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Ray Bradshaw – Deaf Com 1

Following his groundbreaking 2018 show, Deaf Comedy Fam, Ray's new show covers his recent fatherhood, teaching his young son sign language and a disastrous trip to Bahrain!

Ray is an international award winning comic. He spent 2021/22 touring the UK as John Bishop’s handpicked support act, having previously toured with Frankie Boyle in 2019.

Ray was the first comedian to ever win a Scottish Culture Award and is a regular host of Scotland’s most popular radio show, Breaking The News.

Ray is a CODA (like in the Oscar winning film) and grew up with deaf parents. All of his shows are performed in both BSL and English, with Deaf Comedy Fam becoming the first ever live comedy experience for more than 800 deaf audience members.

Ray’s clever, charming and very funny comedy has received critical acclaim from critics and fans alike.

'Bradshaw is raucously funny … captivating, funny and sharply executed' ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com

'Funny and fascinating… one in six of us will lose our sense of hearing. Deaf Comedy Fam proves it doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of humour' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'This years most groundbreaking show' ★★★★ Short.com

'I grinned from ear to ear for the entire hour“ ★★★★ Voice Magazine

'Has a clear comedy gift' ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

Performed in BSL and Spoken English

Studio
£15

Ray Bradshaw's website
@comedyray
@nordenfarm

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The Noise Next Door: Hometown Heroes

The quickest wits in comedy are coming to town with a side-splitting evening of hilarious off-the-cuff songs, scenes and characters.

The stars of ITV1's Tonight at the Palladium spin comedy gold out of the all things that YOU, the live audience, think are the best, worst and down right weirdest things about your hometown. Maybe a bit of local laughter really can save the day!

The Noise Next Door are thirteen time sell-out veterans of The Edinburgh Fringe. They have appeared on BBC1's The One Show, ITV1's Britain’s Got Talent and Comedy Central's Roast Battle. They have also appeared alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan and Harry Hill.

'Hilarious… A superior kind of chaos' Telegraph

'21st century comedy at its finest and funniest' The Stage

'Comedy gold… Staggeringly well executed' Guardian

'Phenomenal' Daily Mirror

Suitable for ages 15+ years

Studio
£16

The Noise Next Door website
@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

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Zoe Lyons: Bald Ambition Tour

Zoe Lyons has kept herself busy in the last couple of years by having what can best be described as a monumental midlife crisis. It involved buying a sports car, having a brief marital separation and running a 100k ultra marathon which really didn’t end well. Along the way her hair decided the best thing to do was abandon ship. It ain’t easy being a middle aged woman: try doing it with a combover. Thankfully Zoe has been able to explore the funny side of all these twists and turns. It's time to sell the silly car and try and put the wheels back on her life.

Zoe is the host of BBC2’s Lightning. She's known as a star of Live at the Apollo and a regular on BBC1's Have I Got News for You, BBC2's QI and Mock the Week.

Other credits include Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2), Stand Up and Deliver (C4), House of Games (BBC2). Zoe is an immediately recognisable voice on Radio 4 as a regular on The News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Unbelievable Truth and The Now Show, and also co-hosts Frank Skinner’s show on Absolute Radio.

Age guidance 14+ years.

'A masterclass of how to write, construct, and perform an Edinburgh show, or any show in fact' ★★★★★ Funny Women

'Lyons is on top of her game, in command of her material, her audience and her stage' ★★★★ Chortle

'An hour of intelligent observations and hilarious character comedy' ★★★★ Three Weeks

'A tremendously good comic operating at a vertiginous level' ★★★★ The Wee Review

'A huge talent' ★★★★ One4Review

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Zoe Lyon's website
@zoelyons
@nordenfarm

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Mark Watson: Pick of the Fringe

Norden Farm favourite and Taskmaster star Mark Watson introduces two of the most talked-about shows of the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe.

Milo Edwards is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian and podcaster. He brings 'an incredibly high-quality stand-up show' (★★★★ Broadway Baby) and 'an excellent hour of clever, tightly written stand-up' (★★★★ Sunday Post).

Will Duggan sold out the entire run at Edinburgh and was named in Rolling Stone’s 15 Rising Stand-Up Acts You Need To See.

All this plus skinny legend Mark Watson himself on a one-off double-bill. It’s the Edinburgh Fringe right on your doorstep. And a lot drier and warmer!

Studio
£15

Mark Watson's website

@MarkWatson
@MiloEdwards
@Willduggan
@nordenfarm

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Rosie Holt: The Woman’s Hour

The social media sensation and Chortle Award winner debuts an hour of comedy based on her smash-hit satirical videos, as seen millions of times online.

'If she can stay in character long enough, she’ll have a telegraph column and a seat on Question Time by teatime' James O’Brien

'The Thick of It levels of writing and performance applied to a very 2022 flavour of political bullshit' The Times

'A wonderful showcase for the woman that the pandemic turned into a sensation with her hilarious but also chilling realistic takes on a dissembling rising Tory star' The New European

'These characters are so well-observed that I feel they can turn their hand to anything' I Talk Telly

★★★★★ Lost in Theatreland | ★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★ I Talk Telly
★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ The Arts Desk

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

Rosie Holt's website
@RosieHolt
@nordenfarm

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Charlie Baker: 24 Hour Pasty People

Wasson? The award-winning comedian, tap dancer and Talksport radio host brings an hour of stand-up drenched in manure, cider and clotted cream to your village/town/cattle market.

Comedy with a countryside accent. Imagine Jethro and Jack Black had a son. Job’s a good'un. Proper job.

As seen on The Last Leg, House of Games, Harry Hill’s Tea Time, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, The Great British Bake-Off: An Extra Slice, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala.

He was also the starring lead in Harry Hill and Steve Brown's critically acclaimed musical Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera.

‘An absolute romp, with some shout-with-laughter moments’ ★★★★ Chortle

'Genuinely funny’ ★★★★ The Herald

‘A superior take on the modern showman’ The Guardian

Studio
£15

Charlie Baker's website
@Charlie Baker
@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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Simon Brodkin: Screwed Up

Fresh from his sold-out, critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run and becoming the most viewed British comedian of all time on TikTok, the world famous prankster and Lee Nelson creator is back with an outrageous new show.

In Screwed Up Simon rips into celebrity culture, social media, the police, Putin, Prince Andrew and Jesus.

Nothing is off limits in this hilarious show, including his own mental health, his family, his five arrests and how he once found himself at an underground sex party.

'No show has made me laugh more than this one… His finest hour on stage' ★★★★ The Times

'Screwed Up is a full-on rat-a-tat gag-fest' ★★★★ Mail On Sunday

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

Simon's website
@SimonBrodkin
@nordenfarm

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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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