Strong line-up to launch new season of comedy

Simon Bligh will headline at the Comedy Station at Viva Blackpool as it returns later this month

Simon Bligh will headline at the Comedy Station at Viva Blackpool as it returns later this month

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A new season of comedy gets under way later this month, with a headline gig from one of the ‘most sought after performers in the country’.

Simon Bligh will launch the Comedy Station Comedy Club at Viva Blackpool on Saturday, March 28, as the club enters its 14th year of fun.

Club host and compere Ryan Gleeson said the opening night would feature “one of 
the strongest line-ups we’ve had for a long time” led by 
Simon, “one of the earliest stars of the new wave of stand-up”

Simon came to comedy as a teenager in Liverpool.

But it wasn’t until after a decade of teaching and 
travelling that he plucked up the courage to try out for open mic spots.

Ryan said: “Ten years on, Simon is one of the finest, and most sought after performers in this country, and beyond.

“With a Time Out Comedy Award and Perrier Award nomination under his belt, 
Simon is in great demand.

“Aside from being a top compere at the world famous Comedy Store, he regularly 
delights audiences nationwide at comedy clubs and corporate events throughout the UK.

“His cheery, conversational manner and manic storytelling involve acute observations and he juxtaposes a cheery, affable conversational style with a wild, frenetic and fast-moving performance, engaging audiences in a whirlwind of unadulterated comedy.”

He’s been seen on TV screens, including Channel 5’s The Comedy Store and BBC’s The Stand-Up Show.

And he’s recently recorded a pilot for Channel 4 called Dojo Rising, where he 
indulged in his love for martial arts from kung fu to capoeira to the ‘beat ‘em up’ video 
game.

Simon has worked all over the globe and has made 
appearances as far and wide as Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, America, Malaysia, 
Amsterdam, Germany and France.

There’s a full supporting line-up on the night.

Listings for the weekly shows can be found at www.comedystation.co.uk and tickets may be purchased on the site. Or alternatively, call the box office at Viva on (01253) 297297.

Doors open at 7.30pm.