Boothby Graffoe

A rare chance to see a full length and intimate solo performance from one of music and comedy's best kept secrets

31st Aug
7.30pm | £13

Graffoe has performed all over the world and is well-known as the first choice support act for Canadian Hall of Fame rockers Barenaked Ladies. He has opened up for them at venues such as Red Rocks Colorado, The Greek Theatre LA, and the O2 in London to name but a few.

From humble beginnings in the pubs and clubs of Nottingham, Boothby went on to become a regular feature on the London Comedy Circuit, on more than one occasion finding himself performing at the world famous Comedy Store on every single night of the week.

He’s had four series on BBC Radio 4, written three critically acclaimed plays and recorded five equally critically acclaimed music CDs. He’s done live shows in Scandinavia, Australian, New Zealand, America, Mexico, China, Europe, the Ascension Islands, the Falklands, Belize and the Caribbean, and won several awards, most of which he forgot to turn up to collect. His Time Out Award is on a shelf above the stage at Up The Creek Comedy Club in Greenwich, no one knows why. His Award for Excellence from the Adelaide festival is in a pizza restaurant in the town after he swapped it for a Fiorentina.

Boothby has spent the past few years opening up for the anglo-Iranian comedy legend Omid Djalili but is coming out of semi-retirement to perform a string of shows this summer, including a stop in Bristol at this excellent venue.

“Unique.”
Stewart Lee

“I don’t use the word ‘genius’ to describe people very often, but that’s what he is. Such lovely songs, and then sometimes he make me laugh so much I get light-headed….”
Omid Djalili

“In my humble opinion, Graffoe is the finest songwriter in the world.”
Richard Thompson.

“Sings songs that are both beautiful and funny.”
The Guardian

“…it’s not fair to call them comedy songs, they are much more than that, there are some I would dare to call genius.”
The Times

“Buy two copies of his CD because you’ll want to share but you won’t want to give it away.”
The Scotsman

Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)

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