Comedy at the Guild: October


We have a great line-up this month!
Doors open at 7pm.

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: Phil Walker
Phil`s act has taken him to some weird & wonderful places, from a scout hut in Unst in the Shetland Isles to a portacabin on Mount Alice in the Falkland Islands…basically he`ll go anywhere for a laugh! He is a regular headliner at all the big comedy clubs including the world famous Comedy store where in 2002 he was voted City Life Comedian of the year where previous winners include Peter Kay & Steve Coogan. Phil is also proud to have entertained over 4000 troops on two tours of war torn Afghanistan as part of the CSE comedy club which he describes as, “I`ve played to some tough crowds in my time but they were never armed to the teeth with machine guns before, thank God they liked me!” Regulars to the Guild Hall will know Phil from his appearances in the last two pantomimes (Sleeping Beauty and Jack & the Beanstalk) and he will be back this year in Aladdin!

Crackingly good” – Chortle.

Act 1: Dave Longley
David Longley is a difficult comedian to define; on the one hand, abrasive, crude and insulting and on the other, articulate, intelligent and disarmingly funny. Longley’s towering stage presence and intensity, combined with his cutting wit have made him one of the most popular and controversial circuit comics in the UK, whether it’s doling out thought-provoking insights or revelling in toilet humour, Longley is a gifted wordsmith with great audience interaction skills. Dave has a humble silliness which ingratiates him to audiences. He delivers deadpan accounts of his everyday life which are shockingly honest, well considered and divinely funny, maintaining a rapport with the audience that is at once edgy and accessible, engaging the whole room.

Sharp as a barrel full of tacks” – The List.

Act 2: Rachel Fairburn
Sweet as chocolate and twice as dark, Rachel’s comedy treads the line between kitchen sink confessional and a bleakness unmatched by her peers. A finalist of several prestigious competitions including Funny Women, City Life Comedian of the Year, NATY’S, English Comedian of the Year and the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Award she can move from amiable and engaging comedy to serial killers in the same sentence. Aside from gigging up and down the country, Rachel co-hosts and co-writes the popular serial killer themed podcast All Killa No Filla. In just over 18 months it has acquired tens of thousands of listeners around the world and live shows have been in high demand.

“Darkly hilarious Wunderkind.” The Skinny

Act 3: Archie Kelly
Archie is best known for his comic portrayal of Kenny “Dalglish” Senior in the award winning Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights. He has also appeared in a number of popular TV shows including Peter Kay`s Car Share, Coronation Street and another award winning series, Jimmy McGovern’s The Street. However, it is as a live performer that Archie excels. His comedy is effortlessly funny and he is the epitome of a master performer with a unique combination of jokes, tightly paced anecdotes, and musical parodies. As a result, he’s much in demand all over the UK and beyond. Archie was of course part of the Phoenix Nights Live at the Manchester Arena playing to 15,000 people a night for two sold out weeks of shows, they helped raise over £5Million for comic relief! There’s no one quite like Archie so come and see this highly original and hilarious comedian as it might be years till he’s in near you again!

Funniest thing I’ve seen in ages” – Peter Kay