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 :

Kevin Daniel (MC)

Kevin Daniel – Kevin has established himself as one of the hottest newer acts on the comedy circuit. Now getting regular paid work from established comedy promoters across the UK, his commanding stage presence, relatable exquisite storytelling, and jokes a plenty, always leave audiences wanting more. In his short comedy career, Kevin has performed at many comedy clubs including The Stand in Glasgow, Glee Club Birmingham, Just The Tonic Leicester, ROFL in Newcastle Under Lyme / Loughborough, and The Hull Comedy Lounge. Kevin has also supported Nathan Caton and Jack Gleadow on their UK tour shows. In 2023 Kevin performed his first 60 minute work in progress show “FREEDOM”, to sold out rooms, at the Leicester and Glasgow Comedy Festivals.


  • Chortle’s – One To Watch List For 2023
  • Silver Stand Up Leicester Comedy Festival 2023 – Finalist
  • British Comedian Of The Year 2022 – Semi Finalist
  • Midlands Comedy Breakthrough Act of The Year 2021 – Finalist
  • West Yorkshire New Comedian of The Year 2021 – Finalist
  • Midlands Comedy New Act of The Year 2019 – Finalist


“A very established act, with a strong set. He stepped up on one of my nights where he was doing a middle. The closer couldn’t make the gig. Kevin went back on and had a wonderful gig, would highly recommend to other promoters” Laughter Craft Comedy (Jonathan Elston)

“One of the fastest rising acts on the comedy circuit, Kevin has gone from open spots to full paid weekend spots in lightening fast time, with a great ability to read the room and incorporate callbacks to things that happened earlier in the night” Funhouse Comedy (Mike Bottomley)

“A pro level comic, his room work and material completely gelled, he has a cracking comedy brain. Not only a bookable act but a banker of an act” Notts Comedy Review

“Extremely bookable act and gets better every time I see him.” Proper Funny (Jason Neale)

“His storytelling ability belies his experience, and he never fails to deliver a top notch performance” RockCentral Promotions (Anthony Williams)

“A natural talent!” Crazy Bird (Nic Bird)

“One of the best newer acts I’ve seen. He took control of the audience with a quiet confidence” Big Deal Comedy (Jason Stampe)

“A hilarious newer act with all the confidence and assurance of an act with many years experience” Giggleshack (Colin Havey)

“A fantastic act and a thoroughly nice guy to be around” Comedy Crate (Mike Chase)

Ant Dewson (Headliner)

Ant Dewson is a comedian, mediocre piano player and singer of silly songs (many of which are rude). He performs at the top comedy clubs in the country, from The Stand in Edinburgh to Up The Creek and Angel in London.

Ant has shared the stage with some of the best comedians in the country including Micky Flanagan, Frank Skinner and Lee Mack. He’s also shared the stage with some right shockers, all of whom he is too polite to mention here.

Ant is a comedy writer for shows on BBC Radio 4 and Sky One. He’s also performed on BBC Radio London and is a regular presenter on Riverside Radio.

Ant passed his Grade 6 violin with merit.

“Highlight of the night.” Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music

“Genuinely funny… very clever… filthy.” Three Weeks

“A musical comedy feast.” The Skinny

“Pure unadulterated hilarity.” Newbury Weekly News

“Kept the whole audience entertained” Notts Comedy Revue

**** Three Weeks

**** Ed Fringe Podcast

Dawn Bailey

Dawn is a 40 something (ahem just turned 50) Mum who views life through happy specs and giddy knickers (her own words).

An original performer, Dawn won the XS Manchester Radio Comedian of the Year in 2016, which led to her presenting a show on the station

A likeable and affable nature, Dawn is a regular on the UK comedy circuit and performs for some of the most reputable promoters in the Country.

Dawn’s honesty regarding life and love are raw, straight to the point and comes with a no-holds-barred delivery. She is a merry maker and definitely loves to have a damn good chuckle

Pin sharp anecdotes from a life juggling a career, kids, attending weekly slimming club meetings and the joys of involuntary flatulence… she’s a very funny lady”- The BBC

Louis Etienne

Bradford-based observationalist comedian who likes to talk about race, sex and all things taboo.

Jack Wilson

Jack is three years in to doing stand-up and was described as “brilliant” by Micky P Kerr and “The guys got his game together” by Nish Kumar and “One of the most intelligent joke writers on the circuit” Rock Central.

Josh Reynolds

Josh Reynolds used stand up as a coming out device on both they’re sexuality and gender. It’d have been easier to just post on TikTok… but since then they have been shortlisted for LGBTQ+ new comedian of the year 2022, runner up of best new act – Midlands comedy award amongst others.

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.


Jun 21 2023


19:30 - 22:30






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