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Mike Bubbins: Throwback

Mike Bubbins, star of hit podcast The Socially Distant Sports Bar, and of BBC television comedies Mammoth, Tourist Trap and The Unexplainers, unleashes THROWBACK, his first ever solo UK stand-up tour. And things may never be the same again.

THROWBACK is a powerful, thought-provoking, visceral hour of stand-up comedy, that pushes boundaries, defies neat descriptions and challenges the audience...

AS IF IT IS!

It’s actually an hour and a half of really funny stories, pretty impressive characterisations, possibly a song (he said he’ll see how that goes), a bit of nostalgia about the good old days, a bit of optimism about the good new days, and Mike generally having a laugh about life and not taking himself, or anything else, too seriously. Having said that, he may, at some point in the show, get very annoyed at berks, whether in the past, the present, or the future. Very annoyed.

So basically THROWBACK is a comedy show about Bubbins sharing, and bringing to life, the stuff that he finds funny. As comedy concepts go, it’s a pretty straightforward one, really.

‘They asked me to do a UK comedy tour, called THROWBACK...and so I did.’  Mike Bubbins

Saturday 4 February 2023
Courtyard Theatre
£19.50

Mike Bubbin's website
@MikeBubbins
@nordenfarm

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The Noise Next Door: Hometown Heroes

The quickest wits in comedy are coming to town with a side-splitting evening of hilarious off-the-cuff songs, scenes and characters.

The stars of ITV1's Tonight at the Palladium spin comedy gold out of the all things that YOU, the live audience, think are the best, worst and down right weirdest things about your hometown. Maybe a bit of local laughter really can save the day!

The Noise Next Door are thirteen time sell-out veterans of The Edinburgh Fringe. They have appeared on BBC1's The One Show, ITV1's Britain’s Got Talent and Comedy Central's Roast Battle. They have also appeared alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan and Harry Hill.

'Hilarious… A superior kind of chaos' Telegraph

'21st century comedy at its finest and funniest' The Stage

'Comedy gold… Staggeringly well executed' Guardian

'Phenomenal' Daily Mirror

Suitable for ages 15+ years

Studio
£16

The Noise Next Door website
@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

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Zoe Lyons: Bald Ambition Tour

Zoe Lyons has kept herself busy in the last couple of years by having what can best be described as a monumental midlife crisis. It involved buying a sports car, having a brief marital separation and running a 100k ultra marathon which really didn’t end well. Along the way her hair decided the best thing to do was abandon ship. It ain’t easy being a middle aged woman: try doing it with a combover. Thankfully Zoe has been able to explore the funny side of all these twists and turns. It's time to sell the silly car and try and put the wheels back on her life.

Zoe is the host of BBC2’s Lightning. She's known as a star of Live at the Apollo and a regular on BBC1's Have I Got News for You, BBC2's QI and Mock the Week.

Other credits include Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2), Stand Up and Deliver (C4), House of Games (BBC2). Zoe is an immediately recognisable voice on Radio 4 as a regular on The News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Unbelievable Truth and The Now Show, and also co-hosts Frank Skinner’s show on Absolute Radio.

Age guidance 14+ years.

'A masterclass of how to write, construct, and perform an Edinburgh show, or any show in fact' ★★★★★ Funny Women

'Lyons is on top of her game, in command of her material, her audience and her stage' ★★★★ Chortle

'An hour of intelligent observations and hilarious character comedy' ★★★★ Three Weeks

'A tremendously good comic operating at a vertiginous level' ★★★★ The Wee Review

'A huge talent' ★★★★ One4Review

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Zoe Lyon's website
@zoelyons
@nordenfarm

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Rob Auton - The Crowd Show

The Crowd Show is a comedy / theatre / spoken word show about crowds, people and connection.

The Crowd Show is a show suitable for anybody who has been in a crowd or wants to be in the crowd for this show.

Rob Auton is an award-winning writer, actor and podcaster, named the ‘Brian Cox of Comedy’ by the Guardian. He has written eight hit Edinburgh Fringe shows, which have led to nationwide tours and television/radio appearances. Rob has had four collections of poetry and illustrations published by Burning Eye Books and Harper Collins.

In 2020, Rob started The Rob Auton Daily Podcast, which went on to amass over two million listens and win a gold award for Best Daily Podcast at the British Podcast Awards.

'A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot' The Guardian

'Emotionally charged - a heart-warming clarion call for universal connection' Evening Standard

'Makes laughter out of wonder and brings us all together. We need him' The Scotsman

'Something that'll leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy round the edges' The Herald

'Brilliant' Stewart Lee

Studio
£15

Rob Auton's website
@RobertAuton
@nordenfarm

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Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch

One of the UK’s fastest rising comedy stars Robin Morgan brings a hilarious brand new show on tour for 2023

A lot has happened to Robin since the last tour. He’s moved back to Wales, happily married with two kids. So what happens next? A vasectomy of course.

