Jim Tavare%20Violin_1Comedians and Carols Monday 22nd December 2014 Doors 7.00pm start 7.30pm

Tickets  £9 (£7 concessions) suitable for aged 9+

Tickets on general sale in October 2014. Available to reserve/buy now for Members of our Friends of Kettering Arts Centre scheme only. To find out more and join the scheme, click here


“Once in your very own city, stood some of the UK’s best comedy acts, delivering a special night of Christmas comedy. Complete with sing-a-long carols on the big screen, comedy sketches, video link-ups, live music, & much more…”

Over the last few years this event has become hugely popular with a sell out crowd; suitable for older kids, its a great way to celebrate & have lots of fun with family and friends and has proved a Christmas season highlight for many people.

Stand Up Comedian & award winning comedy writer (Not Going Out, the Lee Mack show, Miranda) Paul Kerensa will be returning with his very special Christmas Show to Kettering Arts Centre at St Andrew’s Church, with help from other top comedians, as part of a national tour.

Your host for the evening will be Paul Kerensa British Comedy Award Writer for the BAFTA winning show “Miranda”, BBC1’s ‘Not Going Out’, BBC3’s ‘The Wrong Door’, BBC1’s ‘After You’ve Gone’, Radio 4’s ‘Dead Ringers’ (and many more). A stand up comedian in his own right; Paul won ITV’s ‘Take The Mike’ competition in 2002 and regularly plays the Comedy Store in London as well as well-known comedy clubs across the country. “Well worth a night out” The Scotsman “Attitude, charm and diamond-sharp wit” Maxim magazine

“Dazzlingly funny” – The Spectator

He will be joined by an exciting and varied mixed bill of artists:

Watch this space for billing announcements or join our facebook group for up to date info, and follow us on twitter for updates.

This year’s line up:


ITV ‘Take The Mike’ Award Winner 2002
British Comedy Award Nominee 2007 (writer)
Exiled Cornishman Paul Kerensa has established himself as one of British  comedy’s leading young talents, both as a writer and a comedian.
He writes for various sitcoms, including BBC1 hits Not Going Out and After  You’ve Gone, as well as sketch shows such as Dead Ringers, ITV’s CGI UK and  BBC3’s The Wrong Door. He was awarded the Titheridge Prize as BBC Radio  Entertainment’s in-house comedy writer, and has also written for The
News Quiz, The Now Show, and countless others.
He’s also very modest, so given that he wrote all of the above, just  pretend he wasn’t modest and imagine what else he must have done but hasn’t told  you about. Here’s what other less biased people said about him:
**** Metro
**** Chortle
“attitude, style and diamond-sharp wit” Maxim Magazine
“f**king funny” Ricky Gervais
“ingenious” Evening Standard
  1. James Dowdeswell – stand-up comic, as seen on BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News

interval 2. Andrew Watts – heralded show from Edinburgh Fringe this year, 5 stars on Chortle!

  1. Jay Foreman – music and guitary funtimes


  1. Jim Tavare – the double-bass bald comic from Harry Potter and The Sketch Show