Darwen Comedy Club

March

Sat 5 Mar 2022 / 8:00pm Darwen Library Theatre
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Matt Richardson
Matt is a multi-award winning stand-up comedian and one of the most exciting names on the circuit currently rising through the ranks. Having started stand-up in 2009 at 18 years old, Matt became one of the youngest comedians on the circuit and soon made it through to the finals of two national stand-up competitions – the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny and the Chortle Student Comedy Award – as well as coming runner up in the Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year and winning the Newbury and Bath Comedy Festival new act competitions ‘ – all while still in his teens. He quickly established himself in all of the major comedy club chains in the UK and has gigged overseas on countless occasions.

Chris Washington
Rising star Chris Washington is taking the comedy industry and audiences alike by storm. With bags of Northern charm, he had a hugely successful debut run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, during which he received a sparkling nomination for the coveted Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer with his solo stand-up hour Dream Big (Within Reason). His most recent Edinburgh show Chris Washington:Raconteur 2019 was received to great critical acclaim and rave reviews. With a cheeky Northern charm and hilarious tales it’s clear to see why Chris is flying up the comedy ladder.

Hayley Ellis
Manchester comedian and former regular contributor to XFM’s breakfast show, Hayley Ellis has gone from strength to strength since she began performing. A regular MC at gigs around the country, Hayley’s natural warmth and charm make her impossible to dislike*, something which has become evident in her success in new act competitions throughout the UK. Hayley has also become a regular sight gag contributor for the Russell Howard’s Good News television programme. (Avalon Television) and has appeared on MTV’s Why aye love Geordie Shore and Comedy Set Lists for Virgin television. She can also sometimes be heard on your wireless. (Absolute Radio) and her sketches and jokes have appeared on Newsjack (Radio 4).

*based on a survey of 8 people.

** LINE UP IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE **