Thurs 28th Sept: ANDY PARSONS: PEAK BULLSH*T
Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it. It’s one of the things we do best. Or is it?
Sat 30th Sept: JONNY & THE BAPTISTS: THE BEST OF 2012-2017
A barn-storming mix of comedy and rock gig from the multi-award-nominated musical comedians. Direct from the Edinburgh fringe, Jonny & the Baptists celebrate five years of silly songs and satirical anthems that have won them five major award nominations and dedicated fans across the country.
Expect a riotous hour from the iTunes Comedy Chart-toppers and stars of Radio 4’s The Now Show and the BBC’s Live at Television Centre.
£12.50 / £10.50
Weds 5th Oct: JEREMY HARDY LIVE 2017
Jeremy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 32 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 32 years to go.
Fri 6th Oct: MATT RICHARDSON: SLASH
A lot has happened to Matt Richardson since his last tour in 2013. A lot of it is quite strange. Most comedians hope to win accolades and make people laugh, very few end up with Heat Magazine’s Weird Crush trophy.
From interviewing millionaire dogs in LA, ghost hunting with Craig Revel Horwood and having his phone nicked by Kate Moss – it’s been an odd, but fun, few years.
Now Matt can finally tell people about it, as well as talking about everything else on his mind. ‘High Wattage Charisma’ (Guardian) from the ‘hilarious and charming’ (The Mirror) host of Virgin Radio’s Drive-time show, The Xtra Factor and Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live!
7.30pm // Show 8pm
Fri 6th Oct: JERRY SADOWITZ: COMEDIAN, MAGICIAN, PSYCHOPATH
Comedian, magician, and all round scary man, Jerry Sadowitz is back!
Actually he saved petrol and never left! With his unique combination of comedy, absolute hatred, and card tricks, every moment is guaranteed to make you feel better about yourself as he bangs on about some pish or other.
Last week it was something about cutting up eyeballs for baby boxes? This week it could be about the situation in Sandi Toksvig. One thing’s for sure… Whatever he says, it will be ripped off. Except the card tricks… You have to be bloody good to do them.
Doors: 7.30pm / Show: 8pm
Sat 7th Oct: Red Herring Comedy Club feat GARY DELANEY, Ian Smith, tbc & MC Robin Morgan
Bar opens 7pm. Show starts 8pm.
£10adv / £12 on the day / £7 students
Group Tickets: 6 for £54 / 10 for £90
Sun 8th Oct: FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD: YOU CAN’T POLISH A NERD
The Nerds are back with a brand new show for Lincoln Comedy Festival.
Since their last tour, experiments guy Steve Mould, geek songstress Helen Arney and stand-up mathematician Matt Parker have featured on BBC2’s QI, created a genuinely “experimental” comedy show for BBC Radio 4 and played the Hammersmith Apollo with Professor Brian Cox.
Don’t miss the “resplendently geeky trio” (THE TIMES) as they put the “oooh” into zoology, the “fun” into fundamental theorem of calculus and the “recursion” into recursion.
Together they’ll be buffing up a veritable Periodic Table of new science, songs, and spreadsheets that will tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner.
Full Frontal Nerdity guaranteed!
£17.50 / £14.50
Thurs 12th Oct: CHARLIE BAKER: HIT POLISHER
Charlie Baker swings in to town direct from playing the O2 (Channel 4’s Comedy Gala) appearing as Harry Hill’s hunchback kitchen assistant (Sky 1’s Tea Time) and causing trouble in Albert Square (BBC1’s EastEnders).
Joined by the incredible Sean Hargreaves on the Hammond organ he will be singing terrible pop songs ‘polished up’ in their unique style to become genuine beautiful and groovy new favourites, he has managed to turn Cotton Eyed Joe into Cotton Eyed Woah! Add to this the hilarity of Charlie’s brilliant and ‘pant wettingly funny’ comedy you have the funniest most unique night out possible.
Brilliant jokes, Beautiful singing, Banging night out.
Doors: 7.30pm / Starts: 8pm
Fri 13th Oct: SIMON AMSTELL: WHAT IS THIS?
Following a series of critically acclaimed, sold out international tours, Simon Amstell begins his fifth stand up tour in the UK.
‘What is this?’ promises to be a deeply personal, funny exploration of beauty, intimacy, freedom, sex and love.
Simon Amstell (Carnage, Grandma’s House, Never Mind the Buzzcocks) has won two British Comedy Awards, an RTS Award, a Broadcast Award, a Chortle Award and has been nominated for a BAFTA.
Sat 14th Oct: JIMEOIN: RIDICULOUS
Notorious for being Ridiculous, Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy’s masters. His brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious stand-up has also made him the undisputed award-winning star of TV shows including ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’, ‘John Bishop Show’, CH4’s O2 Comedy Gala’ and the ‘Royal Variety Performance’.
Don’t miss Jimeoin’s knock-out performance at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre – grab yourself a ring-side seat for an unforgettably hilarious evening of world-class stand-up with Ireland’s champion UFC (“Unbelievably Funny Comedian”) – live!