About Us

Silky Stage

Your host, Silky

From humble beginnings back in 1994, Kill for a Seat Comedy has hosted gigs and festivals across England and Wales, with emphasis on theatres and Arts Centres, including the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Since we opened our doors, Sarah Millican, Kevin Bridges, Ross Noble, Jimmy Carr, John Bishop, Rob Brydon, Shappi Khorsandi, Lucy Porter and many more familiar faces have graced our stages.

I aim for my clubs to be the best they can be for all concerned. For the audience, for the performers, for the venues. It’s kind of an Organic idea. No pesticides or GM here: free range comedians and lush venues, coupled with year-round sunny audiences making for really great events.

 

WHAT THE VENUES SAY ABOUT KILL FOR A SEAT

“Kill for a Seat has been running a sell-out comedy club for us at Clwyd Theatr Cymru for nearly five years. Silky is an exceptional promoter: the quality of the programme is always very high and his personal care and attention is frankly amazing – he looks after his audience just as well as the comics. A lovely guy and a very funny man – highly recommended.”

William James, Associate Director: Plays & Touring, Clwyd Theatr Cymru

“Since its opening in July 2007, Kill For A Seat comedy night has been a cornerstone event in the Seven Arts programme with sell-out audiences month after month. Acts are of a consistently high standard and I love the way Silky juxtaposes new and upcoming comedians between established names. The anticipation of never knowing quite what to expect is what keeps me and Silky’s many other followers coming back for more.”

Penny Sanders, Programme Director, Seven Arts, Leeds

“Silky has been packing our restaurant for over 14 years with his comedy night. Always delivers, always goes one step further.. He is unique and outrageous, musical & original: we had to reinforce the floor after one of his shows”

Ben Franco, Director, Franco’s Restaurant (previously NoSH)

“Since we opened Y Ffwrnes in early 2013, Kill for a Seat’s monthly comedy club has been an integral part of our programme. It became a sell out event very early on, and has now got to the point that it sells out at least 2 weeks in advance. The mixture of both up and coming and established comedians works really well for our audiences. The success of this one has allowed us to roll the comedy club out to other venues. Silky is a pleasure to work with, and always delivers a night of the highest calibre.”

Rhys Hopkin, Senior Programme and Theatre Development Coordinator, Carmarthenshire Theatres


 

WHAT THE PRESS SAY ABOUT KILL FOR A SEAT

‘The Llangollen lineup should be the envy of its much larger peers … It’s no easy task to put together a programme packed with enough quality to get the locals buzzing as well as drawing in comedy junkies from further afield’.
The Guardian on Kill for a Seat’s Llangollen International Comedy Festival

‘A roaring success.’
Leeds Guide on Kill for a Seat’s Comedy Cellar at The Verve, Leeds

‘Seven is comedy genius!’
AboutMyArea.com on Kill for a Seat Comedy Club at the Seven Arts Centre, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

‘Excellent stand-up in relaxed surroundings.’
Leeds Guide on Kill for a Seat Comedy Club at the Seven Arts Centre, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

‘Kill for a Seat is one of the greatest nights to have come to the city in years. Proper, connoisseurs’ comedy in a really warm environment … a roaring success.’
Leeds Guide on Kill for a Seat’s Courtyard Comedy Club at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

‘… a smash success …’
BBC Leeds on Kill for a Seat’s Courtyard Comedy Club at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

‘Should carry a public health warning: IT IS SERIOUSLY FUNNY AND DANGEROUSLY ADDICTIVE. A great evening.’
BBC Oxford on Kill for a Seat at The Bullingdon, Oxford

‘A brilliant night out in a great venue … a bargain for very impressive comedy line-ups’
Daily Information on Kill for a Seat at The Bullingdon, Oxford

‘Lovely. Quality room, intelligent audiences.’
Time Out on Kill for a Seat at The Bullingdon, Oxford

‘Silky single-handedly introduced a whole new comedy scene’
Oxford Mail on Kill for a Seat at The Bullingdon, Oxford