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Thursday 9th September 2010

Now, football and comedy don't often go hand in hand but that’s about to change in Chesterfield as Chesterfield FC's B2 Net stadium hosts a night of comedy on Friday October 1st.

The Last Laugh
, Yorkshire's longest running comedy club is crossing the border, bringing a host of rising stars from the UK circuit. The Last Laugh Comedy Club has run for 18 years, and during that time has played host to the likes of Peter Kay, Russell Howard and John Bishop.

It's another first for the new stadium, but another night has been arranged for the 12th November (also a Friday).

Tickets are £12 and can be booked on the Last Laugh Booking Line:
0114 22 10 317.  Doors open 7.30pm.

So who will be appearing?



A finalist in the 2008 Chortle Student Comedy Awards and a 2009 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee, Chris has become one of the most highly sought-after acts on the UK circuit since making his debut in 2007. He regularly comperes at some of the biggest clubs in the UK including the Frog & Bucket, Leeds Hi-Fi, Hilarity Bites, Baby Blue and Last Laugh, and has supported LEE MACK, RUSSELL HOWARD, RUSSELL KANE, JENNY ECLAIR and STEPHEN K. AMOS. Chris will also be seen appearing all over the UK as support for AL MURRAY's national tour. Chris has recently returned from his critically acclaimed sell out Edinburgh Festival Show "Aggrophobic".

"Effervescent as potassium and brighter."  - Owen Amos, Northern Echo
"Sharp and quick tongued." - Natasha Tripney, The Stage


Oldham comedian Chris Roche started performing stand-up in April 2003. His cheeky tales of growing up in Oldham, the frustrations of fatherhood allied to sharp observational and topical humour have been a hit with audiences far and wide. Chris is a versatile comic who can appear anywhere on a bill and has recently supported Jason Manford on the tour of his Perrier nominated show Urban Legend. In 1999-2000 he was a topical writer on two Channel 4 comedy shows - The 11 O'clock Show and The Richard Blackwood Show. Chris was a finalist in the City Life North West Comedian of the Year 2003 & 2004.

"best act of the night by far, totally ripped the roof off" - Guardian
"Impressed with his neat, clinical delivery." - Steve Bennett, Chortle
"One inventive comedy mind ... sure-fire winner." - Comedy Balloon


Keith Carter began his stand up career in Liverpool's Orgasmic Comedy Club after half a bottle of gin, three pints of bitter and a packet of crisps (flavour unknown). He was booed off but returned a week later with the novel idea of telling some jokes and he found that the audience preferred this to the stream of abuse that he had used the previous week. He then discovered that audiences liked his gags better when told by someone else which led him to ... 'Nige'.

Nige may look like any ordinary scally (skaeli - n. Informal a scamp; rascal) but beneath his shell-suit lies a wealth of intelligent, if slightly odd, gags and stories.

Watch open mouthed as he explains how superheroes should make their money, hold back a tear as he explains his father's drug-related death (a box of Lemsips fell on him) and reel back with amazement as he travels through time before your very eyes. Failed singer/musician and doomed to a life of temping, Keith Carter is now a professional character comedian, actor and writer. His seventh comedy gig was as a finalist for the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2001, since then he has traveled throughout the world, supporting many top comics such as Ricky Gervais and Johnny Vegas and has won several awards including Liverpool Echo Comedian of the Year in 2003 and North West Breakthrough Comedian of the Year in 2005. Capital of Culture judge, Sir Jeremy Isaacs was quoted in the news as saying, 'He helped Liverpool win the bid,' after seeing Carter's comic creation and Liverpool cult hero, 'Nige' perform at the cultural bid show for the judges.

"Keith Carter almost steals the show." - The Guardian.
"A character comedian of rare skill." - The Guardian
"Surely this man will have his own show in a few years time." - Chortle
"Give this man a sitcom." - Edinburgh Evening News


Paul Sinha is a qualified GP and international stand up comic of many years standing, having performed in all major comedy clubs in the UK, as well as China, Auckland, Singapore, the Middle East, South Africa, Netherlands and Germany. Paul's second full length solo show "Saint or Sinha" received widespread critical acclaim at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was nominated for the if. comedy award (formerly the Perrier).

He has just returned from his sell out run with his new show at this year's Edinburgh Festival. Since then Paul has been in great demand, whether on TV shows such as Edinburgh and Beyond, World Stands up, Comedy Shuffle and Comedy Cuts, on Radio 4's Loose Ends and the Now Show, or his numerous contributions to Radio 5 Live and Talksport, as well as having recorded for Shane Warne's Ashes podcasts.

"Sinha's wonderfully uncluttered one-liners are delivered with the crisp clarity of cut glass, but, crucially, his set retains an engaging warmth.He doesn't so much walk the line between controversy and outrage as use it for a skipping rope.Highly original." - Metro, June 2005
"Universal anecdotes as warmly delivered as you would find anywhere ... it's a pleasure listening to him" - Steve Bennett, Chortle
"His confidence on stage was excellent and his talent for adlibbing and summoning gags off the cuff were very funny" - BBC Online
"Wonderfully inventive and intelligent" - Evening Standard
"One of the most consistently funny acts on the circuit today" - The Last Laugh Comedy Club
"A tour de force of humor and insightful observation" - BBC Online
"One of the bravest stand ups I have ever seen ... a thoroughly recommended act" -







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