Starring Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare from Radio 4’s Dead Ringers.
Comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw and legendary comedy producer Bill Dare come to Norden Farm for the first time following their sell-out tour earlier in the year.
Join us for an evening of unscripted, unrehearsed, spontaneous comedy and conversation as politicians, sports personalities and celebrities old and new are all up for a roasting. You, the audience, help choose which characters appear and what direction the show takes.
Jon reveals the secrets of mimicry, and shares stories of some of the fascinating characters that coloured his childhood in Lancashire and his early career. Together with Bill he also reveals some of the mishaps and mayhem of life behind the scenes in television and on the celebrity circuit.
WHY? With a few surprises for the general public of Maidenhead thrown in for good measure, The Great British Take Off is topical, satirical, anecdotal and highly entertaining; it's never the same show twice.
Highly acclaimed stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos hits the road this Autumn with his brand new tour.
As Brexit looms on, Trump reigns rampant and everyone seems pushed to extremes, Stephen’s main aim is to cheer us up.
Forget everything that’s going on in the world and immerse yourself in the warmth of “one of the most likable figures in British Comedy“ (Radio Times). As seen on QI, The People’s History of LGBT, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You and What Does The K Stand For? on BBC Radio 4.
WHY? ‘Deliciously deft… we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout… you’ll leave the show smiling’ The Times
'Unashamed feel-good entertainment’ The Evening Standard
Age guidance 16+ years.
An Avalon Edinburgh Festival Preview.
Jack Barry is one half of sketch duo Twins. He has performed at the prestigious Comedy Zone at the Edinburgh Fringe.
‘Instantly likeable’ Three Weeks
Adam Hess is the star of ITV’s Tonight at the London Palladium and Live from the BBC.
‘Good quality gags per minute’ The Independent
WHY? Jack has supported James Acaster on tour and Adam has been nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award
Celebrating over 60 years of Hancock’s Half Hour.
James performs a one man show including one lost episode and two episodes he has written in the same style as Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. He is a master at recreating the accents and personas of favourites such as Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.
WHY? Performed in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience, bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy
£15 (£13 Supporters)
A brand new show, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness.
Tim is a Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and has appeared on Dave’s Taskmaster, BBC2’s Inside Number 9 and the Alan Partridge franchise.
WHY? ‘Flabbergastingly funny... I have never enjoyed myself in a comedy show more ★★★★★ The Times
‘If this is love, Key’s hard to resist’ ★★★★ The Metro
‘Megadate is another Tim Key delight: delicate, yet a feat of comic strength’ ★★★★ The Independent
An Edinburgh Festival preview from So Comedy.
Helen Lederer feels it’s time to spill all, before she forgets and gets taken off the patches altogether. What went on in the Big Brother House?
Can she be honest about stand-up comedy, being fat, wheezy and other secrets? probably not. She might lie.
‘A miracle of comic compression and control’ The Times
'Divinely witty' The Guardian
'Cleverly insane' The Observer
Athena Kugblenu says the world's never had more knowledge, yet never more stupidity. She can’t help but notice consistencies between the universe and herself. How can she blame people for choosing Trump when she's choosing the wrong men?
Clearly we haven't realised she constantly makes mistakes so we don't have to. Join Athena for a tour of the world’s most pressing catastrophes which pale compared to what happened when she fixed her own washing machine.
'A smart, impassioned comedian' The Scotsman
'Good material, sharp presentation... an important voice' The Sunday Times
WHY? Helen is famed for The Naked Video and Absolutely Fabulous while Athena writes for BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz
An improvised comedy murder mystery.
No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! Crime Scene Improvisation creates a brand new who-dunnit every show to solve an outlandish murder invented by the audience. Someone’s kicked the bucket. But who, what and how? The choice is yours, the problem is theirs.
WHY? 'Innovation and top-tier entertainment ★★★★★ The Wee Review
‘Spontaneous mastery’ ★★★★ Fringebiscuit
£14 (£12 conc)