Academy Espresso Bar, Barry, UK
20:00 on 30/05/2019
22:30 on 30/05/2019
Semi-finalist on Britain's Got Talent last year, Nick Page is at the top of his game. He is in enormous demand in comedy clubs throughout the UK, as a headline act and MC, and has been for the last 15 years. Last year he won English Comedian of the Year and performed 500 gigs.
With storytelling comics there's a moment where the audience asks themselves 'I wonder if that's true?'. With Nick there is more doubt, because the stories are so outlandish, and yet at the same time every story is true. His is a life lived laughing from disaster to disaster. Everyone has felt frustrated by the legal system, nobody else has tried to go to prison to prove a point. Everyone watches daytime TV, nobody else has been sacked from it for an incident involving a Russian call girl and an antique rocking horse.
"Roguish comic Page is a bear-like man with a fund of barely believable stories about life, love and brushes with the law" -Guardian Pick of The Week
"The very best story teller on the comedy circuit" -Rhod Gilbert
"A very fine man indeed" -Jo Whiley, Radio 1
"Cynical but hilarious" - Galaxy Radio
Having excelled in a host of new act competitions in his first year, George made his Edinburgh debut in 2015 when he performed as part of the prestigious AAA Stand Up Late showcase at the Pleasance Courtyard for a full sell-out run. He returned to Edinburgh again in 2016, again as part of an established and respected showcase (The Lunchtime Special at The Tron) and splitting an hour with fellow up-and-comer Jake Lambert on the free fringe.
“Rigden is the result of a genetic mash-up between Mitch Benn and Tim Key, perhaps with a few strands of Ricky Gervais’s DNA thrown in…very funny stuff” -Chortle
“Rigden’s musical comedy is deliciously dark. He is very good at working the crowd"-Beyond the Joke
"Had the audience in his hands thanks to some great comedic timing, a little help from his guitar and a hint of David Mitchell in Peep Show" –Leicester Mercury
PLUS SUPPORT and hosted once again by LORNA PRICHARD
BBC Sesh star Lorna was a TV news presenter before turning to stand up. Since swapping headlines for punchlines, she has performed at Edinburgh and Leicester Comedy Festivals, won a comedy award in San Francisco and hosted many events - from comedy nights, festivals and car rallies to a cat carnival!
"A warm and natural MC who puts the audience at ease." – Nick Page
"A really good comedian." – Lloyd Langford
Unreserved seating. Doors open at 7.30 and the comedy starts promptly at 8pm