Stand Up in the Basement Comedy - Rachel Fairburn | Danny Ward

Stand Up in the Basement Comedy - Rachel Fairburn | Danny Ward

Event Time Tue 24th Sep at 8:00pm-Tue 24th Sep at 10:30pm
Event Location Heartbreakers, Southampton
Event Price £13 - £15 + fees
Last Entry Time
Last entry time: 20:00
Age Restrictions
Age restrictions: 14+ parental guidance
General £15.00 +
£1.50 booking fee
Group Discount Ticket £14.00 +
£1.40 booking fee
Early Bird Discount Ticket £13.00 +
£1.30 booking fee
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Rachel Fairburn
Danny Ward

Stand Up in the Basement Comedy - Rachel Fairburn | Danny Ward



Get ready for a comedy experience like no other! Situated in the heart of Southampton, Stand Up in the Basement is the ultimate destination for laughter, camaraderie, and unforgettable performances.

From rising newcomers to seasoned veterans, our stage hosts the best and brightest talents in the comedy scene. Established in 2017, we’ve had an array of comedy names, including Taskmaster and Britain’s Got Talent contestants, stars from Ricky Gervais’ ‘Derek’, and big screen names like Dave Johns ('Fishermen’s Friends', 'I, Daniel Blake') and Brett Goldstein ('Ted Lasso'). In addition, we've welcomed numerous comedians from popular panel shows like Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Would I Lie to You?, as well as a plethora of guests from BBC’s legendary 'Live at the Apollo’.

Join the excitement at Stand Up in the Basement and experience the magic of live comedy in a relaxed and intimate setting... Who knows? You might just discover your new favourite comedy star before they become a household name!




London-based Rachel has been a finalist in numerous prestigious competitions, including Funny Women, City Life Comedian of the Year, the NATYS, and English Comedian of the Year. She was featured in Chortle’s ‘One to Watch’ list in 2020 and received the 2019 online content award from Co-host and co-writer of the popular podcast All Killa No Filla, Rachel has garnered a massive international following of over a quarter of a million listeners. She's taken the podcast on sell-out UK tours and a successful USA tour. A regular on the UK stand-up circuit, Rachel has had six critically acclaimed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2014, and TV credits include: BBC Presents: Stand Up For Live Comedy and Funny Festival Live, Live at the Apollo, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Richard Osman’s House of Games, Pointless Celebrities, and Russell Howard Hour Life Lessons.

"Gag-heavy, opinionated and smart" **** Funny Women

“Huge presence in a pint-sized frame" **** Chortle

"Bright, brave and bitterly enjoyable" **** The Skinny

"Very much the rock’n’roll star of British comedy” Rolling Stone 

“Fairburn delivers…with sadistic glee” The Guardian


Danny Ward's humour is up-beat and well honed, and his easy-going style both endearing and very funny. One of the new breed of comics with a high energy set not reliant on smut or swearing, Danny started comedy in late 2008 and has since established himself as comic to watch. His observational humour and his slightly manic style are both endearing and very funny. He can turn the everyday trials that we all experience into piercingly well dissected anecdotes of exasperation and obsession – with wonderfully hilarious solutions. Danny has performed worldwide in over 16 countries and taken six solo shows to the Edinburgh Comedy Festival with great success, most notably winning the prestigious Amused Moose Peoples Champion Award for best show.

“Danny Ward's observational humour is brilliantly delivered... This is top quality stand up..." Three Weeks

“Slick, quick, and packed with funny material” **** Three Weeks

“Delightfully clever punchlines” Chortle


Our compere and your host for Stand in The Basement, Colin Owens, is an award-winning stand-up comedian, who has worked with Jimmy Carr, the teams behind The Inbetweeners and Mighty Boosh. Described as ‘laconic and charming’, Colin talks about his failings, inadequacies, mistakes and general stupidity, all tinged with an air of paranoia and insecurity, but delivered with supreme confidence and sexual edginess!

“Genuinely Brilliant” Jimmy Carr
“Brilliant performer” Frank Skinner
“Brilliant, like a funny neighbor” Tim Vine
“I knew he’d be funny and he was” Michael McIntyre



📅 WHEN: Stand Up in the Basement is a once-a-month comedy night, always on the last Tuesday of the month.

🕗 TIMINGS: We aim to kick off the show at 8pm. There'll be an opening act, short break, two rising acts in the shorter middle section, another break, and we'll finish up with the headliner. The show typically finishes around 10.30pm. The bar downstairs will be open before and after the show, and the upstairs bar will be open during the intervals.

🏠 VENUE: This event is now (not in the basement, but) upstairs at Heartbreakers Bar & Venue, located at 7-9 Hanover Buildings, Southampton, SO14 1JX. Check out their website here.

📱 SOCIALS: Stay updated with the latest news and show info by following us on Facebook and Instagram @standupinthebasement

🎭 NATURE OF THE BEAST: Please note that the line-up for comedy nights can be subject to change, but rest assured, the quality of our events will not be compromised!


Heartbreakers, Southampton SO14 1JX, UK