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Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

One of British comedy's most exciting talents (although she's Danish), winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award, a cult podcaster and now the author of the hugely successful book Happy Fat, Sofie Hagen returns to Maidenhead with a brand new show direct from the Edinburgh Fringe.

A show about the things you forget, the things you remember, and the things you wish you could forget. But also, there's a bit about bums.

An evening of brilliant stand-up from a fast-rising star.

WHY? As seen and heard on BBC3, BBC1, Radio 4, Comedy Central and Channel 4

Age guidance 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@SofieHagen
@nordenfarm

Sofie Hagen's Website

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Laura Lexx - Knee Jerk

The stand up comedian shines a light on how hard it is to be a good person these days.

Why don’t we just leave each other alone and get on with the big stuff? Laura takes on society's big issues: social media, mental health, climate change and conceiving... but come for the jokes, not answers.

WHY? ★★★★★ London Theatre | ★★★★ Telegraph | ★★★★ The List | ★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ The Times

Age guidance 14+ years.

Studio
£12

@lauralexx
@nordenfarm

Laura Lexx's Website

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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

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@AlexEdelman
@nordenfarm

Alex Edelman'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

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Jen Brister - Under Privilege

Jen has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes).

So what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of 'privilege'. Who has it? Who doesn't? And why does no one like to admit they have any?

WHY? ★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ Skinny | ★★★★ List

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

@JenBrister
@nordenfarm

Jen Brister's Website

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Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet! Disco Love Fest

Get ready to boogie at this funk-tastic, feelgood 70s and 80s night.

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than partying with those you love (friends, family, spouses, partners, colleagues, whoever) at Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet - as recommended by Time Out, BBC Radio 4, Stella magazine.

There’s dancer-led ‘line-ups’ to get you into the groove, prizes for the best retro outfits (you don’t have to dress up but lots do) and eco-glitter face-painting for added disco sparkle, plus free sweets and ice pops.

It’s going to be a night to remember!

WHY? 'Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet makes you feel so good it should be on the NHS' partygoer Yvonne

This is a dancing event with some allocated seating.

Courtyard Theatre
£15


Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet! Website

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Phil Wang - Philly Philly Wang Wang

The 2019 Edinburgh Fringe sell-out hit!

Following a sell-out 2018 tour, and fresh from a 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run that sold out in advance, Phil ‘Philly Philly Wang Wang’ Wang is back on tour with his newest show.

Phil has made a name for himself (that name being Phil Wang) exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell!

WHY? As seen on Taskmaster, Live at the Apollo and Netflix.

‘This is intoxicating stuff’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

’Stand-up dreamland’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£15

  •   7 Feb SOLD OUT
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The Navy Lark

Coming live to the theatre for the first time in over 60 years is The Navy Lark.

The Navy Lark sees a cast of three, bring to life three classic episodes from the much loved radio series which ran for 1959 - 1977. Originally featuring Leslie Phillips, Ronnie Barker and Jon Pertwee.

Starring James Hurn known for portraying such iconic characters as Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams from his hit one man show Hancock and Co. As well as Richard Usher and Mark Earby best known for The Goon Show Tour and The Lost Hancock’s Vacant Lot.

Presented in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience. Bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy.

WHY? When HMS Troutbridge docks in Maidenhead it’s going to be “Ev’rybody Down!” For an evening of nostalgic belly laughs

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

The Navy Lark Website

SOLD OUT
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The Great British Take Off

Starring Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare from Radio 4’s Dead Ringers.

Join them for an evening of unscripted, unrehearsed, spontaneous comedy and conversation. Politicians, sports personalities and celebrities old and new are all up for a roasting. You help choose which characters appear and what direction the show takes

WHY? Topical, satirical, anecdotal and highly entertaining - it's never the same show twice!

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

@jonculshaw
@nordenfarm

  •  13 Feb SOLD OUT

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