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Russell Brand - 33

Russell Brand doing stand up on the strangeness of the last 18 months. What have we learned and not learned? And how do you ‘get back to normal’ if you’ve never been normal?

Preview performance.

Courtyard Theatre
Afternoon matinee gig
£20

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

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Gary Delaney: Gary in Punderland

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back!

One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!

Age guidance 16+ years.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event - so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

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’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘A master craftsman’ ★★★★ The Times

‘One of Britain's grandmasters of the one-liner'’ ★★★★ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre and Live stream
£18
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on the day of the event

@GaryDelaney
@nordenfarm

Gary Delaney's Website

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

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Jonny & The Baptists: Dance Like It Never Happened

This is a show about grief. This is a show about loss. Just not how you’d expect. Dance Like It Never Happened is the funniest, most joyful and uplifting show you will ever see about feeling totally bereaved.

In 2019, we lost another election, our place in Europe and, worst of all, a dearly beloved friend. We are no strangers to grief, but it hurt.

Then in 2020, we all lost the world as we knew it. Our decades-long system of “dealing with emotions” (ignore them, drink heavily and make jokes) finally broke. We finally broke.

In their most honest & personal show yet, Jonny & The Baptists learn to accept and engage with their grief, telling the story of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance through their trademark blend of silly, joyful songs, deadpan stand-up and riotous storytelling.

Finding meaning, humour and beauty in the hardest part of life.

WHY? 'Hilarious and moving throughout... Jonny & the Baptists will make you laugh until you cry and probably cry until you laugh, too. A must-see' ★★★★★ Sunday Post

'Wickedly funny' ★★★★ The Times

'Excellent, irresistible and winningly random' ★★★★ The Guardian

'You'll mainly leave feeling warm and fuzzy.... note perfect' ★★★★ Metro

'Seriously funny' ★★★★ The Stage

'Yes, the brilliant musical rabble rousers have certainly given up politics. If only the rest of the Fringe could give it up in this way, we might change the world sooner' British Theatre Guide

Courtyard Theatre
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Fri 13 Aug

Jonny & the Baptists's Website

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Jenny Eclair: Work in Progress

Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude.

Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB when she’s filling in forms online, should she celebrate or crawl into a hole? What will her 60’s hold for this 1960’s babe and is it a legal requirement to buy Nordic walking poles?

Please note that this event is on a full capacity seating plan and seating is not socially distanced.

Courtyard Theatre
£12

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Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

We've all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but don't worry, skinny national treasure Mark Watson has it covered.

At 41, he's halfway through his days on earth, according to the life expectancy calculator app he paid £1.49 for. That life is in the best shape in living memory... but one problem remains, and it really is a huge one.

Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the 'Taskmaster' survivor, multi-award-winner and “No More Jockeys” cult leader attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up. Maybe we'll even solve the huge problem. Doubt it, though.

Age guidance 14+ years.

'Quite unlike anything else I’ve seen in almost 20 years of covering the Fringe...witty, warm, perfectly judged' ★★★★★ Telegraph

'This is a stand-up operating at the very top of his game' ★★★★ Independent

'He always displays an innate understanding of what the audience wants...creating a bespoke experience for every gig, an added flourish to a strong hour of stand-up' ★★★★ Chortle

'A quick-fire hour of fun' ★★★★ Metro

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Mark's website

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Olga Koch: Homecoming

Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated comedian and star of Mock The Week and QI Olga Koch comes back with her third show!

With her new passport in hand, Homecoming will see Olga try to figure out who the hell she is as an immigrant and certified teen drama queen...

Olga has also appeared on The Now Show, Hello America, Pls Like, The News Quiz, King Gary, BBC Sounds's Tech Tech Boom and your little brother's dreams. Her very own BBC Radio 4 show, OK Computer, is coming soon.

'Blistering humour' ★★★★ Three Weeks

'A slick, mature hour' ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

'Highly engineered and funny' ★★★★ The List

'Fantastic comedic mind with an observant eye' ★★★★ Shortcom

'Bright new comedy talent' ★★★★ The Skinny

'A natural storyteller, she will keep you completely hooked' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'The best Ada Lovelace line in comedy' Chortle

★★★★ Fest Mag

Studio
£14

Presented by Berk’s Nest in association with IAM.

