Summer silliness comes to Saddleworth comedy club

NIGHTS of fun and frolics at Saddleworth’s Off The Rails Comedy Club return with its summer line up.

Andrew Lawrence (photo by Steve Ulathorn)

Sunday, May 26 sees two acts at The Royal George in Greenfield who could not be more different in terms of style and career paths.

With show titles such as How to Butcher your Loved Ones, Social Leprosy For Beginners & Improvers and The Too Ugly For Television Tour it’s fair to say Andrew Lawrence has never set his stall out as a crowd pleaser.

2015 saw him post a long rant on his Facebook page about so called ‘political’ comedians, which caused a fair old backlash and subsequent Twitter tiffs with fellow comedians Dara O’Briain and Frankie Boyle.

Meanwhile, Adam Rowe is still in his twenties but has quickly made himself known across the UK through sheer hard graft and no small amount of native Scouse wit.

His natural, laid-back persona combined with brutally honest stand up has won him friends far and wide.

Last year he won Dave TV’s Best Joke Of The Fringe and this year has seen him support Bill Burr on his UK dates as well as making his small screen debut on ITV’s The Stand Up Sketch Show.

Oldham’s very own Mick Ferry and newcomer Cathy Burgis complete the bill.

Then on Saturday, June 8 Greenfield Cricket Club will be aiming to raise £1,000 for club funds with a charity comedy night.

Boothby Graffoe

Boothby Graffoe is possibly the only comedian in the world to be named after a Lincolnshire village.

He is a veteran of both music and comedy festivals across the globe who is renowned for his surreal stories and songs.

London’s Julian Deane has a multitude of awards on his mantlepiece and his tightly written and delivered material ensures a very full diary.

His Two Vegan Idiots podcast with fellow comedian Carl Donnelly has won a legion of fans and live dates are planned for later this year.

Ben van der Velde takes the middle spot while Rob Riley will be hosting the evening.

All shows take place in the upstairs function room at the Royal George, Manchester Road, Greenfield and tickets are available from the pub or online at

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