Comedy Night

Saturday 18 September

Book tickets online here

Event promoted by Winnington Park Cricket Club


JUSTIN MOORHOUSE: I won Celebrity Mastermind on the 30th December 2011 on BBC1 –my chosen subject was Les Dawson.I’m a vegetarian, dog owner, father of two and I like Batman quite a bit.I’m a comedian, actor, writer and radio presenter. I’m not very good at juggling or triple jump.I’ve done a couple of pantomimes and more theatrically I’ve done two very lovely plays at the Royal Exchange in Manchester.I write and appear in the Radio 4 sitcom called Everyone Quite Likes Justin –it’s oftenrepeated on Radio 4 ExtraI’ll be popping up here and there doing gigs all over the place. I’m on tour and all the dates are on my website.I’m very good at hosting corporate events and doing after dinner stuff. You can ask my agent for nice letters people have written about me (I’ve got my own black suit and everything)I delivered a car to Sally once on Coronation Street. I was Doug, she told me to do one. I did one. Then I went back to Weatherfield for 3 episodes as Dean Upton the landlord of The FlyingHorse in Summer 2014 –a role I still play.

ROB ROUSE: Rob Rouse’s ‘Bottom’ received a warm welcome with viewers and critics alike on Elton’s keenly anticipated ‘Upstart Crow’ which first aired in the spring of 2016 and was recently voted ‘Best new sitcom’ on the British Comedy Guide. Rob is currently recording series two, playing William Shakespeare’s manservant, alongside David Mitchell, Harry Enfield, Mark Heap, Paula Wilcox, Gemma Whelan, Liza Tarbuck and Spencer Jones. The BBC2 show has catapulted the stand up comic back into the limelight. which will hit our screens this Spring 2017 – just as Rob heads out on his 4th National Stand up Tour.

One of comedy’s most lively, loveable and dynamic performers, Rob won Channel 4’s Prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition at the Edinburgh Festival in way back in 1998. He’s one of our best comic storytellers, has performed all over the world and works long form narratives into hard-hitting, uncompromising hilarious tales filled with warmth and a sense of compassion for our collective human frailties.

The Ex-Geography teacher has been described critically as “A born clown”, those who really know him may lovingly use the word ‘idiot’. Either way, Rob takes this trademark comedic storytelling to a career high in this show, as he leads us on an irresistibly hilarious journey of enforced introspection and inspired rantings, it’s a real roller-coaster of a show in which he is forced to relinquish any attempts to control his life and to face down literally one of the most awkward situations you’re ever likely to hear about.

You may also recognise him from 8 out of 10 cats, Spoons, The Friday Night Project, Celebrity Juice, Dave’s One night stand, John Bishop’s Only Joking, Live at the Comedy store, maybe collecting one of his wife’s eBay purchases from your garage or perhaps seen him at one of his 8 Edinburgh fringe shows or 3 UK tours. So, come and see him do what he does best; honest, frank, seriously funny stand-up.

Rob also does a weekly podcast with his wife Helen. ‘Rob and Helen’s Datenight Podcast’ is free each week on iTunes and Podbean. As far as they’re aware, it’s the only comedy podcast made by a married couple. With both kids now at school and a little more time on their hands, it’s often a time that a couple can grow apart, so each week Rob and Helen go on dates ranging from the bizarre to the frankly mundane and make a delightfully daft podcast about it. So far, they’ve been dancing, horse riding, dove wrangling, recorded an incendiary version of Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing in The Name’ and stripped butt raw in front of the fire for an impromtu Life-drawing session, to name but a few. You can subscribe to the podcast here.