Blizzard Comedy LIVE – featuring Sian Davies [lounge]
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It is 2024 and we are kicking off the year with a jam-packed show bursting with incredible comedy talented. Join us at Gullivers in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and help us start the New Year right!
Come along and see…
Sian Davies is an award winning, queer, working class comedian from Liverpool. She is the driving force behind sell out fringe phenomenon’s Best in Class and Comedy Queers. She effortlessly combines razor sharp wit with true life stories to enthral audiences. As seen on Comedy Central Live and Next Up with her debut show About Time.
Sian won the Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize for Best in Class in 2022, the award for Best Debut Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2020, was runner up in the Funny Women Stage Award in 2019 and winner of Hilarity Bites Best New Act in 2018.
“A very funny observational stand-up … imagine a queer Peter Kay with more emotional literacy and a quiff like young Morrissey.” – The Evening Standard
“Compelling and distinctive” – The Scotsman
“Excellent story-telling, audience engagement and sense of narrative…delivered with rabble-rousing intensity” – One4Review
“lovely word play, hedonistic flashes, and a serious political edge.” – The Skinny
“Simultaneously warm and sharp, she’s what Jason Manford would be if he was a Liverpudlian lesbian, with a broad appeal and snappy jokes.” – Chortle
“A cross between Peter Kay and Zoe Lyons.” -Beyond The Joke
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Kathy Rivett is a socially awkward teenager that has found herself avoiding pregnancy scares and drug addiction by embarking on her hobby of stand up comedy.
Shortlisted for BBC New Comedy Award and Funny Women Award.
Midlands based working class semi surreal comedian. Experience includes featuring on Josie Long’s Lost Treasures of the Black Heart four times, beating the blackout at up the creek and over two years on the open mic circuit.
“Big laughs, big energy. Matthew has smashed it everytime I’ve saw him” – Callum Oakley (Mild High Club podcast, Paul Smith tour support, Britain’s Got Talent)
“Sooo likeable with funny bones” – Laura Smyth (Live at the Apollo, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order)
Born and bred in Manchester, Amit tells tales of what it is like being raised by Indian ‘freshie’ parents, who moved here from abroad to find a better life. He talks about issues faced by people of colour and school and the basics do’s and don’ts in a work environment.
Amit shares highly relatable stories about modern life as a millennial, and how his life and recent marriage is a constant rollercoaster!
“An instantly amenable stage presence with inventive storytelling”. – Anthony J Brown
“One of the brightest new sparks on the circuit. Always hilarious, relevant and on point.” – LMAO Comedy
“Amit was fantastic at working the crowd, and most of all, funny! He had us all laughing with his Desi Banter. We definitely will be booking Amit again” – Private function organiser
“He might not meet his parents’ expectations, but Amit will far exceed those of audiences with his funny, exuberant and charming performances!!’ – Comedy Cellar
From bisexual awakenings and adventures to being a scouser at the University of Cambridge, from Catholic school to dealing with the poshest in the population, Eva’s standup looks at the nuances of class, gender, sexuality and the wild ride that goes with it! Eva was a finalist in the Southport New Comedian Competition and competed in the New Comedian of the Year.
“Eva was wonderful at Tank. Her material was well written, well delivered and she was great to work with. She’s someone we would recommend on any bill, our audience loved her!” – Wool Comedy
Harris is a cheeky comedian with a few tricks up his sleeve. Bi-locationally based in Manchester & Barcelona, performing across the UK & Europe. Harris has created a unique blend of comedy and magic sure to get everyone laughing and having fun. With Harris’ unique blend of visual comedy and impossible magic, he’s sure to get everyone laughing and having fun!
“Harris is amazingly entertaining, even my sister who hardly speaks English was also able to have a lot of fun! I highly recommend his show and would go again …” – Marika G.
“Had a great time watching the show with the family. Harris is super entertaining.” – Richard O.
“Lots of fun! A great way to spend the evening.” – Victor R.
Rachel gave up a lucrative academic career to pursue stand up. Listen to other excellent life decisions here. Rachel Robbins stand up brings the sweet, sassy and sweary to the stage. She is a riot with brutally honest tales that never fail to get a laugh. “You’re my favourite” drunken audience member in Sheffield.
“Rachel has a warmth and natural charm that has an audience captivated from the start. The fact she is hilarious just tops things off.” – Yellow Arch Comedy Club
“Unbeatable energy… thankfully for us, she has since fully immersed herself into live comedy performance and put on a top show.” – Exposed Magazine
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 socialists, 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.