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MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE

Devil May Care


Wed 19 Sept
ARC, Stockton-on-tees

Tickets: £16.00

Box office: 01642 525 199
Doors: 7:45pm / Show: 8:00pm / 16+





A new stand up show from multi award-winning comedian Marcus Brigstocke.

Snowflake, Nazi, Remoaner, Trot, Libtard, Brextremist, Feminazi, Piers Morgan...

As we divide each other up into more and more unpleasant categories of evil, it is time to establish, once and for all, what is good and what is bad.

Who better to arbitrate in these challenging divisive times than Lucifer himself?

The Devil no longer runs Hell day to day. He's retired now, and plays Golf at Mar-a-Lago, but the Dark Lord is still on the board of The Underworld and attends a bi-annual meeting to advise on how to make eternal damnation sustainably hot, how to keep a thousand minions on a zero hours contract and what to do about Jacob Rees Mogg.

Marcus Brigstocke is a master of satirical comedy with an impressive list of TV credits including his role as team captain on Argumental, and host of The Late Edition and I've Never Seen Star Wars. Other appearances include; Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, QI, The Late Edition, and Channel 4's 11 O'Clock Show.

BBC Radio 4 has become somewhat of a second home to Marcus with regular appearances on I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, The Now Show and Just A Minute; he has also written and recorded three series and four specials of his hit show Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off. Most recently he co-wrote and co-starred in the new BBC Radio 4 sitcom The Wilsons Save the World.

charming, hilarious and utterly refreshing... don't miss this incredible show - Sunday Mirror

Sharpest one-liner merchant - Sunday Times

Rare is the stand-up show that makes you laugh, think and then fight back the tears. This is it - The Daily Telegraph

If you haven't seen him live, then you haven't seen him at his very best - The Mirror


Joe Lycett

I'm About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett


Sat 29 Sept
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £20.00

Box office: 01642 729 729
Doors: 8:00pm / 16+





Pop in and see Joe Lycett on his brand new stand-up tour, where he'll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic trolling he's been up to recently.

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI and the Royal Variety Performance.

A man who makes funny seem easy. - The Guardian

If you want to bet on the next mainstream stand-up star, put your shirt on Joe Lycett. - Evening Standard

Effortlessly funny. - Time Out

Did you sing a number? - Prince Charles, after the Royal Variety Performance


Rich Hall's Hoedown

 


Fri 12 Oct
M'bro' Town Hall Crypt

Tickets: £17.00 + bf

Box office: 01642 729 729
Doors: 7:45pm / Show: 8:00pm / 16+





Rich Hall's critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Hall's precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. His BBC Four documentaries, most recently Rich Hall's Countrier Tan You and Rich Hall's Presidential Grudge Match and BBC Radio 4 series Rich Hall's (US Election) Breakdown have built him a new legion of followers, as hes appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you've only ever seen Hall on TV, you've short-changed yourself.

As close as it gets to s guaranteed good show - Scotland on Sunday

The Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trump's America, but ends up being a celebration of America. There's stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and ultimately a hilarious, foot-stomping, shit-kicking good time to be had by all. Even if you don't own a hoe.

Blissfully Funny - Guardian


Jason Manford:

Muddle Class


Fri 16 Nov
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £27.50

Box office: 01642 729 729
Doors: 8:00pm / 16+


Buy Online: Middlesbrough Town Hall / Ticketmaster


Delighted to announce a second date for Jason Manford! With only a handful of tickets left for July, he's back at the Town Hall with an extra show on his Muddle Class tour on Friday 16 November.

'Muddle Class' promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up 'working class' then finding, over the years, that part of him has become 'middle class' - causing much confusion along the way.

Jason said: Somebody said to me on my Facebook page, 'it's been ages since you toured.' I thought 'no way, it was last year wasn't it?

Anyway, long story short, they were right, it was years ago. I just got fooled cos I've been on tour doing musicals and the last tour is repeated on Dave ja Vu 13 times a day!

So I've been putting some stuff together, looking at my life and how it's changed over the years, how the world has changed, and how my parents haven't changed a bit! It's going to be a great tour, and I can't wait to see everyone there.

A string of top TV credits including 8 Out of 10 Cats, Sunday Night at the Palladium, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, QI and the Royal Variety Performance have all helped establish Jason as one of the country's best loved comics.

