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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).
The All-Star Stand-Up Tour is back in 2017 with 3 more top comedians alongside returning compere Jarred Christmas. This year's line-up includes Canadian one-liner king and star of ?Mock The Week' & ?Live At The Apollo' Stewart Francis, from ?Phoenix Nights' and ?8 Out Of 10 Cats' Justin Moorhouse and the BAFTA award winning Jim Tavare, as seen on ?The Sketch Show', three ?Royal Variety Performances' and in ?Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban'.
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.
In 2013 Bridget won the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show with her show A BIC FOR HER. The show also won the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Comedy, the 2014 Chortle Award for Best Show and a 2014 Hospital 100 Club Award for Performance and Theatre. It won a prestigious 2014 Rose D'Or International Broadcasting Award for Best Radio Comedy. Between October 2015 and March 2016 Bridget had her own weekly column in Guardian Weekend magazine, for which she was nominated for a 2016 Glamour Magazine award. She has appeared in numerous TV and BBC Radio 4 programmes including Room 101, Have I Got News For You, Loose Ends and The Unbelievable Truth.
The people of the UK have voted to leave the EU, even though no-one had a plan for what would happen if it did. If you didn't want to leave the EU, or you did, but now don't, because you haven't got any of the things you were promised, then this is absolutely the show for you. If you did want to leave the EU, and still do, then you will still find it funny, but for different reasons, as you witness the liberal female comedian's exasperated and despairing meltdown.
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.
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.
2012 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Best Show Nominee.
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.
An American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian.
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.
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"?
Brian "Limmy" Limond is a Scottish comedian, actor, and web developer. He first became known for his website and blog. In late 2006, his daily podcast Limmy's World of Glasgow received interest from the mainstream UK media. Meanwhile his surreal TV sketch show, simply called Limmy's Show, became a national cult hit, despite originally only being made to be shown on BBC Two Scotland. It won the Scottish BAFTA award for Best Entertainment Programme twice and has reached wider audiences through DVD release.
Winner: Best Comedy Show (Fringe World 2013 and Amused Moose 2012).
Winner - Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2012 Best New Show.
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.
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.
Top notch comedy with some of the biggest and brightest rising comedians on the circuit. Laugh? You'll snort like a pig!
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.
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.
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.
Much loved comedian, writer, actor and mental health campaigner, Ruby Wax, takes you on a guide to mindfulness and how to apply it in daily life. Funny, useful and based on her new book of the same name. This event is your passport to saner living. She might not be sane herself but she does a pretty good imitation.
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.
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 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.
Familiar to TV audiences for his memorable comic creations such as Billy Bleach, Dave Angel and Competitive Dad in the phenomenally successful The Fast Show (BBC2), Simon is widely considered to be one of the UK's most talented character comedians and comedy actors.
The guilty pleasure hosts one of his infamous gossips and continues on his quest to become the nation's sweetheart.
Co-star and co-writer of Frankie Boyle?s Tramadol Nights (Ch4), and as seen on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC1) and Stand-Up For The Week (Ch4). Don't miss hugely talented Canadian emigre Tom Stade in his eagerly awaited debut nationwide tour. His magnetic stage presence, irrepressible charm and first-class story-telling have established him as one of the most sought after performers on the UK and international circuit. Join Tom's inimitable, offbeat world for a truly unforgettable night of comedy from one of the finest stand-up comedians around.