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 :
Ashley Frieze (MC)
With his charming, daft, and warm brand of music-infused stand-up comedy, this guitar-toting funny man has been entertaining audiences across the UK for over 20 years. His original songs, with well-crafted lyrics and catchy tunes, span many genres from Jazz to Coldplay.
Ashley has something for most audiences. Intelligent, geeky, silly, and occasionally naughty, he’s playful but never rude!
He regularly appears at comedy clubs all over the country as a headliner and is the resident MC of his own comedy night. His YouTube channel contains original songs, parodies and other strange goings on.
He’s a sharp, MC, and a powerhouse featured act appearing at theatres, comedy clubs, many many pub function rooms, festival stages, and even a moving bus! His solo Edinburgh Shows, The Seven Deadly Sings, and Discograffiti led to the release of his albums on all good streaming platforms (and many bad ones).
A musical theatre lover, Ashley’s appeared in local productions of The Producers, My Fair Lady, A Little Night Music and Guys and Dolls. He also co-wrote and starred in The Musical!, Edinburgh Fringe 2004.
As a writer, he’s edited and written books about performing at the Edinburgh Fringe, including How to Produce, Perform and Write an Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Show and the COVID-19 special edition – How to Write, Perform and Produce a Cancelled Edinburgh Fringe Show : Quick Guide: Complete guide on how to not write, perform and produce a show at the Edinburgh Fringe. He’s also worked as an editor on the Professor Howe novel series.
Andy White (Headliner)
Andy White is an energetic, confident and silly Brummie who combines silly voices and a mad afro to devastating comic effect. Andy has numerous media appearances, including the BBC New Comedy Awards on BBC Choice, Brand Spanking New on BBC Radio 7 and his winning performance on the Weakest Link comedian’s special! His appearance on the BBC quiz show featured in his five star (* * * * * Three Weeks) Edinburgh show, ‘It Started With A Quiz’ in 2007. This followed on from his well-received one man show at the 2005 Leicester Comedy Festival: Young, Gifted and Beige.
Andy escaped from a call centre to become a stand up comic who mixes silly voices and faces with observational humour, topical humour and his mixed race background. He can do material that’s clever, cheeky, sick or just silly and his performance can shift from deadpan to loud and physical. Andy has played to a wide variety of audiences, adults and children, both at home and abroad, in comedy clubs, theatres, universities, radio and TV shows, and at corporate entertainment events. He regularly headlines up and down the UK and has worked with all the major chains and comedy promoters along the way. Overseas, he’s performed in Monte Carlo (Laughing Horse), Berlin (Bleu Montag), Abu Dhabi and Dubai (Laughter House) amongst others.
“Had me exercising my pelvic floor muscles to avoid an accident” – Karen Slater, BBC Tees
Mad Ron Spanners (Opener)
Mad Ron – The Third Hardest Man in Uxbridge, is a comedy creation of Steve Lee, first appearing on the comedy circuit back in December 2015. Mad Ron has taken the circuit by storm. Now a multi award winning act, Mad Ron also finished 3rd in the prestigious 2019 NATY’s.
Not content with that Mad Ron has decided to expand his criminal comedy empire to the UK comedy festivals, having very successful runs at the Leicester, Cambridge, Telford, Hastings and Edinburgh Comedy Festivals. Mad Ron has now become a regular face on the London comedy scene popping up at clubs like The Stand_Up Club in Piccadilly, Backyard Comedy Club, Top Secret and Downstairs at the Kings Head to name a few.
Ron has now established himself on the UK circuit regularly opening and closing clubs all over the country
Sophie Garrad (Middle)
Sophie Garrad is a stand up comedian and despite the efforts of her East End geezer of a father and her air-hostess mother, has turned out quite posh.
Sophie describes herself as fun, gorgeous, witty and humble.
She has a gold level LAMDA award and has performed at some of London’s most famous comedy clubs.
Roger Swift (Middle)
Roger Swift is a comedian who fires rapid fire puns with his homemade props. He has been delighting and scaring audiences all over the country for over 10 years. Dave’s best gag of the fringe list 2016 & 2023 and UK Pun Finalists 2016 & 2017
“He’s a demented genius” Notts Comedy Review
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.
Please note that the show starts at 7:30pm, so please ensure you leave plenty of time to get to your seat before the first act.
This event is an 18+ event and may contain strong language.