COVID-19 Update: Our team is still on hand to answer any questions you might have. If you would like to enquire about an event, please get in touch.

The Official Comedy Club is coming to the University of Essex!

The Official Comedy Club is coming to the University of Essex!
13th March 2018 Event Essex
In Events

Join us for the first Official Comedy Club event here at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus. A fun-filled night of great food, drinks and stand-up comedians.

When: Wednesday, 18 April 2018 for an 8.00 pm start.

Where: The University of Essex, ICLH B, Ivor Crewe (

Price: £10 per person, for an extra £5 enjoy a one-course curry meal with mates in Blue’s Cafe at 6.00 pm.

Book your tickets: Tickets are available to book online here.

Look forward to letting your hair down and enjoy a great night of laughter, goodness knows we all need it!

Our award-winning line-up includes:

Mark Dolan

As Seen on ‘The Jump’ (C4) & ‘Balls of Steel’ (C4)

Best known as host of Channel 4’s iconic comedy series Balls of Steel, Mark also fronted three hit series of globetrotting documentaries for C4 (The World’s …and me) – in which he met the most extraordinary people on the planet, including the smallest man, tallest woman, richest teenager, cleverest child and the owner of the world’s largest breasts !Mark began his career as a stand-up in 2000, reaching the final of the stand-up competition So You Think You’re Funny. Since then he has performed stand up all over the world, appeared for ten years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is fresh from a sell-out run of his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Life Hacks.Last year Mark showed off his cooking skills, winning Celebrity Come Dine With Me. After that, he risked life and limb co-hosting the TV comedy panel show If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World. He is set to star in a new comedy series for Channel 5 entitled The Funny Thing About and recently partnered with Gaby Roslin for a co-hosting stint on The Saturday Show. He has about to return to the world of documentaries, recording an exclusive series for US giant Audible, entitled Mark Dolan’s VIP Lounge, in which he will meet, among others, a lady who eat bricks, a human mermaid, a real-life Vampire hunter and a teenager who thinks he has cured cancer. Other recent credits include C5’s The Cars That Made Britain Great, C4’s TV’s Greatest Detectives and C5’s The Best Of Bad TV, some of which he admits to being responsible for. He is currently starring in the latest series of Channel 4’s The Jump.

See more from Mark Dolan here.

Rachel Fairburn

A finalist of Funny Women, City Life Comedian of the Year, NATY’S & English Comedian of the Year

Sweet as chocolate and twice as dark, Rachel’s comedy treads the line between kitchen sink confessional and a bleakness unmatched by her peers. A finalist of several prestigious competitions including Funny Women, City Life Comedian of the Year, NATY’S, English Comedian of the Year and the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Award she can move from amiable and engaging comedy to serial killers in the same sentence.Rachel has just returned from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with a hugely successful run with her brand-new show, Her Majesty, where in amongst her trademark humour, she covered some sensitive issues.Aside from gigging up and down the country, Rachel co-hosts and co-writes the popular serial killer themed podcast All Killa No Filla. In just over 18 months it has acquired tens of thousands of listeners around the world and live shows have been in high demand.Rachel has also guest-starred on a recent episode of the anarchic panel show, Panel Beaters hosted by Gary Delaney and Caimh McDonnell, as well as recording a viral video for the zany, online media company, Buzzfeed.

Get to know Rachel Fairburn here.

Mickey Sharma

‘A very enjoyable, laugh a minute rollercoaster ride’ – The List

Mickey Sharma’s mix of comedy and another form of artistry (you will see what I mean) make him as unique as he is funny. His high and contagious energy helps him tame any crowd no matter their age, gender, ethnicity or amount of alcohol consumed. Mickey is extremely comfortable anywhere on the bill; be it MC, opening or closing. A highly regarded act that will have you trying to copy his catchy material (unsuccessfully) for a long time after seeing him. Mickey is an Indian that was born in Pakistan (its true!) in ’82 while his father was working for the Indian Embassy. After living in Pakistan, the family moved to Beijing, then Hong Kong, before finally moving back to India in ’90, where he lived till 9th September ’02, when he moved to Birmingham! Having endured various jobs like a waiter, shelf stacker, camera assistant and Bouncer, Mickey started comedy in July ’09 and now works as a full time comic and travels all over the UK and sometimes abroad (Spain, Romania, India, Czech Republic). Amongst other competitions, he was Winner Bath Comedy Festival New Act Competition 2010.

See more from the hilarious Mickey Sharma here.

Mark Simmons

Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year – 2013 Joint Runner Up

Tour Support for Rob Beckett & Sean Walsh

In 2013 Mark Simmons came runner-up in the prestigious Leicester Mercury comedian of the year competition, in addition to reaching the finals of ‘So you think you’re funny’, ‘Amused Moose Laugh off’ and the ‘NATY award’Since then he has been in demand headlining shows on the UK comedy circuit and has been supporting Seann Walsh and Rob Beckett on their national tours, as well as one-off shows supporting Michael Maccintyre and Jack Dee. At the end of 2016 Mark starred in the BBC3 documentary ‘One for the road’, which followed he and Seann Walsh on tour in the Scottish Highlands.

Check out Mark Simmons work here.

To book your tickets click here or for more information please email or call us on 01702 872358.

Polite note: Please respect other audience members & remember, what the comedians say on stage is done in pure fun & jest and they just want to entertain and make you laugh. However, if you are of a very sensitive nature and are easily offended then adult comedy shows may not be your cup of tea. Comedy is a personal choice & what you might find hilarious others do not and vice versa. That’s variety, that’s life!