‘Stand-up of the very highest order’ – City Life
‘Inspired storytelling and wickedly witty asides mixed with fantastic vocal mimicry’ – bbc.co.uk
As seen playing ‘Kenny Senior’ in Channel 4′s ‘Phoenix Nights’ and ‘Max and Paddy’s Road To Nowhere’ as well as on the enormously successful ‘Jumping On The Bandwagon’ UK theatre stand-up tour with Paddy McGuinness. He has further TV credits including ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Shameless’, ‘Emmerdale’ and ‘The Street’.
He is an effortless master of bone dry anecdotes laced with a pinch of well-aimed vitriol and served with a garnish of razor-sharp song parodies. Tawdry cookery analogies aside Mr Kelly is a dynamite comedic entity who will ensure belly laughs a-plenty and is a headline performer all over Britain and beyond.
“If having a unique selling point is the secret of success, then Bethany Black should prepare for world domination.” – Bruce Dessau, British Comedy Awards Magazine
The self-styled Fairy Gothmother, Bethany Black has quickly established herself as an effortlessly engaging act with her razorblade style of risque humour that has earned her acclaim for her two solo Edinburgh Festival shows.
Described as ‘a rousing affirmation of the human spirit’ by The Scotsman, her material is as black as her eye shadow and her delivery as unique as a Goth at a garden centre, all in a neat PVC package. She is currently in the process of developing her life story into a TV series for the BBC.
‘His set was held together nicely by his excellent routine on his odd dad, and featured an impressive call-back to close that probably won him the heat’ – Giggle Beats
‘Sweet, amiable and engaging with an air of vulnerable naivity, which she then subverts by talking at length about serial killers’ – Chortle
A former finalist in both the national Funny Women competition and City Life North-West Comedian Of The Year she cuts a compelling figure as a sweet, but doom-laden Mancunian laden with a plethora of memorable anecdotes.
Guest Compere – Tony Jameson
‘He has something special that you cannot help but watch in awe’ – Comedy Central
Resident Compere at the acclaimed Laughing Penguin clubs in the North East, the only thing growing faster than his comedic reputation is his luxurious crop of hair. Tony is a quick-witted Geordie gagster with an instantly amenable manner and a flair for wonderfully witty wordplay offering fabulous flights of fancy. Plus he supported WWE legend Mick Foley on a UK tour.
Stagefright Comedy Club
204 South Parade
01629 581 529
Doors 7pm Show 8pm
Admission £6 advance £8 on door
Wednesday 12th September
Compere – Tony Jameson