The Comedy Bar: May

Join resident MC Jake Pickford in Luton's Hat Factory for an evening of stand-up comedy from the nation's up and coming talent.

Doors to auditorium open at 7pm, with the bar opening at 6pm
2 x 20 minute intervals

Line Up

Tom Little

Tom Little is an award-winning comedian. In 2015 he won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year (an award also won by acts such as Johnny Vegas, Jason Manford, Rhod Gilbert and Romesh Ranganathan) which he never stops banging on about. He was also a BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist and his 2018 Edinburgh show was nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Award. He plays the well-read fool, taking on hugely diverse facts, but refusing to deal with them conventionally, with a unique turn of phrase.


Inventive, unexpected and often very silly…. He surely can’t remain a hidden treasure for long.’ **** - Chortle


His elevation to TV panel show favourite is surely only a matter of time.’ **** - The Wee Review


The real deal. An instinctive comedian with oodles of charm and a quirky, frenetic intensity…. If he cuts his energy levels by 10% he could end up in movies.’ – The Spectator


A huge talent.’ - The Scotsman

Supporting Acts


Award-winning musical comedian Stylophobia will take you on a melodic journey...but probably to a burger bar off the A505. His witty ditties combined with soulful tenor warbling and 1970s electronics may well have you a`chuckling and a chortlin despite yourself.

"Funny... and unique" - Rudi Lickwood

Naomi Wattis

I am an actress, writer, improviser and stand up. I trained at LAMDA and I'm currently at the National School of Film and Television studying writing and producing comedy for the screen. I have a lot of experience on stage both as an actress and a stand up as well as having featured in TV dramas such as "Unforgotten". I am currently writing my third sitcom pilot and have a regular writing feature in Backstage Magazine.


Jacob Hatton

High energy, original stand up with a silly twist.

"Endorphin milking titterfest" - Mumble
"Attuned to the human psyche" - Broadway Baby
"Very funny" - John Kearns

Darren Griffiths

A comedian, radio personality and podcaster born and raised in Harlow, to Jamaican parents, he has a blend of Caribbean confidence and Essex irreverence. Flagrant, thought-provoking and funny.

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