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Ahir Shah is one of comedy's brightest new talents, whose brand of sharp, satirical stand -up features a blend of socio-political awareness, energetic delivery, and jokes. He is also surprisingly thin.
In an age of global socio-political turmoil, Shah presents a show about freedom, fascism, history, hope, resistance, and milk. Ahir's last show enjoyed packed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre, and a national tour. In it, he theorised that we were being tugged in contradictory directions by a potential brighter future and resurgent worst of the past. He's currently trying to work out how to build that future in a time when the past appears to be winning. He's got loads of jokes about it.
A no-nonsense comedian who specialises in funny nonsense. Much of Alun's comedy begins simply as something he's seen, heard or felt in his own life, or in the street, or the kitchen, or anywhere and from that it blossoms into a highly amusing anecdote or a strange flight of fancy.
Maybe you ve caught one of his rare TV appearances. Maybe you ve heard his Radio 4 series ?What To Do If You re Not Like Everybody Else . Probably you ve never heard of Andrew Lawrence at all. How remiss of you. Join him as he embarks on his latest UK stand-up tour.
Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee (me) and English Comedian of the Year (also me) returns with a ?powerfully entertaining' (Chortle.co.uk) show about the stars (in the sky), memories (in the mind) and my Nanna (in a home).
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.
Brexit. Trump. Nuclear apocalypse. Environmental catastrophe. At least Hugh Hefner is dead. Is rolling news affecting your ability to enjoy the simple things in life? Like baking, gardening and autoerotic asphyxiation? Then this brand new show from multi award-winning member of the metropolitan liberal elite and star of her own Netflix special is for you.
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).
4 JULY - 4 JULY
KEY THEATRE, PETERBOROUGH
15 JUNE - 16 JUNE
LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE, INNER LONDON
20 JULY - 20 JULY
GALA THEATRE, DURHAM
26 JULY - 26 JULY
LINCOLN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, LINCOLN
22 JULY - 22 JULY
THE LOWRY, SALFORD
19 MAY - 19 MAY
21 JULY - 21 JULY
YORK BARBICAN CENTRE, YORK
14 JULY - 14 JULY
KING'S THEATRE, EDINBURGH
12 JULY - 12 JULY
ST DAVID'S HALL, CARDIFF
28 JUNE - 28 JUNE
CITY HALL, SHEFFIELD
24 MAY - 24 MAY
CITY VARIETIES MUSIC HALL, LEEDS
8 JULY - 8 JULY
OCTAGON THEATRE, YEOVIL
5 JULY - 5 JULY
LEAS CLIFF HALL, FOLKESTONE
7 JULY - 7 JULY
PRINCESS PAVILION, FALMOUTH
9 JUNE - 9 JUNE
WILLIAM ASTON HALL, WREXHAM
1 JULY - 1 JULY
THE GLEE CLUB BIRMINGHAM, BIRMINGHAM
29 JUNE - 29 JUNE
HULL CITY HALL, HULL
30 JUNE - 30 JUNE
SPA COMPLEX, SCARBOROUGH
14 JUNE - 14 JUNE
PALACE THEATRE, WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA
6 JUNE - 6 JUNE
CIVIC THEATRE, CHELMSFORD
13 JUNE - 13 JUNE
HARROGATE THEATRE, HARROGATE
2 JUNE - 2 JUNE
TOWN HALL, HUDDERSFIELD
23 MAY - 23 MAY
THEATRE SEVERN, SHREWSBURY
25 MAY - 25 MAY
STAFFORD GATEHOUSE THEATRE, STAFFORD
13 JULY - 13 JULY
SANDS CENTRE, CARLISLE
21 MAY - 21 MAY
GRAND THEATRE, LANCASTER
18 MAY - 18 MAY
DUDLEY TOWN HALL, DUDLEY
27 JULY - 27 JULY
IPSWICH REGENT, IPSWICH
10 JULY - 10 JULY
THEATRE ROYAL AND OPERA HOUSE, WAKEFIELD
23 JUNE - 23 JUNE
LYCEUM THEATRE, CREWE
22 MAY - 22 MAY
GROVE THEATRE, DUNSTABLE
28 MAY - 28 MAY
BECK THEATRE, OUTER LONDON
8 JUNE - 8 JUNE
CORN EXCHANGE, BEDFORD
7 JUNE - 7 JUNE
THEATRE ROYAL, MARGATE
12 JUNE - 12 JUNE
TOWN HALL, MIDDLESBROUGH
27 JUNE - 27 JUNE
BRINDLEY ARTS CENTRE, RUNCORN
22 JUNE - 22 JUNE
ROYAL SPA CENTRE, LEAMINGTON SPA
3 NOVEMBER - 3 NOVEMBER
METRO RADIO ARENA, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
29 MAY - 29 MAY
WYVERN THEATRE, SWINDON
25 JULY - 25 JULY
ALBANY THEATRE, COVENTRY
5 JUNE - 5 JUNE
TOWN HALL, LOUGHBOROUGH
6 JULY - 6 JULY
THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON
Radio 4 sitcom artist Count Arthur Strong, a former variety star who suffers malapropisms, memory loss and a variety of befuddlements and confusions.
