Author of online sensation Peter and Jane, Gill Sims is the number one best-selling author behind "WHY MUMMY DRINKS", its follow up "WHY MUMMY SWEARS" and the recently announced "WHY MUMMY DOESN'T GIVE A...". Join Gill as she is interviewed about her blog, books, character and much more! There will be readings from her books and also a chance to ask Gill questions from the audience. Books will be available to purchase and sign as well.
Why Mummy Drinks spent over six months in the Sunday Times bestsellers Top Ten and was the number one bestselling debut hardback novel of 2017. Gill's second book Why Mummy Swears, published in early 2018, was a Number One Sunday Times bestseller for seven consecutive weeks and has spent a total of 18 weeks in the Top Ten. Since publication of her first book just over a year ago Gill has sold over half a million books.
Mummy has an idea... when she can get away from all the other ideas, that the world is full of mums who go to advanced yoga classes, get tiddly on a half glass of white wine, and attend polite book clubs.
Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night, of women with sensible haircuts who live only for their family and stand in the playground trying to trump each other by bragging about their offspring's academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and their latest overseas holidays.
Instead, she clutches a large and full glass of wine, muttering ‘FML' over and over again, until she remembers that great idea...
Recommended Age 16+
Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Digital DJ, Internet-Based Quiz Show Host, yells into a well.
Robins returns with his first new show since the sell-out smash ‘The Darkness Of Robins'. Soul-bearing, self-lacerating, piping hot shame.
"He fills the room with complicated joy" - The Guardian
"One of the most naturally gifted comedians I've seen" – Telegraph
"An hour in his charming, generous and honest company is so effortlessly entertaining" – Chortle
"Comedy's best kept secret, I urge you to see this show" – Skinny
"A broken heart in a jesters cap" – The Guardian
Sunday Times ****
Evening Standard ****
Comedian and Impressionist Luke Kempner hosts an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits. Expect celebrities, politicians and even royalty going head to head in Luke's hit show; House of Faces.
‘A remarkable talent for impersonations' **** (Telegraph)
‘Gloriously funny' (Independent)
‘Blummin genius' (Dawn French).
As seen/heard on; Celebrity Big Brother (Channel 5), The Imitation Game (ITV), The Royal Variety Performance 2018 (ITV), The Week That Wasn't (Sky One), Murder In Successville (BBC3) and The Now Show (Radio 4).
10 years since they burst onto the scene with their wildly popular brand of musical infotainment, Frisky & Mannish are officially Pop PhDs, fully qualified to conduct scientific analyses of the molecular intersections between every pop song ever. For the first time, you are invited into their PopLab to peek down the microscope at all their latest research projects. Have they found an effective vaccine for the contagious virus sweeping through the pop world? Who is the latest to benefit from their 80s Dance-Pop Conservation Program? Brush up on your Pop Periodic Table with the mad scientists themselves, and you'll be able to answer academic questions yourself, like just how can Coldplay be so popular even though everyone you ask says they hate them?
Shameless Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016. International jetsetters from Shepherd's Bush Empire to Sydney Opera House. Adelaide and Brighton prizewinners. BBC Radio 1 regulars and stars of BBC2, BBC3 & ITV. Cabarioters. Hosts of The Frisky & Mannish Podcast.
"A riotous night out" Guardian
" A constantly evolving force of musical nature" ★★★★ Metro
"Superb and uncontrollable" Sunday Times
"A complete triumph" ★★★★★ Time Out Sydney
★★★★★ Time Out ★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News ★★★★★ Herald
★★★★★ Daily Mail ★★★★★ Chortle ★★★★ Arts Desk ★★★★ Fest
★★★★★ Adelaide Advertiser ★★★★★ The List ★★★★★ The Skinny
★★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★★ Gay Times ★★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ Independent ★★★★ Observer ★★★★ Evening Standard
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.
Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.
Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.
Have you ever been caught in a loop?
OMG, seriously this is getting boring. Like, how many times do we have to try to fix this trash only to have to fix it again? When is stuff ever going to change? Does every revision require, like, a friggin revolution or something? Or does pushing too hard just wind up sending you right back to the beginning? And what if everything really is just the same thing forever?
Have you ever been caught in a loop?
