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Top comics set for gag festival

By Gainsborough Target  |  Posted: June 01, 2012

  • DEBRA-JANE APPELBY

  • HARRIET DYER

  • FREDDIE FARRELL

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TWO female stand-up comediennes share top billing at Trinity Arts Club's latest gag festival later this month.

Debra-Jane Appelby and Harriet Dyer bring a fresh approach to the Hoot Comedy Club at the Gainsborough venue.

They will be joined on the programme on Thursday, June 14, by Freddie Farrell and ever-present resident MC Elliot J Huntley.

Rave reviews have followed Debra-Jane Appelby, who is rapidly becoming one of the funniest turns on the circuit.

And she has won critical acclaim as the winner of both the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and Funny Women Comedy Award as seen on Paramount's The World Stands Up.

She will be previewing material from her forthcoming Edinburgh Festival show The Peter Pan Generation.

Harriet Dyer – dubbed as "one to watch" by the Guardian – is known as a stand-up heroine on E4's Big Brother's Big Mouth.

The Laughter Lounge Award winner will be arriving in Gainsborough fresh from a week of shows at many of New York's most prestigious comedy clubs.

Freddie Farrell has some lovely gags and he really delves into some dark areas.

But his 'cheeky-chappy' demeanour can carry him through the darkest of subject matter.

Elliot J Huntley's publicity material describes him as possessing "the relaxed and unhurried stage persona of a born story-teller who can keep an audience hanging on his words – even when he isn't telling any jokes."

Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm show.

Admission is £7 on the door or £6 in advance from the box office on (01427) 676655.

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