DISCERNING NIGHTS PROGRAM AND PRODUCE CURIOUS CONTENT, OFFERING HIGH QUALITY EXPERIENCES THAT OFFER A FRESH NEW WAY OF SEEING LIVE PERFORMANCE.
We are interested in exploring the boundaries between different art forms, and figuring out how to knock them down in fun and unusual ways.
We like to make work that examines the relationship between comedy with other arts and experiences, or taking work and putting it in an unusual setting.
Our previous projects include:
Comedy Tag – half comedy gig, half laser tag event
Commentary – mixed media show set in a cinema, featuring live overdubbing of films by comedians, musicians, poets and more
D.A.N.C.E - where comedians perform their sets while dancers react live on stage to their material, then they swap places with the dancers trying their hand at stand-up, and comedians attempting to dance.
In short, we like to create things you've never seen before.
We have two main areas of expertise:
Whether you're planning an entire theatre festival or staging a one-off comedy night above a pub, we have the know-how to make it happen. We have a wealth of experience, creative ideas and contacts that we can tap into to meet your venue or events needs. And to prove it, we have been nominated twice for Best Promoter at England's largest comedy festival.
We produce our own projects as well as working with artists on a project-by-project basis. From fundraising and R&D, to tour-booking and tour management, we have a variety of skills to meet any artist’s needs. Our main passion is for work that mixes comedy with other art forms, but whatever the genre, if you have a great idea we will help you make it happen.
HOW DO WE ACHIEVE THIS?
WHO ARE DISCERNING NIGHTS?
Discerning Nights consists of independent producers, with a network of freelance workers from a variety of backgrounds including designers, theatre technicians, filmmakers and promoters.
The hivemind for this operation is Daniel Nicholas. Based in Leeds, Daniel is an associate producer with LittleMighty and has previously worked with artist development organisations such as In Good Company and Tetrad Collective. He has fundraised and worked on a number of Arts Council-funded projects, and has an MSc in Cultural Events Management.
Being a performer himself, Daniel understands the needs and mindset of an artist, and thus is able to offer a working relationship that puts the artist's interests first.