs will be at the Adelaide??? is this correct? If so where abouts is the place situated as i am not a local resident and will need to find appropriate travel to and from the venue accordingly.
Thanks again for the fantastic show last night and i look forward to hearing from you,
Regards, Matt Jennings sent Sunday 26 July 2009
Hi Martin, fab show tonight with Lee Mack & Sean Hughes. Love them both & have been going to see Sean since Red Rose Club comedy @ Islington Labour Club Finsbury Park 20 years ago made me feel old when that baby in the front row wasn't even born then! look 4wd 2 cu @ Adelaide on Thursday for Rhod Gilbert. Friend of mine is doing his pre-Edinburgh show @ Enterprise 2moro night if u are around. Sure u r busy but if not wd be good to buy u a beer when u not on duty so to spk. Hope you have a good wk Julie x sent Sunday 26 July 2009
Just a quick line to let you know what I thought of Saturday’s show. What a gem Hannah George turned out to be….really engaging and very funny. Enjoyed Daniel Simonson and Old Spanish Man too. Daniel could do with a bit more material though. His dry delivery really suits him though.
Unfortunately I found Marcus Brigstocke to be surprisingly unfunny for most of his overlong set. I know you said he had new material but I can’t help thinking that maybe his old material might have been funnier.
I felt as though I was just sitting through somebody’s rant rather than enjoying a comic of some repute. Maybe we just caught him on an off night but based on this performance I wouldn’t put myself out to see him again. Thank god for Hannah George to save the day.
Many Thanks Nick Lawrence sent Tuesday 14 July 2009
Thanks for a Very Fabulous evening! We had a brilliant time :))
Michaela x sent Michaela Van Es sent Monday 13 July 2009
We had a fantastic time and will definitely come back ;-) Sadly we've got plans on the 18th (shame as I love Lucy - see what I did there?) but we will return, keep it up! ;-)
Alan Dukester sent Sunday 12 July 2009
Having searched hi and lo for he who is known as Reginald D Hunter, it was a pleasure to be there last night! I think I enjoyed it even more to be able to see 'a work in progress' :-) The club itself was very friendly and the addition of great food was a real bonus! Gotta say tho, you might want to give the stage a little 'attention' - I don't think the pallets and carpet are working as well as the perfomers would like! ;-)
Anyway, gutted we won't be around next week to take advantage of the special offer (cos we already have a couple of friends who want to come with us), but I have no doubts we will be back soon.Thanks again Mike O Sulivan sent Saturday 11 July 2009
Hi Martin I had a brilliant time last night & it totally made my day that Reg D Hunter said I was a "worthy adversary". I'm sorry if I said too much & was too gobby but I was manic & still in shock after having the car crash at lunchtime. 2 crashes in a week is a bit much to handle & I'm chatty anyway but its just made me even more hyper! I was really looking forward to Marcus Brigstocke tonight but unfortunately I can't make it as I've got to go up to Newcastle to see my dad before he goes on holiday tomorrow. He's really worried about my two accidents & wants to be reassured I'm ok so I'm just on way to KingX now. Hope you have a great weekend & thanks again for a brilliant night last night. All that laughter was just what I needed julie xx sent Julia Mellon Saturday 11 July 2009
Came for the first time on Saturday and really loved the place (&the poem), great club you run.
Wondered if it’s please still possible to get tickets for Friday night with Reginald Hunter and Phil Nichol ?
Would be two tickets, in the name of Kris Jones (myself) and Paul Smart. Thank you. Kind regards
Krist sent from Kristine Jones Tuesday, 7 July, 2009
It was a brilliant evening.
(The two ladies with guitars) Adams & Rea
All the best with future comedy nights,
Sylvia Wroblewska sent Monday 6 July 2009
Just in terms of feedback - we had an absolutely brilliant night. The crowd was lovely, the comedians were superb and it was a really happy and friendly atmosphere. I will definitely be returning in the future and recommending you to friends.
Kind Regards Steve
sent by Stephen Taylor Monday 6 July 2009
Fab to see you last night - what a terrific night. my gestures!!
See you soon!ta ra Juliet Stephens x sent Sunday 5 July 2009
It was lovely to see you again last night. I hope you managed to sort out your phone, despite your worries last night you still made it a great night for everyone!! I hope the gig on Saturday goes well, I think the Mancunian guy was awesome. Love and best wishes x,
Ione Harding sent Friday 3 July 2009
Hi Martin, thanks so much for the gig on Thursday night, it was a fab atmosphere and me and the fella really enjoyed the evening.
Suzanna Kempner sent Saturday 27 June 2009
we had a lovely time at your club.
saskia, the Dutch teacher Saskia Redeke sent Sunday 21 June 2009
YOUR COMMENTS ON RHOD GILBERT /SIMON BRODKIN GIG
I loved the show at Kentish Town. I always prefer the smaller venues' atmosphere.
Rhod Gilbert was absolutely brlilliant. I thought Simon Brodkin was also extremely good - a highly original talent.
The only downside was that Rhod should not have apologised at the end. It was a brilliant gig and I think he was just a bit put off by the 4 pretty young girls in the front row who didnt seem to get it (maybe it was a bit intellectual for them!). I loved it and I think everyone else did. From a very amused 40 something in the second row.
Please pass on my compliments - I'm sure the recording went really well. Janet Morrison sent Friday 19 June 2009
Was great, 'till next time...
David Marshallsay sent Friday 19 June 2009
I came to the gig at Deep Red last night and thought both acts Rhod Gilbert /Simon Brodkin were extremely good.
You mentioned there were still tickets for the Rhod Gilbert gig on the 30th July...
I was looking to book 2 x tickets, please would you let me know the best way to go about this.
Thanks also for holding two tickets on the door for me last night. Coming to the show was certainly a good impulsive move!
Thanks, Eleanor Black sent Wednesday 17 June 2009
Hi Martin great to meet you last night & really enjoyed it. Both Rhod Gilbert & Simon Brodkin were fabulous just sorry didn't get to buy you a drink- will have to rectify that next time. Don't know if any of pix are good enough for your website but will send to you anyway though the day cos it takes ages from my blackberry just to do one & I'm not a very "techy" person anyway. Take care & thx again for a "lorra laughs" as Cilla might say!
Julie Mellon sent Wednesday 17 June 2009
Thanks Martin - we had a great time last night.
Steve Tilling sent Wednesday 17 June 2009
Well,You get twice as much leg room on a RyanAir flight, but not nearly as much pleasure! It was definitely worth the back and shoulder ache from the tight seating. Had a brilliant night – what a masterclass! Will probably see you Thursday my good man...
Cheers,Sean Brightman Wednesday 17 June 2009
Had a really good evening – Lee Nelson was great. Reg was too but it seemed like he had to rush off very suddenly, which was a real shame.
Caroline Roberts sent Monday 8 June 2009
Enjoyed the show and thought the atmosphere was good (no baying blokey groups). Hoped that Reginald D Hunter would have done a longer set as he was the comic I'd especially wanted to see but Simon Brodkin's set made up for it.
Seamus McCarthy sent Monday 8 June 2009
The night was hugely entertaining and my girlfriend really enjoyed her birthday.
Thank you very much and I hope to see you again!
