There's no better way to spread holiday joy than with some laughter, and this December LOL Comedy Club are bringing not one, but two line-ups to the Pavilion Ballroom this festive season! Join in the festive fun on Friday 22 & Saturday 23 December 2023 - click here to book tickets.
Friday 22 December's line-up stars Dana Alexander, Joseph Wilson, Tadiwa Mahlunge & Ryan Gough (MC)
Dana Alexandra is one of Canada’s most outspoken and hilarious comedians and she has now packed her bags to come to the UK and she is taking the comedy circuit by storm. Dana continues to tour within in the UK and Internationally in more than 23 countries including Switzerland, Croatia, France, Norway, Serbia, Bahrain, Seychelles, Hungary, Malta, South Africa and Holland, as well as for the British Troops.
She began her comedy career at the tender age of 18 and quickly became a regular fixture in Canadian Comedy Clubs, universities and festivals. In 2006 she was voted in the “Best Discoveries” by Toronto’s renowned Now Magazine and has since been included in their “Best Of” issues three years in a row, easily making her one of Canada’s hottest comedians.
“One of the best stand-ups, period. She’s that good” Now Magazine
“Like a gift from the comedy gods” The Herald
“Gloriously dark and painfully funny” The Scotsman
“An absolute powerhouse performance on stage. Like the fireworks at the end of the Festival she’s tightly timed, mercilessly efficient and very, very loud” The Skinny
Her Edinburgh Festival solo show received rave reviews and nominations for various awards. As result you Amy recognise her from TV appearances, including Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (BBC Three) and The Culture Show (BBC Two).
Joseph Wilson started his multi talented career at the age of 18 with aplomb and has flourished into a comedic force to be reckoned with. A stand up comedian, actor, voice over artist, a television warm up, a writer and radio presenter, Joseph has carved out an impressive CV. Joseph is a likeable stand up and impressionist whose energetic, physical and improvised style has been wowing audiences from New York’s Caroline’s Comedy Club to London’s The Comedy Store.
“He delivers with conviction and energy…Undeniable performance skills.” Chortle
“Original and funny material” The Daily Echo
As seen on BBC 1, BBC 2, Dave, Comedy Central, UTV, Comic Relief and heard on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Northampton and BBC Sounds – Tadiwa Mahlunge has established himself as one of comedy’s hottest prospects. As such, he featured on the 2022 Pleasance Comedy Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
“Fearless comedian on the rise.” Daniel Kaluuya
“VERY BLOODY FUNNY. AND NEITHER TOO TALL NOR TOO SHORT, WHICH IS GREAT.” Aisling Bea
“Tadiwa has been gathering pace as a prodigious act and landing a highly sought after spot on the Pleasance Reserve has cemented his star in the making status” Kiri Pritchard-McLean
Ryan Gough has that special something – wonderful combination of warm and friendly yet super funny and he’s the kind of guy you take home to meet your parents and you Mum would love him and your Dad would too! He’s in demand across the UK from Penzance to Inverness! He has also performed in Ireland, Channel Islands, Spain and India! Standing at 6 foot 5 and weighing 22 stone, Ryan is a big stage presence and takes no prisoners in a you love him for it kind of way.
‘A powerful stage presence’ Chortle
“Friendly, affable….and funny!” Birmingham Mail
Saturday 23 December's line-up stars Eddy Brimson, Gerry K, Jake Steers & Ryan Gough (MC)
Since turning to comedy in 1999, Eddy Brimson has well and truly established himself on the live circuit and is regarded by some as one of the leading headline comics in British comedy and the world. His career has even taken him from Dundee to Dubai!
He’s appeared on television in many different guises from Hari Krishna in both Smith & Jones and Heartburn Hotel, to hard-nosed villain in EastEnders, where he turned over Frank Butchers car lot! Other appearances include Absolutely Fabulous, The Thin Blue Line and Hale & Pace, The Bill, Silent Witness, Casualty, Between The Lines and the HBO movie The Infiltrator where he played a leading gang member.
Eddy is also a regular radio contributor to shows on BBC Radio 5 and Talksport and also a prolific writer. In short, this is one gifted and hilarious performer.
“Quite simply brilliant” Sky
“Eddy Brimson doesn’t muck about” Three Weeks
“The crowd loved him” The Guardian
Anecdotal, observational and refreshingly honest in style, Gerry K’s comedy is enriched by a somewhat unique perspective. Real name Gerry Kyei (pronounced “Chay”), Gerry was born in the East End, but grew up in rural Essex (a million miles away from the traditional Essex stereotype towns like Harlow, Basildon, Romford and Southend). In addition to providing some truly original insights into life in rural England, these early experiences have ensured Gerry’s comedy delights an incredible range of audiences often confounds expectations.
Starting in comedy as the result of a dare, his rise to headline act was a quick one, scooping a range of accolades along the way including; The Comedy Store’s ‘King Gong’, Metrolife Comedy Newcomer, and The Comedy Café’s Best Newcomer Awards.
As an actor he has appeared on The Bill and Angelo’s and recently enjoyed a cameo role on Jimmy Carr’s Xmas DVD. As a presenter, he’s hosted the football forum with former England international and I’m A Celebrity bad boy Rodney Marsh and legendary Sky host Jeff Stelling for Zoo Magazine and has also guested on BBC Nottingham’s ‘The Breakfast Show’.
With his energetic and likeable personality, infectious joie de vivre and a beaming smile that warms up the coldest of nights, Gerry K is a truly feelgood act.
"Gerry K was fabulous – super entertainer and a lovely guy. We’re all still talking about the evening and remembering some of his jokes – very very funny :o) star player – hope to seem him at ‘Live at the Apollo’ soooooooooooon. Cheers and thanks again" Proctor & Gamble
"Gerry was fab and everyone thought so. I have only heard good things from the night and my boss thought he was very good and he is hard to please. Thank Gerry on mine and my guests behalf, he was fab" 92 Squadron Hullavington
Some people just have all round likeability factor and Jake Steers is certainly one of them with charisma in spades. An easy conversational style makes audiences warm to him immediately and his one off persona and off the cuff style has audience in stitches. Catch him now before he’s too big to be playing comedy clubs!
“Strong punch lines delivered with a lovely laid-back style” Glass Eye
“You can’t help but be in a good mood when you watch Jake on stage. Likeable, natural and very funny.” Big Deal
PLUS - Ryan Gough returns as MC for the evening.
This line up comes to the Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom on Friday 22 & Saturday 23 December 2023. Click here to book your tickets.
All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone just as funny!