Upfront Comedy

at Derngate Theatre, Northampton

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Upfront Comedy are back with a comedy special for Mother’s Day, with big laughs for mothers, fathers, daughters, sons & everyone else; featuring outrageous 3 Non-Blondes star Ninia Benjamin (Our Shirley Valentine Summer), alongside comedy’s don Curtis Walker, brown Brummie Jay Droch and increasingly hot newcomer Luke Craig; hosted by comedian turned Teletubby John Simmit, fresh from his recent star turn at on the Royal stage in the popular reggae musical Rush.

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.


Ninia Benjamin

Ninia Benjamin appearing at this event

Armed with a wide smile, her warmth on and off the stage lets her get away with murder. One of BBC's award-winning 3 Non-Blondes. Ninia is a favourite guest and commentator for many popular discussion shows, for example Sky Comedy Close Up. Other television appearances include Total Wipeout and Celebrity Masterchef whilst her vocal talents can be heard in CBeebies’ Tinga Tinga Tales from February 2010. While Ninia’s popularity on television continues to soar, her stand-up remains at the highest level. She is a regular headliner at all the top venues across the UK, such as Jongleurs, Up the Creek, The Banana Cabaret, Glee Clubs and Bound & Gagged. 'The Comedy Assassin' (The Voice).

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Curtis Walker

Curtis Walker appearing at this event

'The Don' - one of black comedy's biggest hitters. Curtis was awarded Best Male Stand-up in the Black International Comedy Awards and received the Top Carlton TV Multicultural Entertainment and Comedy Award 2001. On television, he has cohosted Paramount City, appeared on Jonathan Ross, Now What, The Lenny Henry Show and The Stand-up Show. He is also the main writer on the last two series of Channel 4's The Richard Blackwood Show.

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John Simmit

John Simmit appearing at this event

Birmingham based comedy compere, best known for his role as 'Dipsy' in the Teletubbies - for real.

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Also Appearing

Luke Craig, Jay Droch

Royal & Derngate Theatre

  • 19-21 Guildhall Road
  • Northampton
  • NN1 1DP

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