Comedy club night at Matlock Bath

Duncan Oakley
Duncan Oakley

The latest in the series of Stagefright Comedy Club nights is to take place on Wednesday, April 17, at The Fishpond in Matlock Bath.

On the bill will be Lost Voice Guy, Duncan Oakley plus compere Anthony J Brown.

Recently nominated for best new show at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival and escribed by Little Britain’s Matt Lucas as ‘a wonderful comedian’, Lost Voice Guy has featured on CNN and BBC Breakfast with his entirely original, part wonderfully cynical, part genuinely uplifting material.

He is the only stand-up on the planet to use a communication aid, and to devastatingly funny effect. He will be previewing material from his forthcoming Edinburgh Festival show As seen on Channel 4’s Slam and ITV’s Comedy Café, and a regular guest on Radio 4’s Shappi Talk, as well as a sought-after festival performer, Duncan Oakley is an internationally renowned act.

He is known for being very naughty and really quite rude, at least on stage, but this cheerfully childish behaviour belies his credentials as a seasoned professional show-off. He aims to blow you away as he powers out a deft blend of stupidity and truly impressive musicianship and you’ll quickly warm to his easy confidence and good natured banter.

Ably assisted by his loyal band of imaginary friends and anthropomorphised instruments - most notably the lovely Maurice the Fender Strat - he’ll take you on an exuberant and educational rock ‘n’ roll journey, exploring the horrors and delights found in, on and around the human body and beyond.

Compere Anthony J Brown will be clad in a sartorially edifying manner, like a dapper and dandy funeral director. He cuts a unique on-stage presence with humour blacker than a raven that’s slammed its claw in a coffin lid.

Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start and admission is £6 in advance and £8 on the door. For more, call 01629 581 529.