Thursday, 19 July 2018

Sitcom star’s search for ‘The One’ is over

HIT Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show may have bitten the dust just before Christmas — though fans are hoping there may be a film version still to come — but members of the cast are as busy as ever with other projects

HIT Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show may have bitten the dust just before Christmas — though fans are hoping there may be a film version still to come — but members of the cast are as busy as ever with other projects.

Comedian Isy Suttie won an army of fans with her portrayal of Mark Corrigan’s kooky, ubergeek love interest, Dobby.

She also has a Sony Award-winning radio show, Pearl and Dave, and has toured her comedy shows across the UK.

Isy is a regular on the top television panel shows. She has appeared on BBC2’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks and QI, and Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

Her new show The Actual One coincides with her making her debut as an author with a memoir of the same title.

Isy has realised that all her friends are growing up without her, and that prolonging growing up for as long as possible isn’t that easy.

Everyone around her is now more into mortgages, farmers’ markets and nappies rather than skinny dipping and Sambuca sessions.

When a friend advises Isy that the next man she meets won’t just be ‘The One’, but ‘The Actual One’, Isy is very keen to delay the onset of adulthood for just a bit longer.

Isy will be sharing stories, songs and extracts from her new book live on stage at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead on Sunday (January 17).

Join her as she reveals her battle with becoming a grown-up in a hilarious and relatable way.

The show starts at 7.30pm and is rated suitable for ages 16 and up.

Four days later at the same venue, fellow comedian Tiff Stevenson will be posing some of the key question of our time.

What makes a person? Ideas, labels, sexuality or even slogan T-shirts? When the cult of personality reigns supreme and the only religion is a technological one, Tiff wants to know if we are we being sold our identities in her latest show,

Mad Man
.

A stand-up comedian, actor and writer, Tiff is now well established on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mad Man
is the sixth solo show she has performed at the Fringe, following on from her previous successes

Uncomfortably Numb
,

Cavewoman
,

Dictators
,

Along Came a Spider
and
In 2012

Uncomfortably Numb
was awarded the Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe award and has since inspired Tiff to make a documentary — currently in production — further exploring plastic surgery, ageing and our perceptions of women’s faces.

In

Mad Man
, Tiff will be exploring why the world still looks as if it was created by the ad executives of the Sixties — from the gender pay gap to Hollywood’s ideals. From ideas, labels, sexuality or even the slogan T-shirts in the shops, are we being sold our identities? And are celebrities and personalities to blame?

Join this rising star of the comedy world as she shares her hilarious, intelligent and well-written look at modern-day society. Showtime is 8pm.

Tickets for Isy Suttie are £14 (concessions £12). Tickets for Tiff Stevenson are £12. For further details or to book, call the Norden Farm box office on 01628 788997 or visit www.norden.farm/events

Isy is also appearing at Reading’s South Street Arts Centre on Friday, February 5. Tickets are £15 (inclusive of booking fee). To book, call 0118 960 6060 or visit www.readingarts.com



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