Autumn is kicking in and we’re going continue to warming you through the nesh months with exceptionally good comedy and baked goods. This month’s line-up is a cracker, featuring a fine selection of experienced comedic talent. Many of our shows this last year have sold out, so advanced booking is recommended.
Originally from Edmonton, Cananda, Dana began her comedy career at just 18 and quickly became a regular fixture in Canadian comedy clubs, universities and festivals. She was voted as one of Canada’s ‘Best Discoveries’ by Toronto’s renowned Now Magazine in 2006 and has since been included in their ‘Best Of’ issues three years in a row, marking her out as one of Canada’s hottest emerging young comedians. Her Canadian TV credits soon accrued to include the Halifax Comedy Festival (CBC), Video on Trial (Much Music), women’s only network The Slice Network and The Comedy Channel (XM Satellite Radio) and her own national half-hour comedy special aired on CTV. Since moving to the UK she has also appeared as a featured act on Russell Howard’s Good News Extra. One of Canada’s most outspoken and hilarious stand-ups, and the only black female comedian then working on the Canadian circuit, Dana’s refreshing and irreverent style has made her a popular feature of the UK circuit. Culture shock meets hilarity with Dana covering everything from family to sex to culture with a down-to-earth and raw sensibility. Original and from the gut.
‘Like a gift from the comedy gods’ – The Herald
‘a powerful and composed performer’ – Chortle
Steadily establishing himself on the Northern comedy circuit as a deceptively effortless presence on many a stage, Hampson possesses a sharp wit and exquisitely crafted material that alludes to both social realities and imaginative excursions. He’s an act very much in possession of his own comic voice and capable of wielding it with an understated precision that satisfies on multiple levels. A good friend of Square Hole, we’ve been trying to get Jay back to the Red Deer for a while so we’re very excited for his return visit.
‘so obviously got both funny bones and the love of the audience’ – Chortle
‘Jay Hampson chronicled his transformation from a Manchester ghetto kid into a self-loathing, Guardian-reading, consumer of overpriced organic products’ – Jesmond Local
‘Dry, clever drollness’ – The Liverpool Echo
Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm.
Tickets are £5 when you buy online, £7 if you pay on the door.
Online tickets go on sale on Tuesday 6th at 12.30pm.