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Al Murray is the pub landlord who holds forth on all manner of topics, waxing wide about the state of the world with all the skewed logic of a bar room philosopher. Anyone who has spent even the smallest amount of time in a pub will recognise these immaculate observations of British pub culture.
Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation's critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense crusade to re-Great Britain in his brand new show. We live in troubling times. Europe. The NHS. Whatever the hell is going on in the Middle East. The gathering storm of fortnightly bin collections? Who knows where it will all end? Watch the one man who will answer the call of destiny even though it's an unlisted number. Watch the one man who will call time on tyranny even though he isn't quite sure what it means. Watch the one man who isn't afraid to say no to women ordering anything other than a glass of white wine (or fruit based drink).
Maybe you ve caught one of his rare TV appearances. Maybe you ve heard his Radio 4 series ?What To Do If You re Not Like Everybody Else . Probably you ve never heard of Andrew Lawrence at all. How remiss of you. Join him as he embarks on his latest UK stand-up tour.
The UK comedy scene's most bigoted scumbag, back with a new hour of morally repugnant, borderline criminal material in the very poorest taste. No laugh too cheap. Bring a friend who's easily offended, and be sure to take everything at face value. As seen on Live at the Apollo, star of four series of his own show on BBC Radio 4.
Andy's delivery and style are unique and his jokes are clever, substantial and beautifully crafted. And very, very funny. This is political comedy without the leaflet, satire without the lecture, ridicule without the sanctimony - all brushed with a bit of showbiz glitter. You will leave fulfilled, enlightened and uplifted - not bad for an evening of politics!
Star of Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo delivers his take on British politics.
Andy has swiftly established himself with his unique brand of political comedy. Swiftly moving from one theme to the next Andy has the ability to make you listen as well as laugh. He co-devised Radio 4's critically acclaimed satirical show, The Department.
Ashley Blaker, the UK's only Orthodox Jewish comedian.
Ashley's last show, Gefiltered was a sell-out hit. Now he is returning with something completely new and if his last show is anything to go by you need to book early or face serious disappointment. Secular or religious, you don't want to miss Ashley's hysterical take on what it means to be Meshuga Frum.
Hannah Silvester talks about the stuff she find interesting, funny and all bit too much to cope with. Join the Midlands Comedy Award winner for a stand up show with a bit of bite and fluffy bits. Craig doesn't want much in life: unlimited WiFi, clamouring adoration, and an absence of idiots ? and in his first full-length stand-up show, he shows how he fails on all counts, especially the latter.
Enjoy an evening of Four of the best one-liner comedians on the West Midlands circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay. Featuring Roger Swift, Phil Paggett and Lovdev Barpaga, all held together by your host Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016/Joke of the Fringe 2016).
Since appearing on the comedy circuit in 2009, Chris has experienced a meteoric rise to the top. He has previously appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Show and Tell (E4), Comedy Rocks (ITV1) and Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3), and is soon to be seen on Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Argumental (Dave) and Richard Bacon's Beer and Pizza Club (ITV4).
A brand new stand up show for 2017 from the comedian you've seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Celebrity Juice, Hebburn, Live At The Apollo and various newspapers when he was wrongly arrested in a hotel in his underpants.
Radio 4 sitcom artist Count Arthur Strong, a former variety star who suffers malapropisms, memory loss and a variety of befuddlements and confusions.
The stage has always been my first love. Let me put that another way. I have never done anything like this before in my life. However, to travel from town to town addressing a fabulous gathering of like-minded chums each night seems to me exactly what Shakespeare would have done had not the hefty rent at The Globe kept him in London. As a consequence, William Shakespeare toured about as frequently as Kate Bush. Well not me. I own very few theatres anymore and so I am now totally free to charge about here and there wowing the folks with my anecdotal back catalogue, games involving sausages and impressive six octave range.
Phil qualified as a doctor in 1987 and still works as a part-time GP. Having formed 'Struck off and Die' with Tony Gardner in 1990, they have enjoyed sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Festival and their Sony Award winning BBC Radio show ran for two series.
Lots of jokes from the Mock The Week regular with his brand-new show.
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).
Henning is The German Comedy Ambassador in The United Kingdom. This is not the easiest of jobs because the Germans allegedly do not have a sense of humour. Henning does not find that funny.
After his last show tackled those well-known staples of light entertainment that are the British obsession with home ownership and the self-serving nature of most fundraising efforts, this time Henning's having an unbiased look at immigration. He also wonders, if, generally speaking, people are competent. Luckily in his case this doesn't matter as either he's funny or he lives up to a national stereotype. It's a win-win situation.
