In 1998 Smug Roberts released the novelty anthem Meat Pie, Sausage Roll (Come on England, Gi’s a Goal) as Grandad Roberts. The character and song came from his afternoon radio show on Key 103 and subsequently became part of his stand up comedy routine. Three years prior to that Smug was performing his first stand up gig when he was discovered by the legendary, late Caroline Aherne (Mrs Merton Show and The Royle Family).
Since then he’s gone on to star in That Peter Kay Thing Channel 4, Cold Feet ITV, Phoenix Nights Channel 4, the film 24 Hour Party People with Steve Coogan and Channel 4’s BAFTA award winning Buried. His confidence as a performer is legendary in the comedy world and in terms of the funnies he is on a par with his contemporaries Peter Kay and Jonny Vegas.
An extraordinary comic (Manchester Evening News)
A brilliant act, he defies description and has to be seen (City Life)
A master storyteller (Radio Times)
Praise from the critics is something that Christopher Forbes has constantly attracted since his stand-up comedy debut over ten years ago. For more than a decade the wee man has brought something special to the table in the form of his wry and slick mocking of absurdity in the British media. He is also the star of BBC1 sit com Scot Squad.
Very Funny The Scotsman
Christopher Macarthur Boyd is following in the footsteps of fellow Scottish comedians Kevin Bridges and Daniel Sloss, Christopher made it to the final of a highly prestigious competition for new acts at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His self-mockery and ability to tell gags at his own expense, including his hilarious response to people feeling the need to inform in who they think he resembles is one of his many loveable assets.
Your MC for the evening is Peter Otway a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2012 he could coast along on his huge likeability alone but instead he employs the skills of a natural comedian and as a result is regarded by many as one the sharpest talents on the UK comedy circuit. Regarded by some of the top movers and shakers in comedy as
Devastatingly funny Chortle
A young comic with incredible talent The Guardian
Saturday 21 January 2017 8.00pm
Christopher Macarthur Boyd
Peter Otway (MC)
Doors: 7.30pm / Start: 8pm
Tickets: £17.50 (£10 Students) in advance
Book online at byretheatre.com, call The Byre on 01334 475 000