Alexander Armstrong embarks on his first ever stand-up tour with All Mouth and Some Trousers.
A brand new and “deliciously irreverent” account of a career that has taken him from Armstrong & Miller, to presenting, documentary making, singing and – ultimately – taking his rightful place as the Voice Of Toilet Duck.
WHY? There will be shocking candour
There will be comic songs
There will – please God – be trousers
Tickets are limited to 4 per person.
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!
Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Curtis Brown.
From The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Paul O’Grady Show, and ITV’s The Imitation Game, the girl with thousand voices returns to the UK with a brand new show for this nationwide tour. Through her uncanny impressions and musical mash-ups, this ‘comic firecracker with a pyrotechnic voice’ (Time Out) will celebrate the stars who’ve made lasting impressions on us all.
WHY? ‘A Tour De Force!’ New York Times
‘It's likely anyone observing this vocal obstacle course will spend many dazzled moments wondering how Bianco does it. Well, she does it with heart-stopping facility.’ Huffington Post
‘There’s no doubt – she’s a star’ Playbill
Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Curtis Brown.
Due to exceptional demand and an array of sold out dates all over the UK, Britain's leading one-liner comic extends his brand new 2018 tour with even more dates for 2019.
He returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this highly acclaimed show. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.
WHY? ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ ★★★★ The Guardian
‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers...Quite brilliant’ ★★★★ Scotsman
‘A master craftsman’ ★★★★ Times
‘One of Britain's grandmasters of the one-liner' ★★★★ Chortle
Suitable for ages 16+ years.
These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent.
One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.
On top of this the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids?
Hang on. Perhaps nothing has changed that much. When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and he’d never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx. Perhaps our heroes never went away….they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.
WHY? 'Comedic tour-de-force… brought a tear to a critical glass eye' The Herald
'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out of this world' The List
'The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his deceptively simple routines is worthy of admiration' Guardian
Age guidance: 14+ years.
£14 (£12 conc)
Join comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA.
Expect stand-up, sketches, songs, and some very scummy stories. Guaranteed to make parents laugh and non-parents happy about their life choices.
Based on the hit Scummy Mummies podcast and best-selling book. As seen in The Sunday Times and heard on Radio 4.
WHY? 'Likeably straight-talking' The Telegraph
'Very funny' The Guardian
'Hilarious' Broadway Baby
By day Matt Chorley works in parliament, trying to explain what is happening in politics for The Times.
By night he admits nobody has a clue, and nothing makes any sense at all. Join him for an hilarious insider's guide to resignations, reshuffles and recriminations, and reassurance that it doesn't have to be this way.
WHY? 'Matt is vying with George Osborne for this year’s hotly-contested ‘Theresa May Sycophant of the Year’ award' Theresa May
'Engaging, funny, entertaining - you’d think he’d done it before. He hasn’t' Rory Bremner
'Get back to work' The Times
Due to popular demand following a sell-out tour in spring 2019, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) - the first comedian ever to win Britain’s Got Talent – is back on the road and coming to a disabled parking space near you this autumn.
The winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2014, Lee has also appeared on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Channel 4’s The Last Leg, The Royal Variety Show, America’s Got Talent: The Champions, ITV’s This Morning, BBC Radio 2’s The Steve Wright Show and BBC One’s The One Show and is the star and co-writer of two series of BBC Radio 4’s hugely popular comedy show, Ability.
Lee is also the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid. His cutting edge material combines the political and personal with razor-sharp observations about disability and daily life. His debut book, I’m Only In It For The Parking, is available now.
He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say - and his comedy will leave you speechless.
WHY? ‘Consistently hilarious’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘Savagely funny… he’s a bloody good comedian’ ★★★★ The Wee Review
‘Laugh-out loud funny’ ★★★★ The Independent
‘Entertaining and thought-provoking’ ★★★★ Three Weeks
‘Incredibly talented’ Simon Cowell
‘Such a naughty sense of humour... genius’ Alesha Dixon
‘Bloody brilliant’ Amanda Holden
With support from 2017 Britain's Got Talent semi finalist – Jonny Awsum.
