The Glee Club has won an impressive three major awards in just one week!
Firstly, there were TWO WINS at the annual Chortle Awards, where the Cardiff venue picked up Best Venue: Wales and The West, and Birmingham won Best Club: Midlands and The East.
And just a few days later, it was announced that the Birmingham club’s weekly Comedy Carousel night topped the Best Midlands Comedy Night category in the What’s On Readers’ Awards 2017.
Commenting on the run, Mark Tughan, The Glee’s Managing Director said: “We’ve always prided ourselves in our commitment to programming quality live entertainment and making sure our audiences get the very best night out, so we’re really pleased to be presented with these awards.”
The Chortles are the main awards for the UK’s comedy sector, which this year saw wins for Joel Dommett, Romesh Ranganathan, Olivia Colman and Fleabag, while the What’s On Readers’ Awards are voted for by readers of the regional magazine publisher, with around 45,000 votes cast.
Remarkably, the Birmingham venue has retained the Chortle Best Club award for a record-breaking nine consecutive years. Since The Glee’s first win in 2004, the brand has now amassed a grand total of 19 Chortles.
Looking forward to the coming year, Mark adds: “We’re not going to be resting on our laurels. Over the next few months we have some fantastic shows which we’re very excited about.”
CARDIFF: Among those lined up are Reginald D Hunter (19 Apr 2017), two nights from North American comedian/ actor/ writer Tom Green (6 and 8 Jun), internet superstar Limmy (12 Jun), improv troupe The Noise Next Door (6 Jul), and Luisa Omielan (5 Oct). Look out too for a brand new weekly comedy night, The Gathering, which launches on Sunday 16 April. Hosted by Mark Olver, it promises an unpredictable mix of comedy, characters, games and big name mystery guests.
BIRMINGHAM: Among those lined up are French comedian and critic Marcel Lucont (7 Apr 2017), crooning comic Charlie Baker (14 Apr), satirist Andy Zaltzman (12 May), award-winning TV and radio presenter Iain Lee (4 Jun), and internet superstar Limmy (13 Jun). Meanwhile, Comedy Carousel, hosted by the irrepressible Andy Robinson, continues every Thursday night.
For more information on all forthcoming events, and to book tickets, see: www.glee.co.uk
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Established in 2002, The Chortle Awards celebrate ‘the best comedy of the previous 12 months, with the emphasis on live comedy.’
For full list of 2017 winners see:
Winners were announced during the evening of 20 March 2017 at a ceremony in London.
Chortle is the UK’s leading website about comedy.
The What’s On Readers’ Award for Best Midlands Comedy Night was announced on the afternoon of Friday 24 March 2017.
For a full list of winners, see:
About The Glee
The Glee Clubs are a group of comedy and music venues operating in Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham and Oxford. Since 1994 The Glee has brought the world’s best comedians and music acts to its stages, offering superb live entertainment to its customers.
For details see: www.glee.co.uk
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