Laugh, sort your life out, stay sane, plan your death and save the NHS - all in only 99 minutes.
Phil Hammond is an NHS doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist and whistle-blowing comic. He combines both of his 2016 sell out, four star Edinburgh fringe shows in one unforgettable evening.
'If Dr Phil were a medicine, you should swig him by the litre' ★★★★ The Times
'One of the most entertainingly subversive people on the planet' The Guardian
'Hugely enjoyable, well crafted, poignant stand up' ★★★★ Broadway Baby 2016
'Hammond is a passionate rabble rouser and impressively positive…. the perfect health secretary' ★★★★ Fest Magazine 2016
'Very funny, honest, clever and moving. Passionate about the NHS' Dr Clive Peedell, founder National Health Action Party
Suitable for ages 14+ years.
£15, £12 for NHS workers
Justin Moorhouse takes to the road doing what he does best, no-frills big-hearted stand up comedy with his brand new show.
He’s recently appeared on BBC1's Live at the Apollo, a regular on Radio 5's Fighting Talk and is a familiar voice on talkSport, as well as Radio 4’s NewsQuiz. Previous TV appearances include Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, Dave’s One Night Stand and he was Winner of Celebrity Mastermind.
‘Moorhouse charms the pants off the crowd’ Sunday Times
A little slimmer but still as 'belly laugh funny' (Manchester Evening News) - everyone’s favourite northern charmer is back and better than ever. After touring last year’s triumphant show Destiny Calling he’s had a think about people. And feelings.
This is a (very) funny show about people. And feelings. About people Justin knows, their feelings and how he feels about them. And they about him. It’ll be very funny. Promise. Feel it.
‘Comedic Tour-de-force…brought a tear to a critical eye’ The Herald
‘Simultanously down-to-earth and out-of-this-world’ The List
With so much social media have we forgotten how to just sit and engage with each other on a human level?
And are we still able to express ourselves in more than 140 characters?
WHY? Expect stories of dating disasters, family lunacy and celebrity put-downs, which we can all relate to, as Stephen explores ALL the tales that we are not posting on Facebook.
£14 (£12 conc)
Mitch’s personal life is in turmoil and his childhood heroes are dropping like flies.
At times like these, a man feels the Reaper creeping up on him… But is death anything to fear? Mitch confronts his – and your – mortality with hilarious (and tuneful) consequences. Join him! It's an hour of your life you're not getting back!
WHY? 'Britain's leading musical satirist' The Times
£14 (£12 conc)
Reginald D Hunter returns to the UK in 2017 with his highly anticipated brand new show.
During the 15 years in which he has lived in the UK, Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan-base that spans the generations. In the past twelve months he has appeared in a critically acclaimed tour of Ireland as well as performing across Europe.
His appearances on television have included Channel 4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular three-part BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South, which documented Reginald’s epic road trip from North Carolina to New Orleans through 150 years of American popular song.
Suitable for ages 18+ years.
'Reginald D Hunter joins the top rank of stand-up comedians working today…a comedian going for broke, flying in the face of received opinion in a way that is simply exhilarating……this is comedy of a rare scope” ★★★★★ The Times
'Stand-up comedy’s coolest customer' Telegraph
David Baddiel brings his critically-acclaimed show My Family: Not The Sitcom to Norden Farm before embarking on a 10 week residency in London’s West End.
My Family: Not the Sitcom is a massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin.
It’s a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, and gay cats. Come and be offended on David’s behalf for the final time in the West End.
‘Baddiel launches himself into the Louis CK league of no-holds-barred comedy’ Metro
‘This is a rare production that boasts side-splitting laughs and also moves people to tears’ Evening Standard
‘Compelling to watch both for its unvarnished truth and complicated affection’ The Guardian
‘Hugely funny…If you’re going to disrespect the dead and the incapacitated, do it like this: truthfully, inventively and, finally, lovingly’ The Times
‘Universally joyful… I wish this show long life’ Chortle
‘Rare to see one that draws its subject as honestly, vividly and humorously as this’ The i
‘A show that bubbles with love and unexpected joie de vivre’ The Telegraph
★★★★★ Metro | ★★★★★ Jewish Chronicle | ★★★★★ Heat | ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ The Times | ★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ Sunday Times Culture | ★★★★ Evening Standard | ★★★★ The i | ★★★★ WhatsOnStage | ★★★★ Mail On Sunday, Event Magazine | ★★★★ City A.M. | ★★★★ The Arts Desk | ★★★★ London Theatre
Witness the astonishing comedy sensation LIVE! The Noise Next Door are causing a commotion with their fourth nationwide tour - an anarchic evening of side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters, and mind-blowing songs.
Join the quickest wits in comedy as they transform audience suggestions into a fantastic, fresh new entertainment experience every single night.
WHY? ’Immaculately well executed’ The Times
Norman Lovett may be best remembered as Holly the computer from Red Dwarf but he has made a name for himself as an incredibly talented stand-up comedian.
