Have the last of laugh (of the year) at Danny’s

Rosie Wilby
Rosie Wilby

The region’s latest and most exciting stand-up comedy venue is set to bring yet another dynamic and eclectic mix of high quality comedic performers into Sussex as it draws its debut year to a successful close.

Taking stock of his Club’s first year of business, owner Daniel Kington said: “When we started the whole Comedy Club thing at the end of last year, I promised myself a pat on the back and a slice of cheesecake if we actually got it off the ground and then made it as far as Christmas.

“I’m as amazed as I am proud to say that with my wonderful team and the fantastic support of the Birch Hotel and most of all from the people of Haywards Heath and beyond, we’ve actually done it.”

With the Club’s Hotel venue busier than ever over the Christmas period, Danny has decided to take a break in December and so the club’s last comedy show of 2013 will be on Friday, November 29.

This month’s singer will be announced shortly, as well as a whole new line up of acts ready and waiting for the 2014 season, all set to open at the Birch Hotel on January 31.

Meanwhile, the burgeoning waiting list of highly talented comedians and singers eager to perform at Danny’s Comedy Club continues to grow and this month’s line-up billed for Friday, November 29, is no exception.

“Performance poet and light entertainer” Malcolm Head will be headlining this month’s show. Having won numerous awards, he supported celebrity comedian Paul Foot on national tours in 2011 and 2012, and has performed at most of the nation’s top comedy venues. Malcolm is the creation of writer Jack Stratten, who has written sketches for BBC radio shows including BBC7’s Newsjack and has written for singer Geri Halliwell.

November also welcomes the phenomenally talented comedian, musician, writer and broadcaster Rosie Wilby. As a comedian, she has performed at Sydney Mardi Gras, The Comedy Store, Latitude Festival and on Radio 4.

A highly talented stand-up, radio presenter, comedy writer and reformed northerner, Steve N Allen has lots to says and finds a nice way to say it. With a total sell-out show at the Edinburgh Fringe, he has performed at many of the UK’s best clubs, including the Comedy Store and the Leicester Square Theatre.

An Absurdist one liner with punch lines that come from every direction, lovable Tommy Barnes was a semi-finalist in So You Think You’re Funny in 2011 and a semi-finalist in the Golden Jester Comedy Competition 2012.

Danny Hurst is probably the only orthodox Jewish, bisexual, left-handed, vegetarian Manchester City fan on the comedy circuit and Sarah Mills has performed all over the UK and in the US, racking up 150 gigs in just eighteen months.

A consummate performer, Stu Turner blends comedy and magic with absolute nonsense.

Doors open at 7.30pm with curtain up at 8.30pm. Admission is £5 (£4 concessions) on the door with tickets also available in advance at the Hotel reception.

Anyone interested in appearing at Danny’s Comedy Club should email danny.kington@gmail.com. Visit www.dannyscomedyclub.com or www.youtube.com/user/dannyscomedyclub.com.

For further details contact Danny Kington on 07876260506 or danny.kington@gmail.com.