Saturday 31st January. Sowerby Bridge.

Gary Little, Bobby Mair, Amy Howerska, MC  Craig Murray
£12.50 Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm Click here now to book online or tickets from behind the bar

Very strong language. Acts subject to change

Despite his imposing physical presence (6’2” skinhead) and his thick Glaswegian accent , Gary Little has an incredibly personable, Gary Littlerelatable style. Combine that with his unflinching honesty and openness with a hint of vulnerability and audiences quickly fall in love with his easy charm. He has that rare gift which to turn mundane, every-day experiences into pure comedy gold, which will have you simply crying with laughter.

One of the most consistent and funny acts in Scottish comedy, Gary is recognised as a master storyteller, and is a regular headliner at many of the top comedy clubs in the UK. A regular at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival,both his 2013, and 2014 shows were the fastest selling shows in the programme, requiring an unprecedented four additional nights added to the run, due to overwhelming demand.

“Some of the best stand up I’ve seen” Kevin Bridges  “This man is a born raconteur” The Scotsman

bobby mairBobby Mair is a disturbingly exciting comedian, having graced our screens on Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats, BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News and Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular . He has also appeared on post Edinburgh Fringe best-of highlights show, and his most recent assault on our TV screens shows him kissing audience members on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC3 series, Sweat the Small Stuff.

His debut Edinburgh show ‘Obviously Adopted’ garnered rave reviews in 2013. A dark and honest hour of Bobby’s stand up; The Guardian called it ‘a bona fide tour de force’ and he received four stars from The Scotsman which said rightly that Bobby ‘will stamp pictures in your brain that may never go away’. Half way through the run, Jimmy Carr came to see Obviously Adopted and said Bobby is “A brilliant stand up. He’s either going to be a huge international star or the funniest homeless man ever’. He didn’t have long to rest after Edinburgh as he was invited to perform the show for a finale run at London’s prestigious Soho Theatre.

Bobby began stand up when he attended Humber College’s Comedy Writing and Performance Program in 2005, but dropped out after finding the daily confines of school stopped him from doing what he loved most, gigging constantly. He continued performing and his daring material quickly made him a strong name in the stand up community. He was awarded the ‘People’s Choice Winner’ in the prestigious Canadian comedy competition ‘Stand Up and Bite Me’ in 2009. That year he was also nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the ‘Canadian Comedy Awards’. In June 2011 he won the entire ‘Stand Up and Bite Me’ contest walking away with $10,000. That gave him the money he needed to move to the London. He left three weeks later.

The Stage praised his performance by saying “Mair exudes a kind of effortless awkwardness and brings something fresh and downright disturbing. A bright, dark future surely awaits.” At the time Bobby was making money as a medical lab rat, so whilst happy he had the cash to move to the UK, he says of the win “I think I was most excited that my veins got time to heal”. He returned to Canada that same year to film a 30 minute nationally televised comedy special entitled ‘Comedy Now’. Out of 13 other stand up specials it was chosen as the series premier on CTV in March 2012.

The UK move saw Bobby gain instant notoriety as he secured a three day stint opening for his favourite comedian Doug Stanhope at Leicester Square Theatre. “He let me go on stage because I hung around for 2 days staring at him in Montreal”. Bobby is definitely one to watch, carefully.

2008 Stand Up and Bite Me People’s Choice Winner  2009 Canadian Comedy Awards Best Newcomer

‘A brilliant stand up. He’s either going to be a huge international comedy star or the funniest homeless man ever.’ Jimmy Carr

Offbeat, aloof, yet delightfully likeable, James Meehan is a current rising star of the British comedy scene. Described as brilliantly unconventional, and refreshingly nonchalant, as a stand-up, James is carving out a niche for himself as a wonderfully offbeat presence on the circuit.

“Wonderfully deadpan”  Fest

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