JUNE promises to be another barrel-full of laughs as top acts take the stage at Off the Rails Comedy Club in Greenfield.
It is very much a case of ‘the old and the new’ on Saturday, June 2 when the night of comedy will raise funds for Saddleworth and Lees Labour Party.
Top of the bill is one of comedy’s longest standing comics Steve Gribbin.
Steve fell into full time comedic employment in the early eighties, cutting his teeth on Miner’s strike benefit gigs alongside Alexei Sayle, Mark Thomas and Linda Smith to name just a few.
Originally one half of double act Skint Video, Steve was regular on the Mary Whitehouse Experience.
These days he’s back as a hilarious one-man band, churning out short, sharp, scathingly incisive songs. If it’s been in the news this week then Steve will have a very funny song on it.
Also entertaining the audience will be Bolton-based criminal barrister turned comedian Chris Kehoe, who is quickly establishing himself with some considered, clever material.
The completely bonkers Pat Cahill closes the show while Rob Riley comperes.
Then on Sunday, June 24 Howard Road is joined by Bristolian George Rigden, Tom Lawrinson and compere Raymond Mearns.
Howard endeared himself to a generation of kids with his animated alter ego Little Howard.
After being nominated for the Perrier Award both Howards found themselves on the bill at the Royal Variety Performance as well as being picked up by TV.
Although Big Howard and Little Howard still regularly perform together Howard will be solo in June.
Married to an Oldham girl, Howard regularly performs at comedy clubs, festivals and theatres as well as writing for CBBC’s Danger Mouse.
Shows take place in the upstairs function room at The Royal George, Greenfield, Saddleworth, OL3 7HX. For more details or to book tickets go online: www.saddleworthcomedy.co.uk