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Fans of live stand up comedy in Darwen are in for a treat when Darwen Comedy Club start delivering the cream of the UK and international comedy circuit to their doorstep!
Please visit darwenlibrarytheatre.com/whats-on/comedy-darwen-library-theatre/ for more information.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Markus is an original and highly talented stand up. He has been described by the BBC as “the all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical, silly. A master of timing and physical comedy." His relationship with the Beeb goes back to his performance at the Edinburgh Festival in 2001 as part of Screaming Blue Murder's Big Value Show and as a finalist in the televised BBC New Comedy Awards 2001. He was nominated for the NZ Comedy Guild Award as Best International Artist 2014. 'The crowd fell for his dry, witty, confused little boy mutt-schtick in a big way' (The Observer) 'Delightfully comic. Controversial, personal and wickedly punchy' (The List) 'Birdman cuts a dashing figure, elegant, smart, theatrical. A hugely entertaining hour of thoughtful, heartfelt, mature comedy, performed with great energy and dynamism... Engagingly mixes the silly and the downright wrong' (Chortle) '... already on his way up...' (Time Out) 'Second to none' (Adelaide Advertiser) 'Infectious, likeable and popular... A consummate comic... energetic, engaging, thought-provoking and funny' (The Stage).
See 2 tour dates featuring Markus Birdman
Uniquely stubborn, outright impractical and undeniably hilarious. Geordie comic Carl Hutchinson has been crowned the Magners Pub Comedian of the Year and the winner of the Beat the Frog World Series competition. He also reached the final of So You Think You’re Funny? and been nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award. 'Effortlessly hilarious. He captivates the audience with his perfectly timed suspenseful silences and plain-talking sense-making' (Three Weeks) '... firm highlight' (The Scotsman). Carl Hutchinson featured in Ents24's 20 Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.
See 30 tour dates featuring Carl Hutchinson
Laughter Lounge Award winner Harriet is described by The Guardian as 'definitely one to watch'. 'She’s got funny bones' (Kevin Bridges) 'Exploring the thin line between eccentric and the mental’ is perfect comedy ground for Harriet Dyer, who seems to have lived her entire life on that interface. Her instinctively funny stand-up is packed full of weird and wonderful incidents from her strange life so far – yet however outlandish the tales, they all have an absolute ring of truth' (Steve Bennett, Chortle at the Leicester Comedy Festival) 'A bundle of whimsical hilarity… a breath of fresh air... will have you in stitches' (Broadway Baby) 'Dyer made the audience feel at home and managed to wow the crowd… Loveable and delightful' (Three Weeks).
See Harriet Dyer tour dates
Justin hosts his own show Tea Time With Justin Moorhouse daily on Manchester's Sony Award winning radio station Key 103. TV credits include playing Young Kenny in the award-winning Phoenix Nights (C4), Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), The Charlotte Church Show (C4), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), The Grumpy Guides (BBCTwo2) and Shameless (E4). Justin also appeared in the 2009 Ken Loach feature film Looking For Eric. Writing credits include The 11 O’Clock Show (C4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (C4) and critically acclaimed comedy drama An Insurance Inspector Calls (BBC Radio 4). 'Moorhouse charms the pants off the crowd' (Sunday Times) 'A comedic tour de force. Excruciatingly funny... brought a tear to a critical eye' (The Herald) 'Quirky and imaginative stories... A brilliant entertainer' (The Stage) 'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out-of-this-world' (The List). Justin Moorhouse was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2017.
See 8 tour dates featuring Justin Moorhouse
Darwen Library Theatre
- Knott Street
- BB3 3BU
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