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Comedy Night - Ben Norris, Gavin Webster & Rob Hitchmough   iCal entry for this event




Yep, we're doing it again folks. It's time for another comedy night and our resident Comedy Guru Rob has lined up another 2 great acts for us.

If you came to our last sell-out event in January you'll know what great fun it was and this next one should be just as good as we have Ben Norris and Gavin Webster lined up..... and we promise we'll give our very own Rugby Rob from U11s a bit more time too.


All Old Rutlishians' are welcome to buy tickets. Members may bring guests.


Tables of 8 and 10 are available or buy single tickets and let me know if there are 8 of you that would like to sit together.


Ben Norris is a highly experienced and hugely well respected stand-up. He’s been performing comedy since 1993 and is renowned for his incredibly relaxed stage persona and his innate ability to improvise as well as deliver sharply crafted material.

Ben’s TV credits include: “Mock the week” (BBC 1), “The Comedy Store” (Paramount and Comedy Central), “Never mind the Buzzcocks” (BBC 2), “They think it’s all over” (BBC 2). He has written and performed three solo shows at The Edinburgh Festival: ‘Sitting room only’ (1997), ’Mr Ambiguousness’ (2013), and ‘Benny on the loose’ (2014)

Ben was Ed Byrne’s tour support for his 2013 UK tour and appeared at the Apollo, Hammersmith.


"The term “circuit legend” is overused, but Norris is one of a handful that have been headlining for more than two decades and rarely departs a stage without leaving it torn to shreds in his wake. A master of the craft, this will be an hour of the most polished stand-up you are likely to see" – GQ Magazine


"With 20 years on the clock, Norris is one of the most bankable headliners around and is a brilliant improviser" – The Guardian


"..unbelievably brilliant" – Jason Manford


Gavin Webster is an award-winning act and legendary, long standing, influential yet unpredictable comedian from the North East of England.

Winner of the The Comedian’s Comedian Best UK Live Stand Up Award 2014.

Famed and respected by his peers for his uncompromising and unusual approach and distinctly original routines, he now boasts a large cult following round the country. Gavin has also supported some of the biggest household names on tour including Kevin Bridges & Alexi Sayle. He has also become a cult hero at the Edinburgh Fringe having performed an amazing ten solos shows over his career (see below).

Television credits include: The Comedy Store, The Stand up Show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Does Doug Know, Take The Mike, The Regionnaires, The Eleven O Clock show, Comedy Blue and The World Stand Up Tour 


“Few comedians will ever be as palpably funny as this”  – The Herald


“Funny, clever and as brilliantly observed as you’ll find”  – The Scotsman


“ Like a cross between Bill Hicks and Geoff off Byker Grove” – Ross Noble 


His daftness is little short of surreal genius – The Stage


Compered by our very own Rob Hitchmough!


"...an infectious energy and a joy to watch" – The Evening Standard


"Very funny and imaginative" – Time Out



1. Comedy is a funny business.... If due to unforeseen circumstances our acts are unable to make it we reserve the right to add other acts or extend the length of an attending acts' stage time. Whilst this is highly unlikely if this happens there will be no refunds.

2. If you can't attend you may sell your ticket on StubHub, or similar, for a ridiculously high amount as we cannot offer you a refund.

3. Only Members can buy tickets but they may bring guests who are non-members. However, if you can also persuade them to become a member for £40 we will love you forever.

3. Due to expected high-demand, payment for your tickets must be made within 14 days during which time you may receive email reminders. If you don't pay within 14 days then your tickets may be canceled. As you're part of the Old Ruts family if you need more time to pay please, please get in touch rather than ignore the reminders.

4. Due to the nature of the material, this is an adults-only event. Under 18s will not be admitted even if they have a ticket. If you are easily offended and of a sensitive disposition then this might not be the event for you. We hope you understand.

5. We guarantee you will laugh at least once, probably all night long.


Location: The Clubhouse


Select dates
Description Date Start time Places
Price Book
Seated (Reserved table of 10) 04-04-2020 19:00 1 £150
Seated (Reserved table of 8) 04-04-2020 19:00 4 £120
Seated (Unreserved table) 04-04-2020 19:00 30 £15