Cast your Seasonal Affective Disorder aside and commit to a few months of determined denial of the darkness that will ensue yet again thereafter. To celebrate the tentative coming of spring we’re joined by a few very nice boys this month; dead lovely and at least partially vegan boys. Come frolic amidst the blossoming foliage of their non-toxic masculinity.
Chris Stokes was a comedian, then a van driver and now he’s a comedian again (sometimes you don’t know you’ve had a breakdown until you apply hindsight). He recently supported Milton Jones on his UK tour ‘The Temple of Daft’ and will be doing so again this year on his new tour ‘Milton Jones is Out There’. He’s also cropped up on BBC Three, Dave and a bit on Radios 4 and 5Live. In addition, he has taken 4 solo shows up to the Edinburgh Fringe – the first of which won Best Show at the Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival Awards in 2012 and recently performed a small run of shows at the Soho Theatre. He is also one of a handful of vegan comedians so if you too are a Vperson, you may have seen him at either Vegfest or fundraisers for The Vegan Society or Humane Society International. Chris isn’t the sort to provide snappy copy that actually bigs him up and describes the sort of thing he does on stage, so let me tell you that it’s both brilliantly crafted and irresistibly present and engaging, and delves in the to finer details of the human experience. He is truly one of the finest comedians in the UK.
“Very gifted… Has the talent to one day have the world at his feet” — The List
“Real talent… It takes some flair to mix script, tangent, conversation and heartbreak and make it all look so effortless” — The Skinny
“Excellent… Full of interesting ideas” — The Mirror
“Very funny, well crafted stand-up” — Broadway Baby
“One impressive comic” — The New Statesman
“Genuine, uncontrived epiphanies as well as laughs” — Chortle
“Hilarious” — The Scotsman
“Promises laughter from start to finish” — Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“This imaginative comic never misses a beat… The room shakes with laughter’” — Fringe Biscuit
James Meehan is a Lancastrian comedian who also writes, directs and acts. His shoe size is ten, his lucky number is 4, and his favourite food is gravy. He spends the majority of his time travelling the UK gigging in every nook and cranny possible, and he’s written two hour long shows that were taken to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to critical acclaim. Both of his shows have been given four and five star reviews, and resulted in people saying rather nice things about him. As part of Edinburgh best newcomer nominees Gein’s Family Giftshop, he has also written and performed in three shows and was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe. He also co-writes cult anarchic children’s show Funz and Gamez, where he plays the loveable maniac, Jim the Elf. He’s appeared in Inside No 9, Drunk Histories, Sketchorama and Newsjack. He’s an intelligent, thoughtful and honest comedian who is capable of imparting pitch black darkness and extreme daftness in the very same utterance.
“A smart and honest comic, Meehan is fast becoming one of this city’s favourite stand ups” — Manchester Wire
“His earnestness is compelling” — The Scotsman
“It’s the personal touches that provide the moments of inspiration” — The Skinny
“All of what he has to say is genuinely important and needs to be heard” Broadway Baby
“More than great comedy, it is a call to stand up for others and ourselves” Ed Fest Mag
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.