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Comedy at Turtle with Headliner Stephen Bailey



Hi guys,

Unfortunately we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel December's show at the Purple Turtle.

Everybody who has bought a ticket will be contacted in regards to claiming a refund or a transfer to one of our 2022 shows.

Thanks to everybody who has supported us this year we appreciate the hell out of you!

Big love and see you in the New year!

Carl & Nick



Stand Up Comedy in Reading is back. Mates Rates Comedy is proud to present Comedy at Turtle with Headliner Stephen Bailey.

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 at The Purple Turtle on Friday 17 December between 7:30pm-9:30pm (doors open 7:00pm).

Early Bird - £10.50

Super Advanced - £12.50

Advanced - £15.00

On Door - £17.50 (subject to availability)



Stephen Bailey

Comedian, presenter, actor and writer, Stephen Bailey is a proud northern, working class, gay man. 

As well as being a prominent talent on the UK comedy circuit, he has also supported the biggest names in stand-up, including Katherine Ryan, Jenny Eclair, Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican.



Pope Lonergan 

“Outrageous material [...] matched by a rambunctious delivery” ~ The Guardian

“From fearless and funny to heart-stoppingly raw ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️” ~ Evening Standard

“Pope Lonergan is Plimmin’ and Lompin’ is a very honest piece of conversation [that’s] captivating, even when it teeters towards the nauseating” ~ The Big Issue

“The stories are awkward, humiliating, awful and hilarious, occasionally shocking but deeply compelling” ~ iNews



Joe Jacobs

Joe Jacobs is a London based comedian, rapper and writer. His live shows effortlessly flit between hip hop and comedy and he’s been seen/heard on Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, BBC 6 Music, Radio 1XTRA, plus gained millions of viral video views online.


Lineup subject to change.