Jongleurs announces its return to Nottingham
Famed for its high octane comedy and the birthplace for many of the acts that we now accept as household names, Jongleurs is to return to Nottingham in a new, purpose built, comedy venue in the City Centre. The new venue, most recently known as the Funktion Room, is housed in a Grade 2 Listed building on Thurland Street in the city centre.
Local businessman and head of training at Poppleston Allen Solicitors, David Elphick and former Regent Inns Operations Director, Jez King, have teamed up to launch the Nottingham site under the Jongleurs brand.
Jez and David have formed a new company, Momo Leisure Ltd and the pair plan to open six Comedy Clubs across the UK with Nottingham being the first. Momo will also work with Jongleurs on a number of other projects to take the Jongleurs Brand to a whole new level and re-enforce its position as the leading comedy entertainment brand in the UK.
David commented: In addition to Nottingham, we are exploring opportunities in Cambridge, Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Newcastle, with more to follow. He added: With my experience gained in the industry Im confident we will become the venue in Nottingham and across the UK by which others will measure their standards.
Jez commented: Im delighted to be a part of this very exciting opportunity. We believe theres an extensive market for the Jongleurs experience and look forward to bringing comedy to a wider audience adding: Nottingham has always been a great city for live comedy and we will do our very best to keep it that way.
Founder of Jongleurs, Maria Kempinska, commented: Jongleurs Nottingham is very exciting and our franchise with Momo can make it the number one city for comedy.
The VIP Opening Weekend will feature a stunning line up, including Mandy Knight, Smug Roberts, Topping and Butch and John Moloney
Jongleurs Nottingham will open on Friday 23rd April 2010
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