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We've all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but don't worry, skinny national treasure Mark Watson has it covered.
At 41, he's halfway through his days on earth, according to the life expectancy calculator app he paid £1.49 for. That life is in the best shape in living memory... but one problem remains, and it really is a huge one.
Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the 'Taskmaster' survivor, multi-award-winner and 'No More Jockeys' cult leader attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up. Maybe we'll even solve the huge problem. Doubt it, though.
★★★★ Times | Independent | Metro | Time Out | Chortle
'Quite unlike anything else I’ve seen in almost 20 years of covering the Fringe... witty, warm, perfectly judged' ★★★★★ Telegraph
'This is a stand-up operating at the very top of his game' ★★★★ Independent
'He always displays an innate understanding of what the audience wants... creating a bespoke experience for every gig, an added flourish to a strong hour of stand-up' ★★★★ Chortle
'A quick-fire hour of fun' ★★★★ Metro
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
Star of the Royal Variety Performance, Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News for You, QI, and Live at the Apollo... One of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour with a stand-up show about life, family, and loads of other nonsense as well!
Tour extended due to exceptional demand!
'A joke heavy show with gags a plenty' The List
'Passionate and rib-tickling. An illuminating, heartfelt performance. Highly recommended!' EdFestMagazine
'Proper stand-up, honest, straightforward, balls-out funny' Chortle
Suitable for ages 16+ years.
Show Time Duration: 2 hours
£19 | £17 conc
'The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once' Albert Einstein (probably)
If it feels like the past is catching up with us and the future isn’t what it used to be, then fear not!
Mitch Benn, comedian, songwriter and thinker of deep thoughts, (not to mention 'the country's leading musical satirist' The Times) is back, clock in one hand and guitar in the other, to help you look at time in a whole new way.
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
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
£13 | £10 conc
Fresh from his BBC Radio 4 series Rob Newman On Air, the award-winning comedian’s new show is a stand up epic that goes from cave paintings to car-free cities to ask: Who are we? Where are we going? And how do spiders fly?
Rob Newman tells a story of how dancing in step saved prehistoric humans and how new scientific discoveries may help us take the right steps to a life after oil.
'He is one amazing comedian' Time Out
'Newman combines proper scientific argument with dazzling shafts of wit' The Times
'The funniest comedian I have ever seen' Sunday Times
'Refreshingly intelligent and hugely entertaining!' The Guardian
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.
After an incredible sold out debut run, the man who asked us “do you ski?” is leaving his home in the Tower of London (for good).
Catch him as he departs on a second triumphant tour across our nation armed with even more outrageous takes, unbelievable tales and biblical chat to leave you bowled over with laughter.
Having amassed a loyal fan base of over a quarter of a million followers the multi-viral, social media sensation is delving even deeper into his ludicrous life as he tries to smarten up the not so honorable aspects of himself. Take a look at the pitfalls of online celebrity, the perils of post-palace living and find out, that in an age where everyone is so obsessed with the veneer of virtual contentment, maybe it takes crashing back down to reality to discover where happiness truly lies.
As seen on Comedy Central and tour support for Milton Jones.
'Clever, passionate and soulful' ★★★★★ The New European
'A twisted view of the world' ★★★★★ The Sunday Express
'Get your tickets today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A Star is Born' ★★★★★ One 4 Review
'This unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute' ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
'A crafty idiot' ★★★★ The Daily Mail
'Now that’s class' ★★★★ Fringe Guru