Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Panto villain prefers a red dog to a white cat

Panto villain prefers a red dog to a white cat

THE Kenton Theatre’s original pantomime baddie is getting ready to rejoin the fray this Christmas — and she can’t wait. Back in 2012, confronted with the traditional audience boos and jeers, Mary Stewart gave as good as she got when she played...
‘Switched on’ comedian found his USP on his PC

‘Switched on’ comedian found his USP on his PC

SOME people say others spend too long in front of a phone or computer screen and don’t get out enough. Well, later this month they can do both with a multimedia evening starring the high priest of PowerPoint comedy, Dave Gorman. The 48-year-old — who...
Comic’s feeling his old self again — incendiary

Comic’s feeling his old self again — incendiary

ALWAYS a man who likes an incendiary show title, Phoenix From The Flames represents Nick Helm’s return to something like his old self. The man who starred in BBC Three’s wonderfully charming Uncle, fronted a food programme for Dave entitled Eat Your...
Comic singer has played with the best

Comic singer has played with the best

FOLK singer and comedian Richard Digance is playing the Crooked Billet in Stoke Row on Monday. The pub’s chef patron Paul Clerehugh said: “Many people sing, play guitar and tell stories, but not many have supported Steve Martin and Robin Williams or...
‘Dishwasher benefit’ is a real laughing matter

‘Dishwasher benefit’ is a real laughing matter

A COMEDIAN who previously starred on the BBC’s stand-up showcase Live at the Apollo is to headline Dunsden village hall next weekend — in aid of the venue’s new dishwasher fund. Chris McCausland will top a bill made up of four stand-up comics, all...

US comic uses yoga to warm up for gigs

US comic uses yoga to warm up for gigs

SHE’S the only qualified yoga instructor on the UK comedy circuit, but there’s nothing contorted about Abigoliah Schamaun’s unique ...

Humpty comic wants to put us all back together

Humpty comic wants to put us all back together

ANDY Parsons is on a mission with his new stand-up tour. In one simple nutshell, he’s looking to heal this divided nation. The man who ...

Cookham comic’s navigating the Crystal Maze of fame

Cookham comic’s navigating the Crystal Maze of fame

THEY say that if you want to be a famous, the hardest place to find appreciation is where you grew up, writes Peter Anderson. Mention ...

Force is strong with cop turned stand-up comic

Force is strong with cop turned stand-up comic

“THE force is strong with this one,” was Darth Vader’s immortal verdict on first encountering Luke Skywalker — but he could just as ...

Comedy legend’s show is game of two halves

Comedy legend’s show is game of two halves

AN evening of two halves is in store next month when comedy legend Jasper Carrott and his schoolfriend Bev Bevan bring their touring ...

Irish comic’s taking the mick — out of himself

Irish comic’s taking the mick — out of himself

NOBODY spins a yarn like Jason Byrne. The comedian and Ireland’s Got Talent judge once built an entire Edinburgh Fringe show around a ...

Stand-ups both have lots to laugh about

Stand-ups both have lots to laugh about

A FORMER policeman and an eternally adolescent Geordie are among the comedy delights in store at the Kenton Theatre this autumn. On ...

Comedian can’t wait to play nuclear bunker again

Comedian can’t wait to play nuclear bunker again

SHE once played a comedy gig in a decommissioned nuclear bunker, so compering the Rewind festival’s Forever Stage next weekend ...

Panto auditions are open to everyone

Panto auditions are open to everyone

HAVE you ever dreamed of starring in panto? Thanks to the Kenton Theatre there’s a chance you could do so this Christmas. Sleeping ...

CBBC stars are game for a laugh at theatre

CBBC stars are game for a laugh at theatre

OVER the years there have been many different ways that comedy and light entertainment double acts have come together. Often they will ...

Comedian’s talking about his recovery

Comedian’s talking about his recovery

COMEDIAN Russell Brand is appearing at the Christ Church Centre later this month to talk about his recovery from addiction. The show ...

Life, death and Tory politics at festival

Life, death and Tory politics at festival

A CAVERSHAM man who survived a brain tumour and a “shy Tory” comedian are among the performers heading for this year’s Reading Fringe ...

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