Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

Wed 1 May • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Comedy

Directed by Katie Churchill. Presented by Berk’s Nest, in association with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.

The debut stand-up hour from the multi award-winning co-writer of The Vicar of Dibley.

Paul’s co-written or worked on many much-loved comedy shows – I’m Sorry I Haven’t A ClueOld Harry’s GameMrs Brown’s BoysSpitting Image and Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench.

Now Paul has Parkinson’s but he’s still laughing.

Following his BBC One Documentary, Parkinson’s: The Funny Side (for which he won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Presenter), a triumphant debut at London’s Comedy Store, and a sold-out month at the Edinburgh Fringe, here’s a one man show about the therapeutic power of comedy.

Paul is not contagious but he is worth catching.

“I know Paul as ‘F***wit’. He’s always been very funny, but now he has Parkinson’s, he’s ‘F***wittier’” – Dawn French

“Paul isn’t just one of the country’s funniest writers. It turns out he is also an annoyingly brilliant performer” – Josh Widdicombe

“An entertaining hour with an engaging raconteur who refuses to take his illness too seriously” – ★★★★★  The Wee Review

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Ed Gamble: Blizzard

Sat 19 Oct • 3pm, 8pm • Full £15 • Comedy

After a sellout national tour in Spring 2019, Ed Gamble’s tour has been extended. Live at The Apollo (BBC2) Off of Mock the Week (BBC2), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Royal Variety (ITV) Comedy Central at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Hypothetical (Dave), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Apprentice You’re Fired (BBC2), Man Down (Channel 4), Conan (TBS) and a short film he can’t remember the name of where he killed a man from The Bill (ITV) with a spade.

Co-host of the hugely successful Off Menu podcast, with James Acaster which has reached no.1 in the iTunes charts.

“…this is a super show from a comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game.” (Chortle on Ed Gamble’s Mammoth, 2017)

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Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties

Thu 10 Oct • 8pm • Full £13.50 • Comedy

Geoff Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is hitting the road again with ‘Taking Liberties’. Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt without being a dick. Mostly. As seen on The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week.
Geoff has also appeared frequently on Question Time and can be regularly seen putting the cat amongst the pigeons on UK political debate shows. You may have also heard him on his own Radio 4 comedy special or popping up on The Now Show.
He’s written for shows ranging from Have I Got News For You and C4’s Alternative Election to Judge Romesh, Roast Battle and JFL’s Katherine Ryan Stand up show.
Geoff won an operational medal for his five tours performing to British troops in Afghanistan.

‘He’s a class act with a mature, sharp take on modern politics’ Sunday Times
‘A Right laugh’ Guardian
‘Happily, he is very funny’ Telegraph

Twitter @GeoffNorcott
Facebook Geoffnorcottcomedy
geoffnorcott.co.uk

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AFTERMIRTH DAYTIME COMEDY

Wed 15 May • 12pm • Full £10 • Comedy

Presented by AFTERMIRTH COMEDY

The journey of parenthood is a magical and maddening one, so what better way to cope with it than through stand-up comedy! AFTERMIRTH is an adult comedy club that you can bring your baby to.

Each week we’ll have 3 top circuit comedians delivering their usual club routines so the material is mature and sweary with the odd birth story flash-back….  The only difference is it’s during the day. Babies under 18 months are welcome, but please don’t bring older toddlers because they tend to heckle!

This special afternoon gig has reduced amplification and a dimmed room so no one will notice those red eyes from sleepless nights. You’re encouraged to bottle, breast or Haribo feed and you can walk about or shake Mittens the Special Rabbit in order to soothe your offspring and no one will moan or mutter if your little one cries or screams.

The gig is also open to parents, Aunts, Uncles, Grans, carers, in fact anyone who needs some afternoon comedy and doesn’t mind some cute babies in attendance.

AFTERMIRTH is lovingly curated and compered by Angie Belcher.

Please note! There’s limited space, so ditch the buggy and bring a sling if you can.

Please note that a theatre restoration levy of £1 per ticket applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.75 booking fee per transaction.

