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Comedy Cupboard

It's back! Cabaret seating, live music, 100 seated + standing, well stocked bar. Spend another evening with us and our resident host MC Claire Rowley, and meet comedians Rob Coleman, Dave Thompson with more to be announced.

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Hosted by MC Claire Rowley, live music to open, from Jay Burleigh.

"It's amazing what a bit of talent, vision, energy and a few well-placed candles can achieve. Comedy Cupboard at the Old Bakery is packed with all of the above and just what the doctor ordered." - Murray Lachlan Young Easter 2018

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Entry: 16+ (ID required)
Tickets: £14 ADV £15 OTD (£12 student discount)
Doors: 7PM
Show: 8pm - 10:30


Dave Thompson (born 1 January 1960) is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer who hit the headlines in July 1997 after being removed from the role of Tinky Winky in the children's television series Teletubbies after 70 episodes. The BBC said in a letter to Thompson that his "interpretation of the role was not acceptable".[1][2]

In an interview for The Pod Delusion, Thompson revealed that his contract had already been terminated at the end of the first series filming – some time before the media allegations concerning Tinky Winky had emerged. He also claimed that a number of other Ragdoll Productions staff had been fired at the same time, the implication being that the mainstream media account of his termination was incorrect.

Thompson recounted bursting into tears upon learning the news of his termination. In interviews, he supposed that the dubbing of his voice, unlike the other actors, was an indication of dissatisfaction over his performance.[3]

Thompson later appeared in the 2000 Ben Elton film Maybe Baby as Dave the Comedian/Mrs. Furblob. He also appeared in Harry Hill's live tour Hooves as the minor characters of the Horse, the ballboy and the Greek man who grabs Harry's neck. Thompson also made appearances in each night of Hill's Hooves tour.


"His set was like a breath of fresh air ... he smashed it ...Rob was awesome. Take my word for it, this guy is well worth booking!" Bob's Comedy Club"

"Very strong and extremely funny ...a naturally funny man." Bedfordshire News

Rob Coleman did a great set for House of Stand Up, delivering creative one-liners with the speed and accuracy of an automatic rifle" House of Stand Up

"What a nice man. Full of one-liners, he had the packed venue in fits of laughter.... A definite must for a return visit." - The Jokers Club

"Top notch writing skills with great stage presence and performance skills" - Tony Cowards

"Presence a plenty and material to match" - One 4 Review

"One of the funniest gag writers around" - Sol Bernstein (Steve Jamieson)

Parking: No event parking on site or on Malpas Rd. Please park at Garras Wharf next to Tesco (TR1 2TN. Free after 4PM)

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