LOL Comedy Club returns to the Pavilion Ballroom this February with another great line-up of comedians! Join us on Saturday 24 February 2024 for a fantastic night of comedy from Ben Norris, Christian Reilly, Dave Chawner and James Dowdeswell (MC). Click here to book tickets.
As well as being a big name on the international comedy circuit you may have seen Ben Norris on your screens on programmes such as Mock The Week (BBC 2), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC 2), They Think It’s All Over (BBC 1) and The World Stands Up (Paramount Comedy).
He’s been performing brilliant comedy since 1993 and has developed an incredibly relaxed stage persona with an innate ability to improvise as well as deliver sharply crafted material. As a result, he’s a regular headliner on the UK comedy circuit and has performed around the world in Prague, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Singapore, Manilla, Bangkok, Tokyo and the Isle of Wight.
“The most polished stand-up you are likely to see” GQ Magazine
“Truly a sight to behold” Ed Byrne
“A cast iron guaranteed headliner” Londonisfunny
He explores such topics as fatherhood, lad culture and cockneys with a genuine sense of angry joy, taking particular delight in some brilliantly crafted wordplay. It’s fair to say that he’s a bit of a legend in the comedy industry headlining his bullet-proof act all over the world for over 30 years.
Christian Reilly is one of the country’s top headline comedians having garnered a reputation for barnstorming performances which leave audiences on a laugh packed high.
As former integral part of the Perrier award-winning show Otis Lee Crenshaw and the Black Liars, with comic/songster Rich Hall, Christian’s career has taken him around the world three times. On his way, he received accolades at international festivals and numerous network TV credits in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Britain.
“His stand up is witty and heaving with punchlines…” Chortle
“If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you’re a Christian Reilly fan already” The Guardian
“Bill Bailey watch out, there’s a new kid on the block!” ONE4REVIEW.COM
Now a solo stand-up performer, Christian uses his dynamic guitar and vocal skills to target histrionic rock bands, musical theatre and morose indie musicians. He recently wrote and performed for That Was Then This Is Now (BBC Radio 2) as musical counterpart to Richard Herring and Emma Kennedy, as well as giving his improvisation skills an outing on Jammin' (BBC Radio 2).
Other notable highlights include appearing on stage with Seinfeld star Michael Richards and Late Night with Conan O’ Brien (NBC).
Dave Chawner is a number one best-selling author, award-winning stand up, presenter and mental health campaigner. Dave’s first Edinburgh show, Normally Abnormal, sensitively used humour to explore his anorexic past. The show received critical acclaim, and as a result was given an award by The UK’s Eating Disorder Charity at The Houses Of Parliament in 2014.
In 2015 Dave was asked to give a TED Talk on the topic of eating disorders. This caught the attention of a publisher and he was asked to write a book based on his experiences. This became Weight Expectations – part memoir, part self-help guide aiming to engage, entertain and educate people about anorexia.
“Thank goodness for Dave; he tells his invaluable story with humour and tongue in cheek charm…hilariously entertaining” The Mail on Sunday
”Quirky, moving & hilarious” Indy 100
“This is one comic you have to make the effort to see” The Scottish Herald
He’s a stand-in for Mock The Week (BBC 2) and Taskmaster (Channel 4), a regular Friday presenter on The Talk Radio Breakfast Show with Julia Hartley-Brewer and has appeared on BBC Breakfast (BBC 1), Lorraine (ITV),Jeremy Vine On 5 (Channel 5), Radio 1, Radio 2 & Radio 4.
He is very funny and an act not be missed for his relatability and all round giggle inducing act.
James Dowdeswell is an imaginative storytelling comedian who combines deft stand-up with daft stories.
He has recently featured on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC), and has appeared in Ricky Gervais’ Extras (BBC), The World Stands Up, and Edinburgh And Beyond (Paramount Comedy Channel). This year he has starred in TV sketch show pilot Chaos, short film Rekindle, and is currently filming his own comedy show about wine called James Dowdeswell – Black Belt In Wine.
“Don’t miss James – he’s incredible” Russell Howard
“A real master of the comedian’s craft” Chortle
“Great fun throughout” Three Weeks
He is also a headline act at most top UK comedy clubs and further afield including Shanghai, Dubai, Doha, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Phuket, Bali, France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Australia and Singapore.
This line up comes to the Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom on Saturday 24 February 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!