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Comedy Night at 1331 with Luke McQueen
Thu May 16 @ 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm£10
For the sixth time York’s funniest comedy night (I’ve decided) is back. With headliner Luke McQueen.
Luke McQueen is a stand up comedian, writer, performer and actor. He is a critically acclaimed, maverick of the Edinburgh fringe. Luke made his name with anarchic youtube series’ #GetSarahBack and #FindMyAudience, and for his audacious publicity stunts. He has a series for the BBC currently on iPlayer, The Luke McQueen Pilots made with Talkback. The series was nominated for a National Television Award and described as a ‘delirious’ best TV pick in The Guardian. Luke will be appearing in A Brief History of Tim in 2019 in a guest lead role.
‘Nervous laughs at the unpredictability of a lunatic merge into heartier guffaws for his bold set pieces, raw potency and inspired ideas’ Chortle
‘McQueen knows the rules of comedy and he enjoys burning them’ Broadway Baby
‘A monstrously overgrown baby that has burst free of its play-pen…McQueen makes the room crackle with life’ The Guardian
“A comic you should definitely see immediately is Luke McQueen… Impeccable timing and a grandmaster of chaos” Edinburgh Evening News
“To spend an hour when it feels like genuinely anything can happen is a real treat” The List
“A true maverick” The Scotsman
“He really feels like an undiscovered treasure. His anarchic and confrontational style is far from mainstream, but Luke McQueen is rapidly beginning to be regarded as a minor deity of the alternative comedy scene” The Wee review
Supported by Pixels Green
“We Built This City” by Starship, but roughly sketched as a person in charcoal.
And Phil Smith
Since graduating from comedy school Philip has told jokes all over the country. He was always the bridesmaid and never the bride in comedy competitions getting to finals but missing out. That changed in 2018 when he made 300 people in the north east (who had been out for blood) laugh so much that he won Beat the gong!
His act has been described as “a very clever set” that he has a “lively stage presence” and he can win over the “audience completely with his take on parenthood and boy bands”.
Tickets are £10 in advance, but online or at 1331. £12 on the door so BUY IN ADVANCE