Alone, solo and by himself, with no one with him, the show business Colossasus (check that) takes us back on a journey through his early career. Using the latest technology and all that (I presume we've got a projector?) he will be delving into his own personal box of video cassettes and talking us (you) through the highlights of his glittering tv career, with many of his trademark stories we've come to love him for. If you only buy one ticket for something this year make sure it's this and bring someone with you. You won't be disappointed by him (me).
Craig's unique ability to find humour in the mundane, coupled with his own natural eccentricity makes for truly inventive storytelling. An internationally acclaimed act, Craig's whimsical travel anecdotes never fail to surprise.
The majestic mountain moose in a tiger striped onesie brings his thrilling new show Easy Tiger out of the Fringe jungle and onto the world stage for his 3rd solo tour. Queens and Toms pack some nip and prowl on down to screech and howl the night away!
His father's a politician, his brother's a doctor and Daliso Chaponda was destined to become a reverend. But he enjoys sinning too much. So the funnyman from Malawi became a comedian. Daliso is a versatile comedian equally comfortable talking politics, romance, filth or religion. As such, he has performed in churches, casinos, strip clubs and sports bars. Daliso has also had two plays produced and is an award winning author.
Dan and Phil present their new stage show - Interactive Introverts. Two internet dwelling, insecure nerds standing under the spotlight to give the people what they want: an epic interactive experience of rants, roasts, battles, stories ..and surprises that will make you laugh, cry, cringe and puts the audience in control unlike anything before!
Baptiste made comedy history in 2014 as the first Black British act to be nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award.
A show about our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure.
Danny Baker is a broadcaster and writer who has worked throughout print, television and radio for over 30 years. His bestselling autobiographies were adapted into the hit BBC series 'Cradle to Grave'.
One of Ireland's funniest comedians, who produces laughs like a magician produces rabbits from a hat. With a growing reputation as a stand-up around the world, including an appearance at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, he originally made a name for himself in Ireland with his contributions to the satirical panel show Don't Feed the Gondolas and then stepped into the mainstream limelight with the hit show It's A Family Affair.
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.
1998 Perrier Award Nominee. Irish comedian.
One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this, his brand new tour for 2018. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.
Have you reached that certain age? Are you more likely to shake your rolling pin than your booty? Is there stuff you'd like to get off your saggy old chest? Then join us for a live grump fest. Jenny Eclair, self appointed form captain of grumpy old women hosts an orgy of middle aged mayhem, 90 minutes of theatrical HRT with not a thong in sight. Inspired by the ratings bursting BBC 2 series and best selling Grumpy Old Women handbook, the show is a celebration of the pre, peri and post menopausal female condition. Don't forget your bifocals. No heckling, but 'tutting' allowed. Be home in time for Desperate Housewives and to put a wash on. Marvellous.
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.
The youngest and only female comedian to win US talent show Last Comic Standing, Iliza's debut TV special War Paint reached #1 on the US iTunes chart and her follow up Netflix Special Freezing Hot debuted to rave reviews. With recent appearances at Montreal Just for Laughs and Melbourne International Comedy Festival under her belt don't miss her highly anticipated UK debut - she is just warming up.
