On February 29th 2020 the East Kent Light Blues Brothers was officially launched at the Curious Brewery in Ashford. Since then we have continued to grow in numbers, planning a series of online events to keep our members connected during the lockdown. As we hope that we can see the light at the end of this tunnel, we thought it only appropriate to once again go to a brewery, albeit virtually!
The format of the event is simple – you book you place in advance through our website booking page. If you are not a member of the EKLBB you will also need to sign up for a one-off £10 membership fee, in order to participate. 11 different beers will then be posted directly to you from the Thornbridge Brewery. On the day, you sit at your computer with your 11 beers, sign in to Zoom, and a cicerone (a beer sommelier) will then take us through a beer tasting experience.
As if this wasn't enough, we have arranged for “one-liner specialist” comedian Mark Simmons to give us comedic intermission - not to be missed! You may know Mark from Mock the Week, or any number of comedy fringe events.
"Mark is an exceptional one-liner comedian. It won him a place in Dave’s prestigious Best Joke of The Fringe in Edinburgh 2017. His solo show at the festival, One-Linerer was also a huge hit, with sell out shows every day and was nominated Best Show by the Amused Moose Comedy Award Fringe Show 2017. He then continued this success with his follow-up show, One-Linererer, which was also a sell out!
Mark is constantly on the rise and since being in the finals of several noteworthy competitions, such as Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year, So You Think You’re Funny and the NATY Award, he has been in high demand for the top UK comedy clubs, such as Glee, Manford’s Comedy Club, Comedy Central and Just The Tonic, headlining the majority of them. Also, he has been recently supporting Seann Walsh, Rob Beckett and Rob Brydon on their national tours, as well as one off shows supporting Michael McIntyre, Sean Lock and Jack Dee." - Marksimmons.co.uk
So join us at the 1st Anniversary of the East Kent Light Blues Brothers and celebrate in style!