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The FD Bar will once again play host to Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club in association with first direct bringing the best live stand up to Leeds. Each show includes comedians from such shows as BBC2's Mock The Week, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, and Paramount's Live at The Comedy Store etc.
Previously the Comedy Club has staged the likes of Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican before they hit the big time, so come and see more brilliant comedians!
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
With a likeable manner on stage belying some of the stronger content, Nelson often has audiences laughing at things they know they really shouldn’t be laughing at. An MA degree in Politics from Glasgow University supports his brilliantly topical writing and, although his stand-up is certainly not for the easily offended, the material is intelligent, well conceived and beautifully crafted, all supported by a very confident delivery. He is therefore a very sought-after comedian and writer, with both the skill and intellect to be able to adapt his material to suit and entertain any club, theatre or corporate audiences. Prepare to be shocked. 'A star in the making' (The List) 'An unquestionably talented writer and performer... great jokes, and lots of them' (The Daily Telegraph) 'A remarkably accomplished stage presence... blistering material which pushes dangerously near the boundaries of good taste' (The Sunday Times).
See Mark Nelson tour dates
Red Richardson is one of the most exciting new stand-up comedians on the UK circuit, after appearing in the final of the prestigious ‘So You Think You Are Funny?’ competition he has gone on to become a regular fixture in Britains top comedy clubs. As an actor he has appeared in “The Comic Strip Presents….RED TOP” on UK Gold and is a regular joke writer for ‘8 out of Ten Cats’, ‘8 out of Ten Cats does Countdown’ and ‘Live at The Comedy Store’ on Comedy Central. In 2018 Red spent two invaluable months working with British comedy legend, John Cleese and supported Bobby Mair on 25 dates of his UK tour. “Red will find his audience and in turn they will become slavishly devoted” **** – Chortle “Red Richardson is delightfully sardonic” **** Ed Fest Mag
See Red Richardson tour dates
Newcastle's best export since Brown Ale. Gavin Webster's style of comedy is loud, sharp and controversial - and audiences love him for it. A definite Geordie, Gavin has superb stage presence. His material is bold and provocative yet delivered in a charming manner - which has brought him much praise and attention. 'Funny, clever and as brilliantly observed as you'll find' (The Scotsman) 'Palpably funny' (The Herald) 'His daftness is little short of surreal genius' (The Stage).
See 2 tour dates featuring Gavin Webster
Comedy genius is an over used term and Damion Larkin is not a comedy genius. However, he really is very good indeed. This former stockbroker quit his lucrative profession in August 2004 to live the dream and has never looked back. He went full time in 2005 and is now destitute, relying on state handouts and begging. There are no genuine comparisons to this man. He is a versatile and creative comedian who always leaves audiences wanting more. 'Industrious in rotating his material... which is warmly and intelligently told' (Chortle) 'One of the country's top new comedians' (BBC).
See Damion Larkin tour dates
first direct arena
- Claypit Lane
- City Centre
- LS2 8BU
- Disabled access:
- Silver Status