Comedy at Turtle with Headliner Andrew O'Neill

Comedy at Turtle with Headliner Andrew O'Neill

Event Time Fri 20th Oct at 7:30pm-Fri 20th Oct at 9:30pm
Event Location The Purple Turtle, Reading
Event Price £12.50 + Booking fee (see below)
Last Entry Time
Last entry time: 19:30
Age Restrictions
Age restrictions: 18+


Early Bird 2-4-1 (£12.50) More £12.50 +
£1.25 fee
Advance (£12.50) £12.50 +
£1.25 fee
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Comedy at Turtle with Headliner Andrew O'Neill

Stand Up Comedy in Reading is back. Mates Rates Comedy is proud to present Comedy at Turtle with Headliner Andrew O'Neill.

Mates Rates Comedy has teamed up with The Purple Turtle to bring you the best acts from the UK comedy scene.

We will have TV names, up and coming circuit comics and as always, you will be guided along by our trusty MC Carl Richard.

The show takes place at The Purple Turtle on Friday 20 October between 7:30pm-9:30pm (doors open 7:00pm).

Early Bird 2-4-1 - £12.50

2 tickets for the price of 1

Advance - £12.50

On Door - £15.00 (subject to availability)

Lineup subject to change

Please be advised that you will need id to get into The Purple Turtle.

Andrew O'Neill

Andrew O'Neill is an award-winning comedian, musician and best-selling writer. A psychedelic non-binary whirlwind, they combine surrealism, polemic and good old-fashioned stagecraft to produce uniquely counter-cultural stand-up.

Andrew has performed in over a dozen different countries, at over a hundred different festivals and is equally at home in rowdy comedy clubs as performing to their own cult following.

TV credits include Good Omens 2 (Summer 2023), Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Saxondale, 50 Years Of Rock Excess, The Blame Game, Spicks and Specks and Good News Week. Their own Radio 4 stand-up show Pharmacist Baffler won an award. A natural fit at music festivals, they have performed stand-up at Glastonbury, Download, Leeds and Reading, Bloodstock, Latitude, V-Fest and supported Amanda Palmer, Les Claypool and once even the Kaiser Chiefs at the London Palladium.

Jack Hester

In traditional Gaelic culture, the Seanchai (or the Storyteller) is the most revered member of the community.

When Jack was growing up all he wanted to be Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland) to be revered; as an adult, he concluded there were enough jokers in politics and decided to try become a comedian instead, and travel around the world telling jokes and stories to lift people’s spirits.

Perhaps being a comedian is a little like being a Seanchai.

“Hester rattles through stories like an expert, getting us to payoff after payoff quickly.” - The Wee Review.

“Hester found the sweet spot between confidence – and the feeling he could say almost anything and get away with it – and conspiratorial conversation “ - Chortle.

Adam Greene


The Purple Turtle
9 Gun St, Reading RG1 2JR, UK