Our regular comedy club returns on 8 August, headlined by the unmissable John Ryan and one of Britain's finest deaf comics, Steve Day.
The clean and unoffensive monthly evening of comedy features some of the finest established comics alongside the some of the scenes most exciting emerging talent.
The night will be compered West Bromwich's Karen Bayley with support from Chris Hall.
Comedy at The Public is sponsored by Free Radio
Headline: John Ryan
Headline: Steve Day
Support: Chris Hall
Compere: Karen Bayley
Bar opens 7pm | Begins 8pm
The irresistibly amiable John Ryan uses his acerbic wit and seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of the world around him to keep any audience on their toes. His East End Irish upbringing gives him the rare ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds.
No stranger to either the strange or the norm, he will put an amusing spin on any subject matter going. John has a reputation for thinking on his feet and confidently and cleverly adapting his show to any audience. His high energy and warm personality has also helped rocket his health shows into the limelight with Beyond Prison winning Best Short Documentary at the Scottish Mental Health and Arts Film Festival 2011 plus ongoing projects with The London Science Museum, Unison and with Surrey and Plymouth NHS Primary Care Trusts.
Steve Day describes himself as Britains only deaf comedian, if there are any others he hasn't heard. Actually there are a couple of others who have started since he wrote that joke, but it's only a joke after all.
"Revelatory and very funny" - The Guardian
"Wonderful" - Bath Chronicle
"Warm, funny, frank and thought-provoking" - The Scotsman
The first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award, Karen was also a BBC New Comedy Awards Showcase final and Babycham Funny Women finalist, all when launching onto the UK comedy circuit in 2003. Brummie Karen has quickly picked up a whole host of rave reviews, comedy awards and references from her peers. Her material surprises with inspired and sparkling punchlines, with comic timing that is rarely less than brilliant. Already a rising star on TV and radio, she has appeared on The Last Word, Take The Mike, Sex on the Job, The Fred Macauley Show and a regular on Radio 5 Live.
“she blew my socks off” - BBC Tees
Bayley's material surprises with inspired and sparkling punchlines…with comic timing that is rarely less than brilliant. An assured performer who doesn't have much trouble getting audiences laughing." - Steve Bennett, Chortle UK
“She has me in stitches” - Alan Carr