On May 19th we have another great night of laughs for you at Rolling in the Aisles (or RITA, as I’ve heard six people call it).
Headlining this month is the fantastic Rob Rouse, most recently seen starring in BBC’s Upstart Crow, presenting on BBC Sheffield and co-hosting his hilarious podcast Rob and Helen’s Date Night with his wife Helen Rutter.
Doors open 7.30pm with show start at 8pm.
WINNER OF ‘SO YOU THINK YOU’RE FUNNY’ 1998
As well as his own BBC series Comedy Shuffle with Rob Rouse he can be seen on The Friday Night Project, 8 out of 10 Cats and Spoons and recently played Mike in the first series of the BBC3 sitcom Grown Ups.
He got his first break in comedy by winning the So You Think You’re Funny? new act competition in 1998. In 2002 he took his first solo show to the Edinburgh Festival and has returned many times since. Recently, Rob toured his critically acclaimed sell out show ‘The Great Escape’.
Rob’s toured the world, playing major venues and festivals across Europe, North America and Australasia.
“Go and see him now, I tell you, Now!” The List
“Belly Laugh Funny” The Herald
Jenny moved from the Welsh mountains to the Big Smoke in 2010 and has since embarked upon a career in stand up comedy. Highlight: Appearing on a BBC Radio Wales panel show with Jo Brand. Low point: After a gig, an audience member saying ‘You should be a stripper’ (Both secretly highlights).
She has written for BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, Huffington Post and Glamour Magazine and has traveled to (parts of) the world with her comedy. She has performed in Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland and most recently in Australia where she won the Percy Award for most tickets sold in ‘The Imaginarium’, (over 1900 tickets) during the Adelaide Fringe.
In August 2016 she performed her debut hour at the Edinburgh Fringe, ‘Jen-Hur’ which received reviews such as ‘★★★★★ An Excellent comedic work’ – Edfest Mag and ‘★★★★ A brilliant show and well worth a watch’ – Arts Award Voice
As heard on:
BBC Radio Wales ‘The Leak’
BBC Radio 4 Extra ‘New Comedian of the Year Award’
BBC Radio Wales ‘The Rhod Gilbert Show’
BBC Radio Wales ‘What’s the Story?’
Winner The Percy Award, Adelaide Fringe 2016
Winner Comedy Ashes Adelaide 2016
Honourable Mention Dave’s Best Joke of the Fringe 2015
Winner Comedy Ashes Adelaide 2015
Winner Hobgblin Comedy Award 2015
2nd Place NATYS 2015
Winner Laughing Horse New Act Competition 2014
Finalist Leicester Square New Act Competition 2014
Semi finalist Montreux Comedy Contest 2014
Finalist So You Think You’re Funny 2013
Semi finalist Amused Moose Laugh Off 2013
Finalist Comedy Knights New Act Competition 2013
Finalist Fight for the Funny 2013
“Dryly innocent” ★★★★★ – Eastlondonlines.com
”Surprising edge” ★★★★ – Shortcom.co.uk
”Refreshingly original…Excellent” ★★★★- Broadway Baby
”Fast-paced wit…Quick and clever” ★★★★ – theupcoming.co.uk
”Very likeable…Clearly a rising star” – Bruce Dessau
“One to watch” – Edinburgh Evening News
Leeds-based comedian and social commentator, Micky P Kerr is a breath of fresh air on the live comedy circuit. Fusing together music, spoken word and comedy, with his tongue often planted firmly in his cheek, Kerr has been described as the bastard spawn of John Cooper Clarke.
Already a familiar face on the live music circuit, Micky turned his hand to stand-up comedy in 2013 and is rapidly becoming one to watch, proving to be a massive hit with audiences and bookers alike.
In the short time he has been appearing on the comedy circuit he has already reached the semi-finals of both the So You Think You’re Funny and the BBC New Act competitions. He was also recently crowned Harrogate Comedy Festival New Comedian of the Year.
2015 has seen Micky performing regularly for many of the biggest comedy promoters in the UK, recording a live set for BBC Radio 1, working on a new sitcom about his previous life as a primary school teacher and recording his latest album of music and comedy, entitled Kerr in the Kerrmunity.
His live performances contain a mixture of spoken word, comedy, pop music, folk pop and hip hop. A ones to watch artist full of surprises.
“Leeds-based Kerr’s assured and relaxed mix of one-liners, poetry and songs certainly impressed” – Harrogate Advertiser
As ever our Rolling in the Aisles club nights are ably and amusingly hosted by our very own comedian compere – Nick Wills.
“The vicar is very funny” – Mark Steel