At the age of 15, Christian Reilly joined a band to get laid. The Salvation Army had different ideas…
As former integral part of the Perrier award-winning show Otis Lee Crenshaw and the Black Liars, with comic/songster Rich Hall, Christian's career has taken him around the world three times. On his way, he received accolades at international festivals and numerous network TV credits in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Britain.
Now a solo stand-up performer and playing all the major comedy venues in his own right, Christian uses his dynamic guitar and vocal skills to target histrionic rock bands, musical theatre and morose indie musicians. He recently wrote and performed for 'That Was Then This Is Now' (BBC Radio 2) as musical counterpart to Richard Herring and Emma Kennedy, as well as giving his improvisation skills an outing on Radio 2's 'Jammin'.
Christian's comic songs, improvisations, sharp wit and youthful energy have delighted audiences wherever he performs.
"His stand-up is witty and heaving with punchlines…will win over all but the hardest hearts and minds." Chortle
"This genuine, trendy, confident comedian has a natural talent for risky jokes, song and quips which you can't help laughing at! If you get the chance to see Reilly live, do so. He is not to be missed!" Funny.co.uk
Comedian, actor and writer Barry Castagnola has firmly established himself as an accomplished comic performer. He has been performing stand-up in the UK and internationally for over 6 years since blagging his way onto the stage at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. His easy-going (yet very physical) style, mixing personal anecdotes with some sharp topical and political comment, enthuses audiences at most of the major comedy clubs in the UK. As well as being a popular compere, Barry regularly headlines gigs around the country. He has performed in New York, Ireland, The Melbourne Comedy Festival, Glastonbury and The Reading Festival. TV stand up includes The Stand Up Show (BBC1) and Net.Comedy (Carlton)
Barry stormed the 2004 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL with his debut solo show, inspired by clearing out his childhood bedroom. The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest gained great critical acclaim. Below is a selection of quotes from the press about the show:
'Castagnola has crafted a delightfully enjoyable portrait of himself as a young man...well constructed...so enjoyable' ****Chorlte
'Such fun... an appealing hour of biographical stand up' The Guardian - Todays Pick
'Perfect' ***** Three Weeks
'A confident, likeable comic ... it's his self deprecating bemusement at his own diary entries, overblown song lyrics, home videos and vintage possessions that holds this show together and provides the most hilarity' Metro
'A genial performer, he has a gift for self mockery and his youthful indescretions chime easily with an audience' The Scotsman 'So confident in the delivery of his material...you've got to admire his no-frills approach' The Stage
'A hugely talented performer Scotsgay
'A natural anecdote teller... his enjoyable show marks him out as one to watch.' The List
A UK-based Japanese comedian and the BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner.
Kotani began performing stand-up in 2014. She was named as "One To Watch" by Time Out in 2015. She went on to become first runner up in So You Think You're Funny 2015?, won Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2015, 3rd place in Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2015, and was nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2016.
On the radio Kotani has been interviewed on The Comedy Club on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
In 2016 Kotani appeared on series 2 of Russell Howard's Stand Up Central.
In March 2017, Kotani made her TV acting debut in BBC Three (online) Pls Like.
In January 2018, Kotani appeared on the CBBC panel show The Dog Ate My Homework.
Compere for the Evening - Stevie Gray
Becoming now our Resident Compere - Stevie is a cheeky and very likeable comedian, Stevie Gray's stage act fuses jokes, music, news stories and audience participation to create an up-tempo energy in any room.
The recent addition of a guitar on stage has added an extra-dimension to Stevie's act and made him one of the hottest new acts on the UK comedy circuit
Doors Open - 7.30pm
Show Time - 8.00pm
Tickets - £10.00 per person - strictly over 18's only
Booking Essential - call 01285 700900 to reserve your tickets or CLICK HERE to reserve on line
Please note line-ups may be subject to change.