Frazer Theatre Comedy Club - Mitch Benn, Scott Bennett, Phil Jerrod, Harriet Dyer
The latest in our hugely successful run of comedy nights brings probably our best line up yet, with international stars, acts tipped for the biggest success possible and a crowd favourite returning to take control of the action!
Joining us this month are:
Mitch Benn is not only one of the most sought-after acts on the comedy circuit but is widely acknowledged as one of the best writer/performers of comic songs in the country.
Mitch is a regular writer and performer on “The Now Show” for BBC Radio 4 and “It’s Been a Bad Week” for BBC Radio 2. Three series of his successful Radio 4 show, “Mitch Benn’s Crimes Against Music” have been broadcast so far. He also presented “The Mitch Benn Music Show” on BBC Radio 7. On TV, Mitch appears regularly on BBC1′s “The One Show” as the writer and arranger of “The Complaints Choir”.
“Sublime…He’s the real deal” The Guardian
“His vision is truly original” The Scotsman
After starting comedy in late 2009, Scott has rapidly established himself as one of the fastest rising stars on the UK circuit. With a warm and engaging delivery, he is a Yorkshire live wire with an undeniable no nonsense logic. In demand by many of the big clubs, Scott delivers wry observations on the absurdity of modern living.
In 2013 he was selected to perform in the prestigious Big Value showcase show for Just The Tonic at the Edinburgh fringe, the show has previously been a springboard to success for many household names including Jason Manford and Sarah Millican.
“Observational comedy with everyman appeal, stretches every premise to find the laughs; pleasingly executed tales” Steve Bennett, Chortle
“The highlight of the evening, naturally hilarious” Broadway Baby Edinburgh Fringe 2013
They will be supported by:
Phil Jerrod began his stand-up career underneath an Angus Steakhouse in 2012. Since then he has failed his PhD, walked out of his job in publishing and been entertaining audiences up and down the country with his elegant rants on the often unfathomable problems of modern life. His innovative stream-of-consciousness style, inspired by a harsh upbringing in the cruel and unforgiving conditions of middle-class rural Warwickshire, has seen him perform in clubs, arts centres and theatres all across the UK and helped build his reputation as having grown one of the largest beards in stand-up comedy.
He has recently been nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award 2014, and in 2013 was a semi-finalist in So You Think You’re Funny New Act of the Year Competition and a quarter finalist in the Amused Moose Laugh Off.
‘Casual brilliance… instinctive mastery of his form immediately marks him out as one to watch’ – The Guardian
‘The most original new comedian I’ve seen in ages’ – Adam Bloom
Returning by popular demand to MC the evening is:
Fresh and unique, it’s a pleasure to spend time in Harriet’s company as she weaves her surreal and hilarious tales. An imitable raconteur, it’s easy to see how this new act is making a big noise. Harriet already has heads turning with her baffling tales of a misspent youth, and bewildering personal tales that are so ridiculous, they must be true. Establishing her own style of material and delivery after such a short time, means Harriet’s stock can only continue to rise.
A unique comic voice, Dyer charms any room with matchless material, an offbeat stage presence and a truly whirlwind fizz of energy
“Dyer made the audience feel at home and managed to wow the crowd… Loveable and delightful.” Three Weeks
“A bundle of whimsical hilarity… Will have you in stitches.” - Broadway Baby