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New Year’s Eve at The HiFi

Starring the hilarious Justin Moorhouse, Junior Simpson, Katie Mulgrew and Barry Dodds!

There is no better way to welcome in the New Year than with a good old laugh, so celebrate the arrival of 2018 at the HiFi Club with our New Year’s Eve Comedy Session Special!

The show is longer than our usual Saturday Comedy Session shows starting at 8.00pm and finishing at 10.30pm with complimentary entrance to ‘Move On Up’ that follows the comedy!

Customers have the option of staying until the small hours or heading off to see the New Year in elsewhere,  and you can pop back at anytime to continue the party at The HiFi!

Always a sell-out show, don’t leave it until too late to get your tickets!

Doors at 7.00pm. Show 8.00pm.

Tickets £20adv/ £25otd

Tickets available online from SEE TICKETS and TICKETWEB

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New Year’s Eve at The HiFi

Starring the hilarious Justin Moorhouse, Junior Simpson, Katie Mulgrew and Barry Dodds!

There is no better way to welcome in the New Year than with a good old laugh, so celebrate the arrival of 2018 at the HiFi Club with our New Year’s Eve Comedy Session Special!

The show is longer than our usual Saturday Comedy Session shows starting at 8.00pm and finishing at 10.30pm with complimentary entrance to ‘Move On Up’ that follows the comedy!

Customers have the option of staying until the small hours or heading off to see the New Year in elsewhere,  and you can pop back at anytime to continue the party at The HiFi!

Always a sell-out show, don’t leave it until too late to get your tickets!

Doors at 7.00pm. Show 8.00pm.

Tickets £20adv/ £25otd

Tickets available online from SEE TICKETS and TICKETWEB

New Year’s Eve at The Wardrobe

Starring the hilarious Justin Moorhouse, Tom Wrigglesworth, Allyson June-Smith and Alex Boardman!

There is no better way to welcome in the New Year than with a good old laugh, so celebrate the arrival of 2018 at The Wardrobe with our New Year’s Eve Comedy Special!

Our fantastic New Year’s Eve Comedy Special is followed by welcoming in the New Year with your ticket guaranteeing entry in the upstairs bar to The Bare Brass Band and our very own Soul Club DJs until very late!!

Comedy & NYE Celebration ticket – £20

Tickets available online from LUNA TICKETS, SEE TICKETS and TICKETWEB

Doors at 7pm / Show 8pm

For dinner and Comedy Celebration packages please call the venue on 0113 383 8800

Dane Baptiste: G.O.D.

Fresh from hosting ‘Live at the Apollo’ and another total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, DANE BAPTISTE brings his third smash hit show to Leeds!

Original, provocative and exceptionally crafted, ‘G.O.D’. (Gold. Oil. Drugs) explores our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure.

Dane is one of the most exciting stand-ups to breakthrough in years making comedy history in 2014 as the first black British act to be nominated for a Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Following two sold out runs at London’s Soho Theatre (with additional dates added due to phenomenal demand) he went on to appear on ‘Tonight at the London Palladium’ (ITV), ‘Mock the Week’ (BBC), and ‘8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ (Channel 4) as well as ‘Sunny D’, a sitcom that Baptiste wrote and starred in where his character still lives with his parents and twin sister in a crammed house that he is desperate to escape

★★★★★ ‘A comical genius’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

★★★★★ ‘Contemporary and intelligent’ The Voice

★★★★★ ‘Masterfully crafted’ The Herald

★★★★ ‘Observational comedy at its finest’ The Independent

★★★★ ‘Powerful and persuasive’ Fest Magazine

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNATICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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Tony Law: Absurdity For The Common Man

Tony Law is back to spearhead the UK’s alternative comedy scene with his brand new tour following yet another sell out run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and his landmark show comes to Leeds for one night only!

This time, in his bag of tricks he’s packing shadow puppetry, trampolining and the Silk Road and proves once again that he is a stand along voice in the world of stand up comedy, stupendously surreal there is nobody quite like this delirious Canadian.

