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TV's Phoenix Nights star Janice Connolly in her much loved guise of Housewife Superstar Mrs Barbara Nice.
Back by popular demand. What's On Comedian of the Year Barbara Nice is joined by special guests Garaghty and Thom, an award-winning street theatre double act. Join them for games, fun, comedy, juggling, stilt-walking, raffles and dancing.
British Comedy Award winner Bill has enjoyed success on the live stage for many years. In 2001 he took his show Bewilderness to New York for an eight week run at the Westbeth Theatre. The New York Times wrote of him, "Bill is an unalloyed pleasure, a treat for the funny bone, the brain and the ear" and The Telegraph pronounced him "a hobbit with a wicked sense of humour". In 2004 he performed his show Part Troll at over fifty venues around the UK, culminating in an extended run at London's Wyndhams Theatre. In 2007 he embarked on a sold-out UK arena tour with his audio-visual, comedic extravaganza, Tinselworm. He took the show down under during the summer of 2008, touring Australia and New Zealand, before returning to London in December 2008 for a ten week run of the show at The Gielgud Theatre. The summer of 2009 saw Bill tour the UK once again with his live show, Bill Bailey Live. Last autumn, following his performances at London's Royal Albert Hall and the resulting critically acclaimed BBC2 television broadcast, Bill enjoyed a very successful UK tour of his musical comedy extravaganza, Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra. Performing alongside some of the UK's finest orchestras, the show provided fans with the opportunity to see Bill's surreal comic and musical imagination at its best and was described by The Telegraph as "a glorious achievement," The Guardian as "sublime hilarity" and Stephen Fry as "wonderfully enjoyable... like driving a Rolls-Royce off-road."
Larks in Transit is a compendium of travellers' tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, he tackles politics, philosophy, the pursuit of happiness, death metal, ringtones... and an excruciating encounter with Paul McCartney. Two decades of life as a comic filtered through what the Daily Telegraph calls 'the brainiest comic of his generation'..
Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation's strongest comedic voices. As an actor, director, producer and writer he has created many pivotal pop culture moments.
With a career spanning more than three decades, Chris Rock is a true icon whose star shines even brighter.
When family members die, or are lost to dementia, all we tend to say about them is that they were wonderful. But if that is all you can say about them, you may as well say nothing: to truly remember our loved ones, you have to call up their weirdnesses, their madnesses, their flaws. Because the dead, despite what we may think, are not angels.
17 MARCH - 17 MARCH
THE ATKINSON, SOUTHPORT
17 JUNE - 17 JUNE
THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON
12 JUNE - 12 JUNE
OCTAGON THEATRE, YEOVIL
13 JUNE - 13 JUNE
NORTHCOTT THEATRE, EXETER
5 MAY - 5 MAY
BECK THEATRE, OUTER LONDON
22 JUNE - 22 JUNE
CITY VARIETIES MUSIC HALL, LEEDS
25 MAY - 25 MAY
GRAND PAVILION, PORTHCAWL
5 JUNE - 5 JUNE
PRINCES HALL, ALDERSHOT
26 APRIL - 26 APRIL
PAVILION THEATRE, WORTHING
9 JUNE - 9 JUNE
GRAND THEATRE, SWANSEA
20 MAY - 20 MAY
THEATRE ROYAL, WINCHESTER
11 MAY - 11 MAY
DE MONTFORT HALL, LEICESTER
8 JUNE - 8 JUNE
HUNTINGDON HALL, WORCESTER
24 MAY - 24 MAY
DORKING HALLS, DORKING
23 MAY - 23 MAY
WATERSIDE THEATRE, AYLESBURY
19 APRIL - 19 APRIL
DUDLEY TOWN HALL, DUDLEY
16 JUNE - 16 JUNE
12 MAY - 12 MAY
ROYAL HIPPODROME THEATRE, EASTBOURNE
24 MARCH - 24 MARCH
ROSES THEATRE, TEWKESBURY
25 MARCH - 25 MARCH
GRAND PAVILION, PORTHCAWL
13 MAY - 13 MAY
MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY
17 MAY - 17 MAY
THE CRESSET, PETERBOROUGH
19 MAY - 19 MAY
STAFFORD GATEHOUSE THEATRE, STAFFORD
2 MAY - 2 MAY
THE ORCHARD, DARTFORD
18 JUNE - 18 JUNE
CITY VARIETIES MUSIC HALL, LEEDS
29 APRIL - 29 APRIL
THE HEXAGON, READING
27 APRIL - 27 APRIL
ST DAVID'S HALL, CARDIFF
22 APRIL - 22 APRIL
WYVERN THEATRE, SWINDON
29 MARCH - 29 MARCH
ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON
28 MARCH - 28 MARCH
CIVIC HALL, WOLVERHAMPTON
25 MARCH - 25 MARCH
19 MARCH - 19 MARCH
GRAND OPERA HOUSE, YORK
16 MARCH - 16 MARCH
GALA THEATRE, DURHAM
18 MARCH - 18 MARCH
CITY HALL, SHEFFIELD
12 MARCH - 12 MARCH
HARROGATE THEATRE, HARROGATE
11 MARCH - 11 MARCH
THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
2 MARCH - 2 MARCH
GRAND THEATRE, LANCASTER
4 MARCH - 4 MARCH
THE LOWRY, SALFORD
8 MARCH - 8 MARCH
PALACE THEATRE, WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA
28 FEBRUARY - 28 FEBRUARY
NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM
9 FEBRUARY - 10 FEBRUARY
HALL FOR CORNWALL, TRURO
1 FEBRUARY - 1 FEBRUARY
HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE, ABERDEEN
4 FEBRUARY - 4 FEBRUARY
EVERYMAN THEATRE, CHELTENHAM
10 MAY - 10 MAY
LYCEUM THEATRE, CREWE
6 MAY - 6 MAY
ALBAN ARENA, ST ALBANS
1998 Perrier Award Nominee. Irish comedian.
The Nerds are back with a brand new UK tour this Autumn You Can't Polish A Nerd. Since their last tour, experiments guy Steve Mould, geek songstress Helen Arney and stand-up mathematician Matt Parker have featured on BBC2's QI, created a genuinely "experimental" comedy show for BBC Radio 4 and played the Hammersmith Apollo with Professor Brian Cox. Together they'll be buffing up a veritable Periodic Table of new songs, science and spreadsheets that will tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner. Full Frontal Nerdity guaranteed!
Star of We Are Klang (BBC3) and well known as Mr Gilbert, Head of Sixth Form in The Inbetweeners (E4), Greg Davies performs his hotly anticipated stand-up show Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog. If.comedy Award nominated comedian, Greg has performed on numerous TV Shows including: '8 Out Of 10 Cats' (Channel 4), 'Mock the Week' (BBC Two), 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' (BBC Two).
Iain Stirling is a Chortle and double BAFTA-nominated comedian.
New York-based comedy troupe, whose four members are the creators, executive producers, and stars of truTV's hit series, "Impractical Jokers".
2012 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Best Show Nominee.
Perrier Nominee and the hottest comic at the Edinburgh Fringe at 100 per cent sell-out 1998-2003 (and consistently the fastest selling comedian). With no two shows alike, this is unpredictable, unmatchable comedy at its best.
Renowned for his hilarious observations and loveable, friendly delivery Jason has been a firm favourite with comedy fans of all ages since his first solo stand-up show earned him huge critical acclaim and a nomination for the prestigious Perrier Newcomer Award back in 2005.
John Bishop is now one of the most in-demand acts on the comedy circuit. His engaging brand of observational humour mines his varied and colourful life experience, from being a Dad to cycling round the world and from a successful corporate career to being a club doorman.
John has appeared in Avalon's prestigious 'Comedy Zone' showcase at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival (following in the footsteps of Dave Gorman, Al Murray, Russell Kane and Ross Noble), as a guest presenter on BBC6 music's 'The Russell Howard Show' and 'Arthur Smith's Comedy Club' (ITV) and on BBC6 Music's 'The Jon Richardson Show'.
Jonathan Pie is the frustrated news reporter that satirises the world of politics and the media.
He's come a long way since winning the City Life Comedian of the Year and is now established as one of the hottest and most exciting names on the comedy circuit.
Prepare yourself for another all-star line-up joint headlined by "KOJO" one of the UK's King of Comedy recently toured with Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, & Dave Chappelle, alongside, "WHITE YARDI" aka Prince Harry, the Internet and social media sensation who's hilarious comic sketch videos have gone viral, who has certainly caught the attention of comedy fans across the globe.
Hosted by JOHN SIMMIT aka Dipsy the coolest of the Teletubbies in BBC TV's international hit series.
As seen on BBC3's Russell Howard's Good News, BBC2's Live From The BBC, Comedy Central and more. As heard on BBC Radio Four's The Now Show, as well as her own award-nominated series in 2016.
