Comedy Cafe

1 May 2015

Kick-off your May Day Bank Holiday weekend with a laugh on Friday 1st May!!

Comedy Cafe – the first of a monthly gig to run at Grays Coffee Shop & Kitchen at LCB Depot!!

Tickets just £10 from GRAYS Coffee Shop & Kitchen – or why not take advantage of We Got Tickets and save yourself £0.10 and pre-book for £9.90.

Also, a BBQ will be available (weather permitting) 5-7pm


Headliner Gareth Richards on Omnichord, the superb Annette Fagon, Best Midlands New Act 2014 Josh Pugh, Irish wit Kevin Hayes (‘A fine comic. Intelligent and incisive yet still amenable’ THE GUARDIAN) and your compere Ben Ennis.

Headliner Gareth Richards!
In October 2004 Gareth Richards did his first ever gig aboard the Wibbly Wobbly boat, a notorious venue compered by alternative comedy veteran Malcolm Hardy. After his set Malcolm shook his hand and said, “Was that really your first gig?”

“Yes.” Said Gareth.

Malcolm said, “Yeah, I thought it was.”

In January 2005 Malcolm sadly drowned in the river which as far as Gareth knows had nothing to do with him.

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2010 GARETH RICHARDS is probably best known for his two years of co-hosting the Sony Gold Award winning Frank Skinner’s Absolute Radio Show. In 2011 he completed a Soho Theatre run of his Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominated show, ‘Stand Up Between Song’, and appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three).

In 2010, he was placed in the top 10 of Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe. In 2008 GARETH was nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award, and later won a place as part of the Comedy Reserve.

Previously he was a finalist in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2007 competition, and a runner-up in the finals of You Must Be Joking and the Amused Moose Laugh-Off.

What the press said about Gareth Richards:

“A delightful hour of comedy”

The Guardian

“Clever craftsman with a big future”

Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard

“An effortlessly assured act… exceptionally inspired and truly memorable.”

Steve Bennett, Chortle