Comedy at the Guild – May 2017

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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 months line up…

MC: Sally Anne Hayward

Sally-Anne Hayward combines the things you shouldn’t like about your best friend’s mum with the sensibilities of Jack the Ripper. Sally-Anne’s confident persona and quick wit have rapidly made her a much sought-after comedian. She’s a regular compere at Glastonbury Festival, and a keenly anticipated turn on the UK comedy circuit.

“Exceptionally funny” The Independent


Act 1: Brennan Reece

Brennan is a bright young rising star who was recently nominated for the prestigious Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe for his sell out show ‘Everglow’. In his few short years as a stand up comedian Brennan has received many accolades and performed all over the world, most recently in his first Australian tour. His energetic and often awkward approach to life is captured in his fast paced, vividly painted, humorous stories and is establishing himself as a circuit regular.

“Powerfully entertaining. Unstoppable force’Chortle.co.uk.

Act 2: Meryl O’Rourke

Acclaimed stand-up comic and accomplished TV writer Meryl O’Rourke, revels in her bitterness. A potty mouthed potty trainer, she has delighted comedy audiences, supported Frankie Boyle for part of his last tour, at his request. She also supported him at the Hammersmith Apollo. In his book ‘Work! Consume! Die!’ he calls Meryl “Inspiringly funny”. Her solo stand-up show Bad Mother… was a hit at Edinburgh and Brighton festivals. Directed by Foster’s Comedy Award nominee Thom Tuck, it received 5-star reviews and was The Times’ Critic’s Choice.

“Meryl has a natural wit that few possess” ScotsGay


Act 3: John Scott

John Scott first stepped on stage as a stand up in May 1999 at the Stand comedy club. The promoters of the club were so impressed with his debut they asked him to participate in their Edinburgh festival Fringe show Stand up Scotland and two months later he found himself participating in the first of his eight Edinburgh runs. John is now regularly hosting and headlining many of the established clubs on the British circuit. Outside of the UK he has worked in many parts of Europe and as far afield as the Middle East and Australia. In 2010 John made a return to the Edinburgh festival to participate in Take the Mike. A competition sponsored by Fosters Lager and The Sun. This showcase offered the biggest cash prize of any competition at the festival and after a week of competition he walked away with the twelve thousand pounds.

“Among the top 5 comics emerging from Scotland.” The Observer