He may look like a Karama knock-off of Robert Pattinson, but square-jawed funnyman Mathew Horne can stand on his own two feet as one of Britain’s premier comedy faces. He’s best known as affable protagonist Gavin in Gavin & Stacey, the beloved British romantic sitcom (rom-sitcom? Sit-romcom? We’re not sure how that works), but has also appeared in his own sketch show Horne & Corden, as well as a run in the play Entertaining Mr Sloane in London’s West End. And he also co-wrote and starred in the execrable comedy film Lesbian Vampire Killers as well, but the less said about that the better.
So what on earth is he doing here in Time Out’s Nightlife pages? Ah, see, here’s the thing: the man’s not just an actor and comedian, oh no. He’s also a part-time DJ at London’s 333 club, curating gig nights with top live indie acts and even playing at the launch of the latest Franz Ferdinand album. And that means you, gentle reader, have the chance to hear the latest and greatest from London’s indie scene played to the whole of Chi Garden this Friday.
Mathew Horne plays Home at Chi, January 29.