Comedy Bar Unhinged: May

The power is in the hands of the audience. What makes a good stand-up comic? You decide.

Comedy Bar Unhinged puts the scoring power in your hands. We are bringing you up and coming comedians from around the country, but only one can be crowned the Unhinged Champion.

You score each comedian, anonymously of course, and the act with the highest score will win the extended headline slot in a future Unhinged performance. Will you discover the next Lee Evans or Sarah Millican?

No matter what happens, it's guaranteed to be a night to remember.

Headliner: Jonathan Price

  • Jonathan mixes observation with puns to convey his unique view of the world. His quick wits and gritty realness has been shared at comedy clubs across the UK.

Line up

Matthew Rouse

Nicholas Byard

  • Nick Byard is a civil servant who had an early mid-life crisis, decided to take up comedy and now describes himself as one of Reading's prominent citizens. Expect gags and tightly written one liners.

Leslie Gold

Stephen Young

Dave Wilder

  • Dave Wilder is one of the most exciting new one-liner comedians on the circuit today. 
    ''Dave has a ton of great jokes. Big laughs with sound delivery. Great for any comedy room.'' - West End New Act Of The Year.

Alex Leam 

  • Before he became a stand-up, Alex Leam's first showbiz career was as a mobile DJ. He dreamed of Ibiza but ended up doing weddings and pub quizzes. He came out of DJ retirement as he needed new material. His debut stand up show 'The Joy of Decks' played to a 100% full house run at the Edinburgh festival in 2021 and was nominated for 'best music show' at the 2022 Leicester Comedy Festival

Bar opens at 6pm with doors to the auditorium at 7pm.

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