Christmas is nearly upon us and Square Hole will probably not be any more festive than it ever is, unless you make it that way. You won’t receive funding for being festive, but your festivity will be warmly tolerated. However, December also marks Square Hole’s 5th birthday and we will be celebrating that birth with hymns and prayers. A nicely eclectic line-up awaits you, with some of the finest joke writing and most original comedy in the country blessing the stage of the Red Deer’s function room. Please peruse the small print.
Goofy and peculiar, Stephanie Laing’s comedy is partway between the needy oddness of Maria Bamford and the upbeat affability of Josie Long. Her material is a mix of silliness, filth and unusual observations, underpinned by a disarming honesty which makes her seem charmingly vulnerable.
‘Truly commanded the crowd. Disgusting and delightful in equal measure. She is definitely one to watch.’ – Three Weeks
‘A great stand-up. Super smart in the fun way that always works magic’ – Phil Kay
‘In amongst a strong line-up – she stole the show for me. Her delivery is so good and material well written that she was the freshest and funniest act of the night.’ – Keir McAllister
‘Stephanie Laing offered up a gloriously silly set, coming across as wonderfully unpretentious and getting the audience on her side from the first line. Her off-the-wall observations about her own anxieties were delivered with awkward tenacity and came off as entirely believable mementoes of her everyday life.’ – Broadway Baby
A highly distinctive performer and deft writer of finely crafted jokes, Peter Brush unassumingly takes the stage with his slight bespectacled frame and scruffy hair, before consummately conquering it with an arsenal of razor sharp quirky one-liners and peerlessly original routines, all delivered in an amusingly awkward fashion. Peter has been a finalist in a variety of local and national comedy competitions including the BBC New Comedy Award, as well as winning the Harrogate Comedian of the Year 2012. He has also written for BBC Radio 4 and supported Arthur Smith during his UK tour.
‘Compellingly hilarious… first-class gag writing… an original and achingly funny voice’ – Chortle
‘Unique observations and connections that stand-ups crave’ – The Guardian
‘Clever and original’ – Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke
Marshal B Anderson
Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm.
Tickets are £5 when you buy online, £7 if you pay on the door.