Comedy in the Caves

Attention all comedy lovers and cave enthusiasts! Get ready for an unforgettable experience as Ian Whitcombe Comedy brings you “Comedy in the Caves”!

You won’t want to miss out on 6 hilarious stand-up comedians performing live in an actual cave.

The caves are located beneath the beautiful Whistle & Flute pub on Derby Road, Nottingham, and offer the perfect blend of laughter and adventure in a truly unique environment.

Join us for a one-of-a-kind comedy show that you won’t find anywhere else!

Book your tickets now and get ready to have an incredible time!

Enjoy hours of laughter with these incredible acts :

Chris “Okse” Oxenbury (MC)

Okse, a Midlands Comedy Award winner in 2019 is making a comeback after a 7 year hiatus. He’s now a lot older and a lot wider, but still hilarious. Okse is guaranteed to warm the crowd up and get everyong ready to enjoy a cracking night of comedy.

“Cheeky, charming and cheerful comedy” Buzz Comedy

Scott Bennett (Headliner)

After starting comedy in late 2009, Scott is a stand-up comedian and writer whose star is most definitely on the rise. His last two shows Leap Year and Relax were nominated for ‘Best Show’ at the Leicester Comedy Festival and has been named by Chortle as One To Watch for 2018 and 19.

His debut hour stand up show, About a Roy, was nominated for the highly acclaimed Amused Moose Comedy Award and was selected as one of the top ten shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015.

In 2021 he recorded his debut for Live at the Apollo BBC1. You will have heard him as a regular guest on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Elephant in the Room with Sarah Millican. He also appeared on The Summer Festival with Daliso Chaponda, The Comedy Club with Arthur Smith, and Knock Knock with Helen Lederer. In 2018, he also featured on the BBC One show, Live from The Edinburgh Fringe.

He also features on the new Nationwide adverts, released in 2020 and 2021.

During the lockdown of 2020, Scott pioneered the viral hit, Stand up from the Shed, a weekly topical live streamed stand up show from his actual garden shed. The show achieved national coverage in the press, Sky News, BBC News and Five Live.

At the end of 2020, in the Comics Comic awards Scott was voted “Best Act” a prestigious award decided by comedians and promoters in the industry. Previous winners include, Mick Ferry, Zoe Lyons and Ian Stone.

In 2022 he was nominated as Best Club Comedian in the Chortle awards.

In 2017 and 18 Scott supported his comedy hero, Rob Brydon on his National UK tour dates for his latest show I am Standing Up and was selected to do a support slots for Jason Manford and John Bishop. He also worked alongside Michael McIntyre as part of his work in progress shows at the Duchess Theatre in London with Keri Godliman, Russell Kane and Ed Gamble.

In addition to his stand up work Scott is also a talented writer. He was a programme associate on First and Last with Jason Manford for BBC One, a writer for The Chris Ramsey Show on Comedy Central. He’s written stand up for big touring acts including Jason Manford and Rob Brydon and has worked extensively for BBC Radio 4, with writing credits including The News Quiz, and Citizen of Nowhere with Daliso Chaponda. He was also one of the main writers on the prime time BBC One Show, Little Mix – The Search hosted by Chris Ramsey.
As a filmmaker and writer of comedy shorts Scott has had his work officially selected for The Beeston Film Festival 2019 and the New York City Comedy Shorts Festival 2020.

Ben Briggs

Ben started stand up comedy in 2008 and quickly established himself as one of the hardest working comedians in the country. In his first year he made it to the final of The Hilarity Bites new act competition and won 2 Fun House Comedy Gong Shows.

His likeable stage presence and sharp material has made him in demand as an act and compere up and down the country and saw him reach the Final of the Midlands Comedian of the Year Award in 2011. Open and honest in his material he has progressed onto paid 15’s and 20’s and is a solid compere for any club.

2015 saw Ben reach the Final of the English Comedian of the Year Competition held in The Udderbelly at The South Bank in London.

Ben has appeared at the Birmingham, Nottingham, Edinburgh and Leicester Comedy Festivals and debuted his first hour show, ‘Solo Traveller’ in 2012 at the Leicester Comedy Festival to a sell out audience and great reviews. In 2013 Ben was back at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival with another sell out show, ‘All Growed Up’ and returned in 2014 with a new hour long show, ‘the evolution of me (whoever that is) and 2015 with a new hour ‘its not all about you’ which both sold out.

Quotes –
– ‘Inherently appealing style’ – Steve Bennett – Chortle
– ‘Absolutely stormed it’ – Juice Comedy
– ‘Good Jokes. Great Comfortable performer’ – Midlands Comedian of the Year Final
– ‘Quick witted and well constructed jokes’ – Speak Easy Comedy
– ‘Ben Briggs goes first and storms it’ – The Gag Factory
– ‘a very strong and confident performer, with great material, which he delivers excellently’
Creative Cows Comedy
– ‘one of the best new acts i’ve seen for a long time. Great material and full of lively winning charm’ – Ship of Fools Comedy and HaHaHarborough

Midlands Comedy Awards 2015 – Best Act – Nominated
English Comedian of the Year 2015 – Finalist
Midlands Comedy Awards 2014 – Best Act – Nominated
Midlands Comedian of the Year 2011 – Finalist
Fun House Comedy Champion of Champions 2009 – Finalist
Fun House Comedy Gong Show Winner x 2 – 2008
Hilarity Bites New Act 2008 – Finalist

Sallyann Fellowes

Sallyann is a self-diagnosed weirdo. She’s neurodiverse, utterly mystified by the world she inhabits, and sure as Haribo doesn’t get the human race. She’s the most likely person to fall over nothing or get lost in a toilet.

Winner of the New Forest Comedian of the Year – 2023

2Northdown new act competition 2021 finalist

Comedy Bloomers LGBTQ+ new comedian of the year 2022 semi-finalist

Winner of Queerovision #5 2022

“Sallyann will surprise you at every turn with hilarious real-life anecdotes and spirited delivery” – Martin Willis, founder of Objectively Funny

Please be advised that our comedy line-ups are subject to change. Our talented comedians are in high demand and, on occasion, may need to cancel at short notice for television or radio recordings, among other reasons. Rest assured, we will always provide a replacement act of similar quality to ensure that our guests receive a great overall show experience.

While most of our guests come for the entire show, we understand that some may be traveling to see a particular comedian. If that’s the case, we recommend checking our website on the day of the show or joining our mailing list to receive the latest updates on any changes to the line-up. We’re committed to providing our guests with the best possible experience, and we thank you for your understanding.

This event is a 18+ event and may contain strong language.


Jul 19 2023


19:30 - 22:30






The Whistle & Flute
The Whistle & Flute
96 Derby Rd, Nottingham NG1 5FB
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