Regards Henry Hirst sent Sunday 7 June 2009
It was my first time at the venue and it was a very enjoyable evening, especially ian cognito whose ira voices were quite impressive given that i'm from belfast -he's a top comic !!! I will certainly be back on a regular occurance.
Best regards Stephen Mathews sent Sunday 31 May 2009
Thanks Martin, it was a great evening, could I reserve two tickets for Friday the 3rd of July please? Tom Gilbert sent Sunday 31 May 2009
Thank you once again for an intensely brilliant Saturday; was great to see you again and all the acts were fantastic!
Your crisps were greatly appreciated.
Charlie xxx Sent Sunday 24 May 2009
Had a great evening last night would it be possible to reserve 6 tickets for the 18th July as We would all love to come to the show again
Yours Margaret Carrol sent Sunday 17 May 2009
Thanks Martin - We had a great night - Sean Mahaffey
sent Monday 18 May 2009
I thought I'd just share some of my thoughts. It was my first time at the venue last Thursday and I really enjoyed myself. Although the venue is somewhat 'cosy' it had a very positive vibe.
I think that considering how busy it became, the barman could have some assistance as his temperament declined significantly and this is not really conducive to an evening where people are coming to have a laugh! Having said that, the cocktails were delish!
The list of acts was very long and whilst I wanted to stay to see them all I couldn't because of the distance to travel home. Would it be possible to start earlier?
Finally, congratulations to all the acts we saw, even to those who are still 'a work in progress', it's wonderful to know that there is real talent out there.Best wishes Gill Hunte sent Tuesday 28 April 2009
Just to say that the penultimate act on saterday night was great........but that last guy, he was deeply offensive and repulsive! I think 3 members of city socialising left before the end.It was a real shame as I feel the last act spoilt an otherwise good night! thanks Jo Skinner sent Sunday 26 April 2009
We had a really nice evening, thanks. Not sure how well Scott Capurro went down (excuse the pun!), but I thought he was great. Broke every taboo going. We'll be back for more.
Phil Evans sent Sunday 26 April 2009
Great show last Saturday. Can I book two tickets for this Saturday too? Thank you.
Poppy Tolund Sent Tuesday 7 April 2009
Thank you for a great evening! Barry and Stuart were fab, although slightly terrifying. Thought I was going to die! May have embarassed myself slightly...
Looking forward to coming back soon!
Charlie xx Sent Sunday 5 April
We really enjoyed last night thanks- particularly liked the two magicians and Hannah George.
Emma King Sent Sunday 5 April
"Hi Martin, loved the gig on Sat night. Pete Firman was expecially awesome. High points aplenty, included in which was your poem and heartfelt reaction to your ex. You lovely sweet man. Ione Harding x"Sent Monday 30 March 2009
I just want to congratulate you on such a great set last night, I was so wowed by your stage presence, and well done for finding such a great line up. I think its amazing that you do everything by yourself, if you wanted someone to help I am sure I would be honored to give you a hand. Take care and good luck with everything
Yours Laura Doore Sent Sunday 15 March 2009
Thanks Martin. We all had a great night and thanks for hosting of the night. Ed Sent Friday 13 March 2009
Hey Martin, yea it was a very good night. I was part of the young guys at the front and we all seemed to have a good night. Was a shame that Brendan Burns didnt turn up but it still turned out very good. Will defiantly turn up for future shows.
Thanks for setting these comedians up.
Take easy Antony Allen sent Monday 9 March
YOUR COMMENTS ON THE RUSSELL HOWARD /STEPHEN MERCHANT GIG ON FRIDAY 6 MARCH 2009
Friday night was absolutely brilliant! I brought 5 mates, and we all agreed it was the best night of standup we'd seen. They loved the venue and were amazed at the standard of the early acts - obviously they had fairly high expectations of Russell Howard and Stephen Merchant, but thought Freaky & Mannish(sp?) and Adam Bloom were amazing.
Looking forward to more similar evenings
Laura Hawkpoint Sent Monday 9 March 2009
I had a fantastic evening on Friday, and would definitely come again. I look forward to hearing about the next show!!
Thanks Katharine Bakas Monday 9 March 2009
Just a very quick note to thank you very much indeed for a superb evening on Friday. We thought the Red Bar was a great venue and not only enjoyed the splendid line up but our special seats you found us in the alcove which afforded us great views! In fact I would prefer to sit there any time!! I can imagine you were very chuffed with the audience reaction and the programme you put together at very short notice. Steven Merchant was indeed a coup.
Thought you may also like to know that I recommended your club and it was discussed on Radio London early on Saturday morning! This was in the context of the breakfast show presenters, Simon Lederman and JoAnne Good asking for a good musical guest as Elaine Paige had dropped out. We had said during the evening to one another how much Jo (a feisty lady who used to be in Crossroads years ago) would enjoy Frisky and Mannish as she likes the Puppini Sisters and burlesque. Therefore I texted in to recommend F&M, saying of course that we had seen them at your excellent club the night before. Jo was indeed very interested and asked Simon what Monkey Business is when he told he had been along to Monkey Business and agreed how good it was as a club. He named the Richard Steeles as a venue so you may have him on your email list.
I hope you approve and that it earns me a few brownie points - but there again one good turn does deserve another and you did us proud last Friday and cheered us up no end after a rotten week at work. We will see you again soon.
For your info Jo and Simon's link under Radio London Saturday Breakfast show is
All the best. Gillian Lush Sent Monday 9 March 2009
Martin, I've been to several of your shows the past year and this one definitely won the prize! Russell Howard and Steven Merchant were AMAZING! My jaw hurt on the way home.
THANKS! I'm heading back to the States at the end of the month and I will really miss Monkey Business!
Cheers Natalie Long Sent Sunday 8 March 2009
Once again, thank you so much for possibly the most fabby night ever! I felt I had to email, everything was just brilliant, my chums absolutely adored it too.
However, I feel awful, awful, awful about the the money situation with my group; I warned them, but they're used to trundling about using cards instead of cash, so I don't think it sank in... It was awfully good of you to let them in and I am (literally, some might say..!) in your debt.
It's bizarre how it sort of escalated to comedy-heaven with the addition of acts, but it was the best kind of bizarre-ity. Thank you so, so much and you truly are a magic-man.
The best wishes money can buy,
Charlie xx Sent Saturday 7 March 2009
Thank you so much for a fantastic time last night! Officially and honest-to-goodness-ly my favourite time of the month! A real treat to see you stand on your head..!
Counting down the days,
Charlie (Friend of the lass who likes Andy Zaltzman) xxx
Sent Sunday 1 March 2009
I have been in your comedy club a couple of weeks ago with my indian boyfriend... Do you remember? Enclosed a picture of us for my jewellery brand and in real : )
I was thinking that I really need to tell you that I had one of the best nights in my life in your comedy club. Especially the very personal way you treat your guest has been smashing and wonderfull!!!
Life is too short to not tell this when you feel it! Keep going with your great energy, I will come back when I am in London next time, I live in Hamburg/ Germany at the moment.
Daniela Kuehling Sent Saturday 28 February 2009
Just want to say Saturday night was a great night.
Definitely interested in comin g more often.
