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Ahir Shah (work in progress)

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award ‘Best Show’ nominee Ahir Shah is one of the fastest-rising comedians of his generation.

Shah’s sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up features a blend of philosophical inquiry, political vigour, and sweet gags.

Ahir is warming up his latest show Dots which completely sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe and is being filmed for HBO Max in early June. It follows Duffer and Control which also sold out and were nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and subsequently toured the UK and overseas.

Ahir has performed internationally at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Adelaide Fringe and Just for Laughs Montreal, and has toured in continental Europe and India.

He has performed stand-up on BBC2's Live At The Apollo, Radio 4's The Now Show and Comedy Central's Stand Up Central. Outside of stand up, Ahir has also been seen on shows including BBC1's Have I Got News For You, BBC2's Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, Channel 4's Catastrophe and Campus.

He has also performed and regularly writes on BBC2's The Mash Report and has written and starred in the short films Ahir Shah’s Summer for Sky and Ahir Shah’s Life Lessons for BBC Three and has developed two sitcom pilots for Channel 4.

Courtyard Theatre
£12
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on the day of the event

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Flo & Joan - Before the Screaming Starts

Hot off completely selling out at the Edinburgh Festival, London's Soho Theatre, their Spring 2020 tour and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have extended their tour and will once again be parading their dark and waggish songs about the place.

Age guidance 14+

'These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next' The Telegraph

‘Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes’ Evening Standard

'If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo and Joan' Steve Bennett, Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£14
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on the day of the event

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

@FloandJoan
@nordenfarm

Flo & Joan's Website

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Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

TV favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show.

At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s knot.

Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.

Recent TV includes Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible, she’s a regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.

WHY? ‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald

‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful‘ The Telegraph

Age Guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before the event starts

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's Website


In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Omid Djalili: The Good Times Tour

After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive-in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.

Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood films to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid is seen hosting his own ITV quiz show The Winning Combination.

He appeared in the smash hit Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again, His Dark Materials for BBC1 and HBO, and Letter For The King on Netflix. Omid also gained rave reviews for his leading role of Tevvye in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Fiddler On The Roof.

'So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it stand-up barely does it justice' Michael Levin, Huffington Post

'A thin, high cheek-boned, flamboyant luvvie' The Guardian

Age guidance 16+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£25
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on the day of each event

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Stephen K Amos: Before and Laughter

In 2010 the world was in a sorry state. Fast forward ten years and everything’s still going downhill.

Stephen has had his own share of highs and lows too. And when the world gives him lemons, he adds gin, tonic, ice and a healthy dose of humour. Forget the divisions and discord and immerse yourself in an hour of bridge building laughter to welcome the new decade.

As seen on BBC2's QI and Pilgrimage, ABC TV's The Project and BBC1's Live at the Apollo.

WHY? ‘Truly top class comedian’ EdFest

'Unashamed feel-good entertainment' The Evening Standard

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | £16 conc

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Gary Delaney: Gary in Punderland

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back!

One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!

Age guidance 16+ years.

WHY? ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers...Quite brilliant’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘A master craftsman’ ★★★★ The Times

‘One of Britain's grandmasters of the one-liner'’ ★★★★ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£18
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on the day of the event

@GaryDelaney
@nordenfarm

Gary Delaney's Website

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Geoff Norcott: I Blame the Parents

The fourth national tour for Geoff Norcott, following on the back of Conswervative, Traditionalism and Taking Liberties.

This time Geoff talks less politics (alright, there will probably be a bit), but this brand-new show will mostly explore personal responsibility, parenting and who should take the blame when things go wrong.

Whatever happened to the idea of personal responsibility? In the age of victimhood, it seems like whatever’s wrong with your life it can be blamed on someone else. Governments, employers… some bigot from four hundred years ago.

Where did it go wrong? It has to be the parents. Every generation there’s an opportunity for a new set of mums and dads to set their kids straight and make a stand against whatever trendy nonsense is currently doing the rounds. But do we? Or is it easier to give into fear and the pursuit of a quiet life?

Geoff has realised he’s also a bag of contradictions. Raised on a south London council estate by two maverick parents, there’s plenty he has to sift through. His Dad was a trade union man who obsessed over stocks and shares. His mum was a closet chauvinist and far too frank on the subject of sex.

With a child of his own, Geoff spies a one-off chance for his family to finally get it right and produce a balanced human being, but can he filter out his own bollocks before it gets to his son?

WHY? 'Sets himself apart from the liberal commentariat with a sharp self-knowing wit ★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

Geoff Norcott's Website

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