WITH TOM BINNS THE PSYCHIC COMEDIUM, LOU CONRAN,
TOM BINNS AS IVAN BRACKENBURY AND MC TONY VINO
KETTERING ARTS CENTRE
SATURDAY 20th NOVEMBER 2021 8pm (doors 7.30pm)
(£12 ON THE DOOR)
Comedy Comedy Comedy at Kettering Arts Centre!!!
ROLLING IN THE AISLES COMEDY CLUB CONTINUES AT KETTERING ARTS CENTRE BRINGING COMEDY COMEDY COMEDY!!
Three TOP comedians perform cutting edge stand up at Kettering Arts Centre with Tom Binns The Psychic Comedium, Lou Conran, Tom Binns as Ivan Brackenbury and Tony Vino as MC.
‘Audiences are laughing their heads off’ – Metro
Ivan Brackenbury’s fantastic ‘Hospital Radio Roadshow’, complete with inappropriate records and bungled cues, is now a regular fixture on the live circuit. A daft, inept yet adorable radio DJ takes you on a hilarious broadcasting journey. This is a unique, wonderfully brilliant show, guaranteed to make you cry with laughter.
The show took the highest accolade at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where The Times comedy critic declared it ‘the funniest show at the Fringe’.
Ivan’s outside broadcast for the patients of a hospital radio station captures all the fun and excitement you’d expect from being in hospital, with games, give aways, patients requests and his special blend of music and chat. Wickedly funny.
‘Deliciously enjoyable’ – The Guardian
“Barrage of cracking jokes” Daily Telegraph
“Audience of the verge of being hospitalised with laughter” Independent On Sunday
TOM BINNS: THE ‘PSYCHIC’ COMEDIUM
Multi award winning comedian Tom Binns has performed his spoof ‘Psychic’ Character Ian D Montfort to 5-star reviews around The World and in the smash hit British film “Eaten by Lions”
He’s entertained and amazed sceptics and believers alike on his own BBC Radio 2 series ‘Ian D Montfort is: Unbelievable’ and his critically acclaimed BBC 1 Friday night series Hospital People.
During this time Tom using stage tools of misdirection has developed a stunning Mentalist act and performs as The ‘Psychic’ Comedium. In his performances Tom clearly makes jaw dropping revelations about his audience but is he gifted, deluded