Thankyou Yonni Tahor Sent Monday 23 February 2009
Was a really good evening Martin, so will be back again.
Cheers, Chris Grummett sent Monday 2 February 2009
I had a fantastic night .The acts were all brilliant
Jon Culshaw sent Sunday 1 February 2009
Can I please book two tickets for Sat 28th February under Catherine Brydges, if there are any spaces left?
Thanks, and the show yesterday was absolutely brilliant, I had a great time (I was the one who wanted to meet Andy Zaltzman...!)
Catherine Bridges sent Sunday 25 January 2009
Yes, I really enjoyed it on Saturday and will definitely be coming again!
Ian Ridley sent Monday 19 January 2009
It was a superb evening Rory Keene Sent Friday 4 January 2009
It was a good night, thank you and happy new year :)
We were just wondering if Frisky and Mannish have a website or anything, they were great! Quite surprised not to find anything about them on the internet...
Emily Fish Sent Thursday 1 Jan 2009
i just thought I'd drop you a quick note to say thanks for your efforts for last
weeks Saturday night Monkey Business night. (The Reginald D Hunter Night) It was
my first time at one of your nights, and being an ex promoter myself, i
understand the effort that goes into each night, and it was a really great show.
I was one of the group of 5 that were that last people to get in, and you really
made an effort to accommodate us, and it was really appreciated by all of us.
So, anyway, i just thought I'd express my thanks, and say that it's a really
great thing you're doing. Out of all of the music/comedy nights that I've been
to in london, your place seemed to have a real soul to it, more than any other
place I've been to, and in the world that we live in, you should be applauded
for putting the efforts in that you have to promote a club that's sole purpose
is to make people laugh.
I'll definitely be visiting your club night in the near future.
Jimmy Mulvihill sent Saturday 29 November 2008
the show was brilliant and we had a brilliant time - thank you for squeezing us in! the venue is really lovely too!
hope to visit again soon
Sarah Waites x sent Monday 24 November 2008
Thankyou for your email, i really enjoyed saturday night, a great way to see in my birthday! And most of all... thankyou for my cake!! It was delicious.
Hope to see you again soon,
we'll try and get to see the Noise Next Door in Dec.
Victoria Kate Burrows sent Monday 17 November 2008
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed Friday evening. Thank you for a great show.
What are Monkey Business's plans for New Years Eve? Kind Regards
Lisa Harding Sent Sunday, 16 November, 2008
Did not know what to expect but i loved it! people were friendly and i was unusually comfortable despite the size and area i was sitting in being very small and being bang up at the front of the stage - which actually made it even better!! never laughed so much at stand up especially Nina Conti and Omid Djalili both just grand -even shed a tear they were so funny!!
thanks monkey business will be back very soon
cheers Miranda Jankowski Sent Monday 3 November 2008
Thanks so much for a great night at Monkey Business on the 24th October.
The two acts that were on before Stewart Lee (Pete Jonas and Vikki Stone) were fantastic. I think the blend of the two comedians was perfect and we will definately seek these two out again.
As for Stewart Lee, he is a class act. Funny, clever and truly original.
We intend to come to Monkey Business more often in the future and become regulars at your great club.Keep up the excellent work
Cheers Jo and Jason Sent Monday, 3 November, 2008
Penny and I loved the Comedy club and will certainly be returning, loved the atmosphere and found the acts v funny – gutted I cant come to the Reginald d hunter night due to other arrangements but will certainly be returning
If you could keep me up to date with who’s on that would be great
Thanks again for a great night
Regards Richard Shannon sent Sunday 26 October 2008
Yeah we loved it last night, thanks. Top night out as usual and looks like you've got a new convert as well. Happy faces all round!
Jef Smith Sent Saturday 25 October 2008
Just came home from Monkey Business. I've been many times, but thought I'd email this time to say what a fantastic job I think you do. The crowd was impossible but the acts were top notch. The audience didn't make it easy for the 2nd guy, who could have been great but there was just no warmth from the audience.
So, really just wanted to let you know that Monkey Business is the best comedy club in the capital, we had a really good night, and that the crowd were pretty shocking !! We've tried so many comedy clubs, but your place is the one we keep coming back to and will do in the future. We've never been disappointed so keep up the great work.
You're a great compere and added a much needed spark to a dull crowd. You're very much appreciated.
Sincerely Sam and Faye Sunday, 19 October, 2008
Thank you for your message and for being a great host on the night (and for not letting that drunk woman in;-)) We had a fun night and will definitely be back!
feedback: to many breaks...one intervall should be fine I think, but otherwise perfect.
Nina DiGaetano Sent Monday 29 September 2008
Your comments on Harry Hill`s gig Thursday 18 September 2008
Thank you, Martin, for giving my daughter and I the chance to attend Thursday's Harry Hill gig. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
I thought that Simon Brodkin/Lee Nelson was superb and am sure that he will go from strength to strength in the coming months. The quartet was also extremely talented and I wish them all the best for their continued success.
We look forward to attending the club in the near future
Trish Bain Sent Saturday 20 September 2008
Had a great night .. just like last time! :-)
I'm a massive Harry Hill fan so obviously he stole the show for me but I thought the two previous acts were excellent too.
I look forward to coming along next time!!!
Claire Sherer Sent Friday 19 September 2008
Thanks for putting on a super night last night at the Steeles with Harry Hill - it was really really good!
Thanks very much,
Elizabeth Brown Sent Friday 19 September 2008
Thanks Martin. A really fantastic night and will definitely come again :)
Roger Dean Sent Friday 19 September 2008
we had a great night, was our first time there and we'll def be back again, cheers
Mairead Clark Sent Friday 19 September 2008
Another top night! And thank you so much for squeezing my mate in when you were already chocka, very much appreciated. I'll make the cakes a regular thing, have you got any favourites?
Jef Smith Sent Friday 19 September 2008
I am the curly haired girl that you said reminded you of an actress in a soap. I loved your show with Harry Hill yesterday.Well done for making it a great night.You are lovely.
Gemma Jones x Sent Friday 19 September 2008
Thank-you for a great night on Saturday - I'm so glad we chose your comedy club! The acts were fantastic and the atmosphere was friendly and cosy! I will be recommending your comedy club to all my friends! Thank-you again, I hope to be back v.soon!
From Jennie Courage Sent Tuesday 16 September 2008
Thanks Martin – it was a great night and great acts. I know my friend Nicole will be interested in your comedy nights – her email is attached, pls add her to your list.
Looking forward to hearing about more shows soon.
Linzie Slater Sent Sunday 14 September
had a great night cheers
will definitely be back
Ben Noodle Sent Saturday 6 September 2008
Just wanna say a HEEUGE thankyou!! It was absolutely BRILLIANT!! I had a great evening. I hope to come there again one day. It's just hard with living so far away. Do you know of any places nearby like hostels or inns? Cos me and my friend were like staying in a place next to the theatre in the middle of town, she had loads of maps and it was really confusing!! I can't believe you know Marek!! Hahaa. AND GREG!!
xxxxxPhoenix Perry (the drunken fool!!) Sent Monday 1 September 2008
I had a very fun time, Ed Petrie and Spencer Brown were the best acts by far!
