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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.
Comedian, actor and permanent resident on 'QI'.
Following the sellout success of his long-awaited return to stand up, Alan Davies' previews his highly anticipated follow-up show, Little Victories. Much lauded as resident dunderhead on QI or the charming but reticent crime solver Jonathan Creek, Davies virtuosic story-telling and whip-smart funny bones combine to make this a show not to be missed. Age 15+
Comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution Arthur Smith and bask in an evening of laughter and off-the-wall humour with one of the ‘alternative comedians’ who shook up the 80s and 90s. Expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems and songs. Arthur is simply one of our funniest and most original comic performers and is guaranteed to bring you a night of hilarity, mirth and scandal... With a touch of rudeness thrown in for good measure.
In this entirely new show Smith's reflections on dementia, enthusiasm, comedy and death are marinated in Cohen's music; his rendition of the songs is hugely enhanced by the fabulous Smithereens: Kirsty Newton, Carrie Marx and Ali Day and by the show's director/ script adviser, Kevin Day.
British Comedy Award winning and BAFTA nominated duo Cardinal Burns are hitting the road. Following their second series on Channel 4, the duo are ready to unleash a torrent of never-before-seen characters and familiar faces from the series all over your lovely town. Previous live shows have sold out in London, Edinburgh and Melbourne, and now the boys are ready to sell out all over again with their absurd, anarchic and unpredictable tapas of character comedy. Age 16+
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).
Chris embarks on a brand new tour for 2013/2014. Taking his brush with on air censorship as a jumping-off point to muse on life, mistakes, expectation and offense, he examines what happens when you say the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"Danny Bhoy's high-energy, topical, observational comedy is a breath of fresh air." The Face
The wonderfully innovative comedy mind behind Modern Life Is Goodish (Dave TV), Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure is back with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point... (The PowerPoint). Yes. That's right. It's a PowerPoint presentation. We know what you're thinking. But don't worry... as this all-new show follows the phenomenal success of his critically-acclaimed UK Tour, Dave Gorman's Powerpoint Presentation, which included a sold-out 5-night run at London's Southbank Centre, we think you're in pretty safe (and funny) hands. You won't need to take notes and you almost certainly won't be tested on it later.
tar of Never Mind The Buzzcocks and 8 Out Of 10 Cats, and winner of the 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award, David O'Doherty's humour fits into the slightly nerdish, misfit worldview increasingly adopted by a certain breed of comic; delicate, sweet and thought-provoking rather than aggressive and in-your face.
Have you reached that certain age? Are you more likely to shake your rolling pin than your booty? Is there stuff you'd like to get off your saggy old chest? Then join us for a live grump fest. Jenny Eclair, self appointed form captain of grumpy old women hosts an orgy of middle aged mayhem, 90 minutes of theatrical HRT with not a thong in sight. Inspired by the ratings bursting BBC 2 series and best selling Grumpy Old Women handbook, the show is a celebration of the pre, peri and post menopausal female condition. Don't forget your bifocals. No heckling, but 'tutting' allowed. Be home in time for Desperate Housewives and to put a wash on. Marvellous.
Cornwall's top comedian. Adult orientated 'slightly naughty' sense of humour.
Australia's favourite Irishman and biggest comedy star. Jimeoin has performed his stand-up around the world , made movies and won many prestigious awards, including the Edinburgh Festival Critics Award. He has stormed major TV comedy and chat shows including Des O'Connor, Just for Laughs and USA's Conan O'Brien. But Jimeoin is still at his best when seen live.
Perrier nominee 2002.
Jimmy's been described as 'the hardest working man in comedy'. Which, let's face facts, is not that impressive. It's like being the 'Tallest Dwarf' or the 'Healthiest Glaswegian'. Really not that big a deal. Funny Business is Jimmy's brand new stand up show. Come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition; stay for the dirty jokes. Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes (including 1 interval)
Comedian Joan Rivers carves out her own niche in the entertainment industry: she's a talker. In fact, she preempts most of her shtick with her trademark line "Can we talk?" A constant stream of one-liners, Rivers is instantly recognizable by her raspy voice, upturned nose, bob haircut, fashion sense, quick wit, and presence as commentator at high-profile celebrity awards ceremonies. She also conducts fashion reviews on the sensational celebrity "news" channel E! Entertainment Television.
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.
His brand new show SUPERSONIC will be smashing through comedy MACH 3. So ? grab your ticket, sit back and prepare for maximum comedy G force!
Come and find out whether or not a leopard can change its spots, or if they are doomed to be angry forever not to have been given a more uniform and symmetrical fur pattern.
As seen on BBC's Mock the Week and other shows.
Pop-culture obsessed Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan received death threats following her appearance on BBC2's Mock The Week last year. Thankfully, she survived the episode and is ready for her second UK stand-up tour. Expect "warped wit, striking presence, killer lines and calm confidence" (Scotsman) from the "assured and impertinent" (Telegraph) performer.
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.
Audiences can expect An Evening With Noel Fielding to contain a magical mix of Noel's unique brand of stand-up comedy, live animation and music, as well as some of his best-known TV characters, such as The Moon and Fantasy Man.
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.
Paul Foot's recent shows and tours have garnered a string of 5 star reviews and successive Barry Nominations at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Described by Chortle as "Inspired, surreal and incomprehensibly funny", he is a true original, challenging comedic convention at every turn and delighting his connoisseurs. A BBC New Comedy Award and Daily Telegraph Open Mic winner, most recent UK TV credits include "8 Out 10 Cats" Channel 4, "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" BBC2, "The Alternative Comedy Experience" Comedy Central and "Russell Howard's Good News" BBC3.
Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2013.
Ross has a reputation for outstanding improvisation ability.
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.
There are more punchlines in a Tim Vine show than any other you'll have seen. Fact. It's wonderfully silly and inane - but incredibly funny.
The punslinger returns with new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing. Joke, joke, joke. Prop, prop, prop. Song, song, song. (Sorry, the laptop's jammed). It's time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. Warning: This show will contain wobbly props, one reference to a panda and a song about getting water in your ear after swimming. Running time: 1hr. Age 12+