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Funny Bones Comedy Club

Friday 16 Jan, 7.45pm
Here’s the deal… you join us for a bunch of the finest young comics on the circuit, and we make sure they turn up on time, washed, scrubbed and ready to entertain. How about cockney raconteur Paul McMullen, brilliantly inspired American Robyn Perkins and hilarious David Ward. Checking them at the door will be the winning smile of MC Archie Maddocks. Contains strong language, recommended age 16+.



  Andrew Lawrence
Reasons To Kill Yourself

Thursday 22 Jan, 8.00pm
Following his critically acclaimed, sell-out Edinburgh show, Andrew heads back on the road. He’s been on BBC’s Live at the Apollo and is a regular on Channel 4’s Stand-Up For The Week. He’s had three series of his own show on BBC Radio 4 and is a double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. Yet none of that rubbish has brought him any joy. Come and laugh in his stupid face, at his disappointing life, and some amusing thoughts he’s cobbled together about how awful the world is.

“rips the cynical heart from his chest and wears it defiantly on his sleeve” The Metro



  The House of Fun
With Arthur Smith

Friday 30 Jan, 7.30pm
An uproarious night of fantastic comedy, sparkling music, saucy stand-up and more in the company of Arthur Smith, compere beyond compare, playwright, king of comedians, professional Leonard Cohen impersonator and star of radio's Loose Ends and TV's The One Show and Grumpy Old Men. Acts include: Pete Heat, like Derren Brown crossed with Russell Brand, in the words of the NME ‘the rock & roll magician’; and Shirley & Shirley, who recently took the Edinburgh Festival by storm with their mash-up of character, physical and sketch comedy. Recommended age 14+.

£15 (£13 conc)


John Shuttleworth
A Wee Ken To Remember

Saturday 31 Jan, 8.00pm
The versatile singer/organist wants to share fond memories of his favourite past weekends. But a typo on the poster (‘weekend’ has become ‘wee Ken’) means John is obliged to spend the evening paying homage to his next door neighbour and agent - the diminutive Ken Worthington. With any luck, John will end up doing both. In this brand new show, Sheffield's funniest man performs classic tunes such as Two Margarines and I Can't Go Back To Savoury Now as well as newer ditties like Whatever Happened to Vince Hill? and Relatives In Rotherham.

“punch the air to character comedy in a class of its own” Sunday Times

£16 (£14 conc)


The Comedy Store (Feb)

Sunday 1 Feb, 7.30pm
With over 35 years’ experience in the business, our friends at The Comedy Store have come a long way since they opened their first comedy club above a strip club in Soho. With a host of clubs and comedy nights around the country - and even a club in Mumbai - they’re still the greatest and most influential comedy business on the planet.

Using the very best performers on the circuit, each month they create a line-up especially for the audiences of Durham. So if you fancy a cracking evening of laughter, come and join the fun. Contains strong language, recommended age 16+.

£11 (£9 conc), (£8 Students and Gala Friends)


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