Robin’s been all over your telly and radio, with appearances on Mock The Week (BBC Two), Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction (Comedy Central), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).

He created the topical panel show What Just Happened? (BBC One) and co-created Ellie Taylor’s Safe Space (BBC Radio 4), and also appeared in both, the greedy boy.

His writing credits include Have I Got News For You (BBC One), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), The Mash Report (BBC Two), The Great Pottery Throwdown (C4) and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), and is the studio warm-up artist for The Graham Norton Show (BBC One).

'Bloody funny. He must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame' Chortle

Studio
£13 | £10 conc

@robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

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Michelle de Swarte: Moved

Michelle has been on the move since birth. She's moved country four times, been homeless three times, been a fashion model, a cleaner, a reporter, presenter, writer, cat sitter and actor. Married, divorced, on drugs, off drugs.

In this new show, Michelle breaks down the highs and lows of burning your life to the ground and starting again when forty is around the corner.

Star of the highly acclaimed Sky/HBO’s The Baby, Michelle is an actress, comedian and writer. She can currently be seen in Prime Video’s Backstage with Katherine Ryan. She also starred as a series regular in Katherine Ryan’s Netflix series The Duchess.

Born in South London, Michelle was spotted by a model scout at the age of 19 and moved to New York, where she became heavily involved in the comedy scene. Since moving back to London, she has been busy filming and writing her own semi-autobiographical comedy series with Various Artists Limited and has recently been the tour support on Katherine Ryan’s tour.

'All hail the new Queen of Comedy' Sunday Times Style

'Dry brilliance' iNews

Age guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Ray Bradshaw – Deaf Com 1

Following his groundbreaking 2018 show, Deaf Comedy Fam, Ray's new show covers his recent fatherhood, teaching his young son sign language and a disastrous trip to Bahrain!

Ray is an international award winning comic. He spent 2021/22 touring the UK as John Bishop’s handpicked support act, having previously toured with Frankie Boyle in 2019.

Ray was the first comedian to ever win a Scottish Culture Award and is a regular host of Scotland’s most popular radio show, Breaking The News.

Ray is a CODA (like in the Oscar winning film) and grew up with deaf parents. All of his shows are performed in both BSL and English, with Deaf Comedy Fam becoming the first ever live comedy experience for more than 800 deaf audience members.

Ray’s clever, charming and very funny comedy has received critical acclaim from critics and fans alike.

'Bradshaw is raucously funny … captivating, funny and sharply executed' ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com

'Funny and fascinating… one in six of us will lose our sense of hearing. Deaf Comedy Fam proves it doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of humour' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'This years most groundbreaking show' ★★★★ Short.com

'I grinned from ear to ear for the entire hour“ ★★★★ Voice Magazine

'Has a clear comedy gift' ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

Studio
£15

Ray Bradshaw's website
@comedyray
@nordenfarm

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Simon Brodkin: Screwed Up

Fresh from his sold-out, critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run and becoming the most viewed British comedian of all time on TikTok, the world famous prankster and Lee Nelson creator is back with an outrageous new show.

In Screwed Up Simon rips into celebrity culture, social media, the police, Putin, Prince Andrew and Jesus.

Nothing is off limits in this hilarious show, including his own mental health, his family, his five arrests and how he once found himself at an underground sex party.

'No show has made me laugh more than this one… His finest hour on stage' ★★★★ The Times

'Screwed Up is a full-on rat-a-tat gag-fest' ★★★★ Mail On Sunday

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

Simon's website
@SimonBrodkin
@nordenfarm

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Emmanuel Sonubi: Emancipated

Emmanuel's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show looks at his life, including being the only boy and the youngest of six children (that’s right – 5 OLDER sisters).

He explores that that looks can be very deceptive and what has led him to become the person he is today.

The show also covers his time as a doorman in some of the scariest clubs in London, his career in musical theatre and life as a parent to two young children.

Through his hilarious storytelling, it's a deeper look into all the experiences that shaped his personality and opinions today.

Emmanuel made his TV debut on Comedy Central UK. He has appeared on ITV1's The John Bishop Show, ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show, Comedy Central Live and ITV's Sorry I Didn’t Know. He's been heard on BBC Radio 4 shows including The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Edinburgh Fringe Award; Nominees show.

