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 :

Lovell Smith (MC)

Ex-champion bodybuilder Lovell started comedy mid 2019, after deciding modeling on that type of stage wasn’t the right platform moving forward. After only a few initial shows and months, working the circuits, Lovell won the prestigious Midlands Best New Act Award 2019. Previous winners include Joe Lycett, and Darren Harriot. So as you can see Lovell is in great company with these other well-known comedians.

Where has he been seen? Well, Lovell has performed all around the UK. In an incredibly short space of time, Lovell has established himself firmly on the British comedy circuit. Regularly performing at Glee Club amongst other prestigious venues, filling seats with laughs is never an issue. Not only that, but he’s also collected some international air miles along the way too at a number of shows!
Lovell will be supporting Daliso Chaponda (Britain’s Got Talent star) on his Birmingham dates later this year and also the hilarious Nathan Caton (Live at the Apollo star) also in Lovell’s hometown , Birmingham.

Friz Frizzle (Headliner)

Friz is our headliner for the evening and is a non-binary musical comedian. Friz has headlined many shows across the country, so we’re very lucky to be able to welcome him to our much smaller show. Friz won a Leicester Comedy Festival award for best show and has previously written for Mock the Week. He has also performed on Radio 4 as well as a number of sell-out Fringe shows.

You will laugh, sing along and cry tears of joy with Friz. He’s that good!

“A Master of Musical Comedy” – Comedy Central UK

“You will laugh, sing along and cry tears of joy with Friz. He’s that good! addition to any lineup, strong material from the start, and the crowd instantly warm to him” – Jord Lozman (Lairy Laughs comedy)

Jules OBrian

Nominated for the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2022

“Funny as f***” Mama Life Magazine

“Splendid…a quality performance” Notts Comedy Review

Shortlisted for Funny Women 2021

Get Up Stand Up semi finalist 2022

Hussein Ali

Hussein is an observational comedian who shares a mixtures of punchy jokes and short stories from a unique perspective. 

A truly eloquent master of the misdirect and patron of the punchline. His intelligent delivery will have you clutching at your sides in Laughter. 

He’s won the infamous “Beat the Gong” in Stockton in December 2022. 

Vittorio Angelone – “One for the future, keep an eye out”

Peter Fox – (Nottingham Comedy Review) – “He’s a very promising act”

Adam Unwin

A big fan of fresh bread, giving blood, and disappointing old primary school teachers when they meet up years later. After 5 years spent performing up and down the country with award-nominated improv troupes, Adam’s finally written something down. Adam brings an incredible amount of energy to the stage and is instantly funny.

“So funny it’s annoying” – Kevin Daniel

Chris Yates

Hailing from Malvern via Birmingham and the Isle of Wight, failed musician and bedraggled millennial layabout Chris Yates combines a moth-eaten shambolic demeanour with off-beat takes on bizarre topics well outside his limited intellect. Reaching the final of the distinctly regional Stand Up For Cider competition during his first year in comedy, Chris has been delighting and bemusing audiences in equal measure. Chris won the Best New Act award at the 2022 Midlands Comedy Awards



May 17 2023


19:30 - 22:30






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


Ian Whitcombe Comedy
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