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Catch-22 Comedy Club
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Catch 22 with MC Jason Cook, Dave Longley, Charlie Hopkinson & Andrew Bird
Be ready for pretty much anything when our MC Jason Cook takes to the stage. Behind his cheerful Geordie exterior lurks a dark, sharp comedic mind capable of taking an unsuspecting audience to places they didn’t want to go. Jason has a way of presenting true-to-life stories that drag you in and won’t let go, close to the edge but always intriguing and blessed with the sort of charm that’ll have you laughing in spite of yourself.
“the best MC this side of anywhere…. Geordie genius” Tim Arthur, Time Out, London
Dave Longley is a difficult comedian to define; on the one hand, abrasive, crude and insulting and on the other, articulate, intelligent and disarmingly funny. Longley’s towering stage presence and intensity, combined with his cutting wit have made him one of the most popular and controversial comics around, whether it’s doling out thought-provoking insights or revelling in toilet humour, Longley is a gifted wordsmith with great audience interaction skills. He has a humble silliness which ingratiates him to audiences, he delivers deadpan accounts of his everyday life which are shockingly honest, well considered and divinely funny.
'A uniquely fascinating act… A must see' Chortle
Andrew Bird combines perfect timing with spot-on observations in an effortlessly engaging, funny as hell set. Andrew hails from Northamptonshire and moved to London to pursue a career in stand-up. He worked in a bar where he practised making the regulars laugh before his career in live comedy took off. Since then, Andrew has become a top headline act up and has supported the likes of Michael McIntyre and Rhod Gilbert on tour and been the warm-up artist for TV shows including Nevermind The Buzzcocks , Room 101 and Pointless . Andrew is also a writer in demand having written for series such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Mock The Week.
‘A great storyteller. Funny, likeable and effortless’ – Time Out
Charlie Hopkinson is an Impressionist comedian, Youtuber and Filmmaker. He specialises in impressions of Morgan Freeman, Peaky Blinders and Game of Thrones
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Be ready for pretty much anything when Jason Cook takes to the stage. Behind his cheerful Geordie exterior lurks a dark, sharp comedic mind capable of taking an unsuspecting audience to places they didn't want to go. Dwarves, newspaper vendors, the toilets at raves, true-to-life stories that drag you in and won't let go. Cook is close to the edge but always intriguing and blessed with the sort of charm that'll have you laughing in spite of yourself. 'A wonderfully life-affirming, beautifully crafted, total and utter joy. My jaw aches from laughing' (Time Out) 'Few people have his warmth and spontaneity; it's an act you'd gladly watch again and again' (The Skinny).
See Jason Cook tour dates
Watching The Young Ones with his brothers as an eight year old, at two in the morning on Comic Relief, he realised then that he wanted to be funny in some way. Relaxed and improvisatory, Andrew Bird is one of those rare comedians who makes friends with his audiences in an instant with his engaging mix of childhood stories and more recent anecdotes. He has supported Rhod Gilbert, Lee Hurst and Michael McIntyre as well as performing internationally. 'Superb... the exciting rising star' (Time Out) 'A natural comedian' (The Stage) 'Beautifully observed and insightful... not only an entertaining story but a very funny hour of fine stand-up' (Chortle) 'Effortlessly engaging and funny as hell' (Rhod Gilbert).
See 8 tour dates featuring Andrew Bird
'Acid tongued and as sharp as a barrel full of tacks' (The List) 'Silly, thought-provoking and filthy' (Metro).
See Dave Longley tour dates
ARC (Stockton Arts Centre)
- Dovecot Street
- TS18 1LL