Outspoken, opinionated and totally clued up, Ian is a veritable legend of U.K stand-up and an act every comedy fan should see at least once. As The Guardian put it, ‘if you want to know what’s wrong with New Britain, Ian Cognito’s going to tell you. And if you don’t, you’d better keep your mouth shut. Just stunning’. For the last three decades Ian Cognito has been an undecorated hero of the British comedy frontline. He has headlined some of the best line ups in British comedy, putting many established performers in the shade. However, the longer you spend in the comedy arena, the more people you will upset, particularly if you take the risks that Ian takes. Consequently Ian Cognito appears to be banned from more comedy clubs than any other British comedian. He remains a true original.
‘Like a slow-burning explosive. His deliberate monotone delivery lulls you into a false sense of security, until you suddenly realise you’ve been hit in the face by a rapid-fire round of blistering wit’ – Worksop Guardian
Runner-up Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2010 and Manchester Comedy Festival award winner, Dan Bland brings a touch of darkness to the comedy circuit. His morbid disposition owes more to a grumpy undertaker than a genial stand-up comedian. But that funereal facade belies a devilish comic mind that has beguiled countless audiences. Delivering mirth with razor-sharp precision, deadpan Dan unfailingly ensures that he is the only person in the room to keep a straight face.
‘Stalking the stage in a charcoal suit and delivering finely honed, caustic one-liners with a panache many a comedy circuit regular would be eager to emulate. We’ve definitely not heard the last of him’ – Huddersfield Examiner
Ribticklers Award winner in his first ever gig and Crooked Smile runner-up, Nick has undeniable onstage poise and wonderfully dark material with impeccable comedic timing.
Compere – Anthony J Brown
‘Hilarious ad-libs and wicked one-liners from an infectiously funny performer’ – The List
‘A truly unique performer…superb’ – Reece Shearsmith
(‘The League Of Gentlemen’)
Clad in a sartorially edifying manner, like a dapper and dandy funeral director, Anthony cuts a unique on-stage presence with humour blacker than a raven that’s slammed it’s claw in a coffin lid.Jongleurs/Metro “Stand & Deliver” Award winner and former BBC New Comedy Award Runner-up he is a regular contributor to Radio 2′s “The Arthur Smith Lectures”. As seen on ‘The Stand Up Show’, ‘Phoenix Nights’ and ‘Attitude’.
Spotlight Comedy Club
Box Office 01246 345222
Entry £11/9/6 – student price
Doors 7pm Show 8pm
October 31st – Halloween ‘Dark Comedy’ Special
Anthony J Brown