New Wirral comedy nights will take some topping

A new Wirral comedy night will take some topping with UK circuit acts and delicious pizza all part of a series of hilarious new shows coming to Thornton Hough.

The Slice of Comedy shows will be held on at least four Fridays in 2024 at Thornton Hough Village Club starting with a Smug Roberts headlined night of tasty entertainment on Good Friday, 29 March.

As well as enjoying an MC and three great acts from the UK comedy scene punters will also be able to enjoy freshly made pizza from independent Wirral company Dough Bros.

The comedy night is the brainchild of Dean Boodaghians-Nolan, an actor who lives in the village as part of his passion to ensure the community he loves has a wide-range of entertainment options in a venue that is already renowned for attracting brilliant performers for its live music nights.

Dean, whose acting CV includes House of the Dragon, The Great and next year Snow White, said, “I love Thornton Hough Village Club and I just feel that it’s a venue that will lend itself brilliantly to comedy and we all need a laugh more than ever.

“There are some fabulous acts booked in for all four shows and as an extra treat, I am delighted to enlist the services of Dough Bros who will supply their delicious pizzas on the night. We will also be serving a range of drinks including Brimstage ales.”

Tickets are already on sale for the March night.

Headliner Smug Roberts has been dubbed by his peers as ‘the Godfather of Comedy’ and his CV ranges from Coronation Street to Phoenix Nights and Mrs Brown’s Boys.

Support from the evening includes opening act, Tony Burgess, who you may recognise from his role in the cult BBC3 comedy Ideal where he played DJ Troy.

As well as performing stand-up all over the UK for over 25 years – he has written sitcoms for the BBC, plays for The Royal Exchange Theatre, and written for many big-name comedians such as Steve Coogan, John Bishop, and Johnny Vegas.

And before Smug brings the show to a close, the audience will be treated to a set from Sarah Louise Keegan who has performed across the UK, including alongside Jo Brand, Adam Hills, and Peter Kay.

She loves a good sing-along, so be ready to get involved – rhythm and harmony welcome.

The MC for the nights is quick-fire gag merchant Ben Turner – a World One Liner Championship and Comedy Cellar Yorkshire New Act of the Year finalist who has racked up 3 million views on Facebook Reels and was included in the Daily Telegraph and The Poke’s funniest jokes of lockdown.

Doors will open at 6.30pm and the comedy starts at 8pm prompt.

Tickets, expected to sell fast, can be bought via the booking page here  – £11 for a comedy only ticket or £15 to include a big slice of Dough Bros pizza which will also be on sale before the show and during the breaks.

Slice of Comedy nights will also take place on the following Fridays: 28 June, 12 July, and 13 September, and headlined by Jenny Hart, Nick Page and Archie Kelly respectively.

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