Join multi award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4 musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins as they bring you the wit and wordplay of ingenious comedy songsmiths, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.
The duo breathe new life into their much-loved music. Expect all the classics, from The Hippopotamus (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud) to The Gas Man Cometh – plus a few hidden gems along the way!
WHY? ‘Impressive, suave… a delight!’ The Times
At some performances Simon Townley or Jordan Clark will appear in place of Duncan Walsh Atkins.
£15 (£13 conc)
A brand new stand-up show from former Detective Sergeant Alfie Moore, star of BBC Radio 4 comedy It’s A Fair Cop.
Alfie takes you on a thrilling and interactive journey through the art and science of murder investigation. Everything you need to know from choosing a murder weapon to disposing of the body.
WHY? Experience first-hand how it feels to be part of planning ‘The Perfect Murder’ with this unique evening of comedy
Hold on to your socks and enjoy stand up comedy for kids.
James Campbell is founder of Comedy 4 Kids, author of Boyface and has appeared on CBBC’s Blue Peter. He will be making fun of everything from couscous to penguins to Nintendo Wii. James' jokes are written and performed to get children and parents laughing out loud.
WHY? ‘A hit not to be missed’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks
Age guidance: 6+ years
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32
Presented by RBM Comedy.
Alice Marshall is a critically acclaimed character comedian. She will be previewing her latest show Blood, the follow-up to her smash-hit 2016 debut Vicious.
‘She’s the one you’ll be glad you saw before she got big. See this show’ ★★★★★ Short Com
Edd Hedges is winner of So You Think You’re Funny and has toured with Sofie Hagen. He brings an intriguing hour of hilarious anecdotes delivered in his unique affable style.
WHY? Two rising stars of the comedy world preview their latest material ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Festival
£10 (£8 conc)
After stellar performances on BBC One's Live at the Apollo, Radio 4's Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothin and wowing audiences in comedy clubs up and down the UK, this rising star is back with his unique blend of charming, charismatic and intelligent on-point comedy in a show not to be missed.
Caton’s captivating and laidback style of stand-up has seen him quickly establish himself on the comedy circuit and regarded as one of the best young comics in the UK.
Following on from his 2014 sold out Edinburgh run Nathan landed a coveted spot on BBC1’s Live at Apollo. Nathan’s award winning combination of personal and topical anecdotes has also led to appearances on BBC2′s Mock The Week, BBC3′s Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC Radio 4′s Now Show and News Quiz, as well as having his very own BBC Radio 4 sitcom Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing commissioned for three series.
WHY? 'Laidback, on-the-nose material’ The Guardian
£14 (£12 conc)
Katy Brand’s hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian is an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of her self-imposed conversion and total immersion in evangelical Christianity.
One Sunday, aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. From then on she attended church four times a week. For seven years she put the 'fun' into fundamentalism... and the 'mental'. She was an obnoxious, self-important dick, but at least she knew she was going to heaven.
Now she's not so sure. Katy will relive her glory days of certainty and judgement (and unrequited love…) whilst trying to figure out what the hell was going on in her own head.
Katy won a British Comedy award for her TV sketch series Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show in 2008 and has since written for and appeared in numerous films, TV programmes and radio shows.
‘Intelligent storytelling… she makes us hang on her every word’ The Times
★★★★ The Metro
★★★★ The Skinny
WHY? ‘The church’s loss is comedy’s gain’ Evening Standard
Age guidance: 16+ years
Foil, Arms & Hog are Ireland's top comedy trio with over ten million hits on YouTube.
They return to Norden Farm with a delicious blend of bizarre, surreal and hilarious comedy scenes with outrageous characters and unexpected twists. Catch these lads while you can.
'These lads are hilarious' Jason Byrne
'Very funny' Rowan Atkinson
'An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines' Chortle
'Quite simply, a sensation' Edinburgh Festivals
WHY? 'An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines' Chortle
An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.
Jarlath Regan is an award winning comedian, writer and broadcaster known for his uplifting, inventive and relentlessly funny stand-up.
‘A refreshing and hilarious change of pace’ ★★★★★ Independent
Rob Auton is a writer, comedian and winner of Dave’s Funniest Joke of The Fringe award.
