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A new stand-up show about the joys of raising children with special needs.
From the star of hit Radio 4 series ‘6.5 Children’, and author of book ‘Normal Schmormal’ published this summer. Ashley has six kids, three of whom have a SEN diagnosis. Between endless meetings, countless therapists, public humiliations, failed playdates, horrific hygiene, surreal monologues and occasional violence, it’s certainly not what anyone would call a ‘normal’ household – but would he want it any other way?
Ashley distils the love, madness and chaos of his home life into a brilliant evening of standup for all the family. He's just glad to be out of the house, to be honest.
‘A slickly funny stand-up show’ New York Times
‘Warmth and wit’ ★★★★ Daily Mail
‘A special vein of comic material’ ★★★★ Financial Times
In his new show, award winning comedian Alfie Brown is showing signs that he probably can't have a healthy relationship and proceeding down the road with him would be emotionally dangerous. But what are these signs? Alfie Brown is the most hated man in an internet forum that he is not even the main subject of. But perhaps reading the worst things about yourself can be an educational experience? Is the digital age turning us bad, or is it merely shining a light on the bad previously unseen?
WINNER: CHORTLE AWARDS 2022 - BEST SHOW - SENSITIVE MAN
NOMINEE: DAVE'S EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS MAIN PRIZE - SENSITIVE MAN - 2022
‘It is tricky to write 350 sensible words when you come out a show simply thinking Wow!‘ ★★★★★ The Scotsman
‘Breathtaking... a unique, provocative voice’ ★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ The Times
You might have seen him on Scared of the Dark, Would I Lie to You, Have I Got News for You, The Royal Variety, QI, Blankety Blank, The Last Leg, and tons more as well.
He's been called an 'overnight success' - even though he's been doing stand-up for yonks!
Chris McCausland is hitting the road again with another masterclass in stand-up comedy that has literally been yonks in the making.
Suitable for ages 16+ years.
On his sixth UK tour, the comedian tries to make sense of the current cultural and political scene with his playfully provocative brand of humour.
Whether it's the dire blandness of the two main parties or the shamelessly shoe-horned right-on messages in adverts and films, Geoff continues to tread in areas much of comedy leaves well alone.
But this time around he also has a mission. As well as casting his everyman eye over what's happening in wider society, Geoff is trying to unpick what's happening with your average bloke. Remember them?
It’s been a rough couple of years for blokes. Toxic masculinity has grabbed all the headlines and ruined it for communal garden geezers, who have been put under the microscope like never before. At first glance, there’s not much to examine – there’s no Bloke 2.0.
Taking up his own bloke’s-eye-view, Geoff can see that despite the social media vortex, your man in the street, average Joe, man on the Clapham Omnibus and your John Smiths just keep plodding on, fuelled by a diet of football, sheds, super-hero films, sporting autobiographies, wearing socks at all times and strategically burying feelings when necessary.
However, under the paraphernalia of manhood and the sometimes basic, even primal, behaviour of dads and lads, Geoff can see that there is something mysterious and definitely non-toxic going on.
A kindly and funny stock-take of both himself and his fellow man, Geoff unlocks some of the more complicated behaviour of your husbands, dads and brothers.
'He has become one of our most refreshingly funny comedians of any stripe' ★★★★ The Times
'He’s a class act with a mature, sharp take on modern politics' Sunday Times
Double Emmy Award winner and star of 'Smack The Pony' Fiona Allen is touring her debut stand-up show.
Like most working mums, since her children were born she hasn't had a moment for herself. Now free, she has tried new hobbies, new places, even attempting to get fit - difficult when your spirit animal is a sloth!
With nowhere left to turn she decided to go on the road as a stand-up. A show about family, marriage, and things that truly annoy her. It's a show for everyone, even those passive-aggressive school mums...