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Arthur Smith: Laughs, Stories, A Song And A Poem (16)

Friday 6 Dec 20198:00pm Book Now (On sale 10am, October 25th)

Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution Arthur Smith for an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of the alternative comedians who shook up the world of light entertainment in the 1980s and 90s.

Expect a sublimely playful show, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs and readings, as well as the story of his late father PC Syd Smith, survivor of Colditz POW camp and a 1950s London copper.

A BBC regular, Arthur is well-known for his appearances on Grumpy Old Men, QI, Have I Got News For You and The One Show, Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Balham Bash, and as host of Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club and Radio 2’s Smith Lectures. He is a Spirit of The Fringe Award-winning Edinburgh Festival stalwart, Olivier-nominated playwright and simply one of our funniest and most original comic performers. Age 16+


Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldn't Behave Like This... (16)

Saturday 14 Dec 20198:00pm Book Now

As seen on Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and The Chris Ramsey Show & following a sold-out 2018 tour, Geordie comedian Carl Hutchinson is back with a brand new show ‘I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This…’.

From buying a house to having kids, Carl takes his unique adolescent approach to grown up issues. Join Hutchinson with his stories and observations that have had crowds laugh their heads off year after year.

***** “Captivating...Outstanding...An all-round comic.”

One4Review, Edinburgh

**** "Joyously funny...Great self-effacing warmth...Brilliant characterisations & expert timing."

Theatre Bath


Max & Ivan: Commitment (14)

Friday 7 Feb 20208:00pm Book Now

Berk’s Nest, in association with Dawn Sedgwick Management, presents


Say ‘I do’ to the triumphant return of Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominees Max & Ivan, as seen in BBC One’s W1A and heard on BBC Radio 4’s The Casebook of Max & Ivan.

Commitment is the TRUE STORY of the unreasonable lengths one best man (Max) will go to give one groom (Ivan) the greatest weekend of his life.

It’s a show about dreaming big, growing up, and trying – but ultimately very much failing - to make it in the band.

Directed by three time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Kieran Hodgson.

‘Astonishing: fast-paced and unflaggingly funny’ ***** Times

‘Phenomenal’ ***** Mirror

‘The real deal’ **** Guardian

‘Essential’ **** Telegraph

‘Joyous’ **** Independent

‘First-rate’ **** Scotsman

‘Epic’ **** TimeOut

‘So, so, so good’ ***** Adelaide Advertiser

‘Formidable’ ***** British Theatre Guide


Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big In This?

Friday 28 Feb 20208:00pm Book Now

Berk’s Nest, in association with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, presents

Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big In This?

“Comedy Gold” - Guardian

‘An exceptional debut solo show from a warm and capable performer’

★★★★★ Broadway World

‘undeniably funny...thoroughly enjoyable and touching’

★★★★ Young Perspectives

‘A laugh out loud emotional rollercoaster well worth watching’

★★★★ One4Review

‘An entertaining hour… Weir is a warm and engaging storyteller’


The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down. Does My Mum Loom Big In This? is for everyone who’s had a mother or been a mother, featuring hair-raising hilarious true stories from Arabella’s dysfunctional childhood, her perilous career and her life as a single working mother. Devastatingly funny, excruciatingly honest and definitely embarrassing for all of Arabella’s relatives, not to mention herself, this is a helter-skelter tour of appalling – and appallingly funny – maternal behaviour.

“Arabella Weir has a unique knack of making appalling (and true) stuff funny” – Sandi Toksvig

“Arabella Weir is simply sensational” – Joanna Lumley

“She’s a mother, she’s a comedy godmother, and her show is mother******* marvellous” - Miranda Hart

“Mirth, motherhood, misery. Arabella is brilliantly funny in her new show” - Paul Whitehouse

Written by Arabella Weir and Jon Canter


Lucy Porter: Be Prepared (14)

Saturday 6 Jun 20208:00pm Book Now

TV favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show.

At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box, and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s knot.

Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.

‘A treat from start to finish’ - The Herald

‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful‘ - The Telegraph

Recent TV includes Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible, she’s a regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.