They’re having a right laugh in Brighouse

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Brighouse’s reputation as an arts and entertainment centre is further enhanced on November 26 with the start of a bi-monthly comedy club at the Holiday Inn.

This follows a brilliant turnout to performances during Brighouse Comedy week. The show introduces four comedians and well known funnyman Anthony J Brown who will compere the evening. The line-up is ...

Archie Kelly - ‘Inspired storytelling and wickedly witty asides mixed with fantastic vocal mimicry’ -

Fresh from 16 sold-out nights at Manchester Arena with the Phoenix Nights Comic Relief shows, Archie, aka ‘Kenny Senior’ is ‘stand-up of the very highest order’ (City Life). He has further TV credits including ‘Max & Paddy’s Road To Nowhere’, ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Shameless’, ‘Emmerdale’, ‘Car Share’ and ‘The Street’. He is an effortless master of bone dry anecdotes laced with a pinch of well-aimed vitriol and served with a garnish of razor-sharp song parodies.

Sully O’Sullivan - He’s been declared a highlight of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival by The NZ Herald, a highlight of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival by The Scotsman, featured on Australian TV’s ‘The Comedy Channel’, hosted a sellout stand-up tour of Croatia, won Canada’s annual ‘Improvaganza’ Tournament, and completed 2 UK national theatre tours supporting cult Heavy Metal Comic Steve Hughes.

Nicola James - Nicola is a Sheffield based comedian who has quite rightly been described as ‘sweetly cynical’ and quite unfairly described as ‘a natural psychopath’. If you’ve ever wanted to understand the psychology behind people doing unreasonable things, wearing chintzy patterns or becoming serial killers she’s a must see.

Howard Walker - ‘Like a third Hairy Biker but with more charm and better punchlines’ -

Brighouse native and self confessed metalhead proffering oodles of onstage warmth and dry wit.

Anthony J. Brown - Clad in a sartorially edifying manner, like a dapper and dandy funeral director, Anthony cuts a unique on-stage presence with humour blacker than a raven that’s slammed it’s claw in a coffin lid. And not the merest hint of profanity. The overall effect is both perversely hypnotic and wholly original, leaving the audience zealously hanging on to every syllable like turncoat lemmings on a rockface.