@rocknrolga
@nordenfarm

Olga Koch's website

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Robin Morgan - What a Man, What a Man...

Following a sell-out 2019 Edinburgh run, the ‘utterly hilarious’ (Broadway Baby) stand-up embarks on his second UK tour with his new show - What A Man, What A Man, What A Man, What A Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now).

Robin’s a father to his son and a son to his father. But what makes a good male role model?

As seen on Sky One, BBC Three, Comedy Central and BBC One’s Stand Up At BBC Wales.

Robin is a writer for BBC 2's The Mash Report and Radio 4's the News Quiz. He has been tour support for Ellie Taylor and Iain Stirling and warm-up for the Graham Norton Show.

WHY? ‘Well-written, hard-working stand up from a massively likeable performer who must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame’ Chortle

★★★★ Sunday Times | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals | ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£12

robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

Robin Morgan's Website

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Simon Brodkin – Troublemaker

World-famous prankster and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson, is back on stage with TROUBLEMAKER, his sensational new stand-up show.

After showering Sepp Blatter with banknotes, upstaging Kanye West at Glastonbury, and handing Theresa May her P45, the critically acclaimed comedian explores why trouble has followed him from primary school through medical school to lockdown homeschool. And what it’s like to be chased by Donald Trump’s bodyguards, how to make the police laugh while they’re arresting you, and what to do when you’re outed as a Jew by the Ku Klux Klan.

Simon is one of Britain’s most loved comedians following his smash hit BBC shows Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show & Well Funny People, Channel 4’s award-nominated Britain’s Biggest Hoaxer and multiple TV appearances (Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at the Palladium, The John Bishop Christmas Show, Children In Need, & Channel 4’s Comedy Gala).

After the success of his stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin, selected by The Guardian and The Evening Standard as one of their ‘Best Comedy Shows’ at the Edinburgh Festival, TROUBLEMAKER is the must-see comedy show of 2021.

'Comedy legend' The Sun

'Hilarious' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'There aren't many better comedians to turn to' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'Get him out' Donald Trump

Courtyard Theatre
£20
Booking cut off time: Friday 1 October 7.30pm

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Sindhu Vee: Alphabet

A brand new show about the hair we want, the friends we have, and living the vast difference between virus and viral.

Expect 'outspoken, frank and funny stand-up' (Evening Standard) from this Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee.

As seen on BBC's Live at the Apollo, QI, Have I Got News for You and Netflix's Sex Education and heard on Radio 4's Things My Mother Never Told Me (...About Lockdown) and The Guilty Feminist podcast.

WHY? 'Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery' The List

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50

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Only Fools And Boycie

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

WHY? Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay

Wednesday 13 October 2021
Courtyard Theatre
£19

@BeingBoycie
@nordenfarm

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Dom Joly

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

Thursday 21 October 2021
Courtyard Theatre
£18

@domjoly
@nordenfarm

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Loyiso Gola: Pop Culture

Fresh off the release of his hour long Netflix Stand-Up Special 'Unlearning', Loyiso Gola takes us on a hilarious journey exploring the differing impact of pop culture moments around the world.

As seen on: Netflix, Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, QI and Late Night News with Loyiso Gola.

'Behind his playful bewildered style is a brilliant comic brain' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'An engaging hour of silly and serious material' The List

Age guidance 15+ years.

Studio
£15

Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide.

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Geoff Norcott: I Blame the Parents

The fourth national tour for Geoff Norcott, following on the back of Conswervative, Traditionalism and Taking Liberties.

This time Geoff talks less politics (alright, there will probably be a bit), but this brand-new show will mostly explore personal responsibility, parenting and who should take the blame when things go wrong.

Whatever happened to the idea of personal responsibility? In the age of victimhood, it seems like whatever’s wrong with your life it can be blamed on someone else. Governments, employers… some bigot from four hundred years ago.

Where did it go wrong? It has to be the parents. Every generation there’s an opportunity for a new set of mums and dads to set their kids straight and make a stand against whatever trendy nonsense is currently doing the rounds. But do we? Or is it easier to give into fear and the pursuit of a quiet life?

Geoff has realised he’s also a bag of contradictions. Raised on a south London council estate by two maverick parents, there’s plenty he has to sift through. His Dad was a trade union man who obsessed over stocks and shares. His mum was a closet chauvinist and far too frank on the subject of sex.

With a child of his own, Geoff spies a one-off chance for his family to finally get it right and produce a balanced human being, but can he filter out his own bollocks before it gets to his son?

WHY? 'Sets himself apart from the liberal commentariat with a sharp self-knowing wit ★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

Geoff Norcott's Website

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Sara Barron – Enemies Closer

The smash hit Fringe stand-up show from acclaimed comedian and star of Live At The Apollo (BBC), Sara Barron, tours the UK for the first time!

A powerhouse live act and fast rising star, Sara’s previous shows have sold out to major critical and audience acclaim. Blisteringly funny and no-holds-barred, Sara examines kindness, meanness, ex-boyfriends, current husbands, all four of her remaining friends, and two of her twelve enemies.

As seen on BBC1's Would I Lie to You?, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats and BBC2's Frankie Boyle’s New World Order. Do not miss Sara’s first UK tour!

‘Deliciously dark, brutally honest and unapologetically filthy…a master-class.’ ★★★★★ Herald

'Explosive energy and beautifully crafted, no-nonsense stand-up…a masterful performance. Highly recommended' ★★★★ Sunday Times

'A wickedly funny show' ★★★★ Scotsman

'Barron is a force to be reckoned with...a must-see show’ ★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag

'She has a rock star presence…never less than compelling…a standout show’ ★★★★★ Fest

'It's eloquent, sharply written and delivered with distinction…a masterclass in charisma' ★★★★ The List

★★★★★ Funny Women

Studio
£14
Booking cut off time: 7pm on Fri 12 Nov

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Ahir Shah: Live

Featuring his signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and sweet gags, Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah returns to stand-up with a new show about significance, insignificance, and scurvy.

Ahir’s last show, Dots, was recorded as a special for HBO Max (albeit after a 14 month delay brought about by events you may recall). That show was about uncertainty. Ideally, this tour will end in a way that is less on the nose.

As seen on Mock The Week, Live At the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, and The Mash Report.

‘Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny... a blazing talent firing on all cylinders’★★★★★ Telegraph

‘Tremendously thoughtful, woundedly candid and self-laceratingly funny’ ★★★★ Scotsman

'It’s a highly personal howl in the dark from this sharpest of operators. Impassioned, probing and unexpectedly moving.' ★★★★ Mail on Sunday

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | £12 concessions

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The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Quiz

Returning with a brand new show. The hilarious, award-winning drinks experts host history’s greatest ever pub quiz packed with loads of funny, fascinating facts and five free discerning drinks for every audience member.

You’ll learn a lot and you’ll laugh a lot as answers to life’s most important and unusual questions appear at the bottom of your glass.

'Terrific show. The best value for money in town' ★★★★ Scotsman

‘An erudite, liquor-loving duo’ Metro

‘Pioneers of alcohol-based comedy’ Sunday Times

‘An intoxicating success… as interesting as it is hilarious’ ★★★★ Sunday Express

‘Great fun, informative, and at times completely mental’ Edinburgh Evening News

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Stephen K Amos: Before and Laughter

In 2010 the world was in a sorry state. Fast forward ten years and everything’s still going downhill.

Stephen has had his own share of highs and lows too. And when the world gives him lemons, he adds gin, tonic, ice and a healthy dose of humour. Forget the divisions and discord and immerse yourself in an hour of bridge building laughter to welcome the new decade.

As seen on BBC2's QI and Pilgrimage, ABC TV's The Project and BBC1's Live at the Apollo.

WHY? ‘Truly top class comedian’ EdFest

'Unashamed feel-good entertainment' The Evening Standard

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | £16 conc

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Daliso Chaponda: Apocalypse Not Now

Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and star of BBC Radio 4’s Citizen of Nowhere Daliso Chaponda is finally back out of the house and on a stage with a new show of the slickest, sharpest look at life.

It’s fair to say that neither 2020 nor 2021 have been going to plan for Daliso… but he’s been performing online daily to millions of viewers, and this is your first chance to see what this master of satire has been cooking up!

Age guidance 14+ years.

