Duchess Theatre Stand Up Comedy Night
Join us for a night of absolute hilarity as 4 stand up comedians, with multiple TV credits to their name, appear at the beautiful Duchess Theatre for one night only !
Let’s meet the acts:
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.
Barry Dodds (MC)
Barry is an award-winning MC and comedian, and has won best MC at the Midlands Comedy Awards four consecutive times. He effortlessly charms audiences with his unique brand of disarming wit and wry, down to earth observational humour.
In 2015, Barry co-created The Parapod, a podcast debating the existence of the paranormal, explored hauntings and the unknown. Three series, over 3 million downloads, sold out live shows and specials later, The Parapod Movie was unleashed on the show’s many loyal fans hitting the Apple Movie Top Ten movie chart immediately and gathering much praise from both fans and critics alike. The Parapod movie is now available on Amazon Prime.
A talented storyteller, Barry is an assured act with regular bookings across the UK’s top comedy clubs including The Glee Club, Frog and Bucket, Manford’s and Hifi. Barry has recently been supporting Jason Manford on his Like Me tour and many other artists in the past including Jim Jefferies, Tape Face, Dan Nightingale, Hayley Ellis, Scott Bennett and Pete Firman. He has also performed at many festivals, including Kendal Calling, Download and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Barry also has a podcast with fellow comedian Hayley Ellis called The Worriers where they fight with their anxieties, fears, OCDs and general bad thinking.
Patrick Monahan (Opener)
Patrick is a multi award winning standup comedian who talks about his life now, then, and bits in between. With stuff you’ll be able to relate to and stuff you won’t, but everything you’ll be able to laugh at!
An Irish Iranian Teesside observational stand up comedian, who tours annually with a brand new stand up show, nationally & internationally, playing countries across Europe, The Middle East, America & Australia.
Patrick has performed at many major festivals across the UK, including 16 years at the Edinburgh International festival.
He has Performed on BBC1 & 2, ITV1 & 2, C4, C5 & Sky 1.
His Tv appearances include, winner of ITV’s ‘Show me the funny’, ‘Splash’, and ‘Celebrity squares’ .
He has also recently on The One Show (BBC), Fake Reaction (ITV), and the Pointless celebrity special (BBC).
“Rip roaringly funny…..fun! Another hour would have suited everyone” ***** One4Review
“Hilarious” Three Weeks *****
“There isn’t a comic quite like him” thenewcurrent.com ★★★★★
“Possesses the rare ability to be hilarious without being outrageous” THREE WEEKS ★★★★★
“Patrick is a Fringe legend and it’s easy to see why” The DAILY MIRROR ✭✭✭✭
“Terrific comic…His overwhelming warmth makes this a truly delightful hour” The Scotsman, 2019.
“plays to packed audiences”, One4Review, 2019 ✭✭✭✭
Patrick is another man who’s legendary for his upbeat and friendly approach to life and is a hugely welcome addition to our line up.
Stevie Gray (Middle Act)
A cheeky and versatile comedian, Stevie Gray’s act combines jokes, music, news stories and audience participation to create an up-tempo energy in any room
Stevie has been performing now for over 8 years and is a very popular act indeed.
Career highlights so far have been headlining the Bognor Regis Comedy Festival, headlining a show at the Woking Comedy Festival, headlining and compering the Comedy Tent at the Blissfields music festival and being the opening comedy act at Guilfest 2012. Stevie also supported Terry Alderton on his National Tour warm up.
TV Credits include FHM’s stand-up hero and an advert for Sky Sports / Carlsberg. Radio Credits include BBC Radio 2’s new comedy awards and writing credits include jokes for NUTS magazine, Loaded magazine and FHM.
Time and again, audiences are left beaming after seeing Stevie, both from his fantastic comedy, but also from the warmth and genuine joy he shares with everyone who meets him.
“Like watching sunshine” – 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 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 16+ event and may contain strong language.