G&B Theme Nights

There are two types of themed nights at G&B:

Community & Creative. 

Our Community nights are all about like minded people enjoying the shared experience of live comedy and cabaret together. The Creative themed nights are about specific comedic styles and tastes and the creative space to explore them. There really is something for everyone at G&B.

Community themes

Whether act or audience, our Community themed nights offer the same goal, to provide an environment where everyone can relax in the firm knowledge they are among friends and likeminded people. These nights and their shared experience of laughter and joy are at the core of what G&B is all about.

Girlpower Night

It can be daunting turning up to a gig to discover you are the only woman on the bill, especially when you are just starting out in comedy. It was this underrepresentation that gave us the drive for Girlpower Night. Loved by acts and audiences alike, the all-female line-up of a Girlpower Night is the most wonderfully supportive and atmospheric show you could hope to come across. If you’re just starting out in comedy, the Girlpower Nights are an ideal place to find your confidence and a great place to start networking. Now over six years later, they’re a tradition we managed to keep up even during lockdown when they were the first Tuesday of every month on G&B Online’s Zoom shows.  August 4th sees the return of our Live Girlpower Nights and rather fittingly they’re back at Arch One where they first began.

Growing Old Disgracefully

Our Growing Old Disgracefully shows are for acts and audiences who prefer their comedy to be PG (Pre-Google). These nights are for acts 40 and over (we’re less strict with the audience demographic) and who have material that just requires too much explaining for Millennials. If you’ve ever made a mix-tape or managed to survive lead paint on your toys, this is the perfect night for you.

G&B's LGBT Night

Our LGBT nights are about as much fun as you can have without a Mardi Gras float and four acres of parkland. The night’s line-up is a fabulous array of all kinds of acts from all across the LGBTQ spectrum. If this is your tribe or the vibe you love, this is the night you want to get yourself along to. Casual dress is permitted, but the effort is preferred…feather boas can be provided for those deemed underdressed.

Girlpower Night

Girlpower Night

It can be daunting turning up to a gig to discover you are the only woman on the bill, especially when you are just starting out in comedy. It was this underrepresentation that gave us the drive for Girlpower Night. Loved by acts and audiences alike, the all-female line-up of a Girlpower Night is the most wonderfully supportive and atmospheric show you could hope to come across. If you’re just starting out in comedy, the Girlpower Nights are an ideal place to find your confidence and a great place to start networking. Now over six years later, they’re a tradition we managed to keep up even during lockdown when they were the first Tuesday of every month on G&B Online’s Zoom shows.  August 4th sees the return of our Live Girlpower Nights and rather fittingly they’re back at Arch One where they first began.

Growing Old Disgracefully

Growing Old Disgracefully

Our Growing Old Disgracefully shows are for acts and audiences who prefer their comedy to be PG (Pre-Google). These nights are for acts 40 and over (we’re less strict with the audience demographic) and who have material that just requires too much explaining for Millennials. If you’ve ever made a mix-tape or managed to survive lead paint on your toys, this is the perfect night for you.

LGBT Night

G&B's LGBT Night

Our LGBT nights are about as much fun as you can have without a Mardi Gras float and four acres of parkland. The night’s line-up is a fabulous array of all kinds of acts from all across the LGBTQ spectrum. If this is your tribe or the vibe you love, this is the night you want to get yourself along to. Casual dress is permitted, but the effort is preferred…feather boas can be provided for those deemed underdressed.

Creative themes

If we’re not careful, comedy can have a tendancy towards mass producing a very narrow product. The job of nights like G&B is to nurture original comedy and encourage acts to take risks and be unique. We want to be able to provide a space where acts can feel comfortable experimenting with their creativity, no matter how niche. That’s why we have nights to encourage and support as many different and specific comedy types as we can. And if you have a particular taste in comedy, once again you can be guaranteed G&B has something you’ll like.

Music & Character Comedy

Character acts can be one of the most difficult types of comedy to work on. If the audience doesn’t buy in to your character quickly you can be in trouble. This is why we have our Character Comedy Night, so acts can relax and work on their sets without the pressure of having to compete with the more mainstrteam vibe of a night’s line-up. Over the years these truly original nights have understandably developed quite a following. There’s a real sense of wonderful craziness driven by the anticipation of what’s coming next.

