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The Overdue Comedy Club

by The Leeds Library


The Overdue Comedy Club is a midweek night of stand up comedy bang in the heart of Leeds City Centre. From the unique surroundings of the oldest surviving subscription library in the British Isles, it promises to be a truly unique night of first class entertainment.

The show will feature some of the best TV acts on the circuit as well as a few new faces taking the comedy scene by storm.

Housed within the beautiful Georgian building of The Leeds Library and surrounded by our stunning collection of rare and unique books, it provides a perfect, intimate experience for both the audience and the acts.

Book your seats early to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Headline Act

Nina Gilligan

Sometimes outrageous, always hilarious, observational and storytelling comedy for all.

A persona you will fall in love with.

2021 saw Nina crowned as winner of the prestigious Leicester Mercury Award after also Winning Liverpool Hot Water and being a finalist in English Comedian of The Year in previous years.

She’s supported Jason Manford, Clinton Baptiste and Rachel Fairburn and has been described as a ‘bolshier Mrs Merton’.

“Nina Gilligan is Sarah Millican on a budget, but seriously she is that good!” – Steve Royle

“Nina Gilligan is a naturally funny comedian with a charming and genuinely likeable style” – John Thomson

Opening Act

Peter Brush

Formerly a BBC New Comedy Award finalist, and winner of Harrogate Comedian of the Year, Peter performs at clubs all over the UK and occasionally abroad. He has also written for BBC Radio 4’s ‘The News Quiz’, ‘The Show What You Wrote’ and ‘Newsjack’ and was the tour support for Alexei Sayle’s 2020 show, other acts he has supported on tour include Jonathan Pie, Jason Manford, Arthur Smith and Paul Sinha.

“I love Peter Brush, what a comic” – Jason manford

“Compellingly hilarious.. first-class gag writing… an original and achingly funny voice” – ★★★★½ Chortle

Middle Act

Sam Serrano

Sam Serrano is a gender fluid, dyspraxic comedian who has been taking the circuit by storm. A regular in clubs across the UK Sam’s unique trademark style that is dark and self deprecating in equal measure has seen him become a favourite with bookers. It has also seen Sam provide tour support for Brennan Reece and perform an incredible five solo hour shows at Hot Water Comedy Club, Nottingham Comedy Festival & Leicester Comedy Festival.

Hosted by 

Chris Lumb 

One of the warmest MC’s on the circuit, Chris is also an actor, writer, director, producer, editor, comedian, and legendary improviser. His shows include The Discount Comedy Checkout and The Halls of the Ridiculous (both at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe).
Chris is also a talented impressionist and featured on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three) and Britain’s Got Talent (ITV 1).

Date and Time

Thu, December 1, 2022

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


The Leeds Library

18 Commercial Street
Leeds, England LS1 6AL United Kingdom

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