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JOSH WIDDICOMBE

Thu 4th August 2016 at 20:00   £18.00

Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, is back on the road with a brand new tour. Since he's been away from stand up Josh has been working hard on other things but don't worry in his spare time he has found a lot of minor things to get annoyed about, and now he has a chance to talk about them on stage (in the form of jokes). If you have seen him before live or on TV and enjoyed yourself then this is the show for you. If you didn't like him then it probably isn't.

Since he was last on tour Josh's Channel 4 show The Last Leg has gone from strength to strength and been nominated for various awards including a British Comedy Award and a Broadcast Award, while finally winning one at the Royal Television Society Awards. He has also been seen on BBC2's Mock the Week and QI, BBC1's Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News for You and ITV1's The Jonathan Ross Show, amongst other stuff. If it is only his voice you like then he is now the host of BBC5Live's legendary Saturday morning sport show Fighting Talk and The Josh Widdicombe Show on Xfm. Most excitingly of all he has also written and starred in his own sitcom Josh which will be broadcast on BBC3 in autumn. To be honest, it is going to be a blessed relief to get back to the relaxing world of live stand up.

"Nicely crafted observational comedy"

The Independent

"This Devonian observationalist has embedded himself among the comedy elite"

The Guardian

RICHARD DIGANCE

Sat 24th September 2016 at 19:30   £17.00

Many people sing, play guitar and tell stories but not many have supported Steve Martin, Robin Williams or played a guitar duet with Brian May of Queen, Richard Digance has.

Richard Digance is a rare performer in that he's respected by comedians for his original material and by musicians for being an accomplished performer/guitarist. His loyal following confirms his wide appeal, from the younger generation attracted by both his guitar playing and the fact he has inspired many modern-day performers, to the super-loyal who have followed Richard since the time he had his own ITV series and even further when he started out in folk clubs.

"Richard Digance is brilliant and I am proud and happy to have him as part of the audio package."

Bill Bryson October 2015

"Pick of the fringe"

Mervyn Stutter

ALFIE MOORE - THE NAKED STUN

Sat 8th October 2016 at 19:30   £15.00

If you've heard that FAIR COP copper bloke on Radio 4, heard him speak at a dinner or conference or seen him on a 'mixed bill' at a comedy club and thought "I wish I could see him performing one of his brilliant full-length comedy shows" then now's your chance.

"Alfie is so personable and so engaging that the audience love him"

The Edinburgh Reporter

"...a genuinely lovely, accomplished comic with a huge following both live and on the radio. Wonderful, warm, funny... with thought-provoking stuff and real shocks"

Kate Copstick - The Scotsman

"...lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of police gallows humour"

Telegraph

SHARK IN THE PARK

Wed 26th October 2016 at 14:00   £11.00 | £9.00

Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope -but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park!? From the Producers of 'The Hairy Maclary show' - See all 3 of Nick Sharratt's 'Shark in the Park' books live on Stage! Featuring all 3 of Nick Sharratt's 'Shark in the Park' Series - Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day - this family musical follows Timothy Pope (and his telescope!) on 3 exciting adventures...

JON RICHARDSON WORK IN PROGRESS

Fri 28th October 2016 at 20:00   £14.00

Members sale from 1pm Monday 25th July .......... General sale 11am Monday 1st August

Off The Kerb Productions Presents Jon Richardson Work In Progress Come and see Jon Richardson as he works on his new material ahead of Away from his live stand up, the British Comedy Award 2013 Nominee is best known as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. He is massively in demand for television and radio appearances and his recent TV credits include Have I Got News For You (BBC ONE), Live At The Apollo (BBC ONE), Channel 4s Comedy Gala Live At The 02 and most recently Taskmaster (DAVE). He also hosts The Warm Up show on talkSPORT with Matt Forde Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at Sublimely brilliant, stunning.... Time Out

turns hilarious and disturbing and under no circumstances should you miss‘

**** The Mirror

‘one of our most individual and interesting stand-ups **** -

The Times

LEWIS SCHAFFER: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

Nunhead American Comedian
Fri 4th November 2016 at 20:00   £0.00

Lewis Schaffer was one of the top comics in the home of stand up comedy, New York City, as house MC at the Comedy Cellar and the Boston Comedy Club in Greenwich Village. A short visit to London in 2000 went very wrong when love and marriage took him from his beloved New York and gave him children, divorce and heartache in the UK. Now trapped in a multi-occupancy council flat in Nunhead, a suburb of Peckham, Lewis Schaffer is making the worst of a bad situation.

"Schaffer is disconcertingly terrific. He is compelling, unique and most of all unpredictable."

Bruce Dessau, London Evening Standard

"An hour with Lewis Schaffer is an hilarious, cathartic, exhilaratingly appalling experience."

Kate Copstick, ITV & The Scotsman

"A fixture on the Soho comedy scene. Who better to give it to us straight than this New Yoiker?"

The Independent

HARRY HOOK - ABOUT AFRICA

Fri 18th November 2016 at 19:30   £17.00 | £ 15.00

Film Director and Photographer Harry Hook spent his childhood in Kenya and has been filming beautiful images of the African Continent and its people for over forty years. His photographs are regularly published by newspapers and magazines and his films shown on TV and in cinemas around the world Join Harry for an unforgettable evening of extraordinary stories, and unique film footage as he tells the epic story of Africa's people and their inspiring journey from the land to the city. In his talk he covers a vast span of places and people and shines fresh light on Africa past and present. For anyone who knows Africa, or hopes to visit in the future, this is an evening not to be missed.

"The photographs are really magnificent. One can see the affection and understanding of Africa in every image."

Alexander McCall Smith on 'About Africa' by Harry Hook

MADDY PRIOR & THE CARNIVAL BAND WITH CAROLS & CAPERS

Fri 2nd December 2016 at 19:30   £21.50

Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band first combined to present five carols for Radio 4 in 1982. They have become over the years stalwart performers of the carol tradition, seeking out obscure and ancient versions and delighting people with their energetic take on more familiar material.

They have also looked at other areas of music, like 18th century drinking songs, and their varied and non-rarefied approach has gained them an enthusiastic audience.

CIRENCESTER COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE

Thu 15th December 2016 at 19:30   £6.00 | £ 4.00

Highlights of performance work from Cirencester College Performing Arts students

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