Thu 16th May 2024 at 7:00pm ends 10:00pm

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The Stand and Deliver Comedy Club presents:

Reading Indi Comedy Fest Presents: Paul F Taylor- Head in the Clouds

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NB - this show is not included in the Reading Indie Comedy Festival pass BUT pass holders will get a discount using a promo code.

LIVE in-person standup comedy at Reading's coolest independent cinema and venue.

Doors 7pm to allow for a prompt 8pm start . Booking essential.

🕕Times and what to do when you arrive

Doors open at 7 PM and the show starts at 8 PM. Please arrive in plenty of time.  Late-comers may NOT be admitted and we reserve the right to sell you seat to people on the door. Arriving on time means you can relax and enjoy socialising at the bar before the show.

When you arrive please check-in with the Stand and Deliver Staff. They will be at the entrance to the bar, wearing black S & D T-shirts. 

They will check your name off the list and give you a wristband.

Once you have your wrist band please  relax in the bar until our staff to call you to the screen.

🪑Seating 🪑
You will be seated next to others, in rows. A ticket guarantees you a seat but seats are not allotted. Seats are assigned on a first come first serve basis. If you wish to sit with your friends please arrive together and on time. 

Full information is available here- standanddelivercomedy.com/venues-and-info/the-biscuit-factory

Stand and Deliver Comedy and Reading Indi Comedy Fest Present: Paul F Taylor- Head in the Clouds

After a several year absence, professional odd-ball Paul F Taylor returns with a supremely silly new show. Paul has been a man that has always thrown himself to the gods of chaos. Growing up; people often accused him of having his head in the clouds.

With recently being diagnosed with ADHD; it’s little wonder that he’s not had his feet on the ground. And now Paul questions his place in this world of distractions that is seemingly not built for people like him. As a new father he’s learning the hard way, having something that demands him to keep his focus, when he can’t, isn’t easy. Yet in this very serious world, Paul makes his case that we now and again, can very much do with having our Head In The Clouds by airlifting audiences into a world of whimsy.

Paul has appeared on Harry Hill’s Nite Club on Channel 4 and also the award winning BBC Radio 4 sketch show Please Use Other Door. He was nominated for best new show at the Leicester Comedy Festival 2017, and won the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Award in 2013. As an actor and writer, he has starred in many comedy short films that have won critical acclaim and awards on the festival circuit as a long time collaborator with the two time BAFTA nominated director Ben Mallaby; in films such as Milk, Battlecock! and Guilt Trip and his latest film Bleep by Ben Hyland being selected my multiple BIFA and BAFTA qualifying film festivals.

Along with his wife Rebecca Shorrocks, he is one half of sketch duo Short & Curly who enjoyed mass critical success at the Edinburgh Fringe as well as being nominated for Best Character and Sketch Act in the Chortle Awards. ‘should be required viewing for all wannabe
surrealists’

★★★★ The Skinny ‘… beguiles those of us with a weakness for whimsy’

★★★★ Metro ‘…finds a way to make all his silliness mean something’

★★★★ The Wee Review ‘His approach is reminiscent of Harry Hill or Steve Martin in his funny years, although Taylor exceeds them both in frenzied delivery’

★★★★ Short Com ‘…impressive in it’s simplicity and incredibly funny’

★★★★ Broadway Baby …this is an eclectic, entertaining hour of stand-up characterised by surreal touches and capricious roaming over a range of subjects’ Scotsman ‘A welter of daft, Harry Hill-like ideas & diversions’ The Independent ‘Wildly entertaining and absolutely funny’ Chortle

Age Restrictions:
18+

Other Information:

Full information is available here-  standanddelivercomedy.com/venues-and-info/the-biscuit-factory

House rules/ etiquette


  • We reserved the right to remove customers who we deem to be disrupting the show. No refund will be given. We never want to have to do this so just be nice!

  • 🤐No heckling/shouting out stuff or talking when the acts are on stage. Our performers have travelled all over the country tirelessly working on their acts. They really want you to have a good time at the show. With this in mind please do not make their job difficult by heckling/ shouting out, chatting with your friends or being disruptive in any way. We reserve the right to ask you to leave should you be deemed a nuisance to the enjoyment of the show.

  • 📵Being on your phone is rude, so turn your phone off.  Allow your self to enjoy the comedy.

  • 🍺Don't be that guy that gets too drunk. 

  • Don't bring you own alcohol. The venue will ask you to leave.  


  • 🪑 During the show please stay seated.  Don't keep getting up and down to go to the bar or you will spoil the show for others. There are plenty of breaks to buy drunks.

  • No large groups. We have the right to refuse entry to groups of more than 5 people. This is to ensure that everyone has a seat and can enjoy the show without being disturbed. If you are looking to book a corporate  event please contact us.

  • 📸 Do not take pictures or film during the show. It's a breach of the acts copyright and you may be asked to leave. By all means take plenty of selfies during the break!🤳

In essence, be nice, don’t be a jerk, sit back and let them entertain you!😁
Accessibility 


  • ♿The screen our show is in has one wheelchair space. This can be booked via our ticket page. The venue has a lift and two accessible toilets. 

  • 🦮Assistance dogs are allowed but please let us know beforehand so we can ensure there is space.

  • If there are any reasonable adjustments you need to access and enjoy our show please ask and we will try our best for you. Email info AT standanddelivercomedy.com


Line-up subject to change
No reallocation
Tickets are non-refundable 


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General Admission

One ticket admits one person to the comedy show. You will be seated next to others, in rows. 


A ticket guarantees you a seat but seats are not allotted. Seats are assigned on a first come first serve basis. If you wish to sit with your friends please arrive together and on time.

£12.00


Wheelchair space

This ticket grants access to the wheelchair space. Please only book this if you are a wheelchair user.

Please wait in bar for our staff to call you to the screen.

£12.00


Reviews for previous The Stand and Deliver Comedy Club events

Michael N reviewed Stand and Deliver Comedy at Reading Biscuit Factory January which happened on 7:00pm on Thu 25th Jan 2024.

The headline act was advertised as Michael Odewale - but he wasn't there and no announcement to explain or apologise for yhe change to yhe line-up.

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Would you recommend to a friend?
No

Review left at 3:12pm on Sun 28th Jan 2024

Richard S reviewed Stand and Deliver Comedy at Reading Biscuit Factory January which happened on 7:00pm on Thu 25th Jan 2024.
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Would you recommend to a friend?
Yes

Review left at 8:17pm on Fri 26th Jan 2024

viktor s reviewed Stand and Deliver Comedy at Reading Biscuit Factory January which happened on 7:00pm on Thu 25th Jan 2024.

that was funny. I was lucky to have seats in the first line.

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Yes

Review left at 3:16pm on Fri 26th Jan 2024

Frances S reviewed Stand and Deliver Comedy at Reading Biscuit Factory July which happened on 7:00pm on Thu 27th Jul 2023.

Really fun night, will definitely be returning

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Yes

Review left at 3:03pm on Fri 28th Jul 2023

Alex M reviewed Stand and Deliver, Reading Indi Comedy Fest Special which happened on 7:00pm on Thu 18th May 2023.
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Would you recommend to a friend?
Yes

Review left at 5:23pm on Sun 21st May 2023

Andreea B reviewed Stand and Deliver, Reading Indi Comedy Fest Special which happened on 7:00pm on Thu 18th May 2023.
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Yes

Review left at 5:41pm on Fri 19th May 2023

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