Grainstore Comedy Club
Our Comedy Club returns in November and our Headline Act is Steve Royle.
Steve is a comedian, radio presenter, actor, writer, husband and Dad. His wife, Janet, actually went into labour with their first child, Daisy, whilst Steve was presenting live on air with Sally Naden!
For over 12 years Steve could be found in the guise of “Mad Edgar” the court jester at Camelot theme park where he presented over 2000 “Crazy Juggling Shows”. He has also supported both Peter Kay and Dave Spikey on tour and was voted “Entertainer of the Year” at the recent Red Rose Awards.
His many TV appearances have included “Phoenix Nights”, “Max & Paddy”, “Behind The Scene”, “That’s Entertainment”, “Stand-up Britain”, “Give Your Mate A Break”, “The Afternoon Show”, “Talk Of The North”, “The Things You Do For Love”, and despite being one of the North West’s healthiest males, a medical insurance commercial for “Medicash”.
Steve is also co-founder of the “Slaughterhouse-Live” (“Laughter” with an “S”) character comedy nights. The group regularly perform at “The Comedy Store” and they were nominated in the “best touring show” category at the Manchester Comedy Awards, losing out to Peter Kay!
In his rare spare time Steve prefers to throw food around the kitchen rather than balls in the air, as he loves cooking, and dreams of one day owning his own “Juggler” themed restaurant where all dishes are served in 3’s! Let’s hope it “Catches On”!
Steve hits the airwaves on BBC Radio Lancashire on Saturdays between 10am-1pm.
Supporting Steve is the wonderful Larry Deane. Since being crowned ‘Scottish Comedian Of The Year’ at only 23, Glaswegian comedian Larry Dean has performed a number of high profile shows worldwide, including being the support act for Eddie Izzard, and Stephen K Amos and has appeared on BBC Presents: Best Of The Edinburgh Festival 2014 and 2015, along with being nominated for Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards: Best Newcomer 2015.
Also on stage will be Jim Tavare.
Jim Tavaré is an internationally acclaimed actor and comedian with a highly distinguished career.
Jim co-wrote and starred in ITV’s ‘The Sketch Show’, which won a BAFTA and syndicated worldwide. To date, ʻThe Sketch Showʼ has been remade for audiences in seven different countries.
He wrote and starred in six highly acclaimed short silent films for BBC Television (UK) called ‘Jim Tavaré Pictures Presents’. This was followed by his own comedy sketch series ‘The Jim Tavaré Show’, a thirteen part TV series co-written with Ricky Gervais, who also starred.
Following three appearances on The Royal Variety Performance, Jim performed at several private functions for the British Royal Family, including a private Christmas party for HRH Prince Charles and a Gala held at Highgrove in front of Her Majesty the Queen and thirteen Crowned Heads of State. Jim is renowned for being Prince Charles favourite comedian.
Compere for the night is James Dowdeswell.
Last orders for food 7.15pm