Live At The Alban Arena: Jason Byrne, Zoe Lyons, Lou Sanders, Colin Hoult, Adam Hess
"The biggest names in stand-up perform live in St Albans!
Join us for our celebration of the biggest and best comedians on the UK circuit. This edition features Jason Byrne, Zoe Lyons, Fin Taylor and Lou Sanders.
The biggest selling comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe, multi-award-winner Jason Byrne’s inspired, original brand of high-energy intelligent lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him.
He’s well known to comedy fans throughout the UK after making appearances on multiple TV and radio shows, including BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, Dave’s One Night Stand and BBC Radio 4’s Just A Minute .
“The outright king of live comedy” The Times
As seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo . Zoe is one of the country’s most skilled performers.
“Confident and razor sharp.” The Observer
Fin Taylor has made a name for himself as one of the most talked about comedians working in the UK. His sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival have cemented his reputation as a fiercely funny social commentator.
“Phenomenal. Taylor is on top of his game.” Chortle
Lou is one of the country’s most original comedians and has recently been announced as one of the contestants on the upcoming series of Taskmaster.
Book your seats today for our night of fantastically funny stand-up.
May contain adult themes and language.
Line-up is subject to change."
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Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Jason Byrne's style is a free-wheeling, high energy brand of lunacy that takes the audience on a helter-skelter tour of his offbeat mind, helped along by his curious array of bizarre props. He has performed all over the world and has a ever-growing international following.
'The outright king of live comedy' (The Times).
Jason Byrne tour dates
A comedy award nominee and a sharp and funny comedy performer who has appeared on Mock The Week. Very highly rated by fellow comedians, and regularly bringing down the Screamers Comedy Club roof.
Zoe takes a sideways view of life, picking out the many absurdities and turning them into hilarious routines which she delivers with tremendous energy. She performs her diverse material with utter conviction leaving everyone wanting for more. She won the Funny Women Competition in 2004 and the Dave, Funniest Joke Of The Fringe Award in 2008.
'Achingly funny... A cracking show' (The Melbourne Age)
'Probably the most impressive British female comic on the circuit' (The Skinny)
'Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd' (The Guardian)
'Hugely confident, passionate, energetic... she gets better and better... Excellent' (The Daily Mirror)
'Throughout her show she unleashes non-stop rapid fire bolts of vinegar wit... I
defy anyone not to fold up with laughter at her show' (Edinburgh Evening News)
Zoe Lyons was named in Ents24's Hardest Working Comedians list of 2018 and 2016.
Zoe Lyons tour dates
Lou Sanders surrealist style and high octane stage presence make her a joy to watch. She has appeared on ‘Alan Davies As Yet Untitled’, and starred in ‘Live from the BBC’. Her TV stand-up includes sets on ABC1’s ‘Comedy Up Late’ and ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’. Lou has written for ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’, ‘Mock the Week’, ‘Stand Up for the Week’ and ‘Miranda’.
'Utterly delightful and hugely talented... Destined for hugeness' (Time Out)
'When Lou rips a room into hysteria, she really rips it hard' (The Sun)
'... an hour of non-stop entertainment with seriously big laughs, wild and free and very, very funny’ (Chortle)
'... crazy off-beat surrealism' (The Independent).
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Comedian from the duo Colin and Fergus, Colin Hoult is a Writers’ Guild Award-winner, and star of Being Human (BBC3), Colin Hoult’s Carnival of Monsters (BBC Radio 4) and Life's Too Short (BBC2). He plays the character Anna Mann.
'Lewis Caroll meets League of Gentlemen... will draw out laughter from the deepest
recesses of your soul' (Time Out)
'Sheer comic gold' (Metro)
'Twisted comic brilliance' (Jeremy Dyson, League of Gentlemen, Ghost Stories)
'Effortlessly and painfully funny. A brilliant performer' (Toby Whithouse, Creator of
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He has been nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award (2015) Chortle Best Circuit Comedian and Chortle Best Newcomer and was a staff-writer on Russell Howard’s Good News. He has appeared on ITV's Tonight at the London Palladium, Live From The BBC, The Chris Ramsey Show, Elevenish, Count Arthur Strong, Australia’s ‘Comedy Up Late’.
‘For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian’ **** The Independent
‘Relentlessly entertaining, full of beautiful imagery’ **** Time Out
‘One of the most out and out hilarious shows on the fringe’ **** 1/2 Chortle
‘I’ve seen few shows that are funnier’ **** The Times
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