Stephen K Amos doesn’t strike you as one of life’s awkward customers. But that’s exactly what he is aiming to be in his new touring show, Welcome To My World. Having had enough of being asked the same questions time and time again (such as ‘what does the K stand for?’), Amos is looking to get some new, big questions on the table. “Even in this day and age, we still don’t like to talk about things like race and sexuality or how much money you earn, all those awkward dinner party conversation fillers. There’s a certain weirdness that can . . .
Tiverton’s Comedy Hall is set to get Christmas started party style with its last show of the year. Top comedy On Saturday December 20, the comedic improvisation group The Noise Next Door will headline the Comedy Hall stage at Tiverton Community Arts Theatre (TCAT). They will be bringing their unique take on laughter to Tiverton and tickets are already selling well. The Noise consists of five stand-ups who combine quick wit with incredible improvisation skills to turn everyday suggestions and banter from the audience into jokes, sketches and songs. ‘Hilarious… A superior kind of chaos’ (Daily Telegraph). ‘Comedy gold… Staggeringly . . .
As a near terminally polite nation, we’ll hold off yelling at people who, for instance, barge in front of us when queuing − all the while quietly seething. As a result, we do like a bit of a moan. On May 17, audiences at Comedy Hall get a chance to do just that. The second half of Lee Hurst’s ‘Things That Make You Go Aaarggh!!!’ show is built entirely around Hurst’s hilarious and peerless improvisation skills. He deals with the pet hates and secret fears of the audience in a fearless off-the-cuff tour de force. It’s politically incorrect stroppiness, all . . .
Jenny Eclair’s ‘Eclairious’ tour is back by popular demand. Bawdy, bright and irreverent, Eclair isn’t afraid to poke fun at the ageing body and mind, as viewers of the ‘Grumpy Old Women’ series and tour will know. Her lively, self-deprecating humour, born of astute observation, will have you nodding in agreement even as you belly-laugh. A well-known face from TV shows such as ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’ (ITV1), ‘Splash’ (BBC1) ‘Loose Women’ (ITV1) and ‘Celebrity Weakest Link’ (BBC2), she’s also a hilarious contributor to radio panel games such as ‘Just a Minute’ and ‘Banter’ (BBC Radio . . .