Christmas 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 5 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 :
Karen Bayley (MC)
Karen Bayley is a midlands based act hailing from Birmingham. Karen has been on the circuit for over a decade. She made a name for herself early on in her career reaching the semi-final of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards and was later crowned the winner of the 2001 Komedia New Act prize, Karen Bayley followed by becoming the first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award as well as reaching the finals of both the BBC New Comedy Awards Showcase and Babycham Funny Women.
Delightfully saucy, her friendly and confident stage presence, combined with a killer wit, an infectious giggle and some devastating one-liners make her a comedic force to be reckoned with a warm and welcoming with a delightfully saucy and spiky edge, her bold, no nonsense attitude strikes a perfect pitch with men and women alike.
Karen can be seen performing at all the established clubs and bookers across the UK and has recently been supporting Joe Lycett on his 2016 tour. Karen also appeared in the Aviva Goth Advert Campaign
TV & Radio Credits
The Sports Bar – Talksport – 2022
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio Dunstable – Anything But Coldplay (panellist)
Aviava Goth TV Advertisement Campaign
The Last Word – More 4
100 Greatest Cartoons – Channel 4
Sex On The Job – Channel 4
8 Out Of 10 Cats – Writer (Joe Lycett)
Celebrity Juice – Writer (Joe Lycett)
Duncan Oakley (Headliner)
Comedian, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, One man band!
With musical skills that would easily fit into many rock bands Duncan Oakley performs an infectious mix of musical comedy and stand up with one of his trusty guitars – Maurice (Fender Strat), No.7 (acoustic) or his Les Paul (the Lezza) by his side.
He has been a musician since the age of six, has performed on the UK comedy circuit since 1999, appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, on BBC Radio 4 and at many summer festivals as well as starring in Beat24’s feature film Frontman and short film Read Between the Signs. Duncan was voted English Comedian of the Year in 2015 and Midlands Comedian of the Year 2016.
With an eye and ear for the silly, rude, playful and downright irritating occurrences of life Duncan musters up songs that not only make you laugh, they bury into the recesses of your mind and find you a humming tune with a smile on your face three days later, confused and wondering where it’s come from.
Duncan performs regularly at some of the UKs biggest clubs and festivals. A talented all-round musician Duncan can also perform with harmonica, drums & piano as a one man musical whirlwind.
Sean Percival (Opener)
Black Country comic Sean Percival is an ex-welder from Dudley (“It’s a lovely place to come from but bloody horrible to go back to”) whose act is steeped in the traditions of the working mens clubs circuit, but bang up to date with its upfront attitude.
Sean’s brand of comedy steers clear of the surreal and confronts realism in an explosively funny way.
A festival favourite, he has performed at the Edinburgh, Glastonbury and Reading Festivals, and as a well established headliner he performs at all major comedy clubs around the UK as well as being a regular host for the Jongleurs comedy clubs. radio credits – comedy In demand as a script writer, Sean works regularly with likes of Johnny Vaughan for the Capital Radio group.
He spent two years writing and performing on Capital fm’s drive time radio show in Birmingham and for Heart fm in Birmingham, and provided the voice for “Black Country Bob” on both those shows fronted by Talk Radio’s host and impressionist Ian Danter.
Eddy Midgley (Middle)
Eddy Midgley’s quarter life crisis hit him like a shovel. Now, he attempts to find humour in his most chaotic stories and scrapes. As a self diagnosed hypochondriac, who spends a bit too much time in the pub, Eddy has knack for going off on personal over-sharing tangents, that will be sure to get the room bouncing from laugh to laugh.
“This cheerful and happy looking comic gave an engaging performance that everyone enjoyed. A fast moving set and he built up a lot of momentum. The makings of a formidable act and his energy fills the room.” NottsComedy Review
“A cheeky, wonderfully engaging delivery mixed with excellent writing and quick thinking. A future star.” Top Notch Comedy
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 travelling 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.