Phil Kay tops Hitchin comedy bill

08:55 18 March 2012

Phil Kay

Phil Kay


A CULT comic will be performing a specially extended set as part of a monthly comedy show.

Phil Kay will be headlining Doggett and Ephgrave’s Mostly Comedy night on Thursday.

Kay burst on to the comedy circuit in 1989 by winning the Edinburgh Fringe Festival competition, So You Think You’re Funny.

Since then his unpredictable, freestyle approach to live performance led to a Perrier Award nomination in 1993, as well as winning Best Stand-up at the British Comedy Awards in 1994.

The comedian has gone on to make two series for Channel 4, Phil Kay Feels… and Next Stop, Phil Kay, with more recent TV appearances including stints on BBC1’s QI and BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News.

Kay continues to gig on both the comedy and festival circuit, as well as writing for the likes of Harry Hill, Reeves and Mortimer and Jonathan Ross.

Joining him at The Croft in Hitchin will be Joey Page, fresh from appearing on BBC2’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

His surreal stream-of-consciousness style has drawn comparisons to The Mighty Boosh’s Noel Fielding – with the man himself describing Page as a “stylish comedian with a sonic imagination”.

More stand-up comes from comic Tom Goodliffe, with the bill completed with music from Mostly Comedy’s very own David Ephgrave.

Doors open at the venue in Bancroft at 8.15pm, with the first act taking the stage at 9pm.

Tickets are £6 – advanced booking is advised via


More news stories

37 minutes ago
Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland was celebrating today as the proposed tax credit cuts were called off.

Stevenage’s MP was cock-a-hoop today as the chancellor announced the cancellation of controversial tax credit cuts the government had proposed.

Stevenage is getting to set to welcome up to 20 Syrian refugees in family groups in the new year

Organisations in Stevenage which are planning for the arrival of Syrian refugees in the town are holding an open meeting on Saturday to spread the word about what’s in store.

A Stevenage friend of Vichai Tonpradit, who died in a collision on the A1(M) at Welwyn, said he was a 'ray of sunshine' and will be missed hugely.

A motorcyclist living in Stevenage who died in a crash on the A1(M) two weeks ago has been described as a ‘ray of sunshine’ by one of his friends.

The Standing Order in Stevenage Old Town.

An elderly man having a meal with his family at a Stevenage Old Town pub died after collapsing suddenly yesterday afternoon.


Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition