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Traditional, Victorian ‘Old Time Music Hall’ All the songs you love to sing and the jokes you love to hear. A joyous trip down memory lane. Two hours of song, dance, magic and laughter all in the capable hands of your elegantly waistcoated Chairman. Beautiful costumes, song sheets, an unmissable show! “ The City’s standard bearers for old-school Music Hall... This is cutting edge Victoriana...rich in the eccentricities beloved by the British and their visitors ” - Time Out
Fresh from his sold out headline show in Belfast’s SSE Arena, Northern Ireland comedy sensation Paddy Raff takes his popular brand of stand-up & musical comedy on the road. Accompanied by his guitar, ’Raff Out Loud’ showcases brand new material with the most popular songs & stories from Paddy’s meteoric 2-year rise on the NI comedy scene.
"Juliette Burton was on tour in March 2020... Then her tour, our lives, our world was Redefined. Her original show was all about what happened when everything steadfast in her life back in 2018 vanished and how she re-evaluated how she defined her love, life and labels. Now she's back to explore how 2020 has Redefined EVERYTHING." How would you define yourself in these strange times? As seen & heard on BBC One, ITV, Radio 4 & Radio 5 Live. "Burton drips with charm – joyous" The Times "Huge talent" ★★★★★ Daily Mirror ★★★★★ Sunday Mail ★★★★★ Voice Mag
Perhaps the most important person on a comedy bill is the compere. A weak MC can destroy an otherwise strong line up - and a good MC can make a mediocre night great! A good comic isn't always a good compere, but a good compere usually becomes a brilliant comic. There is no better way to turbo- charge your development as a comedian! Spend the three days with Logan Murray as he gives you the benefit of his knowledge of over two decades of MC'ing events around the World. From dealing with 3,000 boisterous and/or hungover people at the Glastonbury Festival Comedy Tent to most of the major clubs in London, let him share with you the tricks he's discovered (and warn you about the mistakes he's made!). The sessions will be mainly taken up with a series of practical exercises and games designed to get you to interact better with crowds. It's all about spontaneity, interaction, listening to your audience and charming the pants off them. Compering is a wonderful, life-long skill in which there is always something new to learn - but why not hit the ground running by picking up a few tips and techniques that might speed up the process? Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment! Course Dates - Saturday 3rd, Sunday 11th & 18th April 2021
"Logan Murray's courses in stand-up do more than teach comedy - his students discover themselves." - New Statesman Logan has taught Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdecombe, Andi Osho, Luisa Omielan, Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Kavan Novak, Ed Petrie, Ed Aczel, Kirsten O’Brien, Rik Edwards, Paco Erhard, Anna Crilley, Hollie Walsh, Miriam Elia, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jessica Knappett, and thousands more. Past participants have gone on to win every major comedy award. Perhaps that’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded comedy workshops in Europe. Logan takes a special pride in helping you unlock your own unique comic voice. He will encourage you to be the best comedian you can possibly be. This six session course gives you a chance to go deeper into the art and craft of making people laugh. From finding your creative inspiration to learning the building blocks of jokes, these sessions will help you become a better writer and performer. But perhaps the best reason to do this course is that it will be one of the most satisfying things you do in your life. You will laugh more, you will play more and you will learn more about your creative processes than you ever thought possible. Course Dates - 16th, 23rd, 30th May, 6th, 13th & 20th June 2021
"Logan Murray's courses in stand-up do more than teach comedy - his students discover themselves." - New Statesman Logan has taught Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdecombe, Andi Osho, Luisa Omielan, Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Kavan Novak, Ed Petrie, Ed Aczel, Kirsten O’Brien, Rik Edwards, Paco Erhard, Anna Crilley, Hollie Walsh, Miriam Elia, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jessica Knappett, and thousands more. Past participants have gone on to win every major comedy award. Perhaps that’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded comedy workshops in Europe. Logan takes a special pride in helping you unlock your own unique comic voice. He will encourage you to be the best comedian you can possibly be. This six session course gives you a chance to go deeper into the art and craft of making people laugh. From finding your creative inspiration to learning the building blocks of jokes, these sessions will help you become a better writer and performer. But perhaps the best reason to do this course is that it will be one of the most satisfying things you do in your life. You will laugh more, you will play more and you will learn more about your creative processes than you ever thought possible. Course Dates - 10th, 17th, 24th April, 1st, 8th, 15th May 2021 - Showcase 19th May 2021
Sam Carlyle: My Life and Other Jokes is a fun evening of storytelling through song and over gesticulation. You may be asking “Who even is Sam Carlyle?” right now, but after this cabaret you’ll certainly know her name (along with way too much else…) So come on down for an hour of mortifying stories, ranging from disastrous dates to toilet nightmares and beyond, and a song list you’ll know and love! You are sure to leave comforted that these things happen to everyone or beaming away because at least these things haven’t happened to you!
