Cabaret style comedy night launches next week

Comedy Clinic - Stu Turner
Comedy Clinic - Stu Turner

BERKHAMSTED residents will have plenty to smile about when the town’s first comedy club - the Comedy Clinic - opens its doors next Friday.

Taking inspiration from London’s cabaret style comedy clubs, friends Debs Tilley and Peter Wright of Berko’s George Street are confident their fabulous first night will cure the audience of even the most acute miseries.

Headliner for the evening will be the disturbingly funny Paul Foot of Never Mind the Buzzcocks fame.

He’ll be giving lucky viewers a sneak preview of his 2011 Edinburgh show.

New talent on the circuit Jonny Awsum will compere the evening - the Derbyshire lad is a dab hand at singing, acting, presenting, stand-up and playing guitar.

And comedy magician Stuart Turner will join the two other supporting acts for the launch - actress and comic Sunna Jarman who is one of the sketch group Mixt Nutz and a regular guest and paper reviewer on Talksport radio’s adult hour, and Sam Savage.

The night will be held at Berkhamsted’s Civic Centre on the High Street - giving people the opportunity to order from a well-stocked bar and sit comfortably around tables.

And while comedy is the base for the evening the line-up means there’ll also be plenty of music, magic and general mayhem.

A September event is already being planned with Katherine Ryan who won the Nivea Funny Women Award in 2008 confirmed as the headliner.

The comedy nights will bring something different to Berkhamsted.

Tickets are available on the door and can be purchased from, or by calling Peter on 07595 070423.

The doors will open on Friday, July 15 at 7.45pm, and the show will start at 8.15pm.