Friday Night Comedy with Kate Lucas
Come to Hideaway for your weekly dose of superb comedy line-ups (as seen on telly programmes such as Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Live At The Apollo!).
Headliners: Kate Lucas, Erich McElroy and Meryl O'Rourke (MC) plus funny guests!*
It's cabaret seating at Hideaway, which means you'll watch the show from your table and food and drink is served throughout the evening.
£12 IN ADVANCE OR £14 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.
Award winning musical comedian Kate Lucas is known for her razor sharp and deliciously dark songs. She combines catchy melodies with original lyrics to showcase her playfully bitter musings on life. Audiences have come to expect examples of what not to say and how not to behave from this gloriously talented young comic.
‘A true musical genius’
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
In 2014 she took home the title for the prestigious Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year and her performances since have been met with huge critical acclaim.
‘Wickedly naughty and deliciously dark’
Lucas since gone on to build a seriously impressive reputation on the circuit, storming it every weekend to packed out crowds at the country’s most famous comedy venues including The Glee Clubs, The Comedy Café and Up the Creek.
‘Belly laughs and wide-eyed did-she-really-say-that horror’
In 2016 her debut show Whatever Happened to Kate Lucas? was met with huge critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
With this kind of phenomenal track record, this very special rising star is most definitely one to watch.
Erich is a stand-up comedian and writer. Originally from Seattle, he moved to the UK in 2000 and in 2007 collected his British passport.
Erich returns to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 for his fifth solo show - Erich McElroy Tops Trump - Get full details here
His 2016 show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, (US) Electile Dysfunction, received numerous four and five star reviews and was a hit with audiences.
In addition to playing playing UK venues up and down the country, Erich has appeared on BBC Breakfast, Newsnight, Sky News and Five News. He has been heard talking comedy and politics on BBC 5 Live, BBC Surrey, BBC Berkshire and regularly on TalkRadio. He has also written for the Independent, Huffington Post, The Herald in Scotland and even Saga.
"This is political stand-up at its best." BroadwayBaby
"Well worth it, even if you’re not in the least bit political." Edinburgh Evening News
"Brilliant observation" Chortle
“A box worth ticking” Metro
“Smart, sharp, endearing comic" The List
Meryl O'Rourke as MC
Acclaimed stand-up comic and accomplished TV writer Meryl O'Rourke, revels in her bitterness. A potty mouthed potty trainer, she has delighted comedy audiences, written some of the best gags on telly and even hosted pop concerts (the last one to 12,000 people!)
She supported Frankie Boyle for part of his last tour, at his request. She also supported him at the Hammersmith Apollo. In his book 'Work! Consume! Die!' he calls Meryl "Inspiringly funny".
Meryl's cheeky routines of dysfunctionality get her choice gigs with major promoters. These include Up the Creek, Screaming Blue Murder, Off the Kerb, Banana, Comedy Company and The Funny Side; amongst many others. She performs 20-60 min sets, MCs and is also a popular choice for private parties and corporate events.
She runs her own club in Tooting where she is regular MC.
Her solo stand-up show Bad Mother… was a hit at Edinburgh and Brighton festivals. Directed by Foster's Comedy Award nominee Thom Tuck, it received 5-star reviews and was The Times’ Critic’s Choice.
“★★★★★ Truly astonishing show…a must see” The New Current
“★★★★ Her devastatingly direct show stands out for it’s bold, boundary-breaking nature…the shocking casualness of her delivery is spot on.” Jewish Chronicle
“★★★★ Very funny. Tightly written, deftly performed, intimate storytelling and packed with punchlines” TheLatest
“★★★★ Meryl has a natural wit that few possess” ScotsGay
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ACTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR LAST MINUTE COMEDIAN CHANGES. THIS RARELY HAPPENS BUT IF A COMEDIAN CAN NO LONGER MAKE IT DUE TO REASONS OUTSIDE OF THE PROMOTER'S CONTROL, THEY WILL BE REPLACED BY A COMEDIAN OF EQUAL MEASURE.
A Hideaway Joint Promotion in Association with Crack Comedy.