Comedy club breaks even more new ground

Master of ceremonies Martin Mor in Todmorden Market.
Master of ceremonies Martin Mor in Todmorden Market.

The comedy club at Hebden Bridge has already built a solid reputation for reeling in top acts to a stylish venue.

And on Sunday it will deliver another stand-up success story as Chris McCausland, billed as “the world’s only blind comic”, visits the Old Gate bar and restaurant in the town.

Promoter Rob Riley says: “Chris chooses to talk about his disability only moderately, instead priding himself on the variety and originality of his material.”

Chris has received rave reviews from the press and fellow comedians.

Ed Byrne said: “You could almost imagine Harry Hill doing it.”

And The Times enthused: “Always excellent!”

Rob says: “Since September 2011 we’ve brought the very best in live stand-up to Hebden Bridge. Comedians from as far afield as Africa, Canada and the US have joined familiar faces from the telly and more than one award winner.

We are based at The Old Gate on the second Sunday of every month with doors opening at 7.45pm and the show starting at 8pm prompt. We usually finish not long after 10pm.”

Regular MC Martin Mor, from Todmorden, will again make the short trip along the valley to compere the evening. Admission is £8 but the nights regularly sell out in advance – so make sure you book your tickets on or collect today or tomorrow from the venue.

If you can’t make it on Sunday make a note in your diary that the next stand-up session will be on Sunday, May 12, with Nick Doody, Iain Stirling and Steve Bugeja. MC will be Martin Mor. Tel 07874 152338 or visit for full details.

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