Make ’em Laugh

Mark Thomas knows 50 things about …

COMEDIAN and political activist-commentator Mark Thomas is back ona national tour with a new show called 50 Things About Us, coming to two Devon venues, Exeter Corn Exchange on Wednesday 15th September and Plough Arts at Torrington on Thursday 23rd. The show has Mark’s trademark mix of storytelling, stand-up, mischief and well researched material to examine…

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A comedian’s secret life

THE secret life of one of Britain’s best-loved comedians is revealed in Howerd’s End, a new play by Mark Farrelly, coming to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on Thursday 9th September, at 8pm. Frankie Howerd was known for his hilarious facial expressions, high camp vocal tricks and risque asides. But he had a secret…

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Stuart Goldsmith at Lyme Comedy Club

FRINGE favourite and podcaster Stuart Goldsmith headlines Lyme Regis Comedy Club at the Marine Theatre on Sunday 19th September, supported by Jamie Hutchinson and Sally-Anne Hayward. Described in the Sunday Times as “an expert stand-up,” Stuart is an internationally award-winning comedian and writer, whose enthusiasm and natural charm conceal a quick wit honed by his…

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Bird flies into Lyme

ANDREW Bird, one of the rising stars of the UK comedy scene, headlines the comedy club at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, on Sunday 22nd August. Bird has been tour support for Rhod Gilbert, Rob Brydon and Michael McIntyre, on his recent arena tour including Wembley and the O2. He is also one of only…

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Bird flies into Lyme

ANDREW Bird, one of the rising stars of the UK comedy scene, headlines the August comedy club at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, on Sunday 22nd. Bird has been tour support for Rhod Gilbert, Rob Brydon and Michael McIntyre, on his recent arena tour including Wembley and the O2. He is also one of only…

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Buckle your swashes with Morgan and West

MORGAN and West, who have gained a keen following in Dorset with their dazzling magic and mathematical skills, take on one of the classic adventure stories for their show at Bridport’s Millennium Green on 29th July at 2pm and 7pm. Morgan And West present The Three Musketeers finds our heroes sharpening their swords, lacing their…

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Ed Byrne is being honest

FROM cookery shows to QI, Irish comedian Ed Byrne has been pretty busy during lockdown, but he’s back on the road, with his latest tour, coming to Bridport’s Electric Palace on 3rd July, a date rescheduled from the original March gig. Join Ed in his new show, If I’m Honest, as he takes a long…

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Have a laugh at Lyme

LYME Regis Comedy Club is back at the Marine Theatre on Saturday 26th June with the wacky duo, The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue. The two comedians, described as “a slim man and a fat man putting their bums in your face”, offer an anarchic set of fast-moving jokes with a lot of velvet, sandals…

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Who’s the Beast?

LIVING Spit, Howard Coggins and Stu McLoughlin, promise a “Disney-defying” version of the classic French fairytale, Beauty and the Beast, which they are touring around the West Country, in our area from 18th June. In the original, a bright and beautiful young woman is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. She learns to…

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Won’t you please come home

BILL Bailey, the Somerset-born  Strictly champion, musician, comedian and general treasure, has scheduled four concerts in the south west on his 2021/22 tour. Book quickly to see him at Plymouth Pavilions on 12th and 13th December, and Bournemouth BIC on 14th and 16th December.

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