The Back Room, The Star Inn, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3TY
Professional live comedy in Guildford every month.
Lineup includes: Dave Fulton, Karen Bayley, Jack Barry and Jack Hester
No disabled access to venue.
No refunds or exchanges. Gag House have the right to change the lineup without notice. Gag House reserve the right to refuse entry.
Strictly over 18’s only.
Book below or call 01483 361101
Whoever it was who decided that Americans don’t have any sense of irony, they forgot to tell Dave Fulton. This wry Seattle wag is positively brimming over with ironic invective. He even fronted an amusing and perceptive report – for Newsnight, no less – begging Brits to celebrate their own heritage, rather than aping American pop culture.
Yet you’d never know from the look of him. With his stringy beard, straggly long hair and rock ‘n’ roll black leather jacket, Fulton looks more like a refugee from a defunct British heavy metal band than an all-American stand-up… there’s a salty flavour to his live club set that you’d scarcely describe as feminist. It’s these contradictions that make Fulton so fascinating, and fun to watch, especially when he’s riffing with British punters half a world away from home.
Karen Bayley is a midlands based act hailing from Birmingham. Karen has been on the circuit for over a decade. She made a name for herself early on in her career reaching the semi-final of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards and was later crowned the winner of the 2001 Komedia New Act prize, Karen Bayley followed by becoming the first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award as well as reaching the finals of both the BBC New Comedy Awards Showcase and Babycham Funny Women.
Delightfully saucy, her friendly and confident stage presence, combined with a killer wit, an infectious giggle and some devastating one-liners make her a comedic force to be reckoned with a warm and welcoming with a delightfully saucy and spiky edge, her bold, no nonsense attitude strikes a perfect pitch with men and women alike.
Jack Barry is an exciting name making waves in the comedy world and is probably the only stand up on the circuit with a degree in Chinese – what a waste. As well as gracing screens and crisp packets nationwide as the face of McCoy’s Crisps for most of 2017-2018, Jack has appeared on Channel 4’s Catastrophe, ITV2’s @elevenish as part of sketch duo Twins and in James Acaster’s web series Sweet Home Lahnsteineringa.
An excellent writer, he has written for Mock the Week (BBC2) and a sketch he wrote entitled Get Staffed went viral, becoming a Vimeo staff pick and appearing on the Canal+ TV show L’Oeil de Links in France. The sketch was shortlisted for Best Comedy Short at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and won Single Funniest Moment at the Portland Comedy Festival.
Jack Hester has twice won the blackout at the up the creek comedy club and he has come second at the notorious King gong at the comedy store in Leicester Square.
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