Eliott doesn't care for sex. He enjoys doing people as much as he enjoys doing taxes (not at all), yet for all his life has faced nothing but ridicule. But in peculiarity lies comedy, and Simpson has it in Spades. With tales of gender, stakes, queerness and cakes, Simpson will widen your eyes to the life of an asexual man living in a sex-obsessed world. So come along, keep on your thong, and enjoy the only show completely absent of dick jokes...okay there are some but they’re very intellectual... “ Absurd and Accessible ” - The Norwich Radical " Weird as f**k " - Janey Godley Sell-out Show Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2019 " Offbeat, wacky and unpredictable " - TheWeeReview.com " Instantly likeable... succeeds in finding the right balance between being informative and hilarious " - ArtsYork.co.uk 16+ Eliott doesn't care for sex. He enjoys doing people as much as he enjoys doing taxes (not at all), yet for all his life has faced nothing but ridicule. But in peculiarity lies comedy, and Simpson has it in Spades. With tales of gender, stakes, queerness and cakes, Simpson will widen your eyes to the life of an asexual man living in a sex-obsessed world. So come along, keep on your thong, and enjoy the only show completely absent of dick jokes...okay there are some but they’re very intellectual... “Absurd and Accessible” (The Norwich Radical) "Weird as f**k" (Janey Godley) Sell-out show (Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2019) "Offbeat, wacky and unpredictable" (TheWeeReview.com) "Instantly likeable... succeeds in finding the right balance between being informative and hilarious" (ArtsYork.co.uk)
Hi-De-Hi, David Croft and Jimmy Perry's spirited love letter to the declining days of the British holiday camp, was first broadcast in the January of 1980 and proved an instant success. In a unique and exciting Museum of Comedy event that is bound to sell out very quickly, we are delighted to be joined by Su Pollard, who shot to stardom as the eager-to-please chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw, and Jeffrey Holland, who spent nearly a decade wearing funny costumes and falling in to the Olympic-sized swimming pool as camp comic Spike Dixon. As well as fond memories of Hi-De-Hi, Su and Jeffrey will share tales of You Rang, M'Lord, the series that reunited them with the late Paul Shane; as well as Oh, Doctor Beeching! which, twenty five years ago, once more cast the trio of comedy favourites. Just this last pantomime season Su and Jeffrey were back on stage together, starring in Dick Whittington at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. The production was a box office smash. This intimate and affectionate, clip-laden chat, chaired by Britain's comedy historian Robert Ross, promises to be a show not to be missed!
Scott Capurro’s skills pandemic-surviving were honed in the 80s when all his friends died from AIDS. Covid-19, then, has been not only a breathless breeze, but another chance to grind comedy fodder out of human misery and desperation.
Kitty doesn't want to grow up. The older she gets, the more abnormal she feels. This comical drama explores deep questions about growing up, and whether anything about that bizarre process could ever be considered “normal”. ‘Growing Pains’ is a coming-of-age comical drama, exploring the challenges of peer pressure, feminism, mental health, and the reality of letting go of childhood. Told through a series of flashback monologues, which interweave around the adventures of Kitty’s childhood toys, this play delves into memorable and embarrassing experiences all of us go through when transitioning from child to adult. What do you do when puberty hits you in the face before you’re even ready for it?
Matt Hutson is a sweet, sensitive boy with too many feelings and a heart of gold. It's his main thing and all he talks about so you know it's true. When he's not telling you about one of the times he cried in the woods, he writes songs of astounding beauty that demonstrate his incredible emotional depth and intellectual range. Matt has reached the Musical Comedy Awards final for the past three years - that's 2017/2018/2019, taking third place in 2017. " Emotional but hilarious " - British Comedy Guide " It's proper songwriting " - Chortle
First hour of stand up from Maddie Campion; a show about career choices, billionaires, and the hustle. Praise for Campion: “ Very inventive and dry writer ” ★★★★ - Funny Women “ A show like no other ” - Daily Info “ Fresh faced delivery and sprinkling of quirkiness ” - The List As seen/heard of BBC Three, Buzzfeed, Radio 4xtra, and The Next Step.
