Berk’s Nest, in association with Dawn Sedgwick Management, presents
MAX & IVAN: COMMITMENT
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
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’
‘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
Thus far, Paul has lived his life content in the understanding that stability and emotional happiness were lovely ideas but not really for him. Nonetheless, several decades of cheerfully bearing boozy witness to the narratives of others can slowly change a man. And so can a prosecco-fuelled Christmas.
“One of our most thoughtful and enjoyable comedians” Times
“This is what a good stand-up should be. Hilariously funny, passionate and articulate” Chortle
“Makes you realise the power of stand-up comedy and the respect it deserves as an art form” Yorkshire Post
An award-winning comedian, Paul has appeared on Just A Minute and Fighting Talk on radio and on QI and Taskmaster on television. A lifetime of curiosity and learning informs Paul's comedy and this has led to a concurrent career, as a general knowledge expert on the ITV quiz show, The Chase.
For over 15 years, multi-award winning, internationally renowned comedian, author, actor and crash test dummy, Tim FitzHigham, has been visiting Selby on Maundy Thursday to fulfil his duties in the 700-year-old role of town pittancer.
Join comic adventurer and classically moulded British eccentric Tim this Maundy Eve as he tells the truth about rowing the English Channel in a bath tub, running across deserts in suits of armour and, of course, his love of Selby.
Tim’s been on TV with Sir Tony Robinson, Netflix with Ricky Gervais, in Paddington 2 with Hugh Grant and in films with Matt Damon and Clint Eastwood, as well as starring in his own series, The Gambler on BBC Radio 4 and CBBC’s Super Human Challenge.
"Gut bustingly funny" The Scotsman.
Critics Choice in The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, Time Out, The Daily Mail and Metro.
The hugely anticipated new show from Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee.
Lucy feels she's finally turned into a real woman and she's ready to shout about it. Join her for an hour of proper belly laughs, unique off-beat humour and surreal anecdotes about bubble-wrap, boxing and boobs. Oh, and do you believe in UFOs?
Writer and co-star of Radio 4's To Hull and Back. As seen on Married to a Celebrity, QI, Dave's Ultimate Worrier and Brian Cox's Infinite Monkey Cage. Winner of The BBC New Comedy Award in 2012 and the Chortle Award for Best Newcomer in 2013.
★★★★ "Beaumont's big skill is capturing the poetry in the ordinary... an excellent return” (List)
★★★★ “Beaumont manages to pull off an impressive feat by making her stories both bizarre and entirely relatable” (Skinny)
“Perfect for the times” (Guardian)
“The stage Beaumont is a riot” (Scotsman)
“Devastating comic timing” (Stage)
Expect bad attitude and good jokes as Jo Caulfield brings her hugely successful 2019 Edinburgh Festival show, Voodoo Doll, as well as her brand new 2020 show.
Never one to take herself too seriously, Jo says the things you'd love to, but fear you would lose your job or get arrested over. Unreasonable neighbours, call centres, snobby ghosts, prosecco drinkers, being married forever, rude children. Nothing and no one escapes her acerbic tongue in a guaranteed night of cathartic laughter.
A television regular, Jo has been seen on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow as well as BBC2’s Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, while her frequent radio appearances include BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth, Just A Minute and Woman’s Hour, alongside three series of her own show, It’s That Jo Caulfield Again.
Phil McIntyre Live Ltd Proudly Presents:
Rob Newman – Philosophy Show (Work in Progress)
Catch Rob Newman as he tries out new material for the next series of his BBC Radio 4 stand-up philosophy show Total Eclipse of Descartes.
****‘Hugely entertaining, gleefully jaunty and refreshingly intelligent… I loved it.’
The Guardian 2018
‘He is one amazing comedian’
‘Intellectually charged and adorably ambitious…a delightfully digestible dose of brain food’
The Times 2018
Winner: Best Scripted Comedy – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019
Winner: Best Comedy with a live audience – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019
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.
As seen on Would I Lie to You? - Have I Got News for You - Live at the Apollo - and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown...
He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, plus loads more nonsense in between!
Chris McCausland is heading back out on tour, but don't worry, he's got somebody else doing the driving.