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.
A brand new, hilarious, intoxicating bar-hop through history.
Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts take you from the symposiums of Ancient Greece to the classic British boozer via Wild West saloons, Victorian gin palaces and the secret Speakeasy. You'll learn a lot, you'll laugh a lot and, don't forget, you get five free drinks.
WHY? ‘Pioneers of alcohol based comedy’ ★★★★ Sunday Times
‘A terrific show. The best value for money in town’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★★ Deadline | ★★★★★ British Theatre | ★★★★ Broadway Baby
Suitable for ages 18+ years.
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
The stars of BBC Radio 4’s The Croft & Pearce Show and Sketchorama are winners of the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award. They are also recipients of the official Edinburgh Fringe Total Sell-Out Show laurel and WhatsOnLondon Comedy Award nominees 2017.
This BBC Next Big Thing Act have sold out theatres in London, New York and around the UK.
WHY? ‘A good double-act can always bring the house down, and this pair of Fringe favourites show us how to do just that’ ★★★★ The Skinny
‘Tomorrow's TV stars’ ★★★★ The Herald
‘A laugh-out-loud sketch show’ Daily Express
‘Masters of pinpoint observation and characterisation’ The Telegraph
‘Head flingingly funny’ ★★★★★ Broadwaybaby
★★★★ The List, Edinburgh
£14 (£12 conc)
The multi-award winning comedian is a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast. She is the star of BBC Radio 4’s Appisodes and Netflix’s Live from the BBC. This is Felicity’s second nationwide tour – she’s back and ready to bust a nutful of jokes.
As seen on BBC2’s Mock The Week, BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, BBC2’s Russell Howard’s Good News, The Inbetweeners 2 and as heard on BBC Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity.
Suitable for ages 16+ years.
WHY? ‘Tremendous… unrelenting… she’s so bloody funny‘ List
‘A laugh a minute... sharp, upbeat and self-mocking’ The Guardian
‘Thoroughly engaging... Warm and witty’ The Independent
★★★★★ The Mirror | ★★★★ The Times | ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ The Sunday Times | ★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals | ★★★★ Three Weeks | ★★★★ TV Bomb | ★★★★ The Skinny | ★★★★ Fest Mag
£12 (£10 conc)
The Maidenhead-born comedian has taken Canada by storm since moving there in 2014.
He has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and a Just For Laughs Award for Best Comedy Show. His stand up special Anything Is Possible was performed to over 5000 people, released internationally on Amazon Prime and was a bestseller on Blu Ray in North America.
James twice beat Jerry Seinfeld's sales record with his colossal arena shows. In 2015, James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) played James in a big screen movie about his early years in comedy (starring actors from Twilight, Downton Abbey and Notting Hill and comedians such as Jimmy Carr and Gilbert Gottfried). James works closely with many charities and in the past few years has raised over half a million dollars for children in need and women affected by violence.
He has sold out Norden Farm four times and loves it here so much that has picked this venue for his only UK tour date of 2018!
WHY? ‘Something of a sensation. The anecdotes come thick, fast and raucously funny’ Evening Standard
‘The moment this veteran British comic bounds on to the stage, you are in for an amazing hour of solo comedy’ Montreal Times
‘A great stand up’ Jimmy Carr
‘Fantastic, very talented and very funny. The next big thing’ Michael McIntyre
Supported by Ethan Ash and Andrew Doyle.
£15 (£13 conc)
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
The comedian performs fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut.
Larry Dean has a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' ★★★★ (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem.
As seen on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and Roast Battle. Larry is Winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award 2016 and nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2015.
WHY? 'Confessional storytelling at its funniest' ★★★★★ The Herald
'The easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate, too' The Guardian
'A winning combination of being daft and being a smart aleck' Chortle
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
A night of light hearted, prank focused magic - utilising audience participation to comic effect.
Described by the Radio Times as having a 'cheeky charm'. join James for an evening of entertainment that is both jaw-dropping and laugh-out-loud funny.
Age guidence 13+ years.
WHY? James is nephew of the late Paul Daniels and has headlined for The Magic Circle
The hottest comedy-rap-jazz duo out there.
They might also be the only one. After sell-out runs of their 2016 and 2017 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Harry Baker and Chris Read have been featured three times on Sky’s The Russell Howard Hour.
