INTERNATIONAL names of comedy will be hoping to get Bolton laughing out loud.

From this weekend a new club night is being launched to bring the best of stand up from around the UK and beyond.

Comics will be finding a new home in the impressive surroundings of the town's Albert Halls.

The Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club launches tomorrow with the first in a series of nights featuring four top professional comedians.

Sponsored by Carrs Pasties, headliner for the night is Archie Kelly – best known for playing Kenny Senior in Channel 4′s Phoenix Nights.

He will be joined on the night by resident host and compere Damion Larkin who founded the nights _ which take place in 13 different venues up and down the country _ nine years ago.

He said: "There's not much comedy going on in Bolton at the moment but the Albert halls is a great venue. I've spent a lot time in Bolton and the town is crying out for a comedy night.

"We've got Archie who is a friend of Peter Kay, he is absolutely brilliant and a great headliner for us.

"There is also Colin Cole who is coming all the way from Australia _ he's six foot seven and absolutely hilarious!

"It will be a brilliant show."

Archie brings a a unique combination of jokes, tightly paces anecdotes, and musical parodies, meanwhile Colin is known for his hugely dynamic performances, his fast and furious delivery and the range of his material which jumps from the topical to the observational.

They will be joined by Jay Handley who meditates on single life in his 20s, finding love in his 30s, politics, religion and his bemusement at the modern world all in a trademark relaxed, almost zen like, laid back style.

It is set to become a monthly highlight of the Bolton night out, bringing comedians off the major TV panels and roadshows is coming to the town.

Also set to hit the stage are Canada's Tanyalee Davis – who has appeared on Live at the Apollo – and Mick Ferry who starred in BBC One`s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

Damion added: "They are a lot of international faces, we are trying to bring people who wouldn't necessarily come to Bolton.

"Hopefully it will prove popular and it can keep on growing!"

The launch this Friday will also see Carrs Pasties handing out free pasty vouchers at the door. The vouchers can be used at any Carrs Pasties retail shops in Bolton.

Matt Carr, commercial director at Carrs Pasties said: “We are very proud to support Damion Larkin's brilliant comedy club.

"Our Liam has been friends with Damion for years now, back when hardly anybody had heard of him. And now, it’s great to see him here in Bolton and it’s as if nothing has changed.”

Other dates on the diary are December, 31, January 13 and February 10.

Doors open at 7.30pm with an 8pm start. Tickets cost £17.50 in advance or £21.50 on the door.To book visit or

All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone just as funny!

Each show will have 4 different comedians including the MC/ Host. If you can't make it on Saturday 15th December, the next event at Bolton Albert Halls will be on New Year’s Eve, there are also more dates in 2018!

The line ups certainly look very strong and we're certain this will be a top-notch event. Laugh Out Loud Comedy have previously booked the likes of Jason Manford, John Bishop, Russell Howard and Sarah Millican so get on down to the Albert Halls and see more brilliant comedians!

Doors: 7.30pm / Start: 8pm


£17.50 in advance / £21.50 on the door (NYE £27.50, Door £31.50)