“There’s no one better at constructing a show than Acaster” – Guardian
James Acaster is releasing his first ever book this year, James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes, which is going to be a collection of self-deprecating anecdotes about scrapes James has gotten himself into over the years, famed from the slot of the same name on Josh Widdicombe’s XFM radio show.
Publishers Headline say: ‘Unfortunately for James, fame and critical acclaim haven’t prevented him from ending up in a breathtaking amount of farcical misadventures. From having to hide in a bush outside Basingstoke station overnight wearing a bright red dress, to drunkenly incurring the wrath of night bus lads, to being the only person in history to get “cabbaged” by a child, James apparently lives his life in a perpetual sitcom.’
Acaster, who has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times in a row, said: ‘I have lived an extremely blessed life save for enough awful/stupid experiences to fill a book with and so I thought it only fair to fill a book with them.’
Come along and see him read sneak peaks from the book.
Admission:£16adv/£18otd Date:Sun 26th Nov | Time:7:30pm Venue:The CrescentAge restrictions:Over 18s Only
Robin Ince; co-star of the acclaimed ‘Infinite Monkey Cage’ and fresh from a huge world arena tour with Brian Cox returns to York with his brand new show!
In April 2015, Robin Ince announced that he really had to stop doing stand-up as he was on the cusp of insanity. Audiences disagreed, believing he’d breached that cusp long ago. After spending 18 months touring with Professor Brian Cox and writing his new book, I’m A Joke… and So Are You, he realised it was time to start the trepanning again and returns with a new show. Inspired by Philip K Dick, Kurt Vonnegut and others, expect stories of aggressive kindness, rabies and death. ‘Bursting with energy and ideas’ **** (Times).
“So cool he could well be the answer to global warming. Gloriously funny” – Scotsman
After a hiatus from the touring scene, get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade! Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, the Canadian tour-de-force is back with a brand-new show for 2017.
Renowned for his carefree attitude and broad-minded vision, nothing is taboo to this enlightened and captivating comedy legend. Combining off-the-scale charm, razor-sharp wit and a no-holds-barred attitude; Tom pledges to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
As seen on BBC One’s ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’, ‘The John Bishop Show’ and ‘Ch4’s Comedy Gala’.
Kick back and enter the awesome and mischievous world of Tom Stade as he provides an inspiring and incisive antidote to these dark and uncertain times. Simply sublime comedy…I SWEAR.
“Unmissable” Edinburgh Evening News
“Every inch a star. If comedy is the new rock and roll,Then tom stade is Keith Richards” Daily Record
“Comedy greatness…monumental” Metro
“Huge presence…really knows how to work a room…attitude and energy…properly hilarious, thoroughly enjoyable” Mirror
“Rock ‘n’ roll comedian. Absolutely boxfresh; nothing is staid about stade” Evening Standard
‘Tis the month of December, and as youngsters all across the land prepare to hang up their stockings in anticipation for a visit from Santa Claus, The Hyena Lounge Comedy Club offers up a Christmas treat for slightly older children packed with ho-ho-ho-hilarity.
Starring ALUN COCHRANE, CARL HUTCHINSON, DALISO CHAPONDA & DAVID MORGAN, there is no finer way of putting a smile on your face on a cold winters evening than to sit in a beautiful Edwardian theatre and laugh yourself silly all night long.
So forget about all the presents that still need buying, the impending family rows and working out exactly how long it takes to cook a turkey and head out for a night of side-splitting entertainment.
ALUN COCHRANE (as seen on ‘Live At The Apollo’, ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’, ‘Have I Got News For You’)
CARL HUTCHINSON is often seen on tour with his comedy pal, Chris Ramsey. He has appeared on ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ performing his stand-up routine and is building up a loyal following for his critically acclaimed solo shows.
DALISO CHAPONDA began his comedy career in Canada with his acclaimed one man show ‘Feed This Black Man’ with subsequent appearance including The Just For Laughs Festival and the ‘Don’t Let Them Deport Me’ Comedy Show as a plea to officials to have his Canadian visa extended.
DAVID MORGAN is best known for his appearances as a team captain on ITV2’s ‘Safeword’ alongside Katherine Ryan and Rick Edwards and as last year’s co-presenter of ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! NOW’, a regular panellist spot on ‘Big Brother’s Bit On The Side’.
Admission:£14.00/£12.00 Date:Sat 3rd Dec | Time:9:00pm Venue:Harrogate TheatreAge restrictions:14+