Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Dan Nightingale, host Phil Chapman & support
Fresh out of University in the early Noughties, Dan Nightingale started working behind the bar in a local comedy club and already the seeds for his future career were sown. He took to the stage for the first time only a few months later and found himself catapulted to the forefront of the comedy scene.
Dan is now one of the best performers found on the comedy circuit. Mixing fiendishly accurate observation with energetic characterisations and killer punch lines his comedy is original, playful, intelligent, exciting and sometimes ridiculous, but always hilarious.
Dan recently appeared in 'John Bishops Only Joking' on Sky. A highly respected and experienced host / headline act, he is constantly in demand from the circuits most prestigious clubs and comedy nights. Like the jewel in a comedic crown, Nightingale adds a touch of class to any line-up.
“Nightingale can make just about anything funny. He’s lightning-quick” - Time Out
“Magnetic, entertaining and wonderfully funny” - Three Weeks
“Pretty damn funny” - Fest
Originally from Middlesbrough, and now living in Liverpool, via Reading and Texas, Phil began performing comedy at a local Chinese restaurant! He was asked to leave soon into the performance, but such was the reaction of the crowd - a rapturous round of applause (in hindsight, this may have been more for the management although no one can really confirm anything) - he decided to pursue a career via more conventional means.
He continued performing around the North of England, where he placed second in many comedy competitions. Given his consistency, and undeterred by his near brushes with success, he decided to carry on performing and has now established himself as a regular in many clubs around the country, and he is renowned for his ability to win over any audience.
From his carefully crafted gags, to his engaging anecdotes, his material and stage presence ensure he is a big hit wherever he's playing.
“An instant hit” - Liverpool Echo
“A good stage presence, with the jokes to match” - Giggle Beats
“Fearless as well as bloody funny” - Smacked Arse Comedy
This show will also feature support from several new acts, and established acts performing new material.
Tickets £4 in advance or £5 on the door.
The Ship Inn
Tel: 01287 771831
Doors open 7:30pm
Show starts 8pm
Show ends 10:30pm (approximately)
Accessibility and seating
Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables.
Please contact the venue for accessibility queries.