Guest post by Sue Davenport
Guest post by Sue Davenport
Chesterfield’s own Stagedive Comedy Club, exclusively held at Real Time Live, Marsden Street, is celebrating its first anniversary with an extravaganza evening on 8th September!
With not one but THREE top headliners, the evening is likely to sell out as Stagedive has grown steadily in popularity amongst Derbyshire comedy-lovers prepared for an evening full of laughs.
Opening its doors for the first time with a fully-seated comedy show back in September 2015, Stagedive is the brainchild of local stand-up comedian Jared Shooter.
Shooter is not only making a name for himself on the UK comedy circuit but is also responsible for bringing these exciting acts to our doorstep. As the resident compere at Stagedive, his role is to warm up the anticipatory crowd and introduce each act with his own inimitable style of comedy.
“The concept of Stagedive is about finding some of the best and up-and-coming talent on the circuit and putting them together in a mix of styles, resulting in a top quality event,” he explains.
“I’ve been performing stand-up for 4 years now, and have made some great contacts – so I thought, why not create regular nights to showcase their talents in front of a friendly audience, giving Chesterfield folk a great night out in the process?”
Chesterfield has become a favourite location for A-list comedians including John Bishop, Jimmy Carr and Jason Manford in recent years, with all three commenting how much they love the great welcome they receive each time they visit. The regular Stagedive events at Real Time Live are now giving Chesterfield residents the chance to see some of the newest and funniest comedians in an intimate, relaxed venue.
In addition to host and compere Shooter, the special first anniversary gig includes three joint headliners:
Sully was declared a highlight of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival by The NZ Herald as well as a highlight of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival by The Scotsman. He’s also been featured on Australian TV’s The Comedy Channel, hosted a sellout standup tour of Croatia, won Canada’s annual Improvaganza Tournament, and completed two UK national tours supporting cult Heavy Metal Comic Steve Hughes.
Fresh and unique, it’s a pleasure to spend time in Harriet’s company as she weaves her surreal and hilarious tales. An inimitable raconteur, it’s easy to see how this new act is making a big noise. Harriet already has heads turning with her baffling tales of a misspent youth, and bewildering personal tales that are so ridiculous, they must be true.
With his unique brand of sarcastic observations and witty lines, Ignacio offers audiences a taste of what it’s like to be the outsider. Often combining music and comedy, he parodies famous songs to show cultural differences with hilarious results. With appearances on Spanish television, Ignacio beat thousands of comedians in 2011 to appear in the final 10 on ITV1’s ‘Show Me The Funny’ in the UK.
The final word must go to Jared Shooter:
“I’m really excited about this particular line-up and would encourage anyone who hasn’t been before to come along,” he enthuses. “With the unpredictable nature of comedy, anything can – and will – happen, often with hilarious results. Better still, Stagedive nights are always on a Thursday, so they’re ideal for getting you in the mood for the weekend!”
Resident Stage Dive Comedy Club compere Jared Shooter returns to Real Time Live on Wednesday 1st June 2016 to introduce three of the best acts on the comedy circuit. (more…)
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Last year Dan was special guest on Joe Satriani’s UK and European tour, and the year before that he opened for Bruce Springsteen in front of 64,000 people at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Real Time Live may be better known for bringing a wide range of live music to Chesterfield and the surrounding area – but the first Stagedive Comedy Club in October was such a success that another night of laughter will be kicking off soon. (more…)