Stand Up Comedy in Reading is back. Mates Rates Comedy is proud to present Comedy at Turtle with Headliner Jay Handley.
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 you will be guided along by our trusty MC Nick Byard.
The show takes place at The Purple Turtle on Friday 16 February 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.
Jay emphasises being funny over being right and applies that to a range of sensitive topics other comics would shy away from. He loves nothing more than sharing wrong-headed opinions on matters he should probably leave well alone, with hilarious consequences!
He performs around the UK at some of its best clubs and is a regular at The Edinburgh Fringe where is last show ‘White Jesus’ was a great success.
He also posts short videos of him chatting to audience members on Instagram. Check out his #bitesizebanter series at @jay_handley ! If he’s ever talked to you at a show you might be in one!
“Moments that can go toe-to-toe with the best stand-up I’ve seen” (EdFringeReview)
Peter Jones is a stand-up comedian from Australia now based in London.
He has performed stand-up on the TV series Comedy Up Late (ABC), appeared in Why Are You Like This? (Netflix), and has written for a bunch of TV shows in Australia that won’t mean anything to you if you haven’t lived there, including: The Project (Channel 10), The Weekly (ABC) and for the one week Narrow World Of Sports (FOX Sports) existed before everything was shut down back in 2020.
He is the co-host of the very funny and occasionally spooky podcast Oooh, Spooky. He also co-hosted Kentucky Fried Chattin’ the only show that dared to try every item on the KFC menu. He has also made regular appearances on the Stupid Old Studios web series Gamey Gamey Game.
Peter has performed stand-up all over the world including having sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. He’s twice been a RAW Comedy state finalist, and was named by the Herald Sun as one of the New Faces To Watch for his debut show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
”One of the best up-and-coming comedians at the Festival. A near flawless show.” – The Weekly Review