Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate
‘The Home of Creativity and Diverse Opportunity’

Comedy night

ImageThursday 10th November 2016 - 19.30
Howard Read
Arthur Smith
Jarred Christmas
Darren Harriott

Get ready for some top notch Comedy Fun with a mixed bill of some of the finest, funniest and delightfully excellent comedians around.

Featuring Grumpy Old Man Arthur Smith, New Zealand funny dude Jarred Christmas, wordsmith and comedy genius Howard Read, rising comedy star Darren Harriott and your compere packed full of gag filled hilarity it’s one of the loveliest people in the comedy business Howard Read! Phew!

Arthur Smith
Comedian, compere and playwright. A grumpy old man per, his stand-up topics range from vigorous yodelling to mediaeval literature via death by drink. His delivery is relaxed and sardonic, but his shows are a surprising, dark and witty treat. He's also one of the many 'Grumpy Old Men' that appear on BBC 2's hit show and is a regular on BBC1’s ‘The One Show’.‘The funniest and most honest comic of his generation' The List

Jarred Christmas
Kiwi comedian who has a unique style that deftly mixes gags with storytelling, and a dynamic onstage persona and the ability to improvise and roll with anything that's thrown his way. This makes his comedy sizzle with originality.
Star of tones of TV including 'Mock The Week', 'Flight Of The Conchords', '8 Out Of 10 Cats' and the Pot Noodle adverts. Yum.'One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone' Time Out 'Likeable, intelligent and full of unpredictable energy' The Scotsman'Christmas is robustly funny, his delivery confident and his show not to be missed' The List

Howard Read
Howard Read is an award-winning stand-up and writer who’s performed in front of the queen, all around the world and headlines and MC’s clubs throughout the UK. In recent years he’s been distracted by a hugely successful career in children’s Television; He wrote, animated and starred in three series of his own (with Little Howard), and now writes for Danger Mouse, Horrible Histories, Furchester Hotel among very many others. 
‘Incredibly, achingly funny' Daily Mail
‘Breaking boundaries in stand-up comedy' Independent
‘Genius' Radio Times

Darren Harriott
Darren - originally from Birmingham - is a regular at clubs such as The Stand, Glee, Comedy Café, The Boat Show, and Piccadilly Comedy Club. A confident performer with a captivating charm, Darren’s comedy deals with everything from subverting stereotypes, to everyday observations, to that juiciest of topics, religion – all with a cutting edge, and a great beard.

The following ticket options are available

Without food - £9.00

With food (basket meal) - £15.50


If you choose the ‘ticket with food option’, please email with your menu requests.

There will be a cash bar available on the night.


Prime Beef Burger in a Brioche Bun

Served with Picked Cucumber, Beef Tomato & Monterey Jack Cheese and Homemade Chunky Chips

Piri Piri Chicken Drumsticks

Served with Homemade Chunky Chips, Coleslaw & Wedge of Lime

(v) Tempura Battered Vegetables

Baby Corn, Pepper, Courgette & Cauliflower with a Herby Yoghurt Dip and Homemade Chunky Chips

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