STAND-UP COMEDY

FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD: YOU CAN’T POLISH A NERD

Sun 8th Oct - Sun 8th Oct

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! Start Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £17.50 Full // £14.50 Concessions Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins (including interval) Age: 14+ Presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Noel Gay festivalofthespokennerd.com @FOTSN

JERRY SADOWITZ: COMEDIAN, MAGICIAN, PSYCHOPATH!

Fri 6th Oct - Fri 6th Oct

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. Start Time: 8pm Tickets: £20 All Tickets Running Time: 1 hour 20 mins (no interval) Age: 18+

JOSIE LONG: SOMETHING BETTER

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This is a show about optimism and hopefulness and about looking for people and things to look up to. It’s about wanting more from life than it might be up for giving out. It’s about struggling with realising what you are, who you are and what you can’t change about yourself, and about really feeling like an outsider for the first time.   I’m 34, I wanted to have kids by now, and be in love, and have a country that didn’t vote with the far right parties to march us all off a cliff. And be able to do all the awesome stuff that activists do, that I can’t do, too. I thought we would have won by now. And I wanted to be taller and better looking.   Following the international sell-out success of her previous show Cara Josephine across the UK, Europe, in Australia and New York, the star of BBC Radio 4’s Romance and Adventure, All of the Planet’s Wonders and presenter of Shortcuts, tours her eighth solo stand-up show nationwide.   www.showandtelluk.com / www.josielong.com / @josielong / @show_and_tell Start Time: 8pm Tickets: £14 Full // £12 Concessions

COUNT ARTHUR STRONG

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THE SOUND OF MUCUS Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss this amazing event. ‘Just get’s funnier and funnier’ – The Guardian ‘…left me light headed with delight’ – The Guardian ‘…never needed to resort to toilet humour or swearing to maintain one and a half hours of pure hilarity’. Manchester Evening News. ‘Delaney’s observation of Variety is superb’. The Scottish Herald ‘Delaney has the gift Tommy Cooper possessed and many covet’. Liverpool Echo ‘An evening of inspired lunacy’ – Brighton Argus ‘His performance was flawless…’ Bristol Post ‘A relentless blast of comic surprises’ – The Times Time: 8pm Tickets: £20 (max 6 tickets each) Age: Parental Guidance

TOM WEBB: MEGA GAMES

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A comedy night with a difference, hosted by the award-winning Tom Webb. This hilarious tournament of interactive games is played by and made up of YOU, the audience. Including Human Hungry Hippos, Crowd Kerplunk, Big Top Trumps and Audience Guess Who. This performance takes place as part of POP OUT Festival 2016 inside ROUNDABOUT a touring pop-up theatre brought to Lincoln by Paines Plough theatre company. Start time: 8.30pm Tickets: £10 All Seats // £8 LIVE PASS Tickets Available Age: 18+

SEANN WALSH: ONE FOR THE ROAD

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The Lie-in King returns with a brand-new show.   However dishevelled he may be, the Foster’s Comedy Award nominee is also one of the best comics in the country. With a keen observational mind, Seann can spot the absurdity in everything and convert it to perfectly delivered stand-up comedy. You might have seen Seann on TV, but he’s something else live – pacing the stage, working the room and reducing crowds to hysterics. Even if he’d probably rather be at home watching Sky Sports News.   As seen on BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, ITV’s Jonathan Ross Show and Tonight at The London Palladium, ITV 2’s Celebrity Juice, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Alan Carr: Chatty Man, Comedy Central’s Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central. Start Time: 8pm Tickets: £14 All Seats Age: 14+

SHAPPI KHORSANDI

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Off The Kerb Productions Presents  Shappi Khorsandi: ‘OH MY COUNTRY!’ From Morris Dancing to Morrissey Shappi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She’s reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land. Please don’t come if you’re a skinhead (though naturally bald folk are welcome). ‘She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency.’ The Guardian Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, she is back with a brand new show for 2016. She has whip-crack jokes and is effortlessly funny as she handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm. Shappi Khorsandi is also the best selling author of ‘A Beginners Guide to Acting English’ and her debut novel ‘Nina is not OK’ is published by Ebury in July 2016. Shappi was also recently elected president of the British Humanist society. Start Time: 8pm Tickets: £15 Full // £13 Concessions Age: 16+

OMID DJALILI: SCHMUCK FOR A NIGHT

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Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand-up performances is back on a nationwide tour! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood to television and live on the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances Omid recently starred in Dickensian BBC1 and Lucky Man Sky1. Start Time: 8pm Tickets: All £24

AN EVENING SHARED WITH JASPER CARROTT AND ALISTAIR MCGOWAN

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Friend’s sale – Friday 8 April General sale – Monday 11 April Comedy legends Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy stand up and impressions. Drawing on their wealth of experience they present a show of pure laughter and entertainment that is not to be missed. Start Time:19:30 Tickets: £30 All Seats Running Time: 2 hours 20 mins (inc. interval)

PETE FIRMAN – TriX

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Phil McIntyre Entertainments presents: Star of BBC1’s The Magicians, ‘the UK’s leading comedy magician’ (Time Out) Pete Firman hits the road in 2016 with his astonishing new show, fresh from his 10th year at the Edinburgh Festival. Expect Pete’s trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. Prepare to be amazed! As seen on BBC2’s ‘The Sarah Millican Television Programme’, BBC1‘s ‘Celebrity Mastermind’ and BBC1‘s ‘The John Bishop Show.’ Start Time – 7.30pm Tickets – £15.50 Full // £13.50 Concessions Age – 14+