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Comedy, Fri 4 Oct 2019, £14

Barrow BID BIG Comedy Night

Barrow BID BIG Comedy Night


Barrow BID, with support from Laughing Penguin Events, are proud to bring you a special community stand-up comedy night at The Forum on Friday 4th October. This night is part of Barrow Comedy Fest.

All proceeds from the night will be going to The Well Communities, Barrow & District Disability Association and YouthAbility.

The night will see five of the best comedians on the circuit performing.

Justin Moorhouse

As seen on Live At The Apollo, Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled and Coronation Street. Series regular on The Premier League Show and 5Live's Fighting Talk.

“He charms the pants off the crowd” - The Sunday Times

“The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his deceptively simple routines is worthy of admiration” - The Guardian

Robert White

Runner-up in Britain’s Got Talent 2018, Robert goes from strength to strength, securing a dedicated following of fans and working his way well up the ladder of comedy.

“Surprisingly original, and funny…. exactly the sort of act who should win Britain’s Got Talent” – The Daily Mail

“Just one of the funniest performers I’ve ever seen, I’ve never laughed like that!” - David Walliams

“You're very unique, you're very quirky, very funny, very naughty, Robert, which we like!” – Simon Cowell

Dave Johns

Dave is a multi award-winning film actor, accomplished stage actor and respected stand-up comic. He is perhaps best known for playing the lead role in Ken Loach's feature film I, Daniel Blake for which he won the 2016 BIFA for Best Actor. He also won Best Actor at the Dublin Film Critics Circle and Best Newcomer at the EMPIRE Awards. Other nominations included Best Actor at the 2016 European Film Awards, Evening Standard British Film Awards, Critics' Circle Awards 2017. I, Daniel Blake won the 2016 Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival and also the award for Outstanding British Film at the 2017 BAFTAs.

Dave has also made guest appearances on much loved TV shows like Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

“Shifting from hilarity to uproar to genius in the blink of an eye” – The Guardian

“He’s the real deal” – Sean Lock

Sam Avery

Stand-up comedian, viral blogger and bestselling author Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood.

“Hilarious” – Daily Mail

“A must...very entertaining” – Sunday Times

“One of Liverpool's best loved comedians” – Liverpool Echo

Dave Williams

Dave has been a full-time comedian since 1998 and is widely regarded as one of the finest comperes on the circuit where he regularly performs at The Comedy Store and Frog and Bucket in Manchester.

“An engaging, amenable performer” – The Stage

“A fine, original comic mind…always surprising the audience with his wit” - Manchester Evening News

“One of the most underrated acts on the UK circuit” - Edinburgh Evening News

Tickets for this are £14 each and can be purchased directly from The Forum.

Further details about Barrow Comedy Fest can be found at

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 4 Oct 2019 20:00 to 22:30


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Recently refurbished, fully accessible with adapted toilet facilities and lift. Induction loop system in main house.


28 Duke Street,
LA14 1HH


Plan route to The Forum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 199691  Lat: 54.11150 Long: -3.22673

Follow A590 into Barrow. Turn left at the town centre signpost and continue down Duke Street. The Forum is on your left, free car parking available behind Town Hall after 18.00.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Barrow station

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