BIG COMEDY NIGHT 5: LINE UP
The BIG COMEDY NIGHT 5 returned to The Vyne Theatre (Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 1EH) on Saturday 22nd April, 2023. Headliner was Mick Ferry, described as 'incredibly funny' by Jason Manford, with rising star Ria Lina, a recent panellist on BBC1's Have I Got News For You, and the highly entertaining Ben Norris, who delivered his sharply crafted material. In support were Andy Pethick and Nicholas Shaun, and the show host was the magnificent Paul Revill.
A fantastic night of fun and laughter...
The BLITHERING IDIOT GROUP was founded by Andy Pethick and Nicholas Shaun in 2015. Sharing a love of comedy and a desire to both promote and perform stand up, they have organised many successful gigs in Berkhamsted, Tring, and Hanslope, near Milton Keynes. The highlight of the year is The BIG Comedy Night which has never failed to sell out since its inception.
Andy writes carefully crafted jokes about supermarkets and scout leaders, all delivered in a world weary style that makes Jack Dee seem rather jolly. He is well known for wearing a suit on stage, but seldom wears a hat. Aside from looking debonair (his words), he believes that if nobody finds him funny, at least his mum will be proud.
Nicholas is both a happy dreamer, and consummate bedwetter. He hopes one day to perform live at The Apollo, but recognises this will most likely be a Greek taverna. He has gigged in numerous pubs in the local area and was once invited to perform in Sweden - to an audience who, it became apparent halfway through his act, did not understand a word of English.
Acts we have booked ...
SIMON EVANS, DOMINIC HOLLAND, MIKE GUNN, OTIZ CANNELLONI, RUDI LICKWOOD,
MANDY KNIGHT, RICH WILSON, SALLY-ANNE HAYWARD, JEFF INNOCENT, SEAN MEO,
OLAF FALAFEL, SILKY, NINIA BENJAMIN, PRESIDENT OBONJO, BEN NORRIS, IAN STONE,
JOHN FOTHERGILL, CHRISTIAN REILLY, STEVE BEST, PAUL THORNE, ANDY STEDMAN,
JULIAN DEANE, RIA LINA, MICK FERRY, SEAN COLLINS, ANDREW BIRD, PAUL REVILL