Dark Delights

If your taste tends towards the darker, edgier comedy, then our Dark Delights is your kinda night. Dark comedy is a difficult one to master. The skill isn’t about crossing the line so much as it is pushing the line that bit further. Not for those who love a good pun or whose idea of risque humour is a sweary knock, knock joke. These are not the nights you’d take your mum to. Even the magic at these nights is dark and twisted.

Abandoning The Comfort Zone

The Abandoning The Comfort Zone nights were something we came up with for our G&B Online shows. They were for acts to try their hand at something completely different and outside their normal performance comfort zones. Political comics tried character sets, character acts tried pun sets, musical comedians did observational sets etc. Its point was for acts to dust off the lockdown blues and be as brave and experimental as possible with no fear of failure because everyone was equally out of their comfort zones. These nights ended up being so much fun and utterly inspiring, with several acts now branching out with their newfound comedic style, that they simply had to go into our live show repertoire.

New Act Competition

G&B’s New Act Competition returned on November 23rd to a packed room and an incredible line-up. The next one is on December 21st and is already fully booked with acts wanting to compete for the trophy and the prize money. The competition will be moving to a new, regular spot in 2022. So watch this space or join our mailing list for news on upcoming dates.

As well as the trophy and the prize money, the winner gets to open the following month’s competition with a longer set. We also have a headliner for you after the competing acts are finished to keep the laughter going while the votes are being counted.

Other Nights

G&B also has several other, occasional nights like our Variety Nights which are our cabaret shows featuring everything from music to comedy, magic to burlesque, jugglers to hypnotists. Our Have I Got Gags For You is our political comedy night with a wonderful line-up of sharp thinking, hard core ranting political comedy. And let’s not forget our annual Eurovision night, the campest, most outrageous night of the G&B year.

Music & Character Comedy

Music & Character Comedy

Character acts can be one of the most difficult types of comedy to work on. If the audience doesn’t buy in to your character quickly you can be in trouble. This is why we have our Character Comedy Night, so acts can relax and work on their sets without the pressure of having to compete with the more mainstrteam vibe of a night’s line-up. Over the years these truly original nights have understandably developed quite a following. There’s a real sense of wonderful craziness driven by the anticipation of what’s coming next.

Dark Delights

Dark Delights

If your taste tends towards the darker, edgier comedy, then our Dark Delights is your kinda night. Dark comedy is a difficult one to master. The skill isn’t about crossing the line so much as it is pushing the line that bit further. Not for those who love a good pun or whose idea of risque humour is a sweary knock, knock joke. These are not the nights you’d take your mum to. Even the magic at these nights is dark and twisted.

Abandoning The Comfort Zone

Abandoning The Comfort Zone

The Abandoning The Comfort Zone nights were something we came up with for our G&B Online shows. They were for acts to try their hand at something completely different and outside their normal performance comfort zones. Political comics tried character sets, character acts tried pun sets, musical comedians did observational sets etc. Its point was for acts to dust off the lockdown blues and be as brave and experimental as possible with no fear of failure because everyone was equally out of their comfort zones. These nights ended up being so much fun and utterly inspiring, with several acts now branching out with their newfound comedic style, that they simply had to go into our live show repertoire.

New Act Competition

New Act Competition

G&B’s New Act Competition returned on November 23rd to a packed room and an incredible line-up. The next one is on December 21st and is already fully booked with acts wanting to compete for the trophy and the prize money. The competition will be moving to a new, regular spot in 2022. So watch this space or join our mailing list for news on upcoming dates.

As well as the trophy and the prize money, the winner gets to open the following month’s competition with a longer set. We also have a headliner for you after the competing acts are finished to keep the laughter going while the votes are being counted.

Other Nights

Other Nights

G&B also has several other, occasional nights like our Variety Nights which are our cabaret shows featuring everything from music to comedy, magic to burlesque, jugglers to hypnotists. Our Have I Got Gags For You is our political comedy night with a wonderful line-up of sharp thinking, hard core ranting political comedy. And let’s not forget our annual Eurovision night, the campest, most outrageous night of the G&B year.