Stuart Goldsmith: End Of (DVD Recording)

Stu’s back with a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares. Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who’ve lost touch with all their old friends and can’t eat just the one pain au chocolat. Featuring ultimates, absolutes and surprisingly few conclusions.

Host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast (10 million downloads). As seen on As Yet Untitled (Dave) and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central)

★★★★★ The Independent

“Truly a comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive.”
★★★★ The List

“Yet further evidence of Goldsmith’s enormous talent and indisputable mastery of the genre.”
★★★★ The Wee Review

“Expert, charming stand-up.”
The Sunday Times

“A master of the form.”
The Independent

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Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)

Tony Law: Identifies

Tony Law identifies as a Hominid. Homo Sapiens, Neanderthal, Indo-European horse tribesman, an Englishman, a Canadian, a norn iron man and a Trinidadian and a Tobagonian. A dog, a dog owner, owned by a dog, a surrealist, an absurdist and an artist who is comedy of person. A parent, a thrower, a catcher, a reader and a farmer.

His 16th show is turning out to be his best yet. For connoisseurs of comedy who have seen it all and are funny in their own bones. Top drawer Tony. Comedians comedian comedian for the comedy nerd seeking Dadaist nirvosis nirvana blap.

“Wild, utterly absurd and magnetic.”
★★★★ Broadway World

Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)

Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show

Harriet Dyer (BBC3, BBC Live at The Fringe, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Knock Knock, BBC Ouch, Absolute Radio) is an experience to behold and loves dinosaurs very much, here is the critically acclaimed show about such. It’s about time you discovered the cold hard truth about what really happened to our prehistoric pals. Come dip your body in her very large catacomb of chaos.

“Natural comedic genius!”
Funny Women

“This show is hilarious.”
One4Review

“Harriet Dyer was one of the stand out superstars for me of this years Edinburgh Fringe. She’s insightful, unique, peerless, extraordinary and… well, maybe a little unhinged.”
4 Extra Stands Up, BBC Radio 4 Extra

Note: You might end up none the wiser but whatever happens, dinosaurs and ditties are a guarantee.

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Jody Kamali Is Mike Daly: Darts And All

Bristol’s bumbling ex-Darts Champion is back. A calamitous Q&A and a whirlwind journey into the soul of an idiot. The beer swigging, Fray Bentos pie-munching champ is setting the record straight in this off-beat character comedy.

“Anyone who enjoys Reeves & Mortimer or anything of the output of Channel 4’s Toast of London writer and performer Matt Berry will revel in Mike Daly: Darts and All, it is a delightfully absurd comedy classic.”
★★★★ Reviews Hub

“Brilliant, original, visual comedy.”
Harry Hill

“Like Elvis’s ’68 comeback special, Mike Daly is out to prove he’s still got it. Quite what he’s got is open to question.”
Fringe Review

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Helen Duff Is The Tits

Helen Duff is the tits… and she doesn’t give a damn who knows it. As seen on BBC 3, BBC 2’s The Mash Report and alongside Will Ferrell in ‘Holmes & Watson’.

“Bold, subversive and very funny.”
★★★★ The Scotsman

“Deserves any and all praise that comes her way.”
★★★★ Skinny

“Master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning.”
★★★★ Broadway Baby

Writer, comedian and actor Helen Duff is a creative whirlwind to be reckoned with. Whether acting alongside Will Ferrell in 2018 feature film Holmes & Watson, creating viral content for BBC 2’s The Mash Report, or winning awards for her profoundly ridiculous solo work, Helen’s star is most certainly in the ascendant. Alongside her comedy career, Helen is the Associate Artist for Family Inclusion at Attenborough Arts Centre, working with children and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties, and she regularly tours with Clowns Without Borders UK, a charity that protects children’s human right to play in refugee camps worldwide.

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Sarah Keyworth: Pacific

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee for Best Newcomer and winner of the Herald Angel Award returns with a brand-new hour of comedy about the little things, the smallest details, the fixed and distinct aspects that make up what we definitively are, how we expressly think and who we unambiguously love.

As seen and heard on Roast Battle, The Stand Up Sketch Show and The Now Show.

