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Old Court Room Comedy Night
Old Court Room Comedy Night

Old Court Room Comedy Night

With Freddy Quinne & Meryl O’Rourke, Amit Minstry, Mark Newsome and Tony Burgess

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26 Apr 2024, 20:30 – 22:45

Ace Lips Events, Packer St, Rochdale OL16 0JN, UK

About the Event

Old Court Room Comedy Night returns with this fantastic line up

Tony Burgess

Tony is an award winning stand-up comedian, comedy writer and actor based in Manchester.

"great, well crafted gags"

The Times

"A demon set and staggering stage presence..."

The Big Issue

You may recognise Tony from his role in the cult BBC3 comedy Ideal where he played DJ Troy, Moz's vinyl obsessed brother.

As well as performing stand-up all over the UK for over 25 years - he's also written sitcoms for the BBC, plays for The Royal Exchange Theatre and written for many big name comedians such as Steve Coogan, John Bishop, and Johnny Vegas.

Freddy Quinne, an award-winning comedian based in Manchester, is known for his uniquely northern observational humour. Freddy is a highly successful comedian who regularly delivers his bold and opinionated stand-up routines at major comedy venues nationwide. He is praised for his candid style and sharp punchlines, addressing a wide range of subjects from current events to fundamental truths. His comedy special "Quite The Catch" on Amazon Prime has garnered over half a million views, and he has a substantial online presence with clips from his shows reaching over 100 million views and being featured in reputable publications such as The Independent, The Daily Express, Metro, OK Magazine, LadBible, and Good Morning Britain.

Freddy has also made appearances on Radio 4 and co-hosts the top-rated stand-up podcast on iTunes, "Dead Men Talking." Additionally, he hosts the popular podcast "Dead Men Talking" and has been featured on the successful "Have a Word" podcast that has topped the charts.

Mark Newsome is a skilled actor originally from Oldham, Greater Manchester. Growing up in a working-class family, Mark discovered his passion for acting at a young age while participating in Oldham Theatre Workshop. He honed his craft through formal training at the National Youth Theatre and went on to receive professional education at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales. Mark's career is distinguished by his leading role in the well-received one-man show, "Phil Pearson's Blackpool: What A Challenging Place to Pass On." He also appeared on television screens as Prisoner 'Streaky' in the popular Channel 4 drama series, "SCREW". In addition to acting, Mark displays his comedic talents, adding humor and depth to his diverse artistic portfolio.

Amit Minstry

Hailing from Manchester, Amit is an Indian comedian who humorously shares stories about growing up with immigrant parents striving for a better life. He addresses challenges experienced by individuals of diverse backgrounds, offers advice on workplace etiquette, and reflects on modern millennial life and the ups and downs of his recent marriage.

Meryl O'Rourke

Acclaimed stand-up comic and TV writer Meryl O’Rourke –revels in her bitterness. She has delighted comedy audiences, written some of the best gags on telly and even hosted pop concerts (last one to 12,000 people!) She’s a regular support for Frankie Boyle, including upcoming in London July ‘22. She’s supported him since 2010 at the Hammersmith Apollo. Meryl is also a trained actress and got to call Frankie an “arsehole” in his Channel 4 series Tramadol Nights.

She won the Betty and Peter/Big Talk writing prize, where she has been gifted a chunk of money to help her write a sitcom with a production company. She was chosen by unanimous decision from 650 entrants..

 She is a Sony nominated radio broadcaster, appearing as a reviewer on Radio 4 Front Row. She wrote/performed and edited a comedy series for Woman’s Hour. 

Meryl has written for Have I Got News for You, 8/10 Cats and 3 series of Mock the Week. A close collaborator with Frankie Boyle, she has written for all 3 episodes of Autopsy, all series of New World Order, and Frankie Goes To Russia.

Line up May Change.

This is an adult show, over 18's only.

Please be repectful to the acts and other audience members. Continued talking or interrupting an act, will lead to be being asked to leave the show.


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