17th February 2024

The Best in Comedy – February

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The Best in Comedy show returns to The Maddermarket in February with another top line-up featuring the hilarious Rhys James, Sean McLoughlin, Adele Cliff, & Alex Farrow!

Rhys James is an accomplished comedian, writer and actor who you will have seen on Live at the Apollo, Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central A League of Their Own and as a regular panellist on Mock The Week. He has performed six solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe to sell-out audiences and critical acclaim, with his show ‘Snitch’ being one of the best reviewed comedy shows of the year.

★★★★ “A cut above his humdrum peers” – The Independent

Sean McLoughlin is an acclaimed stand-up and writer based in London. Hugely in-demand in the UK and internationally, he has made appearances on Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, The Stand-Up Sketch Show and Kevin Hart’s LOL Network among others.

He has recently supported Ricky Gervais on his international arena tour having previously opened for Bill Burr at the Royal Albert Hall and appeared at a gala show at the Sydney Opera House.

“An impassioned and uniquely brilliant talent” – The List


Adele Cliff is the reigning/pundisputed UK Pun Champion, the first woman to win the title and she is the only person to be named amongst Dave’s Funniest Jokes of the Fringe four years running. An accomplished joke writer Adele has also featured in best jokes lists in The Telegraph, The Evening Standard, The Irish Times, The i Newspaper and The Metro.

Absolutely charming… a skilled performer, with a real presence and confidence” – The Scotsman


Radio 4’s Alex Farrow is a former philosophy teacher, who’s shows have sold out the Edinburgh fringe festival from 2019-2023.

★★★★★ “Practically perfect in every way” – The Scotsman

Strictly over 18s only.

Please note that the line-up may be subject to change without notice.

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Duration: Approx. 2 1/2 hrs
Ages: Over 18's only

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February 2024

Saturday 17th February
Doors open: Doors 7pm
Strictly over 18s only. Please note that the line-up may be subject to change without notice.


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