Comedy Cottage

After our much needed long break - YOUR community award winning Comedy Cottage club returns. We have an amazing season of line-ups of hand picked acts. Award winning TV and circuit legends alongside rising stars of the future, all right here on your own doorstip.

We can't wait to see our regular cottagers and welcome new faces to one of the friendliest clubs in the UK.

We kick off the new season with a smorgosboard of talent...

Headlining for us the Legend that created the 'Viz Comic'; 


Simon Donald co-founder of 80's publishing sensation - Viz Comic - writing and drawing on its pages for 24 years. 

Since 2005 Simon has been a stand-up comedian. He has written and performed seven Edinburgh Fringe shows. He often appears as a character comic as a number of different outrageous creations. The most popular of these is Barry Twyford, a hapless market research dogsbody whose surveys often pose more questions than they answer. 

He appears as a compere, both at comedy clubs and events, lectures on the history of Viz Comic to arts and business courses and hosts cartoon workshops for younger students.

He released his highly acclaimed autobiography in 2010 which received 5 * reviews and his first live comedy DVD in 2011. 

‘In a small way, Simon Donald changed the way the world laughs, for ever. We had a sneaking suspicion that flatulence was funny, but it took this Geordie visionary, this Giotto of flatus, to free us from the shackles of our sensibilities’ (Stewart Lee) 

‘Brilliant. Donald is clearly Newcastle’s second funniest man’ (Ross Noble)

 ‘Hugely entertaining’ (Chortle)


Support from:

SIR IAN BOWLER (aka Nat Tapley)

Hackney Empire Finalist

TV writing credits inc - Have I Got News For You' The Revolution Will Be Televised, The News Quiz, Tonightly, Gigglebiz and Dick and Dom 

“An angry masterpiece.” (Radio Times)

"A powerhouse perform(ance, and funny with it" (Chortle)

"His punchlines repeatedly hit their targets" (The Stage) 



Charmian Hughes studied clowning under Philippe Gaulier and Theatre de Complicite but unable to uphold the mime vow of silence, ran away to play stand-up comedy clubs throughout the nation entertaining everyone from members of the House of Commons to ‘Lifers’ in prison (not to be confused).

She is also a Huffington Post blogger & Regular Glastonbury MC. 

‘Like Josie Long’s mum’ (Chortle).

'Charming ribaldry’ (Guardian).

‘A potential to wow’ (



Sheraz Yousuf has performed all over the UK and internationally. He was the breakfast host for Buzz FM, appeared on BritAsia's 'Laugh out Loud' programme and was chosen to appear on BBC Asian Networks TV Red Button comedy show in 2016.

'Yousaf is an artful storyteller, great material, good jokes, a strong and insightful voice'. (Remotegoat)



BBC New Comedy Awards Finalist (2016)

Funny Women Finalist (2016)

Pick of BBC's New Talent Hotlist 2017

Catherine has written for the likes of the BBC’s Now Show, News Quiz, Newsjack and on Frankie Boyle’s New World Order.

“A distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” (Chortle)

“Pretty much the perfect comedy package” (Beyond the Joke)



Finalist Laughing Horse New Act

Finalist Leicester Square New Act

'His outlook was harsher than a Soviet winter' (Bruce Dessau)

'Dimitri Bakanov also offers a tight, slick routine, giving the impression that every line has been highly polished') (Steve Bennet, Chortle)



Winner AWA Awards

Winner Angel Award for artistic excellence

'Kershi has a voice. And, going by the number of people attending her shows, the message is getting through’ - The Telegraph


House tunes from Pete Dennis.


Show - 8pm

Doors - 7.30pm

Tickets - £11

**Profits from this month will go to St Catherines Hospice**



  • Tickets from: £11.00 - £11.00
  • Showing Times: 7.30pm
  • First showing: 29/09/2017
  • Last showing: 29/09/2017