Come and join us for a night of side splitting comedy with four top acts.
Expect Sean Percival delivering a brand of comedy that steers clear of the surreal and confronts realism in an explosively funny way, high paced banter from Ben Schofield,and self confessed nerd, Paul Kerensa, whose mastery of comedy is first rate. The evening of fun and entertainment will be compered by Tony Vino.
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Food Offers:A buffet will be available prior to each performance for an additional £5. To download a menu see below. Food bookings must be made in advance.
Black Country comic Sean Percival is an ex-welder from Dudley (“It’s a lovely place to come from but horrible to go back to”) whose act is steeped in the traditions of the working mens clubs circuit, but bang up to date with its upfront attitude. Sean’s brand of comedy steers clear of the surreal and confronts realism in an explosively funny way.
A festival favourite, he has performed at the Edinburgh, Glastonbury and Reading Festivals, and as a well established headliner he performs at all major comedy clubs around the UK as well as being a regular host for the Jongleurs comedy clubs.
In demand as a script writer, Sean works regularly with likes of Johnny Vaughan for Capital Radio. He spent two years writing and performing on Capital fm's drive time radio show in Birmingham and for Heart fm in Birmingham, and provided the voice for "Black Country Bob" on both those shows fronted by Talk Radio's host and impressionist Ian Danter.
"Sean's comedy is the comedy of honesty. His act is the working man's revenge on the safe, middle-class, politically correct humour that has dominated comedy. Sean's humour is not surreal, it's not wacky, it's just bloody funny. This is not smile humour, this is bust your gut rubber underpants stuff"- Joan Serone Bungalow, What's On
"…the big gold star of the show must be the long-haired man from Dudley. He came. He spoke. He had us curled up begging for more…Sean Percival was the best heckler worrier I've seen for years…"- Evening Mail TV
“Absolutely brilliant – can we book him for our Christmas show please”- Red Card Comedy, Norwich
Ben Schofield first performed as a comedian in 2001. Hailing from Bradford, he was, from an early age, to foster a keen sense of humour as a simple defence mechanism. His predilection for mirth-making thrives to this day, which, considering he still lives in Bradford, is just as well.
Ever since his first tentative steps into comedy before a home crowd in Bradford he has performed to audience and critical acclaim in venues across the north of England. A dyed-in-the-wool rocker, he has imbued his performances with his rock and roll spirit, producing a dynamic, colourful (and really quite loud) act that is guaranteed to entertain.
In 2002 he reached the televised semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards, only for his progress to be hampered by the London audience inexplicably taking objection to having a hairy Northerner shouting at them. Undeterred, he continued to preach his gospel to all who would listen, building a deserved reputation as an exciting and engaging comic performer, whilst vowing never to enter a competition again.
Such was the piety with which he upheld this vow that in 2004 he reached the regional finals of the J2O/Jongleurs competition.A scatologically cerebral comic thinker with a keen eye for the absurd, he boastfully maintains the unique record of being the only comedian in the world (to his knowledge) to have written a joke about galvanising dustbins. This surely stands as a testament to his ability to mine comedy gold from even the most unlikely of seams.
“He is going to be big…he had the audience laughing out loud from the start. Very impressed”.- cheekycomedy.co.uk
“Ben's loud and remarkably confident personality was a sure winner with the crowd… had the masses rolling out of their seats… a set of brilliant stand up comedy”- bbc.co.uk
‘Impressive…quality material delivered in an animated fashion…took the atmosphere in the place up a gear with a well-paced high energy set with some great punch lines…best act of the night…Ben Schofield rocks!’- xsmalarkey.com
Tony Vino (MC)
Preston’s very own funnyman. Tony Vino has been touring the comedy scene since early 2005. Well aware of social and political issues he mixes friendly well thought out observational humour with audience interaction and quick witted responses. A finalist in 2006 Funny Bones competition, Tony has enjoyed recognition as a comedian and comedy compere of renown. His life and interests are wide ranging and so is the subject matter he weaves together on stage.
“A Great Show...the assured Tony Vino...copes with a mixed audience really well”- Kate Copstic, The Scotsman
“Uplifting style, great delivery and consistently funny throughout”- Sam Walker, BBC Manchester
“Tony is very funny, a class act and always comes up with the goods”- Darren Goddard, Greenbelt Festival Events
“Funny, straight-talking. Not afraid to dabble with religious issues, silly not sacrilegious, had to smile.”- Tim Park, BBC Website
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