Be in-Spired by new laugh night

In the spotlight: Stand-up John Moloney.           Picture: Andy Hollingworth
In the spotlight: Stand-up John Moloney. Picture: Andy Hollingworth
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THEY’VE had plenty to smile about at Chesterfield’s B2NET Stadium this past football season – and the grinning is set to continue tonight.

Sheffield’s Last Laugh Comedy Club extends its mirth-making by taking four comedy strikers to the ground, namely compere Jo Enright, former English Literature teacher turned telly and radio regular Geoff Norcott, Martin Beaumont and a special guest.

Call 0114 221 0317 for ticket bookings.

Back in downtown Sheffield, meanwhile, Mallorca-based stand up comedian Martin Beaumont is swapping his Helados for Hendos.

Ahead of two nights at the Memorial Hall, he warmed up at The Little Last Laugh at The Lescar last night.

“The Lescar is quite easily one of my favourite gigs in the world,” says Beaumont. “It’s tiny, and it gets packed but the audience are so lovely it makes it worth the trip.”

Looking ahead and you could well do with saving some pennies to catch the rightly award-winning comedian John Moloney.

One of the stars of the current BBC TV series Grumpy Old Men, he is booked to appear at the Doncaster HotHouse Trinity on June 11 with his hit Edinburgh Festival Show Butterflies And Stretchmarks.

Moloney knew he wanted to be a stand-up from the age of 14, having seen the likes of Dave Allen and Les Dawson as a child.

He started on the comedy circuit when he was 20, but is also a multi-talented musician so his first act on the comedy circuit was as the ‘angry young accordionist’. He also had a brief flirtation with the education system as a German teacher and still uses his linguistic skills when he performs in Hamburg and Berlin.

Tickets via 01302 342349 or www.doncastercivic.co.uk