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Lucy Porter - Wake-Up Call

A brand new stand up show from the TV and radio favourite.

As heard on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show and seen on Would I Lie to You, QI and Live at the Apollo.

Wake-Up Call is a show about revelations, realisations and epiphanies - both large and small. 

Subjects covered include: bin collection schedules, the novels of Jean Rhys, cats, school fair booze tombolas, the Scottish Enlightenment, pressure washers and Huel. It’s an exuberant, silly show with some wisdom sprinkled on top.

'Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful' The Telegraph

'A treat from start to finish' The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Lucy's website
@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

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Rob Auton - The Crowd Show

The Crowd Show is a comedy / theatre / spoken word show about crowds, people and connection.

The Crowd Show is a show suitable for anybody who has been in a crowd or wants to be in the crowd for this show.

Rob Auton is an award-winning writer, actor and podcaster, named the ‘Brian Cox of Comedy’ by the Guardian. He has written eight hit Edinburgh Fringe shows, which have led to nationwide tours and television/radio appearances. Rob has had four collections of poetry and illustrations published by Burning Eye Books and Harper Collins.

In 2020, Rob started The Rob Auton Daily Podcast, which went on to amass over two million listens and win a gold award for Best Daily Podcast at the British Podcast Awards.

'A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot' The Guardian

'Emotionally charged - a heart-warming clarion call for universal connection' Evening Standard

'Makes laughter out of wonder and brings us all together. We need him' The Scotsman

'Something that'll leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy round the edges' The Herald

'Brilliant' Stewart Lee

Studio
£15

Rob Auton's website
@RobertAuton
@nordenfarm

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Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch

One of the UK’s fastest rising comedy stars Robin Morgan brings a hilarious brand new show on tour for 2023

A lot has happened to Robin since the last tour. He’s moved back to Wales, happily married with two kids. So what happens next? A vasectomy of course.

Robin’s been all over your telly and radio, with appearances on Mock The Week (BBC Two), Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction (Comedy Central), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).

He created the topical panel show What Just Happened? (BBC One) and co-created Ellie Taylor’s Safe Space (BBC Radio 4), and also appeared in both, the greedy boy.

His writing credits include Have I Got News For You (BBC One), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), The Mash Report (BBC Two), The Great Pottery Throwdown (C4) and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), and is the studio warm-up artist for The Graham Norton Show (BBC One).

'Bloody funny. He must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame' Chortle

Studio
£13 | £10 conc

@robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

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Michelle de Swarte: Moved

Michelle has been on the move since birth. She's moved country four times, been homeless three times, been a fashion model, a cleaner, a reporter, presenter, writer, cat sitter and actor. Married, divorced, on drugs, off drugs.

In this new show, Michelle breaks down the highs and lows of burning your life to the ground and starting again when forty is around the corner.

Star of the highly acclaimed Sky/HBO’s The Baby, Michelle is an actress, comedian and writer. She can currently be seen in Prime Video’s Backstage with Katherine Ryan. She also starred as a series regular in Katherine Ryan’s Netflix series The Duchess.

Born in South London, Michelle was spotted by a model scout at the age of 19 and moved to New York, where she became heavily involved in the comedy scene. Since moving back to London, she has been busy filming and writing her own semi-autobiographical comedy series with Various Artists Limited and has recently been the tour support on Katherine Ryan’s tour.

'All hail the new Queen of Comedy' Sunday Times Style

'Dry brilliance' iNews

Age guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Emmanuel Sonubi: Emancipated

Emmanuel's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show looks at his life, including being the only boy and the youngest of six children (that’s right – 5 OLDER sisters).

He explores that that looks can be very deceptive and what has led him to become the person he is today.

The show also covers his time as a doorman in some of the scariest clubs in London, his career in musical theatre and life as a parent to two young children.

Through his hilarious storytelling, it's a deeper look into all the experiences that shaped his personality and opinions today.

Emmanuel made his TV debut on Comedy Central UK. He has appeared on ITV1's The John Bishop Show, ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show, Comedy Central Live and ITV's Sorry I Didn’t Know. He's been heard on BBC Radio 4 shows including The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Edinburgh Fringe Award; Nominees show.

