Treat yourself to a laugh! In celebration of the Funny Things Festival launch, Laugh Out Loud bring their renowned comedy club to BILSTON TOWN HALL! They will be bringing you comedians off the telly from such shows as BBC2's Mock The Week, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow etc. Each show has four comics. Previously they've booked the likes of Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican before they hit the big time. So come and see more brilliant comedians.
This is a show for anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to have a child of their own. How do you choose a name? How do you bring them up to be strong and confident? How do you hold on to a job when you constantly have Weetabix smeared all down your front?
What's the difference between an action figure and a collectable? Join Steve as he opens his toy box and looks at your childhood faves through adult eyes. Star Wars, He-Man, My Little Ponies and many more (about three more). This is not a show for children (just for adults who never grew up).
Were the Terminator films just a bit of fun, or have they turned out to be eerily prescient? If it was built today, how might the T-800 actually work? Technologist and comedy writer Leila Johnston takes us on a troubling journey through James Cameron's vision of the future, looking at how some of the promises of the movies have played out in reality.
An improvised comedy adventure with this 'master of audience interaction' (Huffington Post) as he raids the library of his fantastical imagination to create thrillers, romances, ghost stories and more original freewheeling tales that've never been told before and never will be again.
The stand-up poet, reluctant bear and attempted vegan, strips away labels of life, love, the arts and the LGBTQ+ community in this fast-paced, honest and hilarious debut. Under constant pressure from marketing people to decide whether he is a comic or poet, Dan navigates through the confusing world of definitions.
Bring Your Own Baby Comedy is the UK’s premier baby friendly comedy club. Each show features the funniest comedy stars from the circuit and TV and is all about you... the parents. But don’t worry – they also take great care of our younger guests.
This time, they won't be blowing anything up or showering you in confetti; they just want to talk with you. Two local, ‘recovering scientists’ are being unleashed from the constraints of making learning fluffy for younger ones so you can experience the dark and iffy subjects that these two like to joke about.
Join Bohdan and Rita for a quirky mix of spoken word, stand-up and comedy led by two Polish performers.
Fasten your seat belts for a darkly hilarious and deliciously bumpy ride. How Not to Die in a Plane Crash is the antidote to boring, life-affirming, feel-good motivational comedy. Come and listen to Susan's sweet dark soul as she makes you laugh and cry at the same time with her useful death-defying survival tips, all wrapped up in fantastic jokes.
Fights Like a Girl! is a reflection of everything Sajeela Kershi has fought for and against. The show was born at the Women’s March in London, chanting against Trump, travel bans and global injustices, with Sajeela fighting to keep her prime position on the frontline - even if that meant barging Harriet Harman out of the way, and not allowing a man to push in at the front, who, it turns out is Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
Post Graduate Stress Disorder is a series of stand-up comedy nights featuring up-and-coming comedians whilst raising money for mental health charities. Every show features a different line-up of comedians, with Sam Arrowsmith, the founder and organiser of the project, compering each show.
Throughout his short life, Fran Garrity has been in a lot of trouble. Add some tragedy, hardship, and disorder with a lot of humility and dignity. It packs an emotional punch, it’s thought-provoking and takes you where you don’t expect it. This is a story of Faith, Hope & Garrity.
Based on the theory that the most interesting places on maps are the empty spaces, John has booked a tour, stopping by at some places that look like people share hot water bottles with their landlords. The show implores you to learn lessons from your ceiling and realise Fred Astaire actually knew very well what he was doing.
Join CASINO 36 for a fun packed evening of comedy with, Darius Davies as MC, Jack Campbell, Phileo Huff and headliner Simon Brodkin AKA Lee Nelson.
Fright Wig invites you to peer beyond the twitching curtains of moonlit suburbia for a slice of life carved with a rusty machete. Go door-to-door in a nightmare neighbourhood and meet the menagerie of grotesque ghouls waiting to spill their guts.
Back by popular demand, the house band of Funny Things 2017, Orchestra of Chaos, take you through their repertoire of hit covers in their own inimitable style. Join Barry Bling and Mr. Velvet for a sing-a-long and maybe even a bit of a boogie in this show created exclusively for Funny Things 2019.
Since leaving home in Birmingham, Rinkoo Barpaga has moved around England a lot, determined to find somewhere to settle. Along the way, he has encountered both racism and discrimination, and as a result he has been constantly asking himself the question, "where do I belong?" British born, Rinkoo discovered at the age of three that not only was he required to tick the box, 'ethnic minority,' but also the box, 'Deaf.'
If you like silly, joyous comedy then join The Daft for an hour of funny jokes, ridiculous tales and kooky stand-up comedy. Having been touring the country in 2019 comics for The Daft at Funny Things Festival will include Klaus White (runner-up Bath New Act Festival 2018) & Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Finalist Jen Ives.
Join the world's greatest actor (that's what he thinks) Randolph Tempest, for an hour long comedy show. A unique showcase of this legendary actor's talents. A celebration of his triumphs and failures. Become part of the show and join Randolph in his quest for finding the next great actor for his new project.
From the age of sieges and chivalry comes a show about medieval love, adrenaline junkies and an insane quest for glory. Join comedian and archaeologist Paul Duncan McGarrity as he explains how modern life could be so much better if we all took a moment and learnt how to attack a castle.
Albert Smith invites you to help him select a pair of boxer shorts for Boris Johnson. Join Albert to talk about pants and uncover the answers to questions you might not have asked before: How do men shop and buy underwear? Have we become enslaved by fashion houses and advertising, coaxing us into buying underwear that loses our individuality? Y-fronts or boxers? What would Boris wear?
Award-winning comedian Andrew O'Neill returns with a truly magickal stand-up show that gives every audience member exactly what they want*.