HEADLINER: ANDY ASKINS
Comedy Comedy Comedy!!!
Here come 3 top comedians and our own brilliant compere Nick Wills performing cutting edge stand up at the home of Ketterings Arts scene …..
Doors open at 7.30pm Show starts at 8PM
Tickets £9 in advance available here or £10 on the door
Age advisory 14+
On Saturday 25th May 2019 we have:
STAR OF BBC ONE’S THE JOHN BISHOP SHOW & THE JOHN BISHOP CHRISTMAS SHOW “DARK HUMOUR WITH FAULTLESS TIMING” The Stage Andy Askins is a diminutive figure who exudes an air of vulnerability as he steps up to the microphone armed with a guitar and a cheeky grin. It’s an overwhelmingly misleading demeanour which serves to heighten the impact of the killer lines that he delivers. Andy has an expertly crafted routine littered with an eclectic mix of offbeat original comic songs and parodies. A talented musician with a captivating voice, popular songs have been re-written and given a perverse twist to tremendous comic effect. With a wickedly dry sense of humour, Andy’s darker material is sweetened by his innocent and impish demeanour which never fails to leave audiences in the palm of his hand. With impeccable timing, the inventive and quirky songs are peppered with inspired patter – the material is as strong as the songs and delivered in an inimitable modest and self-deprecating style. Since becoming a full time comedian back in 2005, Andy has built a reputation as a distinctive and original talent, and is now a highly sought-after headliner at all the major UK comedy clubs – as well as being a favourite amongst his peers. Following a successful debut in 2014, Andy was invited back to the prestigious Altitude Comedy Festival in Austria in 2015 where he performed for the second year running, once again tearing the roof off. He has previously had the honour of working with Michael Mcintyre, Lee Evans, Jason Manford, Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr, Micky Flanagan, Harry Hill, Rhod Gilbert and Jack Dee, to name a few stand-up luminaries. Andy performed his solo show “The Man With No Name” at the prestigious Edinburgh Festival for the first time in 2016 to rave reviews. On TV screens, Andy was recently invited to appear on The John Bishop Show, performing a storming set at the Hackney Empire, alongside a stellar line-up from the worlds of comedy and music. The show transmitted in a primetime Saturday night slot on BBC One. Having impressed audiences and executives alike, Andy was invited back to perform on The John Bishop Christmas Show (the only Artiste to be invited back from the series), which also aired on BBC One. Andy has also recorded a set for the latest series of Comedy Central’s The Comedy Store, and has performed on two series of The World Stands Up, also for Comedy Central. Proving that his brand of comedy is universally appealing, Andy has delighted comedy audiences as far and wide as Switzerland, Belgium, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Bangkok, Dubai, Mumbai and the Caribbean. He is also a firm favourite with the Armed Forces, performing several tours on Naval ships in ports around the world, as well as Iraq, Afghanistan and the Falkland Islands. Andy was also one of a very select group to be awarded an Afghanistan campaign medal for his contributions which included several tours to soldiers operating on the frontline. Originally from the North East of England, Andy is now based on the Isle of Wight. He is currently working on several original ideas for TV and Radio. “ALTHOUGH HE LOOKS MILD-MANNERED AND STUDIOUS, HE ACTUALLY PACKS A WRY, CHEEKY WIT. THERE IS, MOST DEFINITELY, SOMETHING WARMLY ALLURING ABOUT HIM. HIS WINNING PERSONA GOES A LONG WAY.” http://www.chortle.co.uk
“ANDY ASKINS IS ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVOURITES” Jason Manford
“BRILLIANT AND UNIQUE” John Bishop
“TOTALLY HILARIOUS” Ross Noble
Jenny moved from the Welsh mountains to the Big Smoke and embarked upon a career in stand up comedy. Highlight: Appearing on a BBC Radio Wales panel show with Jo Brand. Low point: After a gig, an audience member saying ‘You should be a stripper’ (Both secretly highlights).
She has written for BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, Huffington Post and Glamour Magazine and has traveled (parts of) the world with her comedy. She has performed in Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland and Australia where she won the Percy Award for most tickets sold in ‘The Imaginarium’, (over 1900 tickets) during the Adelaide Fringe.
In August 2016 she performed her debut hour at the Edinburgh Fringe, ‘Jen-Hur’ which received reviews such as ‘★★★★★ An Excellent comedic work’ – Edfest Mag and ‘★★★★ A brilliant show and well worth a watch’ – Arts Award Voice
In August 2017 she performed ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Jen’ at the Edinburgh Fringe which was described as ‘Joyously liberating’ by The List. She was then invited to perform the show in Barcelona and Sitges where she performed to lovely sold out rooms and learnt a bit of Spanish.
This Summer she went to Edinburgh Fringe with her show ‘A Few Good Jen’. She performed to a full room everyday and received lots of lovely audience reviews including ‘One hour of the purest, most perfectly crafted and delivered stand-up comedy’, ‘occasionally disgusting’ and ‘Hilarious.’
“Dryly innocent” ★★★★★ – Eastlondonlines.com
”Surprising edge” ★★★★ – Shortcom.co.uk
”Refreshingly original…Excellent” ★★★★- Broadway Baby
”Fast-paced wit…Quick and clever” ★★★★ – theupcoming.co.uk
”Very likeable…Clearly a rising star” – Bruce Dessau
“One to watch” – Edinburgh Evening News
“Ace… Strong set… Strong persona” – London is Funny
Tom Little is a stand-up comedian and nothing else. He once won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, an award previously won by acts including Johnny Vegas, Rhod Gilbert and Jason Manford, and was also a BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist.
‘A brilliant, loudly awkward set… very funny, completely inventive, sitting perilously on the fence between allowing an audience to think they know what’s coming, and pulling something unexpectedly bizarre out of the bag.’ – Gigglebeats.
‘Gut-wrenchingly funny…. Truthfully, an hour with Tom Little almost isn’t enough’ – Fringe Review.
‘Hilarious’ – The Mirror.