Stand Up Comedy in Reading is back. Mates Rates Comedy is proud to present Comedy at Turtle with Headliner Darius Davies.
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 16 June between 7:30pm-9:30pm (doors open 7:00pm).
Early Bird - £9.99
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.
Darius is a seasoned performer first cutting his teeth in 2007 in the comedy clubs of New York city. Success quickly followed as Darius won an MTV New Talent contest, opening the door for Darius to strut his stuff on MTV america. Alas due to “visa irregularities” Darius soon found himself back, and uncelebrated in London.
A distinct voice in a sea of ubiquity – Darius is fearless in his belief in what is funny and forging his own path. This is high energy, captivating stand up comedy fuelled with passion, soul and wit.
Darius is also the host and co-creator of the hit sell-out Edinburgh show, Hate ‘n’ Live along with fellow comedians Justin Panks and Leo Kearse.
‘Brilliant, hilarious, outstanding’ – Broadway Baby
‘Davies manages to wring all the emotions you want from a great show’ – The Inno View.
‘A knockout sensation!’ – Broadway World.
‘Bewitches the audience’ – The Wee Review.
‘A near faultless and original set’ – ScotsGay.
‘Full of verve, slightly channeling Russell Brand in his mischief, style and energy’ – Chortle.
‘Bags of Russell Brand-ish attitude taking the piss…a keen eye for the absurdity of modern life’ – Beyond The Joke.
“Amazing” – Russell Kane.
“Gold-plated garbage” – Chortle.
★★★★★ “A revelation… The Rochdale comic does a fine line in lugubriousness (the accent helps) and has some imaginatively skewed takes on things. Perfectly delivered asides… She’s very impressive” – The Wee Review
“The ultra-cynical Kathryn Mather… used to be a children’s entertainer, and now seems to relish the chance to explore darker thoughts her old job would never allow. Her black humour certainly hit a chord with the room.” – Chortle
“It’s not controversy for controversy’s sake, it’s deftly handled and occasionally veers towards surreal.” – Cup of Beans
Nick Byard is a leftist, gag slinging, uncompromising, club style comedian. Thrilling audiences of the left and right in clubs across the country, with tightly written jokes and acerbic wit, Nick is a safe pair of hands on any lineup.
“a charming oddity with sharp writing" - Stand and Deliver Comedy Club
Runner up - Chester New Comedian of the Year
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