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Published 30th January 2015
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A special anniversary show will celebrate the legendary alternative comedian’s wide reaching anarchic influence and life
Ten years ago on the Malcolm Hardee, one of the godfathers to a generation of comic talent in the 1980s and the greatest heroes of the UK comedy scene, passed away.
On Monday 2nd February 2015, almost 10 years to the day since he left this mortal coil, Adamotions in association with Martin Soan from Pull The Other One are putting on a show to celebrate him and raise money to complete the documentary. And where better to host, than at Up The Creek in Greenwich, one of the clubs he established and still one of the most vital and important comedy clubs in London today.
Around 700 people attended his funeral at St Alfege's Church in Greenwich – and it was one of the few funerals ever to get rave reviews the following day in both The Daily Telegraph and The Sun newspapers. Jo Brand, Arthur Smith, Stewart Lee and his son Frank Hardee all delivered eulogies, and Jools Holland played the piano.
Through his legendary clubs The Tunnel and Up The Creek came many of today’s biggest comedy stars. Malcolm’s life and incomparable influence on alternative comedy is the subject of a new film. Deeply insightful documentary All The Way From Over There is directed by Jody Vandenburg and Domenico Favata and written by Naomi De Pear.
Acts on the bill will include Malcolm’s beloved comedy troupe, The Greatest Show On Legs and some of the newer, stranger characters who are rising like wine to the top of the crude comedy oil barrel. Also, yet to be announced, will be exciting new additions to the bill including some of the now super successful acts he worked with.
To book tickets, call Up the Creek Comedy Club on 02088584581 or go to:http://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/21397/chk/602e