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Calling in the Comedy Cavalry!

19th May 2017

Roll Up, Roll Up, For The Comedy Round Up!

Everyone is in need of a bit of a laugh sometimes, and we have a sneaking suspicion that we may be able to help with that. 

Whether you’re in the mood for some classic stand-up, looking for something a little more family friendly or lean towards the completely and utterly ridiculous we’ve got what you need. Here are just a sample of our fantastic comedy offerings!

Stand Up

Jason Byrne: The Man With Three Brains
16-17 June | More Info & Tickets
Jason has three brains which kick into action when he hits the stage. His left brain scans the audience and room, looking for improv moments. His right brain collates stand-up material and stunts, poised to dish out the funnies at speed. His centre brain is Jason’s coach, pushing him to the limit.
'The outright king of live comedy' Times

Mark Dolan: Life Etc.
1 June | More Info & Tickets
Mark Dolan has finally got the hang of life, just in time for the ageing process to kick in and then death. In his hilarious new show for 2017, Mark delivers a definitive guide on how to survive life, love, and if there’s time, Brexit.

Pete Firman
2 June | More Info & Tickets
Recently seen on ITV1’s The Next Great Magician and BBC1’s Let’s Sing & Dance for Comic Relief. Expect Pete's trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic.
'The new poster-boy for British comedy magic' Telegraph

Stephen K Amos: World Famous
9 June | More Info & Tickets 
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. What did he find when he got there? People. People like you and me and some of them said the most ridiculous things. 
'Amos is officially becoming a national treasure' Sunday Times

Gina Yashere: Laugh Riot 2.0 (Send in the Clown)
23-25 June | More Info & Tickets
After a couple of years travelling all over the globe, Gina returns to her hometown with some hysterical tales to tell.  
'One of the funniest comics in the world' Guardian

Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Summer Saloon
16-17 June | More Info & Tickets
The nation’s favourite pub landlord turns pop-up publican and invites you to his raucous saloon. Comedy, music and variety are all on tap in this headline show led by the ringmaster of rabble rousing.
'A supremely polished performer' ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday



Shit faced Shakespeare
18 June - 12 July | More Info & Tickets
The genuinely hilarious combination of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely Shit-faced actor. What could possibly go right? With a genuinely inebriated cast member chose each night, no two shows are ever the same in this raucous, riotous, rampage through Shakespeare's greatest works.

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel
10 July | More Info & Tickets
The all-star cast improvise a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen work on the spot, based on nothing more than a title suggestion from the audience. Previous masterpieces include The Sixth Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Shark and Double 0 Darcy.


Variety Show Comedy

Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Gameshows
Until 2 July | More Info & Tickets
Join the Iron Lady for songs, games and catchphrases as audience members compete for their golden giro cheque!
'So much fun Theresa May would probably outlaw it' Chortle
'Nothing short of a comedy masterpeice" ★★★★★ Three Weeks

Eyes Down! Bingo with Ida Barr
24 June - 9 Sept | More Info & Tickets
Forget Gangsta rap and welcome Grandma rap!  Ex-Music Hall star turned OAP rapper Ida Barr’s rhymes are legend amongst lovers of urban beats.  Another of her skills is as bingo caller...
'Ida Barr is leg-crossingly funny and occasionally heartbreakingly moving' Times


Bring the Kids!

Comedy Club 4 Kids
Until 15 July | More Info & Tickets
'Nish Kumar, James Acaster, Tom Allen and Bec Hill are among the big-name comics giving up an hour of their time to bring comedy to the juvenile masses; an inspired idea, and it’s almost always of equal delight for parents too.' Telegraph 

Slightly Fat Features in VarietySoup
11 June | More Info & Tickets
A riotous comedy cabaret, witness astonishing physical skills and orchestrated mayhem. Unashamedly stuffed with wondrous antics, tiger taming, bullet catching, original live music and lots of laughs. 
'Slightly Fat's brand of inspired silliness is a perfect pick me up' ★★★★ Times

Card Ninja
25 June - 15 July | More Info & Tickets
Following his journey from mild mannered card player to silent assassin, 'Card Ninja' is a one-man comedy show with upbeat humour, impressive stunts and smooth audience interaction for anyone who’s ever wanted to be a little bit Ninja...
'I have never seen a more engaged, reactive and eager audience' Three Weeks


The Wild Card

Comedian’s Cinema Club
29 May | More Info & Tickets
The Comedians Comedy Club is a sure-fire blockbuster hit if you're looking for a good laugh. These movies are brash, hilarious and nothing like the originals. 
'Chaotic, alcohol-fuelled and very funny indeed' Time Out

Knightmare Live
21 May - 11 June | More Info & Tickets
Knightmare Live is back, and offers you the chance to wear the iconic helmet of justice and take part in the Greater Game. The critically acclaimed comedy stage adaption of the cult TV classic is now bigger and better than ever.
'It's the best thing I've ever done' ★★★★ The Skinny


...aaaaaand you managed to make it to the bottom of this fairly long list, which may mean that you're still searching for that golden comedy moment. No fear! You can find our entire comedy listings here.

Posted by Nicki