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CANCELLED: Mates Rates Comedy Presents: Comedy @ Turtle #4

Following the Government's announcement, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel all shows until further notice.

We will start refunding tickets this weekend.

The current teiring system means that our venue is unable to stay open and right now we can't promise that shows will take place.

This is obviously really frustrating and disappointing news.

We really thought we could keep live comedy going under the circumstances. We are sorry that we have not been able to deliver the shows that we promised and want to thank our customers for their ongoing understanding and patience.

Mates Rates Comedy is in Reading for the long haul. We are determined to build the kind of comedy club and scene this town deserves and are hopeful that Comedy @ Turtle will return later next year.

In the meantime keep your eyes out for pop up events.

Take care and stay safe

Nick & Carl



A new socially distanced comedy club is opening its door in Reading on Friday 1 January at 7:30pm… Mates Rates Comedy Presents: Comedy @ Turtle.

Mates Rates Comedy has teamed up with The Purple Turtle to bring you the best acts from the UK comedy scene. We will have TV names, up and coming circuit comics and as always, you will be guided along by our trusty MC Carl Richard.

The show takes place downstairs at The Purple Turtle between 7:30-9:30pm (doors open 7pm). Due to social distancing ticket are limited and only available in advance. Box Office closes at 11:30pm on Thursday 31 December. 

Headliner: Nabil Abdulrashid

Urgent, uncompromising and refreshingly radical fare, smartly woven into a gag-packed set… a fresh comic voice and unapologetically funny
The Telegraph

He’s the star by a wide margin… animated by a sardonic intelligence and sharp eye for the absurdities of racial discourse
The Guardian

Defiant and fearless
The Metro 

The Radio Times

Absolutely brilliant, a breath of fresh air
Alesha Dixon

Too funny. A really refreshing comic voice
David Walliams 

An exciting and interesting comic
Mark Thomas