Comedian and Impressionist Luke Kempner hosts an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits.
Expect celebrities, politicians and even royalty going head to head in Luke’s hit show; House of Faces.
As seen and heard on Celebrity Big Brother (Channel 5), The Imitation Game (ITV), The Royal Variety Performance 2018 (ITV), The Week That Wasn’t (Sky One), Murder In Successville (BBC3) and The Now Show (Radio 4).
WHY? 'A remarkable talent for impersonations’ ★★★★ Telegraph
‘Gloriously funny’ Independent
‘Blummin genius’ Dawn French
Suitable for ages 14+ years.
Steve helped his single mum find her Prince Charming all while learning his times tables (he was seven).
The host of Radio 4’s Economics with Subtitles returns following four critically acclaimed shows. As seen on Sky One’s The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and ITV2’s Love Island Aftersun.
WHY? 'An eye for comic detail that's all his own' The Guardian
Brand new comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage.
In this show he’s on the road! It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals.
George demonstrates how to cook with an engine, procure items from the train buffet trolley and turn unexpected roadworks into a picnic. Three plates of gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.
WHY? 'Brilliantly funny' The Guardian
'Trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes' The Scotsman
Suitable for age 14+ years.
£14 (£12 conc )
Harry and Chris (Guardian Pick of the Fringe 2018) are at the top of their field, having invented the field of comedy-rap-jazz.
They’ve sold out three Edinburgh shows, appeared on the Russell Howard Hour and were called ‘fabulously entertaining’ by Jonathan Ross (we didn’t even pay him). From the ridiculous to the sublime, the world’s greatest comedy-rap-jazz duo bring award-winning wordplay, awe-inspiring musicality, eyebrow-raising bromance and unashamed joy to the biggest PR task of all time - spinning planet earth.
'The duo’s best show yet' ★★★★★ Sunday Post
'One thing’s for sure, with Harry and Chris at the helm this planet is in safe hands' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
'Their show is unique, intelligent and very entertaining, that does indeed enlighten the soul' ★★★★★ Deadline News
★★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ The Scotsman
As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats does Countdown, Comedy Central's Roast Battle & BBC's upcoming TV show Good Omens.
In 2019 if you want to be a 'successful independent woman person' you better have something you want to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. In her SBJ™ Jayde will rifle through all the noise and self-promotion and figure out what's actually going on.
WHY? 'She’s a star' The Guardian
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
Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person.
Now he's 30 and he's never been in love. It can't always be someone else's fault?
Learning more about himself and realising maybe he's never actually been happy with who is, join Darren for his trademark passion and insightful wit as he tries to work himself out.
WHY? From Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Don't Hate The Playaz, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Comedy Central's The Comedy Bus and Roast Battle
The Thinking Drinkers return with a brand-new show, a hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers.
Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure, from Plato and Picasso, to Nelson, Napoleon and Norm from Cheers. You'll learn a lot, laugh a lot and, don't forget, you get five free drinks.
WHY? ‘Pioneers of alcohol based comedy’ ★★★★ Sunday Times
‘A terrific show. The best value for money in town’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★★ Deadline | ★★★★★ British Theatre | ★★★★ Broadway Baby
Suitable for ages 18+ years.
Stephen K Amos is on a mission to bring about world peace.
Or, to at least bring about an evening of peace, one venue at a time. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common.
Bringing achingly funny anecdotes, hilarious takes on the everyday and his infectious charm, Stephen K Amos will warm your cold, stiffened hearts. Join together with your fellow man and experience the universal language of laughter.
WHY? 'Comedy at its purest and richest form' ★★★★★ The Advertiser
'Amos has the sort of commanding presence and confidence that could only have come from years of working the circuit' ★★★★ Arts Hub
'One of the most likable figures in British comedy' Radio Times
‘Much loved King of stand-up’ ★★★★ North West End
Suitable for ages 16+ years.
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Whatever the answer, Hundred Watt Club's glorious gift to you is this hot toddy of a show!
