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Note: Our “Special Mystery Guest” is now unavailable next Friday but should hopefully be with us on April 24th.


However, we are really lucky to have nabbed one of the UK’s top comics – a rare treat in such a small venue... (and father of Spiderman)






Multi-award winning, Dominic Holland has been a professional comedian for more years than he cares to recall.


With countless television and radio credits, including multiple appearances on Have I Got New For You and The Royal Variety Performance, as well as The News Quiz, Dominic has written and performed four BBC Radio 4 series including the The Small World of Dominic Holland which won a Comic Heritage Award.


A Perrier Best Newcomer and Award Nominee, Dominic has performed seven solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival, most recently in 2018 and he continues to tour the UK and beyond with his unique take on life. Described by The Sunday Times as ‘the UK’s master of observational comedy‘ and by The Daily Telegraph as ‘a top notch stand-up who everyone should see.’ Despite Dominic’s best efforts and his considerable achievements in show business, the cruel reality is that he has been severely out-starred by his eldest son, Tom. Tom Holland is 23 and is better known as Peter Parker and even better known as Marvel’s Spider-Man. Dominic accounts for his son’s meteoric and ‘overnight’ success as a fluke in his hilarious book, Eclipsed which is available in hard and digital formats. Dominic has published five novels, Only in America, The Ripple Effect, A Man’s Life and Open Links, all of which can be purchased at Amazon and his latest novel, I’Gabriel.


Dominic has written for The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Mail-on-Sunday, The Independent, The Sun, Daily Mirror and a raft of trade journals. He has written comedy material for household names like Sir David Frost, Bob Monkhouse, Harry Enfield and Lenny Henry. He has written key-note speeches for CEO’s and sports celebrities and he wrote two episodes of Warren for ITV, the UK’s very first fully animated sit-com. He is married to Nikki and they have four sons and a dog. They live in West London, in a house which is messier than he would like and where laundry is a constant bone of contention.



Dan Antopolski




Dan Antopolski is an award-winning comedian and comic actor.


Dan recently shot a role in feature film Paddington 2. His previous acting and TV credits include I Live with Models (Comedy Central), Time Gentlemen Please (Sky1), feature film The Da Vinci Code, The Stand-up Show (BBC1), The World Comedy Tour (Comedy Central) and regular role, Jeffers, in Hyperdrive (BBC2). He has also appeared regularly on CBBC; he was the title character in The Dare Devil and a panellist on The Dog Ate My Homework.


2017 was an exciting year for Dan as a comic; he returned to the Edinburgh Festival with a brand new stand up show after a 7 year hiatus. The Return of the Dan Antopolski received fantastic reviews, including **** from The Sunday Times and The List, and a spot in The Guardian’s ‘Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe’.


For his previous shows Dan has received Perrier Award Nominations both for Best Newcomer and Best Show. He also won the BBC New Comedy Award and in 2009 he won the Dave Best Joke Award. He has performed at the biggest international comedy festivals with appearances at Montreal, Melbourne and New York.


During his break from stand-up, Dan performed with critically acclaimed sketch group Jigsaw, alongside Tom Craine and Nat Luurtsema. They enjoyed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival, headlined Sketchorama (BBC Radio 4), were series regulars on Live At The Electric (BBC3), and recorded two series of their own show, Jigsaw, for BBC Radio 4.


 Dan’s radio credits also include Quote Unquote (BBC Radio 4), Stephen K Amos: Life, An Idiot’s Guide (BBC Radio 4), 7 Day Saturday with Al Murray (BBC Radio 5 Live), The Simon Day Show (BBC Radio 4), and Tim Minchin’s Strings (BBC Radio 4).


As a voiceover artist Dan has featured in campaigns for Nestlé, Toyota, Drench Water and Vodafone.



Sean McLoughlin




Sean McLoughlin is an acclaimed stand-up comedian and writer based in London, described as “The best comedian you haven’t heard of” by Time Out and “an impassioned and uniquely brilliant talent” by The List. He has performed on several U.K. tours and provided tour support for Ricky Gervais on his international ‘Humanity’ tour and for Bill Burr at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as for the likes of Doug Stanhope and Katherine Ryan.


 Sean has made appearances on Stand-Up Central, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store and fronted a 5-part series for Vice, as well as filming a set for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and a small part in the Netflix sitcom ‘After Life’


A regular on the U.K. circuit, Sean has also headlined shows across Europe and North America and made appearances at comedy festivals worldwide, as well as performing six acclaimed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. His debut album ‘Support Act’ was released by 800lb Gorilla Records


Sean’s previous podcast ‘Heal Your Wounds’ was nominated for a Chortle Award, and he is the most frequent guest on ‘Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius’ on Sirius XM. His current podcast is called ‘Sean & Eliot Read The Bible’ and can be found wherever podcasts are found.





Braughing’s favourite idiot returns, this month to host the show...


Reluctant Messiah, Man of The People, ‘O’ Level Woodwork.


Otiz Cannelloni combines the illusion of magic and the wit of stand up to produce a hybrid comic creation. With a mind more suited to testing crash helmets, his performance fluctuates between sheer genius and downright stupidity. Just when you suspect he doesn’t have a clue, Cannelloni removes all doubt.


When this man is on stage the dressing room empties, as the rest of the comics rush to watch and learn from his mistakes. It’s taken years of practice to make something so simple look so difficult.


Despite various television appearances – The Stand Up Show BBC 1 - Stuff The White Rabbit BBC 2 - producers are prepared to forgive and forget, mostly forget. Still, there’s always the alloment - if it stops raining!


Voted most popular act to appear at Ludgershall's Comedy Club ever.



“Master of Mirth and Minimalist Magic …Delightful.” TIME OUT

“A magical Wag. Bewitching.” THE GUARDIAN

“Sheer hilarity that clearly no one wanted to see end.” THE STAGE


“Don’t we have laws against this sort of thing?” SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

“The highlight of the night....the downbeat patter is exemplary, full of self-deprecating asides and splendidly daft one-liners.” CHORTLE