Hello and welcome to another year of perplexity and adhocracy. Let’s all hold hands and hope for the best and enjoy live comedy because laughter is the only thing that we haven’t read a clickbait article about suggesting it’s bad for your health. There will be cake and it will be vegan but won’t be ensconced in pastry. We love everyone on this line-up dearly so take a look and grab a ticket.
Harriet Dyer’s been full-time at the stand-up malarkey since 2013 and she has carved out a strikingly unique presence in comedy. She regularly gigs up and down the UK has appeared on stages all over the world and though’s performed at the majority of the UK festivals and big clubs, sadly the thing she seems to be recognised the most from is when she went on Dinner Date eight years ago and didn’t cook the chicken properly thus giving her date the shits. She has been on BBC radio, TV and internet platforms on numerous occasions with different bits of brilliant stand-up. She’s had numerous critically acclaimed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, her personal favourite being, “Barking at Aeroplanes” which was one of the first to touch on mental health as a subject. This created quite the following with folk relating to a lot of the issues in it and as a result Harriet’s done a lot of work to do with mental health through comedy since. Harriet also presents the, “Don’t Worry, Bi(polar) Happy” podcast which has hundreds of thousands of listens. She’s a familiar face at Square Hole and show she’s done a preview for us in the last year, her return to the regular show is well overdue.
“Dyer exists in a joyful equilibrium, at the point where self-depreciation and a total embracement of oddness meet in utterly likeable harmony… Beautifully, brilliantly weird… Absolutely worth a watch” ★★★★ — Broadway Baby
“Instinctively funny” — Chortle
“She’s got funny bones” — Kevin Bridges
“…dark, fast paced humour, that is given a fabulous burst of light with comedic timing” ★★★★ — Arts Award Voice
“…absolutely fantastic. Dyer’s timing and material is just priceless” ★★★★ — Broadway World
“It was refreshing to see such a vibrant young woman host in an all male stand-up show; Dyer made the audience feel at home and managed to wow the crowd… Loveable and delightful” ★★★★ — Three Weeks
“A bundle of whimsical hilarity… a breath of fresh air… will have you in stitches” — Broadway Baby
Gein’s Family Giftshop
Gein’s Family Giftshop is comprised of Kath Hughes, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Adam Scott-Rowley and Edward Easton, hailing from Wrexham, Anglesey, Beddgelert and A Vag, respectively. The bulk of them joined forces in the city of Salford (The Birmingham of the North) post University while Adam had a proper education and joined the gang in 2017. They’ve been arguing on long car journey’s ever since. Having won Audience Choice Award and Best Sketch Act at the London Sketchfest 2014, the group made their way to Edinburgh and were Nominated for Best Newcomer in the prestigious Foster’s Comedy Awards. Further accolades fell into the group’s muscular laps in 2015 with a nomination for Best Sketch and a victory for Best Newcomer in the Chortle Awards. The group remain stoically humble in the face of unmitigated success, principally because they’re aware that their brand of jizzy, blood heavy (separate) comedy is going to get found out any day now and they’ve sewn cyanide pills into their collars to bite down on when that day comes.
“Gein’s Family Giftshop…work harder and tighter than James Brown. Even if you hate them, you will have seen something genuinely new.” ★★★★★ — The Sunday Times
“They are exceptionally brilliant.” – Reece Shearsmith
“A joy to watch, provided you don’t suffer from a nervous disposition” ★★★★★ — The Skinny
“Theirs is a dark and sinister comic world” — The Guardian
“The most distinctive sketch troupe since League of Gentlemen” — Beyond The Joke
Doors open at 7.00pm, show starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £7 when you buy online, £8 if you pay on the door.
Advanced booking is recommended.
The following food and drinks offers are also available:
2 x tickets and a bottle of any wine £20
2 x tickets, a bottle of any wine and 2 main meals for £35
These must be booked in advance by contacting the Red Deer via (0114) 2722890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.