George Rigden: Spooning With Uri

As a child, George Rigden (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee 2017) was friends with Uri Geller for two years. This is the bizarre but true story of that friendship.

In the wake of Operation Yewtree and the #MeToo movement, this is a tale that is as relevant as it is profitable (TBC). A true story about friendship, autographs and cutlery.

As heard on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4. As seen on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four.

“Spooning With Uri is stranger than fiction, a bizarre tale that’s disturbing and a little bit heart-breaking, but very funny indeed.”
★★★★ The List

“Strangely moving.”
★★★★ The Wee Review

“George Rigden has a remarkable tale to share, not least because it continues to develop by the act of him sharing it..as origin stories go, Spooning with Uri is an absolute mind-bender.”
Chortle

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Sunday Club: Micky Overman & Guests

Micky is one of the most promising and exciting acts to hit the circuit in years.

A bedrock of surgically sharp writing combined with a cool and confident delivery make her an exceptional comedian. Her material moves quickly from devastating honesty, to brutal whimsy, to on-point social observations. She already has the aura of a successful comic well beyond her years.

“A keen comic mind.”
Chortle

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Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)

Sunday Club: Sadia Azmat & Guests

Host of the BBC podcast No Country for Young Women, Sadia is one of the most unique and outrageous voices in young British Comedy.

Finalist – 2011 Funny Women Awards

“A very funny and promising new comedian.”
Mark Lawson, BBC Radio 4

“Hilarious and insightful.”
Sunday Times

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Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)

Sunday Club: Fin Taylor & Guests

Fin Taylor has made a name for himself as one of the most talked about comedians working in the UK. His successive Edinburgh shows Whitey McWhiteface, Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey and When Harassy Met Sally were 5 star sell-out runs, and cemented his reputation as a fiercely funny and uncompromising social commentator. He went on to appear on BBC2’s Live at The Apollo and The Mash Report, E4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, Comedy Central’s Roast Battle and Live from the Comedy Store as well as making his own series, Fin Taylor plays Bullshit Bingo.

“The most discussed, and critically lauded comedian of recent Edinburgh Fringes.”
★★★★★ The Scotsman

“A gutsy, ingenious and fearless truth-teller with the jokes to back up his attitude.”
★★★★ The Times

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Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)

Sunday Club: Angela Barnes & Guests

After a career in health and social care, Angela Barnes took the plunge and embarked on her life-long dream to be a comedian. Within a couple of years she had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award and became a finalist at the 2011 Latitude Festival New Act of the Year competition. Since 2011, Angela and her witty worldview have been catapulted onto numerous radio and television shows including appearances on BBC One’s Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo and BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz. In 2017 she took over the prestigious role as host of BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack.

“She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic.”
The Guardian

“Beautifully paced performance… a great skill with self-deprecation.”
Chortle

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Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)

Sunday Club: Michael J Dolan & Guests

Michael J Dolan is a truly unique act, a self-confessed misanthrope and comic curmudgeon, he presents his own twisted philosophy and promises an onslaught of hilarious negativity with caustic insights and exquisitely written material.

Michael has built a reputation as a highly cerebral comic with the innate ability to make audiences contemplate the world from a very different angle and thoroughly enjoy doing so.

“Grumpiness has never been so smart and funny.”
Sarah Millican

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Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)

Sunday Club: Jarred Christmas & Guests

Jarred Christmas has a unique style that deftly mixes gags with storytelling. He has a dynamic onstage persona and the ability to improvise and roll with anything that’s thrown his way, making his comedy sizzle with originality.

Full of passion and charisma Jarred takes the audience on a hilarious thrill ride of laughs and gasps with an edge of anger that manifests itself in his incredible rants against the small things in our lives. His confidence leaves the audience secure in the knowledge that they are in very capable hands. His material is strong and distinctive, drawn from life experience and random happenings.

“One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone.”
Time Out

“Likeable, intelligent and full of unpredictable energy.”
The Scotsman

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Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)

Sunday Club: Sean McLoughlin & Guests

Sean McLoughlin is an acclaimed stand-up comedian, described as “The best comedian you haven’t heard of” by Time Out and “an impassioned and uniquely brilliant talent” by The List.

He has performed several UK tours, including multiple sell-out shows in Bristol, and provided tour support for Ricky Gervais, Bill Burr, Doug Stanhope and Katherine Ryan.

As seen on Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and Brexit Stage Left (Viceland).

“Fizzing with ideas, intensity and bloody great jokes.”
★★★★½ Chortle

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Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)

Sunday Club: Tez Ilyas & Guests

Fresh from his hit Channel 4 series The Tez O’Clock Show, Tez Ilyas is back to try out some new material. Expect a silly, smart and subversive ride from this breakout star.

As seen / heard on: Man Like Mobeen (BBC3), Mock the Week (BBC2), The Last Leg (C4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4.

“Radiantly entertaining.”
★★★★ The Times

“Tez Ilyas’s political stand-up is candyfloss with a razorblade inside: sweet and familiar at first, then shockingly, painfully sharp. It’s the kind of manoeuvre that takes serious talent to pull off.”
★★★★ The Telegraph

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Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)

Sunday Club: Jenny Collier & Guests

Jenny moved from the Welsh mountains to the Big Smoke and embarked upon a career in stand up comedy. Highlight: Appearing on a BBC Radio Wales panel show with Jo Brand. Low point: After a gig, an audience member saying ‘You should be a stripper’ (Both secretly highlights).

“Refreshingly original…Excellent.”
★★★★ Broadway Baby

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Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)