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Old Bakery Comedy Cupboard

The Old Bakery Comedy Cupboard returns following a sell-out first event in April.

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“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

Featuring three fantastic acts, The Old Bakery is the ideal venue for a night of comedy and drinks with friends.

Your Host MC Claire Rowley hosts comedians, Harriet Dyer, Rob Barratt and Richard James. Top notch live music is provided by Sam Richardson. Stick around for the after-party until midnight.

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Comedy acts for the night include...

Headliner - Harriet Dyer - Dyergnosis Murder

Harriet Dyer (BBC Live at The Fringe, BBC Radio 4 Extra and that idiot that didn't cook her chicken on ITV's Dinner Date) for purposes of this show is Detective Dyer. Expect the ending of lives, a menagerie of tomfoolery and tentacles. So many tentacles.

"Dyer exists in a joyful equilibrium, at the point where self-depreciation and a total embracement of oddness meet in utterly likeable harmony… Beautifully, brilliantly weird… Absolutely worth a watch" - Broadway Baby

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Support - Rob Barratt

Dudley-born, brain-tickling, word-mangling comic poet, humorist, and singer from North Cornwall. Combining clever wordplay, verse and song with satire, parody and audience participation, Rob deals with such important topics as squid, second homes, the weather in Scotland, distressed furniture and tuk-tuks. He has appeared at literature, arts and folk festivals all over the UK and Australia, and has published two books of poems, prose and songs.

"His head is well and truly located in 'Planet Barratt,' clearly a place of wonderfully bizarre inspiration" (Coventry Telegraph)

Support - Richard James

Along with a fondness for the absurd and the awkward details of life, Richard is an unashamed nerd for history and science fiction. The material that he uses stretches from topical humour to bizarre family stories to films and history.

Here are the opinions of some others to show he isn't making it all up...

"Intelligent Writing" - Eminent Banter
"Richard James is the smiling assassin: he is warm, charming and entirely likeable, but equally sharp and confident" - Stand Up For Comedy

Your Host for the evening - MC Claire Rowley

Claire's quirky take on being a woman of a certain age, parenthood and doing anything to avoid a routine existence, makes her laugh out loud funny! Short-listed South Coast Comedian of the Year 2017.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, you have to be 16+

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Restricted parking on site. Garras Wharf, Old Bridge Street and park and ride car parks within easy reach.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email or call 01872 279904

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can display your ticket on your device or bring it printed.

Earlier Event: July 14
Old Bakery's First Silent Disco