An event as part of ‘Ironbridge Lates’
Don’t miss our first ever comedy night – this promises to be a hugely popular and entertaining evening with a line-up of high profile celebrity comedians.
Our compare for the night is Tony Meresse. His compering style centres on making the audience very much a part of the show but in a way that the audience feel little pressure or embarrassment about being a part of the show (even if some were the butt of his jokes!)
Jonny Awsum exploded onto the comedy scene with a crowd-pleasing set, performing his special feel-good brand of musical comedy all over the world and becoming a much sought-after live act. Jonny will be familiar to views of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent where he made it through to the live semi-finals. His performances on the show have been viewed more than 10 million times on YouTube!
Our headliner is Paul Tonkinson – a sensational live performer, Yorkshire man, marathon runner and former (double award-winning) Time Out Comedian of the Year, Paul has long upheld his esteemed reputation as one of the finest stand-ups the UK has to offer. With a unique and distinctive style, he’s noted for his effervescent physicality and skillful impressions, which bring alive exuberant, tender comic reflections on love, family and the day-to-day idiosyncrasies of 21st century living. A plethora of first class material, combined with tremendous charm and irrepressible, infectious energy make for quite a formidable talent.
Paul has joined the mighty Michael McIntyre several times as a special guest on live shows around the UK and on global arena tours.
Known to TV viewers Paul’s appeared on shows such as BBC One’s Michael Mcintyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Comedy Central’s The Comedy Store and The World Stands-up.
7pm doors open
7.45pm take seats
8pm compare – Tony Maresse
8.45pm Jonny Awsum
9.30pm Paul Tonkinson
Tickets are £20 per person. A cash bar and snacks will be available during the evening. We recommend this event is suitable for people aged 16+.
After a 2 year hiatus from touring, one of the UK’s most popular TV and live comedians is back with a new show entitled ‘Chubster’ and nationwide tour this autumn. This hotly anticipated show premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August in the prestigious Pleasance Courtyard One venue for the month.
Rather touchingly, he asked his teenage daughters what title would best sum him up. They said ‘Chubster’. Hal’s now back on the 5:2 diet and onstage in a hilarious show that not only touches on his usual moans about being a middle-aged, middle class father of fat-shaming teenagers but also introduces us to new problems like his struggles with IQ tests, political zealots and the trauma of supporting the England rugby team.
“I can’t wait to get back on the road” says Hal. “I’m not actually that sociable naturally but I love chatting to my comedy fans because we’ve immediately got something in common. We both love me!”
Hal Cruttenden is one of the top stand-up comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor. He has made several appearances on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC1 and 2), ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV) as well as his regular appearances on shows such as ‘Mock the Week’ (BBC2), ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ (BBC2 and Channel 4) and ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’ (BBC2).