Fri 3 May
Carriageworks Theatre - The Studio
Our Headline Act is a 100% raw and unscripted improv comedy show from the superb ....
The Discount Comedy Checkout
If you've never seen improvised comedy before, you are in for a right treat. All the games, scenarios, and situations are formed from your suggestions ... that's right YOU, the audience.
"5 STARS! The comedy is creative and crude, quick and quirky, the performers commit completely to the games and create funny and fantastic characters at a moment's notice." - Remotegoat
"There's a wonderful slapstick nature to it all but they are all impressively literate in film culture and genres too, creating brilliant, quick draw pastiches of popular cinema that will have you in stitches." - Manchester's Finest
"Total fun and instantly engaging." - WHODARESGRINS.COM
Opening the night we have the impressively funny
Multi-award winning comedian Tom Taylor has received high praise from audiences and critics alike. His unique brand of musical comedy is smart and silly in equal measure and he boasts an impressive stock of quirky, and very funny, musical one-liners.
In 2013 Tom reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? competition, the following year he was a finalist in the Hobgoblin Comedy Award and in 2015 he took home the award for Comedian of the Year at the inaugural Great Yorkshire Fringe. Most recently he picked up the Audience Favourite Award at the Musical Comedy Awards 2017.
A favourite of live bookers across the UK, Tom has also supported Simon Munnery, John Kearns and Abandoman on tour and recently performed on Radio 2 and Radio 4 as part of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award.
In addition to his stand-up talents, Tom is an accomplished actor and writer having penned and performed two one-man murder mysteries, A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game’s a Foot, Try the Fish and The Man with the Twisted Hip. Following two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tom embarked on a national tour of both shows last autumn.
"Excellent … beautifully daft" - The Sunday Times
"Immediately very funny, the best jumper in comedy and really really well written jokes" - Isy Suttie
"His brand of nervous, neurotic musical comedy – coupling deliberately simplistic tunes on an old Casio keyboard with cleverly constructed lyrics and smart wordplay – is an absolute delight" - The Skinny
Plus, stand up sets from:
Mills is a one woman sketch group, turning your perception of sketch comedy, theatre and interpretive dance on its head. Mills will take you on a journey which will conclude with you thinking, "yep-she is a weirdo!"
“Samuel Serrano, a proud, lipstick wearing 18 year old whose deliberately provocative set was uncomfortable and laugh-out-loud funny in equal measure” - Yorkshire Post
“Teenager Samuel Serrano couldn’t have been more different. 18 years old and dressed in a blouse and full make-up, he put the X into X Factor with his routine about his varied sexual exploits ” - York Press
“A game changer of an act on the night, very striking and most importantly very funny” - Concept Comedy
Our host for the night is Chris Lumb. As seen on Russell Howard's Good News.