Jam packed full of festive, glittering showgirls, bawdy comedy, classic vaudeville and awe inspiring circus acts. Always seductive, always sublime and always that little bit ridiculous - enjoy an evening of vintage inspired, Christmas themed entertainment.
‘Harking back to the gin drenched halcyon days of a grimy Berlin nightclub in the 1930s, The Hundred Watt Club sparkles, fizzles, and shines brightly on a dark night’ Fringe Review
Hundred Watt Club employ and embrace adult themes, strong language and partial nudity - not for the faint hearted or easily offended!
There’s no dress code: Hundred Watt Club love it when their audiences dress in their vintage finery and red-carpet glamour, but if you're more comfy in jeans and sneakers - wear them!
WHY? The perfect festive night out!
Age Suitability 18+ years.
Presented by Hundred Watt Club
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
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
£15 (£13 conc)
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
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.
£16 (£14 conc)
Presented by Theatre Chipping Norton and The Barn Theatre.
Multi award-winning comedian Simon Munnery reprises his notorious alter ego, the bedsit anarchist Alan Parker Urban Warrior.
Once the most radical, now the only radical, Alan returns with the old gold, the old truths, and some new truths (based on the old truths).
For over 35 years, Munnery has performed around the world, experimenting with and innovating the stand-up form. In the 1990s, his Alan Parker: Urban Warrior character took the comedy circuit by storm, garnering Munnery his own BBC Radio 1 series, which Time Out London called ‘the funniest thing on Radio One’ and a residency on ITV’s Saturday Live. 1996 saw him collaborate with Graham Linehan and Stewart Lee for BBC2 show, London Shouting, in his Alan Parker guise, and the character also become a regular contributor to NME magazine.
Simon Munnery is a British Comedy Award nominee, Perrier Award nominee, Sony Radio Award winner and Chortle Award winner. He’s most recently appeared in Channel 4’s acclaimed Flowers, and will soon be seen in Will Sharpe’s Louis Wain movie biopic, co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.
WHY? ‘Gloriously inept radical anorak’ The Times
‘Marx, Engles and Sid Vicious would all have died laughing' The Guardian
‘Munnery’s parody of a punk rock anarcho snowflake, hand drawn with real love for its subject, returns to a world worse than any he could have imagined in his home decade of the 1980s' Stewart Lee
Presented by Show And Tell.
In these somewhat uncertain times comes a wonderful evening of warmth, wit and gentle humour.
The best of Joyce’s hilarious songs and monologues from Stately As A Galleon and Free Activity Period to A Terrible Worrier and First Flight.
Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most endearing characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist William Blezard.
As Joyce would have said “We request the pleasure of your company” in the company of one of Britain’s best loved comediennes.
The family of William Blezard (Joyce’s musical director and pianist) have also given permission for us to use material from previously unheard rehearsal tape recordings and personal letters sent from Joyce to William.
WHY? The show will provide a completely unique view into the life of Joyce Grenfell through the eyes of her well respected friend, William Blezard
£15, £13 Supporters
Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.
Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 TV show Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights. Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation.
Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave. He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.
But more, he takes you through his demise, his comeback and finally… finally on this special night, he will attempt to pass over to The Other Side and return (before the venue want you all out)… with THE ANSWER!
‘Hundreds of years ago when man walked the planet he had no real means of communication. In time man developed a phenomena which has never been fully understood by the psychic community. This phenomena is… Clinton Baptiste’ Peter Kay (That Phenomena)
WHY? The world-renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!
Suitable for ages 14+ years.
Starring ALEX LOWE, Clinton Baptiste is the copyright of Goodnight Vienna Productions.
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.
“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
Mock The Week regular and star of his own BBC Radio 4 series, Rhys James heads out on his first national tour.
In early 2019, Rhys was asked to go back to his school and inspire the Year 11s. Given that teenagers are a nightmare and there was no fee, he ghosted the teacher who had emailed. Bit of a shame really, given that he's figured out the true circle of life, has solved parenting despite having zero children, and even thinks he can predict the curriculum of schools in 50 years. Maybe he'll inspire some Year 11s in 2069.
