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John Fothergill

This lively Geordie is a highly sought-after headline comic.

John hails from Crawcrook, a small village in the North East of England. After spending the majority of his childhood trying to convince the rest of the community that he was a very special child, they finally agreed and after the traditional tar and feathering banished him to the nearest city – the vast cosmopolitan metropolis that is Newcastle upon Tyne.

Employment varied from cleaning the deck and galley of a gas rig in the middle of the North Sea, to sound man at a quakers meeting (which consists mainly of silent contemplation), to the obvious move to professional bongo player.

However, it was while working as a casual (very casual) scenery mover at a local theatre that he found his true vocation as a pirate in a Gilbert and Sullivan opera. Unfortunately John was far less adept at the singing and acting part as he was at the general behaving like a drunken sea farer, so this was to be short lived.

The good news, however, was that the seed of performance had well and truly been planted in the window box of the young Geordie’s mind and it seemed the only logical step to go from swash-buckler to stand up comedian.

John became a regular at Newcastle’s Comedy Café and in 1993, his first year as a comedian, he had been lucky enough to appear with the likes of Jack Dee, Lee Evans and Jo Brand, but in 1994 it had become obvious that if he wanted to go any further in showbiz he would have to do a Dick Whittington, pack up his spotted hanky and head off to the land of Eastenders and poor quality football.

John has slotted into the comedy circuit like a three pinned plug combining a unique style of embarrassing sexual revelations with a rural innocence. He has also toured the nations universities, done two tours of Ireland and performed in Hong Kong and regularly at the Edinburgh Festival.

In 1997 John performed a month long run at the Adelaide International Comedy Festival, and in 1999 he appeared on BBC1’s The Stand Up Show, and became a regular member of the Comedy Store’s highly regarded Cutting Edge team.

'Hilarious stories delivered superbly'

The Guardian
Fri 4May

Foodie Friday (18+)Nottingham

The best way to say goodbye to the working week. Four superb stand-up comedians and a choice of freshly handmade British foodie favourites

Advance price

  • £13.50 Show Entry
  • £8.00 Student Entry - dated ID required
  • £21.50 Show + Fish & Chips
  • £21.50 Show + Chicken Tikka Masala
  • £21.50 Show + Penang Curry (vg) (gf)
  • + £1.50 booking fee per ticket

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:45 PM
  • Show starts 8:15 PM

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  • Seating type allocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 18
Sat 5May

Stand-Up Saturdays (18+)Nottingham

Treat yourself to an evening of award winning live comedy. The best comedians want to play The Glee so don't miss out on a superb night of stand up that will keep you laughing until Monday.

Advance price

  • £16.00 Show Entry
  • £10.00 Student Entry - dated ID required
  • £26.00 Show + Classic Margarita Pizza & Beer
  • £26.00 Show + Piri Piri Chicken Pizza & Beer
  • + £1.50 booking fee per ticket

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:45 PM
  • Show starts 8:15 PM

More info

  • Seating type allocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 18
Wed 9May

Realis Estates Presents...Acorns At The Glee Club (18+)Birmingham

Realis Estates Presents...Acorns At The Glee Club
Realis Estates invite you to celebrate their 5th annual charity night for Acorns Children’s Hospice at the Glee Club. Tickets include a welcome drink and dinner (Chicken or Vegetable Curry). Welcome drinks will be served from 6:15-7pm.
All under 25s may be asked to produce valid ID (See FAQ's)

Advance price

  • £40.00 Show & Curry
  • + £1.50 booking fee per ticket

Times

  • Doors open 6:15 PM
  • Last entry 7:15 PM
  • Show starts 8:00 PM

More info

  • Seating type allocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 18
Fri 11May

Foodie Friday (18+)Cardiff

The best way to say goodbye to the working week. Four superb stand-up comedians and a choice of freshly handmade British foodie favourites

Advance price

  • £15.95 Show Entry
  • £8.00 Student Entry - dated ID required
  • £23.95 Show + Fish & Chips
  • £23.95 Show + Chicken Tikka Masala
  • £23.95 Show + Penang Curry (vg) (gf)
  • + £1.50 booking fee per ticket

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:45 PM
  • Show starts 8:15 PM

More info

  • Seating type allocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 18
Sat 12May

Stand-Up Saturdays (18+)Cardiff

Treat yourself to an evening of award winning live comedy. The best comedians want to play The Glee so don't miss out on a superb night of stand up that will keep you laughing until Monday.

Advance price

  • £17.95 Show Entry
  • £10.00 Student Entry - dated ID required
  • £27.95 Show + Classic Margarita Pizza & Beer
  • £27.95 Show + Piri Piri Chicken Pizza & Beer
  • + £1.50 booking fee per ticket

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:45 PM
  • Show starts 8:15 PM

More info

  • Seating type allocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 18
Fri 25May

Foodie Friday (18+)Nottingham

The best way to say goodbye to the working week. Four superb stand-up comedians and a choice of freshly handmade British foodie favourites

Advance price

  • £13.50 Show Entry
  • £8.00 Student Entry - dated ID required
  • £21.50 Show + Fish & Chips
  • £21.50 Show + Chicken Tikka Masala
  • £21.50 Show + Penang Curry (vg) (gf)
  • + £1.50 booking fee per ticket

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:45 PM
  • Show starts 8:15 PM

More info

  • Seating type allocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 18
Sat 26May

Stand-Up Saturdays (18+)Nottingham

Treat yourself to an evening of award winning live comedy. The best comedians want to play The Glee so don't miss out on a superb night of stand up that will keep you laughing until Monday.

Advance price

  • £16.00 Show Entry
  • £10.00 Student Entry - dated ID required
  • £26.00 Show + Classic Margarita Pizza & Beer
  • £26.00 Show + Piri Piri Chicken Pizza & Beer
  • + £1.50 booking fee per ticket

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:45 PM
  • Show starts 8:15 PM

More info

  • Seating type allocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 18
Sat 23Jun

Stand-Up Saturdays (18+)Oxford 2018

Join us at The Bullingdon on Cowley Road for our award winning live comedy. The best comedians want to play The Glee so don't miss out on a superb night of stand up that will keep you laughing until Monday.

Advance price

  • £16.00 Show Entry
  • £10.00 Student Entry - dated ID required
  • + £1.50 booking fee per ticket

Times

  • Doors open 6:30 PM
  • Last entry 7:15 PM
  • Show starts 7:30 PM

More info

  • Seating type unallocated
  • Food available no
  • Minimum age 18