Designated Drinker

29 Mar 2019

Welsh favourite and MC at the acclaimed Clown’s Pocket comedy club, comedian Paul James performs his latest show, “Designated Drinker” here at Exit 7 in the Arena. 

James brings with him two Designated Drinkers, Gareth Thomas and Andrew Rutledge.

More about the comedians...

Paul James
Paul’s wife loves to drive, while Paul has a rare medical condition that stops him from driving and causes him to make up rare medical conditions.
So he became the self-appointed ‘Designated Drinker’. He unselfishly dedicates himself to this role in the face of objections from his wife, the medical profession and occasionally the law! He is currently banned from four pubs, two hotels and one and a half countries!
‘Revered as a comedic demi-god‘ Wales Online
‘Armed with jokes that huge stars would sell their grandmothers for!‘ South Wales Evening Post

Gareth Thomas
Welsh based comedian Gareth Thomas has racked up a large number of quality gigs and built up a reputation as one of the rising stars of Welsh Comedy. He loves a story and takes you on a journey of his life so far. 
Gareth did his first gig as a warm up to comedy and TV star Greg Davies, he takes you through his battle of having a huge head, large stomach and sharing his name with a famous rugby player. 
“Gareth Thomas is prop-er funny” Neath Comedy Festival

Andrew Rutledge
Since debuting in January 2016 Andrew has rapidly developed into one of the most promising comedians in Wales.
A gifted story teller with a potent armoury of killer lines and comic voices that are underpinned by his warm likeable delivery.
With sets packed with quality material that genuinely connects with audiences Andrew is regarded as a highly reliable and relatable comedian who can storm it on any bill in any setting.
“A pleasure to watch, one of the most entertaining comedians in South Wales“. Noel James 

Age restrictions: Not suitable for under 18s.


Just £10 per ticket + £1 booking fee (and £1.25 collection or £3 delivery per order)
Call 029 2022 4488


About Exit 7 at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
See the freshest acts first, before they make their way to the Main Stage headline. Big names up close for music, comedy, talks and more.  
We are passionate about entertainment at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff.  Exit 7 is an intimate venue within the Arena, accessible via its own entrance (just opposite the Admiral building, near the Cardiff Rapports NCP main entrance/barriers).


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Getting Here

We're based in the heart of Cardiff. For your sat nav our postcode is: CF10 2EQ

By Road

From the west: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 33 A4232.
From the east: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 29.

By Rail

On the Main South Wales to London railway line - alight at Cardiff Central Station. From the Valleys, alight at Cardiff Queen Street Station. The Arena is just a few minutes walk from both stations.

By Bus

Head to the centre of Cardiff. Motorpoint Arena is just a few minutes walk from Cardiff Central train station.

By air

Cardiff International Airport is only 30mins drive from the city centre.

Take a look at the map on Getting Here for more directions.


We don't have the room for parking onsite for our audiences, but we are surrounded by plenty of multi-storey car parks.

For your sat navs our postcode is CF10 2EQ.

Rapports NCP Open Air Car Park and St David’s are open 24 hours, and are walking distance to the Arena.

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