Tickets £9 (Concessions £7)
Doors open 7.30pm – 8pm start
Mitch Benn is not only one of the most sought-after acts on the comedy circuit but is widely acknowledged as one of the best writer/performers of comic songs in the country. Mitch began his comedy career in Edinburgh in 1994. He moved to London in 1996 and quickly established himself as a comedy club “headliner” as well as a favourite on the university circuit.
Mitch is a regular writer and performer on “The Now Show” for BBC Radio 4 and “It’s Been a Bad Week” for BBC Radio 2. Three series of his successful Radio 4 show, “Mitch Benn’s Crimes Against Music” have been broadcast so far. He also presents “The Mitch Benn Music Show” on BBC Radio 7.
“Although the UK has a fine tradition in producing top- notch musical comedians, we have recently been left in the dust by the arrival of acts like Tim Minchin and Tenacious D, two acts who have found international stardom holding a tune as well as splitting their audience’s sides. This is where Mitch Benn comes in. Not exactly a new name on the comedy circuit, Benn has spent the last few years quietly composing some of the best rib-ticklers you’ll ever hear.” Tom Goodwyn, Oxford Times
Best known for playing Tinky Winky in the Teletubbies, Dave plays a semi-regular character in both series of Al Murray’s sitcom Time Gentlemen Please, and two cameo roles in Ben Elton’s feature film Maybe Baby. Dave has appeared in ITV’s The All New Harry Hill Show, and TV Burp! And plays various roles in Harry Hill’s stage show, Wild Horses.
Dave is an international stand-up comedian and compere, known for his brilliant one-liners and odd persona. He has written for Harry Hill’s TV Burp! And The Sketch Show, which were broadcast on ITV. Both series of The Sketch Show have sold around the world, including to CBS in America.
Dave has also done warm-up spots for The Harry Hill Show and The Ben Elton Show, and has been in the feature film – Maybe Baby directed by Ben Elton.
“Dave Thompson is the star of the smash hit TV show, Teletubbies”. (NEWS OF THE WORLD).
“Mr Thompson has become a cult among students.” (DAILY TELEGRAPH).
“Dave Thompson is hilarious and goes down a storm with the crowd.” (DAILY MAIL).
The best one-liners I’ve heard this season”. (THE INDEPENDENT).
Heading to Kettering Arts Centre for the first time is quirky comedian Dave Thompson who has been making people laugh for many years on the comedy circuit. Dave, who will be appearing at the June Rolling in the Aisles comedy club night on June 18 along with Mitch Benn and Sarah Callaghan, is also an author and a TV star. If you are parents or grandparents the chances are that you will have seen him in his most famous role, but maybe not recognised him. He starred in one of the world’s most popular children’s programmes, The Teletubbies, in which he played many people’s favourite character, Tinky Winky. Continue reading…
Sarah Callaghan is an award-winning comedian and writer.
In 2014 she was named as ‘One To Watch’ by Time Out Magazine and in 2015 she took her critically-acclaimed debut hour show Elephant to the Edinburgh Fringe. A confessional exploration of escape and ambition, Elephant received great reviews across the board and Sarah was widely heralded as an exciting new comedic voice, a status cemented by her Malcolm Hardee Award nomination for ‘Act Most Likely To Make A Million Quid’.
“The instant she steps on stage you know you’re in the presence of someone new and special” ★★★★★ The Mirror
“A powerhouse. She’s an utter natural on stage” Chortle ****
“Class comedy, reminiscent of a young Kathy Burke” The Herald ****
Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at 4 Litchfield Close, Kettering NN16 9BS (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).