Comedy @ Darwen Library Theatre
Sat 4th Apr
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
MC Justin Moorhouse
Josh Pugh exploded onto the scene by winning a gong show in his first ever gig.
Since then Josh has continued to follow that explosion up with a series of sustained artillery attacks in the form of joke and jake after joke with a confident and clever writing style that takes you off on glorious tangents.
Michelle de Swarte
Michelle de Swarte is a comedian, TV presenter and actress. Her TV credits include presenting The Fashion Show on ITV2, BBC Three current affairs debate show Free Speech and appearances on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now! on ITV. She also hosted the celebrity gossip show Dirty Digest on E4, which she co-devised.
Hailing from Glasgow, Ray Bradshaw has quickly gained a reputation as one of the funniest and most dependable acts on the Scottish comedy scene. A double Scottish Comedian of The Year Finalist, Ray is “funnier than a falcon…” Frankie Boyle
MC Alun Cochrane
Award-winning stand up comedian Alun Cochrane has appeared on numerous TV shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News, Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. Alun is a master at observational comedy, an expert in storytelling and uniquely able to gather material from anywhere he wanders in mind or body.
Yorkshire funny man Tom Wrigglesworth became a national have-a-go-hero when he rescued a little old lady from the jaws of Virgin train bureaucracy, only to be arrested for begging. His subsequent sell-out show, ‘Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Return Letter to Richard Branson’, bagged him the Chortle award for Best Show 2010, and a nomination for the main Edinburgh Festival Comedy gong.
Julian has been wowing audiences across the country with his genius punchlines and perfected dead pan delivery. He first started performing in 2005 and his brilliant, original and hilarious routines have earnt him appreciation, recognition and praise from audiences as well as prominent industry figures.
MC Tez Ilyas
A mischievous and engaging comic, he tackles a variety of topics with an intelligent mind and a flair for deconstructing modern society while subverting audience’s expectations. His playful style and cheeky personality, along with a wry wit led him to win the coveted London Comedy Store’s King Gong on his first attempt, as well as reaching the finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards. Star of BBC Radio 4’s TEZ Talks, BBC Two’s ‘Live from the BBC’ and BBC Three’s ‘Man Like Mobeen’.
Star of Live at the Apollo, Impractical Jokers, Russell Howards Good News, Stand up Central, and as seen on The Dog Ate My Homework and Channel 4’s 5o Funniest.
Paul has recently appeared on major UK tours with two of Britain’s foremost stand ups, Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges – playing to more than half a million people in Arenas and theatres to great critical acclaim.
With musical skills that would easily fit into many rock bands, Duncan Oakley performs an infectious mix of musical comedy and stand up.
With an eye and ear for the silly, rude, playful and downright irritating occurrences of life, Duncan musters up songs that don’t just make you laugh, they bury into the recesses of your mind and find you humming a tune with a smile on your face 3 days later, confused and wondering where it’s come from.
The venue reserves the right to charge an administration fee for tickets purchased via the box office.
All acts subject to change.
Very strong language and adult themes.
- Advance from £12
- Door from (subject to availability) £14
- A transaction fee will be charged per booking.