The Comedy Bar: BIG GIG (June 2018)

30 June, 2018

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The Comedy Bar: BIG GIG

Saturday 30th June 8:00pm

NST Campus

Suitable for ages 14+

Contains Strong Language

Please note: Line up's are subject to change due to act illness or filming commitments without notcie. We will always replace acts with those of a similar standard. No refunds can be given for a change of line up on a mixed bill show.

One of the most popular events in our comedy calendar is back for yet another side-splitting night of laughs. Featuring a jam-packed line up of the biggest and best acts on the comedy circuit, book now before it's another sell-out!


Carl Donnelly

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee


A Comedy Bar favourite, Carl is a regular face on TV and the biggest comedy clubs and festivals across the world, having appeared on Mock The Week, Dave's One Night Stand, Stand Up Central, Russell Howard's Good News, 

Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled and Radio 4's Loose Ends, as well as shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Just For Laughs in Montreal. Carl is also co-host of the hugely popular Carl Donnelly & Chris Martin Podcast (iTunes) and Babysitting Trevor podcast with Chris Martin and Trevor Crook.


"Observational genius" The Guardian

"A complete natural" Chortle

"Donnelly can provoke laughter out of almost anything" The Scotsman



Tez Ilyas


BBC New Talent Host List 2017 & Chortle Best Breakthrough Nominee 2017

As seen on The Last Leg, Mock The Week, Live From The BBC and heard on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show and his own series Radio 4 series Tez Talks which is soon to return for a second series. After sell-out shows at The Soho Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a nationwide tour, Tez is fastly becoming one of the most exciting stand up's in the UK. 


"Tez Ilyas’s political stand-up is candyfloss with a razor blade inside: sweet and familiar at first, then shockingly, painfully sharp. It’s the kind of manoeuvre that takes serious talent to pull off" The Telegraph

"Radiantly entertaining" The Times

"Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak" The Guardian


Vikki Stone


Vikki Stone is best known for her original comedy songs, but is also an actress, musician and composer.  She has appeared on many TV and Radio shows, including: The John Bishop Show, The Now Show, This Morning, That Sunday Night Show, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here....Now and many others. She is the current presenter of the BBC Proms Podcast and has filmed a TED talk at CERN, as well as being commissioned to write a comedy choral piece for the National Youth Choir Of Great Britain, which had its world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall.


"The audience were almost crying with laughter" The Guardian

"The bastard love child of Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin" The Scotsman

“Stone is the knockout” The Times


James Acaster


Star of Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Would I Lie To You, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Russell Howard's Good News, Room 101, Conan, Chris Ramsey's Stand Up Central, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and James Acaster's Findings, his own series for BBC Radio 4. James has been nominated for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award four times and has performed around the world at the biggest and best comedy clubs and festivals.

‘This is stand-up of the highest, most playful order.’

‘Stitched together and overlaid with such grace.’

‘One of comedy’s most original voices.’
Evening Standard

Please note: Line up's are subject to change due to illness or filming commitments. We will always replace acts with those of a suitable standard. Please note no refunds can be given for a change of line up on a mixed bill show.