He has played the original Comedy Store many times and even supported the Clash, one of the personal highlights of his career.
WHY? ‘A natural born comic… his delivery is so deadpan, he makes Jack Dee seem like Ken Dodd’ Edinburgh Evening News
Fresh from her appearance on BBC1's The John Bishop Show, Rotherham's least celebrated daughter comes to Maidenhead.
Expect acid-tongued conversation, razor sharp observation, songs and maybe even dance (if her hip's up to it) in this unapologetic hour of self-adoration.
WHY? 'Acid tongued and funny to the bone' Time Out
Tom Allen brings you a new show from his always hilarious, slightly acerbic, totally unique point of view. He has appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Just a Minute and The John Bishop Show.
'Beguiling...the sky dexterity of his delivery has you hooked' The Telegraph
Suzi Ruffell returns to the road with her third show Common in which she explores her dodgy family history, her working class roots and makes you laugh a lot!
‘Impressively accomplished, innate stage presence and quality material, a classy set’ Chortle
WHY? Tom has supported Sarah Millican on her sold out UK tour, while Suzi has been official tour support to Alan Carr and Josh Widdicombe
£14 (£12 conc)
Join one of the UK’s most exciting rising stars of the comedy world as he heads out on his first nationwide tour.
In 2015, Tez Ilyas achieved phenomenal success with his debut stand up show TEZ Talks. It was met with packed out audiences and huge commercial success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A totally sold out run at London's Soho Theatre followed, with additional dates at the prestigious Southbank Centre. The show went onto be adapted into a series for BBC Radio 4 (with a second series coming in 2017).
Tez is now taking his follow-up show, the critically acclaimed, smash hit Made in Britain, on tour.
‘Radiantly entertaining’ The Times
'Intelligent and truly hilarious’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
£12 (£10 conc)
Politics, power and how we lost the plot.
Ayesha Hazarika, MBE, started her career as a stand-up comedian playing clubs across the country. She then took what she thought was a natural diversion into the Labour Party as a Special Adviser working for Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband.
Since leaving front line politics she’s become a much sought after commentator writing for the FT, Guardian, Evening Standard, New Statesman and Grazia.
Ayesha has also returned to her stand-up roots. Her one woman show Tales from the Pink Bus was a sell-out hit at the 2016 Edinburgh festival and she's been in huge demand on TV and radio recently starring as a guest on Matt Forde’s Unspun for Dave.
Further credits include regular appearances on Good Morning Britain (ITV), Sky Papers (Sky News), The Andrew Marr Show (BBC1), Newsnight (BBC2), The Agenda (ITV) and The Today Programme (BBC Radio4).
Ayesha lifts the lid on what life’s really like behind the scenes at Westminster with brutal honesty and humour and asks what's next for British politics.
The State of the Nation is one of the best things to come out of British politics in a long time.
'Hazarika’s return to stand up is also public service, never less than entertaining' The Guardian
'Insightful, humorous and at times simply ‘hide behind the sofa’ stuff' ★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter
'Patently super smart and extremely eloquent, she offers an intriguing insight' The Herald
The multi-talented and irrepressible Brian Conley returns to the stage in this all-new show.
Brian will perform brand new comedy, sketches and songs, alongside some of his best-known and loved retrospective material from the screen and onstage.
'The performance of the decade' The Mail on Sunday
'It takes a star to play a star' The Daily Express
Having delighted audiences across the globe for the past decade, the Rolls Royce of Flanders and Swann shows returns!
Join multi award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4 musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins as they starch their beards and trim their dinner jackets, ready to bring you the wit and wordplay of those ingenious comedy songsmiths, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.
Lifelong fans and the uninitiated alike will delight to see the boys breathe new life into the much-loved words and music of Flanders and Swann. Expect all the classics including The Hippopotamus (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud), The Gnu, The Gas Man Cometh and many more – plus a few hidden gems along the way!
WHY? Join Duncan, Tim and the Hippo for the most sublime Flanders and Swann show since… well, since Flanders and Swann themselves!
‘Such energy and relish… caught the period remarkably well… well worth seeing’ The Independent
‘A certain winner’ The Daily Mail
‘Genius wordplay’ The Guardian
‘Impressive, suave… a delight!’ The Times
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.
‘A huge star in the near future’ one4review.com
'Laidback, on-the-nose material, chopping down fools of all colours, both in day-to-day life and in the media’ The Guardian
‘The most exciting young black comic on the scene’ Fest
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.
‘The church’s loss is comedy’s gain’ Evening Standard
‘Intelligent storytelling… she makes us hang on her every word’ The Times
★★★★ The Metro
★★★★ The Skinny
Age guidance: 16+ years
Ireland's top comedy trio. Sold out Edfringe 2009-2016. Over ten million hits on YouTube.
Foil, Arms and Hog present a delicious blend of bizarre, surreal and hilarious comedy scenes with outrageous characters and unexpected twists. Catch these lads while you can.
★★★★★ Irish Examiner | ★★★★★ Irish Times | ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com |
★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals
'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
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
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.