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Urmston Comedy Club: Edinburgh Preview. Alun Cochrane and Tom Taylor

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The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is an infamous annual arts festival, and a important date for comedians across the UK. Comedians travel there every year to showcase their talent, in the hope of breaking through and gaining industry recognition. With preview season starting soon, Urmston Comedy Club have bagged some of the best shows set to attract thousands of Fringe festival goers this year.

Throughout March to July, Urmston Comedy Club are hosting several preview nights, at The Roebuck Pub in Urmston. Each preview night will include two full Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows, for only £10 a ticket.

Thursday 23rd May features Alun Cochrane and Tom Taylor.

Alun Cochrane - Work in Progress.

Award-winning stand up comedian Alun Cochrane has appeared on numerous TV shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News, Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He was featured as series regular ‘Sam’ in the Sky Living sitcom Trying Again, alongside Chris Addison and has appeared in Coronation Street, Boomers and Russell Howard’s Christmas film A Gert Lush Christmas.

Alun is the co-host of The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute, for which he received a 2012 Arqiva Award nomination for Best Newcomer. The show also won a Sony Award in 2011 for Best Entertainment Programme and was nominated again in 2012. He regularly features on BBC Radio 4’s The Comedy Club. Other radio credits include The Now Show,Just A Minute, Dilemma, Loose Ends, Lee Mack And Friends and Listomania. Alun wrote and starred in the Radio 4 series Alun Cochrane’s Fun House, offering listeners a room-by-room stand up tour of his home.

Alun is a master at observational comedy, an expert in storytelling and uniquely able to to gather material from anywhere he wanders in mind or body.

Tom Taylor is the Indie Feel-Good Hit of the Summer (Work In Progress).

A favourite of live bookers across the UK, Tom has also supported Simon Munnery, John Kearns and Abandoman on tour and performed on Radio 2 and Radio 4 as part of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award.

In 2013 Tom reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? competition, the following year he was a finalist in the Hobgoblin Comedy Award and in 2015 he took home the award for Comedian of the Year at the inaugural Great Yorkshire Fringe. Most recently he picked up the Audience Favourite Award at the Musical Comedy Awards 2017 and reached the final of English Comedian of the Year 2018.

In addition to his stand-up talents, Tom is an accomplished actor and writer having penned and performed two one-man murder mysteries, A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game’s a Foot, Try the Fish and The Man with the Twisted Hip. Following two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tom embarked on a national tour of both shows in autumn 2017.

The infamous Roebuck food offers are back! Here's the set Menu for either 2 or 3 course options


Pork, Chicken Liver and Wild Mushroom Pâté

With toasted wholemeal bloomer, butter and Joseph Holt’s ale chutney

Prawn Cocktail

Atlantic prawns, tomato, cucumber and crisp leaves topped with a seafood sauce.

With wholemeal bloomer and butter

Garlic and Stilton Mushrooms (v)

Button mushrooms in a creamy garlic and Stilton sauce with garlic bread

Homemade Soup of the Day (v)

With crusty bread and butter

Chana Tikki (ve)

Harissa spiced sweet potato, chickpea and carrot patties with tomato chutney


Confit Duck Leg

With champ, peas and greens and a Morello cherry gravy

Roast Pork Belly

With colcannon mash, peas and a mustard, apple and maple flavour gravy

Braised Beef and Melting Onions

Slow cooked feather blade steak and melting onions in a rich red wine and rosemary gravy.

With Cheddar mash and vegetables

Pan-Fried Sea Bass

Baby roast potatoes and vegetables topped with a pan-fried sea bass fillet, wilted spinach, and Hollandaise sauce

Pearl Barley, Root Vegetable and Rosemary Hot Pot (ve)

With carrot and swede mash and peas and greens


Vanilla Cheesecake

With a sea salted peanut praline, caramel ice cream and butterscotch sauce

Chocolate Brownie and Orange Torte (ve)

With vanilla ice cream and a red berry coulis

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Served hot with vanilla ice cream

Chocolate and Cherry Mess

Morello cherries, chocolate flake and meringue bound with whipped cream

*Please note food orders need to be placed with the venue no later that 17th May 2019. To place your food order please contact the Roebuck directly. Either in person or via telephone (0161 748 4046).*

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