Jay Handley: Free Comic

Sat 2nd – Sat 23rd Aug 2014


“If Jay Handley had spent as much time running his business as he did writing this show he wouldn't be unemployed now and you would have one ”





Jay Handley


Free Comic is a barrage of Jay Handley's best material from 4 years on the stand up circuit.

A theme was never intended... but one seems to have emerged by mistake.

His show paints a picture of the worldview and experiences of a self-employed 30 year old man, who has never had a proper job, coming of age 10 years too late.

Having willfully let his own business fail in order to pursue a career in comedy he has rolled the dice in the hope of success in a profession in which finding new and interesting ways to laugh at himself seems to be paying off.

Over the course of the hour he shares comic insights, anecdotes and stories relating to himself, politics, romance and society at large.

It is... in unequal parts... touching, thought-provoking, hilarious and ever so slightly musical.

In his time on the circuit Jay Handley has performed at some of the biggest and best clubs in the country including, The Comedy Store, The Glee Club, The Stand, Jongleurs, Highlight, Baby Blue and The Frog an Bucket.

He also runs his own regular gig in Birmingham called Fat Penguin (now in its 4th year) which has a fantastic reputation among both punters and acts.

"A top class comic with a great mix of material that ranges from physical comedy to non-preachy, but really funny attacks on corporate greed... his gags are imaginative, polished and proper proper funny..."

- 4 Good Comedians

"Go see his show!"

- Broadway Baby

Admission: Free


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