Gatley will be treated to a night of hilarious laughter on Friday 29th June when we host an evening of all that’s funniest in live, stand up comedy in the Gatley Festival marquee. If last year’s show is anything to go by tickets are sure to be in high demand so don’t hang about!
Although best known to Channel 5 viewers for presenting Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, Stephen Bailey is fast making a name for himself as a stand up comic. This proudly working-class, ginger, gay, northerner employs a warm, chatty style that cloaks a sharp, barbed wit but pulled off with an amiable charm so genuine that no one feels they are the butt of the joke. Since supporting Canada’s Katherine Ryan on her national tour in 2016 he has since gone on to tour in his won right and sold out The Lowry in Salford earlier this year!
★★★★ – Sunday Express ★★★★ – The Herald ★★★★ – ScotsGay
“A great addition to the comedy scene.’ Sunday Express ‘Fantastic natural wit and charisma’ Edinburgh Festivals
Dave Johns found international fame when he played the leading role in Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake. He is now fully established as a film star (or ‘fillum star’ as the Newcastle native calls it) and 2018 sees appearances in both Walk Like A Panther and Trautmann. Dave was an inventive, exciting and extremely funny comedian long before the silver screen and red carpets came calling and has won applause from his audiences, respect from his fellow comics and rave reviews from the critics.
” He shifts from the sublime, to genius, to uproar in the blink of an eye” The Guardian
Lost Voice Guy AKA Lee Ridley speaks via his iPad due to cerebral palsy. After watching Ross Noble perform a lengthy set about Stephen Hawking, Ridley threw down a challenge that he could do the better impression. Noble found this so funny he incorporated it into his act and this spurred Lee on to get on stage himself. The results have been overwhelming with several TV appearances, guest writing on Ricky Gervais’ show ‘Derek’ and winning the BBC New Comedy Award. 2018 saw him wow the judges on Britain’s Got Talent.
Whether he is engaged in super quick audience interaction or telling a hilarious shaggy dog story, Raymond Mearns is one of the UK’s finest comedians. With a blinding talent for improvisation, Raymond is renowned as one of the nations top comperes and this is underlined by the fact he is a regular at the nations top comedy venues!
Playing to audiences at the country’s best venues every week has sharpened Raymond’s comedy skills to the point where he is flexible enough to perform in front of anyone, whether in a big city theatre, an intimate club room or a big tent in Gatley!
TV and film appearances include Rab C Nesbitt Christmas Special and BBC Scotland Sitcom: ‘Legit’ (2008). Films include Ae Fond Kiss (2004) ‘It’s a Free World’ (2007), both directed by the legendary Ken Loach.
“A man that knows how to swear properly” Billy Connolly “A genuine improvisational genius” Frankie Boyle
Flaps open 7.30pm Show starts 8pm prompt. £20 including pie, mash & peas. Strong language and adult themes. All acts subject to change. Fully seated. Over 18’s. for the enjoyment of all our customers we ask you to put your mobile on silent and refrain from talking once the show is in progress.