‘Jokes For Women’ launches New Theatre Oxford’s first monthly comedy club!

Cally Beaton

Get ready to laugh with us in our Piano Bar as we bring you a night filled with hilarity at the New Theatre Oxford’s monthly comedy club, in association with QED Comedy Lab.

Each show will feature the best local talent from right here in the city, as well as top up-and-coming talent from around the country.

December 14 is Jokes For Women, and we are celebrating 100 years of women having the right to vote.

Acts of the night include Anna Dominey, Chloe Petts, Chelsea Birkby, Adel Cliff and headliner, Cali Beaton. It starts at 10pm in the theatre’s Piano Bar.

Chloe Petts is an alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, has been shortlisted for the BBC Comedy Award, was a finalist in the most recent Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Awards and came runner-up in the Funny Women Awards 2017. She has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts and BBC 3 Quickies.

Adele Clif is a stand-up comedian who already has two Edinburgh Fringe Festivals under her belt. She has recently returned from three months in the States where she trained in improv and comedy writing at the world renowned Second City Training Centre in Chicago and gigged extensively in Chicago and New York City.

Chelsea Birkby is a local comedian/legend brining her absurdist takes to all of today’s most important topics: her mental illness, the club, horses, her mental illness and so much more. Finalist So You Think You’re Funny 2018. Semi-Finalist Leicester Square Theatre New Act 2018. “Talked skillfully, my jaw soon aching with laughter” 4* Oxford Times. “One to Watch” Funny Women.

Cali Beaton is a natural storyteller full of intelligent, distinctive and punchline-rich material. Her act is a rollercoaster ride of anecdotes, observations and stuff even your best mate wouldn’t admit to.

She is listed in Chortle’s: 2017 Comedians To Watch and her Finalist credits include: Fresh Comedy Knights 2016, Max Turner Prize 2016, Bath Comedy Festival 2016 and Gotham Comedy New Talent New York 2015.

She has appeared several times on BBC Radio 4, including most recently on Museum of Comedy, and her first episode of QI on BBC2 is due for transmission in January 2018. She is a popular and seasoned speaker and MC on the corporate and after-dinner circuits.

Tickets can be purchased from the New Theatre box office on George Street, by ringing 0844 871 3020 or by visiting the website at www.atgtickets.com/oxford