And i'm very happy i got the chance to meet them both, i will definately be back.
Here are some pictures i took.
Tara Lawer .xx Sent Sunday 31 August 2008
We had a great time! Vicky Stone was awesome - and Russell Howard didn't disappoint - he was wicked.
We shall be coming back again very soon.
Thanks, Sarah Dymow sent Monday 18 August 2008
Hope you had a good birthday. We had a great time last night, the fact that the show was put together with an hour's notice is unbelievable, very impressed!
Have a good week
Jef sent Sunday 3 August 2008
Yep, it was definitely a good cosy friendly gig with great acts (the reason I went!). Good food too...
And thanks for the tip of getting there early Ian Crouch Sent Sunday 20 July 2008
Thank you very much for a fantastic evening with great acts! Excellent value for money too. I can’t think of a way to better the evening and everyone there with me enjoyed it immensely.
,I’ll be sure to check for upcoming shows if I or a friend fancies a night out with. I’ll be sure to recommend Monkey Business in the future!
Paul Strong Sent Sunday 20 July 2008
Your comments on Harry Hill at Monkey Business on Wednesday 9 July 2008
Thankyou very much for putting me on the reserved list (on behalf of Amnesty) for the Harry Hill / Simon Brodkin gig.
It was great and very well run. I hadn't been to your Richard Stelle venue berfore. It was just right for pub comedy, and it's a good decision not to serve from the bar whilst the comics are on.
James Skinner Sent Friday 11 July 2008
Last night was such a good night out. Top show, not just Harry but the
whole thing. Now I'm torn between spreading the good word and trying
to keep it a secret from the masses!
Thankyou sooo much for putting those tickets aside for us, I asked the
guy organising the chairs to point you out so I could buy you a pint
but he had to go off and sort something else out so I still owe you
that beer. I was thinking about getting a group along for my birthday
and when I checked the guide it's Lee Herring. It's like the Aladdin's
Cave of comedy!
Keep up the good work, it's so important to have a laugh in today's
Jef Smith Sent Thursday 10 July 2008
Another wonderful night. Excellent as always. See you very soon,
Julian Morgan SentThursday 10 July2008
I just wanted email and thank you again for putting aside the tickets for my family. They told me they were literally crying with laughter! Congrats on such a successful night.
Jo Burgan Sent 10 July 2008
Top night! Harry was totally brilliant, as ever.
Thanks for the tickets, we'll be back!
Jo.Freedman Sent 10 July 2008
Thanks Martin, We both enjoyed the show and will definitely be back in the future Ps - your headstand was memorable J Many ThanksBala Anku Roberts Sent Monday 7 July 2008
Martin ,Monkey Business is the best comedy club in London.I`ve been to many others but none are a patch on yours.I love what your doing & the way you do it. You are beautiful man. Lauren xxx Sent Monday 7 July 2008
It was a great evening! The opening act was superb. Thank you so much and I hope to see you very soon.
All the best,
Sian Feaver Sent Monday 7 July 2008
Hi martin.. well thankyou we all had a great time, my friends all loved it too and we'll definately be coming back again soon. Take care. Charlotte Forster x Sent Sunday 6 July 2008
We had a great night, good venue and the acts were excellent. Great to see Ed
Byrne but was really impressed by the openers, worth the entrance fee alone.
Chris Blenkinsopp Sent Sunday 6 July, 2008
Last night was excellent. Great line up and crowd. The venue was also
just right. Friendly and not too many people there. Created an
excellent friendly atmosphere ; like being at home with your own stand ups where the tv should be.
We will be regulars every week. Well done mate very impressed.
Julian Morgan Sent Friday 4 July 2008
Many thanks Martin.We had a really great night – all four acts were hilarious and we particularly enjoyed Ed Byrne and Sean Mayo.Best wishes.Emma Sent Monday 26 May 2008
Hi Martin, we had a great time, it was a brilliant night! We'll definitely be coming to the night in October you mentioned with Stephen K.Amos,and Lucy Porter, but most likely see you before then anyway.
Alix Murtha Sent Sunday 25 May 2008
hi Martin. thanks for a very memorable evening. i felt so sorry for scott capurro as that idiot in the corner ended up upsetting him quite a lot, but i'm glad he had the last laugh. lee nelson was extremely funny also.
anyway thanks again for everything. dhruba Sent Monday 19 May 2008
Hope yr weekend was good, was thinking I prefer monkey business much more than Jongleurs - used to go there all the time, but now MB is my place of choice!!
It always seems since and busy too!! which makes me happy for you
Please can you reserve 6 tickets for me for this Sat night
Thanks a lot Martin
Have a good week
Em Smart x Sent Tuesday 6 May2008
I've only lived in London a couple of months and I live 5 mins from the Steeles but what a find. I had my second night last saturday (Milton etc...) and it was better than the first. I have friends visiting reularly so it's great I can show them a brilliant night without having to call a cab (first yours then down to Marathon for an extreme kebab!!) I have a friend visiting this Saturday so I'm planning to go again. Please keep me informed of upcoming acts. I had to miss Harry Hill as I was out of town but I would love to catch him next time as you said he might play again...... Thanks again
Dean Godfrey Sent Monday 5 May 2008
Harry Hill`s performance at Monkey Business
on Thursday 24 April 2008 some of your comments
Thanks for a great evening and for saving tickets for us This is the second time we’ve been to Monkey Business. It’s really good to see new and well known comedians in such an intimate atmosphere. Harry Hill was top notch, it was really good to see him doing stand-up (his way!). If possible please do express our thanks for a brilliant evening to all the performers.
Michael Kelly,sent Wed 30 Apil 2008
Hi Martin The Harry Hill night was great last week. What was the name of the girl who was the first warm act? I thought she was great. Clare Tindell sent Monday 28 April 2008
Seeing Harry Hill at The Steeles was truely amazing,and so are you.
Lots of love Gemmaxxxx Sent 26 April 2008
Thanks again Martin for the Harry Hill tickets, last night was BRILLIANT, we'll definitely come again. Frances likes Simon Munnery but I am a pure Boosh babe - Noel Fielding's pretty busy this year, but keep trying. Or Julian Barratt - even better, ha ha!!
Will keep an eye on your listings and will see you again no doubt! x
Sophie Hanmore Sent Friday 25 April 2008
It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening all three acts were superb.
Regards, George Sent Friday 25 April 2008
Thanks, I had a great evening!
Definitely keep me posted on any other events ... although, not sure anyone else around is quite as good as Harry! :-) Clair Sherer Sent Friday 25 April 2008
Thanks, Martin. We had a fab night. It was nice and cosy in that pub!
Hope to see you at your club soon.
Annabelle x Sent Friday 25 April 2008
I attended the show last night in Chalk Farm and was really impressed with the acts. I've just been to one comedy show in Dubai and I was not amused.
I was the half Moroccan - half Sri Lankan girl from last night (which resulted in you attempting to wrangle something funny about the country. Sadly, neither country has much to offer on the comedy front other than our lovely camels, copious amount of ganja, and gay child hood prostitution).
If you could add me to your mailing list that would be fantastic!
Uzma Balkiss sent Sunday 9 March 2008
I just wanted to say a few words of support really.
