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Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior... Confessions of a Club Comic

Comedian, author, cultural icon and - most recently - idiot who agreed to be tortured on 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!', Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts.

But live comedy is where she's in her element, and now - after her spell in the jungle - she sets out for the more welcoming destination of Maidenhead.

Expect a show packed full of sharp-tongued gags and cultural observation, this is Shappi's warts and all journey through the 90s comedy scene, to breaking through on telly and then letting it all slip away.

WHY? As heard on Radio 4, read in two warmly-received books and seen sleeping in a hammock

Age guidance 14+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£15


@ShappiKhorsandi
@nordenfarm

Shappi's Website

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Janey Godley's Soup Pot Tour

Tell all the Sandras, Big Frank and all the lassies fresh from Zumba to grab the soup pot and get ready for the Queen of Scottish Comedy.

Expect live voice overs with hilarious patter from Big Tereeza May in Torremolinos, Boris and his bawjaws and see Nicola Sturgeon up on the big screen with all the latest patter.

WHY? Janey has over 40 million hits online and regular sold out shows at Edinburgh and Glasgow Comedy Festivals

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50

@JaneyGodley
@nordenfarm

Janey Godley's Website

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Flo & Joan - Before the Screaming Starts

Following last year’s sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, London's Soho Theatre, national UK tour and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have a new hour of their dark and waggish songs to parade about the place.

Age guidance 14+

'These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute,wiping away a tear the next' The Telegraph

‘Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes’ Evening Standard

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@FloandJoan
@nordenfarm

Flo & Joan's Website

SOLD OUT
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Alex Edelman - Just for Us

Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart.

Alex Edelman’s first show, Millennial – about very traumatic stock photos and young people - won an Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first show by an American to do so since 1997.

The follow-up, Everything Handed to You - about identity and the availability of plug sockets in airports - was even more acclaimed: selling out its entire Edinburgh run and garnering the second-best reviews of any comedy show at the Festival. It was also filmed in its entirety for a special called Live at the BBC, which is currently available on Netflix.

Just For Us is what comes next. Nominated for the Barry award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, earning the prestigious Herald Angel award as well as being nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show, it’s about gorillas that can-do sign language and tribalism. Come.

WHY? ‘Boasting technical flair and a precocious authority, Edelman’s comedy manages to capture the voice of Generation Y’ Guardian

‘I fondly imagined this was what it might have been like to watch Jerry Seinfeld when he was in his early 20s. There is no greater praise than that.’ ★★★★★ Mirror

‘Every story is a precision-engineered Rolls-Royce of a routine, perfectly timed and constructed, each morsel of information released just at the right moment’ Chortle

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@AlexEdelman
@nordenfarm

Alex Edelman's Website

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

A new play adapted from the works of P G Wodehouse 

Written by the Goodale Brothers 

Take your seats with caution! 

Aristocratic buffoon Bertie Wooster has hired the theatre for the night to present his one man show detailing a recent and rather spontaneous series of misadventures, including the theft of a novelty cow creamer and a narrow escape from unwanted matrimony.

The only trouble is Bertie hasn't worked out who's going to play the parts. Will the show be a disaster? Will the scenery stay upright? Or will his trusty manservant Jeeves step in and save the day?

'I have to say I’m finding this acting business rather easy Jeeves! Apart from having to do a newt impression, I think that went tremendously well.'

In a joyous reimagining of the classic P G Wodehouse characters, three actors hurl themselves from role to role as they race to tell the story of Bertie's own farcical adventures.

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense was created by the Goodale Brothers, adapted primarily from P G Wodehouse The Code of the Woosters. After hugely successful runs in the West End, it won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

Presented by Theatre Chipping Norton and The Barn Theatre.

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Stephen Bailey - Can't be Bothered

Stephen Bailey has made a name for himself for being a little gossip.

This year he’s grown up and decided to have a conversation with you (but a funny one – he’s still Channel 5’s darling) - about everything that is going on in the world.

Host of Channel 5’s Celebs on the Farm, Stephen has appeared on ITV’s Coronation Street, ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, BBC2’s Live at the Apollo and The Apprentice: You’re Fired - it’s been a very big year for Stephen, he’s even bought a new microwave.

He’s the best mate you want to chat to at the pub and he thinks the world has gone mad. This show is bit of storytelling, some inappropriate anecdotes and more sincerity than he’s ever dared have! What more do you want? He’s basically Holly Willoughby.

WHY? ‘An outrageous, hilarious hour of comedy’ British Comedy Guide

‘Stephen’s show was hilarious from the first line, and for the whole performance I don’t think a single joke died’ Voice Magazine

Age guidance 16+ years.

Studio
£14.50 (£12.50 conc)

@stephencomedy
@nordenfarm

Stephen Bailey's Website

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Grace Campbell - Why I'm Never Going Into Politics

Grace Campbell survived a childhood in British politics – her dad is Alastair Campbell.

She is co-founder of feminist group The Pink Protest and wants to tell you why she’ll never consider a career in Westminster. Expect vagina jokes, mental health within Parliament and anecdotes of hanging out with Putin’s kids.

WHY? ‘Articulate, witty and very funny’ ★★★★★ The Edinburgh Reporter

Studio
£12

@GraceCampbell
@nordenfarm

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