Comedy Hotspot

Comedy Hotspot

Available dates

Thu 29 Aug, 8pm


Jon is a familiar face at comedy festivals across the UK having taken three solo shows to the Leicester, Nottingham & Edinburgh festivals with the highlight of the all coming in the form of a sold out show at his home town Melton Theatre in Melton Mowbray.

Jon has also provided tour support for Darren Harriot and Lucy Porter and his Leicester Comedy Festival Show – What have you been up to? Won Best Show 2023!

Jon’s laid back storytelling has audiences hanging on his every word. With tales based around his own life experiences, his anecdotes are relatable and certain to have people in hysterics. Jon is a prefect addition to any line up and can both MC and do a set.


Multi-award winning comedian Tom Taylor has received high praise from audiences and critics alike.

In 2013 Tom reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? competition, and the following year he was a finalist in the Hobgoblin Comedy Award. More recently he picked up the Audience Favourite Award at the Musical Comedy Awards 2017 and reached the final of English Comedian of the Year 2018.

A favourite of live bookers across the UK, Tom has also supported John Bishop, Jason Manford and John Kearns on tour and performed on Radio 2 and Radio 4 as part of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award.

Tom’s debut Edinburgh show, Tom Taylor is the Indie Feel-Good Hit of the Summer, was one of The Telegraph’s must see shows of 2019 and was described by The Scotsman as “a genuine joy”.


Ricky Balshaw is a comedian and Paralympic, World Championship and European Championship dressage medallist.

Ricky reached the semi-final stage of the 2021 BBC New Comedy Award competition, and appeared on on BBC One and BBC Three. He also won Best New Act in the 2021 Midlands Comedy Awards and he has performed at comedy clubs and festivals around the UK including The Comedy Store, Just The Tonic, Glee, Leicester Comedy Festival, Brighton Fringe and of course, Comedy Hotspot.

Born with cerebral palsy, he started riding as part of his physiotherapy at the age of 4. At the age of 14 he was invited to join the British Paralympic dressage team and is still the youngest person to be inducted to the senior team.

Look out for Ricky in the summer during the coverage of the Paris Paralympics as a pundit.

Ricky’s comedy is upfront, personal, in your face and bloody funny.




Comedian, presenter, actor and writer, Stephen Bailey is a proud northern, working class, gay man.

The multi-award nominated star’s brand of gossipy humour has singled him out as one of the UK’s most sought-after talents for comedy and entertainment formats. As well as boasting over 110k followers on Instagram after one of his videos was shared by none other than Melissa McCarthy.

Stephen’s credits include hosting and starring on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two) and appearing on shows including Would I Lie To You. Richard Osman’s House of Games, Celebrity Weakest Link, Pointless Celebrities, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Roast Battle, Celebrity Mastermind, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Love Island: Aftersun, Tipping Point: Lucky Stars and as a regular on CelebAbility.

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