• 13
  • 02
  • 2023
  • 07.00
  • pm

Blizzard Comedy LIVE presents Jonathan Mayor [LOUNGE]

Please note this is an 18+ Event

We’re a bit of the way into 2023 and we’re still alive so far, so that’s good. Something else that’s good – very bloody good actually – is our next live show!!

Join us at Gullivers on February 13th for a stacked show, featuring:

Headline act:
Jonathan Mayor
Dress like a butterfly and sting like a scorpion!” as Mohammed Ali never said about Jonathan Mayor – the forgotten Bollywood love-child of Hinge and Bracket, Kenneth Williams and Eddie Izzard.

Jonathan Mayor is developing into a huge, huge cult.  He is one of the finest comperes in the country, capable of settling even the rowdiest crowds with savage wit and a high octane stage presence.  When Jonathan arrives, its showtime, engaging the audience both on and off-stage.  He is one of the few acts who will not only perform when the stage lights are on, but also wander among the crowd, chatting and charming – truly “hosting” the night. It is this that has made him the most requested compere by audiences at many venues – including as a resident compere at Manchester’s Frog and Bucket, where the list has included Johnny Vegas, Peter Kay, Dave Spikey and Steve Coogan.  It also explains the huge variety of work he is asked to do across the country, including burlesque shows, cabaret nights, Pride festivals, biker festivals, corporate occasions, street theatre, gourmet nights at some of Manchester’s top restaurants, balls, weddings, civil partnerships, birthday parties and poetry nights.

As a headline act, Jonathan sets the stage alight with his razor sharp audience banter and stunning charisma.  But don’t be fooled by the glitter and glamour, underneath lies an intelligent line of socio-political humour, from a unique and fascinating perspective, He will reduce any audience to hysterics whether they are erudite, worthy, Radio 4 listeners or the drunkest Friday night crowd.

Jonathan Mayor is a superb all round entertainer.  Very funny, very charming and very professional. A Pleasure to deal with.” – Lucy Raffery, Owl Event Management

Jonathan has hosted Oldham Pride events with his trademark elegance and panache.  With Jonathan’s involvement Oldham Pride has grown year-on-year and we look forward to continuing to work with Jonathan on many health events in the future.” – Colin Avery – Oldham Community Health Services

A self-obsessed glittery queen with a larger than life personality who arrives on stage in a bamboozling mix of innuendo” – Manchester Evening News

An incredible presence on the stage. Mesmerising to watch and an extremely articulate improviser. Fantastic.” – XS Malarkey

With support from

Ben Lund-Conlon
The living embodiment of Radio 4, Ben took up comedy thinking it might help him achieve his dream of one day reading the Shipping Forecast. Variable, veering Southwesterly. Occasionally smooth. Fair. Good. Warnings of gales of laughter from Lundy.

An utter delight. ****” – Broadway World
Whip-smart and brilliantly funny. An absolute masterclass” – London Comedy Writers
A charming and skilled performer. Reliable, friendly and funny.” – Jericho Comedy

Kyle Bedder
A high functioning lunatic. Will be performing at the Brighton Fringe 15th – 19th of May.

A slightly sureal original thinker with an intense delivery” – Peter Fox

and Sam See
Sam See is an award nominated stand-up comedian currently based in Singapore. He has headlined in over 25 different countries, multiple international comedy festivals, and has crowd-surfed three times.

​Sam has sold out shows in Melbourne, Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, Berlin, the USA and Italy, and has also worked with and opened for Dara Ó Briain (IRE/UK), Bert Kreischer (US), Gina Yashere (US/UK), Jim Jefferies (AUS/US) & Kevin Bridges (SCO). Sam was also featured on Comedy Central Asia’s Stand-Up Asia, as one of their top twelve comedians from Asia. He has also been on The Jim Jefferies Show (Comedy Central US), MTV, and was a permanent panelist on Singapore’s first ever comedy panel show, OK Chope (Channel 5).

His shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has received the first Five-Star review for an act from South East Asia (On The Mic), and his recent 2022 show, Government Approved Sex, was on Fest Mag’s list of The Best of the Edinburgh Festivals. He also received fourteen 4 Star reviews from a Pakistani content farm that all copied another review but hey, a review’s a review. In 2022, Sam was longlisted for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize.

“★★★★★ dynamic and irrepressible, makes this show a joy from beginning to end” – On The Mic

“★★★★ genuinely funny and endearing” – Scottish Field

“★★★★ radiates effervescent positivity, really has thought of everything” – Fest Mag

“★★★★ There’s real steel in his comedic bones” – BroadwayBaby

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)

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