This spring, Farnham Maltings will play host to a whole range of comedy talent, both established and up and coming artists. Whether you fancy seeing a seasoned comedian or a young, bright new talent on the comedy trail, there is bound to be something to tickle your funny bone.

Wednesday 13 January, 8.30pm – Stand-Up Comedy Club.

Our Comedy Club returns for 2016 with it’s fantastic line-ups of club comics and superb curries from our highly talented chefs. Our January club will be compered by Andy Robinson from the Chortle award-winning Comedy Carousel who you might have seen support Jo Brand in her Work in Progress show here back in November. Also appearing is Tom Allen, support act to some of the biggest stars and winner of So You Think You’re Funny and the BBC New Comedy Awards. With both food and entertainment provided, this promises to start the New Year with a bang. Line up subject to change.

Admission: £8 in advance, £9 on the door. Curry & Comedy £16.50. Available to book until 12 noon on the day. Curry served between 7:30pm – 8:30pm.

Age advisory: 15+.

 

Thursday 04 February, 8pm – Stephen K. Amos: The Laughter Master. Stephen K Amos   

Recently returning from his sell-out tours in Australia and New Zealand, the maestro of feel-good comedy is back with fresh, new material for comedy fans to enjoy. Whilst he has been busy with his involvement with BBC Radio 4 Life, on the shows An Idiot’s Guide and What Does the K Stand For?, his return to stand-up has been warmly received. Conjuring up rave reviews as he goes, a night with Stephen K. Amos proves to be one to get involved in.

Admission: £17. Pre-show dining and ticket £25.

Pre-show dining options: Sausage or Glamorgan sausage, with mustard mash & glazed carrots.

Age advisory: 16+.

 

Wednesday 10 February, 8.30pm – Stand-Up Comedy Club. Comedy Club Feb

For the next comedy club evening, Farnham Maltings and Off The Kerb productions presents a dazzling line –up including Jarred Christmas, the New Zealand funnyman whose style sizzles with comic originality. The roster also includes the hilarious Felicity Ward and Geoff Norcott who was awarded the operational services medal for his gigs in Afghanistan. Line up subject to change.

Admission: £8 in advance, £9 on the door. Curry & Comedy £16.50. Available to book until 12 noon on the day. Curry served between 7:30pm – 8:30pm.

Age advisory: 15+.

 

Friday 12 February, 8pm – Sean Lock: Keep it Light. SOLD OUT

Sticking to his ritual of writing and performing new material every three years, Sean Lock returns with a whole new wealth of comedy for you to enjoy. Known for his wide range of appearances both on the small screen, including ‘Live at the Apollo’ and ‘8 out of 10 Cats’, and on the stage, Lock is a master in his profession and always proves to be a fantastic observer of human nature and interaction. Unfortunately though he’s already sold out; tough luck!

 

Tuesday 16 February, 8pm – Stewart Francis: Pun Gent.Stewart Francis

Fresh from his appearances on ‘Mock the Week’, ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ and ‘Live at the Apollo’, the Canadian comedian presents a brand new stand-up show. With several national tours under his belt and two DVDS to his name, Francis has been delving into other aspects of comedic performance and writing including a possible sitcom and becoming a cartoonist. However for now, the King of one-liners and gags has crafted a show not to be missed for ultimate comedy fans.

Admission: £17.50; pre-show dining & ticket £25.50

Pre-show dining option: Slow cooked beef chilli or Mild bean chilli with rice and sour cream.

Age advisory: 16+

 

Wednesday 24 February, 8.30pm – John RobinsJohn Robbins

Part of the new wave of exciting new British talent on the comedy circuit, John Robins, a Fringe, Circuit and Radio favourite brings his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe 2015 show to the Maltings. One half of The Elis James and John Robins Show on Radio X and also Sara Pascoe’s other half you might have also heard John on ‘The News Quiz’ (Radio 4) and seen him on Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central (Comedy Central) and Alan Davis: As Yet untitled (Dave).

Admission: £12 (£10 conc.); pre-show dining & ticket £20 (£18 conc.)