I have to say in the two gigs I've done for you now I've been very impressed with your commitment and support for new acts. I've been doing comedy (ok, trying to do comedy!) for about six months now and I've been impressed with the high standard of comics coming up the ranks. There's a lot of outstanding new talent - and none moreso have I noticed this than last night in Chalk Farm.
What strikes me about your Thursday night gigs is that you have such a strong and genuine conviction for giving new acts - whether established new acts like Nick Helm or new new acts like Gemma Whelan and myself - an outlet to practice the incredibly skillful art of comedy. Yes, there are other open mic nights and venues but I've never seen anyone who has quite the same vision as yourself about the importance of nurturing new talent. Hence the reason for this mail - to say thank you for the opportunity, and thank you for your new talent 'mission', because and assuring the future of comedy.
Just wanted to say that! I realise on my own part after 10 gigs I have so much left to learn and discover in terms of my own 'comedy voice' (the holy grail)! I'm almost returning to the drawing board with most ggs so I know what I've got to do before I'm anywhere near up to scratch - but with enough determination I hope to get there in the end.
So thank you again for the opportunity last night. You're a star.
Pete Park-Walker sent Friday 29 February 2008
Martin Thanks for a great night on Saturday, really good acts and nice ambience, we will be back.Thanks Duncan Sent Wednesday 20 February 2008
Hi Martin,came to the club on sat night with the Duncan Godfrey party, I thought the show was great with really good acts.Please could you put me on your mailing list.Jonathan Sent Monday 19 February 2008
Hi Martin,I LOVED Saturday’s show – particularly Steve Weiner.When is Ed Byrnes playing do you know? I’m thinking of hiring that big table you have either when he plays or if you ever have steve on again…Many thanks,Jo Salen Sent Monday 19 February 2008
Many thanks for a great night last night. All my fellow companions agreed it was a fab night out and we will definitely make a point of coming back soon.
I'm sorry that you had a few people attempting to spoil the evening. Your efforts to minimise the audience conversation during the acts was really appreciated and DID make a difference! In fact how you conducted your role as "MC" was highly admed by all my group and essentially it made the evening such a success.
Very best wishes for great 2008, and I look forward to another night out at Monkey Business very soon.
Teresa Sent Tues 1 Jan 2008
Martin A great night was had by all. Thanks Very much. We will see you again soon.Cheers David. Sent from David Williams Monday 3 December 2007
We really enjoyed it - I especially liked the Norweigian guy and the extremely loud posh bloke with all the hair and the penetrating stare!
I look forward to catching Harry Hill if you get him!
Regards, Helen Fear 16 November 2007
thanks so much.. We had a fabulous evening. I thought Reginald D.Hunter was remarkable - for my part worth the whole night to hear! Sorry mate - didn;t go much for act 2 but then maybe I just missed what the material was! Good luck with the Comedy Club - always such a great hit on the head. Am away for the winter now so no need to put me on your auto mailing list for the moment please (always rushed in internet cafes; best to avoid too much stuff in the in box) but I consider the Steeles my bar in London, so be assured I will be back, and I will be at the club again.
So, my dear, my crew had a great night; my boyfriend had a beautiful party; he said all he saw were smiles.
Have a good Christmas
all the best
Jo King Mon, 12 Nov 2007
I really enjoyed my birthday, thanks a lot!
Rhian Garb Sent Mon 12 Nov
We had a fantastic evening, Loved your comments at the end on Red Ken, He should be strung up
Terry Tobin Sent 10 Nov 2007
Just a few comments: first time at the pub and comedy club and overall an excellent evening. The pub itself is great, with its welcoming atmosphere enhanced by its most original decor. The food too was very good and reasonably priced although the drinks were a tad on the expensive side (£4.10 for a gin and tonic). As for the comedy itself, I felt this was also of a generally good standard. Having watched numerous comedy shows before - most recently at the Comedy Store in Leicester Square - I felt that last night line up was of a comparable standard. The notable exception however being the first act who was simply attrocious. It seemed like it was her first time and she looked completely out of her depth, with the vast majority of her jokes falling flatter than the proverbial pancake. The following 3 acts however were excellent so overall I would gladly recommend your establishment to my friends.
Alex Marshall Sent 3 November 2007
It was nice to meet you. Fun to speak swedish, you were really good!
You also have a great club!
Take care!Best wishes
Elin Dennevi 1 Nov 2007
I was at the comedy gig last night + wanted to give
you a punter's feedback whilst the gig was still fresh
in my mind.
I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Came along as I was intrigued by a short write up in
the listings of 1 of the free papers re. Ian Cognito
being barred from more venues than any other comic!
The Chalk Farm upstairs venue was a lot nicer + cosier
than the Kentish Town upstairs venue that I was
ferried from via taxi.
Why did I enjoy it?
The Two Magicians
= quirky, unususal, macabre in parts (still
v.enjoyable though!!!), loved their act, very funny
10 out of 10
The lady (alas I forget her name + I haven't got her
name in front of me), female stand up = her set abt
sex + classical music took a little while to warm up +
get momentum but once she did = very good
just needs to develop the quiet confidence +
assurance(which would be so befitting her act,
classical background + demeanour) + more fluidity.
Good material once she got going (with lots of
potential for growth)
8 out of 10
Mitch Benn = fucking hilarious!!! Excellent songs,
loved his material
The act of the night
15 out of 10!!!
Again, I haven't got his name in front of me as he was
added to the line-up
The 4th act, the 20 yr old stand up = had some
excellent material, fluffed a bit of his set at
certain points but came back excellently =
Definitely massive potential
8 out of 10
Ian Cognito = largely very funny. Sometimes patchy
8 out of 10
Overall, an excellent nite Martin
I look forward to more mirth + enjoyment in the future
I'd be very happy to go on yr mailing list
Kind regards + best wishes
(a very satisfied punter!!!) Sent Sun 28 Oct 2007 from Kris Blackburn
Thanks for a great evening! Oliva Gaunt Sent Saturday 13 October 2007
Just wanted to say Saturday was fantastic! Some great
acts that seemed like they could have gone on all
Look forward to trying the new venue some time.
Dominic Mallen 22 September 2007
Last Saturday was a wonderful suprise to see Mark Thomas on the bill.I have now seen at your club Harry Hill,Alan Carr,Jimmy Carr ,Rich Hall,Sean Lock,Adam Hills,Noel Fielding ,Russell Brand ,& now Mark Thomas .You are the very best . Luv Nina x Sent 23 September 2007
Just wanted to say Saturday was fantastic! Some great
acts that seemed like they could have gone on all
Look forward to trying the new venue some time.
Cheers,Dom Mallin Sent 17 September 2007
Had a great evening, sure to be back soon. Also thanks very much for the lift in your van after.
Cheers,Andrew Fabricos Sent Monday 30 July 2007
Michael McIntyre was excellent .I was so happy to get to see him at your superb club, Monkey Business is the best comedy club.
Jill Scott x sent Sunday 29 July 2007
Many thanks for the Monkey Business tickets yesterday.
We all thought Michael McIntyre was sensational .
I love you.
