Hilarity Bites Comedy Club


John Hastings

John Hastings


As seen on Sean Walsh's Comedy Spectacular on BBC3, John Hastings has been performing stand up all over his native Canada since 2006. Since winning the 2010 Irwin Barker Canadian Homegrown Championship at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, he has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy award in the category of Best Newcomer and was named one of the five "comedians to watch" by the Canadian Comedy Network.

He was the youngest featured performer at the 2011 Winnipeg Comedy Festival and was the youngest and only Canadian finalist of the 2011 San Francisco International Comedy Festival. His stand up comedy special was chosen to be the last ever, on the 15-show run of Canada’s only stand up comedy showcase program “Comedy Now.” After 6 years John also won the prestigious COCA Comedian of the year award for 2012.

Now John's comedic pursuits bring him to the United Kingdom.


“A thoughtful and observant comic with enjoyably wry sensibilities... we’re in the hands of an appealing consummate pro” - Chortle

“He was fast, polished and had an original slant. We will hear more of him” - Broadway Baby

“Particularly awesome” - San Francisco Examiner

 


Dan Nightingale

Dan Nightingale


Fresh out of University in the early Noughties, Dan Nightingale started working behind the bar in a local comedy club and already the seeds for his future career were sown. He took to the stage for the first time only a few months later and found himself catapulted to the forefront of the comedy scene.

Dan is now one of the best performers found on the comedy circuit. Mixing fiendishly accurate observation with energetic characterisations and killer punch lines his comedy is original, playful, intelligent, exciting and sometimes ridiculous, but always hilarious.

Dan recently appeared in 'John Bishops Only Joking' on Sky. A highly respected and experienced MC/headline act, he is constantly in demand from the circuits most prestigious clubs and comedy nights. Like the jewel in a comedic crown, Nightingale adds a touch of class to any line-up.


“Nightingale can make just about anything funny. He’s lightning-quick” - Time Out

“Magnetic, entertaining and wonderfully funny” - Three Weeks

“Pretty damn funny” - Fest

 


Ray Bradshaw

MC Ray Bradshaw


Having made his comedy debut in September 2008, Ray has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new acts on the comedy circuit. A two time Scottish Comedian of The Year finalist, Ray has travelled the lengths and breadths of the country telling jokes to anyone that will listen, making his name as an MC for various promoters.

Ray’s solo show, “I Dare Ray To…” has been performed to sell-out audiences at the Glasgow Comedy Festival in 2013 and 2014, and the Adelaide Comedy Festival in 2015. Ray has also been selected as tour support for several big name acts of late, and was the exclusive support for Ardal O’Hanlon’s 2014 tour of Scotland, as well as supporting Des Clarke on several tour dates.


“Affable Glaswegian Ray Bradshaw compered and he instantly had the busy venue in stitches” - Edinburgh Evening News

“One to look out for” - The Skinny

“a very promising writer, able to create some enjoyably twisted punchlines” - Chortle

 

This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.


Tickets for this show are £10 each. Doors open at 7:30pm with the show starting at 8pm.

Tickets are now on-sale for this show from the following online outlets:

Tickets for this show can also be bought in person from The Forum in Borough Road.


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