Hitchin Mostly Comedy was originally established in October 2008 by Doggett & Ephgrave. The club has gradually expanded since then, outgrowing five venues across the town (as well as runs at the Edinburgh Fringe & in London’s West End) before reaching its current home of the Queen Mother Theatre in July 2023.
Mostly Comedy has also previously hosted occasional dates at Leicester Square Theatre, Letchworth’s Broadway Theatre, Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans and the Royal Air Force Museum London.
Acts who’ve previously appeared at Hitchin Mostly Comedy include Harry Hill, Phill Jupitus, Rory Bremner, Stewart Lee, Katherine Ryan, Jack Dee, Henning Wehn, Richard Herring, Paul Daniels & Debbie McGee, Sean Hughes, Kate Robbins, Reginald D Hunter, Jan Ravens, Josh Widdicombe, Arthur Smith, John Shuttleworth, Isy Suttie, Dr John Cooper Clarke, Neil Innes, Roisin Conaty, John Thomson, Sara Pascoe, Ardal O’Hanlon, Aisling Bea, Nish Kumar, Kevin Eldon, James Acaster, Bridget Christie, Katy Brand, Tony Slattery, Bobby Davro, Kerry Godliman, Phil Kay, Norman Lovett, Angelos Epithemiou, Barry from Watford, Rosie Holt, Hattie Hayridge, Simon Munnery, Phil Wang, Bec Hill, Mark Watson and many more.
Each month is compéred by David Ephgrave, unless otherwise stated.
For a run-down of previous line ups, click here.
Hitchin Mostly Comedy reopened its doors from July 2023 onwards at a brand new home: the Queen Mother Theatre. Join the Mostly Comedy mailing list for more news as it comes.
Glyn Doggett and David Ephgrave are a duo of actor/writer/comedians who have been up-and-coming for so long that they stretch the definition.
Credits include: eleven seasons with The Comedy Project at the Soho Theatre, various stand-up shows on the Edinburgh, Brighton, Camden and Leicester Fringe, plus Mostly Comedy – their monthly comedy club – formerly at Leicester Square Theatre, the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans and at various venues in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. A notable D&E career highlight was reading an episode of their self-written sitcom Nick & Joe at the Soho Theatre, alongside a cast including Michael Barrymore and Norman Lovett.
Glyn & David host the long-running podcast, More Than Mostly Comedy, in which they interview many of the acts that play the club. Previous interviewees include Phill Jupitus, Paul Daniels & Debbie McGee, Katherine Ryan, Rory Bremner, Josh Widdicombe, Sean Hughes, Lucy Porter, Arthur Smith and James Acaster, to name a few. They used to present a weekly show, Doggett & Ephgrave: In Your Inner Ear, on SG1 Radio.
David Ephgrave is a comedian, actor and musician – and the back end of Doggett & Ephgrave.
His material recently featured amongst The Times’ Best Jokes of 2022 Edinburgh Fringe, the Daily Telegraph’s 20 Funniest One-liners of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe and Comedy Central’s 35 Funniest Jokes of the Year (2017) plus i Newspaper’s 50 Best Jokes, The Scotsman’s 40 Best Jokes and Edinburgh Evening News’ 40 Funniest One-Liners of 2018 Edinburgh Fringe lists.
Solo credits include playing John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the No. 1 UK tour of The Roy Orbison Story, Buddy Holly in numerous UK/Ireland tours of Buddy Holly and the Cricketers, and Richard in the West End production of Dreamboats and Petticoats. He took his first solo stand-up show, ‘…and Ephgrave’, to the 2015 Brighton and Camden Fringe Festivals, his second, Mostly David Ephgrave, to Brighton and Edinburgh in 2016, his third and fourth, Now Who’s a Comedian? and ‘David Ephgrave: My Part in His Downfall’, to Edinburgh in 2017 & 2018 – and his fifth, Good Grief, to Edinburgh in 2022. He has also kept a regular blog for a decade.
David is also a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (with the emphasis on ‘mentalist’). He used to front the rock band Big Day Out, who supported Slade, The Troggs, Kula Shaker and The Supernaturals, to name a few. He also co-hosts the podcast The McCartney McAlphabet.
Dan Graham trained at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA gaining a Bachelor of Music performance degree as well as playing drums in sessions and live gigs in Boston, New York, Canada and Philadelphia alongside jazz and rock artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Vinnie Colauita, John Robinson and Meshell Nedegeocello.
Theatre credits include: Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (UK and Germany No.1 Tour), Dreamboats & Petticoats (West End and UK Tour), Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven (No.1 UK Tour), Save the Last Dance For Me (No.1 UK Tour) and Three Steps to Heaven (No.1 UK Tour).
TV credits include: Ladbrokes 2021 ‘Euros’ TV ad campaign, Nationwide McCain Pizza ad campaign and Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing on the Edge for BBC TV.
After forming rock and roll band ‘The Bluejays’ in 2012, Dan co-wrote the show Rock and Roll Revolution for the band before writing and producing Rave On in 2020.
Dan is excited to join Team Mostly in 2023, though he promises not to do any comedy.
Glyn Doggett is an actor, writer and videographer who trained at Hertfordshire Theatre School, where he received the Student of the Year Award on graduating in 2003.
Theatre credits include: Gerald Popkiss in “ROOKERY NOOK”, Flight-Lieutenant Graham in “FLARE PATH”, Jan Warwick in Agatha Christies “UNEXPECTED GUEST” and Eric Birling in “AN INSPECTOR CALLS” (Sidmouth Rep), Charles Murdock in “THE GHOST TRAIN” and Lloyd Mitchell in “A TOUCH OF DANGER” (The Theatre Royal Nottingham), Chris in “STEAM” (A new play for the White Bear, London), “PLEASE READ ME” (Hen and Chickens, Islington) and the Tin Man “WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ” and Buttons “CINDERELLA” (both at the Gorleston Pavilion). He’s also a regularly member of the Market Theatre Company in his hometown of Hitchin in Hertfordshire and have appeared and been involved in numerous plays and tours around the UK for them.
Glyn stepped down from Mostly Comedy in December 2021, but wishes the club well for its 2023 relaunch.