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Matt Chorley: Who Is In Charge Here?

Matt Chorley has spent the past 15 years in Westminster seeing up close how politics works, or doesn’t.

After the sell-out success of his first tour This Is Not Normal, the award-winning  Times  columnist and Times Radio presenter is back with an hilarious new show exploring who really calls the shots. Is the Prime Minister actually in charge, or at the mercy of the opposition, backbenchers, lobbyists, the media, spin doctors, his wife, or the Queen? 

‘Great British stand up is alive and well… Matt Chorley with acid wit and music hall timing’ Andrew Marr

‘No politician is spared in this delightful display of disdain’ ★★★★ The Times

‘Engaging, funny, entertaining’ Rory Bremner

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£22.50

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Robin Morgan - What a Man, What a Man...

Star of Mock The Week Robin Morgan embarks on his latest (rescheduled) tour.

He’s 'utterly hilarious' (Broadway Baby) and ''must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame.' (Chortle)

Robin is a father to his son and a son to his father. But what makes a good male role model? In this hit-five-star show fresh from the Edinburgh Festival (fresh-ish: rescheduled, remember?), Robin discusses all things masculinity, marriage and men. And a bit about Wetherspoons.

A writer for Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), Robin is also the tour support for Rachel Parris, Ellie Taylor and Iain Stirling, and the television warm-up artist for The Graham Norton Show (BBC One).

★★★★ Sunday Times | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals | ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£12

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Luke Kempner: Macho Macho Man

Star of Spitting Image, Steph’s Packed Lunch and with over 10 million views of his online videos, Luke Kempner is one of the UK’s hottest mimics and stand-up comics.

With a hilariously razor sharp roster of contemporary impressions ranging from Piers Morgan and Bojo to Ru Paul, Luke has become a household name and is bringing his highly anticipated brand new show, Macho Macho Man on the road.

Luke is a Macho Macho Man. He came up with the title whilst listening to his Les Mis album for the 28,000th time. Luke tries to work out what masculinity really means with the help of Louis Theroux, the cast of Downton Abbey and even Jürgen Klopp. Luke struggles to fit in, between turning up to a dance audition in football boots to falling in love with a 'cool guy' that sits in the row in front of him at the football. Will Luke ever become the Macho Macho Man he dreams of?

Don’t miss this remarkable one-man show from one of Britain’s most exciting, new comedy talents. Macho Macho Man follows Luke’s previous show House of Faces, which sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe and toured nationwide in 2019. As seen (and heard) on Spitting Image (Britbox), Steph’s Packed Lunch (Channel 4), The Last Leg (Channel 4) The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2) and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4)

‘Remarkable, tour de force one-man show’ ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

'Gloriously Funny' Independent

‘A hugely accomplished impressionist, with the technical skill to jump in and out of a huge range of real-life characters in a beat’ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Alfie Moore - Fair Cop Unleashed

Join BBC Radio 4’s cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore for his latest stand-up tour show.

Fair Cop Unleashed is based on a dramatic real-life incident from Alfie's police casebook. Relive with him the thrilling ups and downs of the night a mysterious clown came to town and more than one life ended up in the balance. It was no laughing matter – but this show certainly is! Enjoy Alfie’s unique brand of humour hilariously woven together with his personal insights into his life on the front-line of the police force.

It’d be a crime to miss it!

'Offbeat, revealing and very funny' ★★★★ Daily Mail

'Lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of police gallows humour' ★★★★ Telegraph

'Brilliantly funny…. genuinely hilarious' David Mitchell

Courtyard Theatre
£17 | £15 conc

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Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth & I

The host of Channel 4’s Whose Line Is It Anyway, BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Clive Anderson Talks Back takes to the road.

His much anticipated first ever solo tour, in a one-man show is guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.

WHY? ‘An assured and entertaining show’ ★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Andy Zaltzman – Satirist for Hire

Andy Zaltzman, chair of The News Quiz (Radio 4), host of the global hit satirical podcast The Bugle, and Test Match Special statistician, returns with his unparalleled interactive stand-up show.

Andy invites audience members to submit topics, issues and miscellaneous gripes for him to satirise to order, meaning every show is unique and can encompass everything from the biggest political stories of the day to pedantic personal peeves, all delivered by one of Britain’s leading political comedians.

Please submit an advance satirical commission on any topic in our increasingly ridiculous universe, to satirisethis@satiristforhire.com. Please include the date of the show you will be attending, plus details of the issue/person/concept/thing you would like Andy to satirise, and any relevant supporting material if you feel so inclined.

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, broadcaster and writer, who has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British comedy with his unique brand of inventive, incisive political satire. A regular at the Edinburgh Fringe throughout the millennium, Andy has performed stand-up across the world including tours of North America, Australia and India.

Since 2007, he has hosted The Bugle, one of the longest-running and most successful comedy podcasts in the world and has been a regular presence on Radio 4 over the last two decades, becoming host of The News Quiz in 2020. Andy has also brought his wit and cricketostatistical expertise to the Test Match Special team since 2016.

'Political satire at its most enjoyable' ★★★★ The Times

'Probably the best satirical comic we’ve produced in the last two decades. Intelligent, biting and silly' Time Out London

'Political comedy at its best' Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Lou Sanders: One Word: Wow

It's me again, your old internet friend Dr Giggles.

It's time for a little get together; so pull up a chair, get all cosy and let me tell you about the time I gave this horse a boner. I'll bring my skates, you bring your wallet and we'll all take some piccies.

Maybe this show is the real vaccine?

As seen on The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS), Taskmaster (Channel 4), QI (BBC Two), Travel Man (Channel 4) and co-host of Mel Giedroyc’s Unforgivable (Dave).

‘A comedian who leaves you wanting more’ ★★★★ The Times

’She’s terrific’ ★★★★ The Guardian

’Thank the comedy Gods’ ★★★★ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Disraeli - Queen Victoria’s Favourite Prime Minister

A play written and performed by Jeff Rozelaar

“We are all dreadfully disgusted at the prospect of a Jew for our Prime Minister.”
So declared Lady Palmerston when Benjamin Disraeli was given the keys to No.10 Downing Street.

This controversial characters 'intrusion' into the heart of the Victorian 'Establishment' is related imaginatively in this one-man play.

It includes references to Hughenden Manor which Disraeli acquired and lived in. The property is a very popular National Trust venue in the South East of England.

'This amazing one-man show held the audience’s rapted attention' Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, Maidenhead Synagogue

'A splendid experience… mesmerising' U3A Reading (History group)

'A spellbinding monologue' U3A Chinnor (History group)

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£15

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Matt Forde: Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

There are wallies everywhere and half of them are running the country.

The other half are trying to. Matt Forde (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, The Last Leg, The Royal Variety Performance) lashes out right, left and centre. And chucks in some funny voices.

'Our foremost satirical stand-up...Whatever your politics, you’ll find excellence here' ★★★★ Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times

'Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe' ★★★★★ Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

'Forde is as gratifyingly sane as comedians come… smart, funny ideas' ★★★★ Dominic Maxwell, The Times

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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