Just the Tonic Comedy Club's Midnight Show

The Midnight Comedy Club features different comedians each night showcasing their talents. It’s a fantastic way to see different comedians in one show and get an idea of the variety in stand-up comedy the fringe has to offer. It’s compered by the formidable Danny Mcloughlin with his rough and ready, no holds barred, sharp wit.

Compered by the formidable Danny Mcloughlin.

In the performance I saw, the stand ups were Josh Howie, providing dark cutthroat humour, Kai Humphries, a very likable and hilarious Geordie and the eccentric Canadian, John Hastings.

Each stand up had their own unique and very funny style meaning the entertainment provided was a rather eclectic mix. Howie entertained with a mean and incredibly dry wit which may well offend the somewhat sensitive. But it’s smart, with perfect timing and is all brilliantly deadpan.

Kai Humphries, in complete contrast, has a sweet and canny personality that wins you over. Put back to back, Humphries feels like a massage to treat some of the bruises you got from Howie. And that’s not a complaint against either comedian. Both are great and completely different.

Finally John Hastings has a brilliantly grotesque tour de force finish for the show involving the most disgusting but brilliantly told diversion into toilet humour. Each stand is hilarious and fills their 20 minute slot brilliantly with Danny Mcloughlin’s very funny and very good compering between. If you have the time, it would be well worth checking out all of these comedians’ individual shows. There’s a break in the middle for you to get another drink and altogether the show runs at about an hour and a half.

If each night is as solid as this one was then you’ll be in for a treat and with new comedians and big names such as Jimmy Carr to be appearing in the show later in the month, The Midnight Comedy Club is definitely one to look out for.

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The Blurb

Come and witness one of the greatest late-night mixed bill shows on offer. We put on comedy every weekend all year round. We've done it for 21 years! Some of the best acts from the Fringe and a couple of surprises thrown in. Previous acts include Daniel Kitson, Jimmy Carr, Jason Byrne, Jack Whitehall, Ross Noble, Sarah Millican, Jon Richardson and Darrell Martin. 'Consistently boasting the most interesting line-ups in the country' (Times). 'A champion of high quality left-field stand up' (Guardian).