Age advisory: 14+

 

Thursday 03 March, 8pm – Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational. SOLD OUT

Romesh Ranganathan has been making quite the name for himself with frequent appearances on television shows such as, ‘Live At The Apollo’, ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘Have I Got News For You’. He was a regular panellist on the ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’ and starred in his own six-part series for BBC Three ‘Asian Provocateur’. Now he returns to the stage in his new stand- up show, ‘Irrational’, which sees him tackle the issues close to his heart, and explains why everybody else is wrong about them. Again I’m afraid you’re too late as Romesh has already sold out. Have you considered signing up to our weekly newsletter so you’re the first to know about our new comedy bookings?

 

Wednesday 09 March, 8:30pm – Stand-Up Comedy Club.

In March, the comedy club returns with Alistair Barrie, one of the core members of The Cutting Edge team at London’s Comedy Store. Both recognised on the national and international circuit, Barrie has just returned from performing his new show ‘No More Stage Three’ at the Edinburgh Festival, which received glowing reviews and an award nomination. The club also welcomes exciting young comic prospect and Mock the Week star Nathan Caton. After writing on various shows such as ‘Stand Up for the Week’ and appearing on ‘Live at the Apollo’, he has also recently performed at the Edinburgh Festival in his critically acclaimed show ‘Straight Outta Middlesex’. Line up subject to change.

Admission: £8 in advance, £9 on the door. Curry & Comedy £16.50. Available to book until 12 noon on the day. Curry served between 7:30pm – 8:30pm.

Age advisory: 15+.

 

Sunday 20 March, 8pm – Dane Baptiste: Reasonable Doubts.Dane Baptiste

After being named as Independent’s ‘Face to Watch in 2015’, the last year has seen Dane Baptiste enjoy incredible success on his debut show ‘Citizen Dane’ (which has seen him nominated for a handful of awards including Best Newcomer at the Foster’s Comedy Awards at 2014’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival). He has also performed two sell out runs at the Soho Theatre and written and starred in his own sitcom for the BBC. He returns to the stage with brand new material in ‘Reasonable Doubts’.

Admission: £12 ( £10 conc.)

Age advisory: 16+.

 

Sat 09 April, 10.30am & 2pm Comedy Academy & Club 4 Kidscomedy club 4 kids

After it’s incredibly popular debut in our October half term programme, the Comedy Academy & Comedy Club 4 Kids returns this Easter for more kid friendly hilarity. The club is a nationwide programme which sees the best circuit comedians perform their usual sets (just without the swearing) with some absolutely brilliant heckling! As well as the club, kids also have the chance to learn how to make some of their best stories into stand-up routines in the Comedy Academy. There was definitely some young stars of the future in our October academy!

 

Wednesday 13 April, 8.30pm – Stand-Up Comedy Club.

April’s comedy club line-up includes Tom Deacon, one of the hottest young comedians and a regular at the club. Also performing is the instant likeable Charlie Baker and the seasoned professional Rob Rouse who remains a popular feature on the UK circuit. Line-ups are subject to change.

Admission: £8 in advance, £9 on the door. Curry & Comedy £16.50. Available to book until 12 noon on the day. Curry served between 7:30pm – 8:30pm.

Age advisory: 15+.

 

Saturday 16 April, 8pm – Gyles Brandreth: Word Power!Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth presents a unique comedy show all about how words, and how we use them, get you the right results. As the man himself says, ‘No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.’ Only words can do that. Language is power. Words are magic.’ The Edinburgh Fringe award winner and former MP and Government Whip, has made a TV name for himself, appearing on multiple shows such as, ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Room 101’ and is a regular contributor on BBC One’s ‘The One Show’. As his last two Edinburgh shows were sell outs, book early to make sure you don’t miss out on this weird and wonderful show about the power of words!

Admission: £19; pre-show dining & ticket £27

Pre-show dining options: Beef bourguignon or chestnut mushroom bourguignon, with new potatoes.

Age advisory: TBC.

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