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jongleurs

(zhông-glör`), itinerant entertainers of the Middle Ages in France and Norman England. Their repertoire included dancing, conjuring, acrobatics, the feats of the modern juggler, singing, and storytelling. Many were skilled in playing musical instruments. The jongleurs were often collaborators or assistants of troubadourstroubadours
, aristocratic poet-musicians of S France (Provence) who flourished from the end of the 11th cent. through the 13th cent. Many troubadours were noblemen and crusader knights; some were kings, e.g.
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 or trouvèrestrouvères
, medieval poet-musicians of central and N France, fl. during the later 12th and the 13th cent. The trouvères imitated the troubadours of the south.
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Richard Batterby, audience management and development officer for Kirklees Town Halls, said: "We're delighted to be working with such a well-established comedy brand as Jongleurs. "We're keen to develop a good quality comedy scene in Kirklees Town Halls and look forward to a long and successful partn e r s h i p w i t h t h e Jon g l e u r s Comedy Club.
Maria Kempinska established Jongleurs in 1983 in Battersea, south London, and still personally selects every comedian who performs for Jongleurs.
In the 20 years that Jongleurs has been around, it's helped launch the careers of many of the most famous comics in Britain, including Rory Bremner, Graham Norton, Jack Dee, Frank Skinner, Ben Elton and Lee Evans.
The winner on that day will gain a place in the grand final and the chance of winning thetop prize - a year-long professional contract with Jongleurs and pounds 1,000.
The August closure was the third time Jongleurs has shut in Birmingham." David Elphick, sales and marketing director of Momo Leisure, told the Mail in August that Jongleurs was seeking an alternative venue and was keen to reopen.
John Davy, Jongleurs co-owner, said: "This fresh investment will help bring our unique offering to even more customers and new audiences.
Regent boss Bob Ivell said yesterday that despite having sites nationwide, Jongleurs still had not moved into major cities such as Newcastle.
The Mail reported last month that Jongleurs had closed after Bliss Bar and Clubrooms suddenly closed.
Regent recently reported pre-tax losses of pounds 2.3m for the 26 weeks to December 27 after a subdued Christmas party season increased pressure on its Jongleurs clubs.
Regent has 63 bars in its Walkabout and Jongleurs estate, and another 31 Old Orleans sites.
Jongleurs now boasts the largest chain of comedy clubs in the world, with 17 venues across the UK including Birmingham.
ALL this week we've been giving every Daily Mirror reader the opportunity to claim 2 free tickets to Jongleurs comedy clubs, the biggest comedy chain in the world.