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Ahir Shah and Lou Sanders

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival Preview.

Ahir Shah's sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up features a blend of philosophical inquiry, political vigour, and sweet gags.

‘Fiendishly clever and furious’ ★★★★ The Times

Lou Sanders has appeared on BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, E4’s Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth.

‘Destined for hugeness’ Time Out

WHY? Ahir is an internationally-acclaimed performer and Lou has written for Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats and BBC2’s Mock the Week

Studio
£10

@AhirShah
@LouSanders
@nordenfarm

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The War of the Worlds

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's.

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage in this funny yet faithful adaptation. Musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm recreate deadly heat-rays, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale. The chances of success? A million to one.

WHY? ‘Part alternative rock band, part thespian. Wholly charming’ The Times

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@ThePantaloons
@nordenfarm

The Pantaloons website

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Flo & Joan and Glenn Moore

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival Preview.

Musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan present an hour of dark, witty songs. Their viral hit song The 2016 Song received over 50 million views.

‘Intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

Glenn Moore has been seen on BBC2’s Mock the Week and heard on Absolute Radio’s The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show and BBC Radio 4.

‘Relentlessly silly and gag-laden’ ★★★★ The List

WHY? Flo & Joan are known for the Nationwide adverts and Glenn is one half of sketch duo Thünderbards

Studio
£10

@FloandJoan
@TheNewsAtGlenn
@nordenfarm

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Jarlath Regan: Organ Freeman

A selfish man ('A very funny man at the peak of his powers' - Irish Post) is forced to reassess his entire life when his best friend needs a kidney.

A stand up show from the creator of multi-million downloaded Irishman Abroad podcast, about life and death, give and take, Ant and Dec, youth and young manhood, getting it wrong while getting it right and never worrying about anything ever again.

Organ Freeman is Jarlath’s ninth solo show and by far his biggest to date. Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe (Named in The Independent's Top 20 Jokes Of The Fringe) the show will continue on tour throughout the UK in the autumn culminating in this final performance at Leicester Square Theatre.

You may know Jarlath Regan from such television shows as ITV's Tonight At The Palladium, BBC's Russell Howard’s Good News and Comedy Central's Standup Central. As recommended by Ardal O’Hanlon, Marc Maron, Jack Whitehall, Jason Byrne, The Times, The Telegragh, The Guardian and Tripadvisor.

‘Side-splitting stuff’ ★★★★ Metro

‘More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in an hour’ ★★★★ Herald

Studio
£12

@Jarlath
@nordenfarm

Jarlath's website

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Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger

The majestic mountain moose in a tiger striped onesie brings his thrilling new show to Maidenhead.

Find yourself a comfy lap and settle in for an evening of hilarity with Canada's furriest friend. He disgorges all your favourite spittle impregnated cultural furballs (such as why the hell do your coffee shops close at 6pm!!!?? You don't even like coffee!? This isn't your call to make!!) onto your favourite comfy tea-sipping slippers.

Expect a raucous evening of post-scratchin' and kickin' litter aboot the hoose while Campbell tickles chins. No rabbits, mice or children and please be kind to our neighbours by not crapping in their gardens on the way home!

WHY? ‘A fantastic yarn weaver, with charming tales of his travels and hugely funny observations’ Time Out

Studio
£14

Craig Campbell website

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Tania Edwards and Pierre Novellie

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival Preview.

Tania Edwards’ credits include Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week, BBC2’s Mock the Week and BBC Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4).

‘Sublime... brilliant’ Chortle

Pierre Novellie is a regular correspondent in BBC2’s The Mash Report hosted by Nish Kumar.

‘A genuinely hilarious comedian’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

WHY? Tania recently supported Katherine Ryan on her sell out tour and Pierre was nominated for Best Club Comic at the 2017 Chortle Awards

Studio
£10

@taniaedwards
@pierrenovellie
@nordenfarm

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Jack Barry and Adam Hess

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival Preview.

Jack Barry is one half of sketch duo Twins. He has performed at the prestigious Comedy Zone at the Edinburgh Fringe.

‘Instantly likeable’ Three Weeks

Adam Hess is the star of ITV’s Tonight at the London Palladium and Live from the BBC.

‘Good quality gags per minute’ The Independent

WHY? Jack has supported James Acaster on tour and Adam has been nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award

Studio
£10

@JBazzler
@adamhess1
@nordenfarm

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Hancock and Co

Celebrating over 60 years of Hancock’s Half Hour.

James performs a one man show including one lost episode and two episodes he has written in the same style as Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. He is a master at recreating the accents and personas of favourites such as Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.

WHY? Performed in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience, bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy

Studio
£15 (£13 Supporters)

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Tim Key - Megadate

A brand new show, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness.

Tim is a Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and has appeared on Dave’s Taskmaster, BBC2’s Inside Number 9 and the Alan Partridge franchise.

