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Cancelled: Mates Rates Presents: Comedy@Turtle #2

Mates Rates Presents: Comedy@Turtle #2

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 4 December 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.


Headlining: Catherine Bohart

"Packed full of laughs… she’s destined for great things." - The Herald

"A star in the making." - The Skinny

"The perfect comedy package" - Beyond the Joke




Mo Omar

‘Omar has a winningly irreverent attitude to sacred cows, with a fresh and feisty delivery that gives him a contemporary edge’ - Chortle


Ashish Suri

Winner, the 'Honk Show' at the Moth Club (Dec-2019)

Second, King Gong, Comedy Store, London (Jan-2020)



Louise Atkinson

Louise has quickly established herself on the comedy scene, she was a finalist in the Amused Moose New Comic Competition and a semi-finalist in the established So You Think You’re Funny competition. 

Louise ‘can certainly breathe life into any story’ (Steve Bennett - Chortle), is very engaging to watch and has a "A strong flavour of Victoria Wood" (Bruce Dessau.)


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 3 December.