We’re back with an excellent line-up AND a special guest host. Rich Milner’s presence is required elsewhere in Sheffield but we could think of no one we would rather leave you in the care of than the Dyerlinquent herself.
Chris Betts has received numerous plaudits for his sharp material and relaxed stage presence. His mind is a curious place, where the philosophical meets the ridiculous. His shows are a perfect balance of incisive social satire and complete silliness. He has a style that is equal parts confident, thoughtful, ridiculous and mischievous. Chris has opened for Tom Green and Rob Schneider and made appearances at comedy festivals all over the world including Edinburgh Festival Fringe, SXSW, Rotterdam Comedy Festival and the Zulu Comedy Festival.
‘Chris Betts is witty, charming and very funny’ ★★★★ — Voice Magazine
‘Amazingly funny’ ★★★★ — Edinburgh Festival Magazine
‘Outrageous and unpredictable fun’ — ★★★★ The List
‘An enticing prospect, a Canadian who deals in off-kilter thoughts sharpened by the occasional prod at taboo topics.’— The Independent
‘A confident style… a glint of steelier edge.’— Chortle
‘Tremendous.’— Such Small Portions
Michael J Dolan
Dolan is a truly distinctive voice in British comedy with exquisitely written material replete with deeply satisfying hyperbole and catharsis inducing honesty. Since 2007 he’s built a reputation as a highly cerebral comic with an innate ability to make audiences contemplate the world from a darker point of view, and thoroughly enjoy doing so. He has taken multiple excellent shows to the Edinburgh fringe, including Dress To Depress, Nothing Will Ever Be Alright Again Ever and Miserable Guts. Two were recorded for live albums.
‘Skilful humour from the very dark side’ — Sunday Times
‘savagely funny’ — Chortle
‘A very, very funny man’ — The Skinny
‘beautifully argued misery and misanthropy’ — Chortle
‘Grumpiness has never been so smart or so funny’ — Sarah Millican
plus additional support from
and special guest host
Harriet Dyer’s been full-time at the stand-up malarkey since 2013. Harriet has gigged the world over and done majority of the UK festivals and big clubs, although 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’s had numerous critically acclaimed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her favourite was Barking at Aeroplanes which was one of the first to touch on mental health as a subject. Harriet also runs the cult hit, Barking Tales which is a comedy/storytelling night in Manchester, and also presents the Don’t Worry, Bi(polar) Happy podcast.
‘Instinctively funny’ — Chortle
‘She’s got funny bones’ — Kevin Bridges
‘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…’ — The Skinny
Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
Tickets are £7.50 in advance or £8 on the door.
Advanced booking is recommended.