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GRAINNE MAGUIRE: Great People Making Great Choices (Ages 16+) EARLY BIRD £9
Grainne Maguire : Great People Making Great Choices

Wednesday 8 March, 7.45pm

Tickets £13, Reductions £11

Gráinne made global headlines tweeting about her menstrual cycle to the Irish Taoiseach - and people say female comedians shouldn't tell period jokes? Nominated for Best Show at Leicester Comedy Festival. As seen on Question Time, The Daily Politics, Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience and heard on BBC Radio 4's Now Show. Writer for Dead Ringers, News Quiz and Newsjack. 'An exciting and original voice' (Fest).

 'An exceptional comedy mind with a terrific comedy intelligence'  Skinny

08/03/2017 7:45 PM
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (abridged)
Thursday 9 March, 7.30pm

Tickets £19, Reductions £17

Reduced Shakespeare Company and Seabright Productions present
William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)
By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor

Acclaimed stars of the West End stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, are back with another barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage – as seen through the eyes of three Americans wearing trainers.

In a better-late-than-never nod to Will’s 400th anniversary, the bad boys of abridgement present this ‘new’ play by the man himself, as discovered in a Leicester car park! All of the Bard's greatest characters and plots feature in this single work of dramatic genius, that he later decided to turn into 37 separate plays - in a move that Hollywood studios would have admired, if they'd been around in the 16th century.

The play, mercifully abridged by the RSC from its full hundred hour running time to a more palatable ninety minutes, embarks on its debut UK tour following world premiere seasons at the renowned Folger Shakespeare Library and the Edinburgh Fringe.

"Hilarious, outrageous fun! A romp of epic proportions."  ****Edinburgh Guide
'Top-notch comic deconstruction of Shakespeare!’ **** The Stage

‘Reduced Shakespeare Company shows are non-stop gag-fests and Long Lost is no different!’ Sonoma Gazette

If you like Shakespeare, you'll love this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you'll love this show! THE TODAY SHOW

www.LongLostPlay.com
09/03/2017 7:30 PM
ROB AUTON: The Sleep Show (PG) Early Bird £9
Rob Auton: The Sleep Show 

 
Thursday 16 March 2017, 7.45pm
Tickets £11

This show is about sleep. It is suitable for those who have slept. Following on from 2012's The Yellow Show, 2013's The Sky Show, 2014's The Face Show, 2015's The Water Show, award-winning writer and performer Rob Auton returns with 2016's The Sleep Show. 

‘Entirely compelling to watch’ (Daniel Kitson).

‘Just sad’ (Vanessa Feltz). 

‘We need him’ (Scotsman). 

 ‘A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot.’ (Guardian). 

‘Talented, eccentric, very funny, very real, very human artist takes the viewer on a tour of his view of the world of sleep’ (The Upcoming)
 
‘Like watching a kid caught in the stage lights of his first Nativity’ (Venue.co.uk).

16/03/2017 7:45 PM
CARL DONNELLY: Bad Man Tings (Ages 16+)

Wednesday 29th March at 7.45pm

Tickets - £13, Early Bird Offer - £9

Join twice Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated Carl Donnelly for an all new hour of funnies as he takes us through his thoughts on reaching the ripe old age of 34, the age that is statistically the happiest of your life. Following the mess that was his late twenties and early thirties (involving divorce, depression, hallucinogens and worse) Carl has now seemingly found peace in being a vegetable planting, self-hating liberal with a wide array of useless kitchen utensils and is trying to work out which life he prefers.

 

“Observational Genius” The Guardian


“A touching and hilarious account of embarrassment and the fragility of modern masculinity”

**** The Sunday Times


“This man is a rare creature – he is inherently funny, and his stand-up feels natural and free flowing…proper tears-in-the-eyes, laugh-out-loud funny” ***** Broadway Baby


“Donnelly can provoke laughter out of anything” **** The Scotsman


“Donnelly has an unerring gift for mining consistent belly laughs. His genuinely cheerful demeanour is infectious” **** The List


29/03/2017 7:45 PM
COMEDY SHED (Acts may be changed from those advertised)

Friday 24 February
Doors open at 7.45pm
First act at 8.15pm


Bring your colleagues and bring your friends for a shed load of laughs!

This relaxed cabaret-style comedy club on the last Friday of the month offers you the chance to enjoy a drink and sit back and relax, with three professional comedians ready to entertain you. Previous acts have included Alan Carr, Michael McIntyre, Lucy Porter, Nick Helm, Russell Kane and many more.

The below comedians are booked to appear in February. (The comedians that appear in Comedy Shed are provided by Off the Kerb and are sometimes replaced at the last minute without any notification. They are, however, all professional comedians on the stand-up circuit.)


Dougie Dunlop

Dougie's precision humour is delivered with great warmth, and he’s been selected by many high profile comics, both old school and new, to support them on tour.

