29th May 2011 – Bank Holiday Special: Gavin Webster, Dan Nightingale & Phil Ellis

Bank Holiday Bonanza!

Gavin Webster’s style of comedy is loud, sharp and controversial – and audiences love him for it. A definite Geordie Motormouth, Gavin has superb stage presence. His material is bold and provocative yet delivered in a charming manner – which has brought him much praise and attention.

Gavin has appeared three times on ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ and alongside Ali G & Ricky Gervais on ‘The 11 O’Clock Show’. He currently performs at every major comedy venue throughout the UK  and prestigious comedy festivals around the world including Edinburgh, Melbourne & Shanghai.

Gavin Webster has established himself as one of the most exciting talents to emerge on the national comedy circuit in recent years.

Dan nightingale is simply  the best comedian you’ve never heard of. You haven’t seen him on Mock The Week, or Have I Got News. He is widely regarded as one of the best compares in the country – instinctively able to read a room a pitch his performance accordingly, brilliantly witty, quick-thinking and spontaneous. If you’ve seen him compare the House Of Fun you will already know his frisky and playful badinage goes beyond the call of duty to grease the wheels of comedy.

This week you get to see him open up for a full set, if you miss it – you will be missing a treat. His observational material, from the standpoint of a middle-class modern man grappling with ambiguities the average Nuts-reading lad doesn’t have, is solidly funny with an undeniable ring of truth. He exhibits a lot of playful charm in the telling of these yarns, and occasionally comes out with a perfect turn of phrase to draw out the laughs.

In a change to the line up the spirited Phil Ellis steps in to compare. He has more than enough likeable energy to overcome the technical failings of a bill with only one Geordie in it, as he flits around the audience with his frisky, easy banter spreading a feeling of good-humoured fun.