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Comedy

Thursday 24th July 8:00pm

Simon Munnery

An evening with… SIMON MUNNERY

Dubbed “One of the most consistently original and imaginative minds in comedy” will be making his debut at The Poly this July. Cutting his teeth in the 90’s alternative comedy scene saw Munnery brushing shoulders with the likes of Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Steve Coogan and Patrick Marber to name but a few.

Known through-out the 90’s-2000’s for a whole host of television and radio roles – Alan Parker “Urban Warrior”, Attention Scum! And Cluub Zarathustra – however Simon is at his best in live performance.

Having toured worldwide, created a new show each year Simon’s experimental comic routines are truly something to behold. As intellectual as it is surreal and often described as where comedy meets art, Simon Munnery’s new show is not something to be missed.

Simon Munnery is an avant-garde comedy god. Ambitious, artistic and hugely funny” Time Out

In one audacious, ingenious leap of imagination, Munnery has escaped the bounds of stand-up as we know it” – The Scotsman

One of the most consistently original and imaginative minds in comedy” - The Guardian

Thursday 11th September 8:00pm

Jarred Christmas: dogdish

This show was originally scheduled for Saturday 27th September but due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to re-schedule and the show will now take place on Thursday 11th September.

At the age of 34 Jarred is reflecting on a life of accidental trials leading to a pre-midlife crisis of a Man with no hobby.  So how did he get here?

  • At the age of 8 I wanted to be the Milky Bar Kid
  • At the age of 12 I accidentally dabbled in the occult
  • At the age of 15 I joined the porn industry as a low level supplier
  • At the age of 16 I took a “Male Grooming and Confidence” course and become a catwalk model for a day
  • At the age of 19 I pretended to be gay to break up with a girl, I pretended to be a Christian to kiss another girl and I went out with a dancer who cracked my rib with her thighs.
  • At the age of 34 I thought all these stories should make for a good comedy show.

 

Saturday 1st November 8:00pm

Lloyd Langford Live

A brand new stand up show about being bamboozled by the modern world. Perennial grouchy young man Lloyd Langford is annoyed by quite a few things. And he’d like to tell you about them. If you’ve ever been annoyed by advertising, fashion, other people, electrical equipment, porn or pandas then there’ll be something here for you. Join Lloyd for a show jam-packed with gags, anecdotes, gripes, grievances, riffs, character assassinations and occasional exasperated pleas to the sky. It’s a cracking night of stand up comedy for you. And a sort of therapy for him, I guess.

Radio Academy Award Nominee 2014 (Best Comedy, Here Be Dragons)

“Langford has funny bones. It’s wonderfully rare to see a comedian so relaxed and honest with his audience.” **** The List

“One of the sharpest comedic minds on the circuit.” The Guardian

As seen on Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC1), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), Don’t Sit In The Front Row (Sky Atlantic), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) and Comedy Store Live (Comedy Central). As heard on The Unbelievable Truth, The Now Show, The News Quiz, Everyone Quite Likes Justin, Wordaholics (BBC Radio 4). Writer for Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2).

Saturday 8th November 8:00pm

Tony Law: Enter The Tonezone

Dive into the zone of Tone for a brand new show of life-affirming, life-changing comedy from the multi award-winning nonsense-maker.

As seen on Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe and more. Following a sell-out tour and mammoth West End run in 2013, Mr Tony Law is striding back out on tour this Autumn with a brand new show.

Tony is an Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2012, Chortle Best Live Show Award winner 2013, Chortle Best Club Comic Award winner 2013 and Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Award winner 2012.

 

“Takes stand-up to a dangerously funny new level” - The Guardian

 “Chaos has rarely been so finely constructed and this much fun” - The Times

“A whole heap of ludicrous fun… One of the finest, funniest stand-ups around” - Time Out

 “One of the most delightfully zany and disconcerting comedians around” - The Telegraph

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