BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.. Westwood presents (finally!) another Comedy Night!
21st December 7:30pm / Tickets £7.50 (12+)
There will be plenty of mulled wine (alcoholic and non) and mince pies available! This is sure to be another sellout, like all Westwood’s previous comedy nights – so book your tickets early!
Here come 3 top comedians to perform cutting edge stand-up in Golcar’s premier venue. Its going to be a Christmas Cracking Time…
Duncan Oakley has been a musician since the age of six, has performed on the UK comedy circuit since 1999, appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, on BBC Radio 4 and at many summer festivals as well as starring in Beat24’s feature film ‘Frontman’ and short film ‘Read Between the Signs’ With musical skills that would easily fit into many rock bands Duncan Oakley performs an infectious mix of musical comedy and stand up with one of his trusty guitars – Maurice (Fender Strat), No.7 (acoustic) or his Les Paul (the Lezza) by his side. With an eye and ear for the silly, rude, playful and downright irritating occurrences of life Duncan musters up songs that not only make you laugh, they bury into the recesses of your mind and find you a humming tune with a smile on your face 3 days later, confused and wondering where it’s come from.
Welcome to the world of Duncan Oakley.
“Leaping between stupidity and pure brilliance” – Yorkshire Evening Post
“Unlike some musical comics who rely on a guitar to get them through, Oakley’s routine deftly mixes the tunes with the stand-up” – City Life
Harriet Dyer’s been full-time at this stand-up malarkey since 2013. She regularly gigs up and down the UK and has been lucky enough to gig all over the world. Harriet’s been on BBC Radio 4 Extra numerous times, BBC Ouch, BBC Knock Knock, BBC3 and is currently on the BBC iPlayer with two different bits of stand-up (head to “clips” page for those.) Harriet also co-hosted Jason Manford’s radio show on Absolute Radio in 2017.
She’s had numerous critically acclaimed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her favourite being, “Barking at Aeroplanes” which was one of the first to touch on mental health as a subject. Due to the themes it covered it resonated with a lot of folk and as a result Harriet’s done a lot of work to do with mental health through her comedy ever since. Harriet also runs the cult hit, “Barking Tales” which is a comedy / storytelling night in Manchester where most of the acts and audience tend to have mental health issues themselves. It’s a safe space for everyone involved.
Harriet also presents the, “Don’t Worry, Bi(polar) Happy” podcast which is available on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean and Stitcher etc. It was on the new and noteworthy section on iTunes for six weeks.
For the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Harriet was selected to be a part of the prestigious, “Big Value Showcase” that many of the comedy greats have done so she found it an honour and a privilege to be a part of that.
“Dyer exists in a joyful equilibrium, at the point where self-depreciation and a total embracement of oddness meet in utterly likeable harmony… Beautifully, brilliantly weird… Absolutely worth a watch” – Broadway Baby
“Instinctively funny” – Steve Bennett, Chortle
“She’s got funny bones” – Kevin Bridges
“A bundle of whimsical hilarity… a breath of fresh air… will have you in stitches” – Broadway Baby
Tony Vino (Your MC for the night)
Preston’s very own funnyman. Tony Vino (**** The Scotsman) has been touring the comedy scene since early 2005. Well aware of social and political issues he mixes friendly well thought out observational humour with audience interaction and quick witted responses. A finalist in 2006 Funny Bones competition, Tony has enjoyed recognition as a comedian and comedy compere of renown. His life and interests are wide ranging and so is the subject matter he weaves together on stage.
“Uplifting style, great delivery and consistently funny throughout” – BBC Manchester
“Life Affirming Comedy” – BBC1 Heaven & Earth Show
“Tony Vino makes me laugh on and off stage. He’s always funny and has some of the same letters as my name” – Tim Vine