Stand Up in the Basement Comedy - Matt Green | James Dowdeswell

Stand Up in the Basement Comedy - Matt Green | James Dowdeswell

Event Time Tue 30th Jul at 8:00pm-Tue 30th Jul 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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Matt Green
James Dowdeswell

Stand Up in the Basement Comedy - Matt Green | James Dowdeswell



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!




With a knack for clever political humor and a hilarious take on everyday life, Matt has been in the game for 20 year, and has become a social media sensation with his satirical comedy videos. Whether dissecting the latest political shenanigans or finding humor in the mundane, Matt's sharp wit and infectious charm are guaranteed to leave you in stitches. With appearances on Late Night Mash, Avoidance, The Witchfinder, Mrs. Sidhu Investigates, Times Radio, Oh God What Now?, and more, Matt is a comedy force to be reckoned with. Don't miss your chance to catch this comedy maestro in action!

"Seeing Matt Green was an unexpected dream tonight" Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“Brilliantly assured and commanding stage presence…..a super impressive comedy brain”British Comedy Guide

"A set full of poise, wit and expertly placed callbacks... Really funny" The Scotsman

"Comic gold...he delivers his observations superbly well, and does not dip in quality at any point. With a great deal of improvisatory talent to fall back on, Green cannot fail to impress anyone who appreciates a good stand-up routine... A stand-up audience's dream" Three Weeks


James Dowdeswell is a highly sought-after headline act in UK comedy clubs and an MC with erudite, off-the-cuff, and clean humor. He's a TV regular, appearing on Russell Howard’s Good News, Jimmy Carr’s Celebrity Deal Or No Deal and Ricky Gervais' hit classic Extras. He also presented World Cup Round Up for Sky Sports. Also known as the Craft Beer Comedian, he's the author of The Pub Manifesto: A Comedian Stands Up For Pubs. James is gearing up to tour his new solo show, "Beers Of A Clown."

“James Dowdeswell is a real master of the comedian’s craft, being able to almost seamlessly layer joke upon joke to form this wonderful and often hilarious one-man show. It is a genuine pleasure to be in the company of this master gag smith for an hour, an experience that few should really pass up” **** Chortle

“Intelligent and inventive” **** The List

“Beautifully twee comedian James Dowdeswell is a joy to watch … the show is almost worth seeing for his Stewart Lee impression alone” **** The Skinny

”Great fun throughout … as though we’ve all just met down the pub” **** Three Weeks


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 neighbour” 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