KAT & KAT will take you on a journey to How to be a Hoe in the Whoreing Twenties! No topic is off limits - everything from how to avoid f*ck boys on Tinder to how to seal the D-eal on a date. Expect sexy stand-up and hilarious live sketches from the comedy duo! Everyone is welcome here, if you like sex and laughter this is the show for you! " Will leave you crying with laughter " - Secret London " Authenticity and rawness written all over " - Female Arts “ As featured on US Rapper Cardi B's Instagram, Get Pulped & Wall of Comedy ”
Join Max Turner Prize and Get Up, Stand Up Semi Finalist Lyle Barke for a series of embarrassing and often sordid tales. He'll delve into his wife (not literally), his often talked about "potential," and hardcore internet pornography, all intertwined with quotes from his 86 year old Nan. An in depth look into Lyle's shortcomings as a human man. Despite being given a huge leg up in life by being born a white middle class male, Lyle has never lived up to what was expected of him. A show about leaving your potential well alone, as trying to live up to it may prove very disappointing. And then suddenly you're 30. Lyle has previously been a support act for the likes of Rhys James, John Kearns, Tony Law, Lou Sanders, Paul F Taylor, Alex Edelman and Dane Baptiste. 'Superb Comic Performance.' PleaseMindTheBlog 'Great stage presence. This guy is NOT shit!' Leo Kearse *Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Quarter Finalist 2018 *Max Turner Prize Semi Finalist 2019, 2020 * Get Up, Stand Up Semi Finalist 2019 * Honk Show Finalist 2020
Tired of living for other people’s approval, Siân decides to impress an octopus instead. A new gleefully absurdist alternative comedy romp through climate crisis, people- pleasing and squid. BBC New Comedy Award Nominee 2019 ★★★★“Joy and bewilderment in equal measure” - The Skinny ★★★★“ Siân Docksey has got her weird in order” - Funny Women “Silly, nonsensical, political, feminist, and weird.” - One4Review Siân Docksey is a queer surrealist comedian with political punch. As heard on BBC Radio 4, nominated for BBC New Comedy Award 2019.
****Please note this is an online performance, you will be supplied with a zoom link to watch the show, if you wish to see Juliette in person she will be with us in April 2021*** "Juliette Burton was on tour in March 2020... Then her tour, our lives, our world was Redefined. Her original show was all about what happened when everything steadfast in her life back in 2018 vanished and how she re-evaluated how she defined her love, life and labels. Now she's back to explore how 2020 has Redefined EVERYTHING." How would you define yourself in these strange times? As seen & heard on BBC One, ITV, Radio 4 & Radio 5 Live. " Burton drips with charm – joyous " The Times " Huge talent " ★★★★★ Daily Mirror ★★★★★ Sunday Mail ★★★★★ Voice Mag
This lockdown is definitely going to be over by December, right? Join award-winning punslinger Darren Walsh for some “stand-up covidy”, a ‘best of’ knees-up celebrating the end of the quarantine. Darren uses sound effects, video sketches, one-liners and improvised jokes based off audience suggestions. As seen on: • ITV’s Out There • BBC's iWonder • 'BBC Edinburgh Festivals Presents' Awards: • Best Joke Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019 • Dave - Top 10 Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2018 • Dave - Funniest Joke of the Fringe 2015 • UK's First Pun Champion • Top 10 Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe in The Guardian, The Mirror & The Scotsman. Quotes: • "the most pun you can have with your clothes on. Punbelievable!" ★★★★★ - The Mirror • ★★★★ - Sunday Express • ★★★★ - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine • "A tall guy with a big talent for short jokes" - The Stage • "Unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns." - Chortle • " Walsh is all set to become the new ruler of the comedy kingdom" ★★★★ - Broadway Baby • "Spot-on comic timing and really imaginative use of special effects" ★★★★ - Bath Echo More info at: http://darrenwalsh.co.uk
To launch the book and showcase the podcast, I’m hosting a live event at the Museum of Comedy in Bloomsbury which will feature some of my favourite subjects including Larry Lamb who will join an all star panel to contribute to lively conversation surrounding the entertainment industry as a whole.
Detroit comedian Mike Geeter is coming bringing the funny to MoC! As an Ivy League dropout and community college graduate from Pontiac, MI, Mike brings a pointed look at life, family, and relationships that few others can…or should. From his upbringing in a family with 17 children to discussing his life as a father, Mike’s comedy is jagged wit mixed with a smooth delivery. Mike has headlined some of the finest comedy venues in the country and has worked with such outstanding comedians as Kevin Hart, Hannibal Burress, Natasha Leggero, Jim Norton, and Rickey Smiley, to name a few. Mike was featured on Fox Television’s comedy showcase “Laughs” (Season 1) and the Detroit episode of “Kevin Hart Presents: Hart Of The City 2” on Comedy Central (Season 2). Mike has recently released his first full length comedy CD “The Charm Offensive” available on all digital platforms.
