11th February 2011

Comedy Night VIII

This event is, like many of our past events, at the same venue and time, but on Saturday 2nd April. Tickets are available from Stef, Ruth and the Spar (Wickwar). Buy early to avoid disappointment. Our comedians’ profiles are below.


An engaging and relaxed comic with stories about parenthood, dating and his experience as a teacher, Toulson has a charmingly self-deprecating style and is a fine raconteur. “A gifted comic” (The Sunday Times). “An explosion of good-natured self-depreciation and exasperated observations” (Daily Telegraph).


To say Matt Welcome has a way with words is like saying that Pavrotti could sing a bit! He’s loquacious, gracious and absolutely tenacious in his precision use of the language to great comic effect. He is confident, fast-paced, clever and very very funny with a torrent of well crafted gags, expertly delivered with incredible timing. “Brutally cool humour” (What’s On Magazine). “Matt’s experience shines through his set like a floodlight, giving him a charismatic and confident air unmatched by almost any other stand-up working the circuit. Sharp sarcasm and acute observations shape the style of his set, but all manner of comedic verbal misdirection is present.” (Ira Rainey, BBC Bristol).


Deane has been wowing audiences across the country with genius punch lines and perfected dead pan delivery. His brilliant, utterly original and hilarious routines have earned him appreciation, recognition and praise, winning some of the most prestigious comedy competitions in the country, most recently voted the Laughing Horse 2010 New Act Of The Year. “An obvious self assurance and ruthlessly efficient delivery of well-polished punchlines… the man clearly has a career in comedy cut out for him.” (Steve Bennett – Chortle May 2010).


John represents the ‘new wave of storyteller’ (Evening Post) skilfully weaving narrative and punchy gags into his unique, self-effacing style. He’s the latest maverick to burst out of Bristol’s hotbed of talent and he has stories to tell, banter to have, and bombs to drop. “Fresh and Original” (BBC). “Funnier than all of them … his self-depreciation and Olympic ad-libbing would have you skipping happily down even the darkest alley” (Bristol Venue Magazine).