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Derby Comedy Festival Funhouse Comedy Club: Phil Walker, David Trent, Sully O'Sullivan, Spiky Mike
Following the fire at the Assembly Rooms on Friday 14 March, this event will now take place in the Market Place Festival Tent - all existing tickets remain valid.
Please note Joe Lycett is no longer on the bill and the show starts at 7:30pm (because of the football!), not 8:00pm as advertised in the Comedy Festival guide.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
A comedian with a keen eye for spotting the stranger things in life, Phil is currently headlining at most of the UK's comedy clubs and was voted the North West Comedian of the Year at the comedy store.
"Crackling good" - Chortle
"Usain-quick wit" - Three Weeks ****.
Phil Walker tour dates
Former teacher and 'deadpan multimedia-ist'. He was nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2012 for his debut solo show Spontaneous Comedian. David offers up high energy commentary on celebrity culture and topical news stories using projection and an extremely effective frenetic style of video editing.
Alongside his flourishing stand-up career David has also starred in ‘Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment’ for BBC Three and has appeared on ‘Live At The Electric’ (BBC Three) and Channel 4’s ‘50 Funniest Moments’ of 2012, 2013 and 2014.
'A creator of bold, category-defying comedy' (The Stage)
'His performances are intense, fearless and original' (LondonIsFunny)
'One of the most talked-about people in comedy right now' (The Guardian)
'His meticulous deconstruction and righteous exasperation makes him a master of the genre...' (Chortle)
'Perfect comedy' (Three Weeks).
David Trent tour dates
He's been declared a highlight of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival by The NZ Herald, a highlight of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival by The Scotsman, won Canada's Master's of the Universe Improv Competition, and featured on Australian TV's The Comedy Channel.
'A vitriol which makes Richard Dawkins look like the Archbishop of Canterbury... engaging...' (The Scotsman)
'... a blast of hilarity' (Manchester Evening News)
'... quintessentially Kiwi comedy...' (The Press, NZ)
'... a wicked sense of humour, gets the audience involved from the kick off...' (BBC)
'... perfectly dropped punchlines... Easy control of an audience, who hang on his every word' (Chortle)
'Sully had the audience showing their appreciation with fits of laughter and applause' (http://www.channel 4.com).
Sully O'Sullivan tour dates
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.
Spiky Mike tour dates