“Dougie has a rare ability to tell jokes about ordinary things and be hilarious!” Edinburgh Evening News

Brennan Reece

Brennan Reece was crowned English Comedian Of The Year 2015, a year after bing a finalist in the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards. A Birmingham School of Acting graduate, he turned to stand-up in 2010 and won the Beat The Frog World Series in Manchester that same year.


Phil Jerrod

Phil recently won the Best New Act and Best New Show awards respectively at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival.

Phil Jerrod began his stand-up career underneath an Angus Steakhouse in 2012. Since then he has failed his PhD, walked out of his job in publishing and been entertaining audiences up and down the country with his elegant rants on the often unfathomable problems of modern life. His innovative stream-of-consciousness style, inspired by a harsh upbringing in the cruel and unforgiving conditions of middle-class rural Warwickshire.




£13 - Postage charges apply


The comedians that appear in Comedy Shed are provided by Off the Kerb and are sometimes replaced at the last minute without any notification. They are, however, all professional comedians on the stand-up circuit.

Videos may contain strong language or adult themes.




31/03/2017 to 30/06/2017
DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH
Le Navet Bete
Dracula: The Bloody Truth

Thursday 27 April, 7.30pm

Tickets £14, Reductions £12 
Drama Pass is also applicable - The more dramas you book for the cheaper each one gets!

Hilarious, physical and totally accessible comedy theatre using creative and engaging storytelling. This brand new comedy theatre show will take you on a journey across Europe from the dark and sinister Transylvanian mountains to the awkwardly charming seaside town of Whitby. The frantic Van Helsing and his three amateur actors try to stage a life-changing, factual theatrical production of the events of Dracula, which promises to have the vampires back in the ground and leave you flying high.

One of the most popular street theatre acts at last year’s Big Splash festival in Newport, the company return with a full on comedy show. 

Age Guide 7+

27/04/2017 7:30 PM
KATY BRAND - I Was A Teenage Christian (Recommended Ages 16+)

Friday 5th May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £14

Katy Brand’s hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian is an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of her self-imposed conversion and total immersion in evangelical Christianity.

 

One Sunday, aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. From then on she attended church four times a week. For seven years she put the 'fun' into fundamentalism…and the 'mental'. She was an obnoxious, self-important dick, but at least she knew she was going to heaven. Now she's not so sure.  Katy will relive her glory days of certainty and judgement (and unrequited love…) whilst trying to figure out what the hell was going on in her own head.

 

Katy Brand performed her first professional comedy gig in a London pub in 2004, before joining acclaimed sketch comedy troupe Ealing Live!, and touring around the country with her own show.  She won a British Comedy award for her TV sketch series Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show in 2008 and has since written for and appeared in numerous films, TV programmes and radio shows.  Her first novel, Brenda Monk is Funny, was published in 2014.  She has worked as a journalist, screen writer, actor, comedian and director.  She really wanted to be an astronaut but didn’t have the maths.  She also once dressed up as Beyonce on national television and very nearly got away with it…

Age Guidance 16+

 

‘The church’s loss is comedy’s gain…’ Evening Standard

‘Intelligent storytelling…she makes us hang on her every word’  The Times

 

★★★★ The Metro

★★★★ The Skinny

05/05/2017 7:30 PM
STEPHEN BAILEY: Nations Sweetheart

Thursday 11th May at 7.45pm
Early Bird price - £9

The Amused Moose Comedy Award Best Show Nominee and ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record) returns with one of his infamous gossips as he continues on his quest to become the nation’s sweetheart and he attempts to bring back the art of conversation. As seen on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On the Side, and supporting Katherine Ryan on her UK tour.

 

‘He has charisma, he has his own style, he has a wicked line in material and the ability to go off-piste with crowd work that is achingly funny’ **** One4Review.co.uk

11/05/2017 7:45 PM
JARLATH REGAN: Arseways (Ages 16+) Early Bird Offer £9
Jarlath Regan - Arseways
This show has been postponed until:
Thursday 8 June 2017, 7.45pm

Tickets: £13, Reductions £11

As seen on ITV's Live At The Palladium, Jarlath Regan presents a celebration of screwing up. It's an ode to making a balls of it, an hour of “ sublime standup” (Evening Standard) in praise of failing and failing better while flicking the V sign to everyone focussed on being perfect.

“Always one of the fastest and funniest shows at the festival” (Jason Byrne)
***** “Hilarious”  Independent

**** “Side-splitting stuff” Metro

“More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in an hour” Herald
Recommended by the Times, Guardian, Telegraph and Marc Maron.

Independent’s Top 20 Jokes Of The Fringe.
(Creator of the Award Winning Irishman Abroad Podcast.)

08/06/2017 7:45 PM