Comedy club launches in Shrewsbury

A popular Shropshire restaurant, bar and music venue has announced an exciting new departure for 2014 - the launch of a comedy venture.

Henry Tudor House, situated just off Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury, has booked several high profile comedians for its first event, to be held on February 12.

The evening will feature Rob Deering, described by The Independent as ‘one of the best performers currently on the circuit’ and a range of other acts.

Henry Tudor House proprietor Graham Jenkins said that he was a big fan of stand-up comedy and wanted to bring more performers to Shropshire, possibly developing the idea into a regular comedy club.

“My wife Clare and I love the comedy clubs in bigger cities such as London and Birmingham and want to give Shrewsbury a taste of these.

“We have established Henry Tudor House as a great live music venue, attracting some fantastic singers to our top floor which has a purpose-built stage with high quality lighting and acoustics.

“Most of our gigs are sell-outs so we thought we would venture into the world of comedy and hopefully these events will be just as popular,” he said.
The evening on February 12 will be hosted by Paul McCaffrey, star of BBC’s Impractical Jokers and Russell Howard’s Good News.
As well as the headline act of Rob Deering, Paul will introduce Ivo Graham, a rising young star of the UK comedy circuit, and Sol Bernstein, an old-school Jewish character comic, described by The Guardian as ‘one part Alf Garnett, two parts Mel Brooks, and three parts like nothing you’ve ever heard’.
Tickets cost £12 each and are available from Henry Tudor House or online at www.henrytudorhouse.com/live.

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