Make ’em Laugh

A weekend of laughter at Wells

WELLS Comedy Festival returns over the bank holiday weekend, 26th to 28th May, with an line-up of A list comedians including Stewart Lee, Bridget Christie, Sara Pascoe, Richard Herring, James Acaster and Milton Jones. Venues for the packed weekend programme include the Little Theatre, the Globe Inn, Cedars Hall and the White Hart Hotel. The…

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A premier goon at Forest Arts

THE Anglo-Canadian comic Tony Law, who comes to Forest Arts Centre at New Milton on Thursday 11th May, is described as having “ a touch of Harry Hill” and “one of stand-up comedy’s premier goons.” Law has won three Chortle Awards and an Amused Moose Best Show award and was nominated for the Fosters Award,…

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Bob Mills at the Shelley

COMEDIAN Bob Mills, a veteran of some 30 years on the comedy scene, is coming to the Shelley Theatre at Boscombe on Friday 5th May. A regular on many television quiz and comedy shows, including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You, They Think It’s All Over and In Bed With Me…

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State of the Nation at the Marine

FORMER political adviser to several Labour luminaries, Ayesha Hazarika has returned to stand-up comedy and brings her show, State of the Nation, to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on 5th May. Born to Indian parents in Lanarkshire, Ayesha started her career in comedy, playing clubs across the country. Then she took what she thought…

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Shappi Khorsandi at Dorchester

COMEDIAN and author Shappi Khorsandi is celebrating the 40th anniversary of arriving in Britain with a tour in which she sends a love letter to her adopted country, including a date with Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange on 4th May. In the show, Oh My Country! Shappi reclaims patriotism and what it means to…

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Growing up with Russell Kane

RUSSELL Kane is the right man but the wrong age – or is that the right age and the wrong man. Either way this talented comedian wants you to believe that he may be growing up, when he brings his latest show to Bridport’s Electric Palace on Saturday 6th May. Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21?…

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Laura Lexx at Bridport

LAURA Lexx, rising star of the comedy scene who has been dubbed the “next generation Lucy Porter,” comes to the comedy cafe at Bridport Arts Centre on 3rd May at 8pm. One of the most exciting new comedians working today, she combines delightful middle class charm with a scathing wit, receiving national media attention last…

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Comedy’s Marmite man at the Tiv

COUNT Arthur Strong is one of those Marmite comedians – his fans adore him, but those of us who really don’t get it, well, we don’t get it. Make up your own mind when he comes with his live show to the Tivoli at Wimborne on Thursday 27th April at 8pm. The self-described showbiz legend…

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Hit comedians at Yeovil Octagon, Poole and Bristol

THERE’s a starry comedy line-up for the Octagon Theatre at Yeovil in April and early May, with gigs by Lee Nelson, the All-Star Stand-Ups, plus Jon Richardson and Chris Ramsey, who are already sold out. Lee Nelson has sold so well for 21st April that a second date, 22nd, has been added for his new…

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Living Spit race around Dorset

NOW established as one of the favourite theatre groups on the West Country touring scene, Living Spit – Stuart Mcloughlin and Howard Coggins – will be back in Dorset in May for an Artsreach tour of their new show, Tortoise vs Hare. The race is set, the heat is on… join Living Spit at the starting…

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