Old Nick and the young ones

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Sunday March 13 will see a true godfather of alternative comedy take to the stage at Hebden Bridge Comedy Club with the cream of the current crop of young pretenders.

Nick Revell started in the 1970s as a writer on the influential TV series ‘Not the Nine O’ Clock News’ as well as writing gags for Jasper Carrott and Rory Bremner. The lure of the limelight soon proved too much and before long he was on stage himself telling the gags he had written.

He has made numerous TV appearances in Britain, Canada and the US and his career highlights include being nominated for a Perrier award, winning a BAFTA and appearing on the Channel 4 sitcom ‘Drop the Dead Donkey’. His live act encompasses satire, a scarily-accurate Winston Churchill performance and one-man impression of the dawn chorus that is considered one of the best finales in the business.

He will be joined at the Old Gate pub, Hebden Bridge, by Edinburgh’s Fern Brady, who quickly established herself when she caught Stewart Lee’s eye and became the newest act to appear on Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience.

The former journalist still contributes to The Guardian online and has appeared on Newsnight. Her semi-autobiographical sitcom ‘Radges’ was commissioned by the BBC last year.

The line-up will also include Huntingdon’s Jack Campbell and Preston-based, award-winning comedian Freddy Quinne will compere the show which starts at 8pm. Tickets at £8.50 are available from the Old Gate or www.hebdenbridgecomedy.co.uk