June sees another marvellous show loaded into our comedy cannon, including one of the circuit’s most original headline acts, one of its most exciting up-and-comers, a smashing couple of supporting comics sandwiched betwixt, AND you’ll be left in the supremely capable hands of a superb guest compère. LOOK AT IT RIGHT NOW.
Like a bizarre hybrid of Harry Hill, Half Man Half Biscuit and Viz, comic Seymour is a teller of extremely tall tales and High Priest of the terrifically twisted one-liner. He has appeared on Dave’s One Night Stand, The Weird World Of Russell Brand, The Stand-Up Show and Clive Anderson’s Chat Room and the BBC3’s Hebburn. He was also a regular in BBC2’s Johnny Vegas sitcom Ideal playing the ill-fated twins ‘Craig’ and ‘Steve’. As a result he is now unable to walk down the street without being recognised by the nation’s stoners.
‘Always fun to watch, wilfully odd, yet compelling’ – The Scotsman
‘A stand-up with a decidedly idiosyncratic edge’ – Chortle
‘More variety than a whole week of CBBC’ – Chortle
‘Relentless originality…manic and gripping’ – The Guardian
‘Brilliantly weird’ – Chortle
As a journalist reviewing comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Brady penned an article exploring her own attempt at stand up – how hard could it be? – and found it wasn’t as hard as some of those she reviewed made it look. She later moved to the North of England where she continued journalism and being funny, and now her writing can be found in The Guardian and her stand up can be found up and down the country and on the telly. She’s appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats. Sean Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular and Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience, and has made her own sitcom pilot with the BBC. She possess the kind of raw, intellectually incendiary Scottishness that fuelled their Enlightenment and is very, very funny.
‘Fern Brady is developing a potent identity with her gravelly attacks upon the delicate boundaries of modern taste…a fearsome originality and a torrent of arresting and disturbing imagery.’ – Scotland On Sunday
‘Crackles with fire, has beautiful timing, perfectly pitched delivery and great gags to boot…has the air about her of a woman going places.’’ – The Scotsman
‘A great comic sensibility, with moments of sparkling verve’ – The Guardian
On her Buckinghamshire Middle School report she was described as “a potty mouthed individual who manages to get away with it with a smile and a huge personality”. Naturally, she then trained at some very serious drama schools and embarked on an illustrious television career which included a recurring role as an orange teddy bear. With that fluffy feather to her cap, Conran took to comedy in the mid 00’s under the tutelage of old Mancunian hands and quickly found herself in comedy awards finals and on the national circuit.
‘Naturally funny’ – Sarah Millican
‘A great emcee, quick witted and adept’’ – Gary Delaney
Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are £4 when you buy online, £6 if you pay on the door.