First night of 2018..!

With comic and writer, Nick Doody; James Alderson back as MC; local comic, Pete Beckley; astute observations from Alasdair Beckett-King; and Jamie Oliphant.

Doors Open 7:30pm

Show Starts 8:30pm





Nick Doody’s career as a stand-up comedian got off to a pretty good

start: while still a student, Nick supported Bill Hicks on his final tour

of the UK, at Bill’s request.


A finalist in Channel 4's 'So You Think You're Funny' new act competition, Nick has gone on to be a familiar face on the comedy circuit and has

written for shows including Channel 4’s 'FAQ U', '8 Out Of 10 Cats' and 'Friday Night Live', and BBC4’s 'Late Edition'. He’s appeared on various

radio and TV shows, and has penned jokes for Joan Rivers, Lenny Henry, Dame Edna Everage and an uncomfortable number of Mock The Week regulars. He was also the creator and head writer of Bigipedia, a critically acclaimed Radio 4 show that broadcast in 2009 and 2011.



James is an award-winning, record-breaking international comedian!

As well as supporting Jo Brand and Eddie Izzard, he was also nominated for the third year running as "Best Comedian" by The Guide Awards.


He was also part of the team of professional comedians that broke the world record for the longest stand-up show across a 4 day period, performing three times during the 83 hour show!


James has an effervescent and exuberant style, explaining why he’ll regularly be found MC’ing a night! He draws on his life experiences as a thirty-something man to feed his routines and you rarely know where James will go with his comedic tales and punchlines.






One of the freshest and boldest new acts on the UK comedy circuit,

Alasdair is described as a suave stand-up with some killer lines.


An award-winning and multiple award-losing stand-up comedian,

he won the New Act of the Year Show (formerly Hackney Empire) in 2014, and has performed comedy on BBC Radio and at the Glastonbury festival.


He knows quite a lot about 19th century magicians. Tourists often ask to have their photo taken with him, presumably impressed by this.



A multi award winning comedian with a quirky deadpan delivery and a sometimes surreal take on things, Pete was the Costa Light Comedy Challenge Winner in 2011 and Reading Comedy Festival New Act of The Year in 2012 and has gone on to win a handful of other comedy awards. He now performs all over the UK in venues big and small.


“Loaded’s favourite on the night was the clearly bonkers Pete Beckley” - Loaded Laftas 2011


“Like a bewhiskered English Emo Philips” - Chortle





Jamie has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting and

watchable new acts on the circuit.


Having won the Comedy Cafe New Act award twice, recorded for the

'BBC’s New Comedian' on BBC Radio 4 and featured on itv2 for TVOD

with Matt Edmondson - he’s taken his comedy to new audiences

across the world - gigging everywhere from London to New York,

opening Lee Festival and being invited to perform at

Brooklyn Comedy Festival in October 2017.





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