Bexleyheath comedian Joey Page talks to Vibe ahead of Bromley Comedy Club date (From This Is Local London)
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Bexleyheath comedian Joey Page talks to Vibe ahead of Bromley Comedy Club date
HAD the nightlife at Greenwich University been better, Joey Page could have been a reporter at News Shopper.
Instead, the 29-year-old from Bexleyheath counts the likes of Noel Fielding and Tinie Tempah as mates and is a rising star on the comedy circuit with his uniquely surreal and tangential style winning slots on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and supporting The Mighty Boosh.
On Saturday (October 19), Joey will compere at Bromley Comedy Club at the Churchill Theatre’s studio bar in a show headlined by Mock the Week regular Ian Stone.
Joey told Vibe: “I’m hosting it so I’m going to try to bring the night round to my way of thinking.
“It’s weird because people come and see me because they’ve seen me on Never Mind the Buzzcocks – on that you just have a bit of banter and be yourself – but my stand up is quite magical and quite surreal.
“Sometimes people aren’t expecting it. Sometimes it takes them a little while to get used to it, like I’ll read things from my dog’s diary or go on flights of fancy like what would happen if I went to the gym and worked on one massive arm and became a supervillain.
“Sometimes it’s quite hard doing a spot because people have had people telling jokes all night then they have got this weird guy in a hat coming on, whereas if I’m hosting it I can go on at the beginning and go ‘this is not going to be like Live at the Apollo, this is going to be a magical of stuff’.”
Having grown up in Bexleyheath with idols like Vic Reeves rather than Gary Lineker, Joey delivered News Shopper as a lad and went to Greenwich University to study journalism and scriptwriting.
It was there that he got into stand-up comedy.
He said: “Basically there was a real lack of nightlife for some reason and I was quite bored.
“I was going to be a journalist. I used to work for the group that makes News Shopper.
“I was a printing press junior and I said I want to be a journalist and they said ‘you really need to go to uni’.”
As part of his course, one assignment was to write a monologue.
He said: “I wasn’t into drama so I did a bit of stand-up and I really liked it. I found a little course that teaches you how to write comedy and I started gigging and I haven’t really stopped.”
Having lived in Brighton and north London, Joey is back in the Bexley borough while he finds his next place, likely to be New Cross.
He said: “I love it round there. It’s one of the only places I go to without being heckled in the street for wearing a trilby or a blazer and a tie. In Bexleyheath, I don’t really fit in.”
Joey Page is at Bromley Comedy Club at the Churchill Theatre studio bar on Saturday (October 19) alongside Ian Stone, Ant Dewson and Dave Green. Tickets cost £12.50. Go to bromleycomedy.com or call 0208 466 0558 to reserve a table.
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