WIP It! Festival Preview Double Bill


Sun Jun 11 2023 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm


1000 Trades | Birmingham, EN

A chance to see Work In Progress shows from up and coming and established acts putting the final touches on their festival shows.
About this Event

A double bill of Work In Progress festival shows we think you'll love.


The debut show for 3 of the Midland's most promising rising stars is an hour packed full of jokes and stories so funny it might finally impress the girls they went to school with.

Caleb James

Self-described as: "Whiter than your teeth, but probably not as straight" Caleb James is as dark and dirty as a 3am kebab, which is to say palatable but much more so if you've got a few drinks in you. Beat the Frog Winner and regular at ROFL Comedy Club, he's going to make you laugh at things you don't want to, or die trying.

Chris Yates

Hailing from Malvern via Birmingham and the Isle of Wight, failed musician and bedraggled millennial layabout Chris Yates combines a moth-eaten shambolic demeanour with off-beat takes on bizarre topics well outside his limited intellect. Winning the Midlands Comedy Awards New Act of the Year Award in 2022, Chris has been delighting and bemusing audiences in equal measure.

Jake Garrett

Gay enough to know men are trash yet straight enough to still be part of the problem, Jake Garrett is a Bisexual factory worker who answers the inevitable questions from his co-workers with a little too much honesty. Hailing from the nice part of Coventry, his stand-up has led him to perform at venues such as Hot Water Comedy Club and even won him the Project Mayhem 2022 award for 'Rising Star'. Jake provides an outlook on life only available through having no shame.


Colin Etches

Often described as a force of nature, Colin is a performance comedian who's erratic and truly ridiculous storytelling provides insight into the peculiar existence of a 44-year-old human male, adoptee, parent and grandparent with ADHD, dyspraxia and autism. His life is a constant source of material – Attention Deficit is Colin's story from running away from home at 14, learning to be an adult without suitable guidance or supervision, literal interpretations, lateral interpretations, relationships, conspiracy theories, hedonism, leopard print, what apparently constitutes "parenting" his own children all through the haze of his neurodiversity.

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1000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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