Written and performed by Mark Thomas
Thursday 6 Nov, 8.00pm
Mark tells the true story of how Britain’s biggest arms manufacturer came to spy on a comedian. It’s a personal and timely tale of planes, demos and undercover deceit told by this award-winning performer. Ten years ago an activist and close friend of Mark's was exposed as a spy for BAE Systems. Now Mark wants to find him and has some questions to ask. With plenty of laughs, some weird characters and the vague possibility that Mark might get beaten up, he finds out if he wants revenge or if he can forgive the betrayal of a friend. Director, Emma Callander.
£15 (£12 conc)
Gets Straight To The Point* (* The PowerPoint)
Saturday 8 Nov, 8.00pm
The wonderfully innovative comedy mind behind Modern Life Is Goodish (Dave), Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure is back with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point*... (*The PowerPoint). Yes. That’s right. It’s a PowerPoint presentation. We know what you’re thinking. But don’t worry… as this all-new show follows the phenomenal success of his critically-acclaimed UK Tour, Dave Gorman’s Powerpoint Presentation, which included a sold-out five-night run at London’s Southbank Centre, we think you’re in pretty safe (and funny) hands. You won’t need to take notes and you almost certainly won’t be tested on it later.
”…has transformed the seemingly mundane into hours of unabashed hysteria” Metro
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Je M’accuse - I Am Marcus
Tuesday 11 Nov, 8.00pm
Podium dancer, oil rig worker, food addict, musical theatre enthusiast, posh, eco-hypocrite, ex-Goth, muppet fan, award winning comedian and chief beverages operator at the Little Chef - screw politics, let’s talk about me.
“if you haven't seen him live, then you haven't seen him at his very best” The Mirror
Thursday 13 Nov, 7.30pm
The winner of five major comedy awards, a 24-hour-show luminary and novelist, Mark hosts BBC's We Need Answers, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week and is the star of cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better). This is his darkest, most personal show yet. Luckily, it’s also his funniest. Recommended age: 14+
“the highest achiever the Edinburgh Festival has seen this decade. A huge comic presence” The Times
The Comedy Store (Nov II)
Sunday 16 Nov, 7.30pm
It’s the first Sunday of the month, so it must be The Comedy Store. Gala’s regular meeting place for hilarious, comical and sometimes downright eccentric comedians. Our main theatre plays host to three of the best comics on the touring circuit, introduced by your MC for the evening. Rib-tickling guaranteed.
NB: contains strong language - over 16s only.
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£11 (£9 conc), (£8 Students and Gala Friends)