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Stagefright Comedy - Archie Kelly / Comedy

Wed 12Sep
7:30 PM

Note: This event has finished


Our monthly installment of Stagefright Comedy returns in the form of…

Archie Kelly

 ‘Stand-up of the very highest order’ – City Life

‘Inspired storytelling and wickedly witty asides mixed with fantastic vocal mimicry’ –

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.


Bethany Black

“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.

Marc Smethurst

‘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





Rachel Fairburn

‘Sweet, amiable and engaging with an air of vulnerable naivity, which she then subverts by talking at length about serial killers’ – Chortle


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. With his comedy, not his turnbuckle fly.

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