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Jim Howarth


I was born in 1968 and grew up in a leafy hamlet called Wigan. I would say that my love of comedy started at a young age, and I would while away the hours watching Laurel & Hardy whilst gnawing on a slab of tripe.

It is because of tripe that I decided to learn more about food and trained as a chef at the age of 16. I have spent most of my life around the catering & hospitality world, either working in it or sampling the products of it.

At the age of 17 I decided to see what the Royal Navy would be like, and after much deliberation, and 23 years later, I decided it wasn’t for me. I then moved into the Corporate World, delivering multiple services for the RAF, and it was there that I delivered my first comedy show. A couple of years later, just like a scene from ‘Stars In Their Eyes’, Nick and I emerged from a smoky backdrop and Comedy Hotspot was born. It is often said that behind every successful man there is a woman, and
I am no exception. Her name is Lisa and it’s testament to her qualities that she has allowed me to chase my dreams.

We now reside in Boston, Lincolnshire and whilst we have no children, we have a number of pets that replace that particular void.

Nick Barnes


At the tender age of 16 Nick joined the Royal Navy. Intending to only serve for three years he went on to enjoy a 25 year fun packed career.

During his time in HMS SOMERSET he met Jim, a deadpan Lancastrian with a sharp sense of humour. They spent a great deal of time laughing at each other (when they should have been working). Having both left the Royal Navy and gone their separate ways for jobs in the corporate world they realised that they had a comedy itch that needed scratching… Comedy Hotspot was born as the result.


















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Sleaford Comedy Show


Thu 20 September 2018. Tickets £12.50 (Comedy Only)


El Toro
7 Market Street
Sleaford
NG34 7SY
Doors Open 17:15pm, Laughter Starts 8:15pm

Dunston Comedy Show


Fri 21 September 2018. Tickets £12.00 (Comedy Only)


Dunston Village Hall 
Chapel Lane
Dunston
LN4 2ET
Doors Open 19:00pm, Laughter Starts 8:15pm

Billinghay Comedy Show


Sat 22 September 2018. Tickets £12.00 (Comedy Only)


Billinghay Village Hall 
Ringmoor Close
Billinghay
LN4 4EX
Doors Open 19:00pm, Laughter Starts 8:15pm

Great Hale Comedy Show


Sat 6 October 2018. Tickets £12.00 (Comedy Only)


Great Hale Village Hall 
Little Hale Road
Great Hale, Lincolnshire
NG34 9LH
Doors Open 7:00pm, Laughter Starts 8:15pm

Mcmenemy's Comedy Night


Sat 27 October 2018. Tickets £12.50 (Comedy Only)


Grimsby Town FC 
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes
Grimsby
DN25 7PY
Doors Open 7:00pm, Laughter Starts 8:15pm

Sibsey Comedy Show


Sat 3 November 2018. Tickets £12.00 (Comedy Only)


Sibsey Village Hall 
28 Frithville Road
Sibsey, Boston
PE22 0SR
Doors Open 7:00pm, Laughter Starts 8:15pm

Sandbach Comedy Show


Fri 9 November 2018. Tickets £12.00 (Comedy Only)


Sandbach Town Hall 
High Street
Sandbach
CW11 1AX
Doors Open 7:00pm, Laughter Starts 8:15pm

Stalbridge Comedy Show


Sat 17 November 2018. Tickets £12.00 (Comedy Only)


Stalbridge Village Hall 
Lower Road
Stalbridge
DT10 2NF
Doors Open 7:00pm, Laughter Starts 8:15pm

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“What a fantastic night in Sandbach. A must see next time in the area. Never stopped
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“What a brilliant night. Absolutely loved it. Was our first comedy night and we have already
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“Best laugh in ages, very funny, will definitely be coming to the next Comedy Hotspot Show
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“Fantastic night, all acts were brilliant. We had a right laugh! Got our tickets for the next show.” - JulieSave

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"We all had a fab night comedians were all fantastic, sore faces from laughing so much x We
will be coming back to the next one." -  ClaireSave

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"Great night, side splitting!! Sides are hurting this morning. Booooooooom!!! Cheers guys
for a great show." - Gray

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"Brilliant night, not laughed so much in a while. Thank you." - MelSave

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