Jack Carroll and Pete Selwood to Present Comedy Live at the Lescar
Yorkshire comedy duo and best friends, Jack Carroll and Pete Selwood have been handed the reins, in the form of curating and hosting, of the famous Lescar Comedy Club in Sheffield every Thursday evenings. The duo take up the role in partnership with BBC Radio Sheffield’s Toby Foster.
The Lescar has been referred to as ‘the best small comedy club in the UK’ by Mock The Week’s Dara O’Brian. And it’s now run by two comedians from Yorkshire with disabilities who are inspiring and entertaining the nation.
Jack Carroll said: “The Lescar has been the home of alternative comedy in Yorkshire since 1985. And we are beyond delighted to be carrying on that legacy alongside comedy powerhouse Toby Foster’s Last Laugh comedy clubs. Pete has one hand and I have cerebral palsy, so alongside comedy expertise, we should be able to bring a lot of government grants!”
“Breaking the taboos”
Pete Selwood said: “It’s an absolute honour to be taking over such an iconic venue for both comedy and the city of Sheffield. The club itself has been running longer than I have been alive. So we look forward to bringing in the laughs, giving new talent a platform and keeping it going for the future generations to come”
In 2013, 14-year old Jack Carroll took the Britain’s Got Talent by storm in the seventh series. Here, he became overall runner up with his stand-up routine poking fun at his own disability. Since his appearance on the popular TV show, Jack has gone from strength to strength. He breaking the taboos around the subject of disability, refreshingly opening up the conversation with his edgy humour. People enjoy the way Jack approaches his cerebral palsy with humour ensuring the subject can be discussed openly.
The Lescar club was originally founded back in 1982. It was Stand-up Comedian, Actor and Presenter Roger Monkhouse who decided to run a comedy club in Hunter’s bar. The tiny room behind the Lescar has seen the biggest acts in the country from time to time. That includes names such as Peter Kay, Dara O’Brian, and Al Murray.
For more information about the comedy club visit: www.lastlaughcomedy.co.uk