#Woky Comedy Night

#Woky Comedy Night, Friday 4 March

Wokingham Lions are proud to bring you another #Woky Comedy Night – now at Wokingham Theatre! You’ll enjoy three brilliant acts plus a fantastic compere – along with a full bar.

Tickets costing £16 each plus a £1 booking fee are selling fast. To ensure your place please buy your tickets now by clicking here

Compere – David Ward

Hilarious raconteur!

David Ward is in demand as both an MC and headliner in stand up comedy clubs across the UK and Europe. He has supported a number of major TV stand up comedians on tour, including Lee Hurst and Tom Stade.
He is also in demand for his TV warm up work and has performed for the troops in Kuwait and the UAE. His spontaneity made him the choice host for the heats of the BBC’s New Comedy Awards and Channel 5’s So You Think You’re Funny?
David’s Edinburgh Festival show ‘The Whole Truth and Nothing But…’ was performed to great acclaim, proving his skills as a writer, storyteller and actor in addition to his stand up skills.

David Ward

Opening Act – Mike Gunn

Mike is the iconic king of dry comedy. He is one of the top 10 comedians in Britain today – Independent on Sunday. He is a headliner at all of the major comedy clubs today in the UK and abroad.
He has taken two shows to the iconic Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with the first being a show based on his alter ego as a Funeral Director titled ‘ Good Grief’ which he received critical acclaim for. This was followed up with ‘Uncut’ a show looking at recovery of drug addiction. Mike is also a top choice of act for corporate events.
His stone cold delivery has been described as ‘drier than a dead man’s bones’, but you can rest assured the audience will be roaring with laughter.
Early on in his career Mike supported the likes of Alan Davies & Jo Brand. He has also embarked on a successful 35 date tour with friend and comedian Sean Collins. Gunn’s writing credits include The 11 O Clock Show & Match of The Day Magazine – even though he hates football! More recently Mike supported Lee Mack on his UK tour.

Credits:
BBC 1 – Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow | Channel 4 – Celebrity Deal or No Deal | Sky 1 – Time & Gentlemen Please | ITV1 – Harry Hills TV Burp

Mike Gunn

Middle Act – Sarah Callaghan

Sarah Callaghan is an award-winning comedian and writer.

The instant she steps on stage you know you’re in the presence of someone new and special” The Mirror
Armed with bags of attitude, she’s a refreshing working-class comedy voice…reminiscent of a young Kathy Burke” The Herald
A powerhouse. She’s an utter natural on stage… radiates confidence” Chortle
Fiercely impressive” Scotsman
Magnificent performance. An absolute natural, Callaghan is definitely one to catch –Fest
Callaghan oozes confidence. This supremely talented comic is ready for the next step.” Broadway Baby

In 2014 she was named as ‘One to Watch’ by Time Out and in 2015 she took her critically-acclaimed debut hour show Elephant to the Edinburgh Fringe. A confessional exploration of escape and ambition, Elephant played to packed houses and received great reviews across the board.
Sarah was widely heralded as an exciting new comedic voice, a status cemented by her Malcolm Hardee Award nomination for ‘Act Most Likely To Earn A Million Quid’.
She also appeared on E4’s Virtually Famous as a guest on Seann Walsh’s team.
Elephant subsequently toured to the prestigious Soho Theatre for a run of shows in 2016, again to acclaim, and then on to the Perth and Sydney Comedy Festivals in Australia.
In 2016 Sarah wrote and performed sketches on @elevenish (ITV2) and returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with her eagerly-awaited follow-up, 24, followed by ‘The Pigeon Dying Under the Bush‘ in 2017 and ‘The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan‘ in 2018.
Since then Sarah has performed all over Europe in places such as Brussels, Norway, Estonia, and Andorra to name a few. In 2018 she took ‘The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan’ to the New Zealand International Comedy Festival which was well received; along side her first stand up debut on TV in the same country. She continues to take the circuit by storm.

Awards
• Malcolm Hardee ‘Act Most Likely To Make A Million Quid’ 2015: Nominated
• Best Show, Brighton Fringe 2015: Nominated
•Up The Creek One to Watch 2013: Winner
• Leicester Square New Act Competition 2013: Finalist
• Funny Women 2011: Finalist


Click here to watch her special ‘The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan’

Sarah Callaghan

Headline Act – Tom Ward

Tom is an award-winning comedian from London. He has done ‘Live at The Apollo’ (airs November 2021), ‘Live from The BBC’, ‘Roast Battle’, ‘Stand up Central’, ‘Live From The Comedy Store’ and ‘The Stand Up Sketch Show’ (Airs February 2022) as well as presenting the LAD Bible series ‘In My Personal Space’, interviewing celebs such as Kyle Walker, Lady Leeshurr and Jamie Laing.
He has supported Jack Whitehall, Joe Lycett and Sindhu Vee on tour and done three solo shows at The Edinburgh Fringe.
A genuinely exciting talent” THE HERALD
A star in the making” TIMEOUT
Always keeps you guessing” CHORTLE

Tom Ward

The beneficiary of the evening’s raffle will be First Days, who reduce the long term effect of poverty on children by equipping them with the essential items they need for their early years at school.

Tickets costing £16 each plus a £1 booking fee are selling fast. To ensure your place please buy your tickets now by clicking here

Over 18s only. Please note that acts are subject to change at short notice. Bar opens 7:30, show begins at 8:30.