Last year they prevented a apocalypse and got a panda pregnant, so they're now drunk on comedy-rap-jazz power, intent on bringing love and laughter to a world that needs both more than ever.
WHY? ‘Amazing, fabulously entertaining’ Jonathan Ross
‘A wonderful blend of infectious songs packed with sharp, clever wordplay… Harry and Chris’ family friendly set leaves the audience with a smile on their face and the catchy tunes stuck in their head for the rest of the day’ ★★★★★ The Sunday Post
‘The numbers are upbeat and feel-good, and all of them are about surprising and inventive subjects or points of view’ ★★★★★ Fringe Guru
'The pair are inspiring Instagram posts in human form' Chortle
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.
Have you been naughty or nice this year? Hundred Watt Club's gift to you is this hot toddy of a show, jam packed full of festive burlesque, cabaret, circus and drag acts.
Always seductive, always sublime, and always that little bit ridiculous. This is an evening of vintage inspired, Christmas themed entertainment. If you like your Winter nights bawdy and a little bit naughty, this is for you!
Starring: Your host, fabulous hostess and angel atop the Christmas tree Eva Von Schnippisch; slinky sugarplum fairy showgirl Lena Mae; circus royalty and her tinselled hula hoops Abi Collins; the queen of 'look-at-me', lametta bedecked Lolo Brow; and the ridiculous, but hairy and hunky Santa Claus, Dave The Bear!
WHY? Perfect for an alternative festive night out with work or friends.
Ages 18+ years only. Adult themes, strong language and partial nudity employed and embraced!
Presented by Hundred Watt Club
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
Andrew Doyle is one of the UK’s foremost political satirists.
Friendly Fire is his seventh solo stand-up show. It follows the critically acclaimed Thought Crimes, which ran at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year and later transferred to the Soho Theatre in London.
Andrew is co-writer of internet sensation Jonathan Pie, and has collaborated with Pie creator Tom Walker on numerous viral videos. Their response to Donald Trump’s election has been viewed online more than 150 million times and a more recent piece was described by Ricky Gervais as “one of the most perfect (and important) pieces of comedy I’ve ever seen."
WHY? 'Comedy gold' Broadway Baby
'Prepare for all your internal organs to burst with laughter' Independent
'One of the country’s most exciting comedic talents' Gay Times
'Utterly hilarious' Fest
After a sellout national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy.
He’s been seen on BBC2’s Mock the Week, Sky’s The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, BBC2’s The Apprentice You’re Fired and more.
WHY? ‘A comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game’ Chortle
These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.
On top of this the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids?
Hang on. Perhaps nothing has changed that much. When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and he’d never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx. Perhaps our heroes never went away….they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.
WHY? 'Comedic tour-de-force… brought a tear to a critical glass eye' The Herald
'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out of this world' The List
'The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his deceptively simple routines is worthy of admiration' Guardian
Age guidance: 14+ years.
£14 (£12 Unwaged)
The Talk Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking by award-winning writer and performer Rob Auton.
Following on from his shows about hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow, Rob now turns his attention to talking because he is ready to talk about talking.
Since 2012 Rob has chosen a specific theme for his shows and challenged himself to create an hour of material about each subject. These shows have given rise to sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe as Rob continues to build his audience through his unique use of words and humour.
After his appearances on the Russell Howard Hour, BBC at the Edinburgh Festival and Channel 4’s Random Acts, Rob now looks to talk to as many people as possible with The Talk Show.
The Talk Show was the second best reviewed comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival 2018.
WHY? ‘A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot’ The Guardian
‘Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch’ The Independent
‘Funny, poetic, observant and wholly original. Auton’s brilliant use of language and perfect comic timing throws up laugh after laugh after laugh after laugh’ ★★★★★ Beyond the Joke
‘It's both touching and bizarre. A warm and frequently funny hour’
★★★★ The List
‘Inspiring and uplifting. Well worth seeing’ British Comedy Guide
‘A remarkably moving emotional journey. A thoroughly enjoyable, engaging and entertaining hour’ ★★★★★ Entertainment Focus
‘Thought-provoking, heart-warming and heart-breaking’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks
‘Auton cleverly controls the mood to a minute degree. It feels like a new kind of poetry’ ★★★★★ The Peg Review
‘He uses words like a potter uses their wheel’ ★★★★★ Marbles magazine
‘An experience not to be missed’ ★★★★★ The Student Rag
The musical comedy duo and sisters are travelling the country with a new hour of their dark and witty songs.
