Don't Bee Serious! Comedy Club
Time & Location
About the Event
Kevin Dewsbury hosts a brand new monthly comedy event in the Courtyard Venue at The Hive. 'Don't Bee Serious' Comedy Club will premiere on 30th July with two of the best upcoming comics, Sean Percival and Duncan Oakley. Join us on the last Friday of every month for an evening of great fun and uncontrollable laughter!
Headline act - Duncan Oakley
Duncan Oakley has musical skills that would easily fit into many rock bands and performs an infectious mix of musical comedy and stand up that has seen him become one of the leading headliners in the business.
With an eye and ear for the silly, rude, playful and downright irritating occurrences of life Duncan musters up songs that not only make you laugh, they bury into the recesses of your mind and find you a humming tune with a smile on your face three days later, confused and wondering where it’s come from.
Duncan has performed for nearly 10 years on the UK and international stand up circuit and an easy confidence and good natured banter make him a regular at all the best venues. Lesser musical comedians hide behind their guitars and use them as a shield but his is definitely a sword as audiences who have been slain with laughter will gladly testify!
"Unlike some musical comics who rely on a guitar to get them through, Oakley’s routine deftly mixes the tunes with the stand-up" City Life
"Pure brilliance" Yorkshire Evening Post
Opening act - Sean Percival
Sean appears regularly at all the top comedy clubs in the UK. He has ‘headlined’ the Glee Clubs, the Comedy Stores, the Komedias, the Stands, the Last Laugh, Funhouse and the JTTComedy Lofts.
He has performed in comedy tents at the Glastonbury, Reading, Download and Bearded Theory festivals amongst others.
Sean was part of the comedy zone at the Edinburgh festival. He’s a regular at the TUI sensation resorts comedy cellars and he’s also entertained the troops at numerous Army, Navy and Air Force bases all over the world. He’s recently started to perform his one man show ‘Made in Dudley’ at various venues in the UK.
MC - Kevin Dewsbury
Kevin has been a pro comic since 2004 when he was part of Just the Tonic’s Big Value show at the Edinburgh Fringe. Over the years he’s performed at T in The Park, Download , Jongleurs, The Comedy Store, Frog and Bucket and overseas in Spain, Norway, Hungary and even The Seychelles. Appeared on ITV’s ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’ and ‘Take The Mike’ and worked as a warm-up comedian for Channel 4s Balls of Steel. He’s also been the support act for Tim Vine, Rob Llewellyn, Lucy Porter and Rhod Gilbert on UK Tours. A finalist in the Hackney Empire New Act of The Year competition, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.
After taking some time out in the late 2000’s after suffering a breakdown and being diagnosed with psychosis and depression he returned to the stand-up circuit in around 2012. Since then he has taken three shows to Edinburgh, ’In…Sane,' (his autobiographical mental health comedy show) ‘Out Now’ and most recently the hit parody cooking show ‘Kev’s Komedy Kitchen’.
Kevin also writes and performs in the comedy duo ‘Your Dad’s Mum’ (with Bexie Archer) and their first show ‘Tues Night @ Social Club’ was nominated for best debut at Leicester Comedy Festival 2020.
"Off-the-cuff one-liners and great punchlines to longer riffs. His observations on life are sharp and on the ball" Paul F Cockburn, Broadway Baby
"He has a touch of early Eddie Izzard about him, both in his demeanour, delivery and look and his understated, self-deprecating humour was the perfect foil to the comics who followed him" Northampton Chronicle & Echo
"His delivery is spot on, delightfully funny" Broadway Baby
"A real treat of understated deadpan humour" Three Weeks, Edinburgh
"An excellent comedian, one of the most underrated comics on the circuit" BBC Sheffield
Doors 7pm / Stage 8pm
- General Admission£10£100£0