Outstanding acts at sitting room

Comedian Danielle Ward.
Comedian Danielle Ward.

A POPULAR stand-up comedy club run by a Harrogate student is set to kick off its 2012 programme with a return to its original home in Harrogate.

For the latest sitting room comedy night ext Wednesday, February 8, student promoter and resident MC Tom Taylor joined at the St George Hotel by comedians Nick Doody, Danielle Ward and Paul Sinha.

Tom said: “The show should come at a great time because everyone will be just about ready to re-emerge into society after eating too much, drinking too much and ‘spending time with irritating people’ too much.!

“I can’t think of a better way to shrug off the winter depression than to attend a comedy club. SAD Lamps aren’t going to help much; they’ve got the word sad in them.”

The event’s opening act, Nick Doody, will be familiar to Radio 4 listeners as one of the regular contributors to Political Animal and The Now Show.

Universally-feared critic Kate Copstick, who recently judged ITV’s Show Me The Funny with Alan Davies, described him as a “comic genius.”

Next up will be Danielle Ward who can boast a CV featuring some of this country’s most seminal comedy programmes.

A News Quiz regular, Danielle has also appeared on Last Comic Standing, Mock the Week and Newswipe with Charlie Brooker and also has writing credits for Mongrels, The Lee Mack Show and Not Going Out.

Headliner Paul Sinha is described by Tom as “a headline act of the highest calibre.”

He said: “All his Edinburgh shows have received widespread acclaim, this man is one of the best on the circuit. He has enjoyed numerous television and radio appearances but they fail to convey the side-splitting hilarity Paul can create when you see him live. He is a must see!”

l Tickets for next Wednesday’s show at 8pm are priced at £10 and are available from the St George reception, Harrogate Tourist Information Centre or www.sittingroomcomedy.com