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Third Hawthorns comedy night confirmed


20:00 18th November 2013

Book your tickets now!

JOIN us at The Hawthorns for our third comedy night on Friday, November 22 at 7.30pm. 

This is our final comedy night before Christmas so come and enjoy a pre-Christmas night out.

For just £12.50 per person, including a free pint of Carlsberg, you can enjoy an evening of top-quality entertainment.  

The line-up for this event includes: Gary Delaney, Duncan Oakley, Ben Schofield and Craig Deeley.

For more information or to make a booking please call our conference and events team on 0871 271 9820, or email

Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

The line-up

Gary Delaney

As Seen on Mock the Week, Gary Delaney is a razor sharp one-liner comedian, who is widely regarded as being the most quotable comic on the circuit. 

The high quantity of stand out gags leaves the audience struggling to remember them all.

Gary is at home in venues from arts centres and theatres to rowdy pubs and clubs and has played corporate gigs including the Labour Party Conference.

Gary regularly plays all the big clubs including The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Komedia, Glee, Rawhide, The Frog and Bucket, Hyena, Baby Blue, The Stand, Comedy Café, Lee Hurst's Backyard, Banana Cabaret and at clubs throughout the UK. Gary has recently appeared on Comedy Central's 'Comedy Blue'.

Gary has written for Ivan Brackenbury's Hospital Radio Roadshow (nominated for the Perrier Award in 2007), Russell Howard’s Good News, 8 out of 10 Cats, and Radio 4’s The News Quiz. Gary also received two Sonys for his work for Kerrang! Radio.

"Unremittingly vicious comic Gary Delaney, master of the one-liner" The Scotsman

"Razor sharp one-liners" Daily Telegraph

"Taut, brilliant one-liners. Delaney was worth the price of admission alone." Chortle 

Duncan Oakley

With musical skills that would easily fit into many rock bands Duncan Oakley performs an infectious mix of musical comedy and stand up with one of his trusty guitars - Maurice (Fender Strat), No.7 (acoustic) or his Les Paul (the Lezza) by his side. 

With an eye and ear for the silly, rude, playful and downright irritating occurrences of life Duncan musters up songs that not only make you laugh, they bury into the recesses of your mind and find you a humming tune with a smile on your face 3 days later, confused and wondering where it’s come from.

Duncan has performed for nearly 10 years on the stand up circuit and performs regularly at some of the UK’s bigger weekend clubs as well as festivals, & Uni gigs. 

A talented all-round musician Duncan can also perform with harmonica, drums & piano as a one man musical whirlwind.

Welcome to the world of Duncan Oakley.

"Unlike some musical comics who rely on a guitar to get them through, Oakley's routine deftly mixes the tunes with the stand-up" - City Life

Ben Schofield

Ben Schofield first performed as a comedian in 2001. Hailing from Bradford, he was, from an early age, to foster a keen sense of humour as a simple defence mechanism. His predilection for mirth-making thrives to this day, which, considering he still lives in Bradford, is just as well.

Ever since his first tentative steps into comedy before a home crowd in Bradford he has performed to audience and critical acclaim in venues across the north of England. A dyed-in-the-wool rocker, he has imbued his performances with his rock and roll spirit, producing a dynamic, colourful (and really quite loud) act that is guaranteed to entertain.

In 2002 he reached the televised semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Awards, only for his progress to be hampered by the London audience inexplicably taking objection to having a hairy Northerner shouting at them. Undeterred, he continued to preach his gospel to all who would listen, building a deserved reputation as an exciting and engaging comic performer, whilst vowing never to enter a competition again. Such was the piety with which he upheld this vow that in 2004 he reached the regional finals of the J2O/Jongleurs competition.

A scatologically cerebral comic thinker with a keen eye for the absurd, he boastfully maintains the unique record of being the only comedian in the world (to his knowledge) to have written a joke about galvanising dustbins. This surely stands as a testament to his ability to mine comedy gold from even the most unlikely of seams.

“Ben's loud and remarkably confident personality was a sure winner with the crowd… had the masses rolling out of their seats… a set of brilliant stand up comedy”

Craig Deeley (MC)

Craig Deeley is a Birmingham-based stand-up who has crafted his art form over the last ten years. Craig's repertoire is one of anecdotal observational comedy, combining humble self-mockery and tapping into the ridiculousness of modern life and everyday occurrences that we all recognise.

Craig works throughout the UK and has toured extensively on the national comedy circuit including regular comedy festival appearances. He has fulfilled several broadcast media engagements and is also an experienced stage actor and improvisation performer.

“Charming Brummie with a nice take on life” - Gay Times 

"His 15 minutes were over far too quickly" - BBC Birmingham

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