Comedy Hotspot

You could be forgiven for thinking its going to be hard to better the first two shows, but fear not. Comedy Hotspot only puts on the finest comedy shows, and show 3 will be one of the finest line ups of stand up comedy anywhere in the UK! So, here is who we have in November making a full on assault on your laughter muscles.


Cerys is the current holder of the UK’s Best MC award, as voted for by the industries finest. Her West Country charm is easy to warm to, and she has the ability to warm up any room. So much so she is one of the UK’s leading TV warm up comedians. She has been in numerous nation TV ads, and is currently the voice of the National Lottery ads. She has also been a regular on Casualty as a paramedic since 2018. She is without doubt on of the very best, and she will live long in the memory, that’s for sure.


Sally-Anne is an multi award-winning comedian and a sought-after corporate performer (with clients including Virgin Media and Alcatel).  She is also a regular compere at Glastonbury Festival. She has performed all over the world and has provided regular tour support for Sarah Millican, Russell Howard,  Russell Kane, Hal Cruttenden and Suzi Ruffell. An accomplished breakfast radio presenter (Star 107.2), with TV credits (The Blame Game) and radio panel show credits (BBC Radio 4’s Elephant in The Room), as well as TV warm-up (Deal or No Deal Channel 4).


Ant Dewson is a comedian, mediocre piano player and singer of silly songs. Many of which are rude, all of which are hilarious. He’s a regular performer at the UK’s best comedy, a British Comedian Of The Year Semi Finalist and one of the funniest musical acts on the UK circuit. Ant has shared the stage with some of the country’s finest comedians including Michael McIntyre, Micky Flanagan and Lee Mack. He’s also performed with some shockers, all of whom he is too polite to mention here.

“Highlight of the night” – Tom Robinson BBC 6Music


In August ’23 the good people of NextUp Comedy filmed Alistair’s critically acclaimed Edinburgh show ‘Alistaircratic’, and it is now available to watch both on NextUp and streaming on ITVX. According to Fringe Review, ‘This is about as good as it gets’ while Entertainment Now called it ‘An absolutely stunning hour of comedy’. Alistair Barrie is one of the top headliners on the international comedy circuit. A regular at London’s world-famous Comedy Store, he has performed in over 40 countries including acclaimed performances in Australia, Cape Town, Mumbai, New Zealand and the legendary Comedy Cellar in New York.

Comedy Hotspot

Comedy Hotspot are back with another blockbuster of a comedy night! With award winners galore, TV appearances in abundance and all with one thing in common – they’re all hilarious! Check out the line-up below…


Joe is one of the finest MC’s in the country and the perfect host for our second show. Lincolnshire born Joe Rowntree is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and presenter. His television career started writing withering put-downs for Anne Robinson on The Weakest Link. He has hosted 2 UK tours of Brainiac Live which culminated at the Hammersmith Apollo after appearing in all six series of the award-winning hit Sky 1 show Brainiac: Science Abuse and has recorded a TV stand up special on Dave’s One Night Stand. One of the best MC’s in the UK!


Jack Carroll is a 23 Year Old Comedian, Actor and Writer. He starred in CBBC sketch show Vic Reeves Ministry of Curious Stuff aged just 11, won a Pride of Britain award at 12, was runner-up on Britain’s Got Talent aged 14 and was nominated for a National Soap Award aged 15 for his appearance in Doctors. What he did when he was 13 remains a mystery. Since then, he’s made stand-up appearances on Live at the Apollo, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, acted in 4 series of Sky 1 sitcom Trollied, appeared in ITV’s Stand Up Sketch Show and most recently starred in the BAFTA nominated feature film Eaten By Lions.


Jacob Nussey unassumingly draws in audiences with his deadpan style, sharp jokes, and ill-fated anecdotes with clever punchlines. Jacob won West Didsbury Comedy Festival New Act of the Year and was a finalist of Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year in 2022. After reaching the semi-finals of British Comedian of the Year and semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny in 2021, Jacob has been named by Chortle as one to watch for 2023. He’s a rising star of British comedy, seriously funny and well worth seeing in person!


Lightning fast choreography meets uber swift editing in a fantasmagorical collision of quality entertainment. An overload of velvet, sandals and multi-hued wool provides a startling accompaniment, the whole effect being that of a slim man and a fat man putting their bums in your face. Headlining at venues from the Falklands to Ashby De La Zouch, they’ve circumnavigated the planet, spurting amusement in concentrated twenty minute bursts. If you like music and let’s face it, who doesn’t, you’ll like it. If you like silliness, middle aged men dancing and unsavoury acts, you’ll probably love it. You should try it either way. See you there. UK’s Best Comedians 2019, as voted for by the very best in the comedy business.

To make this the perfect evening of live comedy, we need an audience up for a laugh. Is that you? Come and join us and see what an award winning comedy show looks like…

18+ | Line-ups are subject to change

Mark Ritchie – As Seen O̶n̶ Near a TV

Mark Ritchie, has toured the world and is a regular at the Edinburgh fringe. He returns with a hilarious new storytelling show, that he will be taking to Edinburgh later this summer… As Seen o̶n̶  Near a TV

Comedy Hotspot

Hello there comedy fans. The award winning Comedy Hotspot have teamed up with the wonderful Bonington Theatre to bring you the very best in British Comedy. So, who is coming to entertain you on launch night?

I can tell you this, we will have probably the finest line up of live comedy anywhere in the UK that evening, and here’s a little more information on each act.


A repeat award winner of Best UK Compere, Stephen Grant  has written for some of the best in Britain and is widely regarded as being one of the very top TV warm ups!.


Longley has found himself headlining comedy clubs all over the country and is without doubt one of the best comedians working in the UK today.


A multiple award winning Brummie and a rising star of British comedy, her deadpan style sees her deliver a blend of sarcastic, observational humour with self-deprecating stories based on her own life experiences.


The multi-award nominated star’s indecorous brand of gossipy humour has singled him out as one of the UK’s most sought-after talents for comedy. You may have seen him in shows such as Live At The Apollo, Unbreakable, co-host on Date or Drop alongside Amanda Holden, Would I Lie To You, Richard Osman’s House of Games, Strictly: It Takes Two, Pointless Celebrities and The Stand Up Sketch Show to name just a few. A superstar in the making – British Comedy Guide

To make this the perfect evening of live comedy, we need an audience up for a laugh. Is that you? Come and join us and see what an award winning comedy show looks like…

18+ | Line-ups are subject to change