Sat 26 June, Fri 23 July & Sat 21 August
Carriageworks Theatre - Main Space
26 June 2021:
Headlined by Marcel Lucont - plus Brennan Reece, Rachel Jackson & MC Chris Lumb
Opening the show is self professed working class, Lancashire-born millennial, Brennan Reece
As seen on BBC Live At The Apollo, Comedy Central at The Comedy Store, E4's Celebrity Coach Trip,
tour support for Joe Lycett, Rob Brydon & Jason Manford.
'Rabble rousing. A triumph of performance' - Chortle
Our middle act is the award winning Scottish comedian Rachel Jackson
As seen on The Stand Up Sketch Show on ITV2 and The Comedy Underground on BBC Scotland, Rachel is one of the rising stars of comedy. Rachel featured on the Herald Scottish Culture Awards ‘One To Watch’ 2019 list. She has performed her solo shows Memoirs of a Bunny Boiler and Slutty Little Goldfish at the Edinburgh Fringe, Glasgow Comedy Festival and The Camden Fringe.
And headlining the show is the fantastic Marcel Lucont
Marcel Lucont is without question the greatest UK-based French comedian around. This multi-award-deserving flâneur, raconteur and bon-viveur is currently touring the world, charming women and insulting the stupid. His deadpan stand-up, world-class sex poetry and bawdy chansons have been a huge hit all over Europe, Australasia and America and he has improved many a TV show along the way, including: The John Bishop Show (BBC1), Live At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Derek (C4), New Zealand Comedy Gala (TV3), John Bishop’s Christmas Show (BBC1), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), Set List (Sky Atlantic).
"Fresh, accessible and hilarious" - The Guardian
"Wonderful French wit... His elegant and sardonic turns of phrase are an utter joy... Superb stuff" - Time Out
“Excellently dry" - The Times
“Very funny, quick-witted and exceedingly sharp” - British Comedy Guide
- Top 10 Comedy Shows of Edinburgh Fringe 2019 - The Telegraph
- Nominee: Best International Act 2016 - New Zealand Comedy Guild
- Winner: Chortle Award 2015 - Best Character / Sketch / Improv
- Winner: FringeWorld Award 2013 - Best Comedy Show
- Winner: Amused Moose Comedy Award - Best Comedy Show, Edinburgh Fringe 2012
Our host for the evening is Leeds improv legend, actor, impressionist, and all round nice guy Chris Lumb
As seen on BBC3's Russell Howard's Good News and ITV's Britain's Got Talent.
23 July 2021:
Headlined by Daliso Chaponda - plus Dan Nightingale, Peter Brush & MC Cerys Nelmes.
Opening the show is Dan Nightingale
Dan Nightingale is widely regarded as one of the best performers working on the comedy circuit today. Mixing fiendishly accurate observation with energetic characterisations and killer punch lines, his comedy is original, playful, intelligent, poignant and exciting; sometimes ridiculous… but always hilarious.
"Dans laughing, we're laughing .... funny as hell" - Leicester Mercury
"Magnetic, entertaining and wonderfully friendly" - Three Weeks
Our middle act is Peter Brush
A highly distinctive performer and deft writer of finely crafted jokes, Peter Brush unassumingly takes the stage with his slight bespectacled frame and scruffy hair, before consummately conquering it with an arsenal of razor sharp quirky one-liners and peerlessly original routines, all delivered in an amusingly awkward fashion. Formerly a BBC New Comedy Award finalist, and winner of Harrogate Comedian of the Year, he has also written for BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Show What You Wrote and Newsjack, and is currently tour support for Alexei Sayle’s 2020 show.
”Compellingly hilarious.. first-class gag writing… an original and achingly funny voice” - Chortle
“He’s a great comic” - BBC Radio 4
Headlining the show is none other than Daliso Chaponda
As seen and heard on The Royal Variety Performance 2020 (ITV), Britain’s Got Talent 2017 (ITV), Britain’s Got Talent Champions 2019 (ITV), QI (BBC2), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC2), Good Evening Britain (ITV), The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).
With over 300 million views of his stand up online, Daliso is also the writer, creator, and host of his Rose d’Or nominated BBC Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere that has aired for two series. Daliso Chaponda shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent, making it to the final of the 2017 series and establishing himself a firm favourite with the judges and the British public. He became a Facebook and YouTube star amassing over 200 million views of his performances. He has performed around the world and at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Singapore, and Cape Town comedy festivals. He has also toured the UK twice to sell out audiences and rave reviews.
"He is Hot Property" - Evening Standard
Our MC is the West Country's very own Cerys Nelmes
Cerys is making waves in the tv industry as one of the best female TV warm up artists, most recently working for Gordon Ramsey/Studio Ramsey, and alongside George Lamb on Football Tonight for BT Sport and also working for ITV and Channel 4. You may recognise Cerys from Casualty, the Renault ad with Thierry Henry, and recent Nationwide Bank advert.
21 August 2021:
Headlined by Troy Hawke plus Hayley Ellis, Simon Lomas & MC Sam Harland
Opening the show is Hayley Ellis
Hayley is a comedian, actress and human being. She has appeared in loads of dead prestigious joke lists. Such as:-
The Independent "Edinburgh Fringe: 25 funniest jokes of all-time"
The Mirror "Edinburgh Fringe: Best 21 jokes told at the festival in the last decade"
Wow247 "50 of the best ever jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe"
Hayley is a former regular gag contributor for the Russell Howard's Good News television programme. (Avalon Television) and has appeared on MTV’s Why aye love Geordie Shore and Comedy Set Lists for Virgin television. She can also sometimes be heard on your wireless (Absolute Radio) and her sketches and jokes have appeared on Newsjack (Radio 4).
"Hayley Ellis always makes me laugh off and on stage" - Sarah Millican
"Sharp, clever, and very funny" - The Sunday Post
Our middle act is the multi award winning Simon Lomas
Winner Petfringe Comedian of the Year 2018
Winner Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2017
Winner Nottingham Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2017
Winner Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year 2016
Winner Southport New Comedian of the Year 2016
Nominee North West Comedy Awards Best Act 2020
Nominee North West Comedy Awards Best Breakthrough 2019
Nominee Chortle Awards Best Newcomer 2018
Nominee Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018
“The writing is strong, efficient and offbeat, with an enviable hit rate” - Chortle
“Different to any act I’ve ever seen before” - Bruce Dessau
“Sharp and solid joke writing” - The Skinny
Headlining the show is none other than erudite homeschooled 1930's throwback Troy Hawke
Troy is the Errol Flynn of the high street. Educated, sophisticated, but utterly clueless. He tackles modern issues head on in his uniquely untimely manner.
“Undeniably funny” - Chortle
“Mad comic genius” - The Scotsman
“Near perfect character comedy” - The New Current
Milo McCabe is a character comedian with over ten years experience on the circuit. He has twice been nominated for the Amused Moose Best Edinburgh show award and was listed as GQ's Top Ten comedy shows of the festival. TV credits include ITV'S Benidorm, BBC3's Live at the Electric and various hidden camera and talking heads projects on Channel 4 and 5. As Troy Hawke, McCabe has garnered multiple award nominations and wins in various festivals across the world and sold out his Edinburgh 2019 run and subsequent 2020 tour.
Both shows on 26 June: £16 (click here for the Discount Comedy Club)
(prices include booking fee)