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James Dowdeswell – Author of The Pub Manifesto

James Dowdeswell at The Attic brewery in Brimingham.

Here at the Laughing Sole we are very excited to come back to our home in Stirchley where it all began… We are even more excited to be running from one of our favourite Brewery’s in Stirchley, The Attic.

With a different format from our British Oak days, On Thurs 7th Nov, The Laughing Sole brings you the fabulous James Dowdeswell! What better comedian to book for our first night running in a brewery than a beer superfan!!

James Dowdeswell is a comedian, actor and author. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC) and Extras (BBC) where he played the Count in the David Bowie episode.

He is the author of The Pub Manifesto: A Comedian Stands Up For Pubs, published by CAMRA Books in Nov 2018. (It will be available to buy on the night… if you buy him a pint of your favourite beer James might even sign it for you!)

James hits The Attic Brewery and Taproom with a show about growing up in a pub and our modern drinking culture. It is packed with pint-sized facts about booze, accompanied with jokes, stories and songs.

“James Dowdeswell is a real master of the comedian’s craft” (Chortle)

“An excellent line in comedy” (The Guardian Pick Of The Week)

“Great fun throughout… as though we’ve all just met down the pub” (Three Weeks)

* Tickets available on the door (but limited) (ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE at 12:00pm on 7th)

*Get there early if you want to guarantee having a seat (or bring your own!) BAR OPENS AT 6pm