Helena Johansson xx Sent Saturday 28 July 2007
We both had a lovely evening! Both acts were superb! We will be back to see more acts
Cheerio Katie Sent Sat 21 July 2007
Rich Hall show on Saturday was brilliant! Daisy Leich Sent Mon 16 July 2007
We loved the show. Rich Hall is really good.
Thanks, Emma and Simon.Sent Mon 16 July 2007
Just need to tell you that the group of six that came along with me had a wonderful evening last Saturday.I had tears from laughing so much.You are a smashing guy.Love Katie xxx Sent Monday 10 July 2007
Thanks for a great evening! It was a fantastic birthday and the birthday cake at the end was a lovely thought!
I look forward to the next evening!!
Shannon Russell sent 14 May 2007
Hi Martin, Alan & I really enjoyed our evening on Saturday. We were comedy stand-up first-timers and it was a smashing introduction. It was certainly varied and the standard was pretty high. The young lad was a bit raw round the edges but you're probably right about him being pretty good in future - and what a brave kid! The guy with all the props was very Tommy Cooperish and very funny. The gay guy was a bit OTTP with the gay shtick - but funny too. And, of course, Adam Bloom was the cherry on the cake. Thanks for a great evening - we'll be back.Best wishes, Dot (Norma's sister/Leo's auntie) Sent 24 April 2007
I just wanted to let you know that my husband and his friends had a great evening and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. My husband also commented on how helpful you were and how well organsed the event was. He (and hopefully me too!) will definitely be going again.
Many thanks again.
Kind Regards Kerry Kerry Westcott-Stewart Sent Sunday 15 April 2007
Will Smith was excellent on Saturday, I thoroughly enjoyed his standup.
Its great that the club's popularity has grown, and rightly so, you sign some excellent acts.
Amanda Dison .
Sent Monday 16 April 2007
I REALLY ENJOYED RUSSELL BRAND AT MONKEY BUSINESS .I WAS SITTING JUST 4 FEET AWAY FROM THE STAGE SO I WAS A VERY LUCKY GIRL kEEP UP YOUR GOOD WORK MR HADSOM. GEMMA XXXXX Sent April 30 2006
Russell Brand was amazing.How do you get these acts? You are a bit special I think Sarah Jones xx Sent April 30 2006
We just wanted to thank you again for letting us feel so welcomed last Friday in your club...
We are the Israeli couple (I live here and my wife in Israel) and we really enjoyed the shows and the atmosphere in the club...
the warm and family like feeling in the club was the best we ever encountered...
I already recommended the club to a few of my friends and I think they are heading your way soon..
Many thanks again for a lovely evening...
Cheers Dubi and Ginat sent Sunday 12 March 2006
Thanks for a fantastic evening. I haven’t laughed so hard in ages.
Suzanne Noble Sent Monday 13 March 2006
Fantastic evening, Martin. I really enjoyed it, and enjoyed the experience.
Love Hayley Waller x sent 24 February 2006
Your letters regarding Harry Hill`s June 14th gig 2006
We all had a superb night Martin - so cheers for sorting me out with tickets. Harry Hill lived up to all expectations (and some!) and, above all, the size of the venue really helped to make it feel like an exclusive performance compared to other comedy nights.
See you again soon mate,
Thanks Martin – it was a great evening, & one we’ll remember for a while! Harry was great (as ever), & we were v impressed with Lee’s act (first time we’ve seen him). Loved the club & hope to be coming back soon..
Great atmosphere, and a friendly environment - and brilliant acts to
Looking forward to the next event...!
Monkey Business gig.
Saturday10 December 2005
It was a great night I had an excellent time. . Gary Le Strange was excellent, really enjoyable and
was on top form. Probably the best Noel gig at your club. All my
loved it and we shall definitely come again.
Thank you for a fabulous night of comedy!
Alyssa Davidson xxx Sent Sunday 11 December 2005
Fab night, Martin - thanks!
Noel was great as always, and Gary Le Strange was fab too - my friend
were actually crying with laughter when he was hopping round the stage
Paula Gregson xx Sunday 11 December 2005
hey. thank you for last night. i had so much fun. it was great! Lallie xx Sent Sunday 11 December 2005
We both had a wonderful time. Your club is quite a discovery for us! See you again soon. Jenny Lightfoot Sent Monday 12 December 2005
Hope you are well.
I'm just emailing you as we didn't get a chance to say goodbye. Thank you for a lovely evening and for being a perfect host and gentleman
Pavan Virk Sent Monday 12 December 2005
how are you? just wanted to say a massive massive thankyou for saturday
night. i had the best time ever. oh im still beaming! the friend i was
who you thought was a phycologist, is actually studying journalism and
a human interest piece for the uni newspaper. would you be interested?
to hear from you soon.
hannah Gregory xxxxx Sent Monday 12 December 2005
Superb night martin on saturday
me and the lads laughed our tits off the entire time, great atmosphere,
excellent comedy, we shall definitely be coming back!
will newell Sent Monday 12 December 2005
I went to your club on Saturday with my friend Hannah, it was amazing,
you so much for the tickets. I would really like to talk to you because
studying journalism and have quite a big assignment coming up and think
might be able to help! I'm very interested in what you do and the
comedy circuit and im doing a big story for my uni newspaper in the
and entertainment section. As Hannah has opened my eyes to the
world of the mighty boosh - especially noel! - Suzi Gammon x Sent Monday 12 December 2005
Many Thanks for saturday, I had an awesome night and I
know my girlfriend did especially. The place had a
great atmosphere and the comedy was first class but I
think you should ask the council for an upstairs
extension to fit in the plentiful monkey business
fans. See you soon. steve hump(hries Sent Monday 12 December 2005
We had a fantastic night, thanks for putting it on.
Rob Clark EMI Records
Hi Martin,The Fielding / Le Strange gig on Saturday was great! The performances were on top form (this was Noel at his best, and though I haven’t seen Gary before he was brilliant) and it was a great crowd.I will definitely be back to Monkey Business.
Thanks Angela Jackson sent Wednesday 14 December 2005
Just thought i'd say thanks again for a wonderful night, I would have emailed sooner but i've been very busy this week.
Noel was outstanding once again and i felt very privileged to be in the room, I also appreciate the hard work you must put in calling and emailing everyone, i'd love to buy you a drink next time.
Thanks again for everything,
Ben x x x x Sent by Ben Cobley Thursday 15 December 2005
Evening Mr B,
Well that was another fantastic night - do I get my own bar stool at the Lush Bar yet?
Think I might arm my mates with a pad next time, but chuffed to bits that Noel turned my mate's 20sov note into a little work of art - and he's got the badge of my retro clothing shop! Only just started and celeb endoresement already, that's pretty good!
Good news is I'm renting a room out hopefully to someone nearly as fab and groovy as maself so I'll be dragging their sorry arse to Monkeybusiness every Saturday as part of their tenancy agreement - when can we see the line up for 2006??
Thanks for yet another great evening and take care,
Leigh Mawson Sent Thursday 15 December 2005
Thanks very much for a great evening. My friends and I had a fantastic time
and we will definatly be back in the new year!
