In what is probably a first for a bike shop, Cumbria-based Wheelbase is putting on a one-off comedy gig with comedian Phil Kay this weekend.
On Saturday May 26th, Kay will be leading a special bike ride around the Grizedale Forest in the heart of the Lake District, during which he will give fellow cyclists the benefit of his unique brand of humor through a loud hailer.
Later that evening he will be heading to cycling superstore Wheelbase, Staveley for a special one-off comedy gig.
Toby Dalton, director and co-owner of Wheelbase.co.uk said: “We’re be busy turning our large store in to a 200 capacity comedy club for the night! We’re looking forward to great night of laughs in this unique venue. What could be next?”
Phil Kay has been a keen fan of cycling for over 35 years and is the proud owner of eight bikes, including road and mountain bikes. He is renowned as one of comedy’s most energetic acts and his combination of manic energy and surreal storytelling has seen him become a regular fixture at some of the world’s biggest festivals.
Cycling has provided the comic with plenty of material, including numerous brushes with the law, his top three crashes and how his bike got stolen twice in 15 minutes. Kay first burst onto the comedy scene in 1989 and his unpredictable, freestyle style of performance won him the prize for best stand up at the 1994 British Comedy Awards and in 1997 Channel 4 gave Phil his own show, Phil Kay Feels.
Phil Kay will be appear at Grizedale Forest at 5pm on Saturday May 26th and at Wheelbase at 8.00pm.
Tickets are available from the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal Box Office 01539 725133 or from here.