Friday Night Comedy with Steve N Allen
Headliners STEVE N ALLEN, LUKE BENSON & ROBYN PERKINS (MC) plus funny guests!
£8 in advance, £10 on the door
***If you are booking for your birthday the birthday person will receive free entry and a welcome cocktail if they produce photo ID on arrival. The birthday must fall within 7 days of the night you wish to attend. Please state in your bookings notes if it is a birthday group and tell us the name of the person celebrating. Do not purchase a ticket in advance for the birthday person, only purchase tickets for the rest of the group. Mistakes will not be refunded.
Steve N Allen
As seen on BB2's The Mash Report. Steve is an experienced comedian at home in any slot on the bill, with a warm and upbeat act that soon connects with any audience. His material ranges from an observational look at life to up to date topical comedy or shows solely based on the interaction with the crowd. As a stand-up Steve has performed all across the UK in clubs including The Comedy Store, Comedy Cafe and Up The Creek, as well as performing at comedy festivals in Edinburgh, Brighton and Leicester with versions of his solo topical comedy show that dissects the news and how we use it. Steve can also often be heard as a news commentator and satirist TV and radio, including LBC and BBC London and has hosted his own shows for the BBC..
"Allen hits the mark, with an effusive mix of biting satire and gleeful mud-slinging that recalls Russell Howard by way of Ian Hislop. More than worth a look." Three Weeks
"What was evident here, is the performer is quality, his mockery, and the excellent use of accents combined with clever voice-over interaction; is a performer with masses of talent." - Fringe Review
"His improvisation was impressive, topical jokes quick and practised on his tongue to mix up with his banter with the audience. This is a tight, upbeat show that I would recommend going to see." - Broadway Baby
"Very funny... cutting wit" - Time Out
Geordie Giant Luke Benson is an award-winning comedian/writer/voice-over artist with 8 years in stand up. Working mainly in the UK, he's also performed in Scandinavia, the Middle-East, the Balkans & Spain.
He’s written & performed 3 solo-shows at various festivals, garnering 4 & 5 star reviews and sell outs.
His TV/Radio credits include performances on Channel 4, 5, BBC Radio 1, 5live, 6music & Capital Radio. He’s written for Sky, Virgin & the BBC. Aside from live work he hosted a show on Shoreditch Radio for 2 years, broadcasting as live and pre-record. Recently he created and helmed the NUFC podcast – “Newcastle Natter”.
“Impressive verbal dexterity that was thoughtful, clever and very funny. He did it again later, and then again…Luke Benson is a genuinely funny guy and deserves more than his fair share of the Edinburgh audience.” – Gigglebeats
“A quirky observational set that earns him lots of applause…He looks the part, he’s got the talent, and it’s easy to imagine him on the telly..” Sunday Times
“A confident and experienced comic, quick as a whippet with razor-sharp intelligence, delivering punch lines with fantastic physicality.” – Broadway Baby
Robyn Perkins as MC
Having started in 2011, this American comedienne brings her 'engaging persona' (Steve Bennett, Chortle) around the UK and US. She MCs frequently, including weekly pro night (Laugh Train Home), and other clubs regularly. She also opens and middles for many clubs around the country. In 2015, she will be a part of AAA at The Pleasance in Edinburgh. She was also in the finals of English Comedian of the Year (along with several other competitions).