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Come see the fictional autobiography that entertained over 10,000 people in a sell-out run at this year's Edinburgh Fringe. The story begins in 1993. After destroying rural Ireland's talent show circuit, Abandoman are teetering on the edge of international fame and fortune. Follow them on an access-all-areas adventure: the highs, lows and a cast of characters? that changes every night. This is your chance to be part of Abandoman's history. Their biggest, most ambitious show ever follows years of touring world-wide, and supporting Ed Sheeran on his major UK tour. This is their Life and Rhymes.
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.
1995 Perrier Award winner. Jenny's brash and bawdy stand-up routines have earned her the reputation of being one of Britain's leading female comics.
Professional Grumpy Old Woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. Semi-bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.
Joe is a hugely talented up-and-coming comedian with an unaffected, relaxed and effortless stage presence. An appealing, engaging and natural performer, have led him to progress rapidly since his first gig at the Comedy Store in Manchester in February 2008.
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'.
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.
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.
Regulars on Radio 4's 'Loose Ends' and stars of BBC1's 'The Stand Up Show'.
Starting in 1996, Normal for Norfolk is now as much a feature of East Anglian life as fearing dual carriageways and waving at buses. Join Owen Evans, Karl Minns and the lovely Nigel on lights and sound, for a brand new show of rural ribaldry and agricultural arseing about. Expect songs, monologues and sketches on NCFC, academies, Go Go Dragons and the difficulties of staging a bicycle race in Norfolk. All your favourite characters including The Council, She Go, Anne and Billy Boy will be present and correct for a sideways look at life in Nelson's County. Plus, The Twins will be performing some of their favourite sketches from the last 20 years! It's going to be a gritold show! Some of you may not get out alive. Dew yew dew as yew dew dew and dew yew get a ticket, hint it.
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.
Since winning the 2008 if.comedy Best Newcomer Award for her debut solo show Sarah Millican's Not Nice at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sarah is fast on her way to becoming a household name. She has already notched up a number of appearances on top comedy shows including Mock the Week, Michael Mcintyre's Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo and The Bubble.
Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you! Whether you're sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you're told to, welcome. You'll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit. Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.
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.
Winner of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2015.
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.