Friday, 19 April 2019

Comedian’s comedian is making a pig of herself

Comedian’s comedian is making a pig of herself

CALLING someone “the comedians’ comedian” would be a shameful thing to do if it didn’t just so happen to be true. Last summer saw Lou Sanders’s sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival win her a Comedians’ Choice Award for “best show”. She also...
Tale of grandad’s pigeon is worth sitting down for

Tale of grandad’s pigeon is worth sitting down for

THREE comedians for the price of one are on offer later this month at the Kenton Theatre. The latest in the New Street venue’s monthly series of comedy nights takes place on Friday, April 26, at 8pm. Topping the bill is Steve Hall, a stand-up comedian...
‘Almost Royal’ star was conned by a guide dog

‘Almost Royal’ star was conned by a guide dog

HE’S one of the new breed of comedy royalty who hosts a hit podcast with fellow stand-up James Acaster and regularly appears on Mock the Week. Ed Gamble isn’t afraid to take the rise out of himself, either. The 32-year-old, who grew up in South West...
Funnyman will make a good impression at Phyllis Court

Funnyman will make a good impression at Phyllis Court

IMPRESSIONIST turned classical pianist Alistair McGowan is teaming up with the Henley Festival for a one-off concert at Phyllis Court Club. The funnyman is bringing his touring show “Introductions to Classical Piano” to town on Saturday, April 13, at...
Smutty talk gives festival comic a spring in his step

Smutty talk gives festival comic a spring in his step

TICKETS for this year’s Henley Festival go on public sale today (Friday) — and sitting at the top of the comedy tree is Friday night headliner Julian Clary. The veteran stand-up and TV presenter’s long and varied career has seen him grace stage and...

Sitcom pioneer Hancock is having his time again

Sitcom pioneer Hancock is having his time again

IT’S been hailed as the first situation comedy — a genre it is now impossible to imagine the radio or TV schedules without, writes ...

Comedy star is in ‘Store’

Comedy star is in ‘Store’

A STAR of the Comedy Store in the West End is one of three funnymen lined up for next month’s edition of Comedy at the Kenton. The ...

Edinburgh comedy stars at the Kenton

Edinburgh comedy stars at the Kenton

FANS of the popular “Comedy at the Kenton” nights can enjoy two shows within a fortnight of each other in the coming weeks. In ...

Comic’s limbering up to come off the bench

Comic’s limbering up to come off the bench

HE’S been Glastonbury’s poet in residence and last summer had the second best reviewed comedy show on the Edinburgh fringe. Something ...

‘Turnip surprise’ on the menu for show

‘Turnip surprise’ on the menu for show

IT’S a plan so cunning you could brush your teeth with it — and you’ll probably need to, writes Matthew Wilson. Henley Amateur ...

Carr show

Carr show

COMEDIAN Alan Carr will perform at the Kenton Theatre in Henley on Sunday March 3. The show, which will be ahead of his next tour, ...

Dieting funnyman still enjoys chewing the fat

Dieting funnyman still enjoys chewing the fat

IT’S the moment every father of teenage daughters most dreads — finding out what they really think of you. Last summer the comedian ...

Kenton comedy shows share more than just lots of laughs

Kenton comedy shows share more than just lots of laughs

THE Kenton Theatre has two comedy shows in a row coming up later this month, writes Matthew Wilson. First up, next Friday and Saturday ...

Cast of West End smash still have the recipe for success

Cast of West End smash still have the recipe for success

WAITING to chat to Nigel Havers, Stephen Tompkinson and Denis Lawson on the first day of rehearsals for Art, I overhear a waitress ...

Father Ted comic has no plans to mention the B- or T- words

Father Ted comic has no plans to mention the B- or T- words

ADMITTING that he was happily sliding into middle age, fairly sure he knew all that he needed to know about the world, Ardal O’Hanlon ...

Feelgood comedian is tackling love and loss

Feelgood comedian is tackling love and loss

NOT for nothing is Stephen K Amos known as a feelgood comedian. His years of touring the nation with crowd-pleasing shows have helped ...

Observational comic’s still seeing how it goes

Observational comic’s still seeing how it goes

SHE survived taking part in the first series of the much-mocked ITV reality show Survivor, going on to become a regular on Mock the ...

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