Nick at the Helm as comedy club Hitchin bound

08:36 22 February 2013

Nick Helm

Nick Helm

Archant

A COMEDY club returns home next week after a stint in the capital.

Mostly Comedy will be back in Hitchin after stand-up duo Doggett and Ephgrave rolled out two London versions of the show which were recommended by Time Out.

The latest monthly instalment at the Market Theatre sees a Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee at the helm.

Nick Helm has had a stellar couple of years since his first Hitchin appearance at the fourth ever Mostly Comedy back in 2009.

Since then he has made numerous appearances on Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats and BBC3’s Live at The Electric, and starred in both his own pilot for Channel 4, Uncle, and in Nick Helm’s Christmas Spectacular, broadcast as part of last year’s BBC Radio 1 Boxing Day schedule.

On top of that, his quip “I needed a password eight characters long, so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” earnt him the title of Dave’s Funniest Joke on the Fringe 2011 – the same year that also saw him receive his Foster’s Comedy Award nomination, and a listing in Chortle’s Top Ten Comedy Gigs of 2011.

Joining Helm is stand-up Meryl O’Rourke, a much sought-after gag writer in the comic industry having worked on many of the flagship panel shows and comedy programmes for BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Dave.

She recently supported Frankie Boyle at the Hammersmith Apollo as part of his national tour, with the comedian describing her as “a tiny sparkling nymph that dances on the palm of the God of laughter”.

Completing the line-up are Hackney Empire New Act of the Year finalist Nathaniel Metcalfe, Spandex Ballet and Hitchin hosts Doggett and Ephgrave.

The gig takes place at the venue in Sun Street next Thursday, February 28, with the first act taking the stage at 9.15pm.

Tickets are £8 – visit www.mostlycomedy.co.uk to book.

0 comments

More news stories

53 minutes ago
Police were alerted to loud music at a rural spot in North Herts late last night.

Police were called to a rural spot in North Herts late last night after reports of an illegal rave.

08:30
Cutting grass verges

Crews working on behalf of Herts County Council have been working around the clock to get grass verges on main roads cut back and carry out other maintenance jobs.

Yesterday, 17:02

The mayor of Royston will host a charity golf day to raise funds for a cause close to his heart.

Yesterday, 08:32
Music trio Ragged Staff

Its namesake may be a 17th century inn which once sat in a Bedfordshire village, but band Ragged Staff has its feet firmly placed in the 21st century.

”North

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition today E-edition