CAROLINE AHERNE DISCOVERY AT LOL COMEDY CLUB November 25th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Latest Whats On Shares Comments CAROLINE AHERNE DISCOVERY AT LOL COMEDY CLUB In 1998 Smug Roberts he released the novelty anthem “Meat Pie, Sausage Roll (Come on England, Gi’s a Goal)” as “Grandad Roberts”. Both the character and song stemming from his afternoon radio show on Key 103 and subsequent stand up comedy routine. Three years prior to that Smug was performing his first stand up gig when he was discovered by none other than Caroline Aherne (Mrs Merton Show and The Royle Family). Since then he’s gone on to star in ‘That Peter Kay Thing’ Channel 4, ‘Cold Feet’ ITV, ‘Phoenix Nights’ Channel 4, Steve Coogan’s Film ’24 Hour Party People’ and Channel 4’s Bafta award winning Buried. His confidence as a performer is legendary in the comedy world and in terms of the funnies he is on a par with his contemporaries Peter Kay and Jonny Vegas. An extraordinary comic (Manchester Evening News) A brilliant act, he defies description and has to be seen (City Life) A master storyteller (Radio Times) Steve Gribbin is a diminutive guitar-wielding satirist from Liverpool whose scabrous comedy songs and off the wall observations have made him one of the firm favourites of the comedy circuit. His original comedy songs combine razor sharp lyrics with tunes that put their foot in the door of your mind and refuse to leave. Firmly based in rock ‘n’ roll and refusing to pull no punches, these are not the ‘oh so witty’ ditties of penguin-suited plink plonk piano playing posh gobs. They are that rarity – comedy songs which are actually funny. For nine years Steve was the smaller one in the dynamic comedy duo Skint Video, stalwart’s of the Edinburgh Festival, appearing on countless television programmes such as Saturday Live, radio such as The Mary Whitehouse Experience, and their own show in 1992/3 Songlines (BBC Radio 1). Skint Video went their different ways in 1993, since when Steve has been storming across the UK and Ireland as a solo artiste. TV Sunday Best (GMTV) The Warehouse (YTV) Saturday Night (Meridian) Comedy Roots (SKY) WowFab Groovy (Channel 5) The Comedy Store series 2 (Channel 5) RADIO Comedy Network (Radio 1) Loose Talk (Radio 1) The Treatment (Radio 5 Live) Loose Ends (Radio 4) Weekending (Radio 4) Regular contributor “A highly refreshing and original comic” The Scotsman “Satirical songs pulled off with real aplomb” The Independent Donal Vaughan is a multi award-winning Irish comic who is loveably self-deprecating. Donal says he has three passions: comedy, natural history and talking about himself. His is a fast-paced set laden with joke after joke and the laughs come thick and fast. Sometimes you see a comic and you know they’re on their way to big things – see this one before he costs £30 a ticket. ‘A distinctive, joke-heavy set with some strongly offbeat lines’ Chortle Plus your MC is Damion Larkin, one of Britain’s most promising comedy talents, renowned for being a spontaneous and lovable host. “One of the country’s top new comedians” BBC All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny! Doors: 7.30pm / Start: 8pm Tickets: £15.00 in advance / £18 on the door / £40 Season Ticket (any 4 shows) HOW TO BOOK Call on 01704 533 333 or online at www.theatkinson.co.uk Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to email@example.com – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!