'Outright hilarious, his star is on the rise' Fest
'Side-splittingly funny, there are roaring laughs' The Independent
'Sonubi is a distinctive, classily polished act. His ascendancy appears assured' The Scotsman
'Big laughs, engaging tales, you’re seduced by the easy authority of his storytelling' The Guardian
'There’s no denying Sonubi his impeccable craft. If he’s shooting for a BBC One primetime slot, this is bang on target' The List

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Emmanuel Sonubi's website
@emmanuelstandup
@nordenfarm

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Eshaan Akbar : The Pretender

Whether it’s you, the person you go on a date with, your boss, or the opinion-makers on TV, we’re all pretending we know what we’re doing.

We don’t. And it’s about time we all had a proper laugh about it.

Eshaan has been seen on BBC1's Mock The Week and QI, and heard on award-winning podcasts Have A Word, Ninetwentynine and Spitting Image. He's also appeared on LBC, Times Radio and BBC Radio 4.

'A fine comic entertainer, an intelligent maker of points and a wealth of fascinating facts' The Scotsman

'Genius stand-up comedy' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

'A story that’s likely to go far' Chortle

Studio
£15


Eshaan's website
@eshaanakbar
@nordenfarm

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Made in (India) Britain

by Rinkoo Barpaga.

Roo is a deaf Punjabi boy from Birmingham, living in a world that wasn't made for him.

With great humour, he narrates the impact of ableism and racism throughout his childhood and adult life. It leads him to confront one key question: 'Where do I belong?'

'Confident and charismatic' ★★★ The Stage

'Barpaga is a remarkable storyteller' ★★★★ FestMagazine

'A truly brilliant piece of theatre' ★★★★★ Neuro Diverse

'Made in India/Britain is one of the most accurate portrayals I’ve ever seen of just how it feels to discover your community, and the journey which it follows' ★★★★★ Liam O’Dell

Performed in BSL, Spoken English and Closed Captions

Studio
£16

Rinkoo Barpaga's website
@RinkooBarpaga
@nordenfarm

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Lucy Porter - Wake-Up Call

A brand new stand up show from the TV and radio favourite.

As heard on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show and seen on Would I Lie to You, QI and Live at the Apollo.

Wake-Up Call is a show about revelations, realisations and epiphanies - both large and small. 

Subjects covered include: bin collection schedules, the novels of Jean Rhys, cats, school fair booze tombolas, the Scottish Enlightenment, pressure washers and Huel. It’s an exuberant, silly show with some wisdom sprinkled on top.

'Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful' The Telegraph

'A treat from start to finish' The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Lucy's website
@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Rhys James: Spilt Milk

Rhys James is right back where he belongs: on tour around the country, with a markedly different schedule to Chelsea's fixture list to prove he is not the footballer.


One of the final Mock The Week regulars and star of Live At The Apollo,

Rhys’s previous tour sold out over 70 dates nationwide. Since then he’s released a third Radio 4 series, starred in The Great American Joke Off for US network The CW and been hurled through the air on a bungee cord by Micah Richards on Sky's A League Of Their Own.

He has also been seen on Richard Osman’s House Of Games, Celebrity Mastermind and Pointless Celebrities.

'Master of the lightning-paced, gag-dense, precision-delivered set' The Guardian

'Scintillating stand-up' ★★★★ The Times

'An immaculately crafted set… crowd-pleasing, relatable entertainment rarely comes any sharper' ★★★★ Evening Standard

'A ton of smart, intricately-written jokes and stories where you’re never more than a few seconds away from another punchline' ★★★★ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Rhys's website
@rhysjamesy
@nordenfarm

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Magical Bones: Soulful Magic

Following sell out runs at the Edinburgh Festival and across the UK, the Britain’s Got Talent finalist takes to the road.

This brand-new show is full of the most awe-inspiring and high energy magic you’ll see this year.

Direct from appearances on America’s Penn & Teller Fool Us, BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks.

'A dazzling show… full of imagination and flair' ★★★★ The Guardian

‘What’s happening on stage really is magic’ The Telegraph

‘A spellbinding show that leaves the audience gasping in disbelief’ ★★★★ The Wee Review

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Magical Bones website
@MagicalBones
@nordenfarm

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Tiff Stevenson - Sexy Brain

The critically acclaimed stand up, writer and actor invites you to spend an hour with a woman and her self diagnosed 'Sexy Brain'... a study in trying to see all sides of every argument and driving yourself slowly mad in the process.

Sexy Brain was one of Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s Best Reviewed shows of 2022. Tiff's previous 5 star rated shows have all been listed in British Comedy Guide's Edinburgh Fringe Top 20 best shows.

Tiff has been seen on Mock the Week, People Just Do Nothing, The Office, Game Face and ABC's The Weekly.

'This is Tiff Stevenson at her finest' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★★ The Mirror | ★★★★★ Sunday Herald | ★★★★★ Funny Women

Suitable for ages 15+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Tiff Stevenson's website
@tiffstevenson
@nordenfarm

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