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The welcome back Mayfest!
6 Gala nights featuring 8 top acts from 21st-30th May 2021.
In order to ensure social distancing, less than half of the usual capacity will be available, and tickets will be sold in tables or 2s rather than individually.
Tickets work out at £15 per person.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Geoff Norcott is known for his unique brand of provocative stand-up. Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt without being a d**k. Mostly. As seen on The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week. Geoff has also appeared frequently on Question Time and can be regularly seen putting the cat amongst the pigeons on UK political debate shows. You may have also heard him on his own Radio 4 comedy special or popping up on The Now Show. He’s written for shows ranging from Have I Got News For You and C4’s Alternative Election to Judge Romesh, Roast Battle and JFL’s Katherine Ryan Stand up show. Geoff won an operational medal for his five tours performing to British troops in Afghanistan. ‘He’s a class act with a mature, sharp take on modern politics’ Sunday Times ‘A Right laugh’ Guardian ‘Happily, he is very funny’ Telegraph
See 38 tour dates featuring Geoff Norcott
Comedian, compere and playwright. This grumpy old man per excellence presents the BBC Radio 4 show 'Excess Baggage' and has written four plays including 'An Evening With Gary Lineker' and 'Live Bed Show'. His stand-up topics range from vigorous yodelling to mediaeval literature via death by drink. His delivery is relaxed and sardonic, but his shows are a surprising, dark and witty treat. He's also one of the many 'Grumpy Old Men' that appear on BBC 2's hit show. 'The funniest and most honest comic of his generation' (The List).
See 6 tour dates featuring Arthur Smith
Named “the world’s most famous blagger” by The Daily Telegraph, the acclaimed character comedian and untameable prankster Simon Brodkin has hit the headlines multiple times for his high profile stunts, usually in the guise of alter egos Lee Nelson or Jason Bent. Simon is also the writer, star and creator of two series of BBC Three’s ratings smash Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and sketch series Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, introducing the nation to a plethora of brilliant, new characters. He also made the 90-min special Jason Bent’s World Cup’s Best Ever Goals, Ever! (BBC Three). Lee has appeared multiple times on BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, both as guest and host.
See 46 tour dates featuring Simon Brodkin
'Kate Lucas is a unique act who combines a warm, self-deprecating persona with a dark dry wit that that runs through her songs. She combines catchy, original melodies with sophisticated lyrics and a fresh delivery style to present her playfully bitter musings on life' (Careys) 'Stole the whole evening with her musical comedy... had some of the crowd at the back of the room crying with tears' (Fringe Report) 'Combines deft lyrics with a lovely sense of progression' (Chortle) 'Hugely talented musical funny girl' (Monkey Business Comedy).
See 3 tour dates featuring Kate Lucas
Smart, sharp and brilliantly astute, Kae Kurd is a young British-Kurdish stand up. Passionate about making politics accessible to young people, his comedy presents beautifully crafted slick routines with confident cutting edge flair. Having already conquered the urban circuit, 2014 saw him make his transition to the mainstream and now regularly performs at leading venues including: Up the Creek, Comedy Cafe, Off the Kerb & Laughing Boy Comedy Club. Kae is also an active campaigner and human rights activist. At just 24 years old has already been interviewed for Newsbeat, Radio 5 Live, Russian Today as well being a regular speaker at various events including The Kurdistan Emergency Appeal and the American Kurdish Youth Festivals.
See 33 tour dates featuring Kae Kurd
Jeff Innocent is a popular and experienced stand up comedian who performs all over the world. He regularly appears on TV and radio as a comedian, actor and a cultural commentator and has written for various publications. 'It should be made law that every British Citizen must go and see Jeff Innocent. He's that funny' (Evening Standard) 'Clever, honest, funny, hugely likeable comedy' (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman) 'He commands the room, hits strong gags with confidence and style and has the audience bending to his every whim. In short, he's one funny man - whatever the environment' (Chortle).
See 8 tour dates featuring Jeff Innocent
'Funmbi Omotayo's friendly, instantly likeable style won him the award for Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards. He has since gone on to win the prestigious Leicester Square New Act of the Year competition in 2012; shortly after becoming joint winner of Amused Moose's Laugh Off Competition in the same year. Gently paced stories and anecdotes are delivered warmly and confidently from this relative newcomer. Funmbi is creating a huge storm on the comedy circuit with tales of living in Hackney, his Nigerian roots and his hilarious day to day observations'. 'A charming young comic... he's got the jokes to back up his charm. Soon, he could be playing to thousands' (Time Out) 'Plenty of original insights and honest home-truths to enjoy' (Chortle) 'A classy young stand-up and, a headliner in the making' (London Is funny).
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