Big Mouth Comedy Club With Ben Norris

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Ranked amongst the top ten stand-ups in Britain by The Independent, our MC tonight Ian Stone is edgy and provocative with an easy-going manner and self-depreciating style. He’s a member of the Comedy Store’s critically acclaimed ‘Cutting Edge’ team and was the first British stand-up to perform in Moscow and the first performer to appear for The Comedy Store in Mumbai.

Ian's many TV appearances have included the likes of Mock The Week, The World Stands Up, The Comedy Store, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Stand-Up Show and Saturday Live.

"Seriously funny" The Guardian

"…like a cross between Tony Hancock and Frankie Howerd. Stone is probably better than we deserve. Ultimately, it is the sheer quantity of funny material that really impresses" The List

Voted Best Live Stand-Up at the 2018 UK Comedy Awards by his fellow comedians Andy Askins is one of our absolute Big Mouth faves and not just because he's from Boro - promise! With an air of vulnerability and innocent child like qualities masking some dark humour and killer timing, he captivates everybody with an eclectic mix of offbeat comical songs and parodies.

"Brilliant and unique" John Bishop

"one of my all time favourites" Jason Manford

Our co-headliner Ben Norris is a highly experienced and hugely well-respected stand-up. He’s been performing comedy since 1993 and is renowned for his incredibly relaxed stage persona and his innate ability to improvise as well as deliver sharply crafted material. Other interesting facts about Ben: he’s the cousin of actor Martin Freeman and also the father of triplets (2 girls and a boy). Ben's TV Credits include Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Comedy Store and They Think It's All Over.

The term “circuit legend” is overused, but Norris is one of a handful that have been headlining for more than two decades and rarely departs a stage without leaving it torn to shreds in his wake. GQ Magazine

…an acerbic attitude, a well-stocked arsenal of sharp lines and the wherewithal to work any crowd make Norris one of the more engaging and enjoyable comics on the circuit. Chortle

Our comedian in the middle, Josh Jones is a camp tour de force. Super bitchy, uber feminine, ultra working class and totally adorable. This young, friendly, and energetic performer has the cutest little baby face that makes you love him despite the awful things he says!

‘Enviably gifted. An exceptional gag writer and performer with something to say- a rare treat and I have no doubt a future star.’ Kiri Pritchard-McLean

‘He has a very engaging personality, and a back–story that should keep in routines for years to come.’ Chortle

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Featuring

Ben Norris

Ben Norris appearing at this event

A stand up comedian working in the UK and abroad. A popular comic/DJ on MTV, Ben has also performed on the BBC's Stand Up Show and They Think It's All Over. His routines are a breath of fresh air, and highly original - check out his Shakespearian Porn routine... 'Killer gags' (The Scotsman) 'well-stocked arsenal of sharp lines and the wherewithal to work any crowd make Norris one of the more engaging and enjoyable comics' (Chortle) 'A master of the craft... an hour of the most polished stand-up you are likely to see' (GQ Magazine) 'One of the comedy circuits best improvisers' (The Daily Mirror).

See 15 tour dates featuring Ben Norris

Josh Jones

Josh Jones appearing at this event

Born and bred in Manchester, Josh Jones is fast becoming one of the best young acts on the circuit. Josh has gone from an open spot to a regular at some of the biggest comedy clubs in the country, including the prestigious Glee Club.

See 3 tour dates featuring Josh Jones

Andy Askins

Andy Askins appearing at this event

Andy Askins' air of vulnerability and innocent child-like qualities mislead the crowd heightening the impact of his killer lines. With his guitar and his wickedly dry sense of humour he captivates everybody with an eclectic mix of offbeat comical songs and parodies. A talented musician with an appealing voice and cheeky magnetism, he never fails to leave his mark. Dark, dark humour and killer timing. 'An awful lot of charm. Although he looks mild-mannered and studious, he actually packs a wry, cheeky wit. There is, most definitely, something warmly alluring about him. His winning persona goes a long way...between the songs, the charming banter works well' (Chortle).

See 17 tour dates featuring Andy Askins

Ian Stone

Ian Stone appearing at this event

Ranked amongst the top ten stand-ups in Britain by The Independent, Ian Stone is one of the most talented topical acts and comperes in the country. Edgy and provocative, with an easy-going manner and self-depreciating style, Ian is at great ease bantering with an audience. He's a member of the Comedy Store's critically acclaimed 'Cutting Edge' team. Ian also received a nomination in 2012 for the Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival Awards. He has performed all over the world including Comedy Festivals in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Africa, Holland, France, Ireland and Germany. He’s entertained the troops in Kuwait, Bosnia,Kosovo, Cyprus and Afghanistan. He was the first British stand-up to perform in Moscow and the first performer to appear for The Comedy Store in Mumbai. 'Seriously funny' (The Guardian). 'One of the top comedians in the country' (The Independent).

See 23 tour dates featuring Ian Stone

Middlesbrough Town Hall

  • Albert Road
  • Middlesbrough
  • TS1 1LP
Website:
middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk
Booking:
01642 729 729
Disabled Booking:
01642 729 729

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