PIERRE Hollins, the guitar posturing, electric tennis racket-playing chameleon of comedy, headlines Saturday's Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club night at The Basement, City Screen, York.

"Pierre has spent years crafting his laugh-out-loud sets and has been an audience favourite on the comedy circuit for many years," says promoter Damion Larkin. "He has a stage presence and delivery style that is the envy of many of his peers and he still appears as fresh today as the day he started."

Hollins has headlined at clubs throughout Britain, Europe, the Middle East and Asia; appeared alongside Alexei Sayle, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry and has numerous television-writing credits, most notably for CBBC's Bodger And Badger and Disney Channel's Waking Up With Winona.

"Often cited as the unsung hero for comedy, the gods bow down at Hollins’ guitar-hero feet, and after you’ve seen him, you will too, so be prepared for this comedy veteran to hit you with some effortlessly flippant rock'n'roll comedy," says Larkin.

Joining Hollins on the 8pm bill will be Michael Legge, Jack Gleadow and master of ceremonies Tom Houghton. Livewire Legge combines often improvised irreverence with spiky tongue-in-cheek antics, as seen on Sky One’s Street Cred Sudoku, and the themes in his performances tend to build on the spontaneity of his surroundings.

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He has written for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, MTV, VH1 and other media, performed in Britain, Australia, the United States, Canada, Singapore, the Netherlands, Germany and Dubai and done warm-up spots for 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Would I Lie To You?.

He also co-founded the cult comedy sketch show The Real Daniel O'Donnell Show at The Albany, London, with Paul Litchfield and Jeremy Limb of sketch group The Trap and Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Zoe Gardner of The Congress Of Oddities, spawning the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe show The Clock Hour.

Hull comedian Jack Gleadow, named the International Young Magician in 2013, gave up magic to concentrate on stand-up, since when he has won the Hull Comedian of the Year, the Amused Moose National New Comic Award in Edinburgh and the New Comedian of the Year final at the Great Yorkshire Fringe in York.

Host Tom Houghton has been writing and performing comedy for many years in plays, sketches and musicals and was part of the comedic group The Noise Next Door.

The Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club will return to The Basement in 2018 for shows on January 5, February 9, March 9 and April 7. Tickets for Saturday cost £17 on 0871 902 5726, at thebasementyork.co.uk or in person from City Screen or £20 on the door from 8pm.