Seventh Instalment of Kettering Arts Centre’s Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – 8th July 2017

Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – WITH RAYMOND MEARNS!

Saturday, 8th July 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+ Please see bottom of page.

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Headline Act: Raymond Mearns

Supporting Acts: Steve Day & Catherine Bohart

Compere: Nick Wills

RAYMOND MEARNS

Whether he is engaged in super quick audience interaction or telling a hilarious shaggy dog story, RAYMOND MEARNS is one of the UK’s raymond mearnsfinest circuit comedians.

With a blinding talent for improvisation, Raymond is renowned as one of the nations top comperes and this is underlined by the fact he is a regular at the nations top comedy venues!

Playing to audiences at the country’s best venues every week has sharpened Raymond’s comedy skills to the point where he is flexible enough to perform in front of anyone, whether in a big city theatre or an intimate club room.

TV and film appearances include Rab C Nesbitt Christmas Special and BBC Scotland Sitcom: ‘Legit’ (2008). Films include Ae Fond Kiss (2004) ‘It’s a Free World’ (2007), both directed by the legendary Ken Loach.

“A personality so huge it fills the room” The List “Every line that issues from this man is funny” Chortle

“A man that knows how to swear properly” Billy Connolly “A genuine improvisational genius” Frankie Boyle

CATHERINE BOHART

“A comic with both a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” Chortle

Finalist: BBC New Comedy Award 2016
Finalist: Funny Women 2016
Semi-Finalist: Laughing Horse New Act Competition 2016
Semi-Finalist: Semi-Finalist: So You Think You’re Funny? 2016

Catherine started performing stand-up in 2015 and since then has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of UK and Irish comedy. In 2016, she was a finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Funny Women, drawing praise in the final of the former for having “a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” (Chortle) and in the latter for being “pretty much the perfect comedy package” (Beyond The Joke).

Also in 2016, she and fellow comic Cally Beaton performed their show Catcall for a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe, enjoying packed houses and a series of stellar reviews across the month. She has gigged for the likes of The Stand, Komedia and Up The Creek.

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scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – With Markus Birdman! 8PM Start! SAT-17-JUN

After a tremendous KETTFEST weekend which saw the 1st ever International Comedy Festival in Kettering, your local Arts Centre will be hosting the 6th instalment of our popular Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club with the following lineup:

Headline Act: Markus Birdman

Supporting Acts: George Zach & Andrew Watts

Compere: Nick Wills

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Tickets Available From Waterstones Bookshop

Saturday, 17th June 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

MARKUS BIRDMAN
Markus Birdman is a veteran of the comedy scene. He was the winner of the Lewisham Comedy Festival 2001 competition, as well as a finalist in The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award 2000, Jongleur’s New Act 2000, Leicester Comedy Festival New Act 2001.

He took his solo show, “One Step Beyond” to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and has featured on BBC Radio’s “Spanking New” and is the voice of ITV’s “Blank Screen”, as well as performing on the Paramount Comedy Store series.

“uniquely talented, demonstrates just how it’s done.” The Evening Standard.

“wonderful, extremely versatile.” The Scotsman

“One of the millionaire mirth merchants of the future.” The Metro.

“The crowd fell for his dry witty, confused little boy smutt-schtick in a big way” The Observer.

“Looks like the 4th Muskateer; infectious, likable and popular with the crowd” The Stage.

GEORGE ZACH
George moved from Greece to study Biochemistry in Newcastle Upon Tyne and, in doing so, avoided joining the Greek army for his national service. He discovered stand-up soon after and has gone to sell out his show Greek Tragedy at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and support Luisa Omielan on her Am I Right Ladies tour. Recent BBC One appearances include the One Show and numerous appearances on This Week, discussing the Greek financial crisis.

