IVW22: JPComedy ft. Jarlath Regan, Ray Badran & Jacob Hawley
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
IVW22: JPComedy ft. Jarlath Regan, Ray Badran & Jacob Hawley @ John Peel Centre

This superb line-up for Independent Venue Week 2022 features Jarlath Regan, Ray Badran & Jacob Hawley.

Jarlath Regan is an all-rounder, but his talent for stand-up was spotted early. His first few gigs earned him places in the finals of every new act competition, tour support spots for Ardal O’Hanlon, Marc Maron and Jack Whitehall, invitations to the world’s biggest comedy festivals and television appearances on the BBC, NBC and Comedy Central.

As a presenter and podcaster he has won a legion of loyal fans through the creation of his multi-award-winning global hit podcast An Irishman Abroad. Jarlath’s ability to extract honesty from the likes of Sir Bob Geldof, Gabriel Byrne and Boy George has become legendary.

Jarlath’s other credits include Tonight at the Palladium (ITV), Stand up Central (Comedy Central)  Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up (Comedy Central), Last Comic Standing (NBC), Live at The Stand Comedy Club (BBC Radio Scotland), The Blame Game (BBC Radio Ulster) and The Apprentice You’re Fired (TV3).

Jarlath is also an outspoken advocate for equality and organ donor awareness. After donating a kidney to his brother he penned his hugely successful one man standup show Organ Freeman to tell his story and raise vital awareness of live donation. The show won rave reviews, sold out it’s run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Leicester Square, Vicar Street and Soho Theatre and Tatler Magazine named Jarlath their Comedy Man Of The Year.

What the Press Say:

★★★★ “skilfully seeded stand-up that confirms Regan’s abilities to move with belly laughs and tears in a single routineThe Scotsman 

“More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in a whole hour”  – Metro 

“Regan is an expert storyteller and this is a beautifully constructed show that I could have happily listened to for twice its length.” – The Arts Desk


Ray Badran is an acclaimed Australian comedian and winner of Best International Comedian at the New Zealand Comedy Guild; who is renowned for his quirky and sharp observations.

Ray can be seen on the 6 part Comedy Central series No Experience Necessary which he wrote and starred in as, well as the latest series of Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club on ITV1. Ray is ready to tackle the big issues in life such as pockets, Subway sandwiches and fridges with his characteristic whimsy and off-beat observations.

“It all adds up to a beautiful, hilarious shambles”New Zealand Herald

“Getting the entire crowd in hysterics” – Arts Review Australia

★★★★★ “This is uncomplicated comedy in its purest form” – Broadway World


After reaching the finals of the BBC New Comedy Award, writing and starring in numerous shorts for BBC3 and featuring on Radio 4 and Talksport, Jacob Hawley has become a critically acclaimed new voice in comedy.

A well honed live act, Jacob regularly performs at some of the biggest and best clubs in the UK and he is currently developing his own projects for TV and Radio.

The New Statesman described him as “The Distinctly Millennial rising star of The Edinburgh Fringe”, and he received a litany of four star reviews, including:

★★★★  “Intelligent and important, his self-aware set sees him explore themes of class and identity in the modern world expertly” – The Sunday Post

★★★★  “A down-to-earth talent who’s got it in spades, it’s an impressive, strong debut show that makes it feel like he’s already been doing this for years” – The List


This show is not to be missed!

Line up subject to change


Doors open 7.30pm.

Tickets £10.00 advance / £12.00 on the door

Book online (fee applies) or call our Box Office on 01449 774678 (open 10am to 2pm weekdays).

Please familiarise yourself with our Covid-19 measures prior to booking and attending.

Licensed bar.

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us @ John Peel Centre

In his new show 50 Things About Us, Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, standup, mischief and really, really well researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom.

Mark picks through the myths, facts and figures of our national identities to ask who do we think we are?

It is a show about money, history, songs, gongs, wigs, unicorns, guns, bungs, sods of soil and rich f*ckers.

And how we have so much feeling for such a hollow land.

The show is in the vein of The Manifesto [Mark’s book] meets a sweary History channel!

Suitable for ages 16+


Tickets £17.50 (*£12.50 for under 21s, students, carers who are accompanying the person they support. ID may be required for age/student verification), available in advance from the Box Office on 01449 774678 (open 10am to 2pm weekdays), or book online (fee applies).

Doors open at 7.30pm, for an 8pm start. There will be an interval.

Please familiarise yourself with our Covid-19 measures prior to booking and attending.

Licensed bar.

Please note that this is a seated event, with seating unallocated, though all with a good view.