Monday 9th March

Hello you! It’s us again, with all the comedy. We’re excited about all the line-ups we’ve got… lined… up this year and below is one reason why. This part is actually pretty redundant, really. The important stuff is below. Stop reading this, and read on. Nothing to see here. There’s pictures and links and quotes from broadsheets and everything. Go on now.

Lou Sanders

Lou SandersAn exceptionally original new voice in comedy, Lou Sanders one of the most exciting performers rocking the circuit right now, and she doesn’t half rock its socks off. An explosion of joyously bonkers energy that subverts many comedy tropes, Sanders has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News Extra, recorded for Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience and taken three critically acclaimed shows to the Edinburgh Fringe. She is awesomely funny.

‘Destined for hugeness’ – Time Out

‘Witty, ambitious, unique and irresistible. Basically, if you’re not entertained by this tornado made up of equal parts charm and total bedlam, you’ve got a problem.’ – FestMag

‘From the crazy off-beat surrealism of Lou Sanders, it seems like something new is happening in comedy.’ – The Independent

‘non-stop entertainment with seriously big laughs, wild and free and very, very funny.’ – Chortle

‘one of a growing number of female stand-ups who are happy to challenge the misogynistic culture of comedy head-on… Sanders is an endearingly daffy performer, weaving anecdotal routines from her alarmingly haphazard life and charming the audience into submission.’ – The Guardian

‘One of the most innately funny acts I’ve ever come across…..Like a British Kristen Schaal, she has a winning combination of eccentricity and confidence.’ – Spoonfed

‘If Vic and Bob had had a baby back in their heyday, it would have grown up to be Lou Sanders. Bonkers show, go and laugh.’’ – BBC Radio

Rachel Fairburn

Rachel FairburnA former Funny Women, City Life Comedian of the Year and Laughing Horse New Act of The Year 2015 finalist, Fairburn’s darkly hilarious predilection with all things macabre is lent some daftness with her distinctly Mancunian perspective. Co-host of the counter-intuitively funny All Killa No Filla podcast about serial killers, she details the daily woes of a young woman who believes melancholia is in her genes, but misery loves comedy just as much as company and Fairburn mines a great deal of mirth out of her strife.

‘Darkly hilarious wunderkind’ – Manchester Wire

‘It’s a good job that Rachel Fairburn is very funny, because she’d make one heck of a murderer.’ – The Skinny

‘Her breathless energy is a winner’ – Chortle


Tom Short


Ben Tonge

with host

Rich Milner

Buy TicketsDoors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are £4 when you buy online, £6 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.