Friday 9th October 8pm Gareth Richards’ hilarious stand-up and “gorgeously low-key comedy songs” (The Guardian) have made him an instant favourite on the comedy circuit. He was a finalist in the
Friday 9th October 8pm
Gareth Richards’ hilarious stand-up and “gorgeously low-key comedy songs” (The Guardian) have made him an instant favourite on the comedy circuit. He was a finalist in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2007 competition, and was runner-up in the Amused Moose Laugh-Off 2007.
In 2010 he took his first solo stand up show, “Stand Up Between Songs” to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was nominated for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer. He has taken a show to Edinburgh nearly every year since, and in 2018 is performing his eighth solo show, “Prophet” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
On Television Gareth has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), Live at the Electric (BBC3) and the children’s TV panel show The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC). He has performed Live on BBC Radio 1, and has recorded stand up sets for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2. Gareth co-hosted Frank Skinner’s Sony award-winning Absolute Radio show for two years and still regularly fills in. He supported Frank on his 2014 tour.
‘A delightful hour of comedy’ The Guardian ‘An effortlessly assured act… exceptionally inspired and truly memorable’ Steve Bennett, Chortle
‘We laughed until we couldn’t catch our breath’ Grazia
Our opening act is the brilliant Helen Bauer. In August 2019, her debut show at the Edinburgh Festival beat 700 other shows to be nominated for the Best Newcomer Award. TV and Radio appearances include Fat Chat (Comedy Central), Edinburgh Nights (BBC Two), Period Dramas (BBC Three), Unexpected Fluids (Radio 1), and Radio 4’s Comedy Club (Radio 4).
‘A personality that will fill a stadium. Mark my words, this girl will not be performing in small venues for much longer’ Sunday Express
This show is part of our Comedy Mash Presents… series, in which we bring you top class professional comedians as seen on TV and heard on Radio. Additional support comes from rising stars of the comedy circuit and your regular MC Tim Powell.
Early bird tickets £12 | £13 thereafter | £14 on the door (if available) | Doors from 7pm
Strictly over 18s. Acts subject to availability and may be changed at any time
(Friday) 8:00 pm
The Peter Heselden Bar
The Tower Theatre, North Road