Make ’em Laugh

The highs, lows and laughs of parenthood

STAND-up comedian Sam Avery is a first-time parent, suffering all the traumas that go with the baby territory – so what does he do? He turns it into a live show, coming to Swindon Arts Centre, on Saturday 6th July. Sam has taken his hugely popular blog and best-selling book, The Learner Parent, and turned…

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Soho stand-up winner at Lyme Regis

THE headline act at the  comedy club at Lyme Regis’ Marine Theatre on Saturday 29th June is the Soho Stand Up Comedy Award winner, Vikki Stone. A regular on the John Bishop Show and The Now Show, Vikki is joined by Phil Lucas, Tom Glover, and Dan Thomas, the presenter of S4C’s Gwerthu Allan. Vikki…

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Improv comedy remix at Poole

THE Noise Next Door, the UK’s premier improv comedy group, are coming to Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre on Thursday 20th June with their new Remix show, in the Sherling Studio at 7.45pm. The crazy, talented quartet will split sides, blow minds and drop jaws as they transform audience suggestions into ferociously funny scenes and songs…

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Laughter by the sea

POOLE’s Coastal Comedy monthly club returns to the Sherling Studio at the Lighthouse arts centre on Saturday 15th June with another star-studded line-up, headed by Tez Ilyas (pictured), and hosted by Adrienne Coles.. Headliner Tez Ilyas has appeared on Mock the Week, Live at the BBC, Chris Ramsay’s Stand Up Central  and Comedy Central’s Roast…

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Tiger Lillies back in the south west

THE Tiger Lillies, hailed as the Godfathers of alternative cabaret, come to the end of the seven-venue British leg of their European tour with performances at Taunton Brew­house and Bath Komedia on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd June. Martyn Jacques founded the Tiger Lillies in 1989, and the trio’s current line up is multi-instrumentalist…

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What the hell is going on?

OVER more than 30 years with the BBC, Jeremy Vine thought he had pretty seen it all – and reported on it. But now he finds himself all at sea, as he entertainingly describes in his one-man stage show, What The Hell is Going On?, coming to the Regent Centre at Christchurch on Friday 14th…

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Kumar and friends will tickle your Funny Bones

NISH Kumar heads to Bristol on Sunday 16th June, for Funny Bones at Bristol Hippodrome, raising money for Above & Beyond, the official charity for Bristol city centre hospitals. Joining Nish on the line up are Laura Lexx, Kiri Prichard-McLean, Jake Lambert and many other comedy stars. The evening will be hosted by Bristol comedian…

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Reginald D Hunter is Facing the Beast

ONE of the most popular comedians in the UK, the American-born Reginald D Hunter is celebrating his 20th anniversary of living and performing in this country with a lengthy tour of his new show, Facing the Beast, which continues at Weston super Mare Playhouse on Sunday 12th and Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre on Thursday 13th June. Reginald…

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It’s the Living Spit Living Quiz!

FAVOURITE improvisers and comic actors Howard Coggins and Stu Mcloughlin, aka Living Spit, return to Bristol on 26th June with their own unique take on that pub favourite, the pub quiz. Living Quiz is at The Wardrobe Theatre in Bristol on 26th June and from 15th to 18th July,  at the Tropicana at Weston super…

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Festival brings the city together

BATH’s combined festivals – music, arts, fringe and literature – really bring the community together, says Bath Festivals chairman John Cullum, as the city prepares for the opening night free Party in the City on Friday 17th May. Running to 26th May, with a finale weekend on 1st and 2nd June, this year’s combined festivals…

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