Effortlessly entertaining. - Evening Standard

He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture. - Daily Telegraph


David O'Doherty

YOU HAVE TO LAUGH


Sat 17 Nov
Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt

Tickets: £19.00 +bf

Box office: 01642 81 51 81
Doors: 8:00pm / 14+





Unhook your mindbars. David O'Doherty is back on tour with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986.

As seen on Live At The Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You, he has won countless awards including the main Edinburgh Comedy Award and Best International Comedian at the Sydney Comedy Festival Awards.

When a stand up gig goes this well, you do get a sense of how religions are started - The Guardian


Ross Noble:

El Hablador


Sat 08 Dec
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £25.00 +bf

Box office: 01642 81 51 81
Doors: 8:00pm / 16+





Great news - stand-up legend Ross Noble is heading for Middlesbrough Town Hall next year with a brand-new show!

Who is El Hablador? It's Ross Noble.

No, but who is the one they call El Hablador? I just said, it's Ross Noble. You know? Long hair, does stand-up where he dances about the stage, spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a show.

But what is the legend of El Hablador? I don't think it's a thing. It's clearly Ross coming up with a name for his show, so he can make out like he is some sort of mysterious shadowy figure.

Ok, I get it.

Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand-up show. At some point he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy.

Book now to see the one they call El Hablador*

*Ross is the only one that calls himself El Hablador.

The wizard haired Geordie remains in full possession of his nimble-witted, slacker-minded improv skills. One of comedy's greatest marvels. - The Daily Telegraph


Pete Firman:

Marvels


Sat 16 Mar
Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt

Tickets: £16.00 +bf (£14.00 +bf concessions)

Box office: 01642 81 51 81
Doors: 8:00pm / 14+





The UK's leading comedy magician is back on the road with his astonishing new show. You've seen him on television, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage!

As seen on ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, BBC One's The Magicians, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme.

The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century - The Times

The new poster-boy for British comedy magic - The Telegraph

Seamless blending of quality magic and stand-up comedy. It is a joy to watch - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Breathtaking illusions - The List

The best magic tricks in the Universe - The Independent

Firman is responsible for making it socially acceptable to say that you like magic again - The Guardia


Lost Voice Guy

 


Fri 05 Apr
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £16.00 +bf (£14.00 +bf concessions)

Box office: 01642 525 199
Doors: 8:00pm / 14+





Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain's Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4's comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) is setting out on a tour of the UK. He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless.

Lee is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid and made his first stand-up appearance in February 2012. He has performed in some of the UK's most popular comedy venues as well as in solo shows at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Fringe, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival, Nottingham Comedy Festival and Liverpool Comedy Festival.

As well as winning Britain's Got Talent this year (the first comedian to do so), Lee also won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and his TV and Radio credits have included The One Show (BBC One), Voice Of The People (BBC Three), BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer). Ability - the Radio 4 series that Lee stars in and co-wrote with Katherine Jakeways - has just been recommissioned for a second series.

SAVAGELY FUNNY...HE'S A BLOODY GOOD COMEDIAN. ***** - The Wee Review

CONSISTENTLY HILARIOUS ***** - Broadway Baby

LAUGH-OUT LOUD FUNNY ***** - The Independent

ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING ***** - Three Weeks

INCREDIBLY TALENTED - Simon Cowell

SUCH A NAUGHTY SENSE OF HUMOUR...GENIUS - Alesha Dixon

BLOODY BRILLIANT - Amanda Holden


Rhod Gilbert:

The Book Of John


Sun 07 Apr
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £27.50 +bf

Box office: 01642 81 51 81
Doors: 8:00pm / 16+





Proudly presented by Blue Jeans Management

It has been a while, but the multi-award-winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show. In a six-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod. Almost all of it s**t.

And just when he thought he'd hit rock bottom, he met a bloke...called John.

This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never before. Raw, personal and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense.

As seen on 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience', 'Would I Lie To You?', 'Taskmaster', 'Qi', 'The Apprentice: You're Fired', 'Live At The Apollo', 'Have I Got News for You?', and much more...

WITHOUT DOUBT ONE OF THE BEST COMEDIANS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD - Time Out

EXHILARATING STAND-UP...SUBLIME STORYTELLING, UNFLAGGINGLY BRILLIANT - Scotsman

COMEDY MANNA FROM HEAVEN - Independent

A MASTER OF COMIC CONTROL - Times

TURBO-CHARGED...MAGNIFICENT - Evening Standard