George’s first gig was on St Patrick’s Day in a dark room above a pub in Newcastle’s city centre. Fortunately for him, it turned out that he had a grasp of the English language as well as a talent for the art of comedy and soon this “really likable comic” went on to play all over the UK and abroad at some of the most prestigious comedy clubs. After impressing in the CKP Lunch Time Special at the Edinburgh Festival he came back with his one man show Greek Tragedy, which recently sold at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. He’ll be returning to Australia in 2016 and will also be helping to spearhead a burgeoning comedy scene back home in his native Greece.

“Pulls it off well with a style that is thoughtful and unexpected Broadway Baby

“Accessible, likeable, his jokes are solid and his timing impeccable The List

ANDREW WATTS
Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2006 Finalist, So You Think You’re Funny 2006 King Gong, the Comedy Store (London) November 2006

Andrew Watts been performing stand-up comedy since February 2006. His defiantly middle-class observational style has endeared him to audiences across London and the Home Counties.

“Observational genius” Three Weeks

“A nice, modest approach … his social awkwardness is what makes him funny” chortle

“Pure genius, in both material and timing.” Surrey Mirror

“Excellent material. Excellent with the audience” Tim Arthur, Time Out

“laugh- out loud funny, wonderfully bizarre ideas.” Chortle

Over the last 2 years, our compere Nick Wills has created a fun and friendly club where top acts love to perform and where the audience play their part in making a great night.


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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For Amazing Value Festival Tickets to see all 8 of our stunning Comedy Festival 1 hour shows this weekend!

Ticket Prices: £4 per event (Available from the front desk only)

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Friday 9th June From 8pm – Doors open 7:30pm

8pm Paul Kerensa & 9.30pm Howard Read

Saturday 10th  June From 2pm – Doors open 1:30pm

2pm Josh Pugh, 3.15pm Elliot Steel4.30pm  Angela Barnes6.30pm Dan Antopolski 8pm Matt Forde & 9.30pm Simon Munnery

Kettering Arts Centre presents an amazing line up to 8 top comedians bringing their brand new 1 hour shows right to your doorstep, over the KETTFEST weekend of 9th/10th June 2017.

This will be an incredible opportunity to catch some of the country’s best talent at unbelievable prices, with hot off the press, exciting new content.

Featuring the bone fide comedy legend Simon Munnery, Dave channel’s hottest star Matt Forde, TV’s Angela Barnes, hugely popular headliners Dan Antapoloski and Howard Read, star of Kettering’s favourite Christmas show, “Carols and Comedians”, Paul Kerensa and upcoming stars Josh Pugh and Elliot Steel!

Tickets for individual shows can be bought on the door for just £4 each, OR for outstanding value you can buy a Festival ticket for ALL SHOWS for only £20!! There will be 2 shows from 8pm on Friday 9th June and 6 shows beginning at 2pm on Saturday 10th June.

It’ll be a taste of the legendary cultural phenomenon that is the Edinburgh Comedy Fringe Festival, right here in Kettering. Don’t miss out on the buzz, excitement and the laughs!


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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From FRI 9th to SAT 10th – 1st International Kettering Comedy Festival! KETTFEST @ Kettering Arts Centre June 2017

Friday 9th June From 8pm – Doors open 7:30pm

8pm Paul Kerensa

Award-winning comedian Paul Kerensa has no bellybutton. Never had one. What’s the point? He keeps his fluff in his pockets. In a world divided into innies and outies – Paul is a smoothie. Hear tales of bellybuttonlessness, step-bladders, and how a bottle can save motorway toilet stops (so long as you save the lid), from the British Comedy Award-winning writer for BBC’s Miranda, Not Going Out, Top Gear, C4’s TFI Friday, R4’s The Now Show and Dead Ringers… ‘Ingenious’ – Evening Standard

9.30pm Howard Read

Big Howard and Little Howard are the world’s first and only human/cartoon double-act. But being a grown-up has snuck up on Big Howard, and Little Howard has remained unchanged. How does one tackle the harsh realities of adult life artistically when your co-star wants to close the show on his fart-psychic routine?

