Little Wander and Tobacco Factory Theatres have teamed up to bring you some monthly mirth with our new stand-up comedy night, Factory Laughs.
Tobacco Factory Theatres is now famous for churning out the gags, with no fewer than 21 sell-out comedy gigs in 2022 alone. 2023 promises a conveyor belt of comedians like you’ve never seen before as Factory Laughs puts three fresh, fabulous and funny comics on the stage each month in one brilliant bill.
With a special pre-show drinks offer at the bar thrown in to help lubricate the laughter, this September we are delighted to welcome the following:
eric rushton (MC)
Since his comedy debut in 2014, Eric Rushton has been mixing with the best newcomers on the comedy scene, and impressing audiences with his intelligent, playful material and likeable, self-deprecating stage persona.
In January 2020 he won the prestigious ‘Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year’ award – an award that was previously won by the likes of Romesh Ranganathan, Jason Manford and Johnny Vegas on their way to stardom.
Before that he was a Chortle Student finalist in 2016 and So You Think You’re Funny? finalist 2017. He is a regular performer at the UK’s biggest comedy clubs and festivals.
“Often hilarious, absurdist imagery delivered with a low-key lack of showiness, reminiscent of Sean Lock” – The Scotsman
“Manages to keep a stag party almost rapt even while talking about the toxic pressures of masculinity.” – Chortle
“Eric Rushton is absolutely brilliant” – Paul Smith
“Tonight we discovered a genius called Amy Mason….Find her. Watch her.” – Dawn O’Porter
“As raw as it gets as well as charmingly poignant and funny” – The Herald
“Raw and powerful with a rich seam of black humour” – The Sunday Mirror
Tamsyn Kelly is a working class comedian, actor and writer from Penzance, Cornwall.
As a comedian Tamsyn is currently supporting Kiri Pritchard-McLean on her tour Home Truths, while developing her own hour Tamsyn Kelly’s Cornwall.
Tamsyn has recently appeared in the Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2) alongside Seann Walsh, and was a regional finalist in the BBC New Comedian of the Year Award 2021 (BBC One).
Tamsyn currently has a script commission from Channel 4, as well as various other scripted projects in development. She’s also a writer and performer on a new Cornish based BBC Radio 4 series which is due out later this year.
“A fast, brutal, captivating comic with grit and humanity…A compelling hour of story telling.” – Entertainment Focus
“Hilarious” – The Independent
“An incredibly likeable and intelligent comedian” – Theatre Weekly
Find out more about Little Wander here – one of the country’s leading comedy producers and the wonders behind the annual Machynlleth Comedy and Aberystwyth Comedy Festivals.
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Members on sale 12:30pm on Wed 21 June
General on sale 12:30pm on Fri 23 June