“Confessional humour at its very best.”
★★★★★ One4Review

“At the vanguard of society’s rapidly shifting gender revolution… Keyworth is a thoughtful, sensitive but instinctively self-mocking guide.”
★★★★ The Scotsman

★★★★★ The Herald
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Telegraph
★★★★ The Skinny
★★★★ The Arts Desk
★★★★ The List

Running Time: 80mins (with interval)

Peter Clifford’s Magical Mythologies

“Peter Clifford is one of my favourite magicians and one of the loveliest people I know… Do everything you can to get tickets!”
Derren Brown

In the intimate and exciting space of The Wardrobe Theatre, Peter Clifford will weave his magic around stories of life, conjuring and the wonders of the world. Join him as he plays with puzzles of perception and prestidigitates for you pleasure. Let your grip on reality slip for a moment and be transported into something far more fantastical and exciting. You really have to see it to not believe it.

“Peter Clifford is a constant delight.”
Time Out London

“A seriously impressive evening of trickery, bamboozlement and banter!”
Venue

“A Peter Clifford magic show never fails to astound.”
Bristol Culture

Running Time: 1 hour 40 mins (with interval)

The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People

In Treherbert Rugby Club amongst the fag smoke and the singing, Rhys’s parents fell in love. Rhys has never fallen in love but heard it’s a nice thing to do because that’s what his Mam said. It’s in her diary. And Rhys has read it all.

Award-winning performance artist Rhys Slade-Jones takes their audience to the hot sweaty summer of 1977. By reading his Mam’s diary, Rhys explores the claustrophobic, nosey, loving, loud, beautiful community of the Rhondda Valley, and tells us why dancing in the same spot your parents met is pretty bloody cool. Expect great legs, a one-man pantomime horse and a good ol’ fashioned singalong.

“Natural performer and adept storyteller… Raw, at times aggressive, but always heartfelt.”
★★★★★ Edinburgh Festival Mag

“Truthful, friendly, authentic.. Land of My Fathers is a tender and communal experience which definitely shouldn’t be missed.”
★★★★★ Voice Magazine

“A highly enjoyable hour in the company of a very funny man.”
★★★★ British Theatre.com

“He’s an easy-going performer, always ready with a raised eyebrow and a knowing look.”
★★★★ The Stage

Rhys Slade-Jones is a bold emerging queer artist from South Wales, cross-disciplinary working through theatre, cabaret and craft. Rhys learnt tits and teeth showman ship from pub singers and psychic mediums. Rhys’ performances tread the line between cozy and confrontational, making work that’s fun, silly and full of heart. Expect singalongs, stripping and the best legs west of the Severn Bridge.

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. Have you ever watched a feminist try and take ‘hench’ as a compliment? It’s like watching a snake eat but funny.

As seen on Motherland, Cuckoo and BAFTA Award-winning drama Three Girls. Soon to appear in forthcoming feature films Official Secrets (Gavin Hood) and Greed (Michael Winterbottom).

Best Show nominee – 2019 Dave Edinburgh Comedy Awards
Best Show nominee – 2019 Leicester Comedy Festival Awards

“She finds a new fiercely funny strain of comedy that’s her own.”
★★★★ The Times

“Consistently hilarious.”
★★★★ Fest

“Wears her smarts on her sleeve, great.”
★★★★ Guardian

★★★★★ Funny Women
★★★★ The Herald
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ Chortle
★★★★ The Skinny

Running Time: 90 mins (with interval)

Ben Vardy presents: One Pun For Every Country In The World

Do you like puns? Do you like geography? Atlas-t, your wait is over; here is the show that combines your two strange, disparate passions into one glorious, uninterrupted pun-based whole.

Forget Happy Hour, this is a Mappy Hour: 60 minutes of high-concept, high-octane, geographic wordplay from the 2017 UK Pun Champion, Ben Vardy (Pundemonium).

Having spent the last 25 years of his life amusing/annoying his friends and family with an almost uninterrupted barrage of terrible puns, Ben has channelled his obsession/blessing/curse/calling into something useful, something that the whole world is in desperate need of: an hour of country-based puns. You’re welcome world.

Expect several powerpoint presentations, expect songs, maybe a dance, expect 195 carefully crafted country-based puns, and a handful of bonus rounds jam-packed with spontaneous, off-the-cuff pun creation. You’ll laugh, you’ll groan, you’ll hurl abuse, you’ll throw your chair at Ben, you may regret every decision you’ve ever made, but one thing is for sure: You will hear AT LEAST 195 geographic, country-based puns. Come and witness the birth of something new and strange: The world’s first and greatest Geographic Pun Show.

So Kenya please stop China come up with excuses. If you think you’re Ghana buy some tickets, do it now!

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)