“ROGER MONKHOUSE HAS AN ALMOST INDECENT SUPPLY OF TALENT” Time Out
Roger Monkhouse is one of the most original and distinctive acts on the comedy scene. A consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. A highly original and quirky performer, Roger’s trademark stage-prowling style and curious, inimitable manner have established him as one of the most sought-after names on the comedy circuit.
Distinguished as a comic by his eloquence and keen eye for a fine phrase, Roger’s easy observational style is spiked by the signal flares of an accomplished gag writer. A supremely confident compere and seasoned corporate host, Roger is happy to improvise freely with a crowd and is at great ease bantering with an audience, but has no shortage of first class observational material in his armory.
As one of the most accomplished acts on the comedy circuit, Roger headlines at all the major comedy venues and has performed extensively throughout the UK and internationally, playing in all corners of the globe from Europe to The Middle East, South Africa, China, Singapore, Tokyo any many places in between. A fine topical writer and performer, and master of sharp observational comedy, Roger is a regular member of the prestigious and critically acclaimed ‘Cutting Edge’ team at the London Comedy Store. His forte is delivering intelligent, thought provoking material that pulls no punches and is always incisive, relevant and up to date.
Recent television credits include ‘The Comedy Store’ and ‘The World Stands Up’, (both Comedy Central), ‘My God I’m My Dad’ (Bravo) and ‘Street Cred Sudoku’ (UKG2). As a writer, he has contributed to Channel 4’s hit show‘8 Out of 10 Cats’, scripting up-to-the-minute topical gags for the weekly panel show. On the airwaves, he has been a guest panelist on comedy panel show ‘Jest A Minute’ (BBC Radio Wales) and has contributed to review show ‘Serious About Comedy’ (BBC7). He has also recently performed on an episode of The Comedy Store’s Raw & Uncut series; hosting a stand-up show in connection with Sony Pictures, which was released in cinemas across the UK in 2012.
“HIS LACONIC DELIVERY SHIELDS AN ENGAGING PERSONA AND AN ENQUIRING MIND” Guardian
“UNFAILINGLY ENTERTAINING AND SKILFULLY ABLE TO PULL PUNCHLINES, SEEMINGLY, OUT OF THIN AIR” Chortle
“LIKE A SMILY GRIM REAPER, ROGER DOES OBSERVATIONAL MATERIAL WITH MORE AUTHORITY THAN MOST BECAUSE IT’S SO DAMN WELL WRITTEN. AS AN MC EFFORTLESS, LIKE A WORLD-WEARY TEACHER WHO’S ABANDONED THE SYLLABUS TO HAVE A LAUGH WITH THE WHOLE CLASS, WHILE RETAINING THE TOXIC CAPABILITY OF DEALING WITH ANYONE WHO STEPS OUT OF LINE” Time Out
“PACKS IN MORE OBSERVATIONS ON THE HUMAN CONDITION IN A TWENTY MINUTE SET THAN A WHOLE LECTURE ON JEAN – PAUL SARTRE” Venue Magazine
“AN ENTHUSIASM AKIN TO THAT OF AN EXCITABLE PROFESSOR WHO’S JUST FOUND THE GENE THAT WOULD ENABLE A PYTHON TO GROW A BEARD” Manchester Evening News
“HIGHLY REGARDED BY HIS PEERS ON THE CIRCUIT – HE’S SHAVEN – HEADED, TOPICAL, GOOD, AND NOTHING TO DO WITH BOB” Evening Standard
“SOME OF THE MATERIAL’S SAUCY – AND UNCOMPROMISINGLY SO – OTHER PARTS ARE PASSIONATE AND POLEMIC. HE’S SOMETIMES TOPICAL, SOMETIMES PUNNY. SOMETIMES CLEVER, SOMETIMES DAFT. THERE IS, IN SHORT, SOMETHING IN THIS VARIED COMEDY MENU FOR EVERY TASTE…A GIFTED NATURAL…ONE OF THE CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONALS OF THE STAND – UP CIRCUIT” www.chortle.co.uk