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Barnstormers (March 2019)

Saturday 16th March 2019 - Starts 8pm

TICKET PRICE: £13.50 advance


Three top comics and a barrel of laughs!

Saturday night out at Ropetackle with three top comics from the UK comedy circuit and beyond. Every month Barnstormers Comedy Club promises, and delivers, a great laugh-out-loud night out.

Unbeatable sell-out Saturday night entertainment cabaret style and the perfect way to get together with your mates. Each month our compère introduces three top acts from the comedy circuit. A barnstorming night out!


Jason Patterson

Jason Patterson is an Award Winning Comedian who started out in comedy in 2006 and since then he’s performed at comedy clubs all over the UK including: Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Brighton and Derby to name a few. Jason Patterson also won the Comedy Store Gong show (March 2008) and has gone on to perform a series of impressive spots there. Jason’s strong performances have led to him being nominated for Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards 2008. 

In 2009 Jason reached The Hackney Empire New Act Of The Final and delivered a storming set (previous finalists include: Gina Yashere, Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard etc) he also reached The Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year Final 2009. In 2009 Jason Patterson made his TV debut with a set on Kojo’s Comedy Funhouse which aired on MTV Base. In 2010 Jason Starred in a new comedy sketch show for Brown Eyed Boy which aired on BBC3.

Jason was also a runner up in the CDN/Channel 4 Stand Up Search 2010. Jason is currently performing sets at major comedy clubs including The Comedy Store, Comedy Cafe, The Comedy Club, Off The Kerb, The Glee Club and Banana Cabaret.

In 2010 Jason Patterson won the Loaded Laftas Rising Star Comedy Award. With the confidence and stage presence of a seasoned pro this award winning comedian is definitely one to watch out for.


Laughter Shock (BBC3)

Kojo’s Comedy Funhouse (MTV Base)


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 .

Pierre Hollins

Pierre Hollins has been a comedy circuit favourite for many years, and has headlined clubs throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Pierre Hollins is a stand-up comedian, with a compulsion for absurd guitar posturing.


• He is: ‘always enjoyable, often inspired’ – The Source

• He has: ‘An easy going joyful manner, laced and juxtaposed with pathos and reality that only an experienced comedian and earthling can bring you’ (Taking The Piste Tour)

• He should be: ‘Made the mayor of a small village’ – Shanghai City Weekend 

Writing Credits

Self-Help for Cynics – one man show, performed at comedy festivals, 2010-2012

Mean Red Spider – a play, performed at Soho Theatre for a season of new writing (2006)

Wake up Winona – Staff writer for one season – Disney Channel (2005)

The Kebab Shop Owner’s Beautiful Daughter – radio play, commissioned by Radio 4 (2004)

Local Folk Rock – spoof documentary series, for BBC Southern Radio, and Radio 4 (2004)

The Druids – sitcom pilot, commissioned by Radio 4 (2003)

Other intriguing facts

• Pierre Hollins used to perform as a comedy acrobat and unicyclist.

• His first guitar was a one-string electric squash racquet (which he still uses at festival gigs)

• He used to wash dishes in the House of Commons.

Over 18s only. £13.50 in advance. £15 on the door.

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