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Mark Simmons is master of the one liners.
UK Comics’ Comic 2022 - Best Act
He recently joined Dara O’Brian and Hugh Dennis on BBC2’s Mock The Week as a semi-regular on the show and been appearing on BT Sport’s DIY Pundit and The Rugby’s On.
Mark also hosted News-ish and Film-ish on Fubar Radio alongside co-host Seann Walsh. He is now enjoying further success with his solo podcast Jokes With Mark Simmons. He invites a fellow comic, such as Gary Delaney and Milton Jones, to discuss jokes that they’ve written but simply just haven’t worked.
Quip Off The Mark isn’t your average one-liner show - there is a running theme throughout. This year Mark’s parents have sold the house he grew up in and he has to collect his box of stuff from the loft. Come discover what’s in the box in this top-level one-liner show structured in a way you’ve never seen before.
'One of the UK’s pre-eminent pun merchants… the quickest quipster in showbusiness' Evening Standard
'Master of one-liners… his (show) consist(s) of literally one liner after one liner, with one or two breaks for the audience to catch their breath before another assault on the laughter and muscles with the next segment' ★★★★★ One4Review
'Absolutely hilarious' ★★★★ The Scotsman
'A lot of excellent funny one-liners' Bruce Dessau
'A talented comic with an artisan’s grasp of joke writing' ★★★★ Chortle
RUNNER UP DAVE’s Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe 2022
DAVE’s Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe 2019 (& 2017)
Nominee Amused Moose: Best Show 2017
Supported by Danny Ward
On his sixth UK tour, the comedian tries to make sense of the current cultural and political scene with his playfully provocative brand of humour.
Whether it's the dire blandness of the two main parties or the shamelessly shoe-horned right-on messages in adverts and films, Geoff continues to tread in areas much of comedy leaves well alone.
But this time around he also has a mission. As well as casting his everyman eye over what's happening in wider society, Geoff is trying to unpick what's happening with your average bloke. Remember them?
It’s been a rough couple of years for blokes. Toxic masculinity has grabbed all the headlines and ruined it for communal garden geezers, who have been put under the microscope like never before. At first glance, there’s not much to examine – there’s no Bloke 2.0.
Taking up his own bloke’s-eye-view. Geoff can see that despite the social media vortex, your man in the street, average Joe, man on the Clapham Omnibus and your John Smiths just keep plodding on, fuelled by a diet of football, sheds, super-hero films, sporting autobiographies, wearing socks at all times and strategically burying feelings when necessary.
However, under the paraphernalia of manhood and the sometimes basic, even primal, behaviour of dads and lads, Geoff can see that there is something mysterious and definitely non-toxic going on.
A kindly and funny stock-take of both himself and his fellow man, Geoff unlocks some of the more complicated behaviour of your husbands, dads and brothers.
'He has become one of our most refreshingly funny comedians of any stripe' ★★★★ The Times
'He’s a class act with a mature, sharp take on modern politics' Sunday Times
You might have seen him on Scared of the Dark, Would I Lie to You, Have I Got News for You, The Royal Variety, QI, Blankety Blank, The Last Leg, and tons more as well.
He's been called an 'overnight success' - even though he's been doing stand-up for yonks!
Chris McCausland is hitting the road again with another masterclass in stand-up comedy that has literally been yonks in the making.
Suitable for ages 16+ years.
A tale about surprise, fear, luck, love and qualified medical practitioners.
Since Miles’ last tour finished at The London Palladium in 2017, he’s been in The Full Monty on Disney Plus, The Durrells and Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? on ITV, as well as a heap of episodes of Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and Have I Got News For You. He’s made an award-winning radio series and he’s published a novel. But for Covid, he would have played a lead at the RSC. Hey ho. Nevertheless he’s done a play in the West End and played the Emperor of Austria and Europe in a Ridley Scott film.
Yet one sunny day in the middle of all this, he suddenly suffered a brain seizure. This led to the discovery of a tumour the size of a cherry tomato, and a rather pressing need to undergo major neurosurgery. Obviously, one doesn’t wish to make a big deal of it, but the experience has left him with a story to tell and a few things that he’d like to share with the room. So that’s exactly what he’s doing in his new show On I Bang – a tale about surprise, fear, luck, love and qualified medical practitioners.
Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt are back on tour for the first time in 10 years.
Older but not really much wiser, they are returning to what they do best; sitting in traffic jams wondering if a different route would have been better, and then in the evening, presenting their new live show.
What have they learned from a decade of following the news for Mock the Week and The Now Show? What wisdom has experience taught them? And have they learned any new jokes? Let’s hope so. They promise they have.
£14 | £12 conc
Star of Live at the Apollo, Late Night Mash and Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee.
Helen Bauer brings a show all about the women in her life, from her mother to her best friend and that one girl who was mean in 2008.
Oh, and Disney Princesses, obvs.
Co-host of the smash-hit podcast Trusty Hogs and seen on BBC3, Comedy Central, Dave, ITV and more.
'Sticking out for all the right reasons’ ★★★★ Scotsman
‘Utterly brilliant’ ★★★★ List
Sindhu Vee brings her critically-acclaimed, sell-out tour show, Alphabet, to Norden Farm as she warms up for the filming of her next stand up special.
Sindhu has stormed Live at the Apollo (twice) and appeared on all of the top comedy TV shows, including: QI, Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You, The Last Leg and Would I Lie To You?
She also played Mrs Phelps in the smash hit Netflix feature film Matilda, is the star of forthcoming sitcom The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh for Amazon Freevee and her other acting credits include Starstruck and Sex Education.
Suitable for ages 14+ years.