Join multi award-winner and Britain's Got Talent 2017 semi-finalist Jess Robinson for an evening of spot-on celebrity impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics. Like a wonderfully malfunctioning jukebox, Jess and her incredible vocals will take you on a dizzying journey through hilarious musical mash-ups, serving a feast of styles and genres from Billie Holiday and Judy Garland to Amy Winehouse and Beyonce. Whether your cup of tea is watching Shirley Bassey belt or if you want to see Jess strut her stuff with Hip Hop's biggest rap stars - there'll be something for everyone, from 9 to 90.
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'.
Jonathan Pie is the frustrated news reporter that satirises the world of politics and the media.
As seen on BBC's Mock the Week and other shows.
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.
Dodging cultural and literal bullets, Israeli incursions and religion, Mark and his team set out to run a comedy club and put on two nights in the Palestinian city of Jenin. Only to find that it is not so simple to celebrate freedom of speech in a place with so little freedom. Jenin refugee camp, a stronghold for the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade during the Second Intifada, is not a place synonymous with laughs. But it is also home to the Jenin Freedom Theatre and to people with a wealth of stories to tell. Mark tells this story alongside Faisal Abualheja and Alaa Shehada, two performers, actors and now aspiring comics from the Jenin Club. This is a story about being yourself in a place that wants to put you in a box. Funny, moving and necessary. Mark says, it's the nearest he will ever get to Alan Parker's 'Fame'.
Became well known on "Never Mind the Buzzcocks"
Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.
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 gets to half a century (against all odds) and looks at how his life has changed in the last decade. Following on from his 'Oh F*** I'm 40' show this is the second (and let's face it, almost certainly penultimate) installment in Herring's once-a-decade examination of ageing.
Rob Auton is an award winning, performer, comedian and stand up poet.
Rob casts an introspective eye over the world of hair, underpinned by leaving his head hair and beard to their own devices until he has performed The Hair Show for the final time. Join Rob as he explores the importance of appearance and how people react to someone who looks like he has checked out. For the past five years Rob has used his command of words and distinctive unconventional humour to explore seemingly mundane subjects: sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow. These shows have given rise to a cult status at the Fringe. His unique world view has been acknowledged through being shortlisted for the prestigious Spoken Word Award by the Arts Foundation, receiving a Best Short Film nomination for the The Peamaster, which he co-wrote and starred in, at the Milan Film Festival.
From star of The Mary Whitehouse Experience to cult status with comedy partner David Baddiel (the first comedians to play and sellout the 12,000 seat Wembley Arena), Rob Newman has established himself as one of the countries finest comics.
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.
Delivered with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm, Shappi Khorsandi presents England's unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton. For too many years she has been known as just ?Nelson's mistress' and a bit of a harlot (you get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation...). Women's lib wasn't a 'thing' in Georgian times, Emma moved mountains to haul herself from 'scullery maid' to 'Lady Hamilton'. Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn't?
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.
Shazia returns after her sell-out tour of The Kardashians Made Me Do It, with a hilarious new show about truth, lies and life.
Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans'. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter? Hmmm...
Sophie is determined to find her father. She has a crumpled photo of a faceless man wearing a red beret, a pop album dedicated to her and a very determined, slightly psychic Grandma. A funny tale that is heart-warming, heart-breaking, ridiculous and sort of true.
Sophie Willan has had a lifetime of being branded by others. In her smash hit new show, this brutally honest breakout star returns to tell us why. Expect a raucous hour like no other from this unapologetic young powerhouse.
Meet your new potty-mouthed best friend. As well as being a working-class, ginger, gay, northern comic, Stephen Bailey is a friendly, open brand of gossipy humour, and one of the most enjoyable acts on the UK comedy circuit today.
In October 2016, writer and broadcaster Stuart walked 300 miles from Jarrow to London retracing the famous Jarrow Crusade 80 years on, through a divided, complex country that echoes 1936 in many ways. >From choral evensong to curry house, from austerity to affluence, from Wearside to Westminster, join him on an entertaining, impassioned, enlightening journey through Britain then and now.
Tez Ilyas feels like he's constantly on trial. It's time to teztify against all the assumptions the world has of him. Armed with his trademark cheek and uncompromising approach, don't miss this slick, smart and typically subversive show. Star of BBC Radio 4's TEZ Talks, BBC Two's Live from the BBC and BBC Three's Man Like Mobeen.
Canadian by birth with an Irish mother and a Trinidadian father, Tony Law has something to say on almost everything to say on almost everything from retarded Nazis and street crime to the state of the British government and tractors!