Jack's always wanted to be a real man, like the ones in the audience at Top Gear, but unfortunately he likes Smirnoff Ice and looks wrong with his shirt off. Jack has firmly established himself as one of the country's most exciting and successful comedy talents, a status cemented by his People's Choice Award for the King of Comedy at the 2012, 2013 & 2014 British Comedy Awards. He cut his teeth at the Edinburgh Fringe, taking up four sell out shows over three consecutive years and earning an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination in the process with his debut show. Jack has since gone on to host Live At The Apollo and the Royal Variety Performance, as well as perform stand-up at the internationally prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Canada.
Brand new show ?At Large' will again see Jack perform in some of the largest venues in the land, bringing his unique brand of high-intensity silliness to thousands of fans.
Perrier nominee 2002.
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr's new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he's performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He's won the British Comedy Award for 'Best Live Stand-Up Tour' and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.
Joel is one of the fastest rising stars on the UK comedy circuit, having appeared on Russell Howard's Good News, and BBC3's Impractical Jokers.
Catch the star of Sky1s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country. Joel came onto the comedy scene in 2007 and has never looked back. After receiving great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he has gone on to appear in numerous television shows including; Impractical Jokers (BBC3), Reality Bites (ITV2), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC), Drunk History (Comedy Central), and has performed in acting roles for Popatron (BBC2) and Skins (E4).
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.
The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher? Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with. Or should that be "with which to work"?
The world's first ever comedy blues band, Jonny & the Baptists make their Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut with an hour of surreal, satirical and occasionally sexy songs, including online hits: Do it in the Library and Upper Middle Class Gangster Children.
In 2009, David Cameron forgot how many houses he owned. Within five years, homelessness doubled. Setting out to explore the gap between rich and poor, Jonny & the Baptists' lives turn upside down when Jonny betrays Paddy for financial gain. As Jonny enjoys a wealth of parties with Andrew Lloyd Webber and marries Jerry Hall, Paddy falls into homelessness. A riotous new musical comedy epic about friendship, inequality and betrayal.
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.
Katy Brand's hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian is an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of her self-imposed conversion and total immersion in evangelical Christianity. One Sunday, aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. From then on she attended church four times a week. For seven years she put the 'fun' into fundamentalism?and the 'mental'. She was an obnoxious, self-important dick, but at least she knew she was going to heaven. Now she's not so sure. Katy will relive her glory days of certainty and judgement (and unrequited love?) whilst trying to figure out what the hell was going on in her own head.
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.
After getting into trouble for sneaking into places he shouldn't be, Lee Nelson is back where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his brand-new, laugh-out-loud, best ever stand-up show.
Winner: Best Comedy Show (Fringe World 2013 and Amused Moose 2012).
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.
A professional stand-up since 1997, Micky Flanagan draws on his East End background as he ruthlessly deconstructs the Cockney myth with razor-sharp observational wit. He tells a comic tale of a working class upbringing, where alphabetti spaghetti is a luxury and a bottle of black tower the height of sophistication. Micky's unique brand of intelligent humour appeals to men and women equally, as he bemoans the lot of modern man in pursuit of the perfect idle day, and celebrates being turned away from a night club because his feet are killing him.
With a career in comedy spanning three decades, Omid Djalili's legendary performances on stage and screen have won him fans and plaudits the world over. Renowned for his razor sharp wit, boundless energy and expertly crafted cultural observations, Omid's original material continues to explore the diversity of modern Britain and he remains one of the most exciting entertainers on the circuit.
Pam Ann is the creation of cult comedienne Caroline Reid, a 1960's clad air-hostess, a mixture of comedy, camp and glamour.
Reginald D Hunter's work is often brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and thought out. He is one of the few performers to have been nominated for the highly coveted main Perrier Award in three consecutive years and has become a well-known face on primetime television shows such as Live At The Apollo and QI and is a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You.
No introduction needed. Star of Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun and This Morning with Richard Not Judy, writer of Al Murray's Time Gentlemen Please, Richard Herring is simply brilliant - a comedy genius.
Richard Herring, King of the Edinburgh Fringe, Metro columnist and the UK's Podfather (RHLSTP, AIOTM) picks his favourite routines from his 12 one-man shows and crams them into 90 minutes for your delectation. From his deconstruction of the genealogy of Christ to him proving that racists are less racist than liberals, via some of the best knob jokes in the business. Will your favourite routine make the cut? A great introduction to this influential cult comedian for the newcomer and a welcome greatest hits for long term fans.
