An evening with Garth Marenghi


Friday 4th November 2022, 7pm, £8-22. Doors will open at 6:30pm.

(Please note the original event start time of 6:30pm has been changed – this event will now begin at 7pm)

The Loco Klub, Clock Tower Yard, Bristol, BS1 6QH (underneath Bristol Temple Meads station, click here for a map)

We are quivering with anticipation to be welcoming a true titan of horror literature to Bristol: author, dreamweaver and noted critic of subtext, Garth Marenghi.

Perhaps best known as the mastermind behind the peerless-yet-somehow-underrated TV show Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Marenghi is back among us and will be appearing in person and in conversation for a very special event to mark the release of Garth Marenghi’s TerrorTome, a collection of three dark tales from his long-lost multi-volume epic .

Garth will be in conversation with comedian and host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast Stuart Goldsmith.

Pre-order your hardback copy of Garth Marenghi’s TerrorTome (rrp £16.99) for a special discounted price with your ticket, then collect on the night!

Please note that this event will take place in The Loco Klub beneath Bristol Temple Meads Station, not at the shop.

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About Garth Marenghi

Garth Marenghi was born in the past, graduated from his local comprehensive (now bulldozed) with some O levels in subjects. He taught for nine years at his local library reading group before becoming a full-time horror writer. He has published numerous novels of terror (too numerous to list, nay count), over five hundred short stories, and has edited thirty anthologies of his own work, which have all received the Grand Master of Darkdom Award.

He wrote, directed and starred in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace for the Peruvian market, which subsequently aired on Channel 4 and has not been repeated due to its radical and polemic content. He commenced work on TerrorTome during the late 1980s, continued on it alone and unaided by editors throughout the 1990s, and on into the early 2000s, then the mid-2000s, and has only now found a publisher brave enough to unleash its chilling portendings. He is an honorary fellow.

About TerrorTome

Dare you crack open the TerrorTome? (Mind the spine)

When horror writer Nick Steen gets sucked into a cursed typewriter by the terrifying Type-Face, Dark Lord of the Prolix, the hellish visions inside his head are unleashed for real. Forced to fight his escaping imagination – now leaking out of his own brain – Nick must defend the town of Stalkford from his own fictional horrors, including avascular-necrosis-obsessed serial killer Nelson Strain and Nick’s dreaded throppleganger, the Dark Third. Can he and Roz, his frequently incorrect female editor, hunt down these incarnate denizens of Nick’s rampaging imaginata before they destroy Stalkford, outer Stalkford and possibly slightly further?

From the twisted genius of horror master Garth Marenghi – Frighternerman, Darkscribe, Doomsage (plus Man-Shee) – come three dark tales from his long-lost multi-volume epic: TerrorTome.

Can a brain leak? (Yes, it can.)

About Stuart Goldsmith

Stuart Goldsmith is an internationally award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster and host.

With a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up, Stuart’s enthusiasm and natural charm conceal a quick wit and fearlessness honed by his early career as a street performer.

In addition to his stand-up credentials, Stuart has built a reputation as a highly skilled interviewer and engaging host. His always insightful and often inspiring The Comedian’s Comedian podcast shines a light on the darkest creative secrets of his fellow comics, and is revered by comedy fans, performers and industry alike. Previous guests include Jimmy Carr, Tim Minchin, Russell Howard, Sarah Millican, Bo Burnham, Bill Burr, Jen Kirkman and James Acaster.

Stuart is an Edinburgh Festival Fringe veteran. Having been introduced to the festival as a street performer, he has since taken seven solo stand-up shows and presented The Comedian’s Comedian podcast at the Fringe three times. Stuart’s critically-acclaimed 2016 show Compared To What subsequently toured internationally. 2017’s Like I Mean It was another massive success, winning the Leicester Comedy Festival Award for Best New Show and again touring internationally. Stuart’s latest show, End Of, debuted to rave reviews at the 2018 Fringe, earning a recommendation from the British Comedy Guide as one of their best shows at the festival. Stuart is currently touring End Of in the UK.

A familiar face on the UK circuit, Stuart continues to build his audience internationally, performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, where he won the Spirit of the Festival Award. He has been invited to perform at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival a number of times, receiving rave reviews as part of the Brit-ish line-up show and securing a series of high profile guests for The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast, including a live interview with legendary American comic Patton Oswalt. 2019 also saw Stuart invited to perform stand-up on iconic TBS chat show Conan.

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