WHY? ‘Flabbergastingly funny... I have never enjoyed myself in a comedy show more ★★★★★ The Times

‘If this is love, Key’s hard to resist’ ★★★★ The Metro

‘Megadate is another Tim Key delight: delicate, yet a feat of comic strength’ ★★★★ The Independent

Studio
£16

@timkeyperson
@nordenfarm

Tim Key's website

  •   8 Jun SOLD OUT
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Helen Lederer and Athena Kugblenu

An Edinburgh Festival preview from So Comedy.

Helen Lederer feels it’s time to spill all, before she forgets and gets taken off the patches altogether. What went on in the Big Brother House?

Can she be honest about stand-up comedy, being fat, wheezy and other secrets? probably not. She might lie.

‘A miracle of comic compression and control’ The Times

'Divinely witty' The Guardian

'Cleverly insane' The Observer

Athena Kugblenu says the world's never had more knowledge, yet never more stupidity. She can’t help but notice consistencies between the universe and herself. How can she blame people for choosing Trump when she's choosing the wrong men?

Clearly we haven't realised she constantly makes mistakes so we don't have to. Join Athena for a tour of the world’s most pressing catastrophes which pale compared to what happened when she fixed her own washing machine.

'A smart, impassioned comedian' The Scotsman

'Good material, sharp presentation... an important voice' The Sunday Times

WHY? Helen is famed for The Naked Video and Absolutely Fabulous while Athena writes for BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz

Studio
£10

@HelenLederer
@athenakugblenu
@nordenfarm

Helen Lederer's website
Athena Kugblenu's website

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Crime Scene Improvisation

An improvised comedy murder mystery.

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! Crime Scene Improvisation creates a brand new who-dunnit every show to solve an outlandish murder invented by the audience. Someone’s kicked the bucket. But who, what and how? The choice is yours, the problem is theirs.

WHY? 'Innovation and top-tier entertainment ★★★★★ The Wee Review

‘Spontaneous mastery’ ★★★★ Fringebiscuit

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@CrimeSceneImpro
@nordenfarm

Crime Scene Improvisation's website

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Sophie Willan: Branded

Fresh from a total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, this multi award winning break out star is heading out on tour!

Sophie Willan has had a lifetime of being branded by others. Now she tells us why with brutal honesty. Expect a raucous hour like no other from this unapologetic young powerhouse. As seen on Dave’s As Yet Untitled and as heard on BBC Radio 4.

WHY? ‘Entertaining and inspiring… perfectly structured with a rare sensitivity and intelligence’ ★★★★ The Times

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

Commissioned by Contact.

@sophiewillan
@nordenfarm

Sophie's website

Read more about Sophie's show in this Guardian article.

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Alice Marshall and Edd Hedges

Rising stars of the comedy world preview their latest material ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

Alice Marshall returns with her signature weird and wonderful characters. This time they're transporting you all the way to the fifth dimension.

★★★★ Herald Scotland | ★★★★ Three Weeks | ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Edd Hedges brings his unique storytelling. A teenager loses control of his car. A Halloween party takes an unexpected turn. There’s a thunderstorm in a village.

‘A joy to watch’ The Scotsman

Studio
£10

@alicemarshall
@Edd_Hedges
@nordenfarm

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Great British Mysteries: 1599?

Do you like mysteries? Do you like historical inaccuracies? Do you prefer Thomas More to Roger Moore?

Mystery hunters Olive and Teddy become embroiled with witches, haunted houses, and the scent of Cardinal Wolsey’s conscience.

WHY? The Woman In Black meets Keystage Two Tudor history. Expect more gags than Henry VIII had wives

Studio
£10

@GBMysteries
@nordenfarm

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Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery.

A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this, his brand new tour for 2018. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ ★★★★ Guardian

‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers...Quite brilliant’ ★★★★ Scotsman

‘A master craftsman’ ★★★★ Times

‘One of Britain's grandmasters of the one-liner' ★★★★ Chortle

Support act tbc.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

  •  21 Sep SOLD OUT
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Patrick Monahan - #Goals

The multi award winning comedian and Edinburgh Fringe favourite returns to Norden Farm.

We all have life goals – whether it’s to win the lottery or marry up. Make it your goal to come and watch an hour of great comedy from an Irish Iranian smoggy!
For the last three years, Patrick has been listed by comedy website Ents24 as one of the Top 3 hardest working comedians in the UK.

WHY? ‘A definite must see’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Patrick’s a Fringe legend and it is easy to see why!’ ★★★★ The Mirror

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)


@PatrickJMonahan
@nordenfarm

Patrick's website

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Felicity Ward – Busting A Nut

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

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

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Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

'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

Zoe Lyons's Website

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Hal Cruttenden - Chubster

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@Halcruttenden
@nordenfarm

Hal's website

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Andrew Maxwell - Showtime

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

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@andrewismaxwell
@nordenfarm

Andrew's website

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