Beckett's back with a brand-new hour of funnies and he's taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread!
Comic, poet and ex-psychiatric nurse Rob Gee presents a murder mystery set on a dementia ward. Largely based on Rob's experiences, many of the stories depicted in the show are true. The Alzheimer's whodunit.
More boisterous energy and boyish charm than a zoo full of chimps. Star of the wonderful Big and Daft sketch trio who've been a darling of the Edinburgh Fringe for three successive years.
He's married, has two kids, a dog and an eye-watering mortgage, (is in debt) in these times of austerity and uncertainty, but remains resolute that a career in unpredictable world of comedy was absolutely the right way to go. (It's far too late to try something else now.) Rob takes this trademark comedic storytelling to a career high in this full length show, as he leads us on an irresistibly hilarious journey of enforced introspection, that has taught him to relinquish any attempts to control his life and to face down literally one of the most awkward situations you're ever likely to hear about. Most definitely a middle-aged bloke Rob happily holds his hands up as being about as 'un-sexy' as it's possible to be in terms of broad brush 'Key Marketing Demographics', but as a stand-up, he is in the form of his life.
Wild and crazy comedian.
Star of BBC2's Mock the Week, host f his own BBC 6 Music radio show, and nominated for the Edinburgh Festival if.comeddie Award 2006, Russell Howard's infectious, charming and uniquely banter-filled style of stand-up has made him a red hot comedy property. He is quite literally the new golden boy of comedy and is hugely in demand wherever he goes.
Sara has starred on BBC's Twenty Twelve, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Live at the Apollo, C4's Stand Up for the Week and Live at the Comedy Store on Comedy Central. Despite all this, she cannot be absolutely sure that she exists.
After publishing a book exploring the evolution of the female body, Sara now considers further issues - will pornography lead to our extinction? Are humans naturally bad? How do we become better? Do we really have to die? and gulp, should she have a baby? As always Sara is honest and unflinching as she expounds on sexuality, empathy, art, God and pubic hair. If that sounds a bit weighty, there will also be stuff about selfies, glow worms and RuPaul's Drag Race. Also, and this should be obvious, Slytherins are absolutely unwelcome.
Time Out comedy award winner and Perrier Award Nominee.
Every three years the comedian Sean Lock writes and tours a new stand-up show. Well he's only gone and done it again! What's he like? Come and see what he's blithering on about this time.
A regular on the London comedy circuit and throughout the UK. His effortless and hilarious delivery makes Sean one of the hottest stand up comedians around.
There's panic on the streets. Terrorists, politicians and Kardashians have made the human race hell-bent on its own self-destruction. Luckily, Sean McLoughlin (the misanthrope's misanthrope) has been hitting the self-destruction button his whole life and might just have the experience to get us all through this fog... There are flies in the ointment though: Our hero is dealing with the collapse of his long-term relationship and has spiralled into his own existential crisis. Before he can help out his fellow man he has to grapple with some of the worries exploding in his mind. What is love? What is hate? Why am I doing these things? What's that smell? All these will be tackled head-on in Sean's spectacular new show, and only one question will remain: Could this warped and lanky fool really be the man to kickstart the resurrection of our species?
Stewart Lee began stand-up at the age of 20 in 1988, winning the Hackney Empire new act of the year award in 1990. In the 90's he contributed to various BBC Radio comedy shows, including Fist of Fun and On The Hour, with Steve Coogan and Chris Morris, performed as a stand-up almost nightly on the London circuit, and co-created four series for BBC2 with Richard Herring.
Fresh from appearances on 'Russell Howard's Stand Up Central' (Comedy Central), 'As Yet Untitled' (Dave) and a month of packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, Stuart Goldsmith presents a new hour of funny, not entirely about becoming a parent.??The host of the 'Comedian's Comedian Podcast' (over 6 million downloads) finally shakes off an invigoratingly misspent youth. Finding himself uprooted from his adoptive city and press-ganged into a pastoral existence by a cunning girl, Stu considers the big questions and wonders: how much compromise is too much?
Canadian by birth with an Irish mother and a Trinidadian father, Tony Law has something to say on almost everything to say on almost everything from retarded Nazis and street crime to the state of the British government and tractors!
Free AdmissionMy Stories, Your Emails, Martinez continues her investigation of confession, obsession, miscommunication, relationships, loneliness, sex, identity and the internet in a new, brutally sincere show, with a few surprises. With nudity, political incorrectness, positive self-deprecation and a reinvention of the fourth wall, Martinez is back on her dirty soapbox, in this honest, bittersweet look at growing up and getting on.