Monday 13th October

October’s Square Hole below. Just the details, that is. The actual gig itself can’t be downloaded. Even if there was a transcript, it’d be a cold reading, at best. You’d really have to be there to fully appreciate it. It will contain eye contact and everything. Well, not everything, but cookies, at least.

Caimh McDonnell

Caimh McDonnellIn his decade on the British stand-up circuit, Caimh McDonnell has firmly established himself as the white-haired Irishman whose name nobody can pronounce. Frequently admired and praised by fellow comedians for his prolific and potent writing ability, he’s always in demand at the major comedy clubs and has done stand-up tours in the Far East, the Middle East and the near east (Norwich). In addition to this he’s performed acclaimed solo shows at the Edinburgh fringe and has written for various for TV productions.

‘Great comic timing, full of Irish charm, McDonnell always finds the funny side’ – Broadway Baby

‘An accomplished performer… choc full of belly laughs’ – ThreeWeeks

‘Superb’ – Manchester Evening News

‘blessed with natural charm’ – BBC

‘Consummate skill… a masterclass’ – Chortle

James Meehan

James MeehanMeehan has already performed on various occasions at Square Hole, both doing stand-up and performing sketches with the numerously nominated and award winning Gein’s Family Giftshop. He was also a writer and cast member of the 2014 Foster’s Edinburgh Panel Prize winning ‘Funz and Gamez’. As a stand-up he’s carving out a niche for himself as a wonderfully offbeat presence on the circuit.

‘Aloof, charming and compelling; certainly one of the most interesting acts on the North West circuit at the moment’ – The Frog and Bucket

‘Razor sharp timing and cutting northern wit’ – Shortcom

‘Brilliantly unconventional’ – Student Journals

‘Refreshingly nonchalant’ – TimeOut

‘Wonderfully deadpan’ – Festmag


James Hately

Sal Stevens

and host

Rich Milner


Buy TicketsDoors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm.
Tickets are £3 when you buy online, £5 if you pay on the door.

Food and drink deals: two tickets and any bottle of wine for £16 OR two tickets, two meals and a bottle of wine for £30 (not valid with any other offer). Book through the Red Deer by the day before the gig. Call (0114) 2722890 to book.