Saturday, 15 August 2020

Funnyman says he still feels like an ‘imposter’

Funnyman says he still feels like an ‘imposter’

HE’S a star of radio and TV with a stand-up comedy career dating back to 2009 — and he’s still only in his late twenties. But despite his many successes, Didcot-born Matt Richardson still feels like a showbiz imposter. On the plus side, this...
Magic man isn’t afraid to share the limelight

Magic man isn’t afraid to share the limelight

HE’S been hailed as “the new poster boy for British comedy magic” but Pete Firman isn’t afraid to share the limelight. That’s why his new touring show, Pete Firman & The Amazing TBC, is arguably his most ambitious yet. A spokesman said: “Pete is back...
Political satirist is up to the minute

Political satirist is up to the minute

ONE of the top comedy headliners at this summer’s Henley Festival is bringing his touring show to Norden Farm in Maidenhead next Saturday (March 14), writes Peter Anderson. With a week being a long time in politics, especially these days, satirist...

BBC sitcom adaptation was a well-directed taste of nostalgia

BBC sitcom adaptation was a well-directed taste of nostalgia

Are You Being Served? | HAODS Studio | Friday, February 21THE Henley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society has made dinner and theatre in their studio an annual event. They take a popular BBC sitcom and give the audience a real taste of nostalgia....
Comedian shows love of technology

Comedian shows love of technology

FOR those who can’t wait for this year’s Henley Festival to see comedian Olga Koch, she will be taking to the stage in Reading next Friday (February 27), writes Peter Anderson. The Edinburgh comedy award nominee will be at the South Street Arts...

Daughter of party spin doctor has politics on her agenda

Daughter of party spin doctor has politics on her agenda

CAREER choice comes to the fore at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead next Wednesday (February 26) but were you influenced ...

Designer’s help means TV adaptation is all set

Designer’s help means TV adaptation is all set

A DINNER-theatre production of the classic BBC sitcom Are You Being Served? will have a more than usually authentic feel — after the ...

Mistaken identities and cross-purposes drive Mill comedy

Mistaken identities and cross-purposes drive Mill comedy

THE comedy that turned Alan Ayckbourn into a household name is coming to the Mill at Sonning later this month, directed by The Woman ...

Comedian enjoys making memories

Comedian enjoys making memories

THE funeral of a much-loved grandparent is not the usual starting point for a career in comedy, writes Peter Anderson. But then, as ...

Ex-Henley MP saw how to get the ball loose from the scrum

Ex-Henley MP saw how to get the ball loose from the scrum

The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson | Theatre Royal Windsor | Monday, February 10 BORIS Johnson was the editor of the Spectator and ...

P45 prankster is playing Theresa May’s backyard

P45 prankster is playing Theresa May’s backyard

YOU’D think nothing would scare comedian Simon Brodkin any more. This is the man who sneaked into the Conservative Party conference ...

Silent-film quartet want to take you back in time

Silent-film quartet want to take you back in time

IT wasn’t so long ago that silent movies were still a regular feature on terrestrial television. There’s an entire generation that ...

Magicians to share their scientific past

Magicians to share their scientific past

GENTLEMEN magicians Rhys Morgan and Robert West have a secret past that they are preparing to share at the Kenton Theatre this ...

Songwriting satirist is saving the world one ditty at a time

Songwriting satirist is saving the world one ditty at a time

“MUSIC has charms to soothe a savage breast.” So said William Congreve at the turn of the 18th century. Fast-forward to tomorrow night ...

Film fan’s on a mission to make people laugh

Film fan’s on a mission to make people laugh

FORGET James Bond, Jason Bourne, Ethan Hunt –— there’s a new spy in town. And he’s not dressed in a neat tuxedo or head-to-toe ...

French-trained comic’s still clowning around

French-trained comic’s still clowning around

ALL stand-up comedians have a keenly developed sense of the ridiculous, the idiotic and the absurd. But John-Luke Roberts is in a ...

Panto fusion has got olde worlde charm in spades

Panto fusion has got olde worlde charm in spades

Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood | Corn Exchange, Wallingford | Friday, January 17 AN excited audience of all ages gathered for the ...

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