Every year we partner with the longest-running and most successful comedy club in Yorkshire, The Laugh Laugh Comedy Club, for a full day of award-winning live comedy shows.

Mick Ferry

Manchester based comedian Mick Ferry is renowned as a fine purveyor of lugubrious surrealism. Beginning his career by making it to the finals of Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny? competition, he has also won the UK Comedy Award for Best Live Stand Up, as voted for by his contemporaries.

Ricky Balshaw

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A quick-witted, slow walking, fast rising star, Ricky Balshaw is without question, the funniest Paralympic Dressage medallist in the UK, perhaps the world. Stepping over his cerebral palsy like it’s the mildest of inconveniences, Ricky pulls his audience into a joyfully dark world of self-depreciating hilarity. No sympathy vote is needed (or accepted) as Ricky dominates comedy stages up and down the UK. A brilliant joke-smith and storyteller, this young man has comedy greatness in his bones.

Matt Richardson

Matt is a multi-award winning stand-up comedian and one of the most exciting names on the circuit currently rising through the ranks. Having started stand-up in 2009 at 18 years old, Matt became one of the youngest comedians on the circuit and soon made it through to the finals of two national stand-up competitions . "Hilarious and Charming" The Mirror

Nina Gilligan

Nina Gilligan is sometimes outrageous, always hilarious with a charming, loveable persona which belies an acerbic wit. Equally at home in clubs as art centres Nina is closing gigs up and down the country. 2021 saw her crowned as the WINNER of the prestigious Leicester Mercury Award after Winning Liverpool Hot Water comedian of the year. Recent work includes a sell-out show ‘Late Developer’ at Leicester Comedy Festival as well as supporting acts like Jason Manford, Clinton Baptiste and Rachel Fairburn on their national tours.

Scott Bennett

In 2021 Scott recorded his debut for Live at the Apollo BBC1. You will have heard him as a regular guest on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Elephant in the Room with Sarah Millican. He also appeared on The Summer Festival with Daliso Chaponda, The Comedy Club with Arthur Smith, and Knock Knock with Helen Lederer. He also featured on the BBC One show, Live from The Edinburgh Fringe.

Clayton Jones


Clayton has been performing comedy since 2013 and has established himself as a regular on the UK comedy circuit including shows at the Edinburgh Festival 2015 and Leicester Comedy Festival 2017 alongside appearances at all the top comedy clubs. He is an observational comedian with an hilarious take on everyday life with very cleverly crafted comedy. Clayton’s act covers everyday topics of marriage, kids, being mixed raced, observational comedy, school life and growing up in London.

Rich Wilson

His “tour de force” Leicester Mercury performances have earned him a win for Best International Guest at the 2016 New Zealand Comedy Awards, followed by a sell out run in 2017 which saw him nominated for the same award again. He's performed at sellout shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival and the New Zealand Comedy Festival. An extremely in demand writer, Rich Wilson has also contributed on shows for BBC Three, Sky Arts and Channel 4. 

Katie Tracey

Actress, writer and stand-up comic Katie Tracey has been honing her comedy skills and talents on the UK comedy scene for only a short time, but her stage presence has not gone un-noticed as she is already widely regarded as one of the best acts in the North West. Raised in Liverpool, Katie travels to various comedy nights to entertain a range of audiences, impressing them with her cheeky humour, affable manner and her shining ability to make friends with the audience. Not only is Katie a funny lady on stage, she is also an actor and blessed with great script writing talents, which have seen her write and perform at sold-out plays at The Liverpool Actor’s Studio.