Event

Fringe 2018

FRIDAY 15th JUNE 8.00pm

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DOUBLE BILL: MARK WATSON and NEIL INNES (£12)

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Mark Watson

Mark Watson: This Is Halfway To Being A Show

After being cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster and fending off death on Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island, Mark Watson returns to what he’s best at: being indoors.

Other people make up most of the world’s population. Why are we all so bad at understanding one another? This is the broad theme of Watson’s show. It is a work-in-progress. It will be enjoyable, but tentatively delivered. 

'A kind of unstoppably funny superhero' Times

Neil Innes

NEIL INNES: An Evening With Neil Innes

 

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band? Monty Python? The Rutles? Innes Book of Records? THAT Neil Innes?  Yes – that Neil Innes really is appearing as part of the Craft of Comedy Fringe.  An hour of songs, stories and jokes told as only Neil can.  He’s suffered for his art – now you can, too.

 

SATURDAY 16th JUNE 12.00pm

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MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE’S EARLY EDITION (£5)

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Marcus Bridgestocke

A little light ridicule to start the day, as the Marcus Brigstocke reads the tabloids and surfs the social media storms for an irreverent look at what’s tickling the nation’s fancy today. He is joined by guest star Rachel Parris of The Mash Report and others to be announced.

 

SATURDAY 16th JUNE 7.30pm

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STAND UP COMEDY GALA: STAND UP AT THE SEASIDE (£12)

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Stand-up at the Seaside is coming to Llandudno with a special showcase hosted by Radio 4 regular and all-round brilliant stand-up Marcus Brigstocke, Anglesey’s Kiri Pritchard McLean, one of the fastest rising stars in UK stand-up, Ignacio Lopez, a Spanish-Welsh treat not to be missed and Noel James, a surreal gem from Swansea Valley.

 

SUNDAY 17th JUNE 3.00pm

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JULIAN DUTTON: DO YOU THINK THAT’S WISE? (£12)

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Julian Dutton

In this affectionate tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars, leading impressionist Julian Dutton (BBC1’s The Big Impression, BBC R4’s The Secret World) brings to life the man behind the wry smile and urbane English repartee that charmed millions and turned John Le Mesurier into a household name as Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army.

As with many comedy stars, Le Mesurier’s life was not without tragedy – his broken marriage to Hattie Jacques, his betrayal by his best friend Tony Hancock – all these setbacks shook him, but his reputation as the quintessential English Gentleman never wavered. His career straddled the twentieth century like a colossus: peppered with glorious reminiscences and stories from the Golden Age of Classic British Comedy, Julian Dutton’s show is a long overdue celebration of one of the most popular comic actors of our er

 

MONDAY 18th JUNE 7.30pm

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DOUBLE BILL: ROBIN INCE and MRS BARBARA NICE (£12)

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Robin Nice

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY

Robin's first new stand up show in three years is a clash of two cultures, a joyous romp through his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas. From the work of Stanley Spencer to Niels Bohr, it is 60 minutes fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art, as well as asking why we believe we see what we see and why we believe what we believe.

Barbara Nice

MRS BARBARA NICE: TOMBOLA OF DESTINY

Feeling Lucky? take a chance with housewife superstar Mrs Barbara Nice and her Tombola of Destiny. 


Live entertainment at its Top Top best 
Award-winning comedy from the Queen of Fun. 
Complimentary raffle ticket and a chance to win something off Barbara's table. 
“Piggin Brilliant “ ****Broadway Baby 
“Sheer Joy “ **** Bath Comedy Festival 
“Joyous celebration of seize the moment fun” Chortle 


Barbara Nice - 
•star of Radio Two comedy “Barbara Nice “ 
•comedy circuit headliner. 
•Edinburgh festival favourite 
• award-winning solo artist 
Is the comedy creation of writer and performer Janice Connolly.

 

TUESDAY 19th JUNE 7.30pm

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DOUBLE BILL: ANGELA BARNES and NICK REVELL (£12)

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Angela Barnes

ANGELA BARNES: ROSE TINTED (A WORK IN PROGRESS)

“She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic”  The Guardian

Angela Barnes  (Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Alan Davies’ As yet Untitled, Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC R4’s The News Quiz, host of Newsjack on BBC R4Extra)  is back with her brand new show for 2018  Rose Tinted.

You may have seen or heard Angela on a number of topical comedy TV and radio shows, and you know what, she is just about fed up of the news. She’s anxious, she’s depressed and she’s fatigued. Bored of Brexit, tired of Trump and knackered by North Korea. The world is going to hell in a handcart and Angela, naturally world-weary, is fed up of commentating on it all as it happens.

But can a renowned pessimist like Angela really find it in herself to accentuate the positive, to look on the bright side and pop on her rose-tinted specs to make the bad stuff go away? Just for a little bit? Like maybe for an hour?

Or is she better off confronting the horrible stuff and laughing in its ugly face?

An hour of stand up and stories from a woman who is just trying to live her best life and wouldn’t mind a taste of that ignorant bliss she’s heard so much about.

Nick Revell

NICK REVELL: BROKENDREAMCATCHER

He is currently writing BrokenDreamCatcher, a series of surreal and satirical stories for BBC Radio  4. He will premier a new live show, also called BrokenDreamCatcher, this year at the Kendal Comedy Festival, Craft of Comedy and then Edinburgh Fringe.

“Nick Revell has done for magic realism what Austin Powers did for James Bond.” Times

“The wonderful Nick Revell... Expect to be seduced by a genuine craftsman”. Guardian

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