Sun 21st Aug 2022 at 7:30pm ends 10:00pm
The Southern Cross, Dixons Bank, Marton-in-Cleveland, Middlesbrough, UK - Map
The Laughing Pug Comedy Club presents:
THIS MONTHS HEADLINE ACT
THE FANTASTIC - MATT RICHARDSON!
Matt is a multi-award winning stand-up comedian and one of the most exciting names on the circuit currently rising through the ranks. Having started stand-up in 2009 at 18 years old, Matt became one of the youngest comedians on the circuit and soon made it through to the finals of two national stand-up competitions – the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny and the Chortle Student Comedy Award – as well as coming runner up in the Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year and winning the Newbury and Bath Comedy Festival new act competitions ‘ – all while still in his teens. He quickly established himself in all of the major comedy club chains in the UK and has gigged overseas on countless occasions.
Since then Matt has firmly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting young performers and presenters – hosting the drive-time show on Virgin Radio.
His TV credits include co-hosting the Xtra Factor alongside Caroline Flack, Co-Hosting Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live! Alongside Christine Lampard and helming the live spin off show alone, two one-off documentaries for ITV2 – Pampered Pooches, Hollywood and Meet The Family Guys, a series regular role on Viral Tap (ITV2), Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice, Sweat The Small Stuff, Big Brothers Bit on the Side, Fake Reaction, Its Not Me It’s You, I’m a Celebrity Get Me out of here Now! and countless other shows.
High wattage charisma from a talented young comic whos star is on the rise - THE GUARDIAN
Hilarious and Charming - THE MIRROR
OPENING ACT - LOUISE YOUNG!
Hailing from Newcastle, Louise Young has quickly become one of the brightest new names on the comedy circuit. She is a regular at clubs up and down the country including the Glee Clubs, Komedia, and The Stand. Louise has supported the likes of Jason Manford and Alan Carr on their nation wide UK and Ireland tours. In 2020, she was nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and the following year was nominated for Leicester Comedy Festival’s Best Festival Appearance. Louise was also a finalist in the Funny Women Awards in 2018.
Louise has presented a weekly comedy radio show on BBC Radio Newcastle and at the 2020 Gillard Awards won a commendation for Newcomer of the Year on the station.
Louise also wrote and acted in Channel 4’s Original Comedy shorts on three sketches, one of which gained over five million views and went on to receive North East RTS award. As heard on BBC Radio 4’s Fred at The Stand, and soon to be seen on Comedy Central Live!
2 Support Acts on the night also tbc
Absolute brilliant night, the comedians were spot on, 6 of us tried this night for the 1st time and we will definitely be going to more
Review left at 5:54am on Thu 23rd Jun 2022
Host & comedians handled the heckler well.
Review left at 2:53pm on Tue 21st Jun 2022
Great night and atmosphere, will return and recommend!
Review left at 9:00am on Sun 19th Jun 2022
Recommend great gig
Review left at 6:47pm on Sat 18th Jun 2022
Great night, fab venue, prices of tickets and drinks very good value for money. We will be regulars from now on.
Review left at 4:35pm on Sat 18th Jun 2022
Atmosphere was good throughout, I thought the price for the event was well the money. Never been in that particular venue before, was quietly pleased with the friendliness of the bar staff, the fact there was even a bar and how the bar area had been decorated. Was lovely. Both supports for Chris McGlade were hilariously funny and have to say Chris was outstanding. Laughed until I burst. Must remember not to wear eyemake up next time I come to see a comedy act especially one with these three on stage. Not a good look on the long walk home. Would come again.
Review left at 3:23pm on Sat 18th Jun 2022