WHY? 'Full of sharp one-liners and well crafted gags...a real talent to look out for' ★★★★ Metro

'He is hot property' Evening Standard

'An expert entertainer. Gets laughs from topics other comedians shun' The Guardian

'An intelligent, skilfully whittled show' The List

Courtyard Theatre
£15
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before each event

@dalisochaponda
@nordenfarm

Daliso Chaponda's Website

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

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Shaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90s!

Ah, the 90s! The decade that Shaparak was in her twenties and 'ladette' culture ruled the school.

The decade when there was nothing to be done but party, and Shaparak found herself flying about London with hope in her heart, a tenner in her pocket and spare knickers in her handbag. She matched the boys pint-for-pint and frequently woke up in parts of London she'd never heard of. With hindsight though, the way people behaved back then looks like the ultimate in self harm. In those days, 'mindfulness' was making sure you had enough money for the night bus and 'self care' was putting your flat shoes in a handbag. This is a show about how we 90s kids are looking to young people to learn how to take care of ourselves.

Age guidance 14+ years.

'She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency' Guardian

'Has the crowd in the palm of her hand’ The List

'Makes live comedy thrilling' Evening Standard

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Alfie Moore - Fair Cop Unleashed

Join BBC Radio 4’s cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore for his latest stand-up tour show.

Fair Cop Unleashed is based on a dramatic real-life incident from Alfie's police casebook. Relive with him the thrilling ups and downs of the night a mysterious clown came to town and more than one life ended up in the balance. It was no laughing matter – but this show certainly is! Enjoy Alfie’s unique brand of humour hilariously woven together with his personal insights into his life on the front-line of the police force.

It’d be a crime to miss it!

'Offbeat, revealing and very funny' ★★★★ Daily Mail

'Lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of police gallows humour' ★★★★ Telegraph

'Brilliantly funny…. genuinely hilarious' David Mitchell

Courtyard Theatre
£17 | £15 conc

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Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth & I

The host of Channel 4’s Whose Line Is It Anyway, BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Clive Anderson Talks Back takes to the road.

His much anticipated first ever solo tour, in a one-man show is guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.

WHY? ‘An assured and entertaining show’ ★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Tom Houghton - Honour Tour

‘The Honourable’ Tom Houghton has been storming the comedy circuit with his hilarious stories and sharp-eyed silver spoon observations.

Whether it’s growing up with a Dad who is the Ex-Chief of Defence Staff, living in the Tower of London or lifting the lid on the all-boys boarding school environment. Every tale will fascinate, make you think and have you doubled over with laughter.

Now the total fringe sell-out, star of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle and critically-acclaimed star of BBC and Channel 4 and First Dates, Tom is the ultra-privilaged master of making the seemingly unrelatable, relatable. Come and witness a rare look behind the curtain of a world known by so few. Inhabited by larger than life characters, hilarious mis-adventures and discover that true honour often lies where you’d least expect.

Age guidance 14+ years.

WHY? ‘Get a ticket today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A star is born’ ★★★★★ One 4 Review

‘Clever, passionate, soulful’ ★★★★★ The New European

‘A twisted view of the world’ ★★★★★ The Sunday Express

‘This unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute’ ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

‘A crafty idiot’ ★★★★ The Daily Mail

‘Now that’s class’ ★★★★ Fringe Guru

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Mike Bubbins: Throwback

Mike Bubbins, star of hit podcast The Socially Distant Sports Bar, and of BBC television comedies Mammoth, Tourist Trap and The Unexplainers, unleashes THROWBACK, his first ever solo UK stand-up tour. And things may never be the same again.

THROWBACK is a powerful, thought-provoking, visceral hour of stand-up comedy, that pushes boundaries, defies neat descriptions and challenges the audience...

AS IF IT IS!

It’s actually an hour and a half of really funny stories, pretty impressive characterisations, possibly a song (he said he’ll see how that goes), a bit of nostalgia about the good old days, a bit of optimism about the good new days, and Mike generally having a laugh about life and not taking himself, or anything else, too seriously. Having said that, he may, at some point in the show, get very annoyed at berks, whether in the past, the present, or the future. Very annoyed.

So basically THROWBACK is a comedy show about Bubbins sharing, and bringing to life, the stuff that he finds funny. As comedy concepts go, it’s a pretty straightforward one, really.

‘They asked me to do a UK comedy tour, called THROWBACK...and so I did.’  Mike Bubbins

Courtyard Theatre
£19.50

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