‘Completely charming and funny to boot’ The Guardian
WHY? Rob has written five hit Edinburgh shows and Jarlath has brought eight solo shows to the Fringe
£10 (£8 conc)
An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.
Matt Ford is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists. He has appeared on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You, Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats and BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News.
James Loveridge is one of the most exciting young talents in recent years. He is an entertaining storyteller with a cheeky and charming personality that can warm any room.
WHY? Matt is a familiar face on TV and radio, while James has already had a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe
£10 (£8 conc)
An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.
Richard Herring previews his brand new Edinburgh show - Oh Frig, I’m 50! He makes a triumphant return to this year’s festival celebrating the 30th anniversary of his first Fringe
Flo & Joan are aToronto-based musical comedy duo. Their 2016 Edinburgh show was announced as one of the Top 10 shows at the Fringe in the Amused Moose Comedy Awards.
WHY? Flo & Joan have played to sold-out audiences across North America and Richard returns to Norden Farm having had numerous sell out shows
£10 (£8 conc)
An Avalon Edinburgh Festival Preview.
Steve Bugeja is an award winning comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central’s Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and his own sketch for BBC3 - 10 Things You Should Know as an Adult.
Alex Smith is known for his trademark mix of laser sharp stand-up observations and cleverly crafted comedy songs.
WHY? Both Steve and Alex have previously supported Russell Kane on national tours.
£10 (£8 conc)
Milton Jones is back on the road with another tour but unfortunately it isn’t quite ready yet.
Don’t panic though he’s a professional, it’s the guy with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4.
‘Absurdist one-line masterpieces’ The Times
‘He’s fast absurd and very funny’ Radio Times
‘The best one-liner merchant in british comedy’ Chortle
‘No-one can touch jones when he hits his stride’ The Guardian
An evening in the company of an idiot. Or is he? Yes he is. Only come if you like jokes though. If not you’ll be cross.
An Avalon Edinburgh preview.
Adam Hess is known for his unique brand of comedy on Twitter. In 2013 one of his tweets was voted funniest of the year by The Telegraph.
Jack Barry has performed in the prestigious Comedy Zone at the Edinburgh Fringe. He has also performed as one half of sketch duo Twins.
WHY? Adam won the Chortle Student Comedy Award while Jack has supported James Acaster on tour
£10 (£8 conc)
You’ve seen Lee sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live, on stage, at his hilarious best. A rare opportunity to see Lee perform in such an intimate venue ahead of his return to the Edinburgh Festival.
All profits from the show will be going to Lee.
‘Comedy legend’ The Sun
‘You should be ashamed of yourself’ Sepp Blatter
‘Comedy genius’ The Mirror
‘GET HIM OUT!’ Donald Trump
Greg Davies, BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is back with his first stand up show in four years.
Join 'undoubtedly one of the kingpins of British comedy' (Evening Standard) on his biggest ever tour. Come witness the magnificent beast that is Greg Davies.
'One of this country’s best comedians' The Times
Join Olive Bacon (Supernaturalist) and Dr Teddy Tyrell (Scorpio), in this adventure into the unknown.
A live mockumentary investigating monsters, myths and Noel Edmonds. Prepare to be mildly unnerved. This is the first show by Rose Robinson and Will Close as The Cloak & Dagger Club.
WHY? Will and Rose make up one half of award winning sketch act Mixed Doubles, as heard on BBC Radio 4
£10, Supporters £8
Hundred Watt Club return with a glittering, sublime and ridiculous evening of good old fashioned burlesque and cabaret entertainment.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of award winning burlesque artists, nail biting vaudeville thrills, rib tickling comedy and our soul soothing chanteuse.
Ages 18+ years.
WHY? A real ‘dress up and sit down’ evening of vintage inspired entertainment
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Join the UK’s leading comedian/magician for a night of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic.
Recently seen on Tonight at The London Palladium (ITV1) The Next Great Magician (ITV1) and Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief (BBC1) and star of BBC1’s The Magicians, expect Pete’s trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic.
He has guested on countless TV shows, including BBC2’s The Sarah Millican Television Programme, BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, BBC1’s Celebrity Mastermind and BBC3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live.
'The new poster-boy for British comedy magic' The Telegraph
'The best magic tricks in the universe' The Independent
'The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century' The Times
Plus support to be announced.
