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Flying Horse Hotel

Old Court Room Comedy Night with Karen Bayley

Mummy’s tour support comes to Rochdale

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Old Court Room Comedy Night with Karen Bayley
Old Court Room Comedy Night with Karen Bayley

Time & Location

28 Apr 2023, 20:15 – 23:15

Flying Horse Hotel, 37 Packer St, Rochdale OL16 1NJ, UK

About the event

Friday 28th April

Liam Pickford (MC)

Well, what can we say about Liam? If Stewart Lee, Jack Dee and Morrissey ever had a child together then Liam is who they would call son. Liam started performing stand up in Manchester in June 2012. His unique style is a breath of fresh air to the circuit with Liam has crafted his own unique brand of stand up, mixing cleverly honed material and punchlines with excitingly unpredictable audience interaction. All this, mixed in with a hint of ‘whimsy’ and clever observations whilst delivered in a wonderfully unenthusiastic and grumpy style. Liam has become a circuit favourite and is destined for big things. A highly intelligent writer and fantastic performer who is as capable doing sets and compering. Liam is an act you will want to see time and time again.

“He’s got funny bones, and a scattergun mind that doesn’t quite work like anybody else’s.”
Steve Bennett, Chortle

Percy Savage

Percy reached the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny in 2021. 2022 included a 4 star review in the Lancashire Post, 2nd in Comedy Cellar Act of the Year and Finalist in Southport New Act of the Year. He is now gigging regularly for Manfords Comedy Clubs, Laughing Pug, Stagefright and has been on the line up for Ace Lips smashing his set.

Mike Carter

Mike is a stand up comedian from Liverpool

He's been performing since 2015 after unknowingly completing a comedy course designed for the severely mentally ill. Since then he has been a finalist in six national competitions and a semi finalist in So You Think You're Funny as well as winning both Beat The Frog & King Gong multiple times.

He has been described as

“...The most club ready act on the bill”- Chortle

“Hugely charming with big laughs”-The Stand Newcastle

& “Unsuitable performance for council property”- Linda letter of complaint, Heswall.

He has had paid weekend work with The Stand Newcastle, Laughterhouse Liverpool Manfords Comedy Club & Hull Comedy Lounge.

Mike has also worked with promoters and clubs including:

Agraman (Middle) Nodding Dog (Middle) Giggleshack (Opener) Graeme Rayner (Opener) Feelgood Comedy (Opener) Cottingham Comedy Club (Opener) Adam Rushton (Middle) Blackpool Comedy Station (Middle)

Alex Camp

Alex is an upbeat, musical act, blending sharp, absurd jokes with catchy irreverent songs and combining his flair for crowd work with guitar skills to generate unique, hilarious sets that are a little different every time. Starting out in Tokyo, Japan with the renowned Stand Up Tokyo crew, opening for Aziz Ansari, Phil Wang, Lou Sanders, Neal Brennan and many more, he moved to Manchester just before the pandemic but has racked up spots at the Frog and Bucket, Hot Water Comedy, Alexander’s and more

Karen Bayley

Karen is a midlands based act hailing from Birmingham. Karen has been on the circuit for over a decade. She made a name for herself early on in her career reaching the semi-final of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards and was later crowned the winner of the 2001 Komedia New Act prize, Karen Bayley followed by becoming the first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award as well as reaching the finals of both the BBC New Comedy Awards Showcase and Babycham Funny Women.

Delightfully saucy, her friendly and confident stage presence, combined with a killer wit, an infectious giggle and some devastating one-liners make her a comedic force to be reckoned with a warm and welcoming with a delightfully saucy and spiky edge, her bold, no nonsense attitude strikes a perfect pitch with men and women alike.

Karen can be seen performing at all the established clubs and bookers across the UK. Karen has also been the tour support for Joe Lycett!

“Karen is one of the most consistently hilarious comedians I have had the pleasure of working with . She’s a sharp writer and an unflappable compère, able to cajole any room with her warm audience interaction and precise intelligent gags”
Joe Lycett

“Bayley’s material surprises with inspired and sparkling punchlines…with comic timing that is rarely less than brilliant. An assured performer who doesn’t have much trouble getting audiences laughing”
Chortle

“I saw her recently and she blew my socks off. She doesn’t dwell too much on “lady issues”. Funny in her own right, she was brilliant, clever and she’s gonna be huge.”
BBC Online

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