A NEW comedy and pizza night is coming to Wirral this year.

The Slice of Comedy shows will be held on at least four Fridays in 2024 at Thornton Hough Village Club with the first act featuring Smug Roberts on Friday, March 29.

As well as enjoying an MC and three acts from the UK comedy scene punters will also be able to enjoy freshly made pizza from independent Wirral company Dough Bros.

The comedy night is the brainchild of Dean Boodaghians-Nolan, an actor who lives in the village who says the comedy nights are part of his passion to ensure the community he loves has a wide-range of entertainment options in a venue “that is already renowned for attracting brilliant performers for its live music nights”.

Dean told the Globe: “I love Thornton Hough Village Club and I just feel that it’s a venue that will lend itself brilliantly to comedy and we all need a laugh more than ever.

“There are some fabulous acts booked in for all four shows and as an extra treat I am delighted to enlist the services of Dough Bros who will supplying their delicious pizzas on the night. We will also be serving a range of drinks including Brimstage ales.”

Headliner Smug Roberts has been dubbed by his peers as ‘the Godfather of Comedy’ and his CV ranges from Coronation Street to Phoenix Nights and Mrs Brown’s Boys.

Support from the evening includes opening act is Tony Burgess, who you may recognise from his role in the cult BBC3 comedy Ideal where he played DJ Troy.

As well as performing stand-up all over the UK for over 25 years – has written sitcoms for the BBC, plays for The Royal Exchange Theatre and written for many big-name comedians such as Steve Coogan, John Bishop, and Johnny Vegas.

And before Smug brings the show to a close, the audience will be treated to a set from Sarah Louise Keegan who has performed across the UK including alongside Jo Brand, Adam Hills and Peter Kay.

The MC for the nights is quick-fire gag merchant Ben Turner - a World One Liner Championship and Comedy Cellar Yorkshire New Act of the Year finalist who has racked up 3m views on Facebook Reels and was included in the Daily Telegraph and The Poke’s funniest jokes of lockdown.

Tickets are on sale for the March 29 night and doors will open at 6.30pm with the comedy starting at 8pm prompt.

Tickets, expected to sell fast, can be bought via the booking page here – £11 for a comedy only ticket or £15 to include a big slice of Dough Bros pizza which will also be on sale before the show and during the breaks.

Slice of Comedy nights will also take place on the following Fridays: June 28, July 12 and September 13 and headlined by Jenny Hart, Nick Page and Archie Kelly respectively.