Perrier-nominated Big Howard and Little Howard have graced stage and screen all over the world, won a Writer’s Guild Award and can reverse-park a caravannette. Howard Read is also a stand-up who writes for classic kids’ TV shows like Horrible Histories and Danger Mouse.   “Incredibly, achingly funny.” The Daily Mail.

Ticket Prices: £4 per event (Available from the front desk only)

Weekend pass: £20 (Please see bottom of page for purchasing options)

Saturday 10th  June From 2pm – Doors open 1:30pm

2pm Josh Pugh  A Boy Named Pugh

Debut show from current English Comedian of the Year Josh Pugh, who won the much-coveted title after just two years of performing, establishing him as one of the UK’s brightest newcomers. Join him for an hour of left-field ideas as he invites us onto a very tame roller coaster ride through his childhood, much-loathed job and journey into showbiz. An hour of surreal autobiographical comedy. Chortle Comedian to Watch 2017. ‘A keen comic mind’ (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). ‘Pleasingly off the beaten track’ (Londonist.com). ‘A peculiarly offbeat mind… certain future star’ (Chortle.co.uk).

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3.15pm Elliot Steel 

Conspiracy theorist Elliot Steel has grown up a lot in the last year. Join him for his hilarious views on growing up, before the Illuminati murder him and make it look like an accident.

4.30pm  Angela Barnes 

Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, BBC R4’s The News Quiz, host of Newsjack on BBC R4Extra) is back with her brand new show.

“She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic” The Guardian

6.30pm Dan Antopolski 

Triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee returns ‘as inventive as ever’ (Guardian) with his eighth solo stand-up hour about change, pain, honour and gain. Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe Award winner. As heard on Radio Four. ‘Spectacular displays of verbal pyrotechnics’ (Observer).

8pm Matt Forde  

Matt is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists appearing on Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Rory Bremner’s Coalition Report (BBC Two), Mock the Week (BBC2 Two), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Question Time (BBC One), This Week (BBC One) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three). He also starred alongside Jon Richardson in Channel 4’s Jon Richardson Grows Up.

2015 saw Matt take his sell-out, critically-acclaimed 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show 24-Hour Political Party People for a week-long run at the Soho Theatre as well as tour it nationwide. He returned to the Edinburgh Festival with his new show, Get the Political Party Started, which enjoyed a sell-out run in the prestigious Cabaret Bar, before going on to run for a week at Soho Theatre.

Matt’s monthly residency in London, The Political Party, sells-out Westminster’s St James’ Theatre. Alongside Matt’s trademark topical current affairs stand-up, the show brings Parliament to life as he interviews some of politics’ most notorious figures, past guests have included Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, Nigel Farage, Michael Portillo, Dame Tessa Jowell, John Prescott, Alan Johnson, David Davis, Stella Creasy, Jack Straw and George Galloway. The show is also released as a podcast which has amassed over 500,000 downloads on Soundcloud, hit the top spot of the iTunes comedy chart, was picked as the Daily Telegraph’s podcast of the week, and was nominated for the Internet Award in the 2015 Chortle Awards.

9.30pm Simon Munnery

‘One of the most tirelessly silly stalwarts of the Fringe’ (Time Out), Simon Munnery provides tales of plumbing woes, his attempts at under tent heating and ridicules the insanity of capitalism.

A brand new hour from the Chortle Award winner, Sony Radio Award winner and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. ‘An annual must-see for any comedy connoisseur’ (Guardian).

Ticket Prices: £4 per event (Available from the front desk only)

Weekend pass: £20 (Please see bottom of page for purchasing options)

Kettering Arts Centre presents an amazing line up of 8 top comedians bringing their brand new 1 hour shows right to your doorstep, over the KETTFEST weekend of 9th/10th June 2017.

