Comedy at the Guild – February 2017

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!

This month’s line up:

MC: Barry Dodds
Self-confessed comedy geek, Barry took to the comedy stage at the tender age of 21 and soon had audiences eating out of the palm of his hand. Using his own combination of irrepressibly cheeky, and surprisingly dark material, he quickly found himself taking the national comedy circuit by storm.
“Very impressive” Jasper Carrot

Act 1: Keith Carter (as Nige)
Failed singer/musician and doomed to a life of temping, Keith Carter is now a professional character comedian, actor and writer.His seventh comedy gig was as a finalist for the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2001, since then he has traveled throughout the world, supporting many top comics such as Ricky Gervais and Johnny Vegas and has won several awards including Liverpool Echo Comedian of the Year in 2003 and North West Breakthrough Comedian of the Year in 2005. Capital of Culture judge, Sir Jeremy Isaacs was quoted in the news as saying, ‘He helped Liverpool win the bid,’ after seeing Carter’s comic creation and Liverpool cult hero, ‘Nige’ perform at the cultural bid show for the judges.
“A character comedian of rare skill”The Guardian

Act 2: James Meehan
Refreshingly nonchalant, James is an offbeat comedian with a razor sharp wit. He is part of the cult comedy hit Funz & Gamez, and a member of the multi-award winning Gein’s Family Giftshop (as seen on BBC2 and recently commissioned by Sky). Offbeat, aloof, yet delightfully likeable, James Meehan is a current rising star of the British comedy scene.
“Refreshingly nonchalant.” Time Out

Act 3: Dan Nightingale
One of stand-ups brightest stars. a natural on stage, a total original and one of comedy’s most exciting secrets. Dan combines cutting observation with his natural playfulness, raucous banter with beautiful surrealness, and great gags with heart felt ramblings. His comedy is genuine, creative, honest, unpredictable, original and above all… funny as hell.
“Nightingale can make just about anything funny. He’s lightning-quick” Time Out

*Line up subject to change