Right, let’s try this again. I’m saying nothing that might jinx this one. Great line-up. Cross your fingers like David Cameron filing his tax return.
Nick Doody has been performing comedy since the 90s when, as a student, he got off to a pretty good start by supporting the legendary Bill Hicks, at Bill’s request. A little later, Nick was a finalist in Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition. Since then he has performed all over the world: Ireland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Estonia… You get the idea. He was the first British comedian to perform in Croatia. Nick has appeared on various radio and TV shows, and is also much in demand as a writer. He has penned jokes for Joan Rivers, Lenny Henry, Dame Edna Everage and an uncomfortable number of Mock The Week regulars. He was also the creator and head writer of Bigipedia, a critically acclaimed Radio 4 show that broadcast in 2009 and 2011. In 2006, Nick performed his first solo Edinburgh Festival show, Before He Kills Again. The show received rave reviews and sold out for the whole festival, leading to a run at the Soho Theatre. Since then, Nick has written and performed another six solo hours of stand-up, including the most honest title ever to appear on a poster, Look At This Massive Picture Of My Face.
‘Some of the best political material I have heard in a while… comic genius’ – Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
‘A no-nonsense stand up comic who is genuinely funny’ – Three Weeks
‘All hail Nick Doody…true comedy gold: polished, rich in material and a find among all the fools.’ – Metro
‘I love Nick Doody. Doody is like a drunken, gagged-up Richard Dawkins, brilliantly shooting down superstitions with songs and sucker-punchlines’ – The Independent
‘…sharp, intelligent and satirical’ – Chortle
Figurehead of Manchester’s very excellent collective of comedy shows, Quippopotamus, we are welcoming Jack back to Square Hole to share with us his latest inspired meanderings. Channelled through the prism of his accumulating knowledge banks and patently surreal imaginings, they will no doubt be adorned with astute satire and obscurantist curiosities along the way. Jack is a well established and well regarded force on the North West comedy circuit, and remains indefinably baffling but unambiguously brilliant.
‘a boisterous lanky weirdo, baffling audiences into laughter across the country’ – Comedy Central, Liverpool
‘Haphazard, crazy, mental, chaotic… you simply MUST go and see him live!’ – FunnyFecker
‘He is a comic like no other operating out of the Northwest at the moment; a gangly, ginger Tony Law beckoning you to follow him down his dark path. You really should – you’ll like what you find.’ – The Skinny
‘Quick witted, frenetic and prone to bouts of crippling self-loathing Evans is a master of crowd control.’ – Manchester Wire
plus support and host
Doors open at 7.00pm, show starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £5 when you buy online, £7 if you pay on the door.