Three comedy acts for Barnstormers new season

Barnstormers Comedy pitches up at the Capitol in Horsham on September 16 at 7.30pm in its third Sunday of the month slot (tickets 01403 750220).

Spokesman Stephen Newberry said: “There will be more great comedy in the studio with compere Kevin Precious introducing another three top acts from the London circuit, usually Comedy Store regulars.

“For the first month of the new season, Kevin introduces effusive Colin Owens; madcap Joe Rowntree; and brilliantly-inventive Marc Lucero.

“Colin did his first stand-up comedy gig in May 2005 and in July 05 won the hotly-contested Jimmy Carr Comedy Idol Competition, winning a support slot at Bloomsbury Theatre, a part on Jimmy Carr’s new DVD and a couple of TV appearances doing sketches with Jimmy.

“Since then Colin has had a number of small Tv parts, including Sharron Horgan’s sitcom Angelos, various Jimmy Carr sketches and was Popcorn man in the Sky One film show Popcorn.

“On Radio, Colin had a weekly Saturday morning slot providing comical irreverence to a morning coffee-and-chat type show on his local station BBC Radio South for over a year, and in 2006 was recorded by BBC Radio 7 at the Brighton Comedy Festival.

“Colin was a finalist in the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year Show and appeared in the Big Value Comedy Show Edinburgh 2006. He has done live work with the Mighty Boosh guys, including performing at their Boosh Festival in 2008 and as well as running his own comedy night at The Orange Rooms in Southampton, Colin is now gigging regularly at most of the comedy clubs throughout the UK.”

Joe Rowntree is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and presenter. He graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2003 with a BSc in psychology. His television career started in 2001 writing put-downs for Anne Robinson on The Weakest Link. He has hosted two UK tours of Brainiac Live.