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Bobby Mair
Bobby Mair

There will be plenty of laughter in the air when the Stagefright Comedy Club returns to The Fishpond in Matlock Bath on Wednesday, May 15.

On the bill this time will be Bobby Mair (above right), Philip Simon (above left) and Callum Scott, plus your regular MC Anthony J Brown.

Bobby Mair, as seen on Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats is a Canadian wunderkind fresh out of the Just for Laughs’ Festival.

Voted Best Newcomer at the Canadian Comedy Awards he won the national Stand Up And Bite Me competition in 2011, which netted him ten grand and his own half hour comedy special on CTV, Canada’s main TV channel.

A UK theatre tour support for Doug Stanhope, Bobby is currently one of the most sought-after new comedians around.

Comedy Cafe Award Winner Philip Simon is a delightfully polished performer with a flair for observational humour. His twisted take on the everyday has seen him become established as a fine opening act with a laconic delivery that is a joy to behold.

Since starting out in May 2011, Callum Scott has gigged around the Yorkshire circuit, winning Mr. Ben’s Gong show, and getting through to the final of Tickled Pig.

Having been described as an “angry little boy”, Callum remains confused and fascinated by his immediate surroundings, providing a view of the world from a unique perspective. Regularly compared to Richard Herring, and choosing not to ask whether that was physical resemblance or not, Callum provides an insight into what it’s like to be simultaneously seven and 85 years old. Doors open at 7pm and the show get under way at 8pm. Admission is £6 in advance (£8 on the door). Call 01629 581 529 for more details.