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Jonny & The Baptists and Susan Riddell

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Musical satirists Jonny & the Baptists are among the hottest musical comedy acts on the UK scene. They have regularly appeared on BBC Radio 4 including The
Now Show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, and Sketchorama.

‘Wickedly amusing’ ★★★★ The Times

Susan Riddell has created and starred in several online comedy sketches for BBC Short Stuff which have garnered nearly 3 million views and counting.

WHY? Join these two top comedy acts as they preview their latest material

Studio
£10

Jonny and The Baptists Website
Susan Riddell's Website

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Steve Bugeja and Ray Badran

Steve Bugeja was crowned the BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner in 2013.

As seen on ITV2’s Love Island Aftersun and Comedy Central’s Russell Howard’s Stand
Up Central.

‘An eye for original comic detail that’s all his own’ The Guardian

Ray Badran is an Australian stand-up comedian and writer. Currently based in
London, he’s a regular at comedy rooms and festivals across the UK.

WHY? A night of new material ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Studio
£10

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Flo & Joan and Rob Auton - Work in Progress

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, and off the back of a countrywide tour, musical comedy duo and sisters Flo & Joan are here to try an hour of new material.

‘These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next' ★★★★ Telegraph

'Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes' Evening Standard

Winner – Best Musical Act Leicester Comedy Festival 2018

Winner – Best Music and Variety Act Chortle Awards 2018

Award winning stand-up comedian and poet Rob Auton (Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe award winner, Glastonbury’s Poet In Residence) returns with another heart-felt and offbeat comedy/theatre/spoken word show.

Alongside performing solo, Rob hosts 'the best poetry gig in the UK' (The Times) Bang Said The Gun. The spoken-word night’s raucous and anarchic spirit attracts a rich mix of new talent and some of the most established names in poetry/music including Kate Tempest, Roger McGough and John Hegley.

'A genuine original' The Guardian

'One of my absolute favourites' Daniel Kitson

'His absurd brand of stand-up and poetry is exactly what the country needs right now'
Huffington Post

‘Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch’ Independent

'I haven’t seen anything else quite like it, or him' Stage

WHY? Two leading comedy talents preview their latest material

Studio
£12

@FloandJoan
@nordenfarm

Flo and Joan's Website

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Morgan & West's Magic Show for Kids & Childish Grown-ups!

Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!

Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105!

WHY? 'Hilarious and good for all ages' Primary Times

'Hugely talented' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

'Superbly crafted' ★★★★ The Stage

60 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

@nordenfarm
@MorganandWest

Morgan and West's website

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Stephen K Amos: Everyman

Stephen K Amos is on a mission to bring about world peace.

Or, to at least bring about an evening of peace, one venue at a time. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common.

Bringing achingly funny anecdotes, hilarious takes on the everyday and his infectious charm, Stephen K Amos will warm your cold, stiffened hearts. Join together with your fellow man and experience the universal language of laughter.

WHY? 'Comedy at its purest and richest form' The Advertiser ★★★★★

'Amos has the sort of commanding presence and confidence that could only have come from years of working the circuit' Arts Hub ★★★★

'One of the most likable figures in British comedy' Radio Times

‘Much loved King of stand-up’ North West End ★★★★

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Bilal Zafar - Lovebots

Best Newcomer nominee 2016 and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year winner is back with a brand new show.

Social media has been taken over by bots spreading hate, fear and influencing how we vote. In Lovebots, Bilal has made his own bots to fight back, except these bots only want to spread love and compassion.

As seen and heard on BBC Three, Channel 4, MTV, BBC iPlayer, and BBC Radio 4.

WHY? 'Witty and absorbing... highly entertaining' The Times

'Delivers big laughs' The Guardian

‘Fascinating and hilarious in equal measure' i-D

'A natural storyteller with a very likeable stage presence' ★★★★★ Shortcom.co.uk

Studio
£12

@Zafarcakes
@nordenfarm

Bilal's Website

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Gareth Richards & Katie Mulgrew

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Join Gareth Richards for his latest funny, stupid, stand up show. As seen on Russell Howard's Good News and Live at the Electric on BBC Three.

'Richards is a charming, engaging performer' The Scotsman

Katie Mulgrew is a stand-up comedian, writer and soup enthusiast. She’s written for Radio 4’s News Quiz and performed two Edinburgh Festival solo stand up shows.

‘Among the best on the Fringe’ Metro

WHY? Top comedians preview new material ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Festival

Studio
£10

@garethrichards
@KatieMulg
@nordenfarm

Gareth Richard's Website
Katie Mulgrew's Website

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Lucy Porter - Pass It On

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's Website

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about 20 hours ago Guaranteed to have even the tiredest of feet tapping – the Half Term Concertini with The Polka Dots! Dance and sing along to classics from 1940s and 50s plus some modern number – with a retro twist! Come along on Tuesday 28 May to our relaxed performance at 11.30am and 2pm --> https://norden.farm/events/half-term-concertini-with-the-polka-dots

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