Tuesday, 21 August 2012

The Crumblin' Cookie....Do they take the biscuit?

So I said to the guys at The Crumblin' Cookie.....why no dog biscuit cookies.....I mean, what's a dog to do when he's out havin' a cup 'o' joe and nowt to nibble on of a crunchy dog biscuit like variety.

Now The Crumblin' Cookie has a particular place in Ralph's heart as it has it's own venue tucked away downstairs called (cunningly)The Cookie Jar and it has featured some of Ralph's blogged bands (and will again, hopefully in the future).  The Cookie Jar is a versatile space that is capable of hosting all manner of events from gigs to private parties, book launches to club nights, comedy shows to exhibitions; in fact they claim can cater for almost anything.....so when's the dog show?

For the second year running, The Crumblin’ Cookie was named 'Best Venue' at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival Awards, and to celebrate they’re launching The Cookie Jar Comedy Club, a new monthly club, featuring the best in stand-up.
Set in their newly refurbished 100 seater venue, the Comedy Club will showcase the best comedians on the circuit. Bills include Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2012 Awards Winner, Matt Richardson, nominee Andrew O’Neill; Former English Comedian of the Year Matthew Osborn and star of BBC1’s Epic Win, Joe Lycett.
The Cookie Jar 
Comedy Club recently presented the now established Edinburgh Preview Season throughout June and July. Acts included Mock the Week's Josh Widdicombe and Seann Walsh. The eccentric Mr Paul Foot, Mitch Benn and Edinburgh Fringe favourite Marlon Davis. All this was accompanied by an all-day event where you could have caught six Edinburgh Preview shows and been able to have a coffee.

Big news hot off the press is the launch of their free art magazine 'Extra Shot' for the benefit of the great and the good of the fair city of Leicester.  Highlight of the launch will be the Victorian Fete on the 1st Seprember which will feature music from the lovely Natalie Squance and Dan Wright among others.

Here's a round up of their other upcoming events.....

Frank Fairfield
Frank Fairfield
+ Weikie & Jinwoo 
23 August 2012, 8:00 pm
£5 adv

Rob Gee - SmartArseRob Gee - SmartArse
It's a thin line between clever and stupid 
24 August 2012, 8:00 pm

TDOL presents: This is Hell + Dead Harts
+ Up River, Black Shapes, Glass Cannons 
25 August 2012, 7:00 pm

Private Event
Jazz at The Jar
Lineup TBC 
30 August 2012, 8:00 pm

Charlotte Carpenter's Tea Party - Andy OliveriCharlotte Carpenter's Tea Party - Andy Oliveri
+ Charlotte Carpenter, Joby Hardwick, Theo Miller 
31 August 2012, 7:00 pm

+ Archean Soundtrack & Trash Coast 
4 September 2012, 8:00 pm

Private Event
Reportage Club
Monthly meeting for Community Reporters 
involved in the Citizens’ Eye Community 
News Agency & its associated news agencies 
5 September 2012, 8:00 pm
Free entry

Nightmare Air (US)
Nightmare Air (US)
+ You Slut! & Juniors 
6 September 2012, 8:00 pm
£4 adv

Private Event
Acoustic Ladyland
Acts tbc 
7 September 2012, 8:00 pm

Fear of a Brown Planet
Fear of a Brown PlanetDebut UK comedy tour 2012 
17 September 2012, 8:00 pm

Private Event
Jazz at The Jar
Acts tbc 
27 September 2012, 8:00 pm 

Al Lewis + supportAl Lewis + support
+ Joshua Caole & Nancy Dawkins 
12 October 2012, 8:00 pm

Robin Ince
Robin InceHappiness Through Science 
25 October 2012, 8:00 pm


Now all of the above aside, The Crumbling Cookie at heart is a comfortable, friendly coffee house where you can relax and enjoy a great cuppa and some nice nibbles. They're nice people, go pay them a visit.....tell 'em Ralph sent you.....and ask for a dog biscuit cookie!

Ralph needs Bonio.....if you enjoyed this article please feel free to donate.....all contributions large or small gratefully accepted...love Ralph x  

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