Introducing the BCBA New Year Special: Kurt and Thom vs Tony Basnett and Tony Wright vs Bobbie Jones and Mark Grimshaw

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Our New Year special show will be streamed live on Monday 28th December.

Our guests for this episodes are:


Funny Women 2017- ‘One To Watch’.

The Student Newspaper 2018- ‘Obvious Talent’

A combination of Dad Jokes and Daddy Issues, Bobbie-Ann Jones is one of the funniest prediabetic queers ever to come from Wolverhampton. She once made her counsellor cry and laugh at the same time, and she’s still proud of it. Is often seen carrying a single chocolate bar in a Sainsburys bag for life and rocking a killer rack.


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.WI

NNER – 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





Tony started his stand up career whilst studying at Leeds Met University back in 2008. Originally from Hartlepool and now residing in Manchester Tony has taken the circuit by storm. Described as an upbeat and playful comic, Tony has been seen across the country at top comedy clubs as well as performing at some of the UK’s major music festivals. With a mischievous and positive style that will get any crowd to warm to his charm.

Not content with just performing Tony started running award nominated comedy nights under the name Trapdoor Comedy Clubs. This allowed him to work with some of the biggest names on the comedy circuit including the likes of Chris Ramsey, Glenn Wool & Jon Richardson to name a few. His comedy clubs also allowed him to establish himself as a very strong an competent MC.

“Undoubtedly funny with a healthy dose of confidence” – Gigglebeats


Tony Wright is a Manchester based Comic who has burst on to the comedy scene. Performing his first stand up set at aged 15 in his home county of Kent, since his debut Tony has made a huge impression on the circuit, leading to a residency as warm up act for Ramsgate Music Hall’s Edinburgh preview season in June-July 2015 opening for a certain Lou Sanders.

Since moving to Manchester Tony has started performing regular trial spots for the likes of Manford’s Comedy Clubs, The Comedy Store, Frog & Bucket, Kill For A Seat, Last Laugh as well as performing at Alex Boardman’s new Comedians Night, Deadcat Comedy and more.

Tony is one of the most promising emerging talents on the circuit, with writing ability that is often compared to Jimmy Carr and a natural persona on stage, Tony has a a huge future ahead of him.

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