Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Daliso is a versatile African comedian equally comfortable talking politics, romance, filth or religion. As such, he has performed in such diverse venues as churches, casinos, strip clubs and sports bars and was a finalist on Britain's Got Talent 2017. He has lived in countries where the press is not allowed to criticize the government, and in others with no libel laws where they can say anything. He has been both a journalist and a jaded newsreader. Daliso has appeared at many festivals that have included Melbourne, Edinburgh, Singapore and Cape Town Festivals. He is also a prolific fiction writer and has had his science fiction, murder mysteries and fantasy fiction published in numerous magazines and anthologies. He also co-wrote a play that aired on BBC Radio 4. 'Full of extravagant gestures and impassioned speeches. He inspires whoops and cheers from his watchers. Highly recommended' (BBC) 'A joy to listen to. Provocative, poignant and ultimately hilarious' (The Guardian) 'I laughed so much I thought I'd pass out!' (The List) 'It takes a special kind of act to work on both sides of the Atlantic (as well as across Africa), but it seems an easy transition as he compels the crowd with his racial and socially insightful comedy' (News and Star, Carlisle) 'Absolutely [took] the roof off the place. Brilliant, brilliant act' (The Frog and Bucket). Daliso Chaponda was #9 in Ents24's Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.
See 25 tour dates featuring Daliso Chaponda
Tom Houghton is one very funny quarter of The UK’s premier improved comedy troupe The Noise Next Door. They have taken the comedy world by storm and leave audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning-quick wit and totally original comedic talents. Appearances have followed on BBC One, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, they were nominated for a Chortle Award in 2014, and have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, and Harry Hill. Tom is now a hilarious stand up in his own right and combines a quick with with an easy charisma and talent for the funnies. “Comedy Gold” (The Guardian)
See 15 tour dates featuring Tom Houghton
Dudley's very own 'Sultan of Smut'. A consistently popular act from a larger than life and earthy performer. 'Sean's humour is not surreal, it's not wacky, it's just bl**dy funny. This is not smile humour, this is bust your gut rubber underpants stuff' (What's On) '... the big gold star of the show must be the long-haired man from Dudley. He came. He spoke. He had us curled up begging for more...' (Evening Mail) '... comedian and scriptwriter Sean Percival. His brand of comedy steers clear of the surreal and confronts realism in an explosively funny way. His down to earth act is bang up to date with its upfront attitude, no long stories, just gags galore' (Funhouse Comedy).
See 7 tour dates featuring Sean Percival
A friendly and energetic act, whose quality one-liner gags and upbeat persona liven up any night, Spiky Mike is founder of Funhouse Comedy and resident compere at all the clubs, as well as performing paid gigs at clubs around the country for respected promoters such as Agraman and Mirth Control.
See 23 tour dates featuring Spiky Mike
The Lyric Rooms
- Lower Church Street
- LE65 1AB