Glee Club Hanley

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Glee Club Hanley
Hanley's premier comedy club. Shows on the last Saturday of every month, featuring the finest live comedians from the UK and International circuit.
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2-3 hours
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5 reviews
Very good

Stoke-on-Trent, UK111 contributions
Good night
Aug 2015 • Couples
Visited on a Saturday night.Love the look of the place inside. You get your own table.Show started at 8 and went thru to 11. 3 good comedians and a great host. Intervals inbetween were longer than they needed to be and the drink prices are very steep! £4.50 upwards.Will definitely go back:)
Written August 30, 2015
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Brighton, UK83 contributions
Not the best night out
Aug 2015 • Friends
We went with last night friends and although we enjoyed our evening, there were elements that could be improved greatly. Firstly, we arrived at around 6.55pm having been advised that doors open at 7pm and last entry is 7.30pm so we didn't want to miss out. It was raining but the door staff were adamant that we couldn't enter until 7pm exactly. It turned out to be 7.10 when they finally started letting people in - what was all that about then?

The venue is perfect for such an event but I think we would have been more comfortable in the proper seats instead of the bar stools we were allocated. My back is still sore this morning!

The bar staff had no idea what they were doing and every drinks round took an age. We ordered a couple of the cocktail jugs but they were inconsistent and tasteless, although our friends was much nicer. I guess it depended on which bar staff you got as ours had to keep referring to the menu to see what the ingredients were.

The warm up guy Clint was funny and I enjoyed him more than the '3 headliners'. What I didn't enjoy is that the bar is closed when the acts were on and then there was this time wasting 20 minute interval between every act which was spent standing at the bar waiting to get served. You can easily still hear the acts from the bar so I have no idea why they can't keep serving. The evening would have flowed better for sure if they did.

Before we set out for the evening, we checked on the Glee Club website and saw their food menu so didn't bother eating. Unfortunately, it wasn't apparent on the site that there's no food available at the Hanley club except crisps and exceptionally overpriced popcorn. This possibly added to our frustration with the constant intervals as we just wanted to get out and grab something to eat!

Also, we were sat at the back of the lower level on the right and at the first interval became aware of such a strong smell of cigarette smoke that we thought someone behind us must have lit up! It transpired that there was a smoking terrace and we were enjoying the back draft. I complained about it to the usher who said he was just there to seat people and couldn't do anything about it. Erm, how about closing the door perhaps?

What I also found odd was that during the last set, the music from the club (Fusion) upstairs became so loud that we struggled to hear the comedian, who my hubby thought was the best of the evening.

Finally, we had to exit via the nightclub rather than leaving through the front doors where we had entered. It was just completely bizarre!

In summary, the acts were quite amusing but I wouldn't bill them as 3 headliners. The organisers and staff weren't particularly friendly and the drinks were expensive and considering we hadn't eaten and drank 2 cocktail jugs without any effects, they were over diluted with mixers. The bar staff were terribly inexperienced and slow and the management are missing a trick by not offering food. Actually, speaking of management that reminds me that the main man made us feel so special when he came to check our ticket and when I misheard him and offered him our completed compeition entries to win tickets, he exclaimed 'oh no, I don't mean the marketing info'. Oh right, thanks.

We enjoyed our evening (particularly the stop at a fast food outlet on the way home) but defintely wouldn't rush back.
Written August 30, 2015
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Redditch, UK64 contributions
Friends birthday
Jul 2015
Building lovely bar staff great . Drinks over priced . Bottle bear cider £5.10 each . Comedy its self ok second to acts strange felt little odd times . I think I would return on basses some thing to do before night out . Drinks need come right down in price ! You buy more if you felt you was not been ripped off
Written July 26, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, UK96 contributions
Great night out!
Jun 2015 • Couples
We came to the show at the end of June, the first time we have been but it definitely won't be the last! We had a great night, the acts were all amazing, this is definitely the best comedy club in Stoke!
Written July 12, 2015
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Upminster, UK41 contributions
Glee comedy club Hanley
Jun 2015
Went to the Glee Comedy Club Hanley on June 27th. Absolutely top evening, the comedians were awesome, and atmosphere fantastic. Highly recommended and I'll be back.
Written June 29, 2015
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Hello there! Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience. Glee Club Hanley has received so much great feedback from customers since it opened, we couldn't be happier. Shows are on sale until November, on the last Saturday of every month. Close to confirming some fun Christmas shows too. We're really happy with the comedians that are lined-up, some fantastic acts who will keep the quality of the shows really up there. Everything is listed on the website. Once again thanks for the review, but more importantly for coming along and having a great time. Look forward to welcoming you back, bring some friends too! Everyone at Glee Club Hanley.
Written July 8, 2015
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