The Old Talbot Comedy Night

After the huge success of the last comedy night at The Old Talbot, we’re doing another one !

Book the 15th February 2024 in to your diary as this event is certain to sell out.

Check out this astonishing line up :

The Boys From The All Night Chemist (Headliner)

Two comedy minstrels who have supported comedy giant Tom Stade. They have appeared on BBC Radio 4 comedy show Dr Phil’s Bedside Manor and were nominated for the Midlands Comedy Awards in 2021 (2nd place)

They have been on many sell-out tours and are a very difficult act to book, due to their popularity.

“You have to put them on as headliners, as they’re so funny, they’re impossible to follow” – Oli Clarke, Toolmaker Comedy Club

Ian Whitcombe (MC) 

Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Taskmaster and Britain’s Got Talent are just a few of the programmes Ian’ has never appeared on. The list is literally endless!

Groan-inducing puns, sparkling one-liners and stories about where doctors like to put their fingers mean that this act is a must-see.

Ian’s one-liners are well thought out, clever and genuinely laugh out loud’ – Oli Clarke, Toolmakers Comedy Club

Ian has a natural & likeable stage presence with good pacing and nice jokes’ – Greg Phillips – Laffa Cake Comedy

Doug Carter (Opener)

Doug is a multi-award-winning act who embarked on his comedy adventure online.

On social media, Doug boasts over 120,000 followers across three platforms, accumulating more than 20 million views. Noteworthy achievements, considering his face is effortlessly scrolled past!

A storytelling and observational comedian, Doug prides himself on adapting to diverse audiences, tailoring his set to suit almost any crowd. He secures weekend paid work through recognized promoters, including Shaft of Wit (Kai Baron), 4 Funny Comedians (Wales Promoter), The Comedy Net (Shelley O’Neil), The Giggle Shack (Colin Havey), Comedy Hot Spot (Jim Howarth), Hull Comedy Lounge, Technicolor Smoof (Roger Swift), Hooma Comedy (Martin Westgate), Ricky Balshaw Promotes, Rob Halden, Jon Wagstaff (Scallywags), Jonathan Eleston, Laugh Out Loud (Damian Larkin), Laffalot Promotions, Laffacake, Ian Whitcombe Comedy, Sofa So Funny, Rockcentral Promotions (Anthony Williams), Hull Comedy (Steve Rimmer), and Cerys Nelmes.

Doug has also participated in numerous sportsman’s dinners alongside Razor Ruddock, Paul Merson, Matt Le Tissier, Phil DeFreitas, Dion Dublin, and more.

Here are some quotes about Doug:

“Doug Carter was on a stacked bill and didn’t look out of place at all; in fact, he was some audience members’ favorite on the night. Assured, funny, and engaging, he did a great job for me, and I will be booking him again.” – Jim Howarth (Comedy Hotspot)

“You are a very funny man, You can only go up from here.” – Ninia Benjamin

“I’ve seen Doug perform a few times now. He’s impossible for an audience to dislike. Affable, warm, and very funny. Huge future in stand-up.” – Joe Zalias

“You were superb, we look forward to having you on again as soon as possible.” – Noel Brodie, The Surgery Comedy

“This guy is one to watch.” – Comedy Lounge Hull

“Carter had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand almost as soon as he picked the mic up.” – Peter Fox, Notts Comedy Review

Doug has received several awards, including Midlands Comedy Awards Best Newcomer and Rising Star in consecutive years (2018 and 2019), Notts Comedy Reviewer’s Best Newcomer 2018, NCF (Nottingham Comedy Festival) New Comedian Competition winner 2019, and Jim Howarth’s Comedy Hotspot ‘search for a star’ comp winner 2022.

He has also participated in festivals, showcasing his versatility, including a performance where he delivered two 20-minute sets in a kid’s field, discovering his ability to entertain children for 30 minutes with child-friendly material.

Sallyann Fellowes (Middle)

Sallyann is a self-diagnosed weirdo. She’s neurodiverse, utterly mystified by the world she inhabits, and sure as Haribo doesn’t get the human race. She’s the most likely person to fall over nothing or get lost in a toilet.

Winner of the New Forest Comedian of the Year – 2023

2Northdown new act competition 2021 finalist

Comedy Bloomers LGBTQ+ new comedian of the year 2022 semi-finalist

Winner of Queerovision #5 2022

“Sallyann will surprise you at every turn with hilarious real-life anecdotes and spirited delivery” – Martin Willis, founder of Objectively Funny

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 an 18+ event and may contain strong language.


Feb 15 2024


19:30 - 22:00






Ian Whitcombe Comedy
Ian Whitcombe Comedy
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