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Rhys James: Spilt Milk

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Rhys James is right back where he belongs: on tour around the country, with a markedly different schedule to Chelsea's fixture list to prove he is not the footballer.


One of the final Mock The Week regulars and star of Live At The Apollo,

Rhys’s previous tour sold out over 70 dates nationwide. Since then he’s released a third Radio 4 series, starred in The Great American Joke Off for US network The CW and been hurled through the air on a bungee cord by Micah Richards on Sky's A League Of Their Own.

He has also been seen on Richard Osman’s House Of Games, Celebrity Mastermind and Pointless Celebrities.

'Master of the lightning-paced, gag-dense, precision-delivered set' The Guardian

'Scintillating stand-up' ★★★★ The Times

'An immaculately crafted set… crowd-pleasing, relatable entertainment rarely comes any sharper' ★★★★ Evening Standard

'A ton of smart, intricately-written jokes and stories where you’re never more than a few seconds away from another punchline' ★★★★ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Rhys's website
@rhysjamesy
@nordenfarm

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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

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

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

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Eshaan's website
@eshaanakbar
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@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

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£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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Tiff Stevenson - Sexy Brain

The critically acclaimed stand up, writer and actor invites you to spend an hour with a woman and her self diagnosed 'Sexy Brain'... a study in trying to see all sides of every argument and driving yourself slowly mad in the process.

Sexy Brain was one of Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s Best Reviewed shows of 2022. Tiff's previous 5 star rated shows have all been listed in British Comedy Guide's Edinburgh Fringe Top 20 best shows.

Tiff has been seen on Mock the Week, People Just Do Nothing, The Office, Game Face and ABC's The Weekly.

'This is Tiff Stevenson at her finest' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★★ The Mirror | ★★★★★ Sunday Herald | ★★★★★ Funny Women

Suitable for ages 15+ years.

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£15

Tiff Stevenson's website
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@nordenfarm

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Ivo Graham: My Future My Clutter

The bumbling wordsmith and tripe factory returns to discuss three years of heavy-duty pranking/parenting/procrastinating.

Ivo was nominated for Dave’s 2019 Best Comedy Show and Joke of the Fringe ("I've got an Eton College advent calendar, where all the doors are opened by my father's contacts").

He's been seen and heard on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, British As Folk and Richard Osman's House of Games.

'A hugely enjoyable hour of stand-up comedy' The Times

'Suddenly has star-in-the-making coming off him like steam' The Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Ivo Graham's website
@IvoGraham
@nordenfarm

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Mark Simmons: Quip Off The Mark

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

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Nominee Amused Moose: Best Show 2017

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Mark Simmons's website
@MarkSimmons
@nordenfarm

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Sooz Kempner: PlayStation

The Twitter sensation and BBC Radio 4 regular takes to the road in her debut UK tour, following a sold-out Edinburgh Festival residency.

In 1998 Sooz got a PlayStation, the first adult console, and finally felt grown-up. But is she really? Find out in this stand up show for anyone who remembers the 90s or had big dreams as a kid (gamers and non-gamers alike)!

Sooz is an award winning comedy performer, singer, writer, and actor. She has written and performed eight solo stand up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Sooz is a regular collaborator with Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer the Opera, Made in Dagenham) and hosts two podcasts - Mystery on the Rocks and QueenPod, the official podcast for the band Queen.

Throughout lockdown she made a variety of online content including livestreams via Twitch and viral political videos which build a huge international following, and received press in The Guardian, The Independent and The Metro, as well as in the LA Times and Chicago Tribune across the Atlantic.

‘Kempner has funny bones and an effortless audience rapport’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Funny, witty and endlessly charming’ ★★★★ Broadway World

'A new wave of comedy' The Guardian

'Incredible... it shouldn't work but it really, really does' Independent

'Kempner is brilliant' LA Times

Sooz Kempner's website
@SoozUK
@nordenfarm

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