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. Expect sharp-tongued gags, cultural observation and whatever else is in her easily distracted mind this time around.
WHY? As heard on Radio 4, read in two warmly-received books and seen sleeping in a hammock
Age guidance: 14+ years
Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC 2's Insert Name Here, BBC R4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC R4Extra) is back with her brand new show.
With stand up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life.
WHY? 'Feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines' The Scotsman
'She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic' The Guardian
'The pace is fast, the material strong and the delivery perfect' Chortle
Support act to be announced.
Suitable for ages 14+ years.
£14 (£12 conc)
Star of Live At The Apollo, Live From The BBC, Mock The Week, Roast Battle and Live From The Comedy Store - Suzi Ruffell takes her sell-out and critically acclaimed show Nocturnal on tour.
If you don’t have anxiety, I don’t think you’re concentrating! Suzi is worried about everything - from someone breaking into her flat, to human rights across the globe, to her cat’s quality of life – and it’s keeping her awake.
Following last year’s critically acclaimed, sell-out run, this show is not to be missed.
WHY? ‘Excellent hour of Stand Up’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times
They say all political careers end in tears.
In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical.
Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), the BBC Radio 4 Just a Minute regular delivers dazzling wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy and hilarious name-dropping.
WHY? ‘A master raconteur’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Total joy’ ★★★★★ Scotsman
Suitable for ages 11+ years.
Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!
Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105!
WHY? 'Hilarious and good for all ages' Primary Times
'Hugely talented' ★★★★ Daily Mirror
'Superbly crafted' ★★★★ The Stage
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Stu's back with a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares.
Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who've lost touch with all their old friends and can't eat just one pain au chocolat.
Featuring ultimates, absolutes and surprisingly few conclusions.
Host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast (10 million downloads) and as seen on Dave's As Yet Untitled and Comedy Central's Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central.
WHY? 'Truly a comedy masterclass... endlessly inventive' The List
'Expert, charming stand-up' The Sunday Times
'A master of the form' The Independent
A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos.
Andrew is known for his eagle-eyed, passionate current-affairs comedy showcased in his many appearances on BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz, Welcome To Wherever You Are, Public Enemies).
He's been seen on BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News for You, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and BBC2’s Mock the Week. To a whole new generation he is the devilish voice of MTV's Ex On The Beach.
Suitable for ages 14+ years.
WHY? ‘One of the most significant comedians working in the country today’ ★★★★★ The Independent
‘Showtime is a masterclass in mirth, sublime timing, and killer punchlines’ ★★★★★ The Herald
Ahir Shah returns with a brand new stand up show about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody.
Duffer comes to Maidenhead fresh from a critically acclaimed sell-out runs at London's Soho Theatre and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It earned Shah his second nomination in a row for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
WHY? ‘Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Magnificent’ ★★★★★ The List
★★★★★ EdFest Magazine | ★★★★ ½ Chortle | ★★★★ Sunday Times |
★★★★★ The Wee Review | ★★★★★ The Skinny
The multi-award winning comedian broadcaster and author returns.
The Sony Gold and Rose d'Or are just two of the awards he has won for his hugely popular Radio four series, The Infinite Monkey Cage. He received the Time Out award for outstanding contribution to comedy and has three Chortle comedy awards. Don’t miss his latest show!
WHY? ‘A bundle of fascinating and surprising digressions and uncanny impressions' ★★★★ The Times
£15 (£14 conc)