Top TV comedians to perform at city venues

Gary Delaney
Gary Delaney

Mock The Week star Gary Delaney headlines the latest Funhouse Comedy Club event, taking place in Derby on Saturday, October 18.

The venue for the gig, which starts at 7.30pm, is the city’s Silk Mill Museum.

After achieving huge success at the first Derby Comedy Festival, Funhouse Comedy is returning to Derby with a stellar line up of comedians.

Gary Delaney is a regular guest on TV’s Mock The Week and is also a writer for TV, radio and other comedians.

He was the only stand-up to have two of his jokes named in the top ten gags at 2010’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Well known for his taut, brilliant one-liners Gary Delaney is very much in demand on the comedy circuit. The large quantity of his quick-fire gags leaves his audiences struggling to remember them all.

Supporting will be the loud and confident Ben Schofield, with a lively and animated delivery of his unique tales and punchlines. His sometimes off-colour and to some extent bizarre thinking, is both clever and ridiculous at the

same time.

Also appearing will be George Zachwho, who after gaining a degree in England, decided not to return to his home on a Greek island. Instead he chose to follow his passion for comedy and now entertains audiences with his funny


Compere for the night will be the amiable and amusing Scott Bennett.

The event is strictly over 16s only and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are priced at £12 and can be purchased through the box office on 01332 255800 or online at

n Another top comedian is the city on Wednesday, October 22.

Chris Ramsey performs his show The Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television at The Venue, based on Abbey Street in the city centre.

Following a sell-out spring run, Celebrity Juiceregular and star of BBC Two’s Hebburn, Chris Ramsey, extends his tour into autumn.

After being “sent off” the Soccer AM sofa last year for misbehaving, Chris wonders whether he really is the Most Dangerous Manon Saturday Morning TV – not to mention, whether he wants to be.

Taking his brush with on air censorship as a jumping off point to have laughs onlife, mistakes, expectation and offence, he examines what happens when you say the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The show starts at 8pm and tickets are priced at £17.75and can be purchased through the box office on 01332 255800or online at