'Outright hilarious, his star is on the rise' Fest
'Side-splittingly funny, there are roaring laughs' The Independent
'Sonubi is a distinctive, classily polished act. His ascendancy appears assured' The Scotsman
'Big laughs, engaging tales, you’re seduced by the easy authority of his storytelling' The Guardian
'There’s no denying Sonubi his impeccable craft. If he’s shooting for a BBC One primetime slot, this is bang on target' The List

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Emmanuel Sonubi's website
@emmanuelstandup
@nordenfarm

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Eshaan Akbar : The Pretender

Whether it’s you, the person you go on a date with, your boss, or the opinion-makers on TV, we’re all pretending we know what we’re doing.

We don’t. And it’s about time we all had a proper laugh about it.

Eshaan has been seen on BBC1's Mock The Week and QI, and heard on award-winning podcasts Have A Word, Ninetwentynine and Spitting Image. He's also appeared on LBC, Times Radio and BBC Radio 4.

'A fine comic entertainer, an intelligent maker of points and a wealth of fascinating facts' The Scotsman

'Genius stand-up comedy' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

'A story that’s likely to go far' Chortle

Supported by Sharlin Jahan

Sharlin Jahan (BBC 4's The Now Show, Funny Women Finalist) is a Bangladeshi, British, and Canadian Comedian who loves telling (yelling) at people about things at pubs.

'Undeniably impressive." ★★★★★ EdFringeReview.

"Jahan is an energetic, rumbustious presence." ★★★★★ Morning star

Studio
£15

Eshaan's website
@eshaanakbar
@Sharlincomedy
@nordenfarm

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Alex Kealy - Winner Takes All

The 'rising star of the British stand-up scene' (List) explores Silicon Valley tech monopolies, advertising and addiction through his 'perfectly expressed gags' (Chortle.co.uk).

The Guardian's Top 10 Jokes Edinburgh Festival 2019

The Times' Top Jokes Edinburgh Festival 2022

'Sharply witty, almost sexily cerebral... Kealy is going places' ★★★★ Daily Telegraph
'Breakneck pace with surprising turns in eloquent comic’s wonderful new hour' ★★★★ The List
'A storming show' The Sunday Times
'Fresh, insightful, and original... a great hour of cerebral stand-up' ★★★★ FringeGuru
'Excellent… dynamite Interstellar routine which I wish I had written!' Mark Kermode
'Clever comedy… internal damage from laughing so much' ★★★★ Shortcom
'I found myself laughing loudly throughout...If you're interested in politics this is a must-see' ★★★★ Broadway Baby
'Well thought out and insightful... a very enjoyable hour of comedy' ★★★★ Theatre Weekly
'Didn’t miss a single joke with every one getting a good laugh from the audience' ★★★★ Deadline News

Studio
£15

Alex Kealy's website
@AlexKealy
@nordenfarm

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Josh Berry

Fresh off the back of a sell out debut tour, Josh Berry returns with a new stand up show.

Expect plenty of characters and impressions as Josh Berry wades through the two interweaving topics that pre-occupy him most: sex and politics.

'Pitch perfect send up.' Evening Standard

Studio
£16

Josh Berry's website
@JoshBerry
@nordenfarm

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Made in (India) Britain

by Rinkoo Barpaga.

Roo is a deaf Punjabi boy from Birmingham, living in a world that wasn't made for him.

With great humour, he narrates the impact of ableism and racism throughout his childhood and adult life. It leads him to confront one key question: 'Where do I belong?'

'Confident and charismatic' ★★★ The Stage

'Barpaga is a remarkable storyteller' ★★★★ FestMagazine

'A truly brilliant piece of theatre' ★★★★★ Neuro Diverse

'Made in India/Britain is one of the most accurate portrayals I’ve ever seen of just how it feels to discover your community, and the journey which it follows' ★★★★★ Liam O’Dell

Performed in BSL, Spoken English and Closed Captions

Studio
£16

Rinkoo Barpaga's website
@RinkooBarpaga
@nordenfarm

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