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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.
TV's Phoenix Nights star Janice Connolly in her much loved guise of Housewife Superstar Mrs Barbara Nice.
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.
Carl Hutchinson is uniquely stubborn, outright impractical and undeniably hilarious. Geordie comic Carl Hutchinson toured the country last year supporting both Mick Foley and Chris Ramsey. He possesses the uncanny ability to both irritate and be irritated in a charming and endearing manner.
The Geordie stand-up.
The double British Comedy Award Winner, RTS Winner and BAFTA nominee is back.
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humour writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
In the Lyric Theatre.
1998 Perrier Award Nominee. Irish comedian.
Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, you racist. Foil, Arms and Hog present a delicious blend of bizarre, surreal and hilarious comedy scenes with outrageous characters and unexpected twists.
Everything Geoff Norcott does is under-pinned by enthusiasm, optimism and a sharp comic mind. Whether it be on the comedy circuit, where Geoff’s abundance of energy combined with a storming mix of impressions, observations and satire has made him a hugely popular act both in the UK and abroad. Geoff is the anchor on the WKD Shed Sports Show where his sharp one-liners have become a popular feature of the nightly debates.
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.
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.
Catch the star of Sky1s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country. Joel came onto the comedy scene in 2007 and has never looked back. After receiving great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he has gone on to appear in numerous television shows including; Impractical Jokers (BBC3), Reality Bites (ITV2), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC), Drunk History (Comedy Central), and has performed in acting roles for Popatron (BBC2) and Skins (E4).
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.
From 8 Out of 10 Cats and Live At The Apollo, come and see Jon Richardson as he works on his new material ahead of a major UK tour.
The world's first ever comedy blues band, Jonny & the Baptists make their Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut with an hour of surreal, satirical and occasionally sexy songs, including online hits: Do it in the Library and Upper Middle Class Gangster Children.
In 2009, David Cameron forgot how many houses he owned. Within five years, homelessness doubled. Setting out to explore the gap between rich and poor, Jonny & the Baptists' lives turn upside down when Jonny betrays Paddy for financial gain. As Jonny enjoys a wealth of parties with Andrew Lloyd Webber and marries Jerry Hall, Paddy falls into homelessness. A riotous new musical comedy epic about friendship, inequality and betrayal.
Katy Brand's hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian is an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of her self-imposed conversion and total immersion in evangelical Christianity. One Sunday, aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. From then on she attended church four times a week. For seven years she put the 'fun' into fundamentalism?and the 'mental'. She was an obnoxious, self-important dick, but at least she knew she was going to heaven. Now she's not so sure. Katy will relive her glory days of certainty and judgement (and unrequited love?) whilst trying to figure out what the hell was going on in her own head.
Nominee: Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards - Best Show 2015
In 2003 Kieran Hodgson heard the music of Gustav Mahler and decided to write a symphony. 13 years later, Kieran returns with a violin and a story about falling in love and attempting something far beyond your abilities.
Prepare yourself for another all-star line-up joint headlined by "KOJO" one of the UK's King of Comedy recently toured with Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, & Dave Chappelle, alongside, "WHITE YARDI" aka Prince Harry, the Internet and social media sensation who's hilarious comic sketch videos have gone viral, who has certainly caught the attention of comedy fans across the globe.
Hosted by JOHN SIMMIT aka Dipsy the coolest of the Teletubbies in BBC TV's international hit series.
Winner: Best Comedy Show (Fringe World 2013 and Amused Moose 2012).
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.
Veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country's most sort after comedy club headliners. The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning quick wit and totally original comedic talent.
Pam Ann is the creation of cult comedienne Caroline Reid, a 1960's clad air-hostess, a mixture of comedy, camp and glamour.
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.
Star of The Office, series 1, episode 5 (first bit).
Wild and crazy comedian.
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.
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.
It's Susan Calman's tenth year in comedy and she's back with a brand new show. You may have seen or heard her on shows like QI, HIGNFY, News Quiz, Listomania or Mock The Week, now you have the opportunity to see her in person, life-size if you will. For information, Susan is taller than a borrower but shorter than the average thirteen-year-old child. The show? Well she's ready to create a storm, to set the record straight, to give it to the man (whoever he is.) Incidentally she would also like to be Batman. Ninety minutes of comedy that you will enjoy if you're over 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 wine, kittens and walks along the beach. Seriously. It's going to be epic.
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!