Stand-up comedy comes to the historic Grade II listed bottle kiln of Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, Swadlincote on Friday 29th April, 8pm! Sharpe’s, in association with Laffalot Promotions will be bringing established Edinburgh Fringe acts to Swadlincote for an evening full of entertainment! Featuring Paul Savage, Adele Cliff and John Newton, it’s an evening not to be missed!

Award winning comedian and cartoonist Paul Savage will be your MC for the evening and is widely regarded as one of the sharpest MC’s on the circuit! Paul has had 7 sell out Edinburgh shows, sell out runs at the Adelaide Fringe and the Melbourne Comedy Festival and has performed all over the UK. He’s also won “Top 10 Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe” award from The Guardian, The Mirror and Esquire!

Adele Cliff has performed at the last 5 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals including a sell out run in 2021 and is the reigning/pundisputed UK Pun Champion and the only person to be named amongst Dave’s ‘Funniest Jokes of the Fringe’ four years running! She’s also had two jokes in The Telegraph’s best ’50 jokes of the fringe from the last 10 years’ list.

Adele has provided tour support for Milton Jones and twice been named one of Funny Women’s One’s to Watch. She has gigged internationally and has also been heard on BBC Radio 4 extra and BBC Radio 5 Live and performed live on the BBC Edinburgh Fringe main stage, as well as guesting in podcasts including Mystery on the Rocks and BBC Knock Knock. Her writing credits include BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and Newsjack.

A stalwart of the circuit, John Newton began his career in 2003 and has fast became known for his inventive writing, covering a wide spectrum of subjects from the surreal to the hard hitting. He’s played all the big weekend clubs including; The Glee, Up the Creek, Frog & Bucket, Jongleurs, The Comedy Lounge, Highlights, Komedia and The Stand. “John does not require gimmicks or stage characters as he has something more valuable to any comedian, brilliantly crafted original jokes” ( John remains a very strong and versatile act with probably the highest gag rate of any comic playing the UK circuit today.

Jordan Handford from Laffalot Promotions says “Bringing you some of the best acts on the circuit, this fresh approach between Laffalot Promotions and Sharpe’s Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust will bolster live events and define the footprint in the future of stand-up comedy in Swadlincote.”

Tickets are on sale now at £15 per person here. Snacks and drinks will be available to purchase from Sweet Caroline at Sharpe’s from 6pm and during the interval. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a fantastic evening of ‘Komedy in the Kiln”!

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