Brixham Comedy Grove

Brixham Comedy Grove - the very best in live Stand-up Comedy!

Another night of classic professional comedy, hosted by resident MC, Cerys Nelmes, with guest comedians, Steve Day, Chris Purchase and Ingre Dahle.

Headling this month is Steve Day, a truly unique comedian - warm, witty and engaging, whilst dealing with the dilemmas of being a deaf man in a hearing world. Steve went on his first national tour back in 2006, and has since been performing across the world to critical acclaim.

Steve describes himself as Britain’s only deaf comedian, if there are any others he hasn't heard. Actually there are a couple of others who have started since he wrote that joke, but it's only a joke after all.

For the past eleven years Steve has been performing to huge laughter around the country and abroad, well they tell him the laughter was huge to humour him, he doesn't know either way.

Married with five children, a fact nothing to do with not being able to hear the word 'No', Steve has been described as 'warm and witty' by the Scotsman and has received many other rave reviews whilst performing shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. gave him five stars in 2007 for Deafy's Island Discs, a show The Sunday Times called 'Funny and Moving'. This show toured the UK in 2008, Steve's third national tour of the uk, and has been performed in several countries in Europe and translated into Italian. No-one knows why.

A familiar voice on Radio 4, Steve has appeared many times on You and Yours, was a token man on Woman's Hour, has appeared in two radio dramas, All Fingers and Thumbs with Bill Nighy, whom he punched dramatically, and Sound Barriers with Patricia Routledge and Caroline Quentin, both of whom he was prevented from punching.

A disabled performer, Steve is more concerned with success in the mainstream comedy circuit, but is happy to 'deaf it up' as necessary if the money is ok and there are sandwiches.

"Revelatory and very funny" - The Guardian
"Wonderful" - Bath Chronicle
"Warm, funny, frank and thought-provoking" - The Scotsman
"The best comedy often comes from real-life observations, something that Day had down to a T" - Brighton Argus
"A very different kind of comedy ... something which Day seems particularly proud of, and so he should be" - Three Weeks
"A hilarious, hard-of-hearing, heavenly host" - Time Out Comic's Choice
"Has a self-effacing charm which endears him to audiences" - Chortle

Check out Steve here.

Opening act is Chris Purchase. Comedy person, roughly hewn ham statue, writer, presenter, buddy cop sidekick and hater of authority figures. Chris Purchase wants you to listen to him.

Fresh from a sell out run of his new show ‘Distant’ at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, being nominated for What’s On magazine’s Best Comedian 2016 and recently hand-picked to support Reginald D. Hunter on tour, Chris is currently taking the comedy scene by storm with his mix of light hearted anecdotes and cultural satire. After going viral last year Chris’ popularity has rocketed and you can now see him performing in all of the major UK comedy clubs. Chris is also massively popular with corporate clients. Owner of Comedy 42, Staffordshire’s best regular comedy show, and Dark Times, appearing at both The Stand and The Comedy Store in 2016, Chris will soon be a household name.

“Charismatic and entertaining” – Comedy Central
“Had the crowd roaring, lapped it up . Full of energy, loud, charismatic. Lovely.” – The Stand

Ingrid Dahle blends her innate oddness with a love of British culture and unique physical comedy, reaching the final of So You Think You’re Funny, winning Brighton Comedy Festival’s inaugural Squawker Comedy Award and took her first show to Edinburgh, all within the first 18 months of performing.  Ingre was also runner up at the Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year.

Building on her success, Ingrid started a hugely successful comedy night in Brighton, Comedy Canoe, which regularly attracts the cream of the new act circuit as well as big name headliners to rave reviews.

Blessed with a fiercely creative imagination, Ingrid is now involved in expanding her comedy horizons by branching out into filmed sketches, short films and a regular podcast, all the while honing her live set and bringing her distinctive brand of beautiful weirdness to a larger audience.

She also has children that are superior to yours and owns a fantastic bicycle.

 ‘A combination of quirkiness and deft timing means she should be destined for stardom’ The Argus

Ingrid offers something genuinely different in her act...mark her out for an alternative hero of the future:" - Steve Bennett - Chortle

As ever, the delectable Cerys Nelmes is MC.

Get yourself down to the Theatre pronto and get your advance tickets (or go online at

Tickets £10 Advance (£13 on the door if available)

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