Welcome to the UK's comedy laboratory! Mic Check is 2Northdown's fortnightly new material show. Stars like Tom Rosenthal, Nish Kumar, Tom Allen, Felicity Ward and more will share brand new material for the first time. The microphone will be smoking and the laughter will be contagious! Come and crack up with punchlines you've never heard before!
Everyone's favourite resident MC....
Garrett Millerick ★★★★ ½ Steve Bennett, Chortle ‘wickedly funny’ ★★★★ The Scotsman ‘stand up with an insolent twist’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times ‘just want’s to entertain you and does it superbly’ ★★★★ The Mirror ‘nitpicking misery raised to high levels of artistry’ ★★★★ The List
Alison Spittle Writer and Star of Nowhere Fast. Guest co-host Guilty Feminist. Irish Tatler Woman of the Year in Comedy. U magazine 30 under 30 comedy award. ''If you enjoyed, say, Fleabag or Sharon Horgan's stuff, you'll probably love this'' IRISH INDEPENDENT "Breezily chatty and effusively funny, Alison Spittle is a likeable combination of openness and chortling mischief." THE SCOTSMAN
Tom Houghton “The long awaited male answer to Bridget Jones made flesh… this unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute” **** The Daily Telegraph “A crafty idiot” **** The Daily Mail As seen on BBC1, BBC3, Channel 4’s “First dates” and Comedy Central’s “The Jim Jefferies Show” "this unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute” **** The Daily Telegraph
Helen Duff Comedy award-winning, critically acclaimed and socially conscious clown, Helen Duff started performing comedy in 2014. Her first solo show, Vanity Bites Back, won a Fringe First nomination at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was subsequently selected for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Perth Fringe World. A clown cookery show about anorexia, it won a Pick of the Festival Award at VAULT Festival, London before completing a 5 star rated tour of regional theatres across the UK. The same year, Helen was also a semi-finalist in the So You Think You’re Funny Awards. In 2015 Helen was named a Finalist in the Brighton Comedy Festival 2015 Squawker Awards and this year, was a Finalist in the 2017 Amused Moose New Act Awards.
“bold, subversive and very funny” ★★★★ Scotsman
“a master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning” ★★★★ Broadway Baby
“Absolutely shameless, boldly ridiculous, embarrassingly funny” ★★★★ Australia Times
Abigoliah Schaumann As seen on Comedy Central. Abigoliah is a product of her New York stand up roots; frank, funny, and unapologetic. She first showed her face in the UK comedy scene when she became a finalist in the Funny Women Comedy Awards 2010 and has grown a Edinburgh Fringe following coming back yearly ever since. She moved to London in 2014 and has become a regular on the circuit. She was named “One to Watch” at Leicester Comedy festival 2017 and The List named her "Top 5 Up and Coming Female Comedians"
Chris Betts Chris Betts has performed all over the world, and has quickly gained a reputation for being one of the smartest and funniest acts on the circuit. Known for being both a quick-witted compere and a superb addition to any bill, he has received numerous plaudits for his sharp material and relaxed stage presence.
Chris Betts’ mind is a curious place, where the philosophical meets the ridiculous. His shows are a perfect balance of incisive social satire and complete silliness. He has a style that is equal parts confident, thoughtful, ridiculous and mischievous. "Amazingly funny" ★★★★ The List
"Funny, unpredictable, and on the top deck of a bus." ★★★★ ShortCom "Razor-sharp wit and ad-lib skills" ★★★★ The Wee Review "Outrageous and unpredictable fun that is joy to watch and be a part of" ★★★★
“Natural comedic touch”- Broadway Baby
“Canadian Chris Betts has a confident style and a solid set… a glint of steelier edge.”- Chortle
“An enticing prospect, a Canadian who deals in off-kilter thoughts sharpened by the occasional prod at taboo topics” – The Independent
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