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Beat The Bat

Beat The Bat- Comedy Gong Show Competition

Join us for our “Beat The Bat” Comedy Gong Show Competition at JUICE Bar 26, LOWER PARLIAMENT STREET, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 3DA.

Up to 14 of the best up and coming new acts will battle it out, trying to beat the bat and stay on stage as long as possible.

Each act will have up to 5 minutes to perform, with votes by 5 members of the audience on 90 seconds, 3 minutes, and 5 minutes to decide if they should stay on stage or not.

If a majority of down votes are received at any point during the voting, the acts will have to leave the stage. The acts can only be voted off at the designated voting points and at no other time.

If they survive the three votes, the acts will go into the final where they will be given 1 further minute to impress the audience.

Once all the finalists have done their 1 minute, there will be a clap off by the audience to determine the winner.

The winning act will get £50 in cash and a trophy on the night.

Entry to this brilliant event is just £7, so don’t miss a chance to see some of the best new acts on the comedy circuit before they appear on Live at the Apollo !

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 8:15pm, 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.

JOKES@THEJUICE

JOKES@THEJUICE

Join us for a fantastic night of live comedy, featuring some of the brightest and best comics in the country. Enjoy hours of laughter with these incredible acts :

Ian Whitcombe (MC)

Ian Whitcombe

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 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 is a friendly, welcoming MC, so there’s no need to be worrieds about beingio n the front row !

‘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

Sam Serrano (Headliner)

Sam Serrano

Sam Serrano is a comedian from Liverpool. he’s been performing for 6 years and has gigged for Glee, Comedy Store, Manfords, Rob Riley etc. Sam also has credits for both performing and writing on TV.

2022- Rosie Jones: Disability Showcase (Dave,UKTV)

2023- Comedy Central Live Series 2 (comedy central)

2023- Weakest Link, Writer for Romesh (BBC)

“Killer lines…fully formed comedian” Chorlte

“Put the X in X Factor” York Press

“Laugh-out-loud funny” Yorkshire Post

“Crushed tonight’s gigs, outrageousness and daring comedy worked so well with their self-aware style, longer jokes mixed in with quick punchlines to catch the crowd off guard worked so well tonight. started well, ended well, great in the middle hard to complain.” The Stand

Plus support from

Katie Slater, Gage Simpson, Gurps Cheema, Stephen Hampton, Alex Cahill and Sam Langford

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.

JOKES@THEJUICE

JOKES@THEJUICE

Join us for a fantastic night of live comedy, featuring some of the brightest and best comics in the country. Enjoy hours of laughter with these incredible acts :

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 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

Lovell Smith (Headliner)

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.

Annabel Edmonds 

Annabel Edmonds is a stand-up, improviser and writer whose work has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland. She was a finalist for Hastings Fringe Newcomer of the Year 2023.

‘Assured stage presence and great one liners,’ Angel Comedy.

Oliver Bowler

Notable gigs;
BBC New comedian showcase stage
Beat the Frog winner
Funny F*ckers winner
SYTYF semi finalist
Cat & Stick new comedian finalist

“A natural performer, echoes of Peter Kay and Lee Evans. Very funny!” – The Laughięnda Comedy Club

“ superb performance- the audience absolutely hung on every word “
“ I’ve never been so certain a comic is going to the top “
Typawb Comedy Club. Wrexham

“Fantastic act that had the audience snorting from the second he opened his mouth”
Kung Fu Pug Comedy Club

“Ripped it! Brilliant stand up. Book him, you won’t regret it!” Fish

Aaron Williams

Aaron Williams is from Banbury in Oxfordshire and is fresh to the circuit in the last year.
Aaron’s observational material, along with his relaxed on stage vibe is the reason he’s becoming an exciting comedian in the making.

“Tall, hilarious and charming” – Aaron’s Mum

Andy Lane

Ni-hao, Bonjour, Guten tag, Ho- you!
International stand-up comedian LongHu, writer, and performer of “Aaargh my husband is a communist” is a fearless performer who onstage is aggressively funny and delivers material as unabashedly as his shining Chinese-style jackets are worn.

He will have you laughing and singing all night long with language as colourful as his outfits.
“Unmissable, a must-see!”

Sophie Garrad

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.

 

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.

