Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Sully O'Sullivan, Jenny Collier, and host Ray Bradshaw
Sully O'Sullivan has been declared a highlight of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival by The NZ Herald, a highlight of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival by The Scotsman, featured on Australian TV’s The Comedy Channel, hosted a sellout standup tour of Croatia, won Canada’s annual Improvaganza Tournament, and completed 2 UK national tours supporting cult Heavy Metal Comic Steve Hughes.
First stepping onto a standup stage in June 1998, Sully's talent gained instant recognition as he won his first national standup award less than 12 months later. 9 years on he’s featured in four seasons of New Zealand’s award winning TV standup showcase 'Pulp Comedy', been nominated for the NZ Comedy Industry's supreme award by the NZ Comedy Trust, and nominated by his fellow performers for the title of NZ's Best MC.
“Amazing” - NME
“A blast of hilarity” - Manchester Evening News
“A wicked sense of humour” - BBC
Described as a rising star by The Evening Standard, and one to watch by the Edinburgh Evening News, Jenny Collier has won the Laughing Horse New Act Competition and the Hobgoblin Comedy Award, placed second in the NATYS (formerly Hackney Empire New Act of the Year), and reached the finals of countless (four) other competitions.
In 2015 Jenny performed as part of the Magners International Comedy Festival in Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila and at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and in 2016 Jenny performed her debut show, 'Jen Hur', at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – playing to packed out audiences and receiving rave reviews
Jenny is a regular on BBC Radio Wales with recent appearances including The Leak, and has written for The News Quiz on BBC Radio 4, as well as the Huffington Post, The Independent and Glamour Magazine. She has recently supported Arthur Smith on his tour in Switzerland, and has appeared on Jack Dee’s Helpdesk UK Tour.
“Refreshingly original” - Broadway Baby
“Clearly a rising star” - The Evening Standard
“One to watch” - Edinburgh Evening News
Having made his comedy debut in September 2008, Ray has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new acts on the comedy circuit. A two time Scottish Comedian of The Year finalist, Ray has travelled the lengths and breadths of the country telling jokes to anyone that will listen, making his name as an MC for various promoters.
Ray’s solo show, “I Dare Ray To…” has been performed to sell-out audiences at the Glasgow Comedy Festival in 2013 and 2014, and the Adelaide Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Festival in 2015. Ray has also been selected as tour support for several big name acts of late, and was the exclusive support for Ardal O’Hanlon’s 2014 tour of Scotland, as well as supporting Des Clarke on several tour dates.
“Affable Glaswegian Ray Bradshaw compered and he instantly had the busy venue in stitches” - Edinburgh Evening News
“One to look out for” - The Skinny
“a very promising writer, able to create some enjoyably twisted punchlines” - Chortle
Tickets £8 advance / £10 door
The Staveley Arms
Doors open 7pm
Show starts 8pm
Show ends 10:30pm (approximately)
Accessibility and seating
Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Other ticket outlets:
In person from The Staveley Arms, or telephone 01765 635439.