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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+
Remember the classic line, "and now for something completely different"? Well, meet 'Ani Mru Mru' - three Polish stand-up comedians and life-long friends. Literally translated as 'Don't Say a Word', their act is fantastic fun for the whole family.
Ani Mru-Mru return to England! The hilarious and critically acclaimed Polish comedy team, Ani Mru-Mru, are coming back to England with a brand new programme. Ani Mru-Mru are a regular and very welcome guest in Britain, and have performed over 80 outstanding shows across many cities in the UK. The fantastic three from the Polish city Lubin, have been polishing their skills across the globe since 1999 and are undoubtedly one of the most popular acts on the Polish comedy scene. The group have created many iconic characters and skits. This performance will be entirely in Polish.
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.
Cutting-edge stand-up comedy nights at The Carriageworks.
Cutting Edge Stand-Up Comedy with a 12A certificate. Come and watch top comedians from UK Comedy Circuit clean up their act. Hosted by Preston's very own funnyman Tony Vino (**** THE SCOTSMAN). Well aware of social and political issues Tony mixes friendly well thought out observational humour with audience interaction and quick witted responses.
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 more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has 'groan' to like puns.... though he still couldn't eat a whole one. As Henning's assimilation is not yet complete he hasn't lost his sense of Westphalian wonderment at the foibles of British society. Why does everybody want to be owned by a house? What's wrong with having the Euro? And why hold society and government responsible for personal underachievement? You've only got yourself to blame for not being born into a better social class. Expect an evening-long crash course in personal accountability and have a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar!
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.
Perrier nominee 2002.
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!
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.
Evans has been awarded the Time Out Award for comedy and also a highly coveted Perrier Award. His energetic and sweaty style, accompanied on stage by little more than a mike stand and a towel, has become a trademark - full of slapstick, silly voices and energy.
Following his award winning shows Bravo Figaro! and Extreme Ramblings, Mark Thomas returns with his true story of how Britain biggest arms manufacturer came to spy on a comedian. Ten years ago an activist and close friend of Mark's was exposed as a spy for BAE Systems infiltrating the movement. Now Mark wants to find him and has some questions to ask. In this personal tale of hubris, planes, demos and undercover deceit, the award-winning performer tries to unearth what it means to be spied upon by a corporation under the sanction of the state. As usual expect plenty of laughs, some weird characters, probably a tear or two and the vague possibility that Mark might get beaten up as he tries to find out if he wants revenge or can forgive a friend.
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.
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.
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.
'The King of Edinburgh' (List) is in a frivolous mood with a show about daftness, bouncing joyously on the sofa and how his whole career is a failed attempt to top a piece of visual slapstick comedy he came up with at 16. Can he revisit the joke 30 years on or will it smash his old bones?
Ross has a reputation for outstanding improvisation ability.
Key climbs into his poetry clothes and leans against his mic stand for another hour. Now charming, he will recollect simple tales of love, gaze dead-eyed at the ladies, recite verse and do basic talking. A lot of fairly grubby water's sloshed under Key's bridge of late so he'll be churning that up. He's also fairly interested to lift the lid on Hollywood and there'll be some Indian poetry, Indian beer and, if he can get his act together, a spotlight. Other potential themes will be owls and maybe fairies.
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.