Thu 7th Jul 2022 at 7:00pm ends 9:30pm
Hardie's, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, UK - Map
Drew Taylor presents:
Comedy and Cocktails returns to Hardie's Bar for July with host Drew Taylor introducing a line up of top circuit comics and up and coming talent.
Joining us this month are:
Multi-award-winning Welsh comedian, Matt Rees, has generated a huge buzz on the circuit over the past few years with his unique brand of well-crafted gags and acerbic delivery earning him high praise from audiences and critics alike."A properly original comedy mind"
The Guardian The deadpan stand-up is a sober drunk and a couple of years ago he had to take a break from comedy to deal with his personal matters, but now he’s back and taking the comedy scene by storm once more. As well as starring in BBC3’s This Country and BBC’s Edinburgh Fringe Highlights, Matt has also recently recorded an episode of BBC2’s Stand Up at BBC Wales, Amazon’s Audible Presents and Stand Up For BBC Radio Wales.Matt also made his hotly anticipated debut solo show at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 at The Pleasance with Happy Hour, a humorous approach to his alcoholism and his everyday life.The rising star has won a whole host of awards including Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, Leicester Square Comedian of The Year, Welsh Unsigned Act of The Year and Loaded LAFTAs, as well as being nominated for Chortle Best Newcomer.Matt works across the board of the top UK clubs, such as The Comedy Store, Glee Club and The 99 Club and has also performed at the leading comedy/music festivals such as Latitude, Reading, Leeds, Green Man and the fantastically off-beat Welsh festival, Machynlleth Comedy Fest. Also, Matt has provided tour support for the likes of Joe Lycett, John Robins, Elis James, Patrick Kielty as well as Tig Notaro. This year he got into the semi-finals of British Comedian of the Year Awards. “Comedian to watch"
The Times“Rees' phlegmatic, hangdog delivery belies a phenomenally high gag rate. And as he draws each of his routines to a close with a swerve of deft wordplay there is a surprising feeling of the pacey rhythm more familiar in a one-liner show. He has an eye for the bizarre and for darkness. Rees can tell a story or create a world in a sentence.”The Skinny"A gem in the form of a laconic youngster with an instinctive comedic talent"
Metro"Matt's writing was a stand out. Apparently casual asides spin out into fresh routines"
Chortle"Quite brilliant. I’d love to see more of this comic."
Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
Mike Reed has been delighting audiences for many years. In 2014 Mike reached the semi finals of the chortle student award and the semi final WUSA award , from here he quickly broke out into paid work before splitting double hander shows in the famous Edinburgh fringe festival. Jump forward 7 years can be seen opening some of the best comedy nights in the UK.
Support acts doing shorter spots will also feature on this event
See you all there!
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Really enjoyed this club. Intimate and friendly. Loved the acts x
Review left at 10:11pm on Mon 16th May 2022
First time at a local comedy event. We had a really great time. Comedians were great. Venue, intimate and welcoming Will go again.
Review left at 3:26pm on Mon 16th May 2022
Had a fab evening. Everything was just effortless. Host and all the comedians were spot on funny funny funny. The venue is first class. Small, friendly, fab staff and selection of food, drinks. Absolutely spot on for this kinda gig. Would defo recommend, and most defo will be going again in July. Fab evening, fab show, fab venue. Loved it. Can’t wait for the next gig
Review left at 9:25am on Mon 16th May 2022
Some great comedians. Nice intimate venue but having to sit a stool for a couple of hours killed me back.
Review left at 9:55pm on Sun 15th May 2022
A fun night out near home in a warm, supportive atmosphere. Feels like a hidden gem
Review left at 8:30pm on Sun 15th May 2022
Really good evening, for my first experience was very impressed and will definitely look to book again. Well done to all the acts!
Review left at 5:44pm on Sun 15th May 2022