This month's acts are;
One of comedy’s most lively, loveable and dynamic performers, Rob won Channel 4’s Prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition at the Edinburgh Festival in way back in 1998. He’s one of our best comic storytellers, has performed all over the world and works long form narratives into hard-hitting, uncompromising hilarious tales filled with warmth and a sense of compassion for our collective human frailties.
The Ex-Geography teacher has been described critically as “A born clown”, those who really know him may lovingly use the word ‘idiot’.
You may also recognise him from 8 out of 10 cats, Spoons, The Friday Night Project, Celebrity Juice, Dave’s One night stand, John Bishop’s Only Joking, Live at the Comedy store, maybe collecting one of his wife’s eBay purchases from your garage or perhaps seen him at one of his 8 Edinburgh fringe shows or 3 UK tours. So, come and see him do what he does best; honest, frank, seriously funny stand-up.
Born in Bonnyrigg, just outside Edinburgh, John Scott started stand-up in 1999 at the Stand comedy club in the city, after taking part in one of the venue’s comedy workshops. In 2010, he won £12,000 -– the biggest prize in comedy – in the Take The Mic competition for Scottish comedians, run by Caledonian Brewery and the Scottish Sun.
“Confidently told hilarious tales of class-based woe, nothing missed the mark in a superb set where every story was expertly crafted before being subverted with a killer punch line. After practicing comedy for five arduous years, expect to see his name somewhere big very soon.”
“John Scott is an excellent comic and this is without doubt the first step on the road to a long and successful career in comedy."
EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS.
“ Always plays a blinder. Never hits a dry patch. People were literally in tears of laughter.”
“Among the top 5 comics emerging from Scotland.”
“A genuinely gifted comedian.”
“Superb! The stand out stand up of the evening.”
“Possibly the funniest Scotsman alive.”
Pete made his stand up comedy debut in a heat of the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year competition in 2008 where he qualified for the quarter final (which was his second gig)!
Since then Pete has progressed through open mic nights and gong shows to become a regular and popular performer on the UK standup comedy circuit.
Having beaten the gong at the notorious King Gong nights at both the Manchester and London Comedy Stores Pete has subsequently made a number of appearances at both venues and a successful performance at The Stand Red Raw night in Edinburgh led to an immediate offer of a paid weekend at their Newcastle club. Pete has also made regular appearances at other weekend comedy clubs such as Jongleurs and The Glee Club as well as regular spots for numerous independent promoters including Funhouse Comedy, Buzz Comedy, Hilarious and Custard Comedy.
In February 2016 Pete performed his debut solo show 'Never Too Late' to a sell out audience at the Leicester Comedy Festival.
February 2017 saw Pete crowned as Silver Stand Up winner at the Leicester Comedy Festival at his first attempt.
"Material that was formidable enough to earn him not one, not two, not three, not four, but five applause breaks over fifteen minutes" Notts Comedy Review
COMPERE JOE BROMEHEAD
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Entry to the building at 7.00pm.
Management reserve the right of entry.
This show runs for approx. 120 minutes plus a 20 minute interval.
Latecomers will only be permitted at a suitable time during the show and in accordance with the visiting company’s latecomer policy. Please arrive in plenty of time to take your seats.
Concessions customers may be asked to prove their eligibility.
No recording or flash photography.
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