THE Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club serves up an 8pm line-up of Paul Pirie, Tony Burgess, Njambi McGrath and master of ceremonies Damion Larkin on Friday at York Barbican.

Paul Pirie began his stand-up career in 2004 in Scotland after giving up acting to pursue the funny man that lies within. At the time he was living with his grandmother, having given away the keys to his flat in a pub quiz.

"In a set that jumps from bitchy to silly, you’re never more than a line away from a great pun, insight or well-crafted punch line, delivered with a ferocity that makes his humble beginnings on the Scottish circuit seem such a long time ago," says Damion.

North Western comic Tony Burgess has written for Lily Savage, Brian Conley, Steve Coogan and Johnny Vegas, as well as the BBC3 comedy Ideal, where he also played Troy, a mad DJ who lived in a cupboard. "Although he looks a bit rough, he’s instantly likeable and never fails to charm a crowd," says Danion.

Njambi McGrath has filmed a comedy special, Breaking Black, and featured on BBC radio and TV, French TV, Bloomberg Africa TV and Nigerian TV. Fluent in three languages, she is a blogger and podcaster and has written for the HuffPost, Glam Africa and I-news. Now she is working on her second book, the follow-up to Through The Leopard’s Gaze

Tickets for Friday's show are on sale at £17 on 0844 854 2757 or at or £22.95 on the door from 7.30pm.