Flo and Joan enjoyed a sell out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers. They were winner of Best Musical Act at Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 and winner of Best Music and Variety Act in the 2018 Chortle Awards. Suitable for ages 14+ years.
WHY? ‘These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next' ★★★★ The Telegraph
'Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes' Evening Standard
The UK's leading comedy magician is back on the road with his astonishing new show.
You've seen him on television, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage!
As seen on ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, BBC1’s The Magicians, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme.
Suitable for ages 14+ years.
WHY? 'The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century’ The Times
'The new poster-boy for British comedy magic’ The Telegraph
'Seamless blending of quality magic and stand-up comedy. It is a joy to watch’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
'Breathtaking illusions’ The List
‘The best magic tricks in the Universe’ Independent
‘Firman is responsible for making it socially acceptable to say that you like magic again’ The Guardian
£16 (£14 conc)
Stu's back with a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares.
Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who've lost touch with all their old friends and can't eat just one pain au chocolat.
Featuring ultimates, absolutes and surprisingly few conclusions.
Host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast (10 million downloads) and as seen on Dave's As Yet Untitled and Comedy Central's Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central.
WHY? 'Truly a comedy masterclass... endlessly inventive' The List
'Expert, charming stand-up' The Sunday Times
'A master of the form' The Independent
A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos.
Andrew is known for his eagle-eyed, passionate current-affairs comedy showcased in his many appearances on BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz, Welcome To Wherever You Are, Public Enemies).
He's been seen on BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News for You, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and BBC2’s Mock the Week. To a whole new generation he is the devilish voice of MTV's Ex On The Beach.
Suitable for ages 14+ years.
WHY? ‘One of the most significant comedians working in the country today’ ★★★★★ The Independent
‘Showtime is a masterclass in mirth, sublime timing, and killer punchlines’ ★★★★★ The Herald
Ahir Shah returns with a brand new stand up show about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody.
Duffer comes to Maidenhead fresh from a critically acclaimed sell-out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It earned Shah his second nomination in a row for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
WHY? ‘Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph
The award winning comedian is now comfortably in his forties and a new dad.
He delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines. Does he still agree with those points of view or has he finally grown up? Plus a little navel gazing tossed in for the arty-farty types. Ages 16+ years.
WHY? ‘Lethally funny’ Metro
‘Absolutely hilarious’ Independent
‘Effortlessly funny… You have to go and see Glenn Wool’ Guardian
‘Why aren't you in a queue somewhere buying a ticket?’ Scotsman
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
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.
Citizens of Hope and Glory! Our new tomorrow beckons. A new tomorrow that smells reassuringly of yesterday, but with wifi.
One last heave and we will be there. And when the going gets tough the tough get going. Although the going won’t get tough and anyone who tells you it is going to be tough is lying.
Come join me to marvel at the majesty of our green and pleasant land. A land globally renowned for our culture, history and places, like the world-famous Salisbury Cathedral.
Join me to step backwards into the future.
WHY? ‘Stand up Gold’ The Guardian
‘A supremely polished performer’ ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday
‘Wickedly witty Stuff’ ★★★★ The Telegraph
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
A brand new stand-up show from the TV favourite. As seen on BBC’s QI, Room 101 and Live at the Apollo. As heard on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.
Always warm, witty and thought-provoking, this is Lucy’s best show yet. She muses on what we receive from our ancestors and what we pass on to future generations. Lucy’s inherited dodgy knees and global warming from her parents, but can she leave a better legacy for her children? Suitable for ages 16+ years.
WHY? ‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes … Genuinely delightful’ The Telegraph
‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald
He’s been cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Dave’s Taskmaster and half-killed on Channel 4’s Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island. Now Mark returns to what he's best at: being indoors.
Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with his usual notoriously high joke-and-rant-per-minute rate.
Suitable for ages 14+ years.
WHY? ‘He sparkles with originality and verve' Chortle
'A kind of unstoppably funny Superhero' Sunday Times
'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' Telegraph