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Shaft Of Wit Comedy

Loddon, Norwich,U.K

tel. 07976759160

©2020 Shaft Of Wit. 

Shaft of Wit Comedy nights are organised and promoted by  Kai Barron.  In 2003, Kai tried stand-up for the first time and as a new act, he was a semi finalist in Channel 4 So You Think You're Funny competitio and a Finalist in Chortle's Student Competition.  He has headlined and compered for Mirth Control in the U.K. Internationally, he has performed at The Tokyo Comedy Store & for Stand Up Tokyo in Japan.

in 2004 Shaft of Wit Comedy opened it's first club 'What The Dickens!" at The Dickens Bar in a popular seafront hotel in Torquay. Since then we have delivered many successful comedy nights in the South West of England. As  were hosted at The Beach Bar, Tabernacle Junction and The Northover Manor Hotel as well as some much larger private events for audiences of approximately 400 Most notably at RNAF Yeovilton Base and Millfield School in Somerset. 


Over fifteen years Shaft of Wit have entertained thousands of comedy fans and hosted some of the U.K.'s most experienced and funniest circuit headliners. Many acts who were supported by Shaft of Wit early in their careers have gone on to become hugely successful international artists.

Below are many of the professional comics who have performed for Shaft of Wit at some point.

If you are a comedian and would like to join this rogues gallery of acts who have performed on our stages, get in touch using the contact form.  






Adam Bloom
Ross McGrane
Ross is quickly climbing the comedy ranks, Having beaten the infamous Gong at the Comedy Store on his first attempt and coming 2nd in the Comedy Cafe’s new act night Ross has already found himself supporting industry heavyweights such as Jo Brand, Sean Walsh, Bob Mills and Patrick Monohan and recently has been booked as official tour support for Russell Kane playing in front of audiences as big 1600.

He’s been lucky enough to perform several times at some of the country’s most prestigious venue
Ian Cognito
John Robins
Zoe Lyons
Jon Richardson
Sol Bernstein
Wouter Meijs
Dutch comedian Wouter Meijs arrived in the UK in 2005 after a successful career in the Netherlands and has been entertaining audiences with his skewed observations ever since.

He has achieved some success in some of the most prestigious comedy competitions most notably winning the coveted Dirty Dozen Trophy in 2012.
Rhod Gilbert
Patrick Monahan
Audience favourite Patrick Monahan blends a high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material. Known for working a room, Patrick is adored by his audiences with whom he makes an effortless connection!

From February 2015 Patrick will be on tour with his brand new, energetically witty and charming family show! Expect plenty of playful audience interaction from this loveable Irish/Iranian Teessider!
Wes Zaharuk
Brian Damage & Crystal
Trevor Lock
Dan Mitchell
Tony Law
Wil Hodgson
Steve Day
Sally Ann Hayward
Noel James
Nick Page
Mike Belgrave
Mickey D
Matt Price
Matt Kirschen
Martin Davis
Mark Olver
Marcel Lucont
Karen Bayley
Kai Barron
Johnny Sorrow
Jim Tavaré
James Dowdeswell
Ivor Dembina
Phil Kay
Pat Gallagher
Ian Stone
Henrik Elmer
Hal Cruttenden
Gary Delaney
Gareth Richards
Gareth Berliner
Peter Cunningham as Frank Sanazi
Duncan Oakley
Daniel Townes
Dan Evans
Craig Campbell
Chris Lynam
Ashley Frieze
Anna Kierle
Andrew Lawrence
Andy White
Alfie Moore
Alexis Dubus
Marc Lucero
Charlie Baker
Earl Okin
Ryan Gough
Mark Walker
Carey Marx
Dan Antapolski
Harry Denford
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Shaft of Wit welcomes requests for gigs from comedians of all levels and experience. If you are an experienced act that can confidently open or close a gig we want to hear from you.

Support acts should be able to open or close a gig confidently and be capable of entertaining for at least 25 minutes. 

  Open spots with some prior experience are welcome and should have a solid 3 - 5 minutes to perform.  

For all acts that are unknown to us,  please send links to recordings of your live work. 

 We look forward to hearing from you.

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Gary Delaney