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Cottingham Comedy Club presents Jonathan Mayor
Thu 21st Feb 2019 @ 7:30 pm£8 – £10
We are back at the Backroom.
After such a warm welcome there and a great night of comedy, we have arranged for our future events to run there. So we are back with a treat, the fantastic Jonathan Mayor.
Jonathan Mayor is developing into a huge, huge cult. He is one of the finest comperes in the country, capable of settling even the rowdiest crowds with savage wit and a high octane stage presence. When Jonathan arrives, its showtime, engaging the audience both on and off-stage. He is one of the few acts who will not only perform when the stage lights are on, but also wander among the crowd, chatting and charming – truly “hosting” the night. It is this that has made him the most requested compere by audiences at many venues – including as a resident compere at Manchester’s Frog and Bucket, where the list has included Johnny Vegas, Peter Kay, Dave Spikey and Steve Coogan. It also explains the huge variety of work he is asked to do across the country, including burlesque shows, cabaret nights, Pride festivals, biker festivals, corporate occasions, street theatre, gourmet nights at some of Manchester’s top restaurants, balls, weddings, civil partnerships, birthday parties and poetry nights. Presenting experience includes The North West Comedy Awards 2006 alongside Bradley Walsh and in 2007 alongside Dave Spikey.
His work with the more alternative arts scenes have included numerous appearances at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Contact Theatre Manchester, Green Room Theatre, Manchester, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, Apples and Snakes @ Battersea Arts Centre and queer performance art with “Mother’s Ruin”
He is currently Sarah Millican’s go-to host and support act, MC’ing her new material nights Sarah Millican and Friends and performing as warm-up man for her television series “The Sarah Millican Television Show”
As a headline act, Jonathan sets the stage alight with his razor-sharp audience banter and stunning charisma. But don’t be fooled by the glitter and glamour, underneath lies an intelligent line of socio-political humour, from a unique and fascinating perspective, He will reduce any audience to hysterics whether they are erudite, worthy, Radio 4 listeners or the drunkest Friday night crowd.
As half of “Bitch Goddesses”, his hilarious cabaret performances and plays have become a fixture in the calendar of Manchester’s Gay Village “A rip-roaring evening which kept a smile permanently fixed on everyone’s faces….we can’t wait for them to come back again.” Realmanchester.com
He has also appeared regularly for Manchester Pride (in particular he hosts the Manchester Pride Candlelight AIDS Vigil every year – a dramatic departure from his comedy work) Europride, Glasgay Arts Festival, Homotopia Arts Festival, Queer Up North and Manchester/Leicester Comedy Festivals. He also hosts the annual Great British Bear Bash, Manchester Pride Games Dinner, has hosted a number of sporting events at Manchester Pride Games and the Gay Rugby World Cup (the Bingham Cup).
Plus the usual support: a professional opener and two up and coming acts in the middle section.
And hosting proceedings is everyone’s second favourite compere Rich Austin. The man, the myth, the legend will be hosting proceeding.
Doors open 7:30pm, show starts 8:00pm
Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the door (£7 with NUS / NHS or What’s On Hub card)
Tickets available at HullBoxOffice.com or to collect from the venue itself on the night: The Back Room, 175a Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BB (please message us on FB or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets to purchase on the night at the advance rate)
Cottingham Comedy Club, the village’s only comedy venue, provides a unique comedy experience in many ways. This intimate club gets you up close and personal with the acts, many of whom are breaking through into TV, or are established acts from the UK and international comedy circuit. We are a welcoming venue and we have a dedicated room for the comedy, with regular breaks between the acts for you to lubricate your throats with laughter juice. With four acts and a compere it’s great value for money at less than £2 per comedian. We think it’s the most fun you can have with friends on a midweek night out.