Having made appearances on the likes of ‘Nevermind The Buzzcocks’, ‘Have I Got News For You’ and ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’ he is your maverick truth slinger of ridiculousness for the people. Hysteria for nurses, mothers and plumbers. Important non-sense for all. Tony Law is going to be the Michael McIntyre of the surreal. The Micky Flanagan of madness. He’s going to fill arenas with his strangeness for the masses.

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNATICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees). Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

The star of BBC2’s ‘The Mash Report’ and’ Live At The Apollo’ takes to the road with his new show on the back of a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The world is changing at a dizzying rate and Geoff is trying to hold modern views, but worries that tradition is becoming a dirty word.

As a satirical comic, Geoff has featured as a guest on Question Time (BBC1), Daily Politics (BBC2), and supported Katherine Ryan on her UK tour.  Geoff is also a regular on BBC Radio with appearances on The Now Show, The Today Programme stars in his own upcoming  Radio 4 stand-up special.

‘An absolute tonic’ **** – Telegraph

‘Objectively funny regardless of your political leaning’ **** – Fest

‘Repeatedly and satirically incisive’ – The Scotsman

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNATICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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House of Fun 26th January at The Oak

‘Probably the best value for money comedy club in the country’ – The Guardian

On the Last Friday of the month at The Oak, Headingley we feature the best comedy talent – household names of the past, present and future… right on your doorstep!

 

 

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Stephen Bailey: Can’t Think Straight

“Bailey has a natural chemistry with his audience and this is where he truly comes into his own” – Broadway Baby

Stephen Bailey is a comedian, television personality and writer with a brand of gossipy humour that has made him one of the most enjoyable acts on the UK comedy circuit today. He is both potty-mouthed and incredibly quick thinking with audiences relating to his sassy style as he takes to the stage with fantastic natural wit and masses of charisma

His star has been rising over the last few years as he has become a regular face on Channel 5’s ‘Big Brother’s Bit on the Side’ and made guest appearances on numerous shows including ITV2’s ‘Safeword’, ‘CelebAbiilty’, W’s ‘Celebrity Advice Bureau’ and Channel 5’s ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’.

​​He has recently supported Katherine Ryan & Jenny Eclair on their UK tours and this year sees Stephen travel the country with his own headline tour as he heads out with his five-star, critically-acclaimed show ‘Stephen Bailey: Can’t Think Straight’, which he excitedly brings to Leeds

“Bailey is an absolute crowd-pleaser, getting the room howling with laughter.”

– Chortle

★★★★★ – One4Review

★★★★★ – Fringe Guru

★★★★★ – Voice Magazine

★★★★ – Sunday Express

★★★★ – The Herald

★★★★ – The New Current

★★★★ – The Gay UK

★★★★ – To Do List

★★★★ – ScotsGay

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNA TICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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House of Fun 23rd February at HEART

Due to refurbishment work at our usual home The Original Oak; this show will take place at HEART, about 250 yds from The Oak.

All tickets purchased before the venue change will be valid at the new venue.

GARY DELANEY is a razor sharp one-liner comedian who is widely regarded as being the most quotable comic in the UK. He projects the barely hidden delight of a cheeky schoolboy and the sheer number of outstanding gags leaves the audience struggling to remember them all, yet can’t help but be carried along by his infectious charm.

Gary is a regular guest on ‘Mock The Week’ and has also appeared on ‘Live At The Apollo’, ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’, Dave’s ‘One Night Stand’ and Comedy Central’s ‘The Comedy Store’.

“Expect a cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns of the very highest quality from this master of the one-liner, a craftsman to be ranked along with likes of Tim Vine and Milton Jones” – The Guardian

Within a couple of years of realising a long held ambition to become a comedian ANGELA BARNES had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award and so began the career of one of the brightest stars in comedy.

Within a couple of years she had joined the cast of the Channel 4’s topical show ‘Stand Up for the Week’ became a regular panelist on Radio 4’s The News Quiz and began hosting Radio 4’s ‘Newsjack’. She has gone on to become a regular on ‘Mock The Week’ and made a hugely successful appearance on BBC1’s ‘Live At The Apollo’ as well as appearances on ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’, ‘Eddie Izzard’s Laughs in the Park’ on BBC Two and Dave’s ‘Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled’

She has continued to be a regular on the stand-up and festival circuits and takes as break from her current UK tour to play at the House Of Fun.