Zaidee Penhaligon Sent Thursday 15 December 2005
Hi Martin!this is Sarah and Hannah - the twins that had our birthday gathering at yr comedy night (with Bucket Head). Sorry for the delay, but just wanted to say thanks very much! It was a really wicked night of fantastic comedy and the surprise birthday cake was the icing on the cake! The discounts were much appreciated too! :) We are more than happy to write in the guestbook - unless you can quote from this email? Let me know if you'd rather we just wrote on the website.Thanks again......am sure we'll see you there again soon!Best wishes,Sarah and Hannah 24th May 2005 xxx
Thanks Martin for putting on another amazing show
Alan Carr was in fantastic form.Well done to you in getting all these top acts.Sent 1 August 2005
We came to your club last Saturday to see the very funny Alan CarrI love you Martin for all the hard work you do in getting these super acts
.Jess xx Sent August 2 2005
Thank you for a really great evening at Monkey Business, me and my friends had a lovely time and will definately be coming backas we were very entertained! Thank you for making a fuss of me on my birthday!!
See you on our next visit... it wont be my birthday but we would still eat the cake! Thanks again.
loved every minute of being there and can't wait to come back....
Nigel Coutts Aug 2nd 2005
Hello Martin, We want to thank you for a very enjoyable and entertaining evening, you were a wonderful host.
We look forward coming to your club again in the near future.
Pat Kirkley Aug 3rd 2005
I had a lovely time last Saturday (in stitches!) Thanks!Mishka 10th May 2005
thanks Martin. Happy New Year!
We really enjoyed the New Year's Eve party.
I'm sure we'll be coming along again very soon.
Take care Hilary and Steve
Martin Just to say had a great night with Harry Hill ! He was great as ever also Sol Bernstein was really funny. Thanks again
.Would be more than intrested to hear of forth coming events, had an excellent night on saturday,take my hat off to a brilliant group of comedians, aspecally Gary le strange, an outstanding performance, sure he will go far, best laugh ive had in a long while, Dan M
Hi,Just wanted to say we had a superb time - defiantly one of the best stand up nights we've ever been to. from Si
Thanks Martin for a top night. from Jenni
Thank you Martin ! The acts were great & the venue is a nice, intimate size. On behalf of our group we all had a great time, a good laugh & will be sure to come again.
Thanks for not picking on me & even bigger thanks for the birthday cake!
See you next time Kylie.
Thank you so much Martin!!
We had a fantastic time at the club and it was such a wonderful night. Noel was amazing and I am so happy to say I have seen him live at last! I will definately be applying for tickets again and would love to come along to future shows! Thank you Millions,
Nichola Haynes and Nathan x Sent Tuesday 13 December 2005
Great night had by all in our party.
Dave Buckley sent Jan 2005
Sides ached equals great time! Glad we've found you and look forward to more fun soon. x Mary Knight posted Jan 2005
Brilliant night. Will visit again.
Gail & Andrew
I was at the show last night and thouroughly enjoyed myself so cheers for that.
thanks for a really great night..Have seen a lot of funny comedy in my time - but Harry Hill is pretty unique isn't he. It was absolutely hilarious and so was the other guy -a great atmosphere so.... nice one, and you were a good compere too - yr job is pretty fun isn't it from Emma Smart Sent Jan 2005
Hi Martin,Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Monkey Business last night. Of course I came initially to see Harry Hill, but I really enjoyed Lee Nelson! I thought he was excellent. I've come across so many characters like Nelsey at home, mostly they sit outside Macdonalds late at night. Made me feel very much at home.Cheers,Chris Basu Jan 2005
Just wanted to say that I thought last night's show was the best I've been to. My husband, Tony, was the guy in the baseball cap who wouldn't play along with Lee Nelson but was wetting himself when Mark Blake was on. It was brilliant value Great Entertainment.
Angie Jacobs Sent 27th March 2005
Along with friends, we visited your club on Saturday 26th March (We were the ones from Wales) I would just like to thank you for a fantastic evening. That was THE best night I have had for a long time and I feel that we should offer encouragement in order that you keep up the good work. If possible could you include me on the emailing list. Living so far away, I can't promise that we'll be frequent visitors but I shall certainly make a point of being there every time I visit London.
Thanks again and please keep it going.
Chris Jones (And I'm sure I speak also for Cindy, Lorna and Andy Sent 28th March 2005
Brilliant show on Saturday. I haven't seen 'Alan Parker' for years and he was great as expected and John Sparkes another blast from the past all topped off by Andy Parsons. With best wishes
Geoff Harris sent 16th May 2005
I have left a message in the guest book, but on a more personal note I
wanted to thank you again for putting on such a great show and for
there both nights. My friends and I had a great time, and the place is so friendly that even when it was so packed, that was just a chance to talk to loads of people rather than get annoyed as seems to happen in other clubs! Noel Fielding was brilliant, and seemed very happy to meet people afterwards and
thank them for coming. He gave me a hug and a kiss too so as you can imagine
I was a very happy lass! Although my face is still aching today from
two ridiculously prolonged laughter... I may have overdone it!
It was great to meet you, and I expect to be visiting again very soon. Thanks againLots of love
Paula xxSent Sunday 9th October 2005
Great night last night and what a turn out! The acts were all good and Simon Munnery was excellent I must say.
My only problem is obviously that too many people were in the venue and you obviously know this so I don't need to keep on about that. Poor Sam. I guess that you were trying to please people and make them happy by letting them in.
Also I understand that Noel had an extended set, which was fabulous, it was just that I wasn't sure when he would end and so I thought I would have to walk out of the gig in order to get the last train home. I began worrying about the time rather than enjoying his jokes. That isn't your fault but perhaps you could start off earlier?
But overall it was a brilliant night out for my friend and I and we thouroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was lovely to meet you, you are such a friendly person! :). We shall definitely come again (In fact can you put us on the waiting list for december 10th? I'm, quite sure those tickets will go easily)
I shall stop going on now. As you said on Saturday 'Kisses, darling!'
Alyssa xxx Sent Sunday 9th October 2005
Thanks for your mail - and yes I know it was heaving in there last night but I wouldn't have missed it for the world! Everyone was in good spirits, all the acts on the bill were fab and Noel - well, close to genius, I'd say....and such a lovely guy. Thanks for a great night. We'll be back - if we can get in! !love Georgiexb Sent Sunday 9th October 2005
I just wanted to say a massive thanks for last Saturday it was truly fantastic. Noel was on fire as per usual and the new material he did was brilliant. The turn out was unbelievable and can you tell Noel thanks for the extended set and that if it had run into 3am I doubt many people would have minded lol .Also I heard that his gig on Friday was rudely interrupted by hecklers which is awful but at least on Saturday (even though it was impossible to move) many were fans and enjoyed the show. It was the first time I had ever seen Simon Munnery and it won't be my last, he had me laughing really hard throughout his set.Lots of love
Dersharan xxx Recieved Monday 9th October 2005
it was a brilliant evening...even thou i was stood on a chair in the doorway and almost got pushed over by the mob of women heading for noel!!!
will have to come again!!
thanks cat Sent Monday 10th October 2005
Thank you ,I had a great time on Friday.
Thought the evening was well organised and everyone I spoke to really enjoyed it.Sent Monday 10th October 2005
Fortunately as I got there early we had good seats, although it was definitely cosy .