The award winning stand-up and star of BBC Radio Four's Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Sexuality presents her debut UK tour. Mae Martin is comedy's most naturally charismatic young storyteller, fresh from sell-out seasons in Australia, Edinburgh and London. In her new show Dope, she examines a lifetime of obsessions, fandom and addiction and shines a light on that one weird shrimp we all have in our brains that is happy to pursue short-term pleasure despite long-term consequences.
Winner of five major comedy awards. 24-hour-show luminary. Novelist. Watson (host of BBC's We Need Answers, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week regular and star of cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better).
After more than 100 dates on the road in 2016 with his best-reviewed show to date, I'm Not Here, and a similarly marathon effort with the previous tour, Mark Watson is amazed to find there are STILL some areas of the country he's not visited much, and some towns that have been neglected altogether. It's hard to be everywhere at once, so he's narrowed it down to a sensible plan: for the next tour, Watson will only visit places beginning with M or W, his initials ? as they've already shown a commitment by having those names in the first place.
Michael McIntyre's spot-on observational comedy and trademark ability to turn everyday situations into master-classes of human exasperation have struck chords with millions of fans, cementing him as one of the UK's most loved comedy performers.
Milton Jones is renowned for his string of surreal and unusual one-liners. On stage, hair gelled in 360 different directions, clothes half-spaceman, half '70s Bhs, he was Perrier Finalist of 1997 and Best Newcomer in 1996. His delivery is part weirdo, part childish, part punch drunk.
An evening of laughs from the award-winning comedian Nathan Caton, as seen and heard on Mock the Week, ITV's FHM Stand-Up Hero and BBC R4, tackles everything from race to school yard jokes in a hilarious show that will leave you in no doubt why Caton regarded as one of the hottest rising stars on the scene with a glittering career ahead!
The UK's most controversial Asian comedian, Paul Chowdhry, is seen as the bad boy entertainer of the Brit comedy scene and regarded as the outspoken nemesis of wholesome traditional Asian comics.
Stand-up comedian, author, writer, film and tv actor. Ricky Gervais achieved popular fame with his television series The Office and the subsequent series Extras, both of which he co-wrote and co-directed with Stephen Merchant.
Ricky Gervais is returning to stage with his first stand-up tour in seven years: Humanity.
Hilarious Welsh funnyman and star of hit series including Marion and Geoff, The Keith Barret Show and Gavin and Stacey shows off his highly imaginative and unique style of stand-up.
Roy 'Chubby' Brown is a comic genius and one of the funniest comedians in the world. His outrageous performances are considered unsuitable for mainstream television but his videos and DVDs sell in their millions. He has taken his brand of humour around the world with huge success in Australia, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong. For adults only.
Wild and crazy comedian.
Comedian and star presenter on "Storage Hunters" in the UK and America.
A young Amstell started performing on the comedy circuit when he was just 14 and later caught the eye of TV executives in 1998 after becoming the youngest ever finalist of the BBC New Comedy Awards. A short and somewhat chequered stint with Nickelodeon followed before he parted company with the children s channel and found himself much more at home as the cult co-host for Channel 4 s POPWORLD.
Following a series of critically acclaimed, sold out international tours, Simon Amstell begins his fifth stand up tour in the UK. What Is This? promises to be a deeply personal, funny exploration of beauty, intimacy, freedom, sex and love.
Familiar to TV audiences for his memorable comic creations such as Billy Bleach, Dave Angel and Competitive Dad in the phenomenally successful The Fast Show (BBC2), Simon is widely considered to be one of the UK's most talented character comedians and comedy actors.
New York based comedy troupe The Tenderloins have built a huge live audience in the USA, performing over 80 shows a year including a three night sold out run at New York's legendary Radio City Music Hall. Sal, Joe, Murr and Q are Staten Island, New York natives who met while in High School and in 1999 formed the Tenderloins Comedy Troupe. After years of performing live improv and sketch comedy shows, The Tenderloins graduated to the web, captivating a new found audience of millions with their internet sketches before taking their hidden camera pranks to the small screen.
The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour.
Co-star and co-writer of Frankie Boyle?s Tramadol Nights (Ch4), and as seen on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC1) and Stand-Up For The Week (Ch4). Don't miss hugely talented Canadian emigre Tom Stade in his eagerly awaited debut nationwide tour. His magnetic stage presence, irrepressible charm and first-class story-telling have established him as one of the most sought after performers on the UK and international circuit. Join Tom's inimitable, offbeat world for a truly unforgettable night of comedy from one of the finest stand-up comedians around.