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Heard the one about a comedy club that keeps on selling out?

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 06, 2014

By Matt Discombe

  • Comedian Nik Hill

  • Comedian Nik Hill

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HIS comedy nights have been offering shed loads of laughs over the past year and a half and now Nik Hill is hoping he can find a way to accommodate ever growing demand for his gags.

A Shed Load of Laughs has been earning a good reputation among national circuit comedians and first appeared 18 months ago at Kingsholm Stadium.

Currently the comedy nights, held every two months, regularly sell out at 220 people, which Nik says is unusual for a local stand-up gig.

Now he wants to add 50 more people to the audience at the shows in the 1873 Lounge by reducing the size of the stage.

Nik, who comperes the nights, become a stand-up comedian in 1994 by performing in a charity show in the Forest of Dean. He said: “At the moment we’re selling out every gig, which shows there’s a great appetite for comedy in Gloucestershire at the moment.

“I think it also demonstrates that the people of the county really appreciate a well run, value for money night and that’s my philosophy for getting people coming back to the club. At just £7 per head it’s exceptionally good value.”

The nights involve four comedians on the national circuit, who could either be full or part-time performers.

Nik, who has previously performed on the same bill as Alan Carr, has previously managed comedy nights in The Fountain and Guildhall.

He said: “We get a great calibre of acts and are getting a great reputation on the national circuit as being a good place to perform.

“The club has been absolutely brilliant. They sell the tickets and give the events a lot of support.”

The next A Shed Load of Laughs is on Friday June 27. Attendees must be 18 or over.

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