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Off The Rails Comedy Club
Off The Rails Comedy Club bring joy to the hearts and smiles to the faces of Saddleworth folk. The club derived its name from its first venue – The Railway (Greenfield) but in 2009 has since moved down the road to The Royal George. One Sunday a month sees a laughter hungry crowd flocking from all over Saddleworth to receive their regular dose of verbal tickling.

Hosted by sometime local comedian Rob “Not Particularly Good But Reasonably Priced” Riley the club has played host to stars from Phoenix Nights, Comedian Of The Year Seymour Mace and acts from Australia, Dublin, Germany and Fitton Hill. The basic premise is to offer major savings on a night at city centre venues, yet still maintain the giggle factor. Add to that a small section of the night devoted to giving new acts their first few faltering steps or famous names roadtesting new gags and the plan seems somewhat involved. Not so says Rob;

“half the buzz is seeing people like local act Chris Roche come and do his first five minutes a year ago then come back as a paid act and storm it both times.”

Some of the confirmed acts for 2010 include:

STEVE GRIBBIN
“Like a harder, more political, less troll-like Bill Bailey, the fantastic Steve Gribbin had the place in stitches" - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

ROB ROUSE - from Channel 4's 'Friday Night Project' & '8 Out Of 10 Cats'
"Rob Rouse is a born clown, a latter-day Stan Laurel" - TIME OUT
"Laugh-out-loud funny" - THE SCOTSMAN

And the list goes on:

Justin Moorhouse, Nick Revell, Kent Valentine (AUS), Pierre Hollins, Simon Donald (Viz comic), Addy Van Der Borgh, Dan Nightingale, Tony Law (CAN), Markus Birdman, Tim Clark, Andrew O'Neill, Jason Cook, Nige, Daliso Chaponda, Dan Evans, Vladimir McTavish, The Boy With Tape On His Face (NZ), Howard Read and Dave Longley.


Off the Rails Comedy Club
The Royal George, Manchester Rd, Greenfield, Saddleworth OL3 7HX
Admission £5-£20 on the door (Dependent on acts). Doors 7:30pm Show 8:00pm.
Further info, interviews, media guest list Tel: 07874 152338

     
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