Lanternhouse Laughs – July 2023

Stand-up Comedy

Have a great Saturday night out with our Lanternhouse Laughs, in association with Gilded Balloon, one of Scotland’s leading and best-loved comedy production companies!

Jay Lafferty (Compère)
Jay has been performing comedy since 2005 working all over the UK as well as performing in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Reykjavik and Amsterdam. An experienced compere and stand-up Jay has an easy manner on stage, instantly connecting with her audience – whether a rowdy group of stags and hens or a serene ladies luncheon.
An experienced writer and performer, Jay has worked on a number of hit BBC Scotland and BBC Four radio shows and is one of the longest-running panelist on Radio Scotland’s Breaking The News and has appeared on BBC’s Scot Squad.

Krystal Evans
Krystal Evans is a UK-based American comedian who has come over here for the free healthcare and to take British comedians’ jobs!
Krystal is a newcomer on the Scottish comedy scene and has quickly established herself as “one to watch,” with her dry sarcasm and toasty sass. So far to date she has been a finalist in the Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year, won the Frog and Bucket Gong Show and the Ten Feet Tall Stockton Gong Show and was the runner-up in the Monkey Barrel Top Banana of the Year competition.

Chris Weir
Chris Weir is an Edinburgh-based stand-up and comedy writer. He performs regularly in Scotland, sporadically in other places, and never in Gloucestershire. You know what you did, Gloucestershire. Chris’s stand-up has seen him reach the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny, the final of Scottish Comedian of the Year, and he was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2020 Scottish Comedy Awards. He also wrote, produced and starred in the musical comedy short The Impasse for the BBC’s Short Stuff.

Sam Lake (Headliner)
Sam Lake is a stand-up comedian, writer and presenter. Sam openly shares stories and details from his life as a semi-camp gay man, moving from a small mining village to a big city and becoming a happily married man.
Sam has racked up a number of achievements, including winning Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2018 and Hastings Fringe Newcomer of the Year 2018. As well as this, Sam has recently starred in Dave’s “The Comedy Guide to Life” & All4’s “The Joy of Missing Out” with Tom Allen. His writing has been featured on NewsJack and Mock The Week.


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