Make ’em Laugh

Handful of Howard

COMEDIAN Russell How­ard will be at Bath Theatre Royal on Saturday  13th July, hosting a one-off show raising funds for Bath Rugby Foundation, and a handful of tickets remain. A regular on Mock the Week  and known for his own shows Russell Howard’s Good News and The Russell Howard Hour, he performs stand-up worldwide. Russell…

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Cambridge Footlights at the Rex

THE Cambridge Footlights has been internationally famous since the 1960s as a creative hothouse for comedy and satire – there is a unique opportunity to see the current stars when the Cambridge Footlights 2019 revue comes to the Rex Cinema at Wareham on Wednesday 10th July at 7.30pm. It is an opportunity to join “the…

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Bridport gig for Fringe duo

TWO of the hottest new acts on the comedy circuit, Matt Rees and Josh Berry, have less than a month to polish their Edinburgh Fringe shows, and they are doing their warm-ups at Bridport Arts Centre on Friday, 12th July, at 8pm. Josh Berry, with his new show, Who Does He Think He Is? is…

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Laughter in the garden

BRISTOL Comedy Garden returns to Queen Square from 3rd to 7th July with a brilliant line-up of comedy greats paired with street food, craft beers and more. Stars this year include the US stand-up sensation and star of Channel 4’s Catastrophe, Rob Delaney (pictured), the multi award-winning Sara Pascoe, Mash Report host and Mock The…

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Not just a minute with Gyles

WIT, raconteur, author, broadcaster and former politician, Gyles Brandreth comes to Bridport Arts Centre on 8th July with his new show, Break A Leg. They say all political careers end in tears but in the case of Old Bedalian Gyles Brandreth it’s surely tears of laughter . In this show, the actor, author, One Show…

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A comedian at the keyboard

ALISTAIR McGowan is a popular and multi-talented impressionist, stand-up comedian, actor, writer…and latterly, pianist, as he demonstrates in his one-man show, coming to Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange on 5th July at 8pm. After the success of The Piano Album, Alistair is on tour with An Introduction to Classical Piano, a show that brings…

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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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