It’s time for comedy night! Hosted by David Eagle (Bath Comedy Festival’s New Comedian of the Year, Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year) and legend of the comedy circuit Paul “Silky” White.
Our online comedy gigs are a chance to experience live comedy from the comfort of home, with each month featuring three of the finest stand-ups on the comedy scene. This month, we are delighted to welcome Ben Norris, Caroline Mabey and Nick Doody!
Ben Norris is a highly experienced and well-respected stand-up. He’s been performing comedy since 1993 and is renowned for his incredibly relaxed stage persona and his innate ability to improvise as well as deliver sharply crafted material.
Ben’s TV credits include Mock the week, The Comedy Store, Never mind the Buzzcocks and They think it’s all over. He has written and performed three solo shows at The Edinburgh Festival: ‘Sitting room only’, ’Mr Ambiguousness’ and ‘Benny on the loose’. He supported Ed Byrne for his 2013 UK tour and appeared at the Apollo, Hammersmith. He also acted in a play developed with the Comedians Theatre Company called ‘The last minutes’ which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
In 2019, Ben released Moral Vacuum, an album of 12 comedy songs that are as tuneful as they are amusing. The album was over two years in the making, and saw Ben collaborating with Jamie Freeman, his old bandmate of teenage Punk band ‘Stigmata Club’.
“The term “circuit legend” is overused, but Norris is one of a handful that have been headlining for more than two decades and rarely departs a stage without leaving it torn to shreds in his wake. A master of the craft” – GQ Magazine
“The London-based stand-up has been touring steadily for the past two decades, and he’s developed a razor sharp act in the process; with the notable exception of Jason Byrne, it’s hard to think of anyone on the circuit who works an audience with as much skill and flair.” – The Scotsman
One of the most inventive comic voices in Britain, Caroline Mabey is a fringe and circuit favourite, appearing at festivals, theatres and clubs all around the country. Silly, warm and sharp as hell, she always creates a gag-packed frenzy of fun. She is a brilliant and accomplished MC, having been resident compere at the 99 Club for ten years.
Caroline has recently appeared on Comedy Central as part of their Performance Anxiety campaign, and in Before the Morning After on NBC’s Digital Comedy Channel, Seeso. She also features in Josh Howie’s Losing It (Series 1 and 2) on BBC Radio 4 and has written for Radio 4’s News Quiz.
She has supported Hal Cruttenden on tour and has five solo Edinburgh shows to her name. She is one half of double act the Two Stupids with Michael Legge, and co-hosts the popular Self-Renovators podcast.
“Mabey is thoroughly enjoyable company…the slightly deranged offspring of a menage a trois between Vic Reeves, Harry Hill and Floella Benjamin” – Evening Standard
“A mischievous, kooky talent” – Time Out
”Fabulous off-the-wall lines…will endure in the memory long after you’ve forgotten every word from the big-name stand-ups” – Chortle
“Funny and touching and brilliant” – The Guardian
Nick Doody has been performing comedy since the 90s when, as a student, he got off to a pretty good start by supporting the legendary Bill Hicks, at Bill’s request. A little later, Nick was a finalist in Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition.
Since then he has performed all over the world: Ireland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Estonia… You get the idea. He was the first British comedian to perform in Croatia.
Nick has appeared on a wide range of radio and TV shows, and is also much in demand as a writer. He has penned jokes for Joan Rivers, Lenny Henry, Dame Edna Everage and an uncomfortable number of Mock The Week regulars. He was also the creator and head writer of Bigipedia, a critically acclaimed Radio 4 show that broadcast in 2009 and 2011.
In 2006, Nick performed his first solo Edinburgh Festival show, Before He Kills Again. The show received rave reviews and sold out for the whole festival, leading to a run at the Soho Theatre. Since then, Nick has written and performed another ten solo hours of stand-up, including Look At This Massive Picture Of My Face. If you’re the bastard who stole the big poster, he hopes it haunts your dreams.