This will be an incredible opportunity to catch some of the country’s best talent at unbelievable prices, with hot off the press, exciting new content.

Featuring the bone fide comedy legend Simon Munnery, Dave channel’s hottest star Matt Forde, TV’s Angela Barnes, hugely popular headliners Dan Antapoloski and Howard Read, star of Kettering’s favourite Christmas show, “Carols and Comedians”, Paul Kerensa and upcoming stars Josh Pugh and Elliot Steel!

Tickets for individual shows can be bought on the door for just £4 each, OR for outstanding value you can buy a Festival ticket for ALL SHOWS for only £20!! There will be 2 shows from 8pm on Friday 9th June and 6 shows beginning at 2pm on Saturday 10th June.

It’ll be a taste of the legendary cultural phenomenon that is the Edinburgh Comedy Fringe Festival, right here in Kettering. Don’t miss out on the buzz, excitement and the laughs!


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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What’s on @ Kettering Arts Centre in June 2017

Dear Members and Supporters,

June will see the introduction of the 1st International Kettering Comedy Festival which will take place during the KETTFEST 2017 weekend followed by the sixth instalment of our popular Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night with Markus BirdmanGeorge ZachAndrew Watts and our genial Compere Nick Wills one week later 17/6/2017.

1st International Kettering Comedy Festival!

KETTFEST @ Kettering Arts Centre 9th/10th June 2017

Friday 9th June – From 8pm – Doors open 7:30pm

Saturday 10th  June – From 2pm – Doors open 1:30pm

2pm Josh Pugh

3.15pm Elliot Steel

4.30pm  Angela Barnes 

6.30pm Dan Antopolski 

8pm Matt Forde  

9.30pm 

Ticket Prices: £4 per event (Available from the front desk only)

Weekend pass: £20 (Please see bottom of page for purchasing options)

Kettering Arts Centre presents an amazing line up of 8 top comedians bringing their brand new 1 hour shows right to your doorstep, over the Kettfest weekend of 9th/10th June 2017.

This will be an incredible opportunity to catch some of the country’s best talent at unbelievable prices, with hot off the press, exciting new content.

Featuring the bone fide comedy legend Simon Munnery, Dave channel’s hottest star Matt Forde, TV’s Angela Barnes, hugely popular headliners Dan Antapoloski and Howard Read, star of Kettering’s favourite Christmas show, “Carols and Comedians”, Paul Kerensa and upcoming stars Josh Pugh and Elliot Steel!

Tickets for individual shows can be bought on the door for just £4 each, OR for outstanding value you can buy a Festival ticket for ALL SHOWS for only £20!! There will be 2 shows from 8pm on Friday 9th June and 6 shows beginning at 2pm on Saturday 10th June.

It’ll be a taste of the legendary cultural phenomenon that is the Edinburgh Comedy Fringe Festival, right here in Kettering. Don’t miss out on the buzz, excitement and the laughs!

Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – WITH MARKUS BIRDMAN! 8PM Start!

Saturday, 17th June 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Lineup: Markus Birdman, George Zach, Andrew Watts

Compere: NICK WILLS


Markus Birdman is a veteran of the comedy scene. He was the winner of the Lewisham Comedy Festival 2001 competition, as well as a finalist in The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award 2000, Jongleur’s New Act 2000, Leicester Comedy Festival New Act 2001.

He took his solo show, “One Step Beyond” to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and has featured on BBC Radio’s “Spanking New” and is the voice of ITV’s “Blank Screen”, as well as performing on the Paramount Comedy Store series.

George moved from Greece to study Biochemistry in Newcastle Upon Tyne and, in doing so, avoided joining the Greek army for his national service. He discovered stand-up soon after and has gone to sell out his show Greek Tragedy at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and support Luisa Omielan on her Am I Right Ladies tour.

Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2006 Finalist, So You Think You’re Funny 2006 King Gong, the Comedy Store (London) November 2006

Andrew Watts been performing stand-up comedy since February 2006. His defiantly middle-class observational style has endeared him to audiences across London and the Home Counties.

