MARK THOMAS: BLACK AND WHITE (Ages 16+)
Friday 18 November 2022 at 8pm
Tickets - £19, concessions - £11
Expect creative fun from one of our oldest surviving alternative comics. Taking down politicians. Mucking about. New ideas and finding HOPE. This award-winning comedian (is there any other type?) asks how did we get here? What are we going to do about it? Who’s up for a sing song? After lockdowns and isolation this show is about the simple act of being in a room together and toppling international capitalism.
“You’ll leave recommitted to the fight against this appalling authoritarian government,
to keep that tradition alive.” Guardian 2021
When & Where
Thursday 14 July at 8pm
Tickets - £13.25, concessions - £11.25
Stifled by life inmiddle-class India, Krishnan takes a gap year to Britain to find himself. What does his journey teach him about himself and the world? And what happens when he falls in love with a native?
Pariah Khan is a writer, performer and professional wrestling manager. He was voted one of Bristol's 24 most influential young people for his work in theatre and comedy and was chosen by BBC Three as one of the UK's top 50 creative young people in the UK.
Written & Performed by Pariah Khan
Directed by Eduardo Gama
Saturday 16 July at 7.30pm, running time approximately 2 hours
Tickets - £22
Mr P has been a primary school teacher for over 12 years. He still works part-time in school and leads training in schools all over the UK and beyond. From sharing ideas and funny insights into life in the classroom, he has now become one of the most followed teachers on social media in the UK.
3 years ago, alongside his younger brother (who also works in a school) he started the award-winning podcast - Two Mr Ps in a Podcast. In a year, it has been the number one education podcast and amassed over 4 million listens. Their debut book - ‘Put A Wet Paper Towel On It - The Weird and Wonderful World of Primary Schools’ is a Sunday Times Best Seller.
Sharing funny stories from the front line of teaching, this live show will see the Two Mr Ps reminiscing on their own school days and looking at the wonderful and hilarious world of education. Anyone who went to school will enjoy and relate to this brilliant new show.
Tickets - £8 in advance, £10 on the door
Tuesday 26 July at 11.30am
The journey of parenthood is a magical and maddening one so what better way to cope with it than through stand up comedy! AFTERMIRTH is an adult comedy club that you can bring your baby to.
Each month we’ll have 3 top circuit comedians delivering their usual club routines so the material is mature and sweary with the odd birth story flash back.... The only difference is it’s during the day. Babies under 18 months are welcome, but please don’t bring older toddlers because they tend to heckle!
This special daytime gig has reduced amplification and a dimmed room so no one will notice those red eyes from sleepless nights.You’re encouraged to bottle, breast or Haribo feed and you can walk about or shake Mittens the Special Rabbit in order to soothe your offspring and no one will moan or mutter if your little one cries or screams.
There’s snacks and drinks available in the cafe too so treat yourself to cake and a Prosecco, you deserve it!
The gig is also open to parents, Aunts, Uncles, Grans, carers, in fact anyone who needs some daytime comedy and doesn’t mind some cute babies in attendance.
There’s limited space, ditch the buggy and bring a sling if you can.
Friday 29 July
Doors open at 7.45pm
First act at 8.15pm
Tickets - £15
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.
Tuesday 20 September at 7.30pm
Tickets - £27
The Mother of all shows. Whether it’s leaving the house without your Bra, crying in the Supermarket aisles for no reason or secretly thinking you had given birth to E.T, you won’t feel alone when listening to these women portray the “beauty” of bringing new life into the world… or forgetting where they left it. An uplifting, honest heart-warming show that will have you both roaring with laughter and reaching for the tissues.
Wednesday 5 October 2022 at 7.30pm
Tickets - £22
Dom Joly returned to theatres in 2020 to a string of sold-out shows. His Holiday Snaps tour was a rip-roaring travelogue featuring stories from his childhood home in the Lebanon – where he went to school with Osama Bin Laden – to North Korea, Chernobyl and Cambodia. Dom has remained enormously popular since his hit Channel 4 show, Trigger Happy TV, which was sold to 70 countries. His three travel books and regular reality TV appearances have brought him to a wider audience. Dom's '22 tour will also preview his forthcoming new book, Such Miserable Weather, which features stories about the towns and theatres he visited in 2020.
Saturday 12 November at 8pm
Tickets - £17.50
Change is always hard and what better person to lead the men, selflessly by the hand into the new world than TV’s Jayde Adams.
Multi award winning comedian and actress, Jayde Adams’ critically-acclaimed special was released on Amazon Prime to worldwide applause, was longlisted for an Emmy and has amassedover 156 million views.
Jayde stars in Sophie Willan’s BAFTA winning TV series Alma’s Not Normal (BBC Two), the upcoming Take That movie Greatest Days and also stars in Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens (Amazon Prime) She is the co-host of the BAFTA nominated series Snackmasters and Netflix smash hit, Crazy Delicious.
Was Friday 13th May 2022 at 8pm, now postponed until Thursday 16th February 2023
Tickets - £16.50
Recently described by the Evening Standard as “Live Comedy’s best kept secret” Scott Bennett has been blazing a trail through the stand-up circuit for the best part of a decade. He’s written for many high profile acts such as Chris Ramsey and Jason Manford, and recently recorded his debut on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo. In massive demand as a comedy writer and with regular appearances on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show, Scott is an act on the verge of breaking through into the big time.
Leicester Comedy Festival “Best Show” Nominee, 2019 and 2020.
Comedians Comedian 2020.
“Great Material, great delivery, a very funny man" Rob Brydon
“A Joy to watch” Chris Ramsey
“Flashes of Peter Kay, Jason Manford and John Bishop” Beyond a Joke
Saturday 4th March 2023 at 8pm
Tickets - £21
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