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From frocks to frock coats with Lipservice

THE award-winning Bronte spoof Withering Looks is back on tour this autumn, and its first date in our region is 25th October at Swindon. Lipservice is  Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, hailed as Britain’s favourite literary lunatics, and they just couldn’t resist the urge to dust off their crinolines, wear flattering bonnets and sit at…

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Graffiti over musical elitism

GRAFFITI Classics, the group that burst the elitist boundaries of the traditional string quartet with its hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy show, returns to Dorchester Corn Exchange on Saturday 27th October. Listen out for 16 strings, eight dancing feet and four voices as they make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating for everyone, young…

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Chris Ramsey at Christchurch and touring

POPULAR star of Comedy Central, comedian Chris Ramsey makes his first visit to the Regent Centre at Christchurch on Monday 22nd October, as part of his Chris Ramsey Live 2018 tour. Also known as the only person to ever put Katie Hopkins in her place; Chris Ramsey Ramsey began his career in comedy in 2007…

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The perils of parenthood

PARENTHOOD is a crafty beast, says Sam Avery. The second you master something it changes the game, so you’re rubbish at it again. So now he is going out on the road to share his trials and tribulations, stopping off at Bristol’s Hen and Chicken on Friday 19th October and the McMillan Theatre at Bridgwater…

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Andy Askins headlines at Poole

A REGULAR guest on the John Bishop Show, the diminutive Andy Askins is the headline comedian at the monthly Coastal Comedy at Poole’s Lighthouse Centre for the Arts on Saturday 13th October. The stand-up show in the Sherling Studio always features a television headliner and two other professional comedians, and is hosted by local comedian…

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Two go mad in Iceland

COMEDIANS Adrian Edmond­son and Nigel Planer head for Bath Theatre Royal from 15th to 20th October, to perform their new play, Vulcan 7. The pair are reunited on stage the new comedy drama, directed by Steven Marmion. Adrian and Nigel first shot to fame in the 1980s in The Comic Strip Presents … and as Vyvyan…

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Giants of science? Not quite Brian Cox!

THE hilarious Bristol-based duo of Howard Coggins and Stu Mcloughlin – known as Living Spit – follow their comic deconstructions of the Tudors and the New Testament by applying their great brains to the vast subject of science and the results will be on the whiteboard across Dorset from 18th to 21st October. But don’t…

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Star turns for Lyme Comedy Club

THE October Lyme Regis Comedy Club at the Marine Theatre on Friday 26th October features two star turns – Britain’s Got Talent finalist Daniel Postill and the 2014 English comedian of the year Jack Campbell. Danny Postill wowed the talent show’s audience in 2015, drawing praise from Simon Cowell –  “I think you got a…

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Hit podcast on stage

JAMIE Laing and Francis Boulle are touring the UK with a show based on their hit podcast, Private Parts Live, and it will be performed at Bristol University on Friday 12th, Bridgwater College on Wednesday 17th and South­amp­ton Nuffield (City) on Friday 19th October. Jamie and Francis are treading the boards for the first time…

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Dylan Moran on tour

IRISH comedian Dylan Moran is on a UK and Ireland tour including dates at Bristol Hippodrome on Saturday 20th October, Exeter Corn Exchange on Sunday 21st and the Octagon Theatre at Yeovil on Saturday 24th November. In this new show, Dr Cosmos, Moran offers his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities…

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