Laugh Out Loud
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Laugh Out Loud

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.

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Terminator: How worried should we be? with Leila Johnston
Oct
27
8:30 PM20:30

Terminator: How worried should we be? with Leila Johnston

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.

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Dan Webber: Genre Fluid 
Oct
28
8:45 PM20:45

Dan Webber: Genre Fluid 

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.

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We Come In Peace
Oct
29
8:15 PM20:15

We Come In Peace

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.

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Susan Murray: How Not To Die In A Plane Crash
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Susan Murray: How Not To Die In A Plane Crash

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.

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Sajeela Kershi - Fights Like A Girl
Oct
31
6:30 PM18:30

Sajeela Kershi - Fights Like A Girl

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.

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Rinkoo Barpaga: Made In India Britain
Nov
1
6:45 PM18:45

Rinkoo Barpaga: Made In India Britain

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.'

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The Daft with Darren Lerigo
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

The Daft with Darren Lerigo

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.

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Boxer Shorts for Boris Johnson
Nov
1
8:45 PM20:45

Boxer Shorts for Boris Johnson

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?

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