Stand Up in the Basement Comedy - Carl Donnelly | Tom Ward

Stand Up in the Basement Comedy - Carl Donnelly | Tom Ward

Event Time Tue 25th Jun at 8:00pm-Tue 25th Jun 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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Carl Donnelly
Tom Ward

Stand Up in the Basement Comedy - Carl Donnelly | Tom 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!




Carl Donnelly is a multi-award-winning British stand-up comedian with numerous TV and radio credits to his name. His conversational, silly style of humor has seen him win a host of awards, including the Chortle Best Club Comedian and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Carl has been twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award and has made appearances on popular TV shows such as Mock the Week, Russell Howard's Good News, and Stand Up for the Week. Additionally, he has showcased his comedic talents at prestigious comedy festivals worldwide, including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Montreal Just For Laughs festival. Carl hosts Two Vegan Idiots podcast with fellow comedian Julian Deane.

"Observational genius" The Guardian

"A beautifully balanced performance" The Scotsman

"This man is a rare creature – he is inherently funny, and his stand-up feels natural and free flowing; he loses his train of thought regularly and provides us with anecdotes and jokes clearly never made for his show but that just come out in the moment. It makes the entire experience of his performance easy to enjoy and proper tears-in-the-eyes, laugh-out-loud funny, and I like knowing that his show must be that little bit different every night for his audience" Broadway Baby


Tom Ward is a London-based stand up comedian who rose to prominence by winning the Chortle Best Newcomer Award. He is now a regular performer in the UK’s top comedy clubs and at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, where his shows have received critical acclaim. His TV appearances include Live at The Apollo, Roast Battle, Stand Up Central, Live from The Comedy Store, The Stand Up Sketch Show and QI. He has supported comedy heavyweights like Jack Whitehall, Joe Lycett, Sindhu Vee, and Jason Manford on their tours, as well as selling out his own. 

“Hits the millennial sweet spot” **** Metro

“Inventive, imaginative…Like a post-rave Mickey Flanaghan” **** Beyond The Joke

“Packed with first rate gags, impressions and absurdist humour” **** Broadway Baby

“Big laughs” ****½ One4Review

Imaginative, mischievous, and yet gleefully authentic” **** The Student

“A genuinely exciting talent” ***** The Herald

“A star in the making” Timeout 

“Always keeps you guessing” 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