JOKES@THEJIUCE

JOKES@THEJUICE

Join us for a fantastic night of live comedy, featuring some of the brightest and best comics in the country. Enjoy hours of laughter with these incredible acts :

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 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

Ian Crawford (Headliner)

Ian Crawford is a Cutlery Safety Professional and General International Health & Safety Expert and what he has to share is deadly serious. You’d be forkin’ mad to miss him. Sketch Off Finalist (2023) and Leicester Comedy Fringe Silver Comedian of the Year (2023) second place runner-up.

“Funny from start to finish” ★★★★ (The Reviews Hub)

“Forking good health and safety-based comedy has tears rolling down cheeks” ★★★★ (TheWeeReview.com)

This is a must-see for anyone with a strong sense of the ridiculous” ★★★★ (SGFringe.com).

Geoff Alderman

I am a stand up comedian and writer. I got started by attending the Amused Moose course run by Logan Murray. Since then I’ve gigged for over four years. In that time I’ve reached the semis of So You Think Your Funny and been nominated for the Hackney New Act of the Year comp twice. I was also joint third in Dave’s UK Pun Championships at Just The Tonic.

Last year I reached the semis of the Leicester Square comedy
competition and the semis of Old Comedian of the Year.

I have compered or performed opening twenties at many large, highly respected comedy clubs for Mirth Control and I’ve also compered for Miles Crawford’s Joke Klub. I do ten spots for Crack.

“Don’t be fooled by Geoff Alderman’s old school delivery style. He has a clever and original comedy brain and does very funny (occasionally naughty) jokes.” Hazel Humphreys, Promoter: Wivenhoe Funny Farm.

Heeren Bhundia

I started comedy because people have been laughing at me since I was born so instead of letting it get to me I’m working to a point where I can start charging people for it.

“He speaks very well” – Heeron’s Girlfriend’s Grandma

Kim Maberly

Kim is new to Comedy but certainly no virgin. You don’t know whether to be smothered or mothered by her but you want to see what comes out of her mouth next. 4 months into the game, she is already getting rave reviews with gigs in and around Stoke in Trent, Manchester and Derby

Kate Robb

Kayvan Khasaee

Kayvan Khazaee is a half Iranian, half Geordie who is also partially sighted. With an anecdotal style, he talks about cultural struggles being brought up in the North East, alongside battling life with a rare eye condition. Beat the Frog winner, chortle student comedy awards semi finalist, Comey Virgins Comp winner.

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.

Blood Sugar Baby

SCOTT BENNETT – “Blood Sugar Baby” – One family, one condition and one hell of a hairy baby (WIP)

Join us for a chance to see Scott Bennett’s brand new, heartfelt show about his lovely daughter, Olivia.

This is a story that breaks a taboo. Yes, It’s a tale about an ill baby, but it’s a really funny one, with a happy ending.

An amazing journey about two soul mates, taken from the idyllic world of NCT classes, cots and prams and then plunged into months of hospital wards, scans, celebrities and private jets.

“Blood Sugar Baby” is a new show, which is a work in progress, so much so that Scott is still writing it! This will be one of the first performances of the show. so don’t miss the opportunity to see it here first.

Scott Bennett is an award-winning comedian and writer, who has appeared on Live at the Apollo, The News Quiz and the Now Show. He was also a Chortle Best Club Comedian Nominee 2022.


“Without doubt live comedy’s best kept secret” Evening Standard

Scott’s performance will be preceded by Eddy Midgely.

Eddy Midgley (Opener)

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 an 18+ event and may contain strong language.

JOKES@THEJUICE

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***PLEASE NOTE, WE HAVE A NEW HEADLINER FOR THIS EVENT***

Join us for a fantastic night of live comedy, featuring some of the brightest and best comics in the country. Enjoy hours of laughter with these incredible acts :

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 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

Michael McKenzie (Headliner)

Michael is a stand-up comedian and model. who wears a prosthetic leg (extension prosthesis on right leg). His comedy is about his disability, but also his years living in a hospital and his struggles to comprehend “the real world” when he left.

Finalist of BBC’s New Comedian Of The Year Awards 2022.

Nominated for Musical Comedian Awards 2023 and Student Comedian Of The Year 2023

Appeared on BBC 3, BBC 2 and ITV.

Put simply, Michael is a top class act and you’ll absolutely love him.

Emily Tilley

Emily is a brand new act on the comedy circuit and will regale you with tales of local drunks and a hen parties.

Jonathan Kiernan

Jonathan is from Scunthorpe, which used to be called Shorpe before he was born. He started performing stand-up in 2023 and has yet to smile on stage. He combines politics and his personal life with hard-hitting punchlines. Jonathan was a Beat the Frog World Series semi-finalist in 2023.

