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After his Fosters award-nominated, sell-out debut show, Adam Hess, star of Live at the BBC, is back and he's cooler and taller than ever! He's a funny guy, has good manners and no matter how dark or light it is when he leaves the cinema he's always surprised. Don't worry about it. Honestly, it's fine. Just get a ticket to see Rhys James bash out another hour of splash-hit, classic stand-up and definitely cool and not pretentious poetry and all will be forgiven.
Having won the 2011 Chortle Student Comedy Award and received nominations for Leicester Mercury New Act of the Year and Best Newcomer at the Chortle Awards in 2013, ADAM quickly made a name for himself on the comedy circuit. He has 50,000 followers on twitter and his 140 character witticisms have been named 'funniest tweet of 2013' (Telegraph), the 'second funniest of 2014' (The Sun) and been featured in a BBC Online's Feed My Funny.
ADAM'S a funny guy, has good manners and no matter how dark or light it is when he leaves the cinema he's always surprised. In Adam Hess: Feathers, he discusses the masks we wear, being brought up in an extremely Catholic household and the time he got stranded on the Thames in a fishing boat wearing a leotard when he was 17. Come though.
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).
Come on a fantastical journey following the surreal life of dying actress Betsy Lynn, who meets a plethora of bizarrely outrageous characters. Vyse performs a tour de force as she brings to life her uniquely disturbing creations. A multimedia delight for fans of the surreal, sublime and completely ridiculous. Think Julie Walters meets The Mighty Boosh. Vyse is one to watch!
Vyse is back and this time it's personal! A bodacious and ballsy look at her battle with breast cancer. Hear the tale of her Stoke-on-Trent family The Waltons on Alcohol, her time with Nelson Mandela, acting and thieving at the Royal Shakespeare Company, settling down with Michael Jackson and finding cancer. Not to mention her producing two football teams from her womb. And all before the age of 30! Boom!
In never seen before sketches, the tour will unite some of Catherine's best-known characters from her hugely successful BBC series 'The Catherine Tate Show'. The cast will include 'Nan' Taylor; Irish nurse Bernie; Geordie Georgie; Essex girl Sam... and the return of a certain argumentative teenager... Nan said: "She's going on tour, is she? What a load of old s**t."
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.
The last year has been non-stop for the Independent's ?Face To Watch in 2015', Dane Baptiste. After the incredible success of his debut show (which saw him nominated for Best Newcomer in both the Foster's Comedy Awards at 2014's Edinburgh Fringe Festival and again in 2015's Chortle awards), he has completed two sold out runs at The Soho Theatre (with additional dates added due to phenomenal demand), written and starred in his own sitcom pilot for the BBC and performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. He embarks on his debut tour with a brand new show about doubt. His doubts. Our doubts. World doubts.
2011 Winner Scottish Variety Awards - Best New Comedian.
Misguided opinions and wild conjecture abound as Ed Gamble, of Peacock and Gamble podcast fame, performs his brand new stand-up show. "He's a comedian who's very easy to agree with," says Broadway Baby while The Guardian says he has "an ability to open his mouth and spontaneously say something hilarious". Gamble has appeared on Mock the Week, Drunk History, Conan, Man Down and Russell Howard's Good News.
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).
Comedy legends Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy stand up and impressions. Drawing on their wealth of experience they present a show of pure laughter and entertainment in a pairing of two unique comedy talents that is not to be missed. Jasper Carrott has been at the forefront of British Comedy for nearly four decades, his numerous television shows including Carrott's Lib, Canned Carrott, The Detectives and Commercial Breakdown have established him as one of the all time comedy greats. He was awarded the British Comedy Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Alistair McGowan is best known for The Big Impression which was, for four years, one of BBC1's top-rating comedy programmes, winning numerous awards, including a BAFTA.
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.
Fresh from creating and starring in his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom and having performed his unique brand of painfully honest stand-up at the top comedy clubs and festivals in the UK and internationally, Josh Howie is embarking on his first UK tour. It might not be easy living with him and it's not easy being him, but it is easy to laugh at his antics as he strives to be an amazing husband and super-dad of four. And fails.
Lucy Porter is one of the UK's best loved live stand-up comedians. Her TV appearances include Mock the Week, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You. She is a firm favourite on BBC Radio 4 and has toured internationally to places such as Cape Town, Las Vegas and Hong Kong.
A hilarious new show of heart-felt personal revelations and incisive cultural observations from stand-up Lucy Porter. Lucy will cover some or all of the following: censorship, generational conflict, theological ethics, home-brewing, quizzing, Britpop of the 1990s, falconry and Gary Wilmot. Lucy is a regular on TV & radio (QI, Mock The Week, The News Quiz).
