A brand new LGBTQIA+ comedy night. Featuring the best in established and upcoming acts from the community on the UK comedy circuit.
This is night is all about giving acts and audiences alike a fun and friendly place to express themselves, kick back, have a laugh and good time in an inclusive and welcoming comedy club environment.
Whether it's comedy, cabaret or anything in between - Laugh Out Proud is the queer night out you're looking for.
The line up includes:
Mark Cram is quite the all-rounder - with both a killer set and strong MCing chops. For the last few years Mark has been plying his comedy trade across the UK. Constantly evolving, usually unpredictable - he is garnering positive reactions everywhere he goes.
Mark thrills crowds with his tales of dead-end jobs, his family and being the less than grateful winner of Bedford Comedian of the Year.
'A Masterclass in comedy design' Newbury Weekly News
Kate Martin is ‘brilliantly funny and energetic’ (Angela Barnes) and her ‘confident delivery and slick material’ (Chortle) has quickly established her as one of the most exciting new acts on the circuit.
At 6ft 1 and with the longest wingspan in comedy (probably), Kate’s a naturally engaging, energetic performer with effortlessly tight gags to match. Her unique background in mental health has given her a fresh take on the world. She has a completely distinctive voice and fuels her high energy storytelling, whip-smart punchlines and razor-sharp observations of life's quirks through queer eyes.
Kate was a finalist of the Funny Women Stage Awards 2022, runner-up in the finals of the WDCF New Comedian of the Year competition 2021, and in 2021 won the Comedy Store’s King Gong, Up the Creeks Blackout, and the Frog and Bucket’s Beat the Frog.
'Undeniably gifted. Explosive new talent, definitely an act that you will be bragging about seeing early in her career' NDC
Andrew O'Neill is an award winning comedian, musician and best-selling writer. A psychedelic non-binary whirlwind, they combine surrealism, polemic and good old-fashioned stagecraft to produce uniquely counter-cultural stand-up.
Their distinctive voice and alternative credentials have set them apart and allowed them to carve out a unique place in the comedy world.
Andrew has performed in over a dozen different countries, at over a hundred different festivals and is equally at home in rowdy comedy clubs as performing to their own cult following.
'One of the funniest comedians on the circuit at the moment... hitting new heights of comedic brilliance' Timeout
'... talented, intelligent and unique. Bringing the spirit of the alternative '80s back into the comedy circuit' Dazed & Confused
'artistic and unique, their innate confidence and fondness of absurdity leaves their audiences feeling full of glee' Funhouse Comedy
Fresh from his sold-out, critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run and becoming the most viewed British comedian of all time on TikTok, the world famous prankster and Lee Nelson creator is back with an outrageous new show.
In Screwed Up Simon rips into celebrity culture, social media, the police, Putin, Prince Andrew and Jesus.
Nothing is off limits in this hilarious show, including his own mental health, his family, his five arrests and how he once found himself at an underground sex party.
'No show has made me laugh more than this one… His finest hour on stage' ★★★★ The Times
'Screwed Up is a full-on rat-a-tat gag-fest' ★★★★ Mail On Sunday
The 'Spice Girls of improv' return in their five star, sell-out, totally improvised musical comedy.
Inspired by audience suggestions, the all-female cast improvise the musical version of your favourite films, creating movies with 100% more singing, 99% more women and a full live band.
Broadway World Best Comedy nominee and as seen on Sky TV, STV, BBC 5 Live.
'Notflix might very well be the best show you see this year, the year after that and hopefully forever' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
'A little piece of theatrical genius' ★★★★★ North West End
On his sixth UK tour, the comedian tries to make sense of the current cultural and political scene with his playfully provocative brand of humour.
Whether it's the dire blandness of the two main parties or the shamelessly shoe-horned right-on messages in adverts and films, Geoff continues to tread in areas much of comedy leaves well alone.
But this time around he also has a mission. As well as casting his everyman eye over what's happening in wider society, Geoff is trying to unpick what's happening with your average bloke. Remember them?
It’s been a rough couple of years for blokes. Toxic masculinity has grabbed all the headlines and ruined it for communal garden geezers, who have been put under the microscope like never before. At first glance, there’s not much to examine – there’s no Bloke 2.0.
Taking up his own bloke’s-eye-view, Geoff can see that despite the social media vortex, your man in the street, average Joe, man on the Clapham Omnibus and your John Smiths just keep plodding on, fuelled by a diet of football, sheds, super-hero films, sporting autobiographies, wearing socks at all times and strategically burying feelings when necessary.
However, under the paraphernalia of manhood and the sometimes basic, even primal, behaviour of dads and lads, Geoff can see that there is something mysterious and definitely non-toxic going on.
A kindly and funny stock-take of both himself and his fellow man, Geoff unlocks some of the more complicated behaviour of your husbands, dads and brothers.
'He has become one of our most refreshingly funny comedians of any stripe' ★★★★ The Times
'He’s a class act with a mature, sharp take on modern politics' Sunday Times
You've probably seen him on Would I Lie to You, Have I Got News for You, The Royal Variety, QI, Blankety Blank, The Last Leg, and tons more as well.
He's been called an "overnight success" - Even though he's been a stand-up for twenty years now.
Chris McCausland is hitting the road again with another masterclass in stand-up comedy that has literally been yonks in the making - Get your tickets now!
Emmanuel's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show looks at his life, including being the only boy and the youngest of six children (that’s right – 5 OLDER sisters).
He explores that that looks can be very deceptive and what has led him to become the person he is today.
The show also covers his time as a doorman in some of the scariest clubs in London, his career in musical theatre and life as a parent to two young children.
Through his hilarious storytelling, it's a deeper look into all the experiences that shaped his personality and opinions today.
Emmanuel made his TV debut on Comedy Central UK. He has appeared on ITV1's The John Bishop Show, ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show, Comedy Central Live and ITV's Sorry I Didn’t Know. He's been heard on BBC Radio 4 shows including The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Edinburgh Fringe Award; Nominees show.
'Outright hilarious, his star is on the rise' Fest
'Side-splittingly funny, there are roaring laughs' The Independent
'Sonubi is a distinctive, classily polished act. His ascendancy appears assured' The Scotsman
'Big laughs, engaging tales, you’re seduced by the easy authority of his storytelling' The Guardian
'There’s no denying Sonubi his impeccable craft. If he’s shooting for a BBC One primetime slot, this is bang on target' The List
Whether it’s you, the person you go on a date with, your boss, or the opinion-makers on TV, we’re all pretending we know what we’re doing.
We don’t. And it’s about time we all had a proper laugh about it.
Eshaan has supported some of the biggest acts in the UK, including Micky Flanagan, Jason Manford and Kae Kurd. The Pretender is his much-anticipated debut tour.
Eshaan has been seen on BBC1's Mock The Week, QI and Live at The Apollo. He has been heard on award-winning podcasts Have A Word, Ninetwentynine and Spitting Image. He's also appeared on LBC, Times Radio and BBC Radio 4.
'A fine comic entertainer, an intelligent maker of points and a wealth of fascinating facts' The Scotsman
'Genius stand-up comedy' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
'A story that’s likely to go far' Chortle
Supported by Sharlin Jahan
Sharlin (BBC 4's The Now Show, Funny Women Finalist) is a Bangladeshi, British, and Canadian comedian who loves telling (yelling) at people about things at pubs.
'Undeniably impressive' ★★★★★ EdFringeReview
'Jahan is an energetic, rumbustious presence' ★★★★★ Morning star
have your say