Starring: MC Barry Dodds, Paul McCaffrey, Freddy Quinne and Matt Bragg
Our MC tonight is loveable Geordie Barry Dodds who charms audiences with his unique brand of disarming wit and wry, down-to-earth observational humour.
Self-confessed comedy geek, Barry took to the comedy stage at the tender age of 21 and soon had audiences eating out of the palm of his hand using his own combination of irrepressibly cheeky, and surprisingly dark, material,
"Hugely enjoyable..a ton of great stories..one to watch.." The Guardian
You may have seen Paul McCaffrey on TV on Live at the Apollo (BBC2) Impractical Jokers (BBC3) Russell Howards Good News (BBC3) Stand up Central (Comedy Central) and as seen on The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC) and Channel 4’s 50 Funniest.
On the radio, Paul has co-hosted the Rock and Roll football on Absolute Radio and the Warm up on TalkSport as well as guesting on Rob Beckett’s show on Absolute and performing Stand up on Russell Kanes Whistlestop Tour on Radio 2. Paul is also the co-host of Radio Xs The Britpopcast, a brand new podcast all about 90s music with George Lewis.
Paul has appeared on major UK tours with two of Britain’s foremost stand ups, Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges – playing to more than half a million people in Arenas and theatres to great critical acclaim. He has also been the support act for Michael Mcintyre, John Bishop and Lee Mack.
Paul has performed seven critically-acclaimed Edinburgh shows, as well as major music festivals such as Reading, Leeds, V Festival, Bestival and Latitude.
"He has charm, charisma and success written all over him" Evening Standard
"Born to be a comic." The Scotsman
"McCaffrey simply has funny bones." The Shortlist
Award-winning comedian Freddy Quinne is a regular at many of the biggest and best comedy clubs in the country where he performs his shamelessly opinionated, no-holds-barred stand up. He is known for his frank approach and often brutal punchlines, covering everything from topical news to universal truths.
His Amazon Prime comedy special Quite The Catch has had over half a million views and he also has hours of online footage from shows across the world, with clips racking up millions of streams on Facebook and YouTube.
He has appeared at numerous festivals including Blissfields, Kendal Calling, Farmer Phil’s, G Fest, Preston’s Real Ale Festival and 2000 Trees.
He has hosted The Big Value Late Show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as the prestigious AAA Showcase. It was here that he recorded his first Spotify album Live From Edinburgh Twenty Fifteen which was the first UK comedy album to be composed solely of interactions with the crowd.
"Big, brash and very funny." Gigglebeats
"Uncompromising… a natural comic with near perfect timing." The Skinny
"Uniquely Northern observational humour." Lancashire Evening Post
Matt Bragg is a master of delivery, with timing that keeps you hanging on the edge and then the edge again. His dry humour and subtle anecdotes leaves the audience listening intently wanting more of the cool, calm and collected comedian.
The son of television warm up man Bobby Bragg, Matt has been performing stand up all over the country for the last 5 years. With a unique, low energy, deadpan style and meticulously crafted material he has been gaining acclaim from audiences, promoters and comedians alike.
He was runner up in the prestigious Leicester Mercury’s Comedian of the Year and a finalist in Manford’s New Act of The Year.
"Great stuff, excellent gags!" Harry Hill
"He’s very good. Nice style, great jokes." Justin Moorhouse
Line-ups subject to change. Not for the easily offended.