They follow in the footsteps of such performers as Bill Bailey, Marcus Brigstocke, Jason Byrne, Rhona Cameron, Patrick Kielty, Jeremy Lyon and Mark Thomas, all of whom have previously performed to packed houses at the Chocolate Factory.
Phil Nichol – Live at the Chocolate Factory will run March 12-20. His performance will be compiled from his past three stand-up shows, Nearly Gay, infamous for "The Only Gay Eskimo" song; Naked Racist, which won the if.comedy award at the Edinburgh Fringe; and Hiro Worship, the tale of a Japanese tourist in search of the Rolling Stones.
Nichol was first known as the guitar-playing member of top classic musical comedy trio Corky and the Juice Pigs. As well as performing at Montreal's Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs, and the Melbourne Comedy Festival, during Nichol's 14-year career as a comedian he has performed extensively on the Edinburgh Fringe. His West End acting credits include Taboo and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (the latter of which began at the Edinburgh Fringe). He was also seen in the sell-out Edinburgh Fringe production of Twelve Angry Men, The Odd Couple (with Alan Davies and Bill Bailey) and True West, all at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. On television his credits include "The Stand Up Show," "The Comedy Store," "Annually Retentive," "Wedding Planner," "Alexie Sayle's Merry Go Round" and "Jeff Green Live."
Charles Fleischer – Live at the Chocolate Factory will begin performances March 24, prior to an official opening March 31, for a run to April 11. As well as regular evening performances, he will also perform two family-friendly performances on Sundays, March 29 and April 5 at 3:30 PM.
Fleischer created the voices of Roger Rabbit, Benny the Cab, Psycho and Greasy in the film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" His other voice roles include "The Polar Express" and "We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story." His onscreen credits include "Back to the Future Part II," "Gridlock'd" and most recently "Zodiac." His many U.S. television credits include "Welcome Back Kotter" and "Laverne and Shirley." To book tickets contact the box office at 020 7907 7060 or visit www.menierchocolatefactory.com.