Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles

Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles

Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles

Lucy Porter’s brand new stand-up tour. In these combative times, it's easy to be irritated, offended or downright enraged by other people. How do we know which causes are worth fighting for?

Lucy uses her hilarious experiences to help you decide. Recent TV and radio appearances include: QI, Insert Name Here, Alan Davies' As Yet Untitled, Room 101, News Quiz, The Now Show.

“Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes … Genuinely delightful” (Telegraph)

"A treat from start to finish" (Herald)

“Rich with fine routines … an endearing hour” (Guardian)

Tickets: £14/£12 concessions

Age guidance: 16+

Saturday 7 Apr 201820:00 Book Now

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Phill Jupitus - Juplicity

Phill Jupitus - Juplicity (15)

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it. 

Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.

Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2’s pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for 19 years. Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and live stand up shows all over the UK, he also appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2) and Alan Davies As yet Untitled (Dave), and in 2012 returned to television stand-up

for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo (BBC1).

On BBC Radio 4 Phill is a regular panellist of the award winning I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and The Unbelievable Truth and was resident curator on The Museum of Curiosity. In addition, he has presented numerous radio documentaries including, Phill Jupitus’ Comic Strips, Calvin and Hobbes and The Man Who Bought Hendrix’s Stage. Phill’s theatre work includes playing Bottom in the Bath Theatre Royal production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream, appearing alongside Jason Manford in the UK touring production of The Producers as Franz Liebkind, the West End production of Urinetown in the role of Caldwell B. Cladwell at the Apollo Theatre and his West End singing debut in 2009 when he played Edna Turnblad in the hit musical Hairspray at The Shaftesbury Theatre.

Friday 20 Apr 201820:00 Book Now

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Carl Hutchinson

Carl Hutchinson

Carl Hutchinson Live!

One of the UK’s most in-demand comics Carl Hutchinson is set to perform his brand new show across the UK. Expect killer gags, highly entertaining stories and the trademark twisted logic that has made Carl a must-see fixture in the comedy world,

It’s fair to say that 'Hutchinson has it all' (BroadwayBaby).

From tales of pulling sickies as a teacher to his family upbringing and wrestling with his favourite vices, this new show is easily the most brutally honest and hilariously self-deprecating outing for this Geordie comedian.

Chris Ramsey's tour support and as seen on Comedy Central's Stand Up Central & The Chris Ramsey show

An absolute must… the next big thing!’ Skinny

Hutchinson’s trump card is the way he interacts with the audience, rolling with every ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ his material generated, giving a dynamism and spontaneity to his performance” Chortle

'The comedy catalyst to a great night out' ThreeWeeks

Age: 16+

Tickets: £12.00

Friday 4 May 201819:30 Book Now

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Mark Steel

Mark Steel (12A)



‘Interesting, engaging, funny’ ***** The Mirror

**** The Times

This time last year, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal, a year later it’s all gone to absolute shit!  But don’t worry, as Mark thinks Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright.

Mark’s sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am, revealed his natural father was a world backgammon champion. Now the star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, is back on the road with a new show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is.

Mark has written and presented many series of Mark Steel’s In Town on BBC Radio 4 (new series out soon) and toured it live around the UK. Mark has presented the BAFTA nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, is a regular on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s Newsquiz.  He’s also appeared on BBC2’s QI and Room 101. Mark has written several acclaimed books, including: Reasons To Be Cheerful and What’s Going On and he writes a weekly column for The Independent for which he won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.  

Mark recently started filming his columns for The Independent and they’re proving very popular indeed, you can find them here

**** The Guardian

**** The Independent ‘essential viewing’

**** Sunday Times ‘Profound yet funny’

**** The Scotsman ‘Frank, dryly funny’

Twitter:  @mrmarksteel @offthekerb

Rating: 14+ Parental guidance.

Sunday 13 May 201820:00 Book Now

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George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg - DIY Chef

Direct from Total Sell Outs  at the Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and Brighton Fringe 2017, and following sell out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2015 and 2016 plus a sell-out UK tour, award winning* comedian George Egg (the ‘Anarchist Cook’) returns with a BRAND NEW SHOW demonstrating more live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy.

In ‘GEORGE EGG: DIY CHEF’ a health scare sees George banned him from the family kitchen, but relocated to the garden shed his imagination and resourcefulness lead him to build an improvised kitchen there instead. During an inspiring and inventive evening of stand-up, live cooking and comedy lecture, George prepares a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner using the most unconventional of methods.

It’s funny, inspiring and absurd in equal measure. Expect power tools, gardening equipment and office supplies to be re-purposed and abused. Expect lots of laughs. Expect to learn something new. And you get to taste the food at the end.**

*Spirit of the Fringe Award 2015

**at your own risk!

Brilliantly Funny’ The Observer (Jay Rayner)

‘the wonderfully talented George Egg is genuinely unique’ The Independent

‘trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes’ The Scotsman

Age: 16+

Friday 22 Jun 201820:00 Book Now

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Gyles Brandreth: Break a leg

Gyles Brandreth: Break a leg

Gyles Brandreth comes to the Forum with his brand new show celebrating all things theatrical. Be among the first to see it.

They say all political careers end in tears. In Gyles Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip returns to Barney with his new one-man show BREAK A LEG! - a celebration of all things theatrical.  This is Brandreth unleashed on the stars he's known and the theatre stories that have made him laugh – and, occasionally, cry.  Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation),

Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling afternoon of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.

Sunday 29 Jul 201814:30 Book Now

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