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Bilal Zafar - Lovebots

Best Newcomer nominee 2016 and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year winner is back with a brand new show.

Social media has been taken over by bots spreading hate, fear and influencing how we vote. In Lovebots, Bilal has made his own bots to fight back, except these bots only want to spread love and compassion.

As seen and heard on BBC Three, Channel 4, MTV, BBC iPlayer, and BBC Radio 4.

WHY? 'Witty and absorbing... highly entertaining' The Times

'Delivers big laughs' The Guardian

‘Fascinating and hilarious in equal measure' i-D

'A natural storyteller with a very likeable stage presence' ★★★★★ Shortcom.co.uk

Studio
£12

@Zafarcakes
@nordenfarm

Bilal's Website

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Stephen Bailey: Our Kid

Everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record), stand-up comedy star, Stephen Bailey is back on tour with his brand-new show Our Kid – a story full of Northern warmth, some working-class guilt and a bit of blue.

2018 has been an exciting year for Stephen. The past six months have seen him embark on his first critically acclaimed UK tour, perform a season at the prestigious Soho Theatre in London plus support Katherine Ryan on her recent sold-out UK outing. His friendly brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the Britain’s most exciting up-and-coming acts in comedy at the moment.

His recent and varied TV work includes him becoming the resident agony uncle on ITV1's Zoe Ball on Sunday and appearances on Five's Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and Comedy Central’s Live at The Comedy Store adding to his extensive back catalogue of TV and radio work. Most recently he was the host of the reality show Celebs On The Farm on 5star.

WHY 'Stephen’s show was hilarious from the first line, and for the whole performance I don’t think a single joke died' ★★★★★ Voice Magazine

Age Guidence: 16+ years

Studio
£14

@stephencomedy
@nordenfarm

Stephen's Website

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John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS]

One of the Edinburgh Fringe's most celebrated talents of recent times sets out on his first full national tour.

John-Luke Roberts' show this year was a complete sell-out run and one of the most talked about shows of the festival: a dizzying avant-garde ride through the mind of a gifted comic-philosopher. One with a blue moustache. Who thinks far more about the Spice Girls than anyone should. A masterclass in prop, clown, costume and Mel C-themed comedy.

And that's all we can tell you in the brochure, because his stupid title takes up the rest of the allotted space.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

'An impeccably choreographed, giddily inventive, turbo-charged hour' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'A hit' ★★★★ The Times

'Killer gags... glorious idiocy' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Mind warping hour which follows through brilliantly on its own absurd logic...relentlessly funny' ★★★★ The List

Studio
£12

@nordenfarm
@jlukeroberts

John-Luke Robert's Website

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Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Gabrielle once sang ‘dreams can come true’ and that’s lovely, but nothing to do with this show.

After sell-out, critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London, with both runs extended to meet high demand, Lou Sanders is back with a national tour. She brings stabby step mothers, alcohol issues and an unusual sexual encounter in LA with her.

This show is all about shame. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig herself – and now she’s rolling around in her own filth for your delight.

As seen and heard on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Hypothetical, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, The Russell Howard Hour, Comic Relief and Radio 4’s Unbelievable Truth.

'A Fringe comedian who leaves you wanting more? I’ll take that deal' ★★★★ The Times

'Lou Sanders deserves a Comedy Award nod for this show… Her best show yet' ★★★★ Evening Standard

'A reminder of just how good a straight stand up Sanders is…a joyous embracing of her eclectic life' ★★★★ Fest Mag

'She’s terrific' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Thank the comedy Gods' ★★★★ Chortle

Studio
£12

@LouSanders
@nordenfarm

Lou Sander's Website

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Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf: Prophet Sharing

Two great religions. Two great comedians.

The descendants of Abraham may have gone their separate ways but now stand-up comedian friends Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf – both stars of their own BBC shows – are joining forces in the most-unlikely double-act since Kermit and Miss Piggy (who neither Ashley and Imran can eat!) Originally brought together by a passion for the same football team, the pair are travelling the UK uniting people of every faith and none for an evening of laughter.

WHY? 'A slickly funny stand-up show' New York Times on Ashley Blaker

‘Imagine John Oliver in a yarmulke' New York Post on Ashley Blaker

‘A special vein of comic material' ★★★★ Financial Times on Ashley Blaker

‘Intelligent, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny’ Time Out on Imran Yusuf

‘An hour of cheek and charm' ★★★★ The Independent on Imran Yusuf

‘Sharp, passionate and uplifting’ Daily Telegraph on Imran Yusuf

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)


Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions

@AshleyBlaker
@imranyusuf
@nordenfarm

Ashley's Website
Imran's Website

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Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

A brand new stand-up show following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo and a sell-out Fringe, one of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour. Sunday Times Best of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.

He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, and loads more.

WHY? 'A joke heavy show with gags a plenty' The List

'Passionate and rib-tickling. An illuminating, heartfelt performance. Highly recommended!' EdFestMagazine

'He paints us pictures with fantastical words and images... it's almost impossible not to like him' ThreeWeeks

@chrismccausland
@nordenfarm

Chris' Website

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Gyles Brandreth - Break a Leg!

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 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.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@GlyesB1
@nordenfarm

Gyles Brandreth's Website

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Morgan & West's Magic Show for Kids & Childish Grown-ups!

Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!

Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105!

WHY? 'Hilarious and good for all ages' Primary Times

'Hugely talented' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

'Superbly crafted' ★★★★ The Stage

60 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

@nordenfarm
@MorganandWest

Morgan and West's website

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Odyssey

Stranded war hero Odysseus must struggle against the odds to get home to his wife.

But can he battle his way through grumpy gods, naughty nymphs, monocular monsters and over a hundred sleazy suitors? All whilst wearing an Ancient Greek robe that looks suspiciously like a bedsheet?

WHY? The Pantaloons present a hilarious new verse adaptation of the most epic journey of all time

Presented by The Pantaloons.

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@ThePantaloons
@nordenfarm

The Pantaloons Website

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