Phew! After Weinstein and #MeToo, women of the world have finally united… Who cares about smashing the patriarchy when you can go full-on Prisoner: Cell-Block H? So, what happened to feminism? Is it too posh? Too white? When did Germaine Greer become Richard Littlejohn? Whose feminism is it anyway?
Ayesha is an ex-political adviser and regular pundit on Sky, BBC, CNN and LBC. She analyses the fight for feminism with humour and honesty, and asks – are sisters doing it to themselves?
WHY? ‘One of 9 Hilarious Women to Look Out for’ The Metro
‘Hazarika is terrific company - relaxed, mischievous and with a mind like a steel trap… go and see what she has to say’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘Extremely funny… sharp and on the money, she is never cruel and manages to create a world I never thought possible. Catch her if you can’ The Guardian
‘Hazarika is an acute observer of the political world’ Arts Desk
‘Insightful, humorous and at times simply ‘hide behind the sofa’ stuff’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter
‘Patently super smart and extremely eloquent, she offers an intriguing insight’
‘Hazarika provides a fresh, sharp insight into what it’s really like to be a woman in British politics today… not to be missed’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
‘Genuinely engaging… hers is a story worth hearing’ Chortle
£14 (£12 conc)
The comedian comes to Norden Farm following three critically acclaimed shows and direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He’s hit the road for his third and largest UK tour.
Steve Bugeja was voted “most likely to be forgotten” at school (the reunion was in February, apparently).
To prove his former classmates wrong, he hits the road for his third and largest UK tour to date with Almost, following three critically-acclaimed shows and direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Almost sees Steve trapped on a 13-hour flight when he receives a text that flips his entire world upside down, leading him to contemplate issues of great importance. Is finding “the one” possible? Can we trust the pharmaceutical industry? And why are Japanese toilets so much better than ours?
Since winning the BBC New Comedy Award, Steve has appeared on shows including Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Good News (Comedy Central) and Top Tens (BBC3). Making a name for himself internationally, Steve has been invited to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival twice, appearing on ABCTV’s Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow and twice on Comedy Up Late. Also a prolific writer, Steve was on the writing team for The Russell Howard Hour and has contributed material for shows including Mock the Week and The Now Show.
‘Drum tight, as if polished by a sitcom writers’ room to cram as many jokes in as humanly possible’ Chortle
‘An eye for comic detail that’s all his own’ Guardian
‘Plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling’ Scotsman
Lucy Frederick – Even More Naked
Some years ago, the comedian appeared in a reality TV show in which she had to get naked. Like, completely naked. No socks or anything. And while that might sound alarming, she's since discovered that actually, there's a far more terrifying way to get your bits and bobs out for other people. And you don't even have to take your coat off.
This show is another eye wateringly honest confessional from Lucy about having courage and taking the plunge with life, friendships and love.
A show about negotiating the tricky world of emotional intimacy while wearing a giant suit of armour.
WHY? ‘A genuinely gifted performer, I am so happy l found this show…’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘Quite frankly, she’s pretty adorable’ ★★★★ TVBomb
David Mills – Focus People
Smart, sharp, laugh-out loud stand up comedy for adults sick of being scolded by celebrities and policed by children. David gets you through the coming apocalypse feeling dynamite.
The London based American actor and comedian has a cocktail-lounge-lizard image which belies an acerbic wit cut with fire-and-brimstone rants! Smart observations on contemporary life are set to superb comedic delivery alongside witty banter and salty sarcasm.
'A superior act. Politics to surrealism... an hour in his company an indulgent delight.' ★★★★★ Chortle
‘Essential viewing’ ★★★★ BroadwayBaby
Zoe is a regular on BBC2's Mock The Week and BBC1's Live at the Apollo. She is also all over BBC Radio 4, with stints on The News Quiz, Just a Minute and The Now Show.
All this makes it sound like Zoe Lyons has some sort of idea what she's doing in life. But does she? Or is she the perfect example of an Entry Level Human?
WHY? 'Confident and razor sharp' The Observer
'A hugely enjoyable mix of brutal putdowns and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd' The Guardian
'Zoe Lyons really cuts the mustard' Scotsman
Highly acclaimed stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos hits the road this Autumn with his brand new tour.
As Brexit looms on, Trump reigns rampant and everyone seems pushed to extremes, Stephen’s main aim is to cheer us up.
Forget everything that’s going on in the world and immerse yourself in the warmth of “one of the most likable figures in British Comedy“ (Radio Times). As seen on QI, The People’s History of LGBT, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You and What Does The K Stand For? on BBC Radio 4.
WHY? ‘Deliciously deft… we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout… you’ll leave the show smiling’ The Times
'Unashamed feel-good entertainment’ The Evening Standard
Age guidance 16+ years.
Hal's literally filled our screens recently on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You, BBC2’s The Apprentice: You're Fired, Channel 4’s Bake Off: Extra Slice and BBC’s Live at the Apollo.
His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He's now on a diet.
WHY? 'On top form' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
'He had the audience in stitches' ★★★★★ Daily Record
'Hilarious' ★★★★ Evening Standard
' Hugely talented' ★★★★ The Times
'Go and see Hal Cruttenden' ★★★★ Daily Mirror
They say all political careers end in tears.
In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical.
Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), the BBC Radio 4 Just a Minute regular delivers a dazzling wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.
WHY? ‘A master raconteur’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Total joy’ ★★★★★ Scotsman
Suitable for ages 11+ years.
The multi award winning comedian and Edinburgh Fringe favourite returns to Norden Farm.
We all have life goals – whether it’s to win the lottery or marry up. Make it your goal to come and watch an hour of great comedy from an Irish Iranian smoggy!
For the last three years, Patrick has been listed by comedy website Ents24 as one of the Top 3 hardest working comedians in the UK.
WHY? ‘A definite must see’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
★★★★ The Scotsman
‘Patrick’s a Fringe legend and it is easy to see why!’ ★★★★ The Mirror
£14 (£12 conc)
A stand up comedy show for children, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words.
James finds The Hilariously Funny Things about everything including pets, couscous, spaniels, making your own yoghurt, bees and why we have hair. Age guidance 6+ years.
WHY? ‘James Campbell pioneered the idea of stand-up for children, and it is still genuinely impressive to watch him hold the attention of a theatre full of six- to 11-year-olds’ The Guardian
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.