Andrew Bird, Dave Johns, Kathryn Mather and Ben van der Velde at Chorlton Comedy Club, Manchester on Friday 7 June 2024 (C) Comedy In A Van

Chorlton Comedy Club

Chorlton Comedy Club

Andrew Bird, Dave Johns, TBC and MC Ben van der Velde all at Chorlton Comedy Club, Manchester. Scroll down for details on the comedians.

Please arrive in plenty of time. The bar temporarily closes at 8.30pm until the first interval. Doors open at 7.30pm

Acts subject to change. 18+ Fully seated. We want all our guests to have a great night so please respect those around you by turning off your phone and not talking whilst the show is in progress. Sorry but we can only refund or reallocate in event of the show being cancelled . Thanks!

Andrew Bird‘s fledgling steps into comedy began an under aged drinker in a Northampton pub, eliciting laughter from ‘the lads’ in the tap room. An unsuccessful stint at art collage was followed by a more successful stint at working in a factory but he really missed the tap room bantz. London called and, once again, he had the pub regulars laughing but was also performing short spots on The Big Smoke’s legendary open mic circuit.

Years of hard graft up and down the country, a multitude of Edinburgh appearnces and wrote on various TV shows meant he could now marry, buy a car, a house and even afford some children, just in time for the worst recession in living memory.

All the above has forged his mildly grumpy, slightly stressed and bemused style of performance which not only make him stand out from the comedy masses but will, no doubt, contribute to an untimely death. Andrew has written for Jason Manford, Matt Lucas and Jon Richardson and provided tour support for Michael McIntyre, Mickey Flanagan and Rob Brydon.

 “Funny, likeable and effortless”  Time Out    ‘Made me laugh every night’ Michael McIntyre

Newcastle’s Dave Johns started out as a brickie, became a stand up in the late Eighties, built an enviable reputation amongst peers and punters, then decided to throw it all away and become a film star.  Now best known for his appearances in the ‘Fishermen’s Friends‘ films and playing the title role in ‘I, Daniel Blake‘ we can assure you it’s on a comedy stage where Dave really comes into his own. Unmissable.

  ★★★★★  Entertainment Now  ★★★★★ Daily Business “Hilarity to uproar to genius”  The Guardian

Plus one act to be confirmed and your compere is Ben van der Velde (“A sharp and crafty gagsmith” Chortle).

Chorlton Comedy Club is booked, marketed and produced by Comedy In A Van

Andrew Bird, Dave Johns, Kathryn Mather and Ben van der Velde at Chorlton Comedy Club, Manchester on Friday 7 June 2024 (C) Comedy In A Van

Andrew Bird, Dave Johns, Kathryn Mather and Ben van der Velde at Chorlton Comedy Club, Manchester on Friday 7 June 2024 (C) Comedy In A Van