Thanks and well done to you
Susannah Rea Sent Monday 10th October 2005
It was a great show on Saturday night, the comedians weer great. However, just a little bit of feedback in that I did think the venue was a bit overcrowded and it was quite uncomfortable in there as a result. Apart from that, great show.
Regards Alison Heard
I just felt compelled to say that when I called up and asked about
tickets, that you were so friendly it quite took me back. After dealing
with cold machines and answerphones, it's such a treat to talk to a
real person and the actual person who runs the club so therefore knows what he's talking about!
How did I not hear about monkey business before? And I want to say that
even if I don't get tickets this time, I'll wait for other shows
because your comedy nights sound refreshingly lovely and fun. Speaking as someone recently interested in the comedy club world, (I'm in a group in residency at the Hen & Chickens), you're doing a very groovy thing. Abi Sent Monday 10th October 2005
I was at the amazing Noel Fielding gig on Friday where I thought you were a good MC.I saw you tell those noisy wankers to shut up so many times,and I told them too.I really felt sorry for you as I could see you were so upset by it.
I love what you are doing.You bring joy ,and happiness to many in a world where more laughter is needed.It makes you an attractive man. I am a 24 year old single woman who would be pleased to get to know you better
Hope you will email me back.Helena xx Sent Monday 10th October 2005
Just thought i'd drop you a quick word to say Thank You for one of the most brilliant nights out in a while. I came along to the show on Saturday, and not only did i get to see the AMAZING (and gorgeous) Noel Fielding, but also Simon Munnery, who i must say, i found extremely entertaining.
But back onto the highlight of my night; Noel Fielding. Absolutely genius. And in response to a couple of the people who've said it was too crowded, i disagree (although, admittedly i was sat comfortably at the front...). It was a really friendly atmosphere and it was great of you to let in so many of the people that really wanted to see Noel (myself included!).Naomi xx Sent Tuesday 11th October 2005
Hello Martin, it's Carla....one of the pair of 'Essex
The club seemed really friendly and above everything
else a bloody good laugh! The acts were fantastic,
especially Andrew Lawrence who was fabulously sick and
twisted. He made us cry with laughter and it felt so
I really wanted to stay to see Simon Evans, but my
mate kept moaning at me "I have to get up at bloody
six in the morning you selfish cow!" (Exact words.)
Took us nearly two hours to get home back to crappy
But anyway, thank you for a brilliant night. I will be
recommending it to colleagues and we will be attending
again sometime in the future.
All the best....spider murderer...(I'm a vegetarian
too you know.)
We had a fantastic night at Monkey Business with excellent Jeff Green %Scott Cappurro.Martin Besserman the MC was highly entertaining too.It will not be long before we return.Sara Kay xSent November 5 2005
I went to Monkey Business with my other half last Saturday.We both had a wonderful evening.Try to get Stephen K Amos back
.John and Sigran
Sent 22 October 2005
Martin you are truly Godlike. Noel was fab.When in LondoI'mIm allways pushed for time ,but willmake an effort to pop by for an evening ofrib-hilarity.Thanks for the kiss...Charlotte xx Sent 14 October 2005
Thanks tMessiahiMartin foror getting Noel Fielding who was AMAZING. Cheeks hurt from laughing.Also Simon Munnery was very entertaining as ever .We shall be back for more .SuzanneViolent Quiche xxx Sent 11 October 2005
Ah, Noel Fielding was brilliant.I will become a regular Lottie Bowater
Sent 9 October 2005
Ahh the sublime Noel Fielding..It was so relaxed anfriendlyly.Martin You are a great host doing everything to ensure people have a good time .We will back soon on .Paula Sent 9 October 2005
Great venue with a relaxedfriendlyly atmosphere anabsolutelyey fantastic acts.Went there Saturday to see the highlacclaimeded Andrew Lawrence Nealy laughed myself to death..Highlrec commendeded.Carla x
Sent 2 October 2005
A big crowd of us went along to the Thursday night show -Its really goovalueue for money and a chance to see some up and coming talent.We all had a great time and will definitely be back.Cheers James
Sent 30 September 2005
Hey Martin,I am only 19 years old but I want to give you a big kiss when I see you at the Noel Fielding gig next week..We all had a fantastic time at your club last week.You are lovely,and just a brilliant person.from Jane xxx
Sent 28 September 2005
Was there on first night of new season.brilliant acts,nice setting,hang over the next day Ta Saen Sent 19 September 2005
It was our first time at Monkey Business,and you can be sure it wo`nt be our last.What a smashing night.Will Smith was excellent.
Karen Sent 13 September 2005
Hey Martin - I got to see Russell Brand close up thanks to you .
Martin You are just fantastic. Monkey Business is the best comedy club by a long long way.
Jessica Reed Sent 19 June 2005
Dara O Brian`s set was excellent,Russell Brand`s set was too short,Trevor Lock and Wilson Dixon were quite funny.MC Martin Besserman held the show together well.It was a great evening Jane x Sent 19 June 2005
Thank you Martin for making last Saturday night so enjoyable..All our group agree that it was the best ever comedy night we have ever been to Sarah Poste.
Sent 19 June 2005
Russell Brand`s performance at Monkey Business was fantastic,but it was Dara O Brian that brought the house down I thought.
Nina xx Sent 18 June 2005
I liked the intimacy of the venue.All four acts were great and all having four very distinct style Brilliant value for money
Linda Sent 18 June 2005
Tim Vine was so funny.Well done Martin for your high standard of shows John & Sue Sent 15 June 2005
Monkey Business Congrate Saturday night was great .Thcomediansns diverse and the host charming.I really enjoyed the British hospertaity. Martin Keep up the good work Tessa.Sent 13 June 2005
Hi Martin Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed your show lat week Amanda Sent 13 June 2005
Hi Martin! Just thoughI'd'd drop you a quick word to say Thank You for one of the most brilliant nights out in a while. I came along to the show on Saturday, and not only did i get to see the AMAZING (and gorgeous) Noel Fielding, but also Simon Munnery, who i must say, i found extremely entertaining.
But back onto the highlight of my night; Noel Fielding. Absolutely genius. And in response to a couple of the people who've said it was too crowded, i disagree (although, admittedly i was sat comfortably at the front...). It was a really friendly atmosphere and it was great of you to let in so many of the people that really wanted to see Noel (myself included!).
Naomi xx Sent Tuesday 11th October 2005
Dear Martin ,I just wanted to drop you an email to say what a fabulous evening my friends and I had on Saturday night. An incredible line up and infact my husband said that he hadn't had so much fun in ages (not sure what that says about my company!) so we will definitely be back . sent on Mon, 20 Dec 2004 by Laura Bonneff
Thanx 4 the nice evening at the
I have 2 say that the Monkey Business club is the perfect way 2relax and feel good after work or a typical london-style day (=stress n rush n no time 2laugh...metropolitan-style i guess!).
I certainly enjoyed your company + had fun.
Well done to all the comedians!!, also
C u soon Sent 20th Dec 2004 by Kiara
Martin Betterman is soo000ooo sexy. He look s exactly like Brad Pitt!! I certainly reccommend a bit of monkey business to anyone!
Posted by: Sorina at June 24, 2004