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Why The Long Face? Comedy Club

  • The Black Horse 68 Front Street Whitley Bay, England, NE25 8DP United Kingdom (map)

Why The Long Face? Comedy Club @ The Black Horse returns for it's second installment on Friday 4th May 2018.

MIKE WILKINSON / KAREN BAYLEY / LEE KYLE / MIKE MILLIGAN

After the SELL OUT debut of Why The Long Face? Comedy Club WE ARE BACK - and our line-up is AMAZING!

MASTER OF CEREMONIES - MIKE WILKINSON

Full to the brim with down to earth Northern charm, Mike takes a bemused glance at the world and then throws it a smile. The laughs come thick and fast with Wilkinson’s dry humour and razor sharp wit.

A professional comic for over 10 years, Micheal has supported Peter Kay, Johnny Vegas, Ross Noble and others, and headlines comedy clubs across the country.

Mike is also an accomplished pianist and guitarist.

VIDEO CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMGX2gYVOY4

KAREN BAYLEY

Karen Bayley is a midlands based act hailing from Birmingham. Karen has been on the circuit for over a decade. She made a name for herself early on in her career reaching the semi-final of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards and was later crowned the winner of the 2001 Komedia New Act prize, Karen Bayley followed by becoming the first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award as well as reaching the finals of both the BBC New Comedy Awards Showcase and Babycham Funny Women.

Delightfully saucy, her friendly and confident stage presence, combined with a killer wit, an infectious giggle and some devastating one-liners make her a comedic force to be reckoned with a warm and welcoming with a delightfully saucy and spiky edge, her bold, no nonsense attitude strikes a perfect pitch with men and women alike.

VIDEO CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqAWqMwobPc

LEE KYLE

Described by the BBC as a 'top up-and-coming comedy performer', Lee Kyle has spend much of his life on a never ending quest to never have a proper job.

He was in an all male Spice Girls tribute act before spending a decade as a professional wrestler and then trying his hand at stand-up.

Managing the difficult trick of being both odd and relatable, his jokes veer between the clever and the silly and deliver more than their fair share of belly laughs.

He has written for Radio 4 and appeared on BBC Radio's Jesting About as well as 4 Extra's 'History of Geordie Comedy' and wrote and starred in a sketch for ITV's coverage of the Rugby World Cup and CBBC's Wolfblood premiere.

He host the successful 'Which is the Best?' podcast and has a Youtube video with 2.5 million views, on which most of the comments are from American's telling him they can't understand his accent.

“Quirky and original - the highlight of the night” - Giggle Beats

“Very funny” - Manchester Evening News

“Had everyone on their feet - Sublimely ridiculous.” - Northern Echo

VIDEO CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3iM4Vgzqys

MIKE MILLIGAN

Newcastle-born Mike Milligan is an established name on the Jongleurs/Highlight circuit, where he is a regular compere. He also works frequently as an after-dinner speaker.

But this former teacher's biggest claim to fame is probably providing the voice for Sid The Sexist in the animated video of Viz comic's celebrated creation.

VIDEO CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynGM6tcaQBk