WHATS ON/ TICKETS/ INFO: 07795 397957

Comedy Night at the Venue continues with Britain's best comedians.

Headliner - Junior Simpson with support from local legend Dippy Dippinson

With his infectious energy and huge stage presence it is easy to see why Junior Simpson is a circuit favourite.  Simpson has a boundless joy and exuberance that has audiences hooked with hilarity.   A true observational comic Simpson finds his humour in the everyday and humdrum with anecdotes of his world travels as a comedian adding a personal originality to his set. Although mischevious and daring, Simpson is never crass or crude and can tailor his set to suit any audience making him a favourite for warm up, TV and corporate work.

“My highlight was Junior Simpson. A vigorous raconteur and vibrant mimic with lots to say. Watch that Man!” The Guardian
“The new Lenny Henry”  The Times
“His material is excellent”  Daily Mail
“Simpson's irresistible energy and evangelical delivery can engage the most jaded of room” Chortle

Hosted by Local Cumbrian Comedian - John Lebbon

Tickets - Early Bird £5/£4 NUS - Advance £7.50/£5 NUS On the Door £10/£7.50 NUS - Doors open 7pm

FRI 3RD JUN

Target Wrestling returns to The Venue in Carlisle on Saturday 11th June.

"DELICIOUS" DANNY HOPE IS BEST OF BRITISH! 

The next British Superstar added to Best of British 2 on Saturday 11th June at The Venue in Carlisle is none other than Mr Tassletastic, "Delicious" Danny Hope! Another huge addition to an already stacked card featuring the Target débuts of "The Wonderkid" Jonny Storm, Jody Fleisch, Johnny Moss & Polo Promotions! Plus lots lots more

Tickets for our next show at The Venue in Carlisle on Saturday 14th May are on sale NOW through Ringside World at the link below priced at just £15 for Ringside (FRONT ROW, ONLY 15 LEFT!!!), £10 for General Admission or you can get a Group of 4 ticket for just £34 when booked in advance!

FRONT ROW SEATS £15! 
GENERAL SEATING JUST £10
GROUP OF 4 TICKET JUST £34

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

SAT 11TH JUNE

Comedy Night at the Venue continues with Britain's best comedians.

Headliner - JellyBean Martinez & Brendan Riley

Jellybean Martinez is a Spanish pop star who works an audience like no other. He’s an explosive, high energy act; jam-packed full of camp nonsense and leaves an indelible mark on any punters mind!

“Latino lothario Jellybean Martinez is the icing on a very tasty cake”
The Skinny

There’s nothing bland or predictable about this stand-up comic.  Brendan’s Liverpudlian accent and lively blend of anecdotes, gags and inspired improvisation bring a refreshing blast of cheerful North Western humour and make him a sought after host and headline act at major comedy venues, universities and festivals.

Incredibly refreshing” **** Metro

Hosted by Local Cumbrian Comedian - John Lebbon

Tickets - Early Bird £5/£4 NUS - Advance £7.50/£5 NUS On the Door £10/£7.50 NUS - Doors open 7pm

FRI 1ST JUL

TARGET ROCKS!

From the people who bring you Target Wrestling, this is TARGET ROCKS, a brand new exciting Rock Night that will be taking place in Carlisle in 2016!

PSYKO DALEK ARE COMING TO TARGET ROCKS!

GET READY TO CRANK IT UP!!!

On Saturday 9th July, at The Venue in Carlisle for the first ever Target Rocks event, we're kicking things off in a big way, Glasgow nu-metal sensation, PSYKO DALEK are coming to Target Rocks! Not only are Psyko Dalek Fred Durst's favourite British band (TRUE FACT), they have also emabarked on a full European tour with Limp Bizkit and played shows alongside bands such as Skindred, Clutch, Soil and many many more!

We are very very excited to make this announcement, and we have many more to come!

HOWS THAT FOR STARTERS?

We promise the biggest Rock Night Carlisle has seen for a very very long time!!! You asked for it, WE'RE DOING IT!!!

SAT 9TH JUL

Comedy Night at the Venue continues with Britain's best comedians.

Headliner - Daliso Chaponda

Daliso began his comedy career in Canada with the acclaimed one man show ‘Feed This Black Man’. Subsequent appearances across Canada followed (highlights include The Just For Laughs Festival 2005 & CBC Television’s ‘Crossing The Main’).

