Sunday 11th February

Bye bye Veganuary, hello Flabruary. Adieu, Dry January; drown me, 11 month tsunami. It’s all the same to Square Hole; you can flaggelate yourself in a cave for the rest of the month just so as long as you turn up and sit down at the Red Deer on the second Sunday. As reward for your penance, this month brings yet more comic goodness which you can peruse below.

Eleanor Tiernan

Eleanor TiernanEleanor Tiernan is an original, honest and exciting comedian who is already a favourite amongst Irish audiences, with UK audiences catching on quickly. She abandoned her civil engineering training to become a stand-up in 2004, and within her first year had appeared on RTE’s The Liffey Laughs and the BBC’s One Night Stand. Since then she’s brought numerous comedy and theatre projects to the Edinburgh fringe, appeared on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience as well as co-writing and starring in the critically acclaimed RTE satirical show, Irish Pictoral Weekly.

“Tiernan doesn’t do gimmicks, or props, or faux-musical numbers, or kitsch, or heckling, or topical trash-talk. She’s simply and undeniably, just Eleanor Tiernan” — ThreeWeeks

“Tiernan has a uniquely oblique angle on the world, and her routines have a touch of whimsy while grounded in astute observation” — Chortle

“Eleanor Tiernan is far and away the best comic actress I have seen on stage” — Hot Press Ireland

“Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice” — The Sunday Times

“The fastest-rising comedy talent in the country” — The Irish Times

“A distinctive, inspired comic mind” — The Scotsman

Rachel Fairburn

Rachel FairburnSweet as chocolate and twice as dark, Rachel’s comedy treads the line between kitchen sink confessional and a bleakness unmatched by her peers. A finalist of several prestigious competitions including Funny Women, City Life Comedian of the Year, The NATYS, English Comedian of the Year and the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Award, she can move from amiable and engaging comedy to serial killers in the same sentence. Rachel is a regular returnee to the Edinburgh fringe, most recently with her show, Her Majesty, where in amongst her trademark humour, she covered some significant issues. Aside from gigging up and down the country, Rachel co-hosts and co-writes the popular serial killer themed podcast All Killa No Filla. In no time whatsoever it has acquired tens of thousands of listeners around the world and live shows have been in high demand, with extra dates added to their current tour.

“gag-heavy, opinionated and smart… the Mancunian comedian is as no-nonsense as the matriarchs of her life” — Funny Women

“Darkly hilarious wonderkind” — The Skinny

“A charm-laden comic” — The List


Hannah Platt

and host

Rich Milner

Buy Tickets
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