Ha Ha at the Harlequins - 26th September

Headline act - Dave Johns

Dave has been a stand up comic since 1989 and is a regular headlining act playing all the major comedy clubs in the UK and comedy festivals world wide.

He has worked on stage in the Middle East, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Johannesburg, Sydney, New York, Amsterdam and the Arctic.

He is a regular guest on comedy panel shows 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' (BBC2) and '8 Out Of Ten Cats' (C4) and starred in the BBC3 late night sitcom 'Dogtown'.

He has acted on the west end stage with Christian Slater in the stage play 'One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest' also 'Twelve Angry Men' at the Assembly Theatre, Edinburgh festival.

He is a regular guest improviser with the 'Comedy Store Players'.

He is also a scriptwriter whose credits include the stage adaptation of the Stephen King novel 'The Shawshank Redemption' co-written with Owen O'Neill. Following an outstanding season at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin the production transferred to London's West End - opening at the Wyndham's Theatre on the 3rd September 2009.

'He is probably one of the funniest stand up comics you've never heard of ... He is the real deal'                       Sean Lock

'He shifts from the sublime, to genius, to uproar in the blink of an eye, extremely entertaining.'                          The Guardian

Opening act - Paul Ricketts

PAUL RICKETTS is an award-winning comic who since 2005 has been entertaining audiences across the UK and beyond. Since starting as an MC in his own London Comedy Club, Paul has developed into a much sought after performer on the comedy circuit. His intelligent humour focuses not only on sharp observations from life, but also racial, cultural and satirical subjects, intermingled with strange tales of ordinary madness. Sometimes silly, serious or surreal, sometimes autobiographical, political or near the knuckle - but always funny!

"material is smart as well as funny"                                                                     THE SCOTSMAN                    
"weird and wonderful... should be given his own TV show"                             THE STAGE

Completing the line-up is Tom Little

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015 . This is a competition where acts are nominated by promoters and agents from across the country and is described by  comedy.co.uk  as ‘one of the most prestigious prizes in the yearly comedy calendar.’ Also a finalist in the  BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014 , putting him in the top 6 out of nearly 800 applicants.

‘Tom’s original style and inventive material stood out in what was a stellar night of strong performances.’ – Leicester Mercury.

Resident MC is local lad Kevin Dewsbury.

He performs all over the UK and abroad hand picks all the acts who perform at Haha at the Harlequin.

'An excellent comedian, one of the most underrated comics on the circuit' Toby Foster, BBC radio Sheffield/Phoenix Nights

'Slickness and sheer talent'  Time Out