Jonny Pelham  wearing a party hat.


Showcasing the finest acts on the UK and international comedy circuit in the intimate surroundings of the Wildman Studio, the club has become a staple of the Ilkley entertainment diary.

Jonny Pelham

'Echoes of a young Daniel Kitson' - Evening Standard.


'The laughs are explosive' - Chortle


From Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, Russell Howard’s Stand-up Central, Live from the BBC and Bobby and Harriet Get Married. Beyond The Fringe Edinburgh Festival Award winner, double-nominated for Chortle Comedy Awards Best Show and Breakthrough Act 2020.

He’s written and starred in his own scripted comedy projects; Late Bloomer, for Sky Comedy Short Season and Brad Boys for Channel Four Comedy Blaps, as well as working as a script consultant for BAFTA wining sitcom, Alma’s Not Normal.


Anna Thomas

'Distinctive rhythms and charmingly dotty attitude that wins our affections with a convivial daftness. She has the appealing air of not quite being of this world. But whatever planet she’s from, they know funny’ - Chortle


BBC New Comedy Award winner as heard and seen on What Just Happened on BBC Radio Wales and BBC One Wales, The Machynlleth Comedy Festival Showcase on BBC Radio Wales and BBC 4Xtra. She also co-hosts her own podcast I Wouldn’t Usually Find Women Funny But. She has also appeared on Welcome To Spooktown and Pigoted.


Benny Shakes

‘A powerhouse of funny built on a foundation of clever joke writing, from the daily struggles of living with a disability to his observations on redneck life. He is a relatable and affable comic who raises the roof every time.’ - Rock Central Comedy.


Tommy Tomski

Midlands Comedy Award winner. An imaginative weaver of narrative with a machine gun style delivery of punchlines.


Compere: Anthony J. Brown

‘He made me laugh immediately, I was crying with laughter’ - Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony/I’m Alan Partridge/Toast Of London).


Strictly 16+

Acts are subject to change. Refunds only available if the event is cancelled.


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Stagefright Comedy Club


Ilkley Playhouse, Weston Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8HB
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