Coming in July 2017

Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – WITH RAYMOND MEARNS! 

Saturday, 8th July 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Headline Act: RAYMOND MEARNS – Support: STEVE DAY, CATHERINE BOHART 

Compere: NICK WILLS

Whether he is engaged in super quick audience interaction or telling a hilarious shaggy dog story, RAYMOND MEARNS is one of the UK’s raymond mearnsfinest circuit comedians.

With a blinding talent for improvisation, Raymond is renowned as one of the nations top comperes and this is underlined by the fact he is a regular at
the nations top comedy venues!

Steve Day describes himself as Britains only deaf comedian, if there are any others he hasn’t heard. Actually there are a couple of others who have started since he wrote that joke, but it’s only a joke after all.

Catherine Bohart “A comic with both a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” Chortle Catherine started performing stand-up in 2015 and since then has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of UK and Irish comedy. In 2016, she was a finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Funny Women, drawing praise in the final of the former for having “a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” (Chortle) and in the latter for being “pretty much the perfect comedy package” (Beyond The Joke).

Finalist: BBC New Comedy Award 2016
Finalist: Funny Women 2016
Semi-Finalist: Laughing Horse New Act Competition 2016
Semi-Finalist: Semi-Finalist: So You Think You’re Funny? 2016


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”). You ma yalso buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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Saturday 20th May – Rolling in the Aisles – Ava Vidal, Howard Read, Joseph Wilson & Nick Wills – 8PM Start!

Tickets for this Saturday’s Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night will be available from the front desk!

Saturday, 20th May 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Ava Vidal
Ava Vidal is a cool and composed performer with an intriguing past. She was a teenage mum, she earned a living as a prison officer before turning to stand-up, a move inspired by watching Chris Rock. Ava became a mother at 18, and spent five years as a prison guard at Pentonville. A chance viewing of a Chris Rock routine

HOWARD READ
Howard Read is a comic, writer, animator and actor, in that order. He is best known for being one half (and the other half), of the Big Howard, Little Howard, the world’s first human cartoon double-act. He is also an acclaimed stand-up comic, writer, author, illustrator and animator.

Howard has just finished making his 13 part series Little Howard’s Big Question on CBBC on BBC1, which is now being repeated on the CBBC channel. A sitcom, with facts, LHBQ has appeals to children and adults alike. Described by The Daily Mail as “a joy, with clever scripts that ring true of that magical time of childhood, while, thanks to Big Howard, it’s incredibly, achingly funny”

JOSEPH WILSON

Joseph Wilson started his multi talented career at the age of 18 with aplomb and has flourished into a comedic force to be reckoned with. A stand up comedian, actor, voice over artist, a television warm up and a writer, Joseph has carved out an impressive CV. Joseph is a likeable stand up and impressionist who’s energetic, physical and improvised style has been wowing audiences from Britain, Holland, Israel, France & USA

Over the last 2 years, our compere Nick Wills has created a fun and friendly club where top acts love to perform and where the audience play their part in making a great night.


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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Saturday 20th May Rolling in the Aisles With Ava Vidal, Joseph Wilson & Howard Read From 8PM!

Kettering Arts Centre’s 5th Monthly Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night 2017

Saturday, 20th May 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Ava Vidal
Ava Vidal is a cool and composed performer with an intriguing past. She was a teenage mum, she earned a living as a prison officer before turning to stand-up, a move inspired by watching Chris Rock. Ava became a mother at 18, and spent five years as a prison guard at Pentonville. A chance viewing of a Chris Rock routine inspired her to pursue a career in comedy, and she quickly became a fixture of the stand-up circuit. Ava Vidal juggles motherhood with a hectic schedule of club dates and TV appearances, both as a comedian and a commentator. Critically judged as ‘a face of the future’, Ava performs in the UK, America, Canada and Australia, and is an occasional journalist.

