Darwen Comedy Club
Silky, Andrew O’Neill, Jon Capewell and MC Mick Ferry all at Darwen’s monthly comedy club! Scroll down for comedians’ details.
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Since 1994, Paul ‘Silky’ White has avoided adulthood, wealth and financial security by doing something he loves instead. From Kendal Calling to Kuwait, Germany to Glastonbury, he’s been reported dead to the police, warmed up the Strictly Come Dancing audience and been Dr Who’s backing guitarist.
Silky also won the 2000 BAF Out There Award for Artistic Courage, after eprforming his stand up at Bakewell Arts Festival, to an audience who ahd booked to listen to folk music
‘Massively engaging guitar-playing stand-up whose instinctive rapport with audiences makes him welcome wherever he goes.’ Guardian Guide (Pick of the Week)
‘A very, very funny fella … just brilliant’ John Bishop
A very busy person is Andrew O’Neill. Yeah, they are an award-winning comedian, but they also find time to be an accomplished musician, best-selling author, Victoriana obsessive, co-writer and star of Radio 4’s occult sitcom Damned Andrew!
Andrew describes themself as a psychedelic non-binary whirlwind, combining surrealism, polemic and good old-fashioned stagecraft to produce uniquely counter-cultural stand-up and we agree that they pretty much do what it says on the tin. We would also like to add that Andrew is funny. Very, very funny.
There’s nothing Andrew loves more than taking a new show to the Edinburgh Fringe then touring it to the faithful. This all started with ‘ Winston Churchill Was Jack The Ripper’ right up to his latest offering; ”We Are Not In the Least Afraid of Ruins; We Carry a New World in Our Hearts” .
As a founder member of steampunk band The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing and author of the bestselling A History Of Heavy Metal, Andrew’s a shoe in for music festival comedy stages and Glastonbury, Download, Leeds and Reading, Bloodstock, Latitude, V-Fest have all been treated to Andrewisms and they once supported the Kaiser Chiefs!
But what about the telly, we hear you ask? Well, there’s everything from Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Saxondale, 50 Years Of Rock Excess, and Good News Week.
One of our most distinctive and original comedic performers. Andrew is a national treasure in the making.
‘Hitting new heights of comedic brilliance.’ Time Out ‘His finely-tuned jokes are a joy to behold.’ Metro
Liverpool’s Jon Capewell takes the middle spot and your compere is Mick Ferry, a man who needs no introduction to Manchester or London Comedy Store regulars but, if you have yet to have had the pleasure, he is, quite simply, the best MC working in the UK today.
Whether he’s running with a scatterbrained idea, an audience suggestion or dipping into his extensive mental files of absolute, top drawer gags and routines, the end result is a barrage of laughter from a very happy audience and that is what we are all about.
“Absolute legend” Jason Manford ★★★★★ Mirror
The comedians you see at Darwen Comedy Club are booked by Comedy In A Van