Comedy club launches with Show Me The Funny’s Alfie Moore

Alfie Moore from ITV's Show Me The Funny
Alfie Moore from ITV's Show Me The Funny
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A new star-studded comedy club was launched at the weekend.

The Railway Suite, on Preston Road, in Leyland, started their monthly event with a headline appearance by Alfie Moore, who is best known for his stint on ITV’s ‘Show Me The Funny’.

Hosted by Jason Manford, the programme followed the stand-up life of police sergeant Alfie, who has now been branded as ‘a very funny man’ by Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert.

He went down a storm with the sell-out audience on April 28, and according to landlord Danny Hindle he and the other two acts that performed were absolutely ‘excellent’.

Danny, who is the brainstorm behind the comedy club at The Railway, said: “The night went really well, and was all sold out.

“All the comedians were really good, and Alfie Moore was our headline act.

“Everybody said it was a great night.

“We are trying to put things on that aren’t on in this area.”

The comedy club will take place on the last Saturday of every month, and tickets will be priced at £10.

It is being organised by Rob Riley, who will also host the event on May 26.

Rob, who has been in the industry for approximately ten years, said: “The event is going to be absolutely amazing.

“I run comedy nights regularly, and Danny approached me to start this one.

“It should be a great night.

“Comedy is working well at the moment, and we need to make sure that we offer something that is a bit different.

“I am compering the first two nights - it is a good idea, just to show how to run the night.

“I will keep coming back every three months after that, just to keep an eye on things.

“It should be great.”

Acts for upcoming shows are now confirmed, with BBC presenter Steve Royle set to headline the May 26 gig, and funny man Ivan Brackenbury fronting the June 30 show.

For more information on The Railway Suite visit www.therailwaysuite.co.uk, and for updates on the comedy club keep visiting www.chorley-guardian.co.uk.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting www.wegottickets.com or by going to the venue directly.

The Railway Suite also hosts a variety of other events, including a jazz night, which was launched on May 1.

It will take place on the first Tuesday of every month, and was launched by jazz vocalist, A J Brown.

Vocalist Sarah Ellen Hughes will take to the stage on June 5 and tenor sax will be in the limelight on July 3.

A 70s night will be held on May 11, which will include a DJ and a band. Fancy dress is optional and tickets are priced at £10.