Resident host MARK OLVER introduces double headliners JARRED CHRISTMAS and ANDREW BIRD for what promises to be an entertaining night of comedy.

JARRED CHRISTMAS has a unique style that deftly mixes gags with storytelling. He has a dynamic onstage persona and the ability to improvise and roll with anything that’s thrown his way, making his comedy sizzle with originality. Full of passion and charisma, Jarred takes the audience on a hilarious thrill ride of laughs and gasps with an edge of anger that manifests itself in his incredible rants against the small things in our lives. His confidence leaves the audience secure in the knowledge that they are in very capable hands. His material is strong and distinctive, drawn from life experience and random happenings.

ANDREW BIRD is one of the unsung heroes of the UK comedy circuit, appearing at all of the country’s major clubs. He’s a brilliant headline act who has supported Jon Richardson, Rhod Gilbert and Lee Hurst on their national tours. Andrew is a regular warm-up artist for TV shows including Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Room 101, Have I Got News For You and Pointless. He’s also a much in demand writer, having written for series including 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks.

MARK OLVER, widely regarded as the country’s finest compere, is our resident MC for 2016. His TV warm-up credits include The Last Leg, Have I Got News For You, Jonathan Ross, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Stand Up for the Week, The Vicar of Dibley and Deal or No Deal. He has also supported Russell Howard and Lee Mack on their national tours.