John Fothergill

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. 

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  • Thu 24Aug

    Live ComedyThursday Night Comedy Carousel (18+)Birmingham

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    An award-winning show presented by compere Andy Robinson. A fast paced & spontaneous topical show, featuring top stand-up comedians, our take on the week's news and a big screen to bring you the best bits from the weird world of the web.

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    • £19.50>Show + Food
    • £12.50>Show + Food (Student - dated ID required)
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  • Fri 25Aug

    Live ComedyFoodie Friday (18+)Birmingham

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

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    • £22.95>Show + Fish & Chips
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  • Sat 26Aug

    Live ComedyStand-Up Saturdays (18+)Birmingham

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    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. Please book as far in advance as possible because our Saturday shows regularly sell out.

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  • Sat 9Sep

    Live ComedyStand-Up Saturdays (18+)Oxford 2017

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    Join us at our new home, 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.

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  • Fri 27Oct

    Live ComedyFoodie Friday (18+)Nottingham

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

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  • Sat 28Oct

    Live ComedyStand-Up Saturdays (18+)+)Nottingham

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    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.

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  • Fri 8Dec

    Live ComedyChristmas Comedy Show (18+)Oxford 2017

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    Join us at our new home, 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 January.
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    • £18.45>Show Entry

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    • Doors open 17:30:00
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  • Sat 9Dec

    Live ComedyChristmas Comedy Show (18+)Oxford 2017

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    Join us at our new home, 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 January.
    All under 25s may be asked to produce valid ID (See FAQ's)

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  • Thu 21Dec

    Christmas Party NightsCHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT (18+)Cardiff

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    Christmas parties at The Glee offer you the best comedians and a freshly cooked festive menu with two or three course meal options. Every show has a superb comedy atmosphere with four stand-up comedians and an after party with a live DJ to keep celebrations going into the night. For over 20 years we have been entertaining groups large and small in our award winning venues so this year book The Glee for a Christmas party to remember.
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    • £17.00>Show Entry
    • £32.00>Show Entry + 2 Course Meal
    • £36.00>Show Entry + 3 Course Meal

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  • Fri 22Dec

    Christmas Party NightsCHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT (18+)Cardiff

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    Christmas parties at The Glee offer you the best comedians and a freshly cooked festive menu with two or three course meal options. Every show has a superb comedy atmosphere with four stand-up comedians and an after party with a live DJ to keep celebrations going into the night. For over 20 years we have been entertaining groups large and small in our award winning venues so this year book The Glee for a Christmas party to remember.
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    • £28.00>Show Entry
    • £43.00>Show Entry + 2 Course Meal
    • £47.00>Show Entry + 3 Course Meal

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  • Sat 23Dec

    Christmas Party NightsCHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT (18+)Cardiff

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    Christmas parties at The Glee offer you the best comedians and a freshly cooked festive menu with two or three course meal options. Every show has a superb comedy atmosphere with four stand-up comedians and an after party with a live DJ to keep celebrations going into the night. For over 20 years we have been entertaining groups large and small in our award winning venues so this year book The Glee for a Christmas party to remember.
    All under 25s may be asked to produce valid ID (See FAQ's)

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    • £30.00>Show Entry
    • £45.00>Show Entry + 2 Course Meal
    • £49.00>Show Entry + 3 Course Meal

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