Allington Comedy Night 25 March 2023

Allington’s comedy night will make a welcome return to the village hall on Saturday 25 March. There will be three professional comedians plus compère Meryl O’Rourke. Our headliners will be Richard Morton and Danny Ward supported by Kevin Daniel.

The doors open at 7:30pm and the show will start at 8,00pm. There will be a licensed bar throughout

Tickets are £10 each. Entry is restricted to 16’s and over. All proceeds go to Allington Playing Field. Tickets are available from the Welby Arms Allington and online – just follow the link below.

Richard Morton

Once described as Newcastle’s finest export since the famous brown ale, Richard Morton combines the twin talents of musicianship and comedy. The Geordie comedian is a stalwart of the UK comedy circuit with a career spanning over 20 years. His bounding stage presence, catchy songs and material covering real life situations & quick fire gags, has made him a circuit favourite.

Early in his career Richard scooped the prestigious Time out Comedian of the Year award and was a leading light for The Comedy Stores Cutting Edge show. Along his journey his career has seen him to support many house hold names including Phil Jupitus, Lee Evans and Jo Brand. On TV he has appeared on countless shows including Nevermind the Buzzcocks and Jack Dee’s Saturday Night show. On radio he has featured on BBC Radio 2 & BBC Radio 4.

Danny Ward

Danny’s observational 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 on the UK circuit.

He has gigged extensively across the UK including comedy venues such as The Glee Clubs, Jongleurs, The Highlight, Just The Tonic, Baby Blue, Komedia, the Bearcat and Downstairs At The Kings Head. He has also performed in Northern Ireland at the Belfast Empire, as well as in Germany, Tenerife, Maastricht and Croatia.

He has hosted many of the London heats of So You Think You’re Funny, as well as the Reading New Act Competition Finals in 2009 and 2010.

Meryl O’Rourke

Compère Meryl O’Rourke is a renown stand up comic and TV writer. She has regularly collaborated with Frankie Boyle, both as a writer and as on stage support. She is a Sony nominated radio broadcaster, appearing as a reviewer on Radio 4’s Front Row. She has also written, performed and edited a comedy series for Woman’s Hour.

Kevin Daniel

Kevin is originally from Glasgow and spent much of his working life in the corporate world of low finance before deciding to venture into the realms of stand up comedy. Despite only starting to perform comedy in June of 2019, Kevin has already been nominated for Best Newcomer at the Midlands Comedy Awards and a finalists in numerous New Comedian Competitions.

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