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AFTERMIRTH DAYTIME COMEDY

Wed 12 Jun • 12pm • Full £10 • Comedy

Presented by AFTERMIRTH COMEDY

The journey of parenthood is a magical and maddening one, so what better way to cope with it than through stand-up comedy! AFTERMIRTH is an adult comedy club that you can bring your baby to.

Each week we’ll have 3 top circuit comedians delivering their usual club routines so the material is mature and sweary with the odd birth story flash-back….  The only difference is it’s during the day. Babies under 18 months are welcome, but please don’t bring older toddlers because they tend to heckle!

This special afternoon gig has reduced amplification and a dimmed room so no one will notice those red eyes from sleepless nights. You’re encouraged to bottle, breast or Haribo feed and you can walk about or shake Mittens the Special Rabbit in order to soothe your offspring and no one will moan or mutter if your little one cries or screams.

The gig is also open to parents, Aunts, Uncles, Grans, carers, in fact anyone who needs some afternoon comedy and doesn’t mind some cute babies in attendance.

AFTERMIRTH is lovingly curated and compered by Angie Belcher.

Please note! There’s limited space, so ditch the buggy and bring a sling if you can.

Please note that a theatre restoration levy of £1 per ticket applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.75 booking fee per transaction.

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AFTERMIRTH DAYTIME COMEDY

Mon 8 Jul • 12pm • Full £10 • Comedy

Presented by AFTERMIRTH COMEDY

The journey of parenthood is a magical and maddening one, so what better way to cope with it than through stand-up comedy! AFTERMIRTH is an adult comedy club that you can bring your baby to.

Each week we’ll have 3 top circuit comedians delivering their usual club routines so the material is mature and sweary with the odd birth story flash-back…. The only difference is it’s during the day. Babies under 18 months are welcome, but please don’t bring older toddlers because they tend to heckle!

This special afternoon gig has reduced amplification and a dimmed room so no one will notice those red eyes from sleepless nights. You’re encouraged to bottle, breast or Haribo feed and you can walk about or shake Mittens the Special Rabbit in order to soothe your offspring and no one will moan or mutter if your little one cries or screams.

The gig is also open to parents, Aunts, Uncles, Grans, carers, in fact anyone who needs some afternoon comedy and doesn’t mind some cute babies in attendance.

AFTERMIRTH is lovingly curated and compered by Angie Belcher.

Please note! There’s limited space, so ditch the buggy and bring a sling if you can.

Please note that a theatre restoration levy of £1 per ticket applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.75 booking fee per transaction.

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Gillian English: 10 Things I Hate About the Taming of the Shrew

Wed 15 May • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Comedy

10 things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew will take you back to the good old days, when we worried about Y2K, wore butterfly clips in our hair, and became total babes the minute we took off our glasses. Then the even older days where we worried about the plague, wore massive wigs, and women weren’t allowed to be on stage anyway.

A theatrical, comedic, listicle romp through the world of teenage Shakespeare film adaptations, and their lasting impact on a generation. Examining the continuous retellings of the same stories from the original content aggregator himself, delving into our problematic, cinematic, very recent past.

Winner of the Queensland Touring Award and Weekly Best Comedy at Fringe World 2019. Named one of the Hottest shows to see at Adelaide Fringe 2019 and Nominated for Best Comedy at Melbourne Fringe 2018.
“Eye opening and thoughtfully Hysterical” ★★★★☆ The Au Review

★★★★ Gutter Culture  ★★★★ Fringe Feed

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Pete Searles: Hey Gringo! A Chile Christmas

Thu 30 May • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £10 • Comedy

Directed by Stephen Frost

British actor and writer Peter Searles, a veteran of stage, screen, and BBC television and radio, gives an intensely dramatic and frequently hilarious account of his journey from the scorching wastes of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile to the shantytowns and smog-laden cities of the south, to a world of forests, lakes, and volcanoes.

Accompanied by oversexed train drivers, a beautiful young revolutionary, out-of-work actors, Marxist priests, fascist police, Chilean Eco-warriors, and Pinochet’s neighbours, Searles recounts a journey that turns into a quest for truth and meaning in land torn apart by thirteen years of military dictatorship.

“A stand-up storyteller par excellence, Searles could have gone on for another hour and nobody would have batted an eye. He is Britain’s answer to Spalding Gray” – **** Metro

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