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The Noise Next Door's Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The sell-out comedy sensation are now on tour with an anarchic afternoon show for just about everyone.

Join The Noise Next Door for an epic explosion of outlandish characters, perfect punchlines and awesome songs all mixed together with the guys' trademark brand of off-the-cuff antics.

WHY? As seen on ITV1, ITV2, BBC3 and ‘The One Show’ on BBC1! As heard on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4!

Suitable for age 8+ years.

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Courtyard Theatre

@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

The Noise Next Door website

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The Noise Next Door - Uproar!

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

Studio
£14

@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

The Noise Next Door website

  •   6 Apr SOLD OUT
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Norman Lovett - Entertaining Moaner

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

Studio
£12

@normanlovett1
@nordenfarm

Norman Lovett website

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Myra DuBois - Self Admyra

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

Studio
£12

@myradubois
@nordenfarm

Myra DuBois website

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Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell - Hit the Road!

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

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

  •  28 Apr SOLD OUT
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Tez Ilyas: Made in Britain

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

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@tezilyas
@nordenfarm

Tez Ilyas's website

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Ayesha Hazarika: State of the Nation

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.

WHY? 'Hazarika’s return to stand up is also public service, never less than entertaining' The Guardian

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@ayeshahazarika
@nordenfarm

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Brian Conley: The Greatest Entertainer (In His Price Range)

The multi-talented and irrepressible Brian Conley returns to the stage in this all-new show.

Brian performs brand new comedy, sketches and songs, alongside some of his best-known and loved retrospective material from the screen and onstage.

WHY? 'The performance of the decade' The Mail on Sunday

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

Brian's website
@RealBrianConley
@nordenfarm

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Flanders & Swann: At the Drop of a Hippopotamus

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.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

@flandersswann
<a target="
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Flanders and Swann's website

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Alfie Moore: Getting Away with Murder

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

Studio
£14

Alfie Moore's website
@alfiemoore
@nordenfarm

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James Campbell's The Funny Thing About

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

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

James's website
@ComedyCampbell
@nordenfarm

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Alice Marshall and Edd Hedges

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

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@alicemarshall
@Edd_Hedges
@nordenfarm

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Nathan Caton: Straight Outta Middlesex

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

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@NathanCaton
@OffTheKerb

Nathan Caton's Website
Off The Kerb's Website

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Katy Brand - I Was a Teenage Christian

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

Studio
£13

@KatyFBrand
@nordenfarm

Katy Brand's website

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Foil, Arms & Hog - DoomDah

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@FoilArmsAndHog
@nordenfarm

Foil, Arms and Hog website

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Jarlath Regan and Rob Auton

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

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@Jarlath
Jarlath Regan's website

@RobertAuton
Rob Auton's website

@nordenfarm

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Matt Forde and James Loveridge

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

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@mattforde
Matt Forde's website

@JLoveRage
James Loveridge's website

@nordenfarm

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Richard Herring and Flo & Joan

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

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@Herring1967
Richard Herring's website

@FloandJoan

@nordenfarm

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Steve Bugeja and Alex Smith

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.

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@SteveBugeja
Steve Bugeja's website

@alexsmithcomic
Alex Smith's website

@nordenfarm

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Adam Hess and Jack Barry

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

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@adamhess1
Adam Hess's website

@JBazzler

@nordenfarm

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Greg Davies - You Magnificent Beast (work in progress)

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

£15

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Great British Mysteries

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

Studio
£10, Supporters £8

@ClubCloakDagger
@nordenfarm

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Hundred Watt Club

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

Hundred Watt Club's website

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Matt Richardson / Slash

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!

@MattRichardson3
@nordenfarm

Matt Richardson's website

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Phil Wang

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

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Mark Watson: MW

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.

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