Comedy at the Guild: July


This month – Brendan Riley, Kevin Dewsbury, Ryan Gleeson and Simon Bligh!

Our monthly comedy nights are now established as a great way to see the hottest new stars without paying the big price tags! Featuring three different comedians and an MC each month, you’re in for plenty of laughs and a great night out!

MC: Brendan Riley

There’s nothing bland or predictable about this stand-up comic.  Brendan’s Liverpudlian accent and lively blend of anecdotes, gags and inspired improvisation bring a refreshing blast of cheerful North Western humour and make him a sought after host and headline act at major comedy venues, Universities and festivals. Seen on TV shows such as Gagging For It (Granada), Funny Business (C4) Stand Up (Granada).

One of the brighter names from the North West  … a great compere”  The Guardian


Act 1: Kevin Dewsbury

Kevin is from Cheshire, though often mistaken as being from Yorkshire due to his ridiculous northern accent.  He performs all over the UK and overseas at clubs including The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, universities and festivals .His material ranges from storytelling, observations on daily life and one liners and he also has a great ability to mimic most accents. He has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in sell out shows and has toured UK theatres as the support act for top comics Tim Vine and Lucy Porter.
“Slickness and sheer talent”Time Out


Act 2: Ryan Gleeson

Blackpool’s Ryan Gleeson is one of the UK’s most in demand comedians, performing across the country since 1997. Ryan Gleeson has proved himself the loveable cheeky chappy of comedy, with audiences instantly warming to his endearing qualities. But, don’t let that fool you, this man is the heckler’s worst nightmare, shout out at him and he unleashes his quick thinking comedy brain.

“The Bruce Lee of comedy. Sharp one-liners, deadly quips… and rather thin.”Grin Up North


Act 3: Simon Bligh

Simon is one of the finest, and most sought after performers in this country, and beyond. With a Time Out Comedy Award and Perrier Award nomination under his belt, Simon is in great demand. Aside from being a top compere at the world famous Comedy Store, he regularly delights audiences nation-wide at comedy clubs and corporate events throughout the UK. His cheery, conversational manner and manic storytelling involve acute observations and he juxtaposes a cheery, affable conversational style with a wild, frenetic and fast-moving performance engaging audiences in a whirlwind of unadulterated comedy.

“Always funny”Time out