COMEDY MASH @unionmashup Thurs 4th Feb @Hull_Comedy @peter_brush @ToplessCantrill @Garyjcomedy



Our brilliant headliner for this evening is the amazing Peter Brush, an incredible act with amazing comedy talents.

We are opening the show with a first for comedy mash. We have the brilliant comedy play ‘Captivated’ written by John Gilbert that debuted in the comedy festival and was highly rated.

A highly distinctive performer and deft writer of finely crafted jokes, Peter Brush unassumingly takes the stage with his slight bespectacled frame and scruffy hair, before consummately conquering it with an arsenal of razor sharp quirky one-liners and peerlessly original routines, all delivered in an amusingly awkward fashion.

Along with support from

Chris Cantrill

Lance Kristian

Gary Jennison

And a short set from THE LIVE NAKED IDIOTS

DOORS: 7:30 ENTRY: £3  Performance 8.00pm

Peter has been a finalist in a variety of local and national comedy competitions including the BBC New Comedy Award 2013, as well as winning the Harrogate Comedian of the Year 2012. He has also written for BBC Radio 4’s ‘The News Quiz’, ‘The Show What You Wrote’ and ‘Newsjack’, and has supported Arthur Smith and Stephen K Amos on tour.

In 2015 he performed his debut solo hour ‘Older Than The Oldest Dog That Ever Lived’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving 4*+ reviews. That year he also performed as part of the prestigious ‘Big Value’ showcase run by Just The Tonic.

‘compellingly hilarious.. first-class gag writing… an original and achingly funny voice’ ****1/2 – Chortle, Aug 2015

‘unique observations and connections that stand-ups crave’ – The Guardian

‘an imaginative use of language and obtuse angles of thought that produce distinctive and eclectic gags…his best lines are inspired’ – Steve Bennett, Chortle

‘clever and original’ – Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke

‘Yorkshire’s answer to Woody Allen’ – Harrogate Advertiser

‘Wonderfully original writing, delivered with a distinctive delivery’ – Ten Feet Tall Comedy


Captivated: A dark comedy Four people tied to chairs at the mercy of a sadistic serial killer. comedy gold right?! Having been performed as the opening show of Hull Comedy Festival 2015, Captivated is returning for one night only for an audience to enjoy the twisted passage of terror. Written by and starring John Gilbert with Zoe Hughes, Paula Branton and Steve Willis.

“Very funny, captivating & beautifully acted. John Gilbert is a sick puppy.” Burnsy, BBC Radio Humberside.


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