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Outrageous Scottish comedian, writer and broadcaster; The Big Yin.
Billy Connolly is a stand-up comedian, actor, musician, TV presenter and artist. After an apprenticeship as a welder in his hometown of Glasgow, he became a professional performer in 1962, forming "The Humblebums" band with Gerry Rafferty, before pursuing a solo career as a comedian. Aside from starring in numerous films and TV series, Billy has toured worldwide continuously for the last 50 years, performing to an audience of over 10,000,000. Billy was awarded a CBE in 2003, was given the Freedom of the City of Glasgow in 2010, and was named Britain's most influential stand-up comic in 2012.
In never seen before sketches, the tour will unite some of Catherine's best-known characters from her hugely successful BBC series 'The Catherine Tate Show'. The cast will include 'Nan' Taylor; Irish nurse Bernie; Geordie Georgie; Essex girl Sam... and the return of a certain argumentative teenager... Nan said: "She's going on tour, is she? What a load of old s**t."
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.
Jack's always wanted to be a real man, like the ones in the audience at Top Gear, but unfortunately he likes Smirnoff Ice and looks wrong with his shirt off. Jack has firmly established himself as one of the country's most exciting and successful comedy talents, a status cemented by his People's Choice Award for the King of Comedy at the 2012, 2013 & 2014 British Comedy Awards. He cut his teeth at the Edinburgh Fringe, taking up four sell out shows over three consecutive years and earning an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination in the process with his debut show. Jack has since gone on to host Live At The Apollo and the Royal Variety Performance, as well as perform stand-up at the internationally prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Canada.
Brand new show ?At Large' will again see Jack perform in some of the largest venues in the land, bringing his unique brand of high-intensity silliness to thousands of fans.
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.
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.
Joe & Caspar are bringing their Hit the Road USA - Live show to the UK for the first time ever! The must-see show will see the boys on stage talking about their latest adventure and contains exclusive footage from filming and behind-the-scenes funny business.
Live on stage with his puppets Albert and Baby as well as the showstopping animatronic Sam. America's Got Talent finalist.
The RESTARTED tour, 25 Years of Reeves and Mortimer: The Poignant Moments, will be a celebration of the first 25 years of their professional collaboration from Vic Reeves' Big Night Out (Channel 4, 1990), through to Smell of Reeves & Mortimer (BBC2, 1993/4), Bang, Bang It's Reeves & Mortimer (BBC2, 1999) and Shooting Stars (BBC2, 1999-2011).
Ross has a reputation for outstanding improvisation ability.
As always, Ross has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it's time to let it all out. Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event. Noble started in comedy 25 years ago, at the age of 15, and has established a loyal audience as one of the world's best live stand-ups. Come and be part of this truly unique live experience. Join Ross as audience and performer come together for a massive Brain Dump.
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.
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.
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.
My mum can't find me anyone to marry. My friend Matthew looks at me with great concern and says, "You're not thinking of becoming a Jihadi Bride are you?" Would I do that? The weather in Britain isn't great, and the sunsets and landscape in Syria are mean to be very romantic... I'd get a husband, wouldn't have to work, and would definitely get a place in heaven. Yes I'd miss my hair straighteners and hot pants, but that's a small price to pay.
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.