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Comedy

Saturday 12th March 8:00pm

Colin Leggo: Leggoland… with a side order of stupid!

Back by popular demand, Colin ‘Grand Theft Cornwall’ Leggo is a stand-up comedian, Youtube-botherer and Cornish fool who dabbles in the fine arts of puns, wordplay and having a foot made of plastic.

Nominated- Best Comedian, What’s On Cornwall Awards 2015

This March Colin returns to the Poly with another evening of silliness and storytelling, featuring a starter of fresh work-in-progress tasty bites followed by a main course of his full Edinburgh show ‘Leggoland”.

“Leggo is wonderfully silly, engaging with his audience as if he were chatting with friends, bursting with optimism and character” – British Comedy Guide

★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★ The Public Reviews

★★★★ Sick of the Fringe

★★★★ British Comedy Guide

“An uplifting and brilliantly entertaining show that proves you really can make the best from whatever life throws at you.” – Three Weeks Magazine

Friday 8th April 8:00pm

Mitch Benn – Don’t Believe A Word

“I’m a skeptic. But don’t take my word for it. Or indeed anybody’s. For anything….” and this is the basic premise of Mitch’s new critically acclaimed show.  It’s a show that will make you laugh a lot and think a bit as well as Mitch debunks myths, exposes nonsense and grapples with the very nature of knowledge itself extolling the virtues of an evidence-based approach to life …. with amusing consequences and of course a few songs along the way.

The ‘Now Show’ aside, Mitch has recently co-presented with Harry Shearer BBC Radio 2’s ‘Anatomy Of A Guitar’ as well performing ‘Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle’ and presenting ‘Spank The Plank’ both for BBC Radio 4.  An occasional series where Mitch takes his unique and quirky look at a few more rock icons has been commissioned by Radio 4.

‘Britain’s leading musical satirist’ The Times

‘A truly superb, must see show’ Young Perspective ★★★★★

‘Funny and clever’ The Sunday Herald

‘His creative juices have not abated’ One4Review ★★★★

www.mitchbenn.com

Friday 29th April 8:00pm

Einen Eveningen Mit Das Henning Wehn

Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best. Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas. Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction.

“Forget the Euro, Henning Wehn hits the Mark” Nottingham Post

PS: The photo might suggest differently but there will be no magic tricks or attempts at clairvoyance.

Saturday 7th May 7:00pm

Joe Lycett: That’s The Way, A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett

The self-proclaimed ‘absolute lad’ is back with an all new stand-up show, following appearances on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and a wine tour of the French Riviera. There’s a good chance you’ll Lycett.

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.

‘Cheeky, warm and super-funny’ (Time Out).

‘A growing force on the UK stand-up circuit…left the audience wanting more’ (Telegraph).

‘Entertainingly mischievous’ (Guardian).

‘Finds brilliance in what could be merely workaday’ (Chortle).

joelycettcomedy.co.uk

@joelycett

Tickets: £15 full price / £13 concession

Thursday 26th May 8:00pm

Jonny & The Baptists: The End Is Nigh

 

A musical comedy about family, friendship and environmental disaster.

Last year, Jonny accidentally told his four-year-old niece that climate change would end the world. To stop her crying, he and Paddy promised to fix it. They really tried very hard…

The new show from the UK’s hottest musical comedians, THE END IS NIGH offers their most personal – and apocalyptic – venture to date. Featuring all the hallmarks of their success from barnstorming satirical rock to flights of brilliant silliness, the show blends comedy, theatre and rock gig in a captivating story of family, friendship and environmental disaster.

With ever-increasing live audiences from several hit tours and festivals, Jonny & the Baptists have been regulars on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, topped the iTunes Comedy Chart with single ‘Farage’, supported Mark Thomas on tour and recently appeared on the BBC’s Live at Television Centre.

 ‘Superbly crafted… as witty as they are clever’ Metro

 ‘Beautifully written & expertly crafted’ ThreeWeeks

‘The political edge of 80s alternative comedy… a pop-soul voice to win X-Factor’ Stewart Lee, Observer

Friday 3rd June 8:00pm

George Egg – Anarchist Cook

one man….one show…three courses

If you like food and cooking then you’ll like this. A cocktail of stand-up comedy, striking innovation and extreme multi-tasking.

George Egg spends a lot of time staying in hotels and some years ago, unimpressed with room service, he took matters into his own hands. Whilst performing a mind-bendingly original show of comedy-cum-illustrated-lecture George prepares a three-course meal on the equipment hotels unwittingly provide (iron, kettle, trouser press…), and if you want to, you can taste it at the end.

TOTAL SELL OUT  – Edinburgh Fringe 2015

TOTAL SELL OUT – Brighton Fringe 2014 & 2015

“a genius… he is the friendly face of anarchy, the anarchic face of food and the foodie face of comedy” SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

“It’s an hilarious show, with surprisingly good food.
” THE TIMES 

“It is refreshing to encounter a performer who really is unique.
” THE TELEGRAPH

My find of the Fringe. THE INDEPENDENT 

“George’s show Anarchist Cook is absolutely glorious
” THE SCOTSMAN

Website: www.anarchistcook.info

Tickets: £12.00 + £1 Poly Fund