One of Britain's finest comedians and broadcasters, Marcus's talent was noted early on in his career in 1996 when he won the BBC New Comedian Award at the Edinburgh Festival. He is now regarded as a major comedy, writing and acting talent, performing stand up nationally to sell out audiences around the UK and globally at international comedy festivals.
I was born with a long face and now there's UKIP and Putin and being single and Islamic State and George Osborne and Paul Dacre of the Daily bastard Mail and tax dodging corporations and the bloody election and did I mention being single?
Multi award-winning comic/activist Mark Thomas performed his first gigs in The Red Shed in Wakefield, a 47-foot-long wooden hut that doubles up as a Labour Club. Three decades later he returns to celebrate its 50th birthday, entwining the story of his political coming of age with the tale of the people who inspired him. The struggle for hope and survival in a shed, a story of strikes, fights, dinner ladies and beer; friendship, love, memory and above all belief. Theatre, stand-up, journalism, activism and a small amount of help from the audience.
Stand-up and ventriloquist. Winner of British Comedy Award for Best Female (2013).
Nina will create a new show each night by plucking inspiration from the audience. Strap into the mask as Nina gets in your face. With the help of Monkey and a bag of tricks, truly anything can happen in this unmissable improvised adventure of hilarious witchery.
A comedy show about history, democracy and capitalism.
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.
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.
Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2013.
Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand new show exploring the rationality of his worldview. Irrational will see Romesh examine the issues close to his heart, and explains why everybody else is wrong about them. The last two years have been incredible for Ranganathan with his two critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival shows, Rom Wasn't Built In A Day and Rom Com being nominated for the coveted Edinburgh Festival Awards for Best Show 2014 and Best Newcomer in 2013. This new show promises to be as much of a hit!
Ross has a reputation for outstanding improvisation ability.
As always, Ross has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it's time to let it all out. Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event. Noble started in comedy 25 years ago, at the age of 15, and has established a loyal audience as one of the world's best live stand-ups. Come and be part of this truly unique live experience. Join Ross as audience and performer come together for a massive Brain Dump.
Sam doesn't do things by halves - enter his world and you're in for quite an experience. Pitched somewhere in the no-man's land between psychotic breakdown, ground-breaking genius and outer space, a comedic trip with Sam will explore the furthest reaches of humanity - his and yours
Winner Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award 2015. Winner Barry Award 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. From the brain that brought you millionaire cats eating Viennetta, gypsy cuddles and nanna wanks, comes a brand new hour of mind-blending internal self-hatred, paranoia and comedy ? because you have to put comedy in it.
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.
Seann is a charming and charismatic natural born observational storyteller, and one of the most frighteningly precocious talents to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in years. Within two years of his first comedy performance, Seann was the winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Shortly after other accolades included Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2010 and Chortle Best Compere Nominee 2011.
Shazia was born in Birmingham, to first generation Pakistani parents. In her earlier days she started her career as a science teacher, whilst secretly developing writing, acting and comedy skills at drama school, with late night gigs across the country. Her performance on the Have I Got News for You, made her friends and family realise the extent of Shazia's ambitions. Her comedy delivery style of fusing contemporary issues with her personal experiences, blends with her taboo-breaking, deadpan style.
My mum can't find me anyone to marry. My friend Matthew looks at me with great concern and says, "You're not thinking of becoming a Jihadi Bride are you?" Would I do that? The weather in Britain isn't great, and the sunsets and landscape in Syria are mean to be very romantic... I'd get a husband, wouldn't have to work, and would definitely get a place in heaven. Yes I'd miss my hair straighteners and hot pants, but that's a small price to pay.
An expert at being himself, stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos is supremely warm and wickedly funny, with an ability to charm onlookers right into the palm of his hand. He creates weird and wonderful connections within his audience who are drawn into his own personal world and thoughts.
Globe-trotting laughter master Stephen K Amos returns with his new tour show. In the last twelve months, Stephen has performed his unique brand of feel-good comedy all over England, Scotland, Wales, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Australia, Tazmania, New Zealand, and the Seychelles. And what did he find when he got there? People. People like you and me and some of them said the most ridiculous things. To his face! All that, and more in this brand new tour show!
It was sheer originality and overwhelming talent that won Tommy Tiernan comedy's most prestigious prize in Edinburgh in 1998. His life enhancing fusion of hysterical stories, killer one-liners and off-beat twists make him a favourite with audiences. 1998 Perrier Winner and 1999 British Comedy Awards Best Stand Up.
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.