Blizzard Comedy LIVE – featuring Don Biswas
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Another month, another Blizzard Comedy line-up of incredible performers converging on Gulliver’s in the Northern Quarter. This is our last show of 2023 and we would absolutely love for you to join us to say goodbye to this year.
Come along and see…
Don Biswas is one of the gems of the circuit. A politically charged gag merchant who likes to cover a wide range of subjects including his Asian upbringing, his neurodiversity as someone with dyspraxia, ADHD, and ASD and even the most important of topics… conspiracy theories. Don has gained huge admiration off all corners of the circuit.
Don is now a regular face in comedy clubs across the UK. Alongside that Don recently recorded a comedy special for BBC Radio 4 entitled ‘Neurotopical’ and has appeared on Radio 4’s 13 Million Club, Rosie Jones’s Boxticker as well as UKTV Digitals Rosie Jones’s Disabled Comedy Extravaganza and BBC Onlines Future Food Stars.
His unique style has seen him support John Williams on tour, perform in the USA (Silicon Valley & New York) & Switzerland.
“Don Biswas is a unique performer who boldly takes to the stage despite suffering from, Asperger’s syndrome and Dyspraxia. A phenomenal gag teller with an engaging stage persona, Don Biswas shows all the signs of a truly great comic” – Broadway Baby
“His fresh takes on current affairs are consistently hilarious. This will be the first time many audience members would have laughed with, and not at, a conspiracy theorist. at more solemn moments, his sincerity cuts through the jovial atmosphere to reveal a great intellect, and an ability to correctly and resonantly sum up a certain political reality. clever, funny and insane.” – Hecklers Comedy Club
“Don Biswas put more emphasis on slick one-liners, which made much of his Asperger’s and Asian background” – London is Funny
“By the quality of his jokes alone, including a choice one about a corporate gig for the DWP, Biswas is the show’s star turn.” – Hecklers Comedy Club
With support from
Sinéad Walsh is an Dublin-based comedian who has been lighting up the Irish and UK Comedy scene for 5 years.
Sinéad is resident MC at queer comedy night, All My Comedy, and is currently touring their debut hour show, Big Foot. They are fresh from a very successful two week run at Vancouver Fringe Festival. Big Foot has appeared this year at Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Camden Fringe Festival, and has sold out Insecure et Dangereux (Brussels), and a double-header at Little Whelan’s in Dublin. Sinéad has also recently stormed the stage at the Paddy Power Comedy Festival (Dublin) and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Sinéad has previously opened for Deirdre O’Kane, Neil Delamere, David O’Doherty and Ross Browne, and appeared on RTÉ’s Clear History in 2022.
“Their punk-rock stage presence is the bedrock from which they set sail.” – Coco Comedy Club (Ireland)
“Absolutely brilliant! Some key topics covered and so many laughs.” – Faversham Fringe Festival
Winner of British Comedy Guide talent awards 2021
Finalist for so you think your funny? 2022
Shortlisted twice for the BBC new comedy awards 2021/2022
Finalist for Manchester fringe comedy competition 2021.
Finalist for Southport’s new comedian of the year 2021.
West Disbury new comedian of the year finalists 2022
Tour support for Hayley Ellis 2023
Tour support for Dragos 2023
Support for Molly McGuinness 2023
“Owned the room start to finish , the audience loved her. Classy material and delivery”. Ty Pawb Comedy Club.
“Although relatively new to the circuit she is certainly getting noticed with her crowd-pleasing anecdotes about life as a Lithuanian immigrant in the UK.” – Nodding dog comedy
“Great new rising star” – Nodding dog comedy
and Charlotte Cropper
Charlotte’s anecdotal and conversational style laced with wit and whimsy makes her a “viscerally relatable” (The Meteor) new voice on the UK comedy scene. She is a Supported Artist at the New Adelphi Theatre, creator and host of @CroppaChoppa’s Slumber Party, a 2021 Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist, and an alumnus of the University of Salford’s Edinburgh Stand-Up Showcase SalFUNNI.
“Cropper is going places, make no mistake about that” – Notts Comedy Review
“Thoroughly engaging presence” – Chortle
with host Jonny Collins
Jonny Collins is an aggressively inclusive Non-Binary comedian, Jonny pulls no punches yet makes everyone feel welcome and represented in their thought provoking, and well constructed deconstructions of gender, sexuality and politics. With radical leftist ideals and a fast and furious delivery style, Jonny Collins is a favourite of socialist, anarchists, feminists (of the trans inclusive variety), and queer activists alike.
“Jonny is a force of nature on stage. A whirlwind of hilarity with a unique viewpoint, they energy and passion personified.” – XS Malarkey
“Jonny Collins is deceptively rapid-fire, with a gag rate that would shame most one-line merchants. They can bring a simmer to a boil with ease, and make a huge mess of your kitchen.” – James Ross (Quantum Leopard)
As always, this show is free to book, with a pay-what-you-want option on the door by either cash or card.