Comedy to warm crowds this October at Off the Rails

AS THE cold nights draw in crowds will be warmed by laughter at Saddleworth’s Off The Rails Comedy Club’s October shows.

Gordon Southern (Photo by Steve Ullathorne)

One promises to be a very local affair while the other raises money for another great local charity at The Royal George, Manchester Road, Greenfield.

Saddleworth WI will be aiming to raise £1,000 for their chosen charity Transport For Sick Children at the comedy night on Saturday, October 15.

Opening the show is ‘International word clown’ Gordon Southern whose upbeat and energetic delivery complements fantastically funny observations and quick witted improvisation.

Gordon has sold out the Melbourne Comedy Festival three years running while more challenging gigs have included Afghanistan, The Falklands, Kosovo and Liverpool.

Glasgow’s Raymond Mearns, Newcastle’s Rahul Kohli and Rob Riley supply the rest of the entertainment for the evening.

Then Sunday, October 30 has a distinctly local flavour with Chadderton’s Alex Boardman introducing Derker funny man Mick Ferry.

Opening act Andy Robinson hails from the far more exotic outreaches of Birmingham and became a stand up quite accidentally as guitarist in ‘The Carpetsweepers‘ when his banter between songs reduced both the audience and his fellow musicians to hysterics.

By the time of the 1993 Glastonbury Festival, Andy’s asides were becoming more entertaining than the music so he entered a competition for up-and-coming comedians and won.

Find out all the times, prices and reserve tickets online at or call 07874 152 338


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