A lot has happened to Matt Richardson since his last tour in 2013. A lot of it is quite strange.
Most comedians hope to win accolades and make people laugh, very few end up with Heat Magazine’s Weird Crush trophy.
From interviewing millionaire dogs in LA, ghost hunting with Craig Revel Horwood and having his phone nicked by Kate Moss - it’s been an odd, but fun, few years.
Now Matt can finally tell people about it, as well as talking about everything else on his mind.
‘High Wattage Charisma’ (Guardian) from the ‘hilarious and charming’ (The Mirror) host of Virgin Radio's Drive-time show, The Xtra Factor and Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live!
After the huge success of his 2016 tour, that gobby little toerag Ed Gamble is back with a brand new lumbering beast of a comedy show.
Ed has appeared on BBC2's Mock the Week, Comedy Central's Drunk History, E4's Almost Royal, Comedy Central's Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, BBC3's Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, Channel 4's Man Down as well as countless other things (3 other things).
'He is on irresistible form' ★★★★ The Telegraph
'A master of unlocking the humour in everything' ★★★★ The List
'Creative and clever humour that leaves the audience in stitches' ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
Sofie Hagen is unquestionably one of the most talked about comics of the moment.
A modern legend in her native Denmark, she burst onto the British scene by winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival 2015; her 2016 follow-up, Shimmer Shatter, was a second total sell out.
She’s spoken to millions as former host of Guilty Feminist and current host of Made of Human podcasts, and appeared on The One Show, The Now Show and Live From The BBC.
This, her biggest national tour to date, is a brand new show packed with brilliant, offbeat observation, passionate argument, and jokes. Also: one parable.
Age guidance: 14+ years
Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards - Best Newcomer 2015
Chortle Awards - Best Newcomer 2014
‘Eye-catchingly odd and disarmingly honest’ Independent
‘Compelling, beautifully constructed’ Guardian
‘Today’s stand up comedy fan kids are lucky to have her. She makes the world a less scary place’ Beyond The Joke
‘Consistently funny, personal, and a slyly powerful show’ Chortle
Phil is a 27-year old stand-up comedian on his first tour of the UK.
He has appeared on Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and Would I Lie To You? He is very excited to be performing here, in [INSERT TOWN NAME] - a place he often calls his second home.
‘Certain belly laughs’ ★★★★ Sunday Times
‘Talented up-and-comer’ The Guardian
'One of the more appealing – and cerebral – stand-ups to have emerged in recent years’ The Telegraph
Austentatious are saddling the horses for a Grand Tour of the United Kingdom!
Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.
Austentatious are fresh from six sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a monthly residency in London’s Leicester Square and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s death. Now their show will be appearing at two dozen theatres across the country to entertain and astonish audiences in equal measure.
Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark, and no two shows are ever the same. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a Regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and die-hard fans alike.
Age guidance 12+ years.
'Ridiculously silly… wickedly funny' ★★★★★ The Times
'A joy to behold' ★★★★ The Guardian
'Supersmart and terrifically funny' ★★★★ The Scotsman
'A bravura slab of improvisation' Independent
Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy embarks on his maiden tour of his brand new show.
Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically acclaimed comedian who regularly sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational storytelling.
'He creates a remarkable intimacy with his audience. A must see' The Age
'His routines have the mark of those which are quoted from for years to come' The Herald
'This is a show you could see time and time again. Exceptional' The Sunday Mail
After more than 100 dates on the road in 2016 with his best-reviewed show to date, 'I'm Not Here', and a similarly marathon effort with the previous tour, Mark Watson is amazed to find there are STILL some areas of the country he's not visited much, and some towns that have been neglected altogether.
It's hard to be everywhere at once, so he's narrowed it down to a sensible plan: for the next tour, Watson will only visit places beginning with M or W, his initials - as they've already shown a commitment by having those names in the first place. A few of these will be favourite old haunts like Winchester or Manchester, but quite a few of them are the result of Googling and quite a number are so remote that we won't know they definitely exist until we get there. Also, some aren't actually towns so much as trains (from Marylebone to Wycombe), or ferries (across the Mersey), or a helicopter museum (in the double-point-scoring Middle Wallop).
The material will be a mixture of the classic and the never-before-seen. And in some cases a fair bit of it will be about being on a train.