“Angela Barnes is the best mainstream female comedian I’ve seen since Sarah Millican… I can’t be any clearer than that can I?” – EVENING STANDARD

KATIE MULGREW really likes making people laugh. It’s kinda her thing and she gigs all over the country in comedy clubs doing just that, to great success.

She’s done lots of lovely things whilst being a comedian like being on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2. She got to be very silly indeed on a couple of episodes of the CBBC show, ‘The Dog Ate My Homework’.

She won the inaugural 2015 Liverpool Hope playwriting prize with her play ‘OMNIBUS’ which was staged at the Unity theatre in June 2017 in a co-production with the Liverpool Royal Court to rave reviews!

“…enjoyable, lively and very funny. A great hour of comedy.” – Metro            

 

 

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An Evening With Rob Schneider

A house-hold name and a bona-fide comedy star, Rob Schneider is well known around the world for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting whilst also becoming one of the most popular stand-ups in America and plays Leeds as one of only five dates on an exclusive, low-key taster-tour.

He began his stand-up career while still in high school and an appearance on the HBO ‘Annual Young Comedians’ special led working on the seminal sketch comedy series ‘Saturday Night Live’ where he won three Emmy Awards as part of the writing team. He swiftly graduated from writer to full cast member and for five years starred in the influential comedy series alongside Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, David Spade and Chris Rock.

He went on to star in the 1999 feature film ‘Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo’ and the sequel ‘Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo’ followed by ‘The Animal’, ‘The Hot Chick’ and the family comedy, ‘The Benchwarmers’ as well appearances in ‘Muppets from Space’ and the 2004 remake of ‘Around the World in 80 Days’

Schneider has also appeared in numerous comedies starring his SNL comrade Adam Sandler including ‘Grown Ups’, ‘The Waterboy’, ‘Big Daddy’, ‘Little Nicky’, ‘50 First Dates’, ‘The Longest Yard’ and ‘You Don’t Mess with the Zohan’.

On TV he appeared on numerous episodes of the popular shows ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Ally McBeal’ and was a frequent guest on the late-night US variety program ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ including an infamous episode where he showed up in drag as actress Lindsay Lohan after the latter cancelled following a controversial arrest for drink driving.

In the last few years, Schneider starred as the title character in the CBS-TV situation comedy ‘Rob’ and when the series came to an end he created the docu-series ‘Real Rob’ for Netflix, which focuses on the day-to-day hijinks of his life and includes real-life wife, and daughter and marks the first time any actor has ever written, produced, starred in, directed and financed a television show.

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNA TICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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House of Fun 24th November at The Oak

‘Probably the best value for money comedy club in the country’ – The Guardian

On the Last Friday of the month at The Oak, Headingley we feature the best comedy talent – household names of the past, present and future… right on your doorstep!

 

 

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Rachel Parris: It’s Fun To Pretend

Viral sensation Rachel Parris, star of BBC’s ‘The Mash Report’, presents a comedy show packed with stand-up, song, sketch, and inevitably a sideways swipe at society.

In this tour show she showcases some of her best bits, from her trademark comic anthems, to her all-too relatable, bittersweet stand-up, alongside brand new material looking at the insane events of this year.

Once described as “Tim Minchin in a frock”, Rachel is an award-winning musical comedian, actress and improviser with her songs having been played on BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music. She began improv comedy a decade ago and has performed regularly with The ‘Comedy Store Players’ and ‘The Beau Zeaux’ as well as guesting with ‘Grand Theft Impro’ and the Magnet in New York and being a core cast member of the Austentatious improv group.

Along with the aforementioned ‘The Mash Report’, she has appeared on Channel 4’s ‘The IT Crowd’ and in BBC Three’s ‘Murder in Successville’, as well as presenting  ‘Thronecast’ on Sky Atlanticand the hugely popular ‘Throneroom’ podcast.

“Tears of laughter… endearingly frank and funny” – Guardian

“A gifted performer” – Times

“This is classy, clever comedy – uproarious” – Scotsman 

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNA TICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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House of Fun 27th October at The Oak

‘Probably the best value for money comedy club in the country’ – The Guardian

On the Last Friday of the month at The Oak, Headingley we feature the best comedy talent – household names of the past, present and future… right on your doorstep!

 

 

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Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

‘It’s a failing of the comedy industry that there aren’t more voices like Jamali Maddix on the circuit.’ **** Chortle

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s ‘Hate Thy Neighbour’, Jamali Maddix is embarking on his first World Tour. He’ll be bringing brutally honest and unflinching material on the state of society along with personal tales from his travels around the world of hate and moral confrontation.

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

With an assured stage presence and considered material that comes from a fresh perspective, he already has the aura of a successful comic well beyond his years and his natural confidence and charm allow him to tread gracefully across more sensitive topics leaving many of his contemporaries behind.

As well as being a highly regarded stand-up he has also been seen on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC), ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC), ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (C4) and ‘Dara O’Brien’s Go 8-Bit 8’ (Dave).

“Something to offend everyone” **** The Sunday Times

“This is one of those shows you could happily watch—or actively experience—for hours” **** The List

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNA TICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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LOL: Ladies Of Laughter with Noreen Khan

BBC Asian Network presenter, Noreen Khan hosts a night of comedy with some of the UKs favourite female acts. Come along for an evening of laughter with Sindhu Vee, Sukh Ojla & Annette Fagon.

Noreen Khan A passion for music decided Noreen’s career as a presenter. In 2003 she began presenting for a local hospital radio show, before touring the world as a musician with the ‘Sonik Gurus’. Tiring of life on the road, she returned home, unpacked her bags and began presenting for the radio station Club Asia.

It wasn’t long before her love for music and cheery personality saw her headhunted by the BBC Asian Network and in 2007 Noreen joined as the host of the Asian Network Chart Show moving to the Weekend Breakfast show two years later, before taking the helm at Drivetime in 2010.

You might have also seen Noreen on TV where she created and hosted ‘The Fizzy Quiz Show’ on Brit Asia.

Sindhu Vee is a British-Indian comedian and a mother of three. A former Investment banker, she has studied Political Science and Philosophy before becoming a stand-up comedian. Sindhu believes that being funny is in her genes. This new lady on the comedy scene is sure to bring smiles with unparalleled sarcasm and wit.

Sukh Kaur Ojla is a UK based actress, writer, comedian and professional daydreamer. Sukh has appeared in a number of theatre productions as well as TV appearances such as Victoria and Abdul, Black Mirror & EastEnders. Sukh is one of the names to watch out for on the comedy circuit. Having played from small rooms she was recently selected for the BBC Asian Network Live event – her observation about the disadvantages of having to move back in with her parents, including not being allowed to ever turn over from the Sikh channel featured as one of the funniest moments of the night!

Annette Fagon is a loud and engaging comic. Growing up as that rare thing in the midlands of the 1980s, the daughter of a Jamaican newsagent mother, has clearly left its mark. Despite years of child drama classes and theatre performances, Annette frustrated her mother by spending 6 years at university, leaving without a degree, and returning to work there for a further 2 years. After a variety of odd jobs – disability support worker, theatre house manager, comedy club waitress – Annette took up an odder job, in stand up comedy. Currently talking – loudly – about everything from hoodies and mobile phone habits to Beyonce’s mental state, she has made rapid progress, appearing at theatres around the country. Annette’s early efforts have quickly created a buzz.

‘With this sort of retro observational comedy, she’s just like Peter Kay would be – well, if he were female, black and from Leicester’ CHORTLE

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNA TICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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George Egg: DIY Chef

“the wonderfully talented George Egg is genuinely unique” The Independent

If you like food, you’ll love this!!

In ‘GEORGE EGG: DIY CHEF’ a health scare sees George banned from the family kitchen, but relocated to the garden shed his imagination and resourcefulness lead him to build an improvised kitchen there instead. During an inspiring and inventive evening of stand-up, live cooking and comedy lecture, George prepares a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner using the most unconventional of methods.

