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Sat 8th Apr at 7:45pm
@ The Albany Theatre, Coventry
Mark Watson, Ava Vidal, Alun Cochrane, Scott Gibson, Elf Lyons
"Live at the Albany
Saturday 8th April 2017, 7:45pm
Live at the Albany brings cutting-edge comedy to Coventry. The exclusive line-up is headlined by the legendary Mark Watson and he will be joined by Alun Cochrane, Ava Vidal, Scott Gibson and Elf Lyons.
Mark Watson a multi-award-winning star of numerous TV shows including Dave’s Road to Rio, BBC’s We Need Answers, Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You, and his own cult Radio 4 series.
Mark is currently touring the UK with his brand new live show I’m Not Here, a seemingly minor problem at an airport is the starting point for a spiralling examination of identity in the digital age and search for meaning in our lives. With an enormous number of jokes, as well as Watson’s customary flailing, chaotic audience interactions and all sorts of other fun.
Supporting Mark on the night will be award winning comedians Alun Cochrane and Ava Vidal who have both appeared on ‘Live at the Apollo’ as well as a variety of TV shows and newcomers Elf Lyons and Scott Gibson are tipped for big things in 2017.
Group Rate 6+: £15.00"
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The 2006 If.comedies Panel Prize Winner and Time Out's No 1 Critic's Choice. He was also a regular on BBC2's 'Mock The Week', host of ITV's 'Mark Watson Kicks Off', been in his own Radio 4 series, published successful novels and performed sell-out runs at the Adelaide and Melbourne comedy festivals and the Sydney Opera House.
'The highest achiever the Edinburgh Festival has seen this decade. A huge comic presence' (The Times)
'Simply Exhilarating' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Mark Watson is a Prodigy' (The Guardian).
Mark Watson was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
Mark Watson tour dates
Ava's always felt out of place: at public school, as a prison officer and a struggling teenage single mum. Luckily, the 'rising star' (Guardian) of C4's Kings Of Comedy and BBC2's The Sack Race can laugh at her misfortunes.
'Funny, witty and engaging, this is a comedian worth watching' (Three Weeks)
'Confident, commanding, yet low-key, she exudes a cool authority' (Chortle)
'Well-structured, well written and skilfully delivered' (The Scotsman)
'Stand-up with a harsh, dark edge, a refreshing change from all the feelgood cr*p' (Melbourne Age).
Ava Vidal tour dates
A tall, gangly Northerner who delivers his own brand of no-nonsense humour. He has made appearances on Just A Minute, Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week and Nevermind The Buzzcocks.
'A master storyteller, holding the audience before dropping an exploding but simple punchline...' (Metro)
'Filled with prime laugh-out-loud stupid moments' (The List, Glasgow & Edinburgh)
'... real craft and creativity... results that satisfy both the comedy purists and those who simply want big laughs on a big night out' (The Guardian)
'The best, as well as the most natural stand-up I've seen' (The Independent)
'Alun Cochrane's ability to make the little things in life a comedy goldmine is
'Brilliant no-frills stand-up comedy' (The List)
'A no-nonsense comedian who specialises in funny nonsense' (Camberley Theatre).
Alun Cochrane tour dates
'Glasgow born and bred, Scott Gibson smashed onto the stand-up scene in November 2010, quickly establishing himself on the circuit.
A storyteller at heart, Gibson mixes a conversational style with his own unique brand of dark humour. Confidently leading his audience down a path, few dare to tread. This ability to push boundaries and control any room he plays, has allowed Gibson to move up the ranks quicker than many before him.
'He's got oomph, energy and likeability' (Chortle)
'Gibson is a natural' (The Skinny)
'The best act to emerge from Scotland in years' (Des Clarke)
'A natural, gifted, unapologetic storyteller' (Frankie Boyle)
'He blew my mind, exceptional delivery' (Daniel Sloss).
Scott Gibson tour dates
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Venue: The Albany Theatre
Phone: 02476 998 964
→ Coventry 14 min walk