matt-hollins (Oct 25)MORE top class talent comes to Bridport Arts Centre this month with the latest Comedy Cafe night.

Headlining the October show is former Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Matt Hollins, a comic likened to Tony Hancock thanks to his dour outlook on life.

The comic has established himself as a regular circuit headliner thanks to his unique persona and hangdog attitude, and he’s built up an armoury of tales of disappointment, ranging from having to travel on the bus, staying at hostels, and working in a biscuit factory.

Opening the show will be another funnyman from the midlands, Jon Pearson, who has a much brighter outlook on life.

Jon is larger than life in everyway and always has the audience laughing with his stories of Slimming World and kebab marathons.

Resident MC Tom Glover will be hosting the night’s proceedings, testing out his latest new material on his hometown crowd and sharing his stories of life in the westcountry. And once again there will be a couple of brand new acts making their first steps into the world of comedy.

We had a sell-out show last month and had to turn people away so I’m hoping for more of the same this time around. We’ve only got a small room at the back of the arts centre so can’t have to many in there but it makes it a perfect space for comedy. The comics we feature are climbing up the comedy ladder and are all handpicked by me so I know they won’t disappoint,” Said Tom.

The BAC Comedy Cafe will be at 8pm on Friday 25 October. Tickets are £7 adults/£5 concessions and available from the Arts Centre box office online or call 01308 424204.