JOHNNY’S DOES JOKES WITH CHRIS BROOKER, MIKE WILKINSON & SILKY

30.09.2022

Join us for a treat of comedic talent this September with Chris Brooker on MC, Mike Wilkinson and the one and only Silky. From 7pm on the 30th, it’s the perfect way to spend your Friday evening as the nights start to draw in.

£6.00£36.00

About the event...

Looking for a fun big night out with some big laughs?

Monthly comedy nights have come to Johnny’s! Held on the last Friday of every month, you’re in for a treat with “Jokes at Johnny’s!!

Join us for a treat of comedic talent this September with Chris Brooker on MC, Mike Wilkinson and the one and only Silky. From 7pm on the 30th, it’s the perfect way to spend your Friday evening as the nights start to draw in.

MC CHRIS BROOKER

A gifted performer, Chris Brooker has taken his unique mix of comedy and improvisation to stages all over the world. After a decade on the UK comedy circuit Chris has forged a fine reputation for himself as a stand-up comedian and compère. His versatility has seen him play to audiences of all sizes and backgrounds, winning them over with his infectious enthusiasm, swift wit and immense likeability.

Dubbed “comedy’s ginger Viking” by a promoter, he really is a larger than life character.

Equally at home at a sportsman’s dinner or in front of two thousand bikers at a rally, you’ll rarely see the same show twice from him. With three full length shows under his belt, Chris is also an award winning television writer. A former member of ComedySportz, the resident improvised comedy troupe at Manchester’s Comedy Store, Chris made history in 2008 when he became the first British player to be selected for the All Star Team at The Comedy League World Championships in Portland, Oregon.

“The best act of the night, his quick wit silencing hecklers and getting plenty of laughs.” Manchester Evening News

“Very fun, very quick… On the spot humour.” BBC

 

MIKE WILKINSON

Comedian, writer and poultry farmer Mike Wilkinson started his career by reaching the finals of the So You Think You Are Funny? new act competition in 2000; making the final of the City Live Comedian of the Year for North West Acts the following year. Now he’s a regular on the circuit, who has supported Dave Spikey on a UK tour. He is also a pianist and guitarist and has been a member of the Comedy Store’s Manchester-based topical improv group, MEN at Work.

“Relaxed and confident stage presence.” The Last Laugh 

“Excellent.” City Life

  

SILKY

Despite possessing one of the silliest names in comedy – and there’s been a few – Liverpudlian in exile Silky has managed to emerge as one of the very best comics in the business.

Rated by fellow comics, critics and audiences alike, he has completed two consecutive sell-out tours of the UK with his mix of classic one-liners and off-the-cuff banter without parallel.

A tall, versatile, funny and very likeable performer, he is the ideal man, whether you need a friendly host, full-on, blistering stand-up or something down from the top of a cupboard.

Winner of the 2000 BAF Out There award for Artistic Courage, for a show at the Bakewell Arts Festival, where they were genuinely expecting folk music, he has also appeared in a pilot for a show bought for broadcast by Disney, but will never show the tape as Bee Costumes are involved.

TV Appearances Include The Stand-Up Show (BBC), The World Stands Up (Paramount) and the Comics Lounge (AUS).

“Massively engaging guitar-playing stand-up whose instinctive rapport with audiences makes him welcome wherever he goes.” Guardian Guide (Pick of the Week)
 
“A very, very funny fella … just brilliant.” John Bishop
 
“Funny and clever.” Tim Minchin
 
“Silky makes rooms rock. More addictive than crack.” Leeds Guide
 
“Always brilliant.” Metro
 
“Skilful and entertaining … Silky’s audience banter is sans pareil.” Time Out

Ticket Prices

Single ticket

£8.00

STUDENT TICKET

£6.00

(Student id must be shown on arrival)

Group of six

£36.00

£36 (£6PP £2 DISCOUNT PP)

Line up

19:15 – 20:00 – Doors open guests arrive

20:00 – 20:20 – MC Chris Brooker

20:30 – 21:00 – Opening Set Mike Wilkinson

21:00 – 21:30 – Break

21:30 – 21:45 – MC Chris Brooker

21:45 – 22:15 – Closing Set Silky

Get your tickets, get some cocktails and be in for some LOLs, quick wits & dynamite comedy.

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