Stand Up for Women
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Celebrating International Women’s Day, Stand Up for Women features Barbara Nice, the alter ego of Holy Mary from Peter Kay's ‘Phoenix Nights'. According to The Times, Barbara Nice is a hybrid between Victoria Wood and Mrs Merton.
Performing alongside Barbara is Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Mercedes Benson ('great characterisation and some killer lines' – Psychologies Magazine) and Kate McCabe (‘Just a goddamn delight’ – Manchester Wire). Hosting the evening will be MY Comedy’s resident MC, Maureen Younger (‘one of the best MCs in the country’ – Jo Enright).
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
'Barbara Nice - ordinary housewife extraodinaire - has given up the domestic bliss of Tupperware and Poundstretcher shops for the unpredictability of the comedy circuit (her husband thinks she's at the bingo). No audience is too rowdy for her to handle - she's already raised five teenagers. She believes in bargains, Take a Break magazine, getting the most from life. Oh and Stage-diving! This well observed comedy character is so likeable that she draws even the most cynical of audiences and takes them along for a ride. 'A hybrid between Victoria Wood and Mrs Merton' - The Times.
See 10 tour dates featuring Barbara Nice
Mercedes Benson is the chav alter-ego of comedian Gemma Layton. Gemma was born and raised in the Black Country but defected to London where she now lives. She has been an actress and comedian for more years than she admits to and is a Laughing Horse and Funny Woman semi-finalist.
See Mercedes Benson tour dates
An American comic now in Manchester, Kate McCabe has been warmly received by audiences all over the UK. A likeable blend of the observational and the ridiculous, Kate also works with ComedySportz improv troupe. "Delivers strong material with aplomb" - Three Weeks. "More Tina Fey than Katy Brand" - Student Direct. "Mccabe stormed the venue...a thorough delight to watch" - Arts in Leicester.
See 2 tour dates featuring Kate McCabe
Maureen is frank, fast, feisty, sharp and engaging – honest humour with attitude! She works as a stand up comedian and compere all around the UK and abroad and even gigs in German! As an experienced compere, Maureen is known for her quick wit and sharp audience interaction. In the UK she is one of the few comedians who works regularly on the mainstream and urban comedy circuits. Her gigs have ranged from being the support act for the entire West End run of The Naked Magicians at the Trafalgar Studios as well as one of the warm up acts for Puppetry of the Penis to performing at the Barbican alongside Arthur Smith; supporting Shazia Mirza on tour; to being one of the acts at the Jamaica vs The World gigs at the Shepherds Bush Empire. Maureen is also the resident MC of MY Comedy in London and Birmingham, and has worked as a contributor on BBC Radio and Sky News. 'Maureen Younger is more than compere, more than host, with a natural gift of the gab she's quick off the mark and doesn't miss a trick!' (www.gingerbeer.co.uk) 'If you have been lucky enough to see her perform you will be fully aware of just how funny and infectious this woman is.' (Time Out) “one of the best MCs in the country” (Jo Enright) '... whose punch lines also hit the mark in German' (Cologne Rundschau) 'Engaging and funny' (Three Weeks).
See 13 tour dates featuring Maureen Younger
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