Successful stand-up club announces plans to expand

At the last showing of Danny’s Comedy Club at the Birch Hotel in Haywards Heath, the audience were queuing out the door to get in.

Half an hour before curtain up the venue was full and by the time the first act took to the stage, there was literally standing room only.

Owner and producer Daniel Kington said: “I knew that we’d truly arrived when the first people attempted to gain entry without paying but to see the wonderful staff at the Birch Hotel grabbing every spare chair in the place until they ran out, was humbling.”

As Danny’s Comedy Club continues to grow in popularity, plans are afoot to expand the franchise to other towns.

“The support we have had from people in mid-Sussex has encouraged us to bring our successful line-ups to other places as well, something we never dared to hope for when we started. Watch this space.”

A host of experienced comedic talent has been booked for the next show on Friday, September 27, at the Birch Hotel in Haywards Heath.

Multiple award winner Simon Emanuel is a Welsh stand-up comic who is working live all over the UK and Europe.

Since taking up comedy in 2008 Simon has had a successful live career working with some of the biggest names in comedy.

Coming directly from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe where once again he enjoyed a sell-out show rated fourth in the Festival’s top ten ‘must see’ performances, is Dave Chawner. Having spent the past year doing the Brighton Festival and the London Fringe Dave has enjoyed a successful year, appearing on television, most recently in BBC’s Celebrity Scissorhands.

Hailing from Birmingham, comedian and TV presenter Jo Coffey’s is one very big talent indeed. In 2012 she presented on Channel 5’s Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, as well as performing at top comedy venues.

Since he began stand up in 2010, Jason Strickland has performed over two hundred gigs.

With a very warm and confident stage persona, Gwilum Argos has been a musical comedian since 2007. His act consists of guitar-based songs, often improvised, observations and quirky theories.

Mel Crosby draws on his experiences working in strip clubs, being married and having kids as a framing device for deeper conspiratorial theories on everything from 9/11 to “television for the brain dead”.

Doors open at 7.30pm with curtain up at 8.30pm. The Club features cabaret-style seating, a bar, good food and free parking. Admission is £5 on the door with tickets available in advance at the hotel reception.

Anyone interested in appearing at Danny’s Comedy Club should email Visit or Contact Danny Kington on 0787 626 0506 or