And we’re back! Returning with a fresh term of superb comedy in a cosy room above a special pub, we are as always joined by an array of exceedingly talented hand-picked stand-ups.
Alex Kealy is a stand-up comedian who mixes political material with self-deprecation and relatable observations. He reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition in his first year of performing and is now a “rising star of the British stand-up scene” (The List). He has taken four hours of stand-up to the Edinburgh Fringe, the latest being 2019’s Rationale which was met with full rooms and critical praise. His other work includes writing for BBC Two’s Mock The Week.
“This is clever comedy…you’ve done yourself some internal damage from laughing so much” ★★★★ – Shortcom
“Excellent writing…very funny…” – Chortle
“A funny hour…providing genuinely new perspective” – Fest
“Refreshing and original… self-aware and intelligent comedy” ★★★★ – Bunbury Magazine
“Rising star of the British stand-up scene… a reservoir of memorable gags” – The List
“This is intelligent, informative, funny stuff from an important voice” – Three Weeks
“Well thought out and insightful…extremely funny” ★★★★ – Theatre Weekly
“An enjoyable stage presence with shrewd comic chops” – Fest
“Fresh, insightful, and original…a great hour of cerebral stand-up & Alex Kealy is a name to watch” ★★★★ – FringeGuru
“Ferociously quick-witted…flawless script” ★★★★ – EdFringeReview
“A fascinating hour… marvellous stand-up” – The Skinny
“Clever and original… Kealy’s style worked a treat” – Broadway Baby
“Smart and fresh satirical comedy” – Three Weeks
“Sharp comedy… the potential to be very big and when he is big it’ll be well deserved” – Northern Powerhouse
Davies is a stand up comedian, MC, presenter and comedy writer based in the North West. She won Hilarity Bites New Act competition in 2018 and was a finalist in Nando’s New Comedian and Harrogate Theatre Comedian of the Year 2017. She was a northern finalist of the Funny Women stage award 2018 and selected to take part in the prestigious Circuit Breakers showcase at the Leicester Comedy Festival. Siân has taken multiple shows to Edinburgh Fringe which were well received and unprecedentedly successful in championing LBGTQIA+ and working class comedy. Comedy Queers, a late night showcase sold out almost every night of the festival and Best in Class, a crowd funded profit sharing show featuring working class comedians which attracted huge media attention and earned several 4 star reviews. She has written for Newsjack on BBC Radio 4 Extra and had sketches featured on And Then She Said A Funny Thing live performance podcast.
“Excellent” – Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
“Sharp and focused… fantastic ability as a comedian” ★★★★ – Backstage on the Fringe
“Warm hearted and engaging comedy” ★★★★ – Deadline News
“Clearly the stand out stand up of the night. I laughed so hard I nearly spat out my fruit and nut bar. I left wanting more.” – Emma Goswell, Gaydio.
“Perfect timing and audience engagement. A confident performer with an appetite for politics and challenging the status quo” – Lynne Parker, Funny Women
“The audience relax as soon as she takes the stage. Her affable manner and sharp wit make Sian Davies an excellent MC.” – Kerry Leigh, Laughing Cows
Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
Tickets are £8.00 (advance) or £8.50 on the door.
Advanced booking is strongly recommended.