The Comedy Club
Headliner – Jarlath Regan
Irish comedian and podcaster Jarlath has been tour support spot for Ardal O’Hanlon, Marc Maron and
Jack Whitehall, played the world’s biggest comedy festivals and and had television appearances on
the BBC, NBC and Comedy Central.
Tatler Magazine named Jarlath their 2017 Comedy “Man Of The Year” for Organ Freeman, his show
about donating a kidney to his brother.
Jarlath’s other credits include Tonight at the Palladium (ITV), Stand up Central (Comedy
Central), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, Last Comic
Standing on NBC, Live at The Stand Comedy Club (BBC Radio Scotland), The Apprentice You’re
Middle – Travis Jay
Nominated for The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year in 2016, Travis Jay is a stand-up, actor
and radio presenter who has been performing on the comedy circuit since 2009.
Travis has performed across many prestigious comedy venues, including The Comedy Store,
Comedy Cafe, The Barbican, and Hackney Empire, and also internationally, at The Royal Theatre
Carre (Amsterdam) and The Palm Hotel (Dubai).
As an actor Travis has appeared as TJ the Barber in ‘Brothers with No Game’, and has worked with
Hollywood actor Aml Ameen on the film ‘12’ The Damaged Race.
A creative, animated, and intelligent performer, Travis has built a reputation as being an entertaining
and sometimes controversial story teller. Both Comedy Specials ‘The Funny Thing Is’ (2014) & ‘Travis
Jay: One Night Only’ (2015) were a sold out success.
Opener – Carey Marx
A circuit veteran, Marx concocts his own blend of dark humour with mischief and glee. His wilful
disregard for the controversial and taboo is tempered with his ability to find joy in the most unexpected
An international multi-award winner, Carey is no stranger to screen or radio with credits ranging from
Channel 4’s Gas to BBC One’s The Stand Up Show as well as his own radio show, Intensive Carey
(BBC Radio 4) adapted from his wildly successful 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show of the same
title in 2015. With such a unique voice it is no surprise that Marx has written for the likes of Newzoids
(ITV), The Now Show, (Radio 4), and Nick Doody’s Bigipedia (BBC Radio 4).
MC – Karen Bayley
Brummie comedian & writer, Karen Bayley is the first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy
Store King Gong Award. The same year she reached the finals of the BBC New Comedy Award &
The Babycham Funny Women Award.
A regular guest on BBC Radio 5 Live, she recently completed an extensive UK and overseas tour,
supporting Joe Lycett. Karen has also written for Joe on Celebrity Juice and 8 Out of 10 Cats.
“Karen Bayley is one the most consistently hilarious comedians I’ve had the pleasure of working with.
She’s a sharp writer and an unflappable compere, able to cajole any room with her warm audience
interaction and precise, intelligent gags. A truly hysterical professional.” Joe Lycett 2016