As also seen on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, and heard on Radio 4’s The News Quiz.
WHY? ‘On the cusp of greatness’ London Evening Standard
‘Charismatic, clever and self-aware... destined for great things’ Guardian
‘Sickeningly talented… never more than a few seconds away from another punchline’ ★★★★ Time Out
‘A clever wordsmith with great timing... A cut above.’ ★★★★ Independent
‘James is flip your head back, laugh out loud, clap spontaneously, elbow the stranger next to you, snort uncontrollably and pee your pants funny.’ ★★★★★ EdFestMag
Come and witness the first and possibly final performance of The World’s Greatest Magical Double Act!
Award-winning magician/comedian Pete Firman returns with a magic show like you've never seen before.
As seen on Tonight at the London Palladium, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. Every night he will be joined by a different special guest who has no previous conjuring experience. Together they will perform jaw-dropping magic without any rehearsal. Unplanned! Unpredictable! Unwise!
'The new poster-boy for British comedy magic' Telegraph
Age guidance: 14+ years
The critically acclaimed idiot John-Luke Roberts returns to the road with another ridiculously long titled show this autumn.
In a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy, expect to not know why you are laughing once more… even when he gives you the punchline first. Jokes about staring into the Nietzschean void, the stupid decisions of kings and how Pinocchio can save the world all might make appearances in this hour of absolute silliness. But then again, maybe they won't. Who knows what could happen!
WHY? 'Freewheeling escapism... A joy' ★★★★★ Fest Magazine
'A masterpiece... The show is exquisite, with every last element fine-tuned to perform its function' ★★★★★ One4Review
'An impeccably choreographed, giddily inventive, turbo-charged hour' ★★★★ The Telegraph
'A hit' ★★★★ The Times
'Killer gags... glorious idiocy' ★★★★ The Guardian
'Mind warping hour which follows through brilliantly on its own absurd logic... relentlessly funny' ★★★★ The List
Suitable for ages 16+ years
Following an acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Festival, the multi award-winning comedian takes to the road with a brand-new nationwide tour.
Fresh from appearances on ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, Celebrity Juice, Love Island: Aftersun and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, join the Red Bull Soapbox host for a trademark hour of ‘high wattage stand up’ (The Guardian).
‘High wattage charisma from a talented young comic whose star is on the rise’ The Guardian
‘Hilarious and Charming’ The Mirror
‘Sharp, Funny and Warm’ Heat Magazine
‘Hilarious… Richardson delivers the kind of crude which has you giggling into the palm of your hand… one of the top comedians at the fringe’ ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly
Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Blue Book Artist Management.
Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV.
And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live.
Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger.
Why? The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club
After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain’s Got Talent, the award-winning comedian unleashes his funniest creation yet… himself!
Fresh from a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Simon takes his debut stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin on a nationwide tour.
WHY? Listed as one of The Guardian’s Top Shows At The Fringe and The Evening Standard’s Best Comedy Shows at The Fringe
'A sublime piece of comedy' The List
'Sky-high gag rate' Metro
'Hilarious' The Scotsman
Pinnacle is a brand new hour of brutally honest, opinionated, no holds barred stand-up from DAVE’s Best Joke Of The Edinburgh Fringe Winner, Liverpool Comedian Of The Year Winner, and English Comedian Of The Year Finalist; Adam Rowe.
His online stand-up clips have amassed over 50 million views, he’s appeared on various TV shows and Adam was hand-picked as tour support for Jason Manford as well as huge American stars Andrew Schulz and Bill Burr.
At 27 years of age, Adam is supposed to be in the prime of his life, which is a truly terrifying thought. Is this really as good as it’s going to get? It’s all down hill from here? Not if he’s got anything to do with it.
TV favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show.
At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s knot.
Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.
Recent TV includes Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible, she’s a regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.
WHY? ‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald
‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful‘ The Telegraph
Age Guidance 14+ years.
£16 (£14 conc)