Christmas Comedy at New Road
Thursday 9 December Line Up:

Karen Bayley as MC
Jo Enright
Sean Percival
Mitch Benn

Tickets:

Adult Tickets – £20

Enjoy a fine evening of comedy at New Road with some festive food and drink!

Doors open at 7.00pm
Food served at 7.30pm
Comedy starts at 8.00pm

Food Menu

Mulled wine on arrival 

Turkey a la King (GF) or Seared Salmon severed in a Herb Sauce with Salsa Verde (GF)(DF) or Vegetarian and Cranberry Nut Roast (Vegan)

Followed by Mince Pies in the interval

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-KAREN BAYLEY-

Petfringe Comedian Of The Year Finalist 2018

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.

Karen can be seen performing at all the established clubs and bookers across the UK and has recently been supporting Joe Lycett on his 2016 tour. Karen also appeared in the Aviva Goth Advert Campaign

“Bayley’s material surprises with inspired and sparkling punchlines…with comic timing that is rarely less than brilliant. An assured performer who doesn’t have much trouble getting audiences laughing.” – Chortle

“I saw her recently and she blew my socks off. She doesn’t dwell too much on “lady issues”. Funny in her own right, she was brilliant, clever and she’s gonna be huge.” BBC Online.

“Likeable headstrong persona- packing a considerable performing punch.” The List

“the night’s star attraction” Tamworth Herald

“Karen is one of the most consistently hilarious comedians I have had the pleasure of working with . She’s a sharp writer and an unflappable compère, able to cajole any room with her warm audience interaction and precise intelligent gags, ” Joe Lycett

-JO ENRIGHT-

Most recently seen playing the part of ‘Angela’ in ITV Sitcom The Job Lot, Jo Enright has starred alongside Steve Coogan in I’m Alan Partridge and with Peter Kay in Phoenix Nights. Other recent comedy roles include in BBC Two Sitcom Lab Rats playing the part of Cara and on BBC/HBO’s Life’s Too Short as Warwick Davis’ wife Sue.

“One of the most naturally gifted comic talents I’ve ever seen.”
Peter Kay

For more than a decade now the highly acclaimed comedienne Jo Enright has crafted a completely unique style of stand-up comedy. As well as accepting numerous invitations to perform it both on television and radio, Jo also thrives on live theatre performances, for which she has won several comedy awards including the 2002 Chortle Award for ‘The Best Female Circuit Comic.’ and 2001 Best Female on the Jongleurs Comedy Circuit award.

“If she was broccoli, I’d turn vegetarian.”
Barry Cryer

“One of Britain’s best character actresses.”
The Independent. (Grace Dent)

-SEAN PERCIVAL-

Black Country comic Sean Percival is an ex-welder from Dudley (“It’s a lovely place to come from but bloody horrible to go back to”) whose act is steeped in the traditions of the working mens clubs circuit, but bang up to date with its upfront attitude.  Sean’s brand of comedy steers clear of the surreal and confronts realism in an explosively funny way.

A festival favourite, he has performed at the Edinburgh, Glastonbury and Reading Festivals, and as a well established headliner he performs at all major comedy clubs around the UK as well as being a regular host for the Jongleurs comedy clubs.

In demand as a script writer, Sean works regularly with likes of Johnny Vaughan for Capital Radio.  He spent two years writing and performing on Capital fm’s drive time radio show in Birmingham and for Heart fm in Birmingham, and provided the voice for “Black Country Bob” on both those shows fronted by Talk Radio’s host and impressionist Ian Danter.

“Sean’s comedy is the comedy of honesty. His act is the working man’s revenge on the safe, middle-class, politically correct humour that has dominated comedy. Sean’s humour is not surreal, it’s not wacky, it’s just bloody funny. This is not smile humour, this is bust your gut rubber underpants stuff”     (Joan Serone Bungalow, What’s On)

“…the big gold star of the show must be the long-haired man from Dudley. He came. He spoke. He had us curled up begging for more…Sean Percival was the best heckler worrier I’ve seen for years…”    (Evening Mail TV)

“Absolutely brilliant – can we book him for our Christmas show please” Red Card Comedy, Norwich

-MITCH BENN-

Mitch Benn is not only one of the most sought-after acts on the comedy circuit but is widely acknowledged as one of the best writer/performers of comic songs in the country. Mitch began his comedy career in Edinburgh in 1994. He moved to London in 1996 and quickly established himself as a comedy club “headliner” as well as a favourite on the university circuit.

Mitch is a regular writer and performer on “The Now Show” for BBC Radio 4 and “It’s Been a Bad Week” for BBC Radio 2. Three series of his successful Radio 4 show, “Mitch Benn’s Crimes Against Music” have been broadcast so far. He also presents “The Mitch Benn Music Show” on BBC Radio 7.

“Although the UK has a fine tradition in producing top- notch musical comedians, we have recently been left in the dust by the arrival of acts like Tim Minchin and Tenacious D, two acts who have found international stardom holding a tune as well as splitting their audience’s sides. This is where Mitch Benn comes in. Not exactly a new name on the comedy circuit, Benn has spent the last few years quietly composing some of the best rib-ticklers you’ll ever hear.” Tom Goodwyn, Oxford Times

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Please note that New Road is a cashless venue. All major debit and credit cards are accepted.