Media Release: Lancastrian comedian, Dan Nightingale, to entertain Glasgow with killer punchlines


INTERNATIONAL comedian, Lancastrian socialite and circuit legend, Dan Nightingale, heads to Glasgow on Friday 28 August to headline Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate.

Mixing fiendishly accurate observation with energetic characterisations and killer punchlines, Nightingale’s comedy is original, playful, intelligent, poignant and exciting; sometimes ridiculous… but always hilarious.

As well as developing his reputation as a top-class circuit headliner and in-demand MC and host, he has also done regular TV warm-up for the likes of Jonathan Ross, John Bishop and Celebrity Juice. His comedy podcast, Dan Nightingale’s In The House, is available on iTunes.

The regular crowd-pleaser, whose musings have warmth and easy-going charm, will be joined on stage by Micky Bartlett, one of Ireland’s brightest rising stars, and the downbeat and whimsical Phil Wang.

Scott Agnew, the 6’5” powerhouse from Glasgow will be taking on the compering duties, making sure the audience have a fantastic night and the evening runs smoothly.

Widely hailed as one of the funniest and fastest rising stars on the live stand-up circuit, Northern Irish comedian, Micky Bartlett (from BBC NI’s Monumental), will be taking time out from the Edinburgh Fringe to entertain Glasgow with his unabashed and hilarious observations of life, the world, and the people in it.

“One of the most consistently funny people I’ve ever worked with… In years to come, people will be talking about the time they first saw Micky Bartlett.” (Adam Hills).

Phil Wang, “master of the intellectual dick joke” (Time Out), who has a downbeat style, will also be flying in from his Edinburgh Fringe run to take on Glasgow.

Whether it’s race, family, love, satire, or sex – this suave dork is full of surprises.

His technique is flawless and his observations are astute; touching on subjects such as anxiety, the sneakiness of love, his girlfriend’s suit fetish, his half-Chinese, half-English heritage and open relationships.

Scott Agnew’s easy-going, laidback delivery and friendly approach to stand-up often lulls his audience into a false sense of security before he spins yarns of general misadventure, mixing tales that will both shock and have them laughing uncontrollably.

In recent years, Scott has taken the Scottish comedy scene by the scruff of the neck proving that gay comedy doesn’t have to be camp to be funny.

Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate brings together the very best craft beer, fearless food for the soul and strong intelligent comedy with a quality blend of up-and-coming comedians and the finest established comics in an intimate comedy club.

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Box Office details:

Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate

Compere – Scott Agnew, Micky Bartlett, Phil Wang, Headline – Dan Nightingale

Venue: Drygate Brewing Co, 85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT

Dates: Friday 28 August 2015

Time: 20:30 – 22:30 (doors open 18:00)

Tickets: £12.50 / £10 groups of six-plus

* Pre and post show dinner offer – 15 per cent off with valid ticket – must be booked in advance * Box Office: +44 (0)141 212 8815 / or

In person: Drygate Brewing Co, 85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT

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