It’s still rainy, windy and miserable in Sheffield so don’t start to thinking that the weather is getting nice enough to spend the evenings outside in the fresh air, or drinking in beer gardens. Climate change can’t change that Britain is and always will be miserable enough for us to retreat inside to laugh in the comforting confines of a pub function room (where there will be a splendid line-up for you once again).
Fairburn is concentrated Mancunianism distilled into a no-nonsense shot of visceral glamour. She featured as a finalist in many a prestigious comedy competition not long after breaking on to the circuit, and has since received critical praise for her regular offerings at the Edinburgh fringe including All The Fun of The Fairburn, Her Majesty and Wolf at the Door. She’s charming and caustic all at once and utterly unafraid of delving into darker territory with her divinely demonstrative wit. Her talents extend beyond her solo work and into her co-hosting of All Killa No Filla, a hugely successful podcast with over a quarter of a million listeners which explores the world of serial killers. Such is the podcast’s appeal that Rachel and co-host Kiri Pritchard-McLean have now toured it in venues from Salford to San Francisco.
‘gag-heavy, opinionated and smart… the Mancunian comedian is as no-nonsense as the matriarchs of her life’ ★★★★ — Funny Women
‘Has huge presence in a pint-sized frame…hilariously harsh and acerbic at times – but even-handed’ ★★★★ — Chortle
‘A charm-laden comic’ — The List
‘Darkly hilarious Wunderkind…’— The Skinny
As a longtime friend and pal of Square Hole Comedy, Sam Nicoresti probably needs no introduction. And though he’s got a lovely looking website filled with a plethora of information about the individual endeavours he has and continues to gift to the world, there is no easily copied and pasted bio to drop into this space so as to quickly summarise his essence. So for those of you not au fait with Nicoresti, or his work as ‘Sam’ in Sam and Tom, his extensive involvement in The Glang Show, or his earlier work with sketch group Staple/Face, he’s a nice (but definitely bad) boy with a very funny mind, face, mouth, hands and feet.
‘royally ridiculous, dangerously deranged’ ★★★★★ — Mumble Comedy
‘Extraordinary comic’ — Manchester Evening News
Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
Tickets are £7 in advance or £8 on the door.
Advanced booking is strongly recommended.