Friday 21st October, 2022 8pm
Kettering Arts Centre
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Presents
Alun Cochrane: Stuff and Nonsense
Comedian Alun Cochrane has been seen on various TV comedy shows over the years, including Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats – he found these hard as he didn’t like interrupting people. He’s also known as The Cockerel from Frank Skinner’s Absolute Radio show and the grumpily funny Centrist Dad guy they use pretty frequently on Radio 4.
This Autumn, Alun is touring a show of both stand-up material (Stuff) and of his high quality on the spot frippery, impro, crowd work (Nonsense).
Stuff in the “Stuff” half may include some stuff about *actual* stuff. He has a jumper he might discuss, and he thinks his new car jokes could make the final edit – those are new jokes about his rather old car, which is pretty new to him, clear? There could be stuff on funerals, free speech, or feminism, and maybe a bit or two on the muddled mess of modern masculinity.
“It is wonderful, powerful, unexpectable stuff from a comic who still crafts some of the most listenable-to lines in the business.” The Scotsman
“Alun Cochrane’s ability to make the little things in life a comedy goldmine is phenomenal” Chortle
“Cochrane’s on-stage persona is allied to a real craft and creativity in his writing, yielding results that satisfy both the comedy purists and those who simply want big belly laughs on a night out” The Guardian
“…rarely have such random musings been elevated to this level of hilarious artistry.” The Scotsman
“a master storyteller, holding the audience before dropping an exploding but simple punchline…” Metro
16+ Age suitability
Estimated running time 1hr 40mins