As you’ll know, we schedule our Comedy Hall events at two venues – Tiverton Community Arts Theatre and The Venue. The Venue is a purpose-built theatre attached to Uffculme School. It has mostly raked seating with some floor seating, and we normally run shows of 340 or 400 seats. There is a bar that takes credit and debit cards, and often there will be food available to pro-order or order before the show.
One of the nation’s greatest comedy actors will bring his best-known character to life on stage in Uffculme. John Challis, forever known as Boycie from BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses, will bering comedy, stories and anecdotes from his career to life in this one-off show. The national treasure will reveal secrets from the set, having worked with some of the biggest names in show business. He’ll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall . . .
Being the UK’s leading Trump impersonator is one thing. Switching persona to Del Trotter, Nigel Farage, Chris Tarrant Michael McIntyre, José Mourinho and a host of other famous characters at a relentless pace is quite another. For much-loved comedian Mike Osman the last thirty years have been 50% Mike and 50% a world of famous names as he has brought his world of comedy to TV, radio and packed theatres across the country. Osman is a rare commodity – a comedian, an impersonator, a radio DJ and, now, Trump. He is bringing his popular new show to Tiverton, which is . . .
Satirical comedian and TV presenter Matt Forde has announced he will play Tiverton’s Comedy Hall this May. Forde is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists, and host of Dave’s ultra-topical political comedy show Unspun with Matt Forde which is now in its fourth series. Having turned employment as a staffer at 10 Downing Street into a comedy career, he exudes political knowledge but has an innate ability to make people laugh. Unspun was nominated for Best Entertainment Programme at the 2017 Broadcast Digital Awards. This week his blog was shortlisted for a comedy award in the British Podcast Awards for his podcast The . . .
There are very few artists acclaimed by two completely different genres as one of their best. But for Richard Digance, his touring life balances both his skill as a folk musician with his wit as a comedian. To put this in perspective, he is close friends and rated as a great acoustic guitarist by Ralph McTell, while top comic Ross Noble describes Digance as a major influence. And when it comes to pedigree, few can match his CV. Digance has enjoyed his own ITV Saturday-night show, and a series of Saturday night specials where he has played with Queen’s Brian . . .
Comedy takes many forms. Some comedians throw slick, short puns at you by the dozen. Some weave tales of derring do and experience, embellished and fantastic. And others observe us, and remind us of how frail, desperate or silly we all are. Tom Binns, on the other hand, has become famous for simply being someone else. The actor, broadcaster and stand-up comedian became best known in the early naughties as the hapless radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury. In 2010 he made the comedy headlines for the right reasons as a new character, Ian D’Montfort, the spirit medium, and his show ‘Touching . . .
Winter may be coming but Nathan Caton, star of BBC Radio 4’s “Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing…”, is guaranteed to raise the heat in his ‘feel-good’ performance in Tiverton’s Comedy Hall on Sunday 11 October at Tiverton Community Arts Theatre. Nathan regularly appears on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, and Russell Howard’s Good News. His ability to combine personal, confessional material with up-to-date social and political anecdotes has won him numerous credits and plaudits over the years and has made him one of the hottest rising young stars on the circuit. Opening support act is one-liner merchant Tony . . .