Friday Night Comedy with Stefano Paolini
Headliners STEFANO PAOLINI, ERICH MCELROY & RYAN MCDONNELL (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.
“The best voice merchant on the circuit is Paolini, who has done some TV but is destined for far wider exposure" Evening Standard 2003
Since receiving the runner-up accolade in Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny Award 2001 and in BBC's New Comedy Award 2002, Stefano has had a constant stream of TV and radio work, which he manages to juggle with gigging 4/5 nights a week.
On radio he has appeared as a special guest on DEAD RINGERS (BBC Radio 4). He voiced a variety of characters in the DREEM TEEM XMAS PANTO (BBC Radio 1 - two specials) and on TALK RADIO he appeared in five episodes of DO YOU LOOK LIKE HIM OR WHAT, which he also wrote. He has guested on LOOSE ENDS (BBC Radio 4), THE JO WHILEY SHOW (BBC Radio 1), LBC and BBC London . More recently he featured in THE PROBLEM WITH ADAM BLOOM (BBC Radio 4), SPANKING NEW (BBC Radio 7) and THE MILK RUN for BBC Radio 1. He is currently developing his own series 'BRITALIANS' for BBC Radio 4.
Stefano is a popular face on the UK comedy circuit and recently performed in Croatia and Singapore. He also speaks fluent Italian and recently performed his whole show in Italy, in Italian. He can also mimic a variety of animal and musical sounds, including a wicked beat box!
"A remarkable repertoire of voices and sounds" - The Stage
“ACE…….an obvious star" - ***** The Scotsman
Erich is a stand-up comedian and writer. Originally from Seattle, he moved to the UK in 2000 and in 2007 collected his British passport.
His latest show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, (US) Electile Dysfunction, received numerous four and five star reviews and was a hit with audiences.
Erich is a regular on the comedy circuit appearing at top clubs in the UK and in Europe. Erich has appeared on BBC Breakfast, Newsnight, Sky News and Five News. He has been heard talking comedy and politics on BBC 5 Live, BBC Surrey, BBC Berkshire and regularly on TalkRadio.
“This is political stand-up at its best.” BroadwayBaby
“Brilliant observation.” Chortle
“An American by birth, but British at heart.” ThreeWeeks
“Well worth it, even if you’re not in the least bit political.” Edinburgh Evening News
“A box worth ticking.” Metro
“Smart, sharp, endearing comic.” The List
Ryan McDonnell as MC
Belfast boy Ryan McDonnell is no stranger to laughs in his home town and is currently building up quite a reputation for himself on the UK comedy circuit. Ryan interjects a sharp wit and Irish charm in his observation of everyday life. Sometimes bizarre, often dark he’ll guide you on a unique journey through the world as he sees it.
2010 saw Ryan make his debut at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in the prestigious Pleasance Courtyard from which critics at Three Weeks acclaimed his stand-up as “Apollo quality live comedy”.
Ryan was a runner up in the 2009 Amused Moose Laugh Off final in Edinburgh and a 2008 Magners Comedy Awards finalist. Other notable events have included Bloom Festival On Tour at Camden’s Koko in front of over a thousand people and playing to a packed and loving crowd in the Electric Picnic's ladies toilets. Venturing to the Edinburgh Festival in 2008 and 2009 he headlined various Fringe events. Constantly refining his art, Ryan is definitely one comedian you should not miss.
“Apollo quality live comedy” Three Weeks
“Candid and incisive brand of comedy” The Irish Post