Jan Jack's Laughter-House Comedy Club

Apollo Hotel, Basingstoke

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We often sell out so we advise you to pre-book online now.

Seating is on a first come first served basis. Happy Hour from 6:00pm, doors open at 7:30pm – show starts at 8:00pm. Large groups may not be able to sit together.

Our Story:
“In 2006, when most women her age were knitting teapots, secretary Jan Jack did her first stand up comedy gig.

A year later, after performing at many dodgy London gigs, she nipped into the Red Lion Hotel and gave birth to Laughter-House Comedy Club. Ten years on her club is buzzing, and much loved by comedians & audience alike and has hosted stars such as Milton Jones, John Moloney and Zoe Lyons.

Have you discovered Basingstoke’s best kept secret?”

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.


Scott Capurro

Scott Capurro appearing at this event

This San Franciscan comedian has become a favourite on the UK circuit in the last few years, a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe and has appeared in several films such as 'Mrs Doubtfire'. He delivers brutally honest, funny descriptions of life as a gay man in an all American family. Not for the delicate! '... enthralling... electric... deliciously catty' (The Guardian).

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Abi Roberts

Abi Roberts appearing at this event

Abi Roberts and her big hair exploded onto the stand-up comedy scene in 2012. She was a Finalist and Runner-Up in the London Comedy Store's Costa Light Comedy Competition in 2012, a Finalist and Runner-Up In the 2012 Harrogate Theatre's Comedian of the Year and took the Audience Award at the same festival. She is a regular weekend act at comedy clubs such as The Glee Clubs, Bearcat Comedy and Backyard Comedy Club, as well as the major independent clubs, such as Bracknell Comedy Cellar, Banana Cabaret, Gag House Comedy and The Kings Head. Abi gigs all over the UK. She also regularly appears as a Guest Comedian on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Midweek, Weekend and Outlook, as well as on comedy radio stations Talk Radio, FuBar Radio, Moscow Comedy FM (Russia) and Wildfire Radio (US) and she has just filmed her first sitcom pilot for Sky One playing a Russian woman Irina in Cameron Gordon’s Bucketless, as well as a major roles in Square Cat Films Comedy Shorts, One Under and The Honeymoon. She recently became the first UK comic to perform in Russia, in Russian, completing three nights of shows to packed-out houses at Moscow Comedy Club.

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Ross Smith

Ross Smith a regular face (and voice) at some of the capitals biggest comedy clubs including Top Secret Comedy, Backyard Comedy, and Angel Comedy. A resident host of Comedy Virgins at the Cavendish Arms.

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Jan Jack

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Andrew Ryan

Andrew Ryan appearing at this event

Andrew’s quintessentially Irish storytelling abilities and cheeky, friendly demeanor make him a natural observational stand up. A regular at the Edinburgh Festival and one of the most in demand acts on the UK & Irish comedy scene. The Cork native immediately gets audiences on-side with a likable, bewildered style described as 'impossible not to warm to' (Chortle). 'Utterly brilliant... going to be a huge star' (Time Out) 'Made his set look easy, left us wanting more' (The Stage) 'Hilarious and accessible with some really powerful thinking underneath' (The Skinny) 'Funnier than Ardal O' Hanlon with an abundance of charm and great stage presence' (City Life).

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Apollo Hotel

  • Aldermaston Roundabout
  • Basingstoke
  • RG24 9NU