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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.
One of Australia's most talented and widely respected comedians, Adam's unique style of thoughtful, uplifting comedy and rampant spontaneity have won him rave reviews and a legion of fans worldwide. Nominated several times for the Perrier Award.
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).
Andy has swiftly established himself with his unique brand of political comedy. Swiftly moving from one theme to the next Andy has the ability to make you listen as well as laugh. He co-devised Radio 4's critically acclaimed satirical show, The Department.
Angelos Epithemiou (BBC 2 Shooting Stars) and Barry From Watford (BBC Radio 2 Steve Wright) come together to discuss how to succeed in business, where they think corporations have got it right and wrong and the direction in which the financial sector is headed. But mostly they will be discussing the bookies, Londis, Crimewatch, their balls, if you can claim benefits in space, whether or not Kim Jong Un cuts his own hair and how Ban Ki Moon once nearly lost The UN in a poker game.
Canadian actor, playwright and self-proclaimed "professional geek".
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.
Radio 4 sitcom artist Count Arthur Strong, a former variety star who suffers malapropisms, memory loss and a variety of befuddlements and confusions.
Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don't miss this amazing event.
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.
John & Elis James can be heard every Saturday on XFM.
The star of ITV2s Fake Reaction, Channel 4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Host of BBC3's Snog Marry Avoid, takes her critically acclaimed fringe show Elliementary on the road for her debut UK tour. Join Ellie as she takes on such hard hitting issues as love, life... and Matalan.
As seen on The John Bishop Show, Russell Howard's Good News, Live from the BBC, 'Josh' and heard on The Museum of Curiosity. In 2015 Felicity wrote a show about mental illness and her bumhole (IBS). Much to her surprise more people saw it than her immediate family and a guy called Gavin. At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe it was the third-best reviewed comedy show. Always one to flog a dead horse, she is writing another show about mental illness called: 50% More Likely to Die.
The hilariously absurd, wildly energetic and joyously unpredictable comedian returns to the UK after a six-year absence. Combining stand-up, clowning and cabaret, Hans Teeuwen is a uniquely endearing yet provocative showman.
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.
2012 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Best Show Nominee.
James Acaster finds himself with something to look forward to. Something he's always wanted. Something we all want.
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.
Comedian. Live work has included Just 4 Laughs, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he won the prestigious 'Perrier Award'.
Joel is one of the fastest rising stars on the UK comedy circuit, having appeared on Russell Howard's Good News, and BBC3's Impractical Jokers.
Joel was recently told by his father "If you don't learn to focus you will never succeed at anything". He took this as a challenge and set out to prove him wrong, swearing "I, Joel Dommett, will focus, and become WORLD CHAMPION at something". But it turns out that it's actually really difficult to become world champion at something. People are really good at stuff. Especially when he becomes obsessed by another possible show idea involving trying to find a beautiful stranger who he fleetingly saw on a train. Apparently he can't even focus on a show about trying to focus.
Perrier nominee and cult comedy performer.
He's come a long way since winning the City Life Comedian of the Year and is now established as one of the hottest and most exciting names on the comedy circuit.
A unique opportunity to come and see me perform some brand new material in an intimate venue for not much money, before it's any good.
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.
Finding modern life a bit difficult? Maybe you were born in the wrong era? In this show Lucy tries to find her rightful place in history. She ponders whether she'd rather be a bewhiskered Victorian explorer, a 1920s Hollywood starlet or Hatshepsut the Egyptian pharaoh.
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?
Astronauts. Regrets. The sexes. Social Media. Hipsters. Poo. Rage. Medicine. Manners. Identity. Lost stuff. Other stuff. Miles Jupp, (Stand-up, actor, writer, thinker, father, husband, worrier, fool, star of Rev. and host of The News Quiz) hits the road in a freshly-ironed shirt and some robust trousers and tries to make some bloody sense of it all.
An evening of laughs from the award-winning comedian Nathan Caton, as seen and heard on Mock the Week, ITV's FHM Stand-Up Hero and BBC R4, tackles everything from race to school yard jokes in a hilarious show that will leave you in no doubt why Caton regarded as one of the hottest rising stars on the scene with a glittering career ahead!
This rising star is back with his unique blend of charming, charismatic and intelligent on-point comedy in a show not to be missed!
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.
Pam Ann is the creation of cult comedienne Caroline Reid, a 1960's clad air-hostess, a mixture of comedy, camp and glamour.
Audience favourite Patrick Monahan blends a high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material. Known for working a room, Patrick is adored by his audiences with whom he makes an effortless connection!
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.
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.
Perrier Award Winner. A grouchy, deadpan, comic genius. A master of absurdist irony while eschewing the human condition, he particularly likes to lay into Americans and life across the pond at every opportunity. Adults only
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.
In his twelfth solo stand up show, Richard Herring examines whether we are can ever hope to be, or are meant to be, truly content. After years of drifting aimlessly and alone, Richard Herring is now settled down with a wife and a tiny baby. Is he finally happy now? Or does responsibility for the lives of others come with its own terrors? If we were never unhappy would happiness have any meaning? Why do our brains force us to envision the worst possible outcomes even on a day when everything seems fine. How likely is it that Richard's baby will be skewered by a stalactite of frozen urine falling from a plane and is it really worth him wasting his time thinking about it? Does being happy mean a comedian loses his edge and true belly laughs only come from depression? How much pressure was there on Happy the dwarf to live up to his name? Is there any system that will guarantee us eternal bliss or should we just embrace the fact that life is a vale of tears and our only option is to laugh in its face?
Ross has a reputation for outstanding improvisation ability.
Award-winning comedian and failed Buddhist monk Sam Brady explores his struggle to become a "good person" and asks why KINDNESS is so undervalued. Heart-warming, thought-provoking, soul-searching comedy.
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.
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.
Shappi Khorsandi is one of the hottest comedy prospects in the country. She's feisty, flirty and effortlessly funny she handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously dizzy delivery and endless charm.
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!
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.
You may know Susan from QI, HIGNFY, News Quiz, or Mock the Week, now she's back at the Fringe with a brand new hour of comedy. Be prepared - there's a storm coming, and it's in the form of a tiny lady with nothing to lose. A show you'll enjoy if you're 16+, like what she does, and won't be so drunk that she has to throw you out. Sounds like a terrible personal ad doesn't it? She also likes fine wines, kittens and walks along the beach. It's going to be epic
Suzi Ruffell - Suzi returns to the road with her third show ?Common' in which she explores her dodgy family history, her working class roots and makes you laugh a lot! Official tour support for Alan Carr and Josh Widdicombe. Tom Allen - Fresh from supporting Sarah Millican on her sold out UK tour and as seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Just a Minute and The John Bishop Show - Tom Allen brings you a new show from his always hilarious, slightly acerbic, totally unique point of view.
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.
Brand new show from the UK's favourite Canadian resident. Candid and alluring, join Tom as he ruminates on life's oddities and revels in his own perpetual shortcomings. Expect the brand new show customary Stade flair; uncompromising humour, insatiable mischief and heaps of inspired improvisation. Direct from BBC1's The John Bishop Show and Live at the Apollo, catch this epic talent as he continues to storm the global comedy scene. People of Coventry (and surrounding areas)?You're welcome!
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.