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Comedy Night at The Melville Centre!

Join us for some belly laughs at this fantastic community arts centre in Abergavenny!

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Comedy Night at The Melville Centre!
Comedy Night at The Melville Centre!

Time & Location

20 Jun 2022, 18:30 – 21:00

Abergavenny, The Melville Centre, Pen-Y-Pound, Abergavenny NP7 5UD, UK

About the Event

Comedy Night at The Melville Centre!

Our MC for this night of laughter is the fabulous Sarah Bridgeman:

Our MC for this evening of comedy, is Welsh-born performer Sarah Bridgeman  -  a seasoned comic who has been writing and performing all over the UK since 2008. Always a hit with audiences, her friendly, instantly likeable persona, makes her an ideal MC or opener. Her credits include appearances on BBC Radio Wales and as a finalist in the Welsh Unsigned Standup Awards. As well as performing her sharp one-liners and observational material as stand-up performer she has also penned a play which was performed at the Swansea Grand Theatre by Fluellen Theatre Company in 2018, based on her experiences in comedy called “Tonight’s Performance Begins In…”.

Reviews & Testimonials...

“Smashing, funny act - full of great ideas and beautifully delivered” - Barbara Nice

“A joke machine” - Jamie Owen, BBC Radio Wales

“Funny quirky and instantly likeable” - Ffandango Comedy Club

“Always a hit” - Dolly Chicken Comedy

“Sharp writing and darkly relatable observations - Highly recommended!” - Howl

“The audience loved her, she was born to be funny - more than funny, clever funny!” - Cheryl Beer

Our first act is Drew Taylor! South Wales based Drew Taylor has been making waves all over the UK comedy scene. A sharp observational style combined with a strong stage presence combine with a lovely slow Welsh voice makes for a naturally funny comic who’s just great listen to. In total command of the room his relaxed and assured person is uber funny.

“A guy destined for comedy greatness!”  Theatr Gwaun, Fishguard

‘A lovely combination of charm, confidence and great jokes!’  Nathan Caton

“Clever stuff!” - Bath Echo “A guy destined for comedy greatness!” - Theatr Gwaun “Just go and see Drew Taylor!” - The Small Space Theatre

Our next act will be Phil Cooper - Charming Welsh comedian Phil Cooper brings a unique blend of storytelling and smart jokes to any stage. As well as live stand-up in the U.K./Europe (as an MC or set), he also has experience in TV, radio and warm-up.​​ In 2019 he appeared on BBC Sesh (the BBC’s platform for Welsh talent)

"Makes comedy look simple, a true talent" - Fosters Comedy ​"Impossible not to be drawn into his expertly delivered dialogue as he riffs off audience interactions - Top class comedian" - Ministry Comedy "Very impressive. Had everyone in stitches. We will certainly be having him back again and again" - Eminent Comedy

Our headliner this evening is Noel James. Noel is a 54 year old charismatic performer whose quick wit, warmth and charm have served him well in the stand up comedy clubs of the UK and overseas. He has been involved in both performing and writing for theatre, radio and television. His passion for acting stretches beyond the confines of just comedy; his versatility and readiness to learn new skills have opened up other avenues, including presenting and musical entertainment.

His most recent gigs include the Glee Club; Sensatori Hotels; the Balham Banana Cabaret, London; The Stand Comedy Clubs; the Atlantic Fringe Festival, Nova Scotia.

‘Noel James is a lovely comic’ – Kate Copstick, The Scotsman 2007 “The funniest joke I’ve ever heard – Almost certainly it was by Noel James. Go and see him live to hear it.” – Jon Richardson, The Guardian 2017 “Surreal Welsh comic Noel James lives and dies by wordplay, his delivery a gabble of consciousness that skips from pun to giddy flight of fantasy with ill-coordinated abandon […] Any stand-up can struggle to connect with an audience. But James betrays the soul of a poet and accomplishes it with such rare panache and commitment that it approaches art.” – Jay Richardson, March 2010


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