Comedian and storyteller Desiree Burch (Netflix, Live at the Apollo, Radio 4) was born late, bloomed late, and generally has difficulty with the present moment. At a moment in history where decades of societal progress have swung right back around to authoritarianism and regression, Desiree embarks on a spiritual journey of mythically ridiculous proportions into the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, to figure out how she, and maybe all of us, have gotten here--and maybe, possibly, hopefully, how we fix the suckiness.
Have you ever been caught in a loop?
Have you ever been caught in a loop?
The breakout star of Netflix's Flinch, The Mash Report and Live At The Apollo (BBC).
As seen on Have I Got News For You, QI, Frankie Boyle's New World Order, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and more!
★★★★ Guardian ★★★★★ Scotsgay ★★★★ Scotsman
Written & Performed by Desiree Burch
Directed by Sarah Chew
Photography by Idil Sukan
Fresh from recording her debut Netflix stand up special, the star of The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and QI is back with a brand-new show.
Join Ellie as she bangs on about life, love and what will happen if one more person tells her "you got this".
Wahala Comedy Clash returns toLEICESTER by popular demand, but this time we have a massive twist. Forthe first time ever, we bring to you JAMAICA Vs ENGLAND, live on stage. Thelast show was completely sold out, do not miss this event, two brand new teamsdo battle.
This is the only comedy show where comedians battle in an allout war. It gets personal, heated and is hilarious.
WAHALA Comedy Clash : Jamaica Vs England
★ WILL EROBO - Def Comedy Jam USA
► TEAM JAMAICA
★ MR BLAIR
★ JUNIOR BOOKER
★ JAY HANDLEY
DOORS : 6:30pm
SHOW START : 7:30pm
SHOW END : 11:00pm
Downstairs Seating £22.50
Balcony Seating £20
07931 275 497
Scottish comedy award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is coming to Leicester with a bang and new brows.
After racking up over 100 million views with a rant about his daughters’ eyebrows, women all over the world have ditched the classic, 'does my bum look big in this?' and replaced it with, 'do you like my eyebrows?' During his second show, Gary will guide us through eyebrow etiquette, logic and laws, how it’s changedhis life and how he feels about being known forevermore as “the eyebrow guy”.
Gary, as ever, will draw on his relationships with his girls but this time we'll get more of an insight into the workings of his mind, his thoughts and opinions on things he dare not verbalise until now.
Gary isn’t one for mincing his words so expect the unexpected from this playfully dark, effervescent rising star.
Leicester, get ready for some comedy as we bring you some of the best urban comedians on the circuit!
Join Kat B, Axel Blake, Glenda Jaxson and Kane Brown for an evening of laughter.
Tickets - £17.50 (unreserved seating)
Doors open - 7pm
Last entry - 7.30pm
Show starts - 7.45pm
All acts are confirmed at time of booking. Occasionally acts may be replaced for reasons beyond our control. If this happens the act will be replaced with another act from the tour or a suitable alternative. Refunds will not be offered for act changes.
It’s easy to feel angry when mad talking heads and evil officials are looking for any slight difference of opinion to plough open and exploit. We need an everyman to bring people together using the most powerful tool we have: comedy. We need Stephen K Amos.
He’s on a mission to bring about world peace. Or, to at least bring about an evening of peace, one venue at a time. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common.
Bringing achingly funny anecdotes, hilarious takes on the everyday and his infectious charm, Stephen K Amos will warm your cold, stiffened hearts. Join together with your fellow man and experience the universal language of laughter.
"Comedy at its purest and richest form." The Advertiser ★★★★★
"Amos has the sort of commanding presence and confidence that could only have come from years of working the circuit." Arts Hub ★★★★
'One of the most likable figures in British comedy' Radio Times
‘Much loved King of stand-up’ North West End ★★★★
Join comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA. Expect stand-up, sketches, songs, and some very scummy stories. Guaranteed to make parents laugh and non-parents happy about their life choices.
Based on the hit Scummy Mummies podcast and best-selling book. As seen in The Sunday Times and heard on Radio 4.
"Likeably straight-talking" - The Telegraph
"Very funny" - The Guardian
"Hilarious" - Broadway Baby
Doors: 7.30pm, Begins 8pm
The Buster Keaton Picture Show sees acclaimed instrumental group Haiku Salut perform an original, contemporary live score to Buster Keaton's 1926 comedy classic The General.
Commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary as part of the BFI's Comedy Genius season, Haiku Salut's score combines electronica, folk, post rock, and neo-classical elements to cast The General in a new dramatic light.
The General was described by Orson Welles as "the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made", and is one of the last major films of the silent era.
The film is based on a true incident - the Great Locomotive Chase - with The General of the title referring to engineer Johnnie Gray's (Keaton) engine. Gray has been rejected by both the Confederate Army and by his fiancée Annabelle but when Union spies steal the General (and unwittingly, Annabelle), he gets a chance to prove his heroism by catching up with The General and rescuing his beloved. In this ambitious production, Keaton performs all his own stunts using his incredible comic timing and body language to create hilarious, near perfect entertainment.
Haiku Salut perform to Cohen Media's stunning 4K restoration of The General.
"Spearheading the BFI's Buster Keaton season is this 4K restoration of his 1926 masterpiece, a jaw-plunging blend of physical dexterity and bravura moviemaking." Total Film
"The pioneering genius of Buster Keaton's 1926 silent film The General looks even more startling than ever more or less invented the action movie." The Guardian
"Haiku Salut are a singular musical force." Mojo
The Buster Keaton Pictureshow was created and commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary's The Screen at Contemporary and supported by BFI Comedy Genius Season.
Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on.
It's about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy - all in all, the edgiest thing you will see this year. The aim is for you to come out of it feeling optimistic about the future, although that is a big ask. At the very least there will be some really silly voices in it, and that's not nothing.
★★★★ Times "Brilliantly evocative, an original and unflagging spirit."
★★★★★ Broadway Baby "She's the consummate comedian. A wonderful talent."
★★★★ Times "Josie Long has long been a favourite...brilliantly evocative, an original and unflagging spirit."
★★★★ Chortle " Instils her audience with a positive, feelgood feeling"
★★★★ Time Out "An absolute delight"
THE 2019 EDINBURGH FRINGE SELL-OUT HIT
Following a sell-out 2018 tour, and fresh from a 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run that sold out in advance, Phil ‘Philly Philly Wang Wang' Wang is back on tour with his newest show.
Phil has made a name for himself (that name being Phil Wang) exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell!
As seen on Taskmaster, Live at the Apollo and Netflix.
‘This is intoxicating stuff' ★★★★
'Stand-up dreamland' ★★★★
Travel and Comedy In The Danger Zone
Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV and now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live. Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger. The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club.
The time is 4.17pm.
No-one is dressed yet.
Civilisation has collapsed.
Law and order has broken down.
The kids are high on sugar.
The adults have lost control.
Every conversation is an argument.
The coffee has run out.
A child scribbles on the wall.
Someone spills a drink.
Everyone is shouting.
This is Toddlergeddon.
Join award-winning comedian and bestselling author Sam Avery (AKA The Learner Parent) for an evening of hilarious stand up, brand new for 2020. How do you raise a toddler with more attitude than Kanye West? Can you negotiate effectively with a pre-schooler who knows you're clueless? And will any of us survive Toddlergeddon?
'Quick wit and painfully funny' METRO
'A gifted storyteller' THE LIST
Berk's Nest, in association with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, presents
Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big In This?
‘Comedy gold' – Guardian
The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down. Does My Mum Loom Big In This? is for everyone who's had a mother or been a mother, featuring hair-raising hilarious true stories from Arabella's dysfunctional childhood and her life as a single working mother. Devastatingly funny, excruciatingly honest and definitely embarrassing for all of Arabella's relatives, not to mention herself, this is a helter-skelter tour of appalling – and appallingly funny – maternal behaviour.
"Arabella Weir has a unique knack of making appalling (and true) stuff funny" – Sandi Toksvig
"Arabella Weir is simply sensational" – Joanna Lumley
"She's a mother, she's a comedy godmother, and her show is mother******* marvellous" - Miranda Hart
"Mirth, motherhood, misery. Arabella is brilliantly funny in her new show" - Paul Whitehouse
TV favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show.
At Brownies, Lucy thought she'd be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box, and knew how to tie a Fisherman's knot.Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.
‘A treat from start to finish' - The Herald
‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes... genuinely delightful‘ - The Telegraph
Recent TV includes Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible, she's a regular on Radio 4's News Quiz and The Now Show.
Recommended age 14+