Seven stand ups and a singer at Danny’s Comedy Club in Haywards Heath on Friday March 28

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As the daffodils make their appearance this month, so does a wealth of top comedic talent at the Birch Hotel in Haywards Heath.

Danny’s Comedy Club brings no fewer than seven stand–up comedy acts and a singer to the stage at this ever popular entertainment venue.

As Danny’s Comedy Club is now firmly established on the stand-up scene, so visitors are arriving in ever greater numbers from further afield than the town itself and advance ticket sales continue to increase steadily month on month.

The Club’s owner and show producer Daniel Kington, who lives and works in Haywards Heath, said: “Pressure is now building from the many amazing acts around, not only those based in London and the south east but from right across the country, to perform at our Club.”

Several new acts based in mid Sussex have also made their debut on the Birch Hotel’s stage and Danny’s continues to offer a platform for local singers to develop their talents before a live audience.

The next show takes place on Friday, March 28, with headliner Alfie Brown, courtesy of PBJ Management.

Alfie has been performing comedy since the age of eighteen and has been good at it since the age of twenty-two.

A well-established regular at the Edinburgh fringe, his love of comedy began as a two-year-old when he would gurgle with delight at Alexei Sayle’s face, later his comedy, and he spent his formative years obsessed with George Carlin and Bill Hicks. Afie has just returned from a comedy tour of Croatia and will soon be on the road with Mumford And Sons on their Gentlemen Of The Road tour.

Entertaining and dynamic, Sarah Iles makes a welcome return to Danny’s Comedy Club, now a regular MC for Eminent Banter, Raw Comedy and Edge Comedy nights.

Performing at many of the UK’s top comedy venues, Sarah was Best New Act finalist at the Brighton Fringe in 2012.

Hailing from London, Jack Grant is fast making a big impression on the comedy scene with his angelic appearance and charmingly shambolic stage persona.

Also from West London and ping-ponging between cultures has left Bisha K. Ali with no choice but to stand up and laugh about her strict and strange upbringing. She touches on topics including race, religion, dating and family. Bisha’s laid-back charm, along with her ability to surprise and delight audiences took her to the Final of the 2013 Funny Women Awards within a year of her first gig.

A multiple gong show beater, finalist in the Joker of the Year competition and winner of Club Chemistry’s ‘Bring the Talent’ competition, Jon Murfin has performed to great acclaim throughout the UK.

A talented graduate of the Jill Edwards comedy school, Brighton-based Catherine Heskey is making a big impact on the comedy club scene across the region.

Recently spotted by Daniel Kington performing at The Komedia, Heskey’s bright, enervating, cheerful and intelligent style is drawing in the crowds.

Describing himself as “a poet, a stand-up comedian, a writer, a husband, a Taoist, a manic depressive, and a terrible drunk,” Brighton boy Pete Strong is making a big impression around the country with his comedy poems and hilarious deadpan timing.

Opening the show this month is professional singer Dan Russell. Dan has completed six seasons performing in Spain where he has scooped a clutch of awards and will this year be in Corfu, Greece.

Doors open at 7.30pm with curtain up at 8.30pm. The club features comfortable, cabaret-style seating, a very reasonably priced bar, good food and ample, free parking onsite. Admission is £7 (£5 concessions) on the door with tickets also available in advance at the hotel reception.

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