Friday Night Comedy with Ria Lina & Larry Dean
Headliners LARRY DEAN, NIGEL NG and RIA LINA (MC) plus funny guests!
£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.
"It's easy to see why Larry Dean won Scottish Comedian of the Year... He can make people laugh, a lot. Friendly, charming, an exciting storyteller.. enchanting ****", on solo show, one4review - Aug-2014
"Hooray, then, for Larry Dean who opened up the final section with a funny and distinctive routine about being a non-stereotypical gay man. Or ‘bender’ in the terminology he prefers. He gets some laughs from those familiar old stereotypes, acted out with a silly physicality, but cliches are nattily explained away by him being a ‘homophobic homosexual’ . Experiences such as Grindr inform a lot of the rest of his set, but he has other strings to his bow, as demonstrated by his affectionate but funny descriptions of the rest of his family, which provide a satisfying callback with which to end the set. A clear winner on the night."
Steve Bennett, Chortle - Sep-2013
"The final winner was Larry Dean, a skinny young Glaswegian gay man with not a camp bone in his body, whose hilarious accounts of his family life and the problems his sexuality caused there culminated in the undoubted top gag of the evening, which had the audience roaring for minutes. Obviously, you’ll have to look him out yourself if you want to know what that gag was", Venue Magazine - Apr-2013
"Larry Dean has all you wanted from a classic stand-up. Confident, easy-going, some great lines, and full of surprising twists", Alan Nixon - Apr-2013
"Like fellow Glaswegian gobs Billy Connolly, Kevin Bridges and Janey Godley, Dean is a natural storyteller and his riffs soon evolved into a fascinatingly funny tale with a brilliant pay-off...I'm sure Dean will be winning other awards in the future" Evening Standard
"A very good set, worked well with a tough room" Gary Delaney (Mock The Week)
Winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-Off 2016; and finalist in the Leicester Square Theatre and Laughing Horse new act of the year competitions in 2015.
“Lina is a musical comic with a brilliant line in bawdy songs… storming set!” Evening Standard
“I have no doubt she will hold her own so easily that she’ll have a hand free to hold someone else’s too.” The Guardian
“Slickly done – there’s no denying that the girl’s got talent” Chortle, the UK Comedy Guide
Winner of the EMMA Award for Best Comedian, Ria Lina makes an impact with her dry wit and bawdy ukulele songs, having been a regular in stand-up comedy for the past 13 years both in the UK and abroad. Recent projects include taking her own critically acclaimed shows “Thepthial” (2013) “It’s Not Easy Being Yellow” (2012) to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, writing for the Ladyboys of Bangkok 2010 “Fantasy & Feathers” & 2013 “Glamourous Amorous” tours, and writing/acting for a comedy sketch show for ITV2 (Meet the Blogs). In the past, Ria has written and presented her own documentary for Channel 4 revealing the truth behind the myths that surround oriental women in Britain; other projects include the comedy series, Malai Monologues, for BBC 3; The World Stands Up, for Comedy Central (USA), the Paramount Comedy Channel (UK), and the Comedy Network Channel (AUS); and Sweet n’ Sour Comedy Sketch Show for BBC3.