Stand Up in The Basement

Jul 2021

Southampton’s favourite long standing comedy night, Stand Up in The Basement promises great-fun, original laughs with award winning comedians and familiar faces from TV; set in the perfect environment for comedy: small, cosy and underground!



★ JOSH PUGH (English Comedian of the Year 2016)
★ JOEY PAGE (Never Mind the Buzzcocks)
★ JEFF INNOCENT (UK’s Best live Comic 2016)




“Instantly likeable… flashes of genius” – TICKETMASTER
“Offbeat ideas, strong imagery and dry observational asides, he finds laughs in unusual places. A promising voice” – Steve Bennett CHORTLE
“A keen comic mind.” – Bruce Dessau LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Hot off winning the Midland New Act of the Year in 2014 and 2015, Josh Pugh rapidly shot to the upper echelons of UK stand-up, winning English Comedian of the Year 2016, only two years after playing his first gig. He also won the Funhouse Gong Show as well as the Best New Act prizes at both the 2015 Birmingham and Nottingham Comedy Festivals.

Josh’s clever, original, and (most importantly) very funny writing and performing continues to bring in plaudits, from Chortle to the Londonist to the London Evening Standard. Catch him before he’s huge.


“Surreal, charming and hilarious…one of comedy’s most unique and exciting new talents. This innately likeable young man has an instinct for funny” – CHORTLE
“Spaced out magical humour” ★★★★★ – THREE WEEKS
“Witty, original and clever” ★★★★ – THE SCOTSMAN
Joey Page has spent the last few years (minus 2020) blustering around the comedy circuit, supporting the likes of Josie Long and Noel Fielding and appearing on shows such as BBC 3’s comedy marathon, Nevermind the Buzzcocks and Noel Fielding’s Luxury comedy. “A veritable maelstrom of puns, skits, characters and sudden improvised routines, Joey Page is a fast-paced comedian throwing everything at the audience”.


“In short, he’s one funny man, whatever the environment” – STEVE BENNETT (founder of Chortle)
“It should be made law that every British citizen go and see Jeff Innocent, he’s that funny” – EVENING STANDARD
As a stand up comedian Jeff has reached near legendary status among his peers and audience alike by staying at the top of his game for over 15 years. He was voted Best Live Club Comedian 2016 at the UK Comedy Awards and was runner-up in 2015, 2014 and 2013, won Best In Fest at the Norwich Comedy Festival 2014 and was nominated in the 2015 Chortle Awards Best Live Club Act category. His unique appeal lies in the contrast between his East End ‘Geezer’ appearance and demeanour, and his educated, philosophical delivery and subject matter.

Inspiring The Guardian to describe him as a comedian with, “The body of a nightclub bouncer and the brains of a university boffin”.

Your compere for the evening, Colin has worked with Jimmy Carr and Russell Brand, as well as working with the team behind The Inbetweeners and Mighty Boosh. ‘A comedian whose star should shine brightly” (THE GUARDIAN). He’s “Impossible not to like” (RUSSEL BRAND) with “Really good material” (THREE WEEKS EDINBURGH).




Basement Bar open and seats from 7.30pm. Show 8pm – 10.30pm, including 2 short intervals.

Pre-show table bookings in the upstairs bar from 5.30pm. Book:

Mango Cocktail Club • 5 Canute Road, Ocean Village, Southampton, SO14 4FH • 023 8033 1477 • •

N.B. Nature of the Beast: Line-ups are subject to change, but quality of talent will never be compromised.