The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, heads on tour.
Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Sindhu is the host of BBC Radio 4’s Comedy of the Week podcast.
WHY? As seen on QI, Have I Got News for You and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled
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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 run at 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
Two great religions. Two great comedians.
The descendants of Abraham may have gone their separate ways but now stand-up comedian friends Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf – both stars of their own BBC shows – are joining forces in the most-unlikely double-act since Kermit and Miss Piggy (who neither Ashley and Imran can eat!) Originally brought together by a passion for the same football team, the pair are travelling the UK uniting people of every faith and none for an evening of laughter.
WHY? 'A slickly funny stand-up show' New York Times on Ashley Blaker
‘Imagine John Oliver in a yarmulke' New York Post on Ashley Blaker
‘A special vein of comic material' ★★★★ Financial Times on Ashley Blaker
‘Intelligent, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny’ Time Out on Imran Yusuf
‘An hour of cheek and charm' ★★★★ The Independent on Imran Yusuf
‘Sharp, passionate and uplifting’ Daily Telegraph on Imran Yusuf
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After a sellout national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy.
He’s been seen on BBC2’s Mock the Week, Sky’s The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, BBC2’s The Apprentice You’re Fired and more.
WHY? ‘A comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game’ Chortle
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.
The Talk Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking by award-winning writer and performer Rob Auton.
Following on from his shows about hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow, Rob now turns his attention to talking because he is ready to talk about talking.
Since 2012 Rob has chosen a specific theme for his shows and challenged himself to create an hour of material about each subject. These shows have given rise to sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe as Rob continues to build his audience through his unique use of words and humour.
After his appearances on the Russell Howard Hour, BBC at the Edinburgh Festival and Channel 4’s Random Acts, Rob now looks to talk to as many people as possible with The Talk Show.
The Talk Show was the second best reviewed comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival 2018.
WHY? ‘A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot’ The Guardian
‘Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch’ The Independent
‘Funny, poetic, observant and wholly original. Auton’s brilliant use of language and perfect comic timing throws up laugh after laugh after laugh after laugh’ ★★★★★ Beyond the Joke
‘It's both touching and bizarre. A warm and frequently funny hour’
★★★★ The List
‘Inspiring and uplifting. Well worth seeing’ British Comedy Guide
‘A remarkably moving emotional journey. A thoroughly enjoyable, engaging and entertaining hour’ ★★★★★ Entertainment Focus
‘Thought-provoking, heart-warming and heart-breaking’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks
‘Auton cleverly controls the mood to a minute degree. It feels like a new kind of poetry’ ★★★★★ The Peg Review
‘He uses words like a potter uses their wheel’ ★★★★★ Marbles magazine
‘An experience not to be missed’ ★★★★★ The Student Rag
The musical comedy duo and sisters are travelling the country with a new hour of their dark and witty songs.
Flo and Joan enjoyed a sell out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers. They were winner of Best Musical Act at Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 and winner of Best Music and Variety Act in the 2018 Chortle Awards. Suitable for ages 14+ years.
WHY? ‘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
The UK's leading comedy magician is back on the road with his astonishing new show.
You've seen him on television, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage!
As seen on ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, BBC1’s The Magicians, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme.
Suitable for ages 14+ years.
WHY? 'The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century’ The Times
'The new poster-boy for British comedy magic’ The Telegraph
'Seamless blending of quality magic and stand-up comedy. It is a joy to watch’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
'Breathtaking illusions’ The List
‘The best magic tricks in the Universe’ Independent
‘Firman is responsible for making it socially acceptable to say that you like magic again’ The Guardian
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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