Sun, 12 Mar|
Beware the Ides of March with Rob Rouse
Rob Rouse - “A man with genuinely funny bones" - The Sunday Times Nina Gilligan - Winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award Amelia Rose - Self deprecating, single, shirty & 30* *ish
Time & Location
12 Mar 2023, 19:00 – 23:00
Ilkley, Leeds Rd, Ilkley LS29 8LY, UK
About The Event
For our first visit to the ever-popular Hollygarth Social Club in Ilkley we have a Moor Laughs Comedy Club treat.
ROB ROUSE - NINA GILLIGAN - AMELIA ROSE
As seen on Ben Elton’s hit BBC2 Shakespeare sitcom ‘Upstart Crow’ Standup Rob Rouse is coming to Moor Laughs Comedy Club at the Hollygarth fresh from a West End sellout run of Upstart Crow!
Rob Rouse’s ‘Bottom’ received a warm welcome with viewers and critics alike on Elton’s keenly anticipated ‘Upstart Crow’ which first aired in the spring of 2016 and was voted ‘Best new sitcom’ on the British Comedy Guide. Rob played William Shakespeare’s manservant, alongside David Mitchell, Harry Enfield, Mark Heap, Paula Wilcox, Gemma Whelan, Liza Tarbuck and Spencer Jones. The BBC2 show has catapulted the stand up comic back into the limelight.
One of comedy’s most lively, loveable and dynamic performers, Rob won Channel 4’s Prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition at the Edinburgh Festival in way back in 1998. He’s one of our best comic storytellers, has performed all over the world and works long form narratives into hard-hitting, uncompromising hilarious tales filled with warmth and a sense of compassion for our collective human frailties.
“He’s a man with genuinely funny bones” THE SUNDAY TIMES
“Rob Rouse is a born clown, a latter-day Stan Laurel” TIME OUT
“The tears of laughter came in floods… a sustained piece of observational storytelling which just peaked and peaked… he is prepared to go to the bleakest and most uncomfortable places….the real reason is simply that he is a great storyteller, of the kind who is able to blur the boundaries between fact and fiction to get at the truths of life and death which lie behind their tale.” THE SCOTSMAN
‘Every single one of these everyday observations and shared recognitions is blown out of the mainstream by his electric-shock treatment of the material…You want to hug his brain for coming up with this stuff, even as you want to wash his mouth out with soap for saying it.’ THE HERALD
★★★★★ “Comedy guaranteed to lighten even the darkest of moods… always a step ahead of your expectations…” EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
★★★★★ “Bursting with originality, energy and enthusiasm, Rob Rouse is a delirious but hilarious man” THE LIST
★★★★ “Just go and see it. He's a man with genuinely funny bones” THE SUNDAY TIMES
★★★★ “Belly Laugh funny” THE HERALD
★★★★ “Brilliant, uplifting fun” CHORTLE
★★★★ “Eye-wateringly hilarious” THE LIST
★★★★ “Left the audience in a giggling slobbering heap” EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINE
Nina is a writer, actor and comedian who, in 2021, was the winner of the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award. Previous winners have included Johnny Vegas, Greg Davies, Jason Manford and Rhodd Gilbert. Nina is the third woman to win the award in its 28-year history.
Award Winning Comedian Nina Gilligan exploded on to the comedy scene in 2011 and is now a regular on the UK circuit.
Sometimes outrageous, always hilarious, observational and Storytelling comedy for all. A persona you will fall in love with.
A bolshier Mrs Merton she’s not one to suffer fools lightly so watch out for a razor sharp wit used at will.
“Nina Gilligan is a naturally funny comedian with a charming and genuinely likeable style”
- John Thomson
‘Amelia Rose, 30*, single, shirty & surviving on the mean streets of Bradford (the posh bit). Self deprecating, sad little stories of dating disasters & pathetic attempts to adult.
ROB, NINA and AMELIA will be introduced by MR MOOR LAUGHS 'master of ceremonies' ROBSON STROUD who has managed comedy nights in Ilkley, Leeds, London and Manchester on and off for 25 years and is mentored by cult comedy legend Charlie Chuck aka Reeves and Mortimer's Uncle Peter.
Over the last four years Moor Laughs Comedy has been providing more laughs to any venue near the Yorkshire Moors with a decent stage and an excellent bar. We are committed to booking nationally-acclaimed headliners and giving our audience a full ‘supporting undercard’ of quality comedians who we have seen and approved before.
WE PAY ALL OUR COMEDIANS AND GIVE OUR PUNTERS GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY
The Hollygarth bar will be open before, after and at the intervals to purchase an impressive range of competitively-priced drinks and snacks.
In the last four years Moor Laughs has booked headliners of the calibre of Geoff Norcott, Gary Delaney, Simon Evans, Jojo Sutherland, Scott Bennett, Shazia Mirza, Leo Kearse, Angelos Epithemiou, Clinton. Baptiste, Noel James, Bobby Mair and Troy Hawke.
Regular£12.50+£0.31 service fee