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Barnstormers Comedy Club

Saturday 18th May 2019 - Starts 8.30pm

TICKET PRICE: £13.50/£15 on the door


Get together with your mates for a Barnstorming night out!

Enjoy unbeatable stand-up comedy on the 3rd Saturday of every month from some of the biggest names on the UK comedy circuit (and beyond.) With three different acts a month alongside a top MC, this is Saturday night entertainment at its finest.

Strictly for the over-18s. Seats can be reserved for parties of 6 or more.

Matt Green

Matt has been performing stand up comedy for over a decade, and has appeared at venues all over the UK and across the world. His act is a mixture of high energy observational and topical jokes combined with more personal stories and anecdotes.

He is also a highly experienced compere and is excellent at audience interaction. He has taken 6 solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and written for and appeared in many TV and radio shows, including The News Quiz, The Now Show, Cabin Pressure, Inspector Steine, Cradle To Grave, Fresh Meat, Comedy Showcase, Comedy Lab and even Casualty, Doctors and Eastenders.

‘Really funny’ **** – The Scotsman

‘Classic stand up expertly delivered’ **** – Broadway Baby

‘A perfectly paced hour’ ****  – The List

‘Fast, fluent and very funny stand up’ **** – Venue


Mary Bourke

‘The headliner by comparsion shines out like an emerald in a cowpat .A softly spoken irish women with an erudite wit and a veterans delivery . I hope the young competition entrants were chastened and inspired by seeing her ‘ – East Anglian Daily Times

‘Intelligent comedy that’s also seriously funny …..Ms Bourke combines a natural charisma with some very well crafted clever material’ – The Irish World

‘Catch her act before she becomes a (complete and utter ) cult ‘ – The Guardian

‘One of the best female stand ups I’ve seen recently’ – The Stage

Mary Bourke was born in Dublin during a cross fire hurricane .She lives in leafy Buckinghamshire with her comedian husband and her large collection of Betty Page memorabilia .Before she became a comic She was a burlesque dancer and choreographer in San Francisco .She has published numerous romantic novels under the pseudonymnTara Sundrive .

As well as being an accomplished comedian who has performed all over the world Ms Bourke is also a respected comedy writer. She is most famous for having written ‘the joke that was heard around the world’ ie “My name is Shazia Mirza at least that’s what it says on my pilot’s licence ”

Mary hates over blown bios .


Paul Thorne

As one of Britain’s most established and sought-after stand-ups, Paul can be seen at all the UK’s major venues. He regularly performs at London’s prestigious Comedy Store and is a member of The Cutting Edge team of comedians who perform topical material there every week. He has taken his unique brand of edgy and provocative topical gags, on the spot improvisation and surreal comedy songs as far afield as Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, China and Japan, as well as two critically acclaimed tours of Canadian Fringe Festivals.


Comedy Central at The Comedy Store, The World Stands Up, The Stand Up Show, Saturday Live, Not Tonight with John Sergeant, Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment

Selected Radio

Hold the Front Page, Cabaret on Four, The Lost Weblog of Scrooby Trevithick, Back Page


‘A must-see Comedian’ – The Guardian

‘Masterfully delivered’ – Chortle

‘Makes working an audience look effortless’ – The Stage

‘Paul Thorne’s satirical songs, with his own guitar accompaniment, a waspish, sweary pleasure’ – The Telegraph

‘A sharp and fast-paced comedian with just the right mix of edgy political incorrectness. No one is left unscathed during a hilarious hour-long show’ – Toronto Sun.


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