Friday Night Comedy with Al Lubel
Come to Hideaway for a weekly dose of consistently superb line-ups (as seen on telly programmes such as Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Live At The Apollo!).
Headliners AL LUBEL, MICHAEL LEGGE & JOHNNY COCHRANE (MC) plus funny guests!*
It's cabaret seating at Hideaway, which means you'll watch the show from your table and food and drink is served throughout the evening. FREE ENTRY & COCKTAIL IF IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY! Cocktails and comedy - what's not to like?!
£8 in advance, £10 on the door
***If you are booking for your birthday the birthday person will receive free entry and a welcome cocktail if they produce photo ID on arrival. The birthday must fall within 7 days of the night you wish to attend. Please state in your bookings notes if it is a birthday group and tell us the name of the person celebrating. Do not purchase a ticket in advance for the birthday person, only purchase tickets for the rest of the group. Mistakes will not be refunded.
Al Lubel became a lawyer to satisfy his mother and quit to become a comedian to satisfy his sadistic need to torture her. After graduating law school in Florida, Al moved to California, passed the bar exam on his first try and immediately began the practice of standup comedy. Al practiced law during the day and comedy at night. Getting stage time is hard for a beginning comic, so Al would sometimes suddenly stand up in the middle of Denny's, and unannounced, do five minutes. And Al always did well because he had everyone's rapt attention because people were scared he might hurt them! Al gradually improved at comedy, getting work on the road and leaving the law behind. Within a year he won the $100,000 Comedy Grand Prize on Star Search. Doing the Tonight Show was a big childhood fantasy, so Al auditioned and became one of the last comics to appear with Johnny Carson. Al went on to do six more Tonight Show appearances with Jay Leno and made five appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman.
“Al Lubel is a terrifically funny comedian” David Letterman
Having just hosted the backroom chat for MTV's European Music Awards to 53 million viewers worldwide, Michael Legge is fast becoming the most sought after host on the comedy circuit. He is a unique comic talent with a background in improvisation, stand-up, writing, compering, hosting, acting and TV warm-up work. As a performer, he is sharp and cutting edge, whilst being cheeky, lively and charming. Currently one of the circuit's most sought-after acts and hosts, Michael performs all over Britain and beyond, including The Irish Republic, Australia, Canada and Dubai. He writes for the BBC, C4, C5 and Sky One and was sole writer for MTV's website The Osbournes, winner of a BIMA award and nominated for a BAFTA.
"Without doubt one of the best comperes and improvisers on the circuit" Time Out
“Top material, excellent delivery” What's On
"The undisputed compere's compere. It is only a matter of time before Michael is snapped up..." Time Out
Johnny Cochrane as MC
Johnny is one half of hit TV sketch series The Johnny and Inel Show (CBBC) as part of the UK’s first black comedy double act – a groundbreaking moment for British television. Both Series 1 & 2 were met with huge critical acclaim leading to nominations for 2 RTS North West Awards including Best Comedy Programme and Best Performance in a Comedy. Johnny is also an experienced Writer/Performer in his own right and regularly performs at comedy venues across the country.
*Line up subject to change.