The duo behind a successful ten-year-old monthly show Mostly Comedy, Doggett & Ephgrave, spread their wings to St Albans to present a new, regular version of the club at the Maltings Arts Theatre, starting on May 3 with Arthur Smith and Barry from Watford. 

Arthur is best known for his work on BBC's Grumpy Old Men, QI, Have I Got News For You and The One Show and for hosting BBC Radio 2’s Smith Lectures and the majority of BBC Radio 4 Extra’s comedy output. He’s a Spirit of The Edinburgh Fringe award-winner and also wrote the Olivier-nominated An Evening with Gary Lineker.

He started his career as a member of the 1980s’ alternative comedy scene. In addition to stand-up, he wrote and performed the critically acclaimed Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen (later broadcast on Radio 4), returning to the theme for his 2013 Edinburgh Fringe show Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, Volume Too).

Finally, 82-year-old lifestyle guru and BBC Radio 2 favourite Barry From Watford joins Arthur on the bill, fresh from his successful national tour & Soho Theatre run of Angelos and Barry: The New Power Generation, The Angelos and Barry Show – the Cult comedy podcast he shares with ex-Shooting Stars score-keeper Angelos Epithemou – and his role as Noel Edmonds’ sidekick on Channel 4’s Cheap, Cheap, Cheap.

Barry gained a staunch radio following, thanks to regular appearances on BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon, eliciting name-checks from the likes of Tom Hanks and Ringo Starr.

The actor behind Barry, Alex Lowe, has appeared in countless popular comedy series, including BBC1’s Still Open All Hours, BBC2's House of Fools, Saxondale and The Thick of It. In 2015, he reprised his role as Clinton Baptiste in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Night Live at the Manchester Arena, in aid of Comic Relief.