MY Comedy Nights aim to put on comedy nights that provide solid comedy entertainment in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Acts lined to perform over the next few months include some of the best female comics currently working on the UK circuit such as Zoe Lyons, Shazia Mirza, Mrs Barbara Nice and Jen Brister. MY Comedy Nights also raise money for various charities. in addition, MY Comedy organises shows for the Shout Festival, Coventry Pride and the Bradford Literary Festival.
The London night raises money for the Helen Bamber Foundation. Since 2010 I have organized a series of benefit nights for the charity in association with the actor, Emma Thompson. The nights have raised almost £20,000 and have featured comics such as Jo Brand, Jenny Éclair, Hattie Hayridge, Lucy Porter, Shelagh Martin, Angie McEvoy, Jade the Folk Singer and Shazia Mirza.
The Birmingham show raises money for Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid. So far we have raised over £4,000 for the Birmingham charity. The Coventry night will also raise money for CRASAC (Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre).
The London night runs the first Thursday of every month at the Retro Bar, 2 George Court, WC2N 6HH. Doors open at 19:00 with the show starting at 20:00. Tickets are £10/£8. Tickets are available via www.wegottickets.com/mycomedy.
The Birmingham night runs every second Wednesday at the Kitchen Garden Café, 17 York Road, Birmingham, B14 7SA. Doors: 19:00. Show: 20:00 Tickets £10/£8. As the show generally sells out, it is advisable to book tickets in advance. Tickets can be reserved with the venue at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0121 443 4725.
Nights run by Maureen have won rave reviews:
“This was the warmest comedy room I’ve ever walked into. …… a warm and relaxing environment in which to watch some very funny women.” (www.gingerbeer.co.uk)
“A good event to go to with your girlfriends”(www.spoonfed.co.uk),
“a huge hit” (Birmingham Mail)
“A quality comedy night with genuinely funny acts and a super-friendly relaxed atmosphere.” (www.divamag.co.uk)
“hilarious night packed full of headline acts” (Solihull News)
“welcoming, friendly and inclusive…varied and enjoyable evening”
(Leicester Comedy Scene)