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Mark Steel’s Back In Town

Sunday 19 Oct, 8.00pm
This show is based on the BBC Radio 4 series in which Mark writes a show around each town he visits. It’s a sparkling verdict on humanity that he’s mocked them all and somehow is still alive. For this show Mark has found dozens more towns to humiliate, as well as pledging to discover what makes Durham ridiculous. He says:

"I’ve stood behind a Londoner on a cliff in Dorset, who said to his wife 'That lighthouse is getting on my bloody wick.' I’ve seen rivalries such as that in Corby, when I thanked a librarian for finding me a book and she replied ‘Yes, because here we’re not like those miserable arses from Kettering’. I’ve even read a book called ‘A History of the Railway in Didcot’ that starts 'This book is in no way a history of the railway in Didcot'"

There will be pictures, and ranting, some people will call things out, and you’ll be a far better audience than the miserable arses in those other towns.

“a man with a passionate desire to communicate his ideas, who is also very funny” The Guardian



  Jason Byrne
In… You Name The Show

Friday 24 Oct, 8.00pm
“It’s January and I’m asked as I’m asked each year ‘what’s the name of your show Jason?’ I say do you mean the one that will be on in October and by the time I get there my show content will have changed at least 546 times? Yes they say. So I’m asking the audiences to name the show, and that’s exactly what they’ll do over the course of the year, the best name will win £500, there will be a leader board on stage each night and by the end of the tour my show will have a name, thanks to you lot”.

As featured on Live at the Apollo, The Royal Variety Show and BBC1’s Father Figure of which he is the creator and star. Recommended 14+.

“the outright king of live comedy” The Times



  Jeremy Hardy

Saturday 25 Oct, 8.00pm
Jeremy has been a stand-up comic since 1984 and will be one until he dies… or wins the lottery. He best known for his work on Radio 4, notably on News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. In 2010, he published a book, My Family and Other Strangers, chronicling his desperate search for interesting ancestors.

“a comic genius” Sandi Toksvig

£14 (£5 conc)


Andy Zaltzman
Satirist For Hire

Friday 31 Oct, 8.00pm
The British-based half of the global hit topical podcast The Bugle, takes his uniquely interactive new show on the road, giving audiences the chance to have the issues they care about satirised to order by one of Britain’s leading political comedians. Whether a general grumble or a specific bleat, audience members are invited to send in their satirico-queries HERE in advance. Andy will butter their political hot potato to order, and then serve it back to them at the show of their choosing.

“one of the finest satirical stand-ups in the land” Time Out



The Comedy Store (Nov I)

Sunday 2 Nov, 7.30pm
Your MC for the night introduces you to a threesome of top-flight comedians, ready to fill your heart with joy. Why not join us for a pre-show drink between 6pm-7pm, when all beer and lager has 10% off. Or get a show ticket and a main meal with our friends Chiquito’s for just £15. Ask Box Office for details.

NB: contains strong language - over 16s only.

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


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