Make ’em Laugh

What’s my legacy?

RADIO and television favourite Lucy Porter comes to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 16th February with a new show. Lucy, a regular contributor on QI, Room 101, Live at the Apollo and Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show, is always warm, witty and thought-provoking. In the new show, she muses on what we…

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Valentine comedy at the Beehive

FUNNY Woman Award-winner Suzy Bennett heads the line-up for Honiton Beehive’s February comedy club on Thursday 14th. Billed as the antidote to Valentine’s Day, Suzy Bennett has a warm and chatty stage presence. After her appearance on Comedy Idol, Suzy was asked by Jimmy Carr to support him on his Gag Reflex tour and since…

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Infinite laughter with Mark Watson

MARK Thomas is back on tour with The Infinite Show, returning to indoor gigs after an eventful series of performances including being cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster and half-killed by Bear Grylls, with West Country dates starting at Uffculme on Friday 8th February and the Tivoli at Wimborne on Saturday 9th. Inspired by the basically…

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Dave Gorman’s Powerpoint presentation

DAVE Gorman has a way with technology and a unique ability to extract humour from one of the most hated tools of corporate management. He brings his new Powerpoint show to Bristol Hippodrome on Tuesday 5th February and Bournemouth Pavilion on Thursday 7th. With Great Powerpoint Comes Great Responsibilitypoint finds Dave combining his distinctive style…

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Rose-tinted laughs

POPULAR radio and television comedian Angela Barnes brings her new stand-up show, Rose-Tinted, to Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange on Friday 8th February at 8pm. Angela is always trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life – but it’s not as easy as you think! Since 2011, when Angela took the plunge…

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Entry Level Human Zoe at Frome

ONE of the top stand-up comedians on the circuit, Zoe Lyons brings her new tour, Entry Level Human, to the Merlin Theatre, Frome, on Friday 1st February at 7.45pm. The theatre management is delighted to welcome this extremely funny lady – all part of what they call “a concerted effort to put a gagging clause…

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Star impressionists at the Playhouse

YOU might think you’ve had enough of Boris and Theresa to last you a lifetime – but when Boris is Rory Bremner and Theresa is Jan Ravens, it’s a more enticing prospect. See these star impressionists at Salisbury Playhouse on Wednesday 30th January. Following their Edinburgh Fringe show in August, Bremner and Ravens are on…

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Ricky Gervais warms up at Bath

HOT off the press: Ricky Gervais is playing a warm-up gig for his new show, Supernature, at the Theatre Royal Bath on Sunday 24th February at 7.30pm. Comedian, actor, singer, director, producer and writer, Ricky Gervais first hit the nation’s collective attention with his appallingly funny creative David Brent in The Office. This became a…

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Paul McCaffrey tops Coastal Comedy bill

POOLE’s Lighthouse arts centre comedy club, Coastal Comedy, welcomes Paul McCaffrey as the headliner on Saturday 19th January, with support from Morgan Rees and Andy Field, and host Adrienne Coles. The monthly Coastal Comedy, at 8pm in the arts centre’s Sherling Studio, features three professional comedians with local comic Adrienne Coles. Widely tipped for the…

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Comedian’s Comedian at Lyme Comedy Club

STUART Goldsmith, who presents the podcast The Comedian’s Comedian, headlines Lyme Regis Comedy Club at the Marine Theatre on Saturday 19th January. Stuart started his career as a street performer, moving on to stand-up comedy and has also built a reputation as a highly skilled interviewer and engaging host. Previous guests on his podcast include…

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