Manchester’s crowdfunded inclusive comedy club is back!
Our July headliner is STEPH LAING
Stephanie started performing in April 2007 on the Scottish comedy circuit. She quickly established herself as one of the most promising acts of her generation on the circuit, and in 2015 appeared as a finalist in the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year competition.
Stephanie is best described as goofy and peculiar, and her comedy is partway between the needy oddness of Maria Bamford and the upbeat affability of Josie Long. Her material is a mix of silliness, filth and unusual observations, underpinned by a disarming honesty which makes her seem charmingly vulnerable.
Now a regular on the circuit Stephanie has also become a stalwart of comedy festivals across the country having appeared at Brighton Fringe, Leicester Comedy Festival, York Comedy Festival, Bath Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival as well as appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe every year since 2010.
‘Gloriously silly … wonderfully unpretentious’ (BroadwayBaby.com)
‘Definitely one to watch.’ Three Weeks
Supporting Steph we have:
Mark Grimshaw is an Autistic PowerPoint using comedian who takes a look at the darker side of a major aspect of modern life – the internet. Looking at everything from the self-centered lunacy of Facebook to some places that probably shouldn’t be featured on TripAdvisor, Mark will take you through the selection of his internet history he’s allowed to show on stage.
WINNER – Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of The Year 2018
RUNNER UP – Beat The Frog World Series 2016
RUNNER UP – Harrogate Theatre Comedian of The Year 2016
Balthazar Dark is the greatest wrestler you’ve never heard of. Too dangerous to perform on the wrestling scene in this country he whiles away his time exposing the seedy underbelly of pro wrestling to UK comedy audiences.
‘Highlights the weird and bizarre elements of the glorious sport of professional wrestling’ Newsplex
Tori Millard, new to comedy for the 4th time in 5 years. Will this be her last? Tori has fell on hard times in recent years. Maybe she’d be a bit steadier on her feet if she ever put down the wine. But no matter how many times she falls.. she never spills a drop! Voted 2019s most likely to become patsy stone. She’s Loud, she’s Proud and she’s truly terrified of rejection, which as a amateur stand up comedian has a bliss, beautiful irony to it.
& ROS BALLINGER
Ros Ballinger is a stalwart of the northern scene talking filth, feminism and fury – her first show The Idiot’s Guide to Kink taught audiences all about the weird and wonderful of S&M and her second show debuts at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. “Candid and intelligent comedy” (Theatre-T.co.uk)