World-famous actor to headline comedy night

LYME Regis Comedy Club will this month be headlined by a BAFTA award-winning actor.

Dave Johns famously played the lead in ‘I Daniel Blake’, Ken Loach’s critically-acclaimed and multi-award-winning film, which won the much coveted Palme D’or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

As well as an actor, he’s a celebrated comic who has made guest appearances on many television programmes, including ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’, ‘8 Out of Ten Cats’ and ‘The Football’s On’.

“Shifting from hilarity to uproar to genius in the blink of an eye” – The Guardian on Dave Johns

Dave is one of the most respected and best loved stand up comics working on the British comedy circuit, and is an accomplished stage actor and improviser. He will be supported by Dan Thomas and Karen Bayley, and resident compere Tom Glover, from Bridport.

Dan Thomas performs at venues such as The Glee Club, The Comedy Store, and Komedia. He has also appeared at several festivals including Green Man.

Dan supported Russell Kane on his national tour of the Perrier Award-winning show ‘Smokescreens and Castles’ and will also tour with Russell on his upcoming ‘Manscaping’ tour.

Karen Bayley made a name for herself by reaching the semi-final of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards and was later crowned the winner of the 2001 Komedia New Act prize. She was the first female winner of the Comedy Store King Gong award and reached the finals of both the BBC New Comedy Awards Showcase and Babycham Funny Women.

Lyme regis Comedy Club will be held on Saturday, August 25 at the Marine Theatre, with doors opening at 7pm for an 8pm start.

Tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door, with a 10% discount for Theatre Friends. Call 01297 442138 or visit to book.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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