Tor Leisure Centre
£10 – Doors 7.30pm, Comedy starts at 8pm.
Due to the unpredictable nature of some comics we recommend 16+
A much in-demand stand-up comic, Josh performs regularly at all the major comedy clubs around the UK and has taken his distinctive brand of humour to India, Ireland, France, China, Thailand, Switzerland, Finland, Estonia and America. In 2012 he was invited to perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was filmed for the internationally distributed Just For Laugh’s All Access TV show.
Josh recently recorded his debut sitcom, Josh Howie’s Losing It, for BBC Radio 4, slated for release in 2016. He has also appeared on Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled alongside Eddie Izzard and Bridget Christie. Often praised for his writing talent, Josh is a regular contributor to The Guardian, The Times and The Daily Mail.
“Howie is brilliantly clever, honest, utterly engaging and absolutely fearless” – The Scotsman *****
An extremely likeable and welcome addition to the UK comedy circuit, Louis Burgess oozes innocent honesty. Mothers want to look after him, girls want to take him home and guys want him round for a beer. Awkwardly wearing his guitar like a beginner while performing like a winner, Louis produces hilarious double-edged songs that keep you anxiously awaiting the next line. Woven between his delicately fumbled parodies are some choice gags delivered with wide eyed endearing charm.
“Held the audience in the palm of his hand while endearingly and effortlessly delivering a killer set. Brought the house down” - The Laugh Lab
Originally from Birmingham, and now living in London, Darren Harriott is a big hit on the live circuit and a regular at clubs all around the country. A confident performer with a captivating charm, Darren’s comedy deals with everything from subverting stereotypes, to everyday observations, to that juiciest of topics, religion – all with a cutting edge, and a great beard. In 2015 Darren performed as part of ‘The Lunchtime Special’ at the Edinburgh Festival – a daily comedy club that regularly sold out. He is currently working on his solo show for 2016 while also developing his acting career.
“Darren has the assurance of a seasoned performer and is very relaxed and likeable. One to watch for sure.” – Chortle
Back by popular demand, MC for the night is Jake Lambert. Jake fell into a career in stand up after he gained a following on Twitter under the pseudonym @LittleLostLad, and decided to put down his iPhone and pick up a microphone. It proved to be a great choice as he made it to the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Award within six months of his first gig. Jake has since gone on to perform on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 4 Extra as well as being nominated for the Magners New Comedian of the Year 2015, English Comedian of the Year 2015 and the Leicester Mercury New Act of the Year 2015.
“An abundance of one-liners, clever wordplay, short stories and strange thoughts which deliver a constant stream of laughter” – Comedy Cow.