Bromsgrove Comedy 178 Comedy Club Independant

Est. 2021

About The Club

Introducing the 178 Comedy Club – a laughter-filled haven established in 2021 at the end of Covid in the heart of Bromsgrove. When the pandemic had subsided, we noticed a lack of entertainment options for the wonderful people in and around Bromsgrove. That’s when the idea struck us to create something unique, something that challenged us, and most importantly, something that brought smiles and laughter back to people’s lives.

Starting out as a passion project, we ventured into the world of comedy shows, a field we had never explored before. Our dedication and enthusiasm led us to offer competitive prices for professional circuit comedians, attracting incredible acts like Jo Enright from Channel 4 Comedy and Phoenix Nights, as well as Dinesh Nathan from Ranganation Comedy.

Our proudest moment came when our shows started selling out, as it solidified our presence in the market and gave us the legitimacy to continue doing what we love – providing unforgettable experiences for our cherished customers who kept coming back for more laughter.

As we grow, we realize the importance of giving back to the community that has embraced us with open arms. We are now committed to exploring opportunities to host educative comedy nights, adding a unique twist to the entertainment landscape. Additionally, we’re looking forward to nurturing local talent and aspiring comedians by hosting amateur nights in the near future.

We invite you to be a part of our laughter-filled journey. Join us at the 178 Comedy Club and experience the joy and warmth that comes with sharing laughter together. Stay tuned for more exciting developments as we continue to bring the best of comedy to Bromsgrove and beyond!

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Jack Skipper, hailing from South London, boasts a multifaceted career as a stand-up comedian, podcaster, and video producer. His journey from being a carpet fitter without formal qualifications to full-time comedian is testament to his undeniable talent.

Crafting relatable narratives about family life and offering insights into the experiences of working-class individuals, Jack has endeared himself to audiences far and wide. His everyman persona has propelled him to reaching the finals of prestigious comedy competitions such as So You Think You’re Funny? and the Komedia New Act competition.

Jack’s charismatic presence extends to the digital realm, where he has amassed a substantial following on social media platforms. On TikTok alone, he boasts an impressive 13 million likes, while his Instagram boasts over 200,000 devoted followers. On TV, his appearances include the Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2).

CHORTLE – Delivery that commands the room and a no-nonsense outlook that gels into strong punchlines.


JOE JOE JIMS BAR, Worcestershire UK


Karl porter & kate martin + host

With a style of high-energy physical comedy, full of deft act-outs, he skilfully brings to life the characters he encounters there to life, from personal trainers to football celebrations. 
Winning various competitions in the north west, he’s definitely an act on the rise to watch out for.

Karl Porter, who graduated from BA Comedy Writing and Performance in 2015, has been watched millions of times around the world after his clip at a London club went viral last week.

In the clip, Karl does a slow-motion physical comedic performance of a footballer scoring and then celebrating a goal.

Within 24 hours of being uploaded last week, the views rocketed to 30 million as it was shared around the globe and Karl found himself being interviewed by the likes of Sky News, ESPN, TalkSport, the BBC and Canadian Breakfast Television.


BROMSGROVE, Worcestershire UK

28 MARCH / 8PM


“Comedy gold…Bird’s going to be a big star, catch him close-up now” The Scotsman

Andrew appeared on “The Russell Howard Hour” and supported Russell on tour including Bristol’s Ashton Gate Football stadium and six shows at The London Palladium. He’s also supported Rhod Gilbert, Rob Brydon, America’s Brian Regan and Michelle Wolfe on their only London shows and Michael McIntyre on an enNre arena tour including Wembley and the O2. He’s wriQen on the TV shows Jon Richardson’s UlNmate Worrier and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

Andrew is one of only seven comedians to perform for Banksy at Dismal Land.

“Birdie supported me on my arena tour and made me laugh every night. A truly excellent comedian” – Michael McIntyre

“A brilliantly funny comedian” Russell Howard

“Funny as Hell” Rhod Gilbert

“Very punctual” Rob Brydon

Writer on Comedy Annual, Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks, The MaQ Lucas Awards, Room 101, Big Fat Quiz of the Year, The Mad Bad Ad Show, Jason Manford’s You and Whose Army?, 8 Out Of 10, Cats Lee Mack’s Duck Quacks Don’t Echo Mock The Week, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Jon Richardson’s UlNmate Worrier


BROMSGROVE, Worcestershire UK

25 APRIL / 8PM


“With this sort of retro observational comedy, she’s just like Peter Kay would be – well, if he were female, black and from Leicester” CHORTLE

Annette Fagon is a loud and engaging comic newcomer, making fast progress on the UK comedy circuit.

Growing up as that rare thing in the midlands of the 1980s, the daughter of a Jamaican newsagent mother, has clearly left its mark.

Despite years of child drama classes and theatre performances, Annette frustrated her mother by spending 6 years at university, leaving without a degree, and returning to work there for a further 2 years.

After a variety of odd jobs – disability support worker, theatre house manager, comedy club waitress – Annette took up an odder job, in stand up comedy 3 years ago.

Currently talking – loudly – about everything from hoodies and mobile phone habits to Beyonce’s mental state, she has made rapid progress, appearing at theatres such as Nottingham Playhouse and comedy clubs such as Jongleurs – on the Upfront Café Tour.

Annette’s early efforts have quickly created a buzz that led to a nomination as Best Newcomer at the 2006 BECA Awards and Midlands Stand Up Runner up 2007 There’s more to come.


BROMSGROVE, Worcestershire UK

30 MAY / 8PM


Jon began standup comedy in 2011, with his first performance at Birmingham’s Highlight Comedy Club.

Two successful Edinburgh shows later, and 5 years working the UK comedy circuit, Jon is now regularly found at the biggest and best comedy clubs across the UK including The Glee Club, The Comedy Store and Jongleurs, both as an act and a compere

  • “Looks at home, microphone in hand, in front of a crowd” – Notts Comedy Review
    “A natural ability for working an audience” –


BROMSGROVE, Worcestershire UK

27 JUNE / 8PM


Lorna Rose Treen debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023 with her character comedy show Skin Pigeon at the Pleasance Courtyard. The entire run sold out by the end of week 1, and her three extra shows sold out in 3 hours. Skin Pigeon gained six 5 Star ✭✭✭✭✭  reviews including from the Telegraph, Evening Standard, Observer and the Independent. She also won Dave’s Best Joke of the Fringe 2023. Skin Pigeon was the Telegraph’s no 1 show to see at fringe, included in the Guardian’s 10 must see shows, Lorna was included in the Evening Standard Top 12 Rising Stars, was a British Comedy Guide Top Tip, and included in the To Do List’s 50 Top Shows.

Reviews for SKIN PIGEON:

  • “[Lorna] pulled off the unprecedented feat of winning both main awards (for stage and screen work), and her skits have had millions of views on Tiktok. Off the back of all that, her Fringe debut has now sold out its month-long run. Could it possibly live up to expectations? The answer, thankfully, is yes: Skin Pigeon is a gloriously daft hour from one of the most exciting young comics around.”  ✭✭✭✭✭  Telegraph
  • “Newcomer Lorna Rose Treen has created the biggest buzz so far, with rave reviews from critics, and word-of-mouth plaudits from the public….Skin Pigeon is an oddball character-based comedy like no other. Unless something else even more brilliant comes along, which is not out of the question given the high standard of the Fringe this year, she must be a favourite for another nod when the festival ends later this month.”  ✭✭✭✭✭ Evening Standard 
  • “Quite simply the most fun a person can have in a room featuring folding chairs” ✭✭✭✭✭ Observer


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