Make ’em Laugh

How things fell apart

ANYONE who listened to Jon Ronson’s fascinating, funny and sometimes shocking BBC Radio 4 series Things Fell Apart – or the podcast of the same name – will look forward to hearing the writer and broadcaster on a live tour, coming to Bristol’s Tobacco Factory theatre on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd April. Things Fell…

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Product placement at the Electric Palace

COMEDIAN, journalist and polemicist Mark Thomas has revived a television show which was supposed never to be repeated – and Bridport’s Electric Palace on Sunday 3rd April is the only date in the area where you can catch it. Before Joe Lycett, The Revolution Will be Televised, Lee Nelson, Dom Joly and Balls of Steel,…

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George Egg is in the shed

GEORGE Egg has whipped up a rather successful career with his comedy cookery shows, but now his doctor has told him to change his diet. What is he to do? Find out when Artsreach brings him to Dorset for three dates, 25th to 27th March. George’s family have banned him from using the kitchen and…

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Shappi looks back in laughter

SHAPARAK (formerly Shappi) Khorsandidoesnt’ look likke the archetypal ladette. But she did her fair share of binge drinking and bad behaviour in the 1990s, recalled in her new stand-up show, It Was The 90s!,  coming to Bath’s Komedia on 20th March. She lived life to the full in the 1990s. In fact, she says, she…

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Bath Festival line-up announced as tickets go on sale

THIS year’s Bath Festival, running from Friday 13th May to Saturday 21st May has an impressive line-up of authors, musicians and influential thinkers, headed by guest curator Arifa Akbar, the leading theatre critic of The Guardian. The world-renowned festival, which celebrates books and music in stunning venues across the beautiful city, includes careful pairing of…

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Rosie Jones headlines at Coastal Comedy

POOLE’s award-winning Coastal Comedy club returns on Saturday 26th February with a line-up headed by the hugely popular Rosie Jones, star of Live At The Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and other shows. Rosie, a former television researcher turned stand-up, will be the last act of the night, following Charlie Baker and Mike Gunn….

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Detective spoof on Artsreach tour

COMPANY Gavin Robertson pays a chaotically funny homage to the classic detective genre in their new show, Done to Death, By Jove!, on a short Artsreach tour from 17th to 19th February. Holmes and Watson meet Poirot and Miss Marple – not to mention a selection of the usual suspects – in this spoof whodunnit,…

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Exciting future for Yeovil Octagon

YEOVIL’S Octagon Theatre, which has provided the launchpad for many professional careers in theatre, music and dance, as well as bringing a huge variety of performances to audiences across the region, will be enlarged and improved in a £23m expansion, approved in principle by South Somerset District Councillors. The scheme includes a new circle of…

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