IVW22: JPComedy ft. Jarlath Regan, Ray Badran & Kai Samra

Sunday 6 February, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre
Church Walk IP14 1ET
£10 advance / £12 on the door
Box Office
01449 774678
IVW22: JPComedy ft. Jarlath Regan, Ray Badran & Kai Samra @ John Peel Centre

Please note a change to the advertised line-up for this event – Jacob Hawley will now be replaced by Kai Samra – see below for details

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


Award winning comedian Kai Samra has quickly risen to become one of the most exciting acts on the circuit today. Described as ‘a charismatic man with a great story’ (Chortle), Samra combines an edgy stage presence, a confident delivery and talks frankly about issues such as class, race and modern culture from an intelligent, unique and fresh perspective.

He has performed live on BBC Asian Network and been featured on BBC3, ITV2’s Stand Up Sketch Show, The Now Show, BBC Radio 4’s award nominated series Sketchtopia and his own BBC Radio 4 special of his debut stand up show ‘Underclass’. Most recently Kai has had his own 1 hour special released on Amazon Prime…

★★★★★ With such an impressive debut it is exciting to imagine what Samra will go on to achieve, but for now, I simply cannot recommend this show enough.” – Ed Fest Mag

★★★★★ – “A star in the making” – Radio Haha
★★★★  – Fest Mag
★★★★  – The List
★★★★  – Broadway World
★★★★  – The Student
★★★★  – Moody Comedy


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.