The Tavern

Giggles & Grub at The Tavern

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Eats and treats from 7pm & comedy prompt at 9pm  

The Tavern Comedy Club brings you another party filled evening of comedy fun featuring Matt Green, James Cook and Karen Bayley.

Do note that line up may be subject to change


James Cook

‘Not to be confused with the explorer, the bass player in the Arctic Monkeys, a character off of Skins, the BBC’s Scotland correspondent, the Australian Rules footballer, the boxer, the square in Middlesbrough, the University in Queensland or the type of Mercedes Mini-van’.

‘An award-winning commercial radio presenter and stand-up comedian his laid back attitude, dry sense of humour and sharp tongue are a rare mix that always fascinates his audiences’ (Funhouse Comedy). You can often find him performing at clubs such as The Glee, Jongleurs, Komedia among others, and he’s a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe, either doing stand-up, or performing shows about board gaming.

His act has been described as “truly original” (Danny Wallace (off of the telly)), whereas he’s been called “suave and chirpy” by that publishing powerhouse, the Bromsgrove Advertiser, and a “sarcastic raconteur” by the Leeds Metro.

For some reason, this means that he has been likened to “the future Frank Skinner” (Birmingham Metro) and “Dylan Moran’s younger brother” (The Stage). How this is possible remains a mystery.


Karen Bayley

Delightfully saucy, her friendly and confident stage presence, combined with a killer wit, an infectious giggle and some devastating one-liners make her a comedic force to be reckoned with a warm and welcoming with a delightfully saucy and spiky edge, her bold, no nonsense attitude strikes a perfect pitch with men and women alike.

Karen can be seen performing at all the established clubs and bookers across the UK and has recently been supporting Joe Lycett on his tour.

 “Bayley’s material surprises with inspired and sparkling punchlines…with comic timing that is rarely less than brilliant. An assured performer who doesn’t have much trouble getting audiences laughing.” ­- Chortle

“I saw her recently and she blew my socks off. Funny in her own right, she was brilliant, clever and she’s gonna be huge.” BBC Online.

“Likeable headstrong persona- packing a considerable performing punch.” The List


Matt Green

Matt Green has been performing stand-up comedy for well over a decade, and has appeared at venues all over the UK and internationally. He has taken six solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and two to the Camden Fringe, and has written for and appeared in many TV and radio shows, including The News Quiz, The Now Show, Cabin Pressure, Inspector Steine, Cradle to Grave, Fresh Meat, Comedy Showcase, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Comedy Lab, Casualty, Doctors and EastEnders. He also appeared in the films Finding Neverland and Ali G: Indahouse.

“Really funny” **** (The Scotsman)
“Classic stand up expertly delivered” **** (Broadway Baby)
“A perfectly paced hour” **** (The List)
“Fast, fluent and very funny stand up” **** (Venue)