red herring comedy club 11. FebruaryFeb. 2023 08:00pm


Red Herring Comedy Club

Saturday 11th February 2023
Doors 7pm | Start Time 8pm
Tickets | £15.50 (+ booking fee) or £17 on the door
This event is for 18s and over.

The audience for this show will be seated

All ticket sales handled by See Tickets.

Headlining February is Nina Gilligan, who is sometimes outrageous, always hilarious with a charming, loveable persona which belies an acerbic wit. 2021 saw her crowned as the WINNER of the prestigious Leicester Mercury Award and being a finalist in English Comedian of The Year in previous year’s.

Recent work includes a sell-out show ‘Late Developer’ at Leicester Comedy Festival which also had a packed run The Edinburgh Fringe 2022. Recent Tour Support includes Jason Manford, Clinton Baptiste and Rachel Fairburn. Described as ‘A Gem of the Circuit’ and with an ability to ‘Transcend age barriers effortlessly’ she continues to rise through the comedy ranks.

“A bolshier Mrs Merton she's not one to suffer fools lightly so watch out for a razor-sharp wit used at will.” The Skinny

Dan Tiernan is a 26-year-old, gay, Mancunian with dyspraxia. He’s a high-energy act with a gag-heavy set all about his weird and chaotic life.

As seen on Rosie Jones's Disability Comedy Extravaganza (Dave).

Chortle Awards, Best Newcomer (2022) - Nominee
North West Comedy Awards, Break Through Act of the Year (2021) - Winner
Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year (2021) - Third Place
West Didsbury Comedy Festival New Comedian of the Year (2021) - Winner
Frog and Bucket, Beat The Frog World Series (2020) - Winner

"Raucously entertaining" The Guardian
"Born Funny. Most exciting talent to emerge from the North recently." Frog and Bucket Comedy Club

Hayley Ellis is a former regular sight gag contributor for the Russell Howard's Good News television programme. (Avalon Television) and has appeared on MTV’s “Why aye love Geordie Shore” and “Comedy Set Lists” for Virgin television. She can also sometimes be heard on your wireless. (Absolute Radio) and her sketches and jokes have appeared on Newsjack (Radio 4).

"Brilliantly funny and a joy to watch" - Sarah Millican
"Sharp, clever, and very funny" - The Sunday Post
"Edinburgh Fringe: Best 21 jokes told at the festival in the last decade" - The Mirror

MC-ing the evening is Pete Otway. Fast becoming a regular MC at Docks Academy and always on the mark funny. Award-winning comedian Pete Otway is known for packing gags into hilarious stories and telling them with razor-sharp wit and an affable charm.

*Please note, the line-up is subject to change.

Tickets are now on sale priced at £15.50 (when purchased in advance) or £17 on the door.

All of our ticket sales are handled by Seetickets’ policy is that all tickets are non-refundable unless, during the checkout process, you pay extra to protect your tickets. In this event, you will be able to claim a refund from Seetickets so long as the reason for your cancellation is covered by the policy (please check the small print). Docks Academy is unable to process refunds in all circumstances. Please note, that these events are for people aged 18 and over. Anyone aged under 18 will be refused admission and no refunds will be issued for tickets purchased for under 18s, whether or not ticket protection has been paid for. Note that the lineup is subject to change.


Docks Academy has a wheelchair-accessible lift which provides access to the first floor. We are committed to making the venue accessible to everyone and we endeavour to accommodate all access requirements within the constraints of our historic building, and health and safety regulations. Please do contact us prior to your visit so we are aware of your access needs. Email or phone 07733 244110

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