There are some great nights of comedy coming up this month, starting next Thursday (16th) when Funhouse Comedy returns to North Street Bar.
Headlining the night is Scottish Comedian of the Year 2013, the enthusiastic Larry Dean with his sharp wit and individually surreal stories.
His funny and intuitive routines have his audiences chuckling in their chairs.
Support comes from the amiable Pierre Hollins with his compelling chatty style and absurd guitar posturing. His ‘songs’ are jokes that rhyme, set to a guitar backbeat and cover topics from love and hate, to sex and politics. With a totally original voice he delivers material with charm and irrelevance.
Completing the line-up will be comedian, writer and actor the naughty but nice Philip Simon, with his everyday observational humour and the uniquely hilarious Steve Atkinson.
The energetic Ben Murray is MC for the evening with his cheeky, chatty and upbeat style.
The following night Tom Allen headlines the Key Theatre comedy night.
Fresh from supporting Sarah Millican on her recent UK tour, Tom is a storytelling comedian extraordinaire, relaying outlandish tales from his seemingly very eventful life.
In 2005 Tom won the competition So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award later that same year.
BBC New Comedian of The Year 2013 Steve Bugeja, songstress Kate Lucas (Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year) and charming gagsmith Glenn Moore are also on the bill.
The following Thursday (April 23) catch Doc Brown at the same venue.
After completing his sell-out UK tour Of Mic And Men, a starring role in the hit show Law and Order, as well as singing with Ricky Gervais on the youtube viral Equality Street, Doc Brown is back with his unique take on Life, Love and Lyricism.
With other TV appearances already under his belt including Russell Howard’s Good News, The Inbetweeners, Rev and Derek, Doc is a must see act.
And a day later there’s an amazing line-up for the Ceresset Comedy Club - headlined by Ian Stone who is a regular on BBC 5 Live ‘Fighting Talk’ and was ranked amongst the top ten stand-ups in Britain by The Independent.
Support comes from former 8 Out Of 10 Cats team captain Rob Rouse and rising star Russell Hicks plus warm and witty compere Pete Dobbing.