Comedy Night at The Melville Centre!
Organised by The Big Skill cic, we are delighted to be able to host this comedy night in our Theatre…
To book tickets (£5 or £2 concessions) please click the booking link
Our MC for this evening of comedy, is Welsh-born performer Sarah Bridgeman – a seasoned comic who has been writing and performing all over the UK since 2008. Always a hit with audiences, her friendly, instantly likeable persona, makes her an ideal MC or opener. Her credits include appearances on BBC Radio Wales and as a finalist in the Welsh Unsigned Standup Awards. As well as performing her sharp one-liners and observational material as stand-up performer she has also penned a play which was performed at the Swansea Grand Theatre by Fluellen Theatre Company in 2018, based on her experiences in comedy called “Tonight’s Performance Begins In…”.
Reviews & Testimonials…
“Smashing, funny act – full of great ideas and beautifully delivered” – Barbara Nice
“A joke machine” – Jamie Owen, BBC Radio Wales
“Funny quirky and instantly likeable” – Ffandango Comedy Club
“Always a hit” – Dolly Chicken Comedy
“Sharp writing and darkly relatable observations – Highly recommended!” – Howl
“The audience loved her, she was born to be funny – more than funny, clever funny!” – Cheryl Beer
Our first act is Drew Taylor. South Wales based Drew Taylor has been making waves all over the UK comedy scene. A sharp observational style combined with a strong stage presence combine with a lovely slow Welsh voice makes for a naturally funny comic who’s just great listen to. In total command of the room his relaxed and assured person is uber funny.
“A guy destined for comedy greatness!” Theatr Gwaun, Fishguard
‘A lovely combination of charm, confidence and great jokes!’ Nathan Caton
“Clever stuff!” – Bath Echo “A guy destined for comedy greatness!” – Theatr Gwaun “Just go and see Drew Taylor!” – The Small Space Theatre
Our next act will be Phil Cooper – Charming Welsh comedian Phil Cooper brings a unique blend of storytelling and smart jokes to any stage. As well as live stand-up in the U.K./Europe (as an MC or set), he also has experience in TV, radio and warm-up.In 2019 he appeared on BBC Sesh (the BBC’s platform for Welsh talent)
“Makes comedy look simple, a true talent” – Fosters Comedy”Impossible not to be drawn into his expertly delivered dialogue as he riffs off audience interactions – Top class comedian” – Ministry Comedy “Very impressive. Had everyone in stitches. We will certainly be having him back again and again” – Eminent Comedy
Our headliner this evening is Noel James. Noel is a 54 year old charismatic performer whose quick wit, warmth and charm have served him well in the stand up comedy clubs of the UK and overseas. He has been involved in both performing and writing for theatre, radio and television. His passion for acting stretches beyond the confines of just comedy; his versatility and readiness to learn new skills have opened up other avenues, including presenting and musical entertainment.
His most recent gigs include the Glee Club; Sensatori Hotels; the Balham Banana Cabaret, London; The Stand Comedy Clubs; the Atlantic Fringe Festival, Nova Scotia.