Ava Vidal has become a regular presence on television since she turned heads as the BBC New Comedy Awards’ only female finalist in the very first year of her career. She has appeared on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, Edinburgh and Beyond and C4 reality show Kings of Comedy. Ava was the subject of the documentary From the Top, detailing her background and development as a comedian.

As a commentator, Ava has contributed to The Wright Stuff, Daybreak, ITN News and BBC World Have Your Say. She has written for The Independent and The Guardian, and has used racist abuse directed at her as fuel for her acclaimed solo stand-up show.

In a less serious vein, she has also appeared on ‘a couple of Top 100 shows where people like me who have achieved nothing get to comment on more successful people that have made a few mistakes.’

Critics say:
‘Well-structured, well written and skilfully delivered’ – The Scotsman
‘Effective laughs from a position not often heard… Juggles the profound and the irreverent rapidly alternating between the two.’ Chortle
‘Stand-up with a harsh, dark edge, a refreshing change from all the feel-good crap.’ Melbourne Age

HOWARD READ
Howard Read is a comic, writer, animator and actor, in that order. He is best known for being one half (and the other half), of the Big Howard, Little Howard, the world’s first human cartoon double-act. He is also an acclaimed stand-up comic, writer, author, illustrator and animator.

Howard has just finished making his 13 part series Little Howard’s Big Question on CBBC on BBC1, which is now being repeated on the CBBC channel. A sitcom, with facts, LHBQ has appeals to children and adults alike. Described by The Daily Mail as “a joy, with clever scripts that ring true of that magical time of childhood, while, thanks to Big Howard, it’s incredibly, achingly funny”..

Howard is a lot like the Kelloggs company in that he never makes cereal for anyone else. He also doesn’t generally write or animate for anyone else. He has made two acceptions in the past. Howard has animated four short films for Ross Noble which open his live shows on his world tours. He has also written, briefly for Ricky Gervais in the great man’s least well-received TV series Meet Ricky Gervais.

Howard headlines comedy clubs all accross the UK, as well as having gigged in New York, Iceland, Dubai, Shanghai and in the French Alps. He’s appeared on The World Stands Up on The Paramount Comedy Channel, ABC Australia and BBC America. The was nominated for the 2009 Toburg Musical Comedy Award for his much praised Unpleasant Lullaby. Howard appeared on 100 Greatest Celebrity Melt-downs (Sky One). This is one of his least proud moment, but apparently the one that most people have seen.

“One of the highlights of the show… the embodiment of variety in the 21st century” The Stage.

“You stormed that lad” Jimmy Tarbuck

“Fabulous! Outrageous but Fabulous!” Michael Ball

JOSEPH WILSON

Joseph Wilson started his multi talented career at the age of 18 with aplomb and has flourished into a comedic force to be reckoned with. A stand up comedian, actor, voice over artist, a television warm up and a writer, Joseph has carved out an impressive CV. Joseph is a likeable stand up and impressionist who’s energetic, physical and improvised style has been wowing audiences from Britain, Holland, Israel, France & USA.

Speaking of travelling, Joseph recorded a special podcast episode ‘Cuba, Cubita’ whilst he was there. Perfect moment to push the podcast, right?

The Social Hand Grenade Podcast interviews comedians, actors and life’s live wires about their process including The Morgan Freeman Impression and each guest’s ‘social hand grenade moment (social faux pas)’.

“Very good…Funny stuff coupled with good impressions “- DON WARD, THE COMEDY STORE

“Fabulous! A great act!”- NOEL FAULKNER, THE COMEDY CAFE

“…original and funny material” – THE DAILY ECHO

“A brilliant impressionist” – TERRY ALDERTON

“Terrific”-BARRY CRYER

Over the last 2 years, our compere Nick Wills has created a fun and friendly club where top acts love to perform and where the audience play their part in making a great night.


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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