Forget Russell Brand, Mancunian Mike Newall is regarded by many as having the best hair in the UK comedy scene with a throwback to Oasis in 1990 he’s one for the ladies and the gents too.
Fortunately he’s also is one of the country’s most consistently reliable comedy storytellers and proud possessor of a breezy, casual style that’s the envy of many of his contempories. Frankly we’ve never seen a comedian so laid back and yet packing so much comedic power. Swiss clock timing and that certain knack for a sharp turn of phrase means he is living proof that you can’t learn to be funny, it’s a gift and he has it by the bucket load. Manchester has had more than its fair share of comedy heritage over the years, he is without doubt the latest smooth talking, globetrotting Manc export and could even go on to become the greatest. Mike has that rare knack of being like the boy the next door but with huge star quality. He’s like your best, most humorous friend – only funnier!
“Is a master of the art of comedy and effortlessly likeable” The List
“…Perfectly crafted … Pin sharp, his control is deft and his hair is immaculate.“
Carl Hutchinson is somewhat of a comedy prodigy starting stand up comedy one year into his mathematics degree at Newcastle University in 2007 and quickly became a multi-award winning comedian. He’s well on his way to being one of the leading acts in the country. So much so he’s the support act of choice for TV comedian, Chris Ramsey (BBC1s Live at the Apollo, and pretty much all the panel shows including ITVs Celebrity Juice and Never Mind the Buzzcocks etc). Normally the household names change support act for each tour but he’s been chosen for all of them! Carl has that immediately likeable star quality and uses it to get away with quite grumpy material about modern life that only makes you love him all the more.
“Almost argumentative and very funny” BBC
Steve Day describes himself as Britain’s only deaf comedian, if there are any others he hasn’t heard. For the past eleven years Steve has been performing to huge laughter around the country and abroad, well they tell him the laughter was huge to humour him, he doesn’t know either way.
Married with five children, a fact nothing to do with not being able to hear the word ‘No’, Steve has been described as ‘warm and witty’ by the Scotsman and has received many other rave reviews whilst performing shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Chortle.co.uk gave him five stars in 2007 for Deafy’s Island Discs, a show The Sunday Times called ‘Funny and Moving’. This show toured the UK in 2008, Steve’s third national tour of the uk, and has been performed in several countries in Europe and translated into Italian. No-one knows why.
A disabled performer, Steve is more concerned with success in the mainstream comedy circuit, but is happy to ‘deaf it up’ as necessary if the money is ok and there are sandwiches.
“Revelatory and very funny” – The Guardian
“Warm, funny, frank and thought-provoking” – The Scotsman
Your compere and MC for the evening is Southport’s very own, Damion Larkin “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 just as funny!
Doors: 7.30pm / Start: 8pm
Tickets: £15 in advance / £17.50 on the door / £40 Season Ticket (4 shows)
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