Comedy @ Darwen Library Theatre

Sat 1st Jun 2019 to
Sat 3rd Aug
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 1st June

MC Mick Ferry

Mick Ferry is renowned as a fine purveyor of lugubrious surrealism and has quickly established himself as one of the most sought after comics on the British and International comedy circuit. One of the finest comperes around, Mick Ferry performs regularly at The Comedy Store in London and Manchester as well as headlining at comedy venues nationwide.

Danny Ward

Observational comedian, writer and presenter Danny Ward’s humour is up-beat and well honed, and his manic style of delivery is both endearing and very funny.  With a high energy set and brilliantly well observed material covering everything from the randomness of the Lidl,  to how to get the ‘London Look’  the gags keep coming.   Danny has been booked throughout the UK by all the major comedy clubs and has also completed two tours performing to returning troops.

Tony Wright

Tony Wright is a Manchester based comedian who has literally burst on to the comedy scene. Since performing his first stand up set at aged 15 in his home county of Kent,  he has made a huge impression around the country. Tony is one of the most promising emerging talents on the circuit, with writing ability that is often compared to Jimmy Carr and  with a natural persona on stage, Tony has a a huge future ahead of him.

Sol Bernstein

Sol Bernstein is the comic creation of Steve Jameson, who himself is a top performer. Sol is very much in demanded heading all the major Comedy Clubs in the UK & Beyond. As the story goes, the legend that is Sol Bernstein escaped the Pogroms in Russia, the Nazis in Germany, and went on to become the World’s 1st all-round entertainer. Sol shares tales of the high life with the biggest names in showbiz, and his views on how the world has changed. He is just ordinary Jew with amazing wit, charm and death- defying chutzpah!

Saturday 6th July

MC Martin Mor

Martin comes from Northern Ireland, and after a successful career as a circus performer, he turned his attention on the unsuspecting comedy circuit. With over 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 in some of the most unique, and unusual locations.

Steve Shanyaski

Steve has rapidly established himself throughout the UK as a top choice for all of the major comedy venues & promoters, including the Comedy Store, CSE, Glee Club, and Jongleurs. His whirlwind performances and thrilling routines have constantly proven a hit with even the
quietest crowds… The key to his act being his energy and silliness. He has performed his comedy throughout the world: to an audience as diverse as bikers in a field, to royalty in a theatre, and never ceases to go down a storm.

Anth Young

Nick Doody

Nick Doody has been performing comedy since the 90s when, as a student, he got off to a pretty good start by supporting the legendary Bill Hicks, at Bill’s request. A little later, Nick was a finalist in Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition. Since then he has performed all over the world and he was the first British comedian to perform in Croatia. Nick has appeared on various radio and TV shows, and is also much in demand as a writer. He has penned jokes for Joan Rivers, Lenny Henry, Dame Edna Everage and an uncomfortable number of Mock The Week regulars. He was also the creator and head writer of Bigipedia, a critically acclaimed Radio 4 show that broadcast in 2009 and 2011.

Saturday 3rd August

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. He has performed as a regular TV warm up for the likes of Jonathan Ross, John Bishop and Celebrity Juice.

Roger Monkhouse

A consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. A highly original and quirky performer, Roger Monkhouse`s trademark stage-prowling style and curious, inimitable manner have established him as one of the hottest names on the comedy circuit. Supremely confident, with audience banter down to an art form, Roger is happy to improvise freely but has no shortage of first class material in his armoury. A master of observational comedy with a routine that is universally and unfailingly hysterical. A sought after compere and headliner across the UK and internationally.

Peter Flannagan

Peter Flannagan is an Irish comic and writer living in London. He hasperformed at clubs, festivals and competition finals all over Ireland, the UK and Australia, including the Vodafone Comedy Carnival and Vodafone Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe. He was a finalist for the Irish Comedian of the Year in 2017 and the Laughing Horse NATY in 2015.

Lost Voice Guy

Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless. He is the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid. He won Britain’s Got Talent in 2018 and he won the BBC New Comedy Award 2014. In 2013, he took his first ever solo show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has performed a show there every year since.



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.

Over 18’s.

** Please note the ticket price will increase from May 2019**


Saturday 1st June
Doors: 7.00pmStart: 8.00pm
Saturday 6th July
Doors: 7.00pmStart: 8.00pm
Saturday 3rd August
Doors: 7.00pmStart: 8.00pm
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Ticket Prices

  • Advance from £12
  • Door from (subject to availability) £14
  • A transaction fee will be charged per booking.

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