Comedy @ The Shawside, Shaw
Paul Pirie (“Hilarious” The Scotsman), This Morning’s Troy Hawke (‘Near perfect‘ New Current), Liverpool’s Sam Serrano and MC Rob Riley return for our second show at The Shawside (or Tara Leisure if you’re old, or Norman Cruisers if you’re ancient) Scroll down for details on comedians.
Acts subject to change. Advanced swearing. Fully seated. 18+ 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. Thanks!
Once famously described as “Spewing out one-liners like he had just scoffed a dodgy prawn” by the Daily Record, Dundee’s Paul Pirie‘s brand of high energy lunacy puts him very firmly in the Robin Williams school of comedic performance. Everyday tales of domestic mishap are vividly brought to life by Pirie’s manic antics. Be prepared for the unexpected and some very silly noises too.
“Hilarious rubber-faced clown” The Scotsman
Sometimes I dread writing these biogs and this is, most definitely, one of them! How do you describe a comedy sensation such as Troy Hawke?
Well, first things first. He is the creation of award winning comedian Milo McCabe. And what makes him different? Well, Troy is an erudite home schooled 1930’s throwback…the Errol Flynn of the high street. Educated, sophisticated, but utterly clueless. He tackles modern issues head on in his uniquely untimely manner. Home schooled by a mother who was very much tied to the past, Troy engages with the 21st century like someone who has spent the last forty years in suspended animation. He’s also a bit of a whizz when it comes to Scrabble and has performed a full length show connecting Scrabble scores to all the weirdest of conspiracy theories.
So, he definitely won’t have even heard of social media then? This is where things get slightly contradictory. Troy is huge on social media as the sole member of the Greeters Guild, welcoming shoppers to all the big stores such as Wilko, Tesco, Wairose and B&Q (who were distinctly non-plussed!).
June 2022 saw Troy reach a more mainstream audience when he was invited to join Phil and Hollie on ITV’s This Morning! As you can imagine the usual antics ensued with Troy pranked the pair by inviting their boss onto the set live on air!
This idiot savante dresses like a matinee idol, speaks in perfect received pronunciation and is completely at odds with the world around him. Whether recounting an afternoon at the football with ‘the chaps’ or engaging in ‘audience badinage’ with the front row you can be sure the laughs come thick and fast!
‘Mad comic genius’ The Scotsman ‘Near perfect character comedy’ New Current
‘Undeniably funny’ ★★★★ Chortle ★★★★★ Fringe Feed ★★★★★ Wee Review
Sam Serrano is a gender fluid, dyspraxic comedian who has been taking the circuit by storm. A regular in clubs across the UK Sam’s unique trademark style is dark and self deprecating in equal measure.
“Laugh-out-loud funny” Yorkshire Post
Ex-pat Gawby Rob Riley returns to host the evening with his unique blend of cheap charm and bare faced cheek.
Comedy @ The Shawside is booked and teched by Comedy In A Van