Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Bobby Mair, Alex Boardman, and host Danny Deegan
Bobby Mair is a disturbingly exciting comedian, having graced our screens on Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats and BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News. He was the opening act at the 2014 NME Awards and he also appeared on post-Edinburgh Fringe best of highlights show, Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular. His most recent assault on our TV screens shows him kissing audience members on the current series of Sweat the Small Stuff for BBC3. Bobby has also appeared several times at ‘Just For Laughs’ in Montreal, including taping a Best of the Fest gala with ‘roastmaster’ Jeff Ross.
Bobby can be seen on Live At The Comedy Store for Comedy Central, Alex Zane’s Funny Rotten Scoundrels: Live from the Century Club, and Viceland's Bobby and Harriet Get Married.
Bobby has supported US comedy royalty Bill Burr and Doug Stanhope, and he’s also professionally trolled Julian Assange and Katie Hopkins which garnered him over 500,000 hits and an article in the Washington Post.
“There is always a massive laugh just dying out or just about to start up” - Chortle
“A bona fide tour de force” - The Guardian
“He's either going to be a huge international star or the funniest homeless man ever” - Jimmy Carr
A lifelong comedy fan, Alex Boardman stormed onto the scene and quickly became one of the most popular choices on the circuit during the late 90’s. A full time comic since 1998, his skills as a writer have also been in constant demand for Britain’s most cutting edge prime time TV and Radio comedy shows. If you’ve found yourself falling off your chair in a fit of giggles watching TV’s latest successful comedy offering, the chances are, Alex is responsible.
Alex is now one of the most sought after acts in the country due to his ability to interact with any audience and to seemingly conjure something out of nothing. His free flowing style and natural charm breeze through in performances. His unique brand of “flattery and abuse” is done with a lack of malice and a big sense of fun.
Alex was one of a small band of writers who worked on the second series of John Bishop’s Britain on BBC 1 and he made a significant contribution to it being the highest rated stand up show of 2011 bringing in six million viewers a week. He has also written for performers as diverse as James Corden, Lily Savage and Liza Tarbuck, whilst he had a three year special hosting the Galaxy FM breakfast show in the late 2000s.
“His tall tales can lead anywhere on any given night” - The Times
“A rare mixture of wit and charm” - The Guardian
“Probably the quickest I’ve ever seen, certainly the funniest” - The Big Issue
Danny Deegan is a comedian, writer and actor who began performing in 2003 and has since risen steadily through the ranks of some of the most prestigious comedy clubs in the UK. His tales of mischief and the characters he creates have kept audiences all over the country enthralled as he weaves in and out of the people he has met travelling. His talent and likability coupled with a confident swagger see him as one of the most popular acts in the North.
Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, where he received rave reviews, Danny also recently performed a headline set at the Green Man festival in South Wales getting a great reception from the 400 people in the marquee and being asked to wrap up for Manchester band Doves after their headline set in front of 12,000 people.
Outside of live work Danny has made several TV and radio appearances. From being a guest on Radio GMR to having his own show "Afternoons with Danny Deegan" on CAT FM in Crewe. His TV credits include appearances on "Made in the North" and "The Adam and Shelley Show" to name but two.
“His seamless interactions with the crowd demonstrate that he’s a natural-born comedian... appealing to both the young and old, female and male” - Three Weeks
“Charming, witty and most importantly funny” - Metro
“Deegan has a mature confidence in his abilities” - Chortle
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.
The Forum Music Centre
Tel: 01325 363 135
Doors open 7:30pm
Show starts 8pm
Show ends 10:30pm (approximately)
Accessibility and seating
Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables.
The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.