As the nights grow colder, the room above the Red Deer becomes about the cosiest place for comedy around, and that’s partly due to the aggregated body warmth, partly due to the energy released by the sugar in the complimentary cake, but largely due to the daftness and jokes and that. That and a general sense of goodwill safe from the ravages of sociopolitical incontinence. This month, two of our best and brightest friends join us to huddle together in the darkness.
Former comedy reviewer Fern Brady first tried stand-up after the magazine she worked for suggested she write an article where she ‘faked it’ as a comedian. She enjoyed it so much that one year on, she embarked on it as a career and in addition to performing on stages far and wide she’s appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Sean Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular, Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience and has made her own sitcom pilot, Radges, for the BBC. She has also penned numerous articles for The Guardian and has appeared on RT’s News Thing and BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking The News. She most recently took her show, Male Comedienne, to the Edinburgh fringe where it received bucketloads of praise.
“An astounding hour from an act with identity issues and a past worth mining.” ★★★★★ — The List
“Quick witted, acerbic stand up from someone who could soon be a household name” ★★★★★ — The Skinny
“Solid gold material on top of a beautifully brutal turn of phrase.” ★★★★ — Fest
“Appealingly acidic… a great comic sensibility with moments of sparkling verve.” — The Guardian
“Bold, whip-smart and unabashedly honest.” — The Herald
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. He has also written for BBC Radio 4’s ‘The News Quiz’, ‘The Show What You Wrote’ and ‘Newsjack’, and has done tour support for Arthur Smith and Stephen K Amos. He’s also a regular presence at the Edinburgh fringe, where this year he received high praise for his show Dreams With Advert Breaks.
“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
“Yorkshire’s answer to Woody Allen” — Harrogate Advertiser
“an imaginative use of language and obtuse angles of thought that produce distinctive and eclectic gags…his best lines are inspired” — Steve Bennett, Chortle
with support including
Doors open at 7.00pm, show starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £6 when you buy online, £8 if you pay on the door.
Advanced booking is recommended.
The following food and drinks offers are also now available:
2 x tickets and a bottle of any wine £20
2 x tickets, a bottle of any wine and 2 main meals for £35
These must be booked in advance by contacting the Red Deer via (0114) 2722890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.