A night featuring games and sketches from Leeds' best improv…
Comedy At The Constitutional: Noel James, Jack Barry and Steph Laing
15 Feb 2020 7pm
Your acts for the evening...
BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT SEMI-FINALIST 2018
An experienced, very original comedian from Swansea, Wales, who has headlined most comedy clubs in the UK, including Glee Clubs, Banana Cabaret, Hyena, The Stand, Up the Creek and many more. He has appeared internationally at major festivals and gigs including Dubai, Shanghai, Berlin, Cape Town and Canada. He's performed in sketch shows for BBC Radio and various comedy and acting roles in both English and Welsh.
"Stands out like a droll giant in a comedy land of trite dwarfs" THE INDEPENDENT
"Huge fan!" THE SUNDAY TIMES
Jack Barry is an exciting name making waves in the comedy world and is probably the only stand up on the circuit with a degree in Chinese – what a waste. As well as gracing screens and crisp packets nationwide as the face of McCoy’s Crisps for most of 2017-2018, Jack has appeared on Channel 4’s Catastrophe, ITV2’s @elevenish as part of sketch duo Twins and in James Acaster’s web series Sweet Home Lahnsteineringa. An excellent writer, he has written for Mock the Week (BBC2) and a sketch he wrote entitled Get Staffed went viral, becoming a Vimeo staff pick and appearing on the Canal+ TV show L’Oeil de Links in France. The sketch was shortlisted for Best Comedy Short at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and won Single Funniest Moment at the Portland Comedy Festival.
Jack has provided tour support for comedians including Russell Howard, James Acaster, Patrick Kielty and Joe Lycett. An Edinburgh Fringe regular, he first appeared at the Festival with critically-acclaimed student sketch group the Leeds Tealights, named Best Student Sketch Group in 2010. He performed his debut solo hour in 2015 and has since returned each year with critically-acclaimed sell-out shows. His 2017 show High Treason went on to a 3-night run at London’s Soho Theatre. He returned to the festival in 2018 with a sell-out run of his show Tango, which received exclusively 4* and 5* reviews.
Along with being a solo act, Jack writes and performs as one-half of acclaimed sketch duo Twins alongside fellow former Leeds Tealight Annie McGrath.
**** – THE TIMES
**** – THE SKINNY
“An inventive flourish behind his likeable banter… a distinctive wit that should make him one to watch” – CHORTLE
“Instantly likeable” – THREE WEEKS
Stephanie started performing in April 2007 on the Scottish comedy circuit. She quickly established herself as one of the most promising acts of her generation on the circuit, and in 2015 appeared as a finalist in the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year competition.
Stephanie is best described as goofy and peculiar. Her material is a mix of silliness, filth and unusual observations, underpinned by a disarming honesty which makes her seem charmingly vulnerable.
Now a regular on the circuit Stephanie has also become a stalwart of comedy festivals across the country having appeared at Brighton Fringe, Leicester Comedy Festival, York Comedy Festival, Bath Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival as well as appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe every year since 2010. Not content with just performing in the UK Stephanie has also appeared at UCB in New York & The Laugh Factory in L.A.
Most recently in 2018 Stephanie took her solo show ‘Mad About The Boy’ to the Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth comedy festivals.
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Finalist 2015
Funhouse Comedy Club Champion Of Champions 2015
AAA STAND UP SHOWCASE 2017
Doors 7pm, first act onstage 8pm
Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.
Show Starts 8pm
Access - There are currently two small steps at the entrance to the club, which is on the ground floor of a historic building. We are currently in the process of purchasing a ramp to allow wheelchair access and will update this listing once it is in place. We have no hearing loop at this time. Guide dogs welcome.
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