Comedy night in Skipton pub

Gary Delaney

Colin Manford

First published in What's On

My Newt Comedy @ The Castle Inn, Skipton Wednesday, show 8pm – 10.30pm.

It’s comedy night at The Castle Inn, Skipton, on Wednesday night and this month’s offering really does promise to be comedy gold, with Mock the Week star Gary Delaney headlining a show, which will be opened by another famous named – Colin Manford, the little, but some argue, funnier, brother of comedy superstar, Jason.

Gary Delaney, who married fellow comedian Sarah Millican, earlier this year, has risen spectacularly through the comedy ranks and can now be rated amongst the very best. He is a regular on Mock the Week, has appeared on Dave's One Night Stand, Comedy Central's Comedy Blue and on Channel 4’s Robert’s Web, as well as Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Radio 2’s Russell Kane’s Whistle-Stop Tour. His writing credits include 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Good News and Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks. Even his Twitter feed is funny – being nominated for a Chortle Award in 2011.

The Scotsman has called him “the master of the one-liners”, The Guardian, “a hugely impressive collection of exquisitely crafted gags by one of Britain’s grandmasters of the one-liner”, BBC Online famously said he is “the man Jimmy Carr tries to be,” and even last month’s My Newt Comedy headliner and star of Radio 4’s It’s a Fair Cop urged people to pack the venue out to see “one of the best stand-ups in the UK.”

“Persuading Gary to come and perform at The Castle is a real coup for us. He’s in huge demand, selling out theatres all over the country, and when you look at his TV and radio experience it’s easy to see why,” said My Newt Comedy promoter and resident MC, Daniel J Kennedy. “He really is a master of his trade and should not be missed.”

"The night,” Daniel added, “isn’t all about Gary Delaney. The show will be opened by an absolutely brilliant young comedian who as well as having to battle with all the other up and coming comics also has to contend with the fact that his big brother is one of the biggest names in British comedy right now. Colin Manford though is making a real name for himself and is hotly tipped to follow in his brother’s footsteps.

“Meanwhile, the middle section features performances from three up and coming newer comics, Sam Smith, Marvyn Dickinson and Al McWilliams and, as always, is held together by the rather wonderful MCing of my good self!”.

My Newt Comedy at The Castle Inn on Wednesday starts at 8.15pm. Entry is free, although people interested in attending are advised to reserve a table by contacting the bar on 01756 796304.

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