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Mark Oliver at Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury

Henry Tudor House comedy club celebrates success

One of Shropshire’s most successful comedy clubs, which recently celebrated its second anniversary, is going from strength to strength and planning its next event for 8th June.

The award-winning club, hosted by Henry Tudor House in Shrewsbury, has built up a loyal following of fans who come from throughout the region to watch top name acts such as Russell Kane and Romesh Ranganathan

Graham Jenkins, the owner of bar, restaurant and music venue Henry Tudor House, launched the venture to fill a gap in the market.

“There is a big demand for high-quality stand-up comedy in Shropshire and we are delighted that the club is proving to be so successful,” said Graham.

“Our evenings now usually sell out, with people coming from far and wide to see our acts, so we hope we are helping to raise Shrewsbury’s profile as a location for a great night out.

“We have managed to book some leading names for the comedy evenings since we launched, including top female comedians Katherine Ryan and Jo Caulfield, and we were lucky enough to secure Lee Nelson who will do two sell-out gigs here in November.

“Shrewsbury has always been known for its amazing array of good restaurants and shops and it’s great that the town now has such a vibrant and varied array of entertainment for residents and visitors.”

The next live comedy evening at Henry Tudor House will be held on June 8 with headliners Ian Moore and Paul McCaffrey. Ian is a regular on BBC 5Live’s Fighting Talk and is sought after comedian who regularly sells out at the Edinburgh Festival. Paul is an award-winning stand-up who has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News and is a regular on radio shows.

Mark Olver, widely regarded as the country’s finest compere, is resident MC on the night. His TV warm-up credits include The Last Leg, Have I Got News For You, Jonathan Ross, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Stand Up for the Week, The Vicar of Dibley and Deal or No Deal. He has also supported Russell Howard and Lee Mack on national tours. 

“It should be another great night and we are really looking forward to welcoming the three of them here,” Graham added.

Tickets for the June 6th gig cost £13 and are on sale at Henry Tudor House or online.