Direct from Total Sell Outs at the Edinburgh Fringe and Brighton Fringe 2017, and following sell out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2015 and 2016 plus a sell-out UK tour, award winning comedian George Egg (the ‘Anarchist Cook’) returns with a brand new show demonstrating more live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy.

It’s funny, inspiring and absurd in equal measure. Expect power tools, gardening equipment and office supplies to be re-purposed and abused. Expect lots of laughs. Expect to learn something new. And you get to taste the food at the end. (at your own risk!!)

“Brilliantly Funny” The Observer (Jay Rayner)

“trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes” The Scotsman

“a delicious, fun show of comedy and cooking” The Wee Review

“This is comedy for everyone” Broadway Baby

“This genre mashing show will have you surprised by the methods, salivating at the recipes and seriously glad that it all culminates in a tasting session!” Edinburgh Guide

“a show like nothing you’ll see anywhere else” Voice Magazine

***** The Wee Review

**** Broadway Baby

**** Edinburgh Guide

**** Arts Fringes

**** Voice Magazine

**** One4Review

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNA TICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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Ivo Graham: Educated Guess

 “Sharp punchlines, topper gags and the unmistakable sense of a young comic finding another gear” – Scotsman

Apologetic Eton and Oxford alumnus Ivo started stand-up in 2009 at the age of eighteen, and eight months later became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ award at the Edinburgh Fringe. He has since become a regular fixture in the clubs and theatres of the UK circuit, with a gauche charm and crafty, self-aware wit which has proved a hit with audiences of all ages, and led to appearances on multiple TV and radio shows including ‘Live At The Apollo’, ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Comedy Central At The Comedy Store’, ‘As Yet Untitled’, ‘Live From the BBC’ and ‘Fighting Talk’.

His four solo stand-up shows have enjoyed sell-out runs at Edinburgh and London’s Soho Theatre all to huge critical praise” As the Evening Standard put it, “if you like your comedy with long words and beautiful linguistic flourishes, buy a ticket immediately”.

“Like Hugh Grant’s less well-adjusted younger brother” – Guardian

“Honed to within a whisker of perfection… a joyous show” – Evening Standard.

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LU\NA TICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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Chris Ramsey: Work in progress

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Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity

“Huge presence…really knows how to work a room…attitude and energy…properly hilarious, thoroughly enjoyable” Mirror

In April 2015, Robin Ince announced that he really had to stop doing stand-up as he was on the cusp of insanity. Audiences disagreed, believing he’d breached that cusp long ago. After spending 18 months touring with Professor Brian Cox and writing his new book, I’m A Joke… and So Are You, he realised it was time to start the trepanning again and returns with a new show. Inspired by Philip K Dick, Kurt Vonnegut and others, expect stories of aggressive kindness, rabies and death.

 

Advance tickets are available online now from TICKETWEB & LUNATICKETS (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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Daniel Sloss: NOW

NOW is the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning stand-up.

 

Star of TV’s ‘Conan’ (a record seven appearances), to-date Daniel has performed nine sell-out Edinburgh Fringe’s, two solo off-Broadway seasons, released a DVD, given a ‘Tedx’ Talk (aged 19) and tours extensively to rave reviews throughout Australasia, USA, UK and Europe.

‘Sloss is simply world class…Endearingly unabashed… hilarious… Intelligently and ironically calling out the hypocrisy of human nature’ ★★★★ (Herald Sun, Australia)

‘Dirty, sweet and clever’ (New York Times)

‘Deliciously dark stand-up’ ★★★★ (Mail on Sunday)

‘Irreverent wit… devastating!’ (Advertiser, Australia) ‘Brilliantly dark… ‘Razor-sharp’ (Sunday Times) ‘Dazzling wit… Unstoppable!’ (Telegraph)

‘Funny, intelligent and charming’ ★★★★ (Edinburgh Evening News) ‘Genuinely funny!’ (Time Out, London)

‘Brutal observational humor’ (Time Out, New York)

‘Sloss is a festival highlight. See him’ ★★★★1⁄2 (Age, Australia)

Advance tickets are available online now from TICKETWEB & LUNATICKETS (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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