Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+
Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm
Martin comes from Northern Ireland, and after a successful career as a circus performer, he turned his attention on the unsuspecting comedy circuit.
With almost 30 years experience as a professional performer, Martin has established himself as one of the UK’s most popular and in-demand comedians.
Martin has performed successfully at events of all description; from the Hammersmith Apollo to a show for the inmates of an Italian prison, from comedy clubs to performing before members of the British Royal Family.
Very much the comedian’s comedian, Martin has been the support act of choice for; Frankie Boyle, Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Jasper Carrot, Patrick
Kielty, Johnny Vegas, Steve Coogan, and once Tina Turner.
Martin has numerous appearances on radio and television.
As well as devising and performing his own BBC television show, he has written jokes for some of the biggest names in British comedy.
Martin is a specialist MC, a regular headline act at most of the UK’s major comedy clubs, and also performs at comedy and arts festivals.
A truly global performer, Martin has worked throughout the known world performing his shows in Britain, Ireland, Australia, Philippines, USA, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Cyprus, Falkland Islands, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Mainland China.
Martin’s photograph is featured on the popular board game Trivial Pursuits, (The Genus Edition). On an arts entertainments square, he is seen wearing a
“A comedy institution” The Guardian
“World class” The Scotsman.
“Martin is the act that has influenced me the most, the UK comedy circuit would not be the same without him.”
“A very funny lad, with the best beard in the business.”
Sarah Callaghan is an award-winning comedian and writer.
In 2014 she was named as ‘One To Watch’ by Time Out Magazine and in 2015 she took her critically-acclaimed debut hour show Elephant to the Edinburgh Fringe. A confessional exploration of escape and ambition, Elephant received great reviews across the board and Sarah was widely heralded as an exciting new comedic voice, a status cemented by her Malcolm Hardee Award nomination for ‘Act Most Likely To Make A Million Quid’.
“The instant she steps on stage you know you’re in the presence of someone new and special” ★★★★★ The Mirror “A powerhouse. She’s an utter natural on stage” Chortle ****
“class comedy, reminiscent of a young Kathy Burke” The Herald ****
Like many an Essex boy before him, James Sherwood was raised in Oxford, Bristol, Essex, and London, went to Magdalen College, Oxford and sang in the choir. Early comedy success included being a semi-finalist in ITV’s stand-up talent show Take the Mike, being a runner-up in the BBC New Comedy Awards and the FHM Holsten Pils Comedy Final.
Having originally made a name for himself on the live circuit as a topical comic, in recent years James has incorporated a number of self-penned, original comic songs into his act. Although this involves lugging a keyboard around with him, it’s worth it – songs about grammatical inaccuracies and failed nightclub courtships have had audiences literally crying with laughter
James contributes the funnies to radio shows across the BBC, including The Now Show, The News Quiz and BBC7.
He regularly reviews the newspapers on Sky News, writes a regular blog on The Guardian website and spends most Sundays singing in a church choir, despite not actually being religious.
His debut Edinburgh show ‘I Know What You Did Last Sunday’, was a total sell-out and was followed in similar fashion with ‘James Sherwood’s Somewhat Premature Review Of 2007’.
“Brilliantly conceived and very funny … Sherwood has phenomenal stage presence” The Scotsman
“Worth the ticket price alone … clever, funny and will have fans singing along” Chortle
“Savage satire” Sunday Times “Fantastic” Time Out
“If you ever wondered what would happen if Bill Bailey and Marcus Brigstocke had a child…” Chortle
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Over the last 2 years, our compere Nick Wills has created a fun and friendly club where top acts love to perform and where the audience play their part in making a great night.
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