‘Has a good book collection’ – Notts Comedy Review.

Liz Johnson

Liz is very new to the stand-up comedy world. She did an 8-week comedy course in September/October 2023 which ended with her first performance to 200 people. She is now continuing her journey with local groups doing stand-up. Her comedy is character-based as she uses puppets. She likes to challenge the idea that puppets are for children with characters that are rude and sweary, trust me you don’t want little Johnny to watch Slightly Psychic Cynthia doing a tarot reading!

Ben Ashurst

Ben Ashurst (as featured on BBC Radio, Stand Up For Cider Winner 2023) has quickly established himself as a rising star of the comedy circuit.

His warm, likeable stage presence coupled with self-deprecating humour will leave the audience wanting more.

“Ben is so likeable, warm and most importantly… Funny. The crowd were with him from the get go and stayed with him throughout. One to watch for sure” – Paul McCaffrey, Live at the Apollo

Ben Davis

Ben has been performing stand up comedy on and off for the last 10 years, including accidentally being on the same bill as comedy superstar Joe Lycett (before The Great British Sewing Bee). His leisurely, self-deprecating style of comedy has been honed over the years as well as at monthly comedy nights he hosts across Nottingham.

Kyran Scott

New to comedy but described by people as a “relatively funny chap” as well as an “adequate father” and “unprofessional bartender” he’ll do his best to make you chuckle

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.

JOKES@THEJUICE

JOKES@THEJUICE

Join us for a fantastic night of live comedy, featuring some of the brightest and best comics in the country. Enjoy hours of laughter with these incredible acts :

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

Eddy Midgley (Headliner)

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

Dan Driver

Joining the comedy scene only late this year, Driver has been described as a comedian with a natural ability for audiences. With sharp observations and storytelling, he has recently won Nottingham Comedy Review’s New Act of 2023 award.

Hollie Noble

Hollie Noble, a 20-something observational comedian and member of the LGBTQ+ community, laden with various mental health diagnosis. Hollie expends all the details leaving no stone unturned – “Pulls out the surprises as much as she packs in the laughs”. Her freckled face and ‘cutsie’ look contrast brilliantly with the explicit content of her act.

Ryan Stephenson

Ryan is a self proclaimed 36 year old, balding scaffolder from Sheffield. He is new to the game, with just a handful of gigs to his name. Despite this, he shows real promise, with good material and is very confident on stage.
He hasn’t won any comedy competitions, but is keen to point out that he won the most fun person to be with award at primary school, and a bible!

Tom Brumpton

Tom is a comedian, actor, singer, businessman and all round good egg. Coming to comedy only recently, he has shown great promise and a real talent for spotting the comedic side of everyday life.

Josh Sedman

Josh was born and raised in Leeds but don’t let that put you off. Starting comedy in February this year he’s been gigging non stop ever since with stories and one liners, he works his way thru hair loss, relationships and much more. Being described as both enthusiastic and dry you can only hope they were talking about his jokes.

‘Confident, cheeky and charismatic. Great gags and a lovely rapport with the audience, who enjoyed the set from start to finish’ SB Comedy Sessions

Minna Davies

Minna Davies is a writer, speaker and comedian based in Nottingham. They studied Theatre for 4 years but they try not to be annoying about it.

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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.

JOKES@THEJUICE

JOKES@THEJUICE

Join us for a fantastic night of live comedy, featuring some of the brightest and best comics in the country. Enjoy hours of laughter with these incredible acts :

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

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)

Katie Johnson

Katie is a rising new act working in the East Midlands comedy circuit, recently having gigged for Laffalot Promotions in Derby. Not shying away from challenging topics, Katie brings her own interesting and hilarious perspective on navigating work, socialising and relationships through a neurodivergent lens.

“Definitely one-to-watch” Jason Neale @ Proper Funny Comedy

Liam Feldman

TBC

Ian Hayes

Ian decided to announce to the world in 2020 that he was to be a comedian, and the world reacted by locking itself down. Hailing from Peterborough, he travels the country promoting the fine city to would be visitors, assuring them of their safety. An expert in all things wetherspoons and high cholesterol food, the follicly challenged, Phil Mitchell body double, will charm you with his observational humour and funny anecdotes. He also loves a bit of banter with the crowd and has seen him rise rapidly as an exceptional act and MC.

