Make ’em Laugh

Poetry, pies and pints at the pub

THE Inn Crowd is a national project encouraging people to use their local at the same time as hearing some up and coming poets – and Artsreach is one of the partners. The next Dorset event is at the Blackmore Vale Inn in Marnhull at 2pm on Sunday 9th February, when the flamboyant, political and…

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Rising star at Coastal Comedy

TOM Lucy, one of the new generation of exciting young stand-up comedians, headlines the Coastal Comedy club night at Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre’s Sherling Studio on Saturday 8th February. Rapidly making a name for himself, the highly rated Tom Lucy (pictured) has toured the UK with several top names including MIchael McIntyre, Jake Whitehall, Kevin…

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Bristol Ferment turns ten

THE eagerly-awaited Ferm­ent Fortnight, from Monday 27th January to Sunday 9th February, is celebrating a decade of work-in-progress by artists and companies from across the South West. The bi-annual Ferment festival Ferment will be based in the Weston Studio at Bristol Old Vic, and will showcase some of the finest innovators and theatre-makers from the…

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Laugh away the January blues at Lyme

RISING star Jonny Pelham is the headline comic at the New Year edition of Lyme Regis Comedy Club at the Marine Theatre on Friday 24th January Probably best known as the winner of the coveted So You Think You’re Funny? award, Jonny leads the line-up of four comedians with Bridport-based comedian Tom Glover as the…

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Clueless at Poole

JACK Dee, deadpan host of radio’s antidote to panel games, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Club, brings the live tour of the much-loved programme to Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre on Thursday 23rd January. The multi award-winning show, which was launched in April 1972, still regularly features one of the original line-up. For the live tour,…

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Fairy tale mayhem from Gonzo Moose

GONZO Moose put the fun into the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm with their new show, Once Upon a Time, which comes to Broadmayne and Stalbridge on 31st January and 1st February. Following the success of their previous tour, The Thing that Came from Over There, the comedy physical theatre company are back with…

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A multi-talented national Trevor

SOME people harbour a secret ambition to become a national treasure, but trust Sandi Toksvig to have a different take on life. As she explains in her solo show, Sandi Toksvig: National Trevor, coming to Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre on Friday 17th January, she sees herself as half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and…

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Elbows out – Sajeela fights like a girl

MULTI-award winning comedian and writer Sajeela Kershi makes her debut at the Ustinov studio at Bath Theatre Royal on Saturday 18th January, with her new show, Fights Like a Girl. The show, a reflection of everything she has fought for and against, was born on the Women’s March in London, chanting against Trump, travel bans…

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Top Irish comedian at Poole

COASTAL Comedy, the monthly comedy club at Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre, has popular Irish comedian Keith Farnan (pictured) headlining in January on Saturday 18th in the Sherling Studio. The new season opens with an impressive line-up that also includes Dinesh Nathan, Rosie Wilby and regular host and local stand-up star Adrienne Coles Keith Farnan has…

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