Friday Night Comedy
Top stand up comedy this Friday with Nick Wilty, Erich McElroy and host Nico Yearwood
Tickets £8 in advance, or £10 on the door.
"Just three adjectives to describe Wilty - brilliant, brilliant and brilliant." - Chortle
"Unmissable" - Time Out.
Wilty has the sort of easy-going, blokey style that could convince a hundred bar-room loudmouths that they could oh-so easily become stand-ups. They'd be wrong.
For while Wilty makes it all seem so effortless, just like that witty mate shooting the breeze in the pub, he's a remarkably skillful comic, pinpointing the humour in any anecdote and delivering it with brilliant accuracy.
And he has plenty of tales to tell, too. As the most widely travelled act on the circuit, he has a lifetime of experiences from across the globe that he can relate to grateful audiences. These are not involved stories, merely pegs on which to hang his one-liners, some of which are reasonably straightforward, but other of which conceal a delicious twist.
On stage he might seem reassuringly old school - cocky and self-deprecating in equal measures, while never missing the opportunity for a quick one-liner or sly insult - but it proves devastatingly effective, and more than a bit deceptive.
For this Jack-the-lad exterior hides a sharp, imaginative comic mind, capable of producing the sort of subtle, postmodernist comment you might more likely expect from a well-spoken Oxbridge type. t's a talent that allows him to straddle highbrow and lowbrow audience with equal aplomb.
In short, this accomplished comic, with a sizeable, ever-changing repertoire, is virtually guaranteed to please.
After moving to the UK in 2000, Erich McElroy started doing stand-up here in 2001. In 2007 Erich joined local ranks and became a British citizen. Originally from Seattle, where he earned a degree in acting and performed in sketch comedy, Erich has been gigging regularly on the London and UK circuit.
In 2006 he was part of the two-man show Brokeback Britain which received a Total Fringe Sellout Award and he returned to Edinburgh in 2010 and headlined the successful AAA Stand-up
On the circuit Erich is highly regarded for his humorous, and insightful, take on living in the UK. Erich has a natural ease with all audiences. He is resident MC of Crack Comedy Club in Kingston.
Nico is originally from the Caribbean island of Barbados; renowned for its rum, beautiful beaches and the chick who sang that “Umbrella ella ella” song.
He delivers his material in natural conversational style infused with the melodic Bajan accent. Despite his laid back demeanour, the laughs come at a relentless pace making him a definite crowd pleaser.
“Instinctive likeability and an appealing spark in his natural performance, compering work shouldn’t prove in short supply.” Steve Bennett, Chortle
“Charismatic and very funny. Nico is definitely one to watch for the future” David Geli, Up the Creek Management
“Nico’s relaxed style and fluent delivery means he gets away with lines others could only dream of. Very funny” Matt Hambly, FHM
“One of the most natural comedians around at the moment, strong material and very likeable.” Adam Bloom, Comedian
“Nico is a rudderless ship, I pray that one day the Lord will guide him to safety” His Mum