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Daft! Launch Night!

  • Bobiks The Punchbowl Hotel, 125 Jesmond Road, Jesmond Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom (map)

Right then, here we GO!

We’re very excited to launch DAFT comedy and bring you some of the freshest comedians and silly shows to tickle your funny bone! We’ve gathered some fantastic local talent and will kick things off at our launch event on Thursday 11th July, grab those tickets fast!


John Whale

After starting stand-up in Edinburgh whilst studying at University, John quickly became a regular on the Edinburgh and Glasgow circuit. In his first year he reached the semi-finals of So You Think You're Funny and has performed twice for BBC Comedy Presents, the second time being at the Edinburgh Festival. Now based in Newcastle, John gigs regularly across the country.

Simply Brilliant
— Gigglebeats


Cal Halbert

Impressionist, comedian, voice over artist, writer and actor. Cal has performed from local comedy clubs to the London Palladium, Britain's Got Talent to Good Morning Britain and voiced for YouTube to the BBC. 

— David Walliams


Louise Young 

Original and talented new act making waves on the comedy circuit having already made it to the Funny Women finals as well as the Frog & Bucket World Series. BBC Newcastle and BBC Tees Radio Host (Grin Up North Show) Frog and Bucket World Series Finalist 2018 Leicester Square Semi Finalist 2018 Funny Women Finalist 2017.

A superstar in the making
— Tom Stade



Lauren is a comedian, actor and writer. Her second hour 'Peachy' sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 within the first week of the festival, extra shows were added due to popular demand and consequently also sold out. Following the Fringe 'Peachy' enjoyed a week's run at Soho Theatre. Lauren appeared in two episodes of COMEDY CENTRAL AT THE COMEDY STORE, ROAST BATTLE hosted by Jimmy Carr and guest hosted an episode of TAKESHI'S CASTLE all for Comedy Central.

★★★★★ A breath of feisty fresh air
— The Herald
Daft! Launch Show!
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All DAFT Comedy events are strictly 18+ unless specified otherwise.

Please note lineup is subject to change.

Later Event: July 12
Lauren Pattison - "PEACHY"