Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club – Saturday 1 February

Stephen Bailey
Joe Zalias
George Rigden
Damion Larkin (MC)

Stephen Bailey is a comedian, presenter, television personality and writer, whose friendly and open brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming acts in comedy at the moment.  LOL Comedy have been booking him for years!​ He is the host of Celebs on the Farm (Channel 5) & Celebs On The Ranch (5Star) and was the resident Agony Uncle on Zoe Ball on Saturday/Sunday (ITV) and a series regular on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side (Channel 5) until the end of their runs. ​ As seen on Coronation Street (ITV), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC Two), Roast Battle, Takeshi’s Castle & Comedy Central at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), The Stand Up Sketch Show, Safeword, CelebAbility & The Great Xmas Rant (ITV2), Wardrobe Secrets (ITVBe), Celebrity Advice Bureau (W), Celebrity 5 Go Camping, Do The Right Thing with Eamonn and Ruth, It’s Not Me, It’s You & The Jeremy Vine Show (Channel 5). ​ In 2019, Comedy Central Live – Stephen Bailey; his first 30 minute stand-up special was released. He has also filmed two shows for Comedy Central and E4, which will air toward the end of the year through early 2020. ​ Stephen has previously supported Katherine Ryan and Jenny Éclair on their sold-out UK tours. ​ He also guest hosted Sunday Takeover (Virgin Radio), The Jason Manford Show (Absolute Radio), Drivetime with Eamonn Holmes (TalkRadio), The Breakfast Show (Gaydio) and The Sunday Sessions with Laura Whitmore (BBC 5Live). He has featured on The Art’s Show with Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2, Russell Kane’s BBC podcast ‘Evil Genius’. ​ Stephen also performs at corporate and private events. He is available for after dinner comedy sets, hosting, Q&A sessions and more. A clip of him discussing LGBT rights on AOL Build went viral in 2017. ​ In 2015, his show was nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Award (Best Show). He performs at many corporate and charity events – including Stonewall, Paddy Power, RUComingOut, NFL and WellChild​ ​ As well as being a working-class, ginger, gay, northern comic, he is also a black belt in Tae Kwon-Do, has a degree in Languages AND loves a conspiracy theory (preferably involving a celebrity and a cucumber).

“An arch-bitch with a winning smile, everyone’s favourite gay best friend” The Reviews Hub

“Comedy genius” Fringe Guru

Joe Zalias has been learning the stand up comedy craft for over ten years and his hard work has certainly paid off as his memorable stage performances have seen him entertaining audiences nationally and internationally.   A devoted father, comedian, author and actor are only an insight into Joe’s extensive talents.  His life has been somewhat exciting and fascinating as he has ventured down various paths, including cage fighting,  assisting a crime organisation and working as a firefighter.   Joe’s life experiences have enabled him to put pen to paper and write two successful crime novels. Having such a varied life, Joe has projected his experiences through dark and cutting humour, which have led him to supporting established comedy acts like Bill Bailey and Tom Stade on their tours. Here is a stand up comedian with a wide range of talent, which is why Joe’s CV is extremely impressive – he has the following TV and performing credits…

  • Wannabees ITV
  • Britain at Dinner BBC
  • Presenter for Spike TV
  • International Work for Ted Talent  ‘Exudes natural likeability and charm” Julia Chamberlain – Jongleurs and Chortle‘I loved it – I had tears streaming down my face” Marlon Davies ”I’ve never seen anything like it. People came in from across the street to see what all the laughing was about.” Nottingham Comedy Festival ”Amazing how you grab an audiences’ attention. It’s like they are hearing a friend telling them a story and they fully buy into it.”  Junior Simpson

Having excelled in a host of new act competitions in his first year, George Rigdenmade his Edinburgh debut in 2015 when he performed as part of the prestigious AAA Stand Up Late showcase at the Pleasance Courtyard for a full sell-out run. He returned to Edinburgh again in 2016, again as part of an established and respected showcase (The Lunchtime Special at The Tron) and splitting an hour with fellow up-and-comer Jake Lambert. “Rigden is the result of a genetic mash-up between Mitch Benn and Tim Key, perhaps with a few strands of Ricky Gervais’s DNA thrown in…Very Funny Stuff.” Chortle “Rigden’s musical comedy is deliciously dark…he is very good at working the crowd and of all tonight’s acts he probably made the biggest impression.” Beyond The Joke “George Rigden had the audience in his hands thanks to some great comedic timing, a little help from his guitar and a hint of David Mitchell in Peep Show” Leicester Mercury


Damion Larkin will often improvise his entire set to hilarious effect. There are no genuine comparisons to this man. He is a versatile and creative comedian who always leaves audiences wanting more. “Industrious in rotating his material…which is warmly and intelligently told”  Chortle “One of the country’s top new acts” BBC(this was years ago so now he’s just one of the country’s comedians! haha)

All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone just as funny!

If you can’t make this event then check out the other dates available on our website.

Next date is Saturday 7th March 2020.

Doors: 7:30 pm / Start: 8:00 pm

Tickets: £16.50 in advance / £19.00 on the door


Call 01704 533 333 or online at

or call into the Box Office in person at Southport – The Atkinson PR8 1DB.