It’s largely miserable and cold outside. This is going to be a fact of life for months to come. Come to terms with it. Once you have come to terms with it, relish the opportunity to enter the warmth of the Red Deer and enjoy an evening of joviality, comfort food, and over-sharing courtesy of some probably emotionally damaged people masquerading as entertainers. This month’s line-up is a proper doozy.
A comedian of exceptional talent who came to the UK a few years ago having won the top prize in a nationally televised stand up competition in Canada, Mair’s exuberantly dark approach to joke telling has since accrued him further awards and accolades. He has supported Doug Stanhope on tour dates in Toronto, Montreal and London, and has appeared on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News Extra and Sean Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular. His ability to traverse rage and vulnerability whilst maintaining his warmth and likeability may leave you in a state of hilariously emotional turmoil. His material has covered topics such as his bad luck of being adopted into a dysfunctional family, having to create a profile on a gay dating website to search for his father, and his sadness around being Justin Bieber’s cousin.
‘He is the heir to Doug Stanhope, but no mere clone or wannabe. Bobby Mair is definitely his own comic.’ ★★★★ – Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
‘Left the audience wiping away tears of laughter’ – Broadway Baby
‘Bobby Mair performs with an invigorating blast, both energetic and slick’ – Chortle
‘Mair exudes a kind of effortless awkwardness that has served some of stand-up’s greats so well down the years, and yet brings to it something fresh and downright disturbing. A bright, dark future surely awaits.’ – The Stage
An American woman up north, Kate spent time living and performing improv and stand-up all over the States before settling in Manchester a few years ago. She has proudly geeky proclivities, a penchant for pop culture and an infectious joy for life’s irregularities, including the odd things she’s noticed since living amongst the Brits. She possess wonderfully refreshing comic gusto and, amongst other accutely amusing material, anecdotes about cats.
‘Original and quirky material… McCabe’s frank and wacky humour, delivered with confidence and a hint of self-mockery made for a memorable start.’ – Leeds Student
‘Delivers strong material with aplomb’ — Three Weeks
‘More Tina Fey than Katy Brand’ — Student Direct
‘McCabe stormed the venue… a thorough delight to watch’ — Arts in Leicester
Admission £3 (adv) / £4 (door)
Pre-booking advised. Tickets available from wegottickets.com.