Clive St.James is the UK's No.1 tribute to the late great Tommy Cooper & This warm, affectionate look back at Tom's life is brimming with anecdotes about the great man. Then it's cabaret time with all the best jokes and tricks. As Clive is a member of the world famous Magic Circle he will give you a peek of what Tom could do behind the scenes! 'Clive is a very funny man' - Chris Evans, The One Show www.clivestjames.co.uk
Comedy ventriloquist Steve Hewlett brings his own style of comedy to the Ventriloquist world and his stuffed friends tag along for hilarious situations and improvisation if needed. “ Steve is a True Artist” - Kenny G “That was Genius!” - Comedian Ross Noble “ Very Funny” - HRH Prince William
Award-winning performer and viral YouTube sensation Chris Turner presents his most ambitious show yet: a one-man comedy and hip-hop spectacular. Jaw-dropping freestyles, hilarious stand-up, and dextrous raps combine for an hour of high-octane musical comedy that will have even the most avowed Kanye-haters nodding their heads to the beat. A UK-born, USA-based improv superstar, Chris has spent the last year selling out shows in Los Angeles, writing for Epic Rap Battles of History, and headlining shows at New York’s world famous Comedy Cellar. "The UK's finest freestyle rapper" - Metro "A virtuoso ... a hip-hop machine" - The Guardian "Mind-bendingly flawless" ★★★★★ - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine "Think rap isn't your thing? Take a deep breath and think again. Let Chris Turner freestyle his way into your schedule" - Orlando Sentinel, 2019.
No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! Following 4 hit years at the Edinburgh Fringe ("The slickest and quickest improv at the [Edinburgh] Fringe" - Wee Review 2019) The improvised comedy murder mystery is back! Delve into a world of comedy and crime and put these improvisers through their paces. Crime Scene Improvisation creates a 100% 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. "Innovation and top-tier entertainment" ★★★★★ - The Wee Review "A spectacular must see" ★★★★★ - Bunbury Magazine "Spontaneous mastery" ★★★★ - Fringebiscuit
After two consecutive sell-out years, Carl returns with a brand new show! Expect stories, observations & audience interaction. Always an exciting night, join this dynamic and versatile performer for a truly unmissable evening of comedy. “One to watch” list 2019 - Chortle “Captivating… Outstanding… An all-round comic” ★★★★★ - One4Review “Joyously funny… Great self-effacing warmth… Brilliant characterisations & expert timing” ★★★★ - Theatre Bath
The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing near you! Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props & set and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers. Travel on an adventure everyone can enjoy made entirely from your suggestions. Allons-y! ★★★★★ " Laughter so hard the seating shook " - One4Review ★★★★★ " A must see " - Scottish Field ★★★★ " The Doctor would approve " - BroadwayBaby " A talented cast, sharp improv skills and a slick live soundscape " - Radio Times " A splendid, inventive contagiously funny show... I’ll go again! " - Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers)
The first solo show from Harjeet Cheema , progressing from the legendary London Bridge nights that have brought in a regular crowd over the last couple of years. He’ll talk through his favourite subjects, politics, existentialism, human interaction and, of course, fried chicken.
Gary Faulds is taking his brand new show on the road in 2020 for his biggest tour to date! His 2019 tour performed to sold out crowds all over the country including a massive hometown show at the iconic Armadillo in Glasgow. Gary’s new show will feature a host of relatable, hilarious stories which cover everything from life as an almost celebrity, to juggling his day job as a taxi driver with his rapidly growing comedy career! Most well known for his viral Facebook videos, Gary’s material really comes to life on stage in front of an audience. Now embarking on his third live tour, Gary’s fantastic live shows continue to attract crowds in their thousands year after year. Come along and see why Gary is quickly becoming one of the breakout stars of Scottish comedy!
Jonny Awsum shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent with his performances of ‘This Is A Musical’ with Ant and Dec, and ‘The Triangle Song’ with David Walliams, winning standing ovations and unanimous approval from the judges and achieving over 50 million online views of his performances. Following BGT, Jonny enjoyed a whirlwind 18 months including a sell-out, five-star-reviewed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, a starring role in his first pantomime and tour support to both Lost Voice Guy and Tape Face on their hit UK theatre tours. After being inundated with requests to perform his own tour, Jonny is delighted to announce that he’s finally coming to town! His very first solo tour will include brand new material together with the greatest hits from his TV and comedy club sets. Please note this show is not suitable for kids. Recommended age 14+. “Brilliantly inventive…we couldn’t want for anything more!” – David Walliams “A fun-filled show that will have you grinning from ear to ear” - ★★★★★ Three Weeks “Absolutely brilliant!” – Amanda Holden “Guaranteed to lift your spirits” - ★★★★★ Daily Mirror
The Final Show of Logan Murray’s Stand Up Course. Logan has taught loads of famous people to do Comedy, so come and watch the stars of tomorrow take their first fledgling steps into Showbiz. In future years, you’ll be able to tell people you saw them at their very first gig. You will be pleasantly surprised how funny all the acts are.
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