“A natural on stage” – Chuckl

“Annoyingly good, with incredible stage presence” Lou Ridgeway

“Very funny and extremely confident” Jubado’s

Kate Robb

New to stand up this year, but has been practising being a sarcy (insert your favourite 4 letter noun here) for the last 40; Robb tells stories which reveal her very mild opinions on all things life. Funny Women Awards 2023 Semi-Finalist.

‘Definitely one to watch folks.’ Graeme Rayner
‘So naturally funny and engaging it’s almost irritating’ – Katie Brown, Katie Does Comedy.

Brayden Kerr

Brayden is a wildly energetic comedian with a ludicrously wide range of movements and stories, he’s almost as loud as his outfits.

Akshay Thadeshwer

A relatively new act, who is already making waves in the comedy industry due to his clever and above all, funny material.

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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.

JOKES@THEJUICE

JOKES@THEJUICE

Join us for a fantastic night of live comedy, featuring some of the brightest and best comics in the country. Enjoy hours of laughter with these incredible acts :

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

Jules O’Brian (Headliner)

Jules O’Brian first took to the stage in 2017, at The Comedy Loft, in Birmingham, as part of a night for charity. A keen fan of Rik Mayall, French and Saunders, Victoria Wood, and Joan Rivers, as well as Katherine Ryan, Tim Minchin, Amy Schumer, and the Brum-based Luisa Omielan, Jules states her stand-up style is “Butter wouldn’t melt meets Is That All There Is?” (a reference to the dark song made famous by singer Peggy Lee).

An English Tutor, Jules currently lives in Tamworth, Staffordshire, and performed a sell-out ‘triple-header’ with pals Tal Davis and Hannah Weetman during 2021’s Birmingham Comedy Festival.

Jules O’Brian was shortlisted for Funny Women 2021, and performs at venues and festivals around the country, telling anyone who will listen about ageing disgracefully, body hang-ups, parenting, and dating. She is TalkTalk’s official voice – chosen by none other than the legend Bernard Cribbins – and her silly writings feature frequently in magazines including Prima and MamaLife. This former teacher’s relaxed and chatty style, crowd interaction and warmth, all served with a sardonic wit, make her a natural crowd pleaser.

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

Ben Ashworth

‘Promising’ newer 19 year old act on the scene that has been gigging mainly around the Nottingham area for the past few months. Notts comedy review said in the past that he ‘would have liked to have seen more’ and at the Juicebar in November many will!

Sonja Reddy

Sonja Reddy is a relatively new comedian having performed her first gig in June 2023, helping to raise nearly £5,000 for Cancer Research in the process.

Since then Sonja has gone from strength to strength, performing in various towns and cities, including Nottingham, Derby, Long Eaton and Coventry.

Sonja’s comedy is based around her own life experiences and her very varied job roles, where she manages to combine the discipline of working for a supermarket with the discipline of being a dominatrix !

“Sonja has good, well written material which she delivers with a strong, confident on stage persona.” – Ian Whitcombe

Vix Jayne Leyton

Discovered by Mark Watson on Twitter in 2019, Welsh comic exiled to London, Vix Leyton is a natural storyteller with a keen eye for observation, combining warm, whimsical charm. A Funny Women awards semi finalist 3 years in a row and named as ‘One to watch’

Her panel show podcast ‘The Comedy Arcade’ is both an audio success and compelling live show, picking up a nomination for Leicester Comedy’s best podcast in 2021 and racking up sell out shows at Edinburgh Fringe two years in a row. Regular club MC for nights including The Stand, Red Imp Comedy and Outside the Box in London.

Robin Ince: “Bursting with impish energy, exudes an infectious delight”

Mark Watson: “Vix has a talent for reading a room and playing with an audience. She is funny, charismatic, resourceful and likely to achieve great things’

‘Charming, surprisingly dark and gonna be famous’ Andrew O’Neill

‘Like hanging with your funniest BFF.’ Fringe Biscuit

‘joyously full of funny’ The Scotsman

‘Purest stand up comedian I have seen in years’ BroadwayBaby

‘Affable and ebullient’ Steve Bennett, Chortle

John Stannard

Probably the oldest ‘new’ act around, John has just completed his 50th gig in post Covid Sheffield. Although mainly based in Yorkshire,  Humberside and Manchester he has kindly agreed to make the long trek to the Juice bar. See him now, while he’s still with us !

Mel Judson

Mel Judson is the ‘Funny, Frank and Fabulous’ Bradford based comedian and proudly cynical misanthropist. She is quickly making her name on the comedy circuit with her dry and deadpan style as she shocks and delights audiences with her true to life stories and reflections. As well as providing tour support, Mel is also working on her own hour show ‘Spoilt’ debuting in Autumn 2023.

‘Surprising, funny and just delightful’ – Daliso Chaponda

Ben Owen

Ben Owen grew up with dreams of stand up comedy fame and no access to a local comedy circuit, so from the age of 20, he’s been performing hour-long gigs all by himself before making a splash (though it’s currently more of a small ripple) in the comedy scene.

His inoffensive but humorous style of observing every day life has led him to his first review “my mum’s new favourite comedian” – one day, he’ll break free of all the mums, for now, he’s just happy someone’s laughing.

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.

 

JOKES@THEJUICE

JOKES@THEJUICE

JOKES@THEJUICE

Join us for a fantastic night of live comedy, featuring some of the brightest and best comics in the country. Enjoy hours of laughter with these incredible acts :

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

Ashley Frieze (Headliner)

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.

Alfie Darlin

Alfie is a new comedian, still cutting his teeth on the comedy circuit, but is still making waves with his brilliant, relatable and above all, funny material.

Dan Lythe

Runner up, best new act, Midlands Comedy Awards 2022. Didn’t win. Not bitter. Dan Lythe has performed for us numerous times in various locations, consistently delivering an outstanding set with remarkable expertise and self-assurance. His performances instill unwavering trust in the audience, setting the stage for an exceptional show. Dan is an incredibly dependable and trustworthy performer, ensuring a flawless experience every single time.

“A stonkingly good performance”

“Lythe never puts a foot wrong”

“Structure, writing, accessibility and delivery, all absolutely spot on” – Notts Comedy Review

Katie Brown

Katie Brown is a larger than life character who doesn’t shy away from tackling the real issues, like health, dieting and where not to get wedged on days out.

Join her as she laughs her way through her midlife crisis in the hope of making it out alive!

“A complete professional with well-crafted jokes and immense likeability.” Late Stage Comedy
“You rock” – Alex Leam
“Katie is an incredibly likeable and funny person. she brightens up any bill.” – George Coppen (from the films and stuff)
“Great energy a hilariously personable stage presence & a lot of fun to watch” – Laffa Cake Comedy

Eppie Brilliant

Bio Trans woman musical comedian combining traditional folk music with surreal, silly and thought-provoking themes. Rooted in the folk traditions of Northeast England, multi-instrumentalist Eppie creates unique compositions drawing on her life experiences in the LGBTQ+ community, the challenges of living with ADHD and a working-class upbringing.. Eppie’s performances are designed to uplift and provide the audience with an escape from daily tribulations. Clean, with adult themes, Eppie engages audiences directly, inviting them to be part of the show, taking ideas suggested from the audience and crafting jokes in real time. Quotes Eppie Brilliant Brilliant opened well and continued the good work from there, all of the way through her set. The songs were short and punchy, her audience work solid and I don’t believe she put a foot wrong. The audience requests were handled superbly. This was a light-hearted and fun performance that no one could dislike.

‘Eppie takes you on a hilariously musical journey through the decades with their fantastic guitar technique and energetic, characterful performance of well-known hits with creative twists. A fun and fresh exploration of the defining songs of our era, Eppie gives our familiar favourites a new lease of life with a welcome North East punch!’ – ARC Theatre

‘Truly original and hilarious. Eppie has a fantastic knack for connecting with audiences from all walks of life’ – Felt Nowt

Hazel Donovan

Hailing from Bury St Edmunds, Hazel started gigging in 2022, Her style of comedy will take you on a journey of misadventure, misfortune, misunderstandings and mishap.to being an observational take on life. It’s nice to know that she’s the last person the audience see right before going into therapy.

Hazel is the current undisputed champion holder of the Chucklmania Gong Belt 2023. ?

Josh Watmore

Josh Watmore is a comedian from East Anglia, he won the Victoria comedy cup on his 6th gig, was runner up at comedy hotspot’s Suffolk n’ funny, has beat the blackout at the famous up the creek comedy club, Bath new comedian of the year 2023 finalist and currently competing in the Leicester square theatre new comedian of the year competition. Josh shares stories of his past growing up on a council estate and into his present of being a father and marrying into a middle class family and learning to adapt and how much he hates it.

“Josh watmore has been gigging for 3 months and has a handful of shows under his belt. For someone so early in his career to do so well, it is clear he has a future in comedy” Jim howarth

“commands the stage with a relaxed confidence” John mann

“Josh paints a picture of his upbringing nicely and leaves you laughing” Louie Green