No prizes for guessing that STAND UP IN THE BASEMENT is a stand up comedy night and guess what? It’s on a Tuesday night! Meaning you get to see top TV comics making you chuckle in the same room, and for a fraction of the normal price!
As well as familiar faces from TV, we feature some of the best circuit comics, plus new raw talent and occasionally a few big names who wanna come and try out some new material. It’s tailor-made for people who love live comedy! You’ll get to see a diverse range of comic talent in an intimate space.
⭐ Scott Bennett (Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre, John Bishop & Rob Brydon tour support)
Stylishly shirted, Yorkshire-born Scott Bennett delivers wry observations on the absurdity of modern living. His sharply-written routines, drawn from real-life experiences have been delighting audiences across the country; except in Yorkshire, where they are deeply suspicious of his shirts. Likeable, with a warm and engaging delivery, he is a Yorkshire live wire with an undeniable no nonsense logic.
He has appeared on Live at the Apollo BBC1, BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Elephant in the Room with Sarah Millican, The Summer Festival with Daliso Chaponda, The Comedy Club with Arthur Smith, and Knock Knock with Helen Lederer. He also featured on the BBC One show, Live from The Edinburgh Fringe. His viral hit, Stand up from the Shed achieved national coverage in 2020 with Sky News and BBC News. He's been tour support for Rob Brydon, Michael McIntyre, John Bishop and Jason Manford. Amongst other awards (English Comedian of the Year Runner Up, Comedy Cellar New Act of the Year and Old Speckled Hen Comedian of the Year), in 2020, Scott was voted “Best Act” in the Comics' Comic awards– a prestigious award decided by comedians and promoters in the industry.
"A generous helping of wonderfully witty comic observations about life's little quirks, relationships and human behaviour. Served by a Yorkshireman with relentless enthusiasm and boundless energy" – BBC
"Naturally hilarious, the highlight of the evening" – Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe
"Great material, great delivery, a very funny man" – Rob Brydon
"This loveable rising star enthrals his audiences with his warm and engaging delivery, he is a Yorkshire live wire with an undeniable no nonsense logic" – Funhouse Comedy
"Clearly has a big future, flashes of Peter Kay, Jason Manford and John Bishop" – Bruce Dessau, Beyond a joke
“Without doubt live comedy’s best kept secret” – The Evening Standard
“Brilliantly funny, a joy to watch” – Chris Ramsey
⭐ Karen Bayley (writer for 8 Out of 10 Cats and Celebrity Juice, Joe Lycett tour support)
Delightfully saucy, her friendly and confident stage presence, combined with a killer wit, an infectious giggle and some devastating one-liners make her a comedic force to be reckoned with a warm and welcoming with a delightfully saucy and spiky edge, her bold, no nonsense attitude strikes a perfect pitch with men and women alike.
Bayley has been on the professional circuit now for over a decade, performing at only the best comedy clubs across the UK and beyond. Early in her career Karen picked up several awards reaching the final of the coveted BBC New Comedy Awards, and winner of the Komedia new act prize and also reached the finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards Showcase. Karen was also the first winner of the prestigious competition at the Comedy Store - King Gong. She supported Joe Lycett on his UK tour, and writes for 8 Out of 10 Cats and Celebrity Juice.
“Bayley’s material surprises with inspired and sparkling punchlines…with comic timing that is rarely less than brilliant. An assured performer who doesn’t have much trouble getting audiences laughing” – Chortle
“I saw her recently and she blew my socks off. She doesn’t dwell too much on “lady issues”. Funny in her own right, she was brilliant, clever and she’s gonna be huge.” – BBC Online
“Likeable headstrong persona- packing a considerable performing punch” – The List
“The night’s star attraction” – Tamworth Herald
“Karen is one of the most consistently hilarious comedians I have had the pleasure of working with . She’s a sharp writer and an unflappable compère, able to cajole any room with her warm audience interaction and precise intelligent gags” – Joe Lycett
The show starts for 8pm so please arrive at least 20 minutes before then to get your drinks and take your seats. If you'd like to a bite to eat before the show, book a table via the website from 5pm and enjoy a 10% discount on your food bill. Food must be ordered by 7pm.
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NATURE OF THE BEAST: The line-up for such nights can be subject to change, but the quality of our events will not be compromised!!!