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News 3 June 2024
Jimmy Mcghie

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LOL Comedy Club returns to the Pavilion Ballroom this May with another great line-up of comedians! Join us on Friday 14 June 2024 for a fantastic night of comedy from Jimmy Mcghie, Tony Burgess, Hasan Al-Habib and Damion Larkin (MC). Click here to book tickets.

Jimmy Mcghie

Jimmy Mcghie ran off to join the stand-up comedy circus professionally in 2009. Since then he has performed stand-up all over the world and has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes for BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Comedy Central, ABC Australia, THREE New Zealand, Absolute Radio and more.

Jimmy performs on the UK and international comedy circuit to great acclaim, as well as a highly sought after corporate awards host and TV warm up artist, providing studio warm up for Graham Norton Show (BBC1), Loose Women (ITV)and Deal or No Deal (Channel 4).He also co-presented the Dave Gorman radio show on Absolute Radio and appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three).

“Exquisitely done, with a compelling, simmering fury… impressive” Chortle

He is “a brilliant talent” (The Scotsman) and with “an easy charm and appealing relaxed manner” (Chortle), he has performed 10 solo shows at festivals around the world including the Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival and New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

Tony Burgess

Next on the line-up is Tony Burgess who you might recognise from his role in the cult BBC3 comedy Ideal where he played DJ Troy, Moz’s crazy, vinyl obsessed brother.

Tony has also won the prestigious City Life Comedian of the Year, was runner-up in So You Think You’re Funny, and was nominated for best stand up and writer at the North West Comedy Awards.

“Deceptively intelligent and incredibly funny” BBC

He was also a founder member of the topical MEN at work team at the Comedy Store in Manchester, regular compere of the long established Frog and Bucket Comedy Club and has supported household names like Johnny Vegas on national tours.

“Wish he could have talked all night: side-splitting stuff!” Metro

Tony is also a successful writer with his plays, Fire Salad and Doorway, premiering at The Royal Exchange Studio Theatre in Manchester; he is also the creator of the BBC1 sitcom The Visit, and has written for big name comedians such asSteve Coogan (Paul and Pauline Calf’s Cheese and Ham Sandwich), Johnny Vegas (Nightclass and Who’s Ready For Ice Cream) Lily Savage and John Bishop (John Bishop’s Britain).

Hasan Al Habib

Hasan Al-Habib started stand-up at Uni and is already regarded as one of the circuit’s most exciting new comedians.

In 2019, Hasan took his stand up show FootDarks (the Cambridge Footlights whose names you can’t pronounce) to the Edinburgh Fringe. It was critically acclaimed, with The Guardian newspaper calling it “deliciously funny”.

“Very good” Paul Sinha, (ITV’s The Chase, BBC’s Just a Minute)

He has since performed at sold out club nights around the country, including at Oxford and Birmingham Glee, and has opened for various comedians, including Ken Cheng, Fern Brady, Ahir Shah, Adam Hess and Sara Barron.


  • 2022 Chortle Student Comedy Award – Finalist
  • 2018 Pembroke Black Tie Smoker – Winner
Damion Larkin

Damion Larkin will often improvise his entire set to hilarious effect. There are no genuine comparisons to this man. He is a versatile and creative comedian who always leaves audiences wanting more.

“Industrious in rotating his material…which is warmly and intelligently told” Chortle

“One of the country’s top new acts” BBC

This line up comes to the Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom on Friday 14 June 2024. 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!