The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

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The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS) is a British comedy night, where comedians are invited to perform sets that might not work at more mainstream comedy nights. It was founded by John-Luke Roberts and Thom Tuck at the New Red Lion Theatre[1] in Islington, London, though since Summer 2012 it has usually been held at the Soho Theatre. It has been running since March 2011, usually on Monday evenings.

The show[edit]

The show is curated and hosted by John-Luke Roberts and Thom Tuck. There are a group of regular comedians, referred to as "The Board", including William Andrews, Steve Pretty, Tom Bell, Bridget Christie, Alexis Dubus, Nadia Kamil, Josie Long, Sara Pascoe, Isy Suttie and Ben Target.[citation needed] The ACMS has developed a number of in-jokes, such as a list of permitted heckles and a repeated call and response with the audience.

In December 2012, the "AXMS panto" debuted. This was loosely structured around a performance of Aladdin, and played with many pantomime conventions.[citation needed]

The show has been filmed as a series of Comedy Blaps for Channel 4.[citation needed][when?] Due for release in late 2013 the series is produced by Adrian Sturges and directed by Chris Shepherd.[citation needed]



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