“It takes a special kind of act to work on both sides of the Atlantic (as well as across Africa), but it seems an easy transition as he compels the crowd with his racial and socially insightful comedy. Every sentence he ends results in helpless laughter from the audience.”
News & Star, Carlisle

“A stand up comedian with raw Eddie Murphy confidence, cheek and super-polished style.” Nerve, Liverpool

Hosted by Local Cumbrian Comedian - John Lebbon

Tickets - Early Bird £5/£4 NUS - Advance £7.50/£5 NUS On the Door £10/£7.50 NUS - Doors open 7pm

FRI 5TH AUG

Comedy Night at the Venue continues with Britain's best comedians.

Headliner - Pat Monahan

Patrick started off on the glamorous Irish/Iranian/Geordie stand-up circuit where he developed his warm, friendly, lively story telling style.

He is a comedy festival regular and has performed his solo shows in cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leicester and Manchester and also at most major venues throughout the UK, year round.

He has appeared on numerous Television shows from BBC1, 2, 3 to ITV1 and 2, C4, Channel 5, Sky 1 and UKTV, as a presenter, guest interviewee, panel member and performer on shows such as:
BBC 1's Bafta award winning 'Friday Night Jonathan Ross', "The Catherine Tate Show", and "The Kumars at No.42".

"Monahan's tightrope walk between laughter and embarrassment, singles him out as a Star-In-the-making" Daily Telegraph

Hosted by Local Cumbrian Comedian - John Lebbon

Tickets - Early Bird £5/£4 NUS - Advance £7.50/£5 NUS On the Door £10/£7.50 NUS - Doors open 7pm

FRI 2ND SEP

Comedy Night at the Venue continues with Britain's best comedians.

Headliner - Steve Royle

Steve Royle is an actor, writer, comedian, juggler, and a regular presenter on BBC Radio Lancashire. His Saturday morning 9 til 12 show means he is now a treat for both cochlea and cornea alike.

Last year saw Steve’s stand-up work go ballistic. He is a regular headline act at The Comedy Store and other “alternative” venues, performed alongside Steve Coogan & Peter Kay at the Apollo Theatre Manchester, and landed a role in channel 4’s “Max & Paddy’s Road To Nowhere”. In addition, he appeared in “The Laughter Show” at the North Pier Blackpool with more traditional comics Mick Miller, Roy Walker, & Duncan Norvelle. He also appeared on Granada Programmes “Behind The Scene” and “That’s Entertainment” (with Cannon and Ball) and was voted “Entertainer of the Year” at the inaugural Red Rose Awards.

"Every sentence he says ends up resulting in helpless laughter from the audience." Daily Telegraph

Hosted by Local Cumbrian Comedian - John Lebbon

Tickets - Early Bird £5/£4 NUS - Advance £7.50/£5 NUS On the Door £10/£7.50 NUS - Doors open 7pm

FRI 7TH OCT

Comedy Night at the Venue continues with Britain's best comedians.

Headliner - Barbara Nice

Janice was spotted by Peter Kay as Barbara at The North West new act final – that he had won the previous year (Other winners include Caroline Aherne John Thompson and Dave Spikey ).

He asked her to be in his new TV series “That Peter Kay thing” and she then went on to star in both series of “Phoenix Nights “ as god fearing Holy Mary .Oher Tv includes playing Peter`s mum In Coronation Street .”Max and Paddy “as Holy Mary again - Dave Spikey`s “Dead Man Weds “as Carole and BBc 2`s skating rink comedy ”Thin Ice"

Mrs. Barbara Nice is a much loved headline act throughout Britain – Mother of Five from Stockport she believes in bargains and getting the most out of life –Ergonomically correct she doesn`t drive and travels the country by National Express coach –her husband knows nothing of her burgeoning comedy career –he thinks she`s either at Bingo or dog sitting.

You're guarenteed the best night out with a woman old enough to be your mother that you`ve had in a long time“. British Theatre Stage

Hosted by Local Cumbrian Comedian - John Lebbon

Tickets - Early Bird £5/£4 NUS - Advance £7.50/£5 NUS On the Door £10/£7.50 NUS - Doors open 7pm

FRI 4TH NOV