Comedy @ Darwen Library Theatre

Sat 7th Oct 2017 to
Sat 3rd Feb
Doors: 7.00pm
Start: 8.00pm
Comedy @ Darwen Library Theatre

Fans of live stand up comedy in Darwen are in for a treat when we start delivering the cream of the UK and international comedy circuit to their doorstep!

In line with theatres, cinemas and comedy clubs throughout the UK we ask you to respect those around you by not talking and turning off your mobile phone.

Line-ups are subject to change

Comedy @ Darwen Library Theatre

Saturday 7th October

7th October Social Media Line up
MC Dan Nightingale
Dan Nightingale is widely regarded as one of the best performers working on the comedy circuit today. Mixing fiendishly accurate observation with energetic characterisations and killer punch lines, his comedy is original, playful, intelligent, poignant and exciting; sometimes ridiculous… but always hilarious.
David Haddingham
David Hadingham has been a professional comic since May 1996. Intense and anecdotal, David keeps audiences hooked right up to the last punch line as he presents his unique and often warped view of everyday life. This gravel-voiced comic combines supremely controlled delivery with inimitable facial contortions as he cracks some of the best handmade gags in the business.
Catherine Bohart
Catherine started performing stand-up in 2015 and since then has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of UK and Irish comedy. In 2016, she was a finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Funny Women, drawing praise in the final of the former for having “a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” (Chortle) and in the latter for being “pretty much the perfect comedy package” (Beyond The Joke).
Duncan Oakley
Duncan Oakley powers out a deft blend of stupidity and truly impressive musicianship with hilarious results. An easy confidence and good natured duncan oakleybanter make him a regular at all the best venues.
Lesser musical comedians hide behind their guitars and use them as a shield but Duncan’s is definitely a sword as audiences who have been slain with laughter will gladly testify!

Saturday 11th November

11th October Social Media Line up
MC Jonathan Mayor

Dress like a butterfly and sting like a scorpion!” as Mohammed Ali never said about Jonathan Mayor – the forgotten Bollywood love-child of Hinge and Bracket, Kenneth Williams and Eddie Izzard.
Steve Harris
Steve first leapt on stage back in August 1998 and within 3 months had won himself the coveted North-West comedian of the year award after just 5 gigs. A finalist of the BBC new comedy awards and Channel 4’s “So you think you’re funny” in the same year. Steve went on to headline all of the top comedy clubs in the UK including venues as far flung as Hong Kong and Australia. With his ever-expanding reputation the demand for Steve has come from all different types of media outlets including Radio and Television. With support slots with the likes of Johnny Vegas, Peter Kay and Lee Evans, Steve comes highly recommended from the heavy weights of comedy themselves.
Meryl O’Rourke
Meryl is bitterly direct with a mischievous twinkle in her eye, a potty-mouthed potty-trainer. She has delighted comedy audiences, ladies nights and even hosted pop concerts (last one to 12,000 people!).
Pierre Hollins
Pierre Hollins has been a comedy circuit with a compulsion for absurd guitar posturing.
He has: “an easy going joyful manner, laced and juxtaposed with pathos and reality that only an experienced comedian and earthling can bring you” (Taking The Piste Tour)

Saturday 2nd December

2nd Decemberr Social Media Line up
MC Dave Williams

“An amenable and engaging performer.”  The Stage
Dave has been a full-time comedian since 1998 and is booked for both compering and sets by a wide range of bookers and venues including the Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Rawhide (Liverpool), Frog and Bucket (Manchester), Hyena (Newcastle).He has performed overseas in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Australia, including a week headlining the Sydney Comedy Store.
Rob Rouse
As seen on Ben Elton’s hit BBC2 Shakespeare sitcom ‘Upstart Crow’ Rob Rouse can be seen playing William Shakespeare’s manservant, Bottom, alongside David Mitchell, Harry Enfield, Mark Heap, Paula Wilcox, Gemma Whelan, Liza Tarbuck and Spencer Jones. The BBC2 show has catapulted the stand up comic back into the limelight.
Tom Little
Winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015, was a finalist in the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014. He performed as part of the Pleasance Comedy Reserve showcase at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe (‘Hilarious.’ *****, The Mirror) and then, at the 2016 Fringe, performed as part of the Big Value: Early Show showcase for Just The Tonic. These are impressive achievements so, you know, be impressed.
Nick Doody
Nick Doody is one of brightest talents on the comedy circuit. Sharp, topical and not afraid to say what he thinks, his brand of political comedy and satire has won fans all over the country.
Nick’s career as a stand-up comedian got off to a pretty good start, whilst still a student, Nick supported the late Bill Hicks on his final tour of the UK. Since then Nick has become a familiar face on the comedy circuit.

Saturday 6th January

MC Justin Moorhouse
Gary Little
Nina Gilligan
Roger Monkhouse

Saturday 3rd February

MC Justin Moorhouse
Julian Deane
Carl Hutchinson



A service charge will apply to all bookings made with debit/credit cards.

All acts subject to change.

Very strong language and adult themes.

Over 18’s.


Saturday 7th October
Doors: 7.00pmStart: 8.00pm
Saturday 11th November
Doors: 7.00pmStart: 8.00pm
Saturday 2nd December
Doors: 7.00pmStart: 8.00pm
Saturday 6th January
Doors: 7.00pmStart: 8.00pm
Saturday 3rd February
Doors: 7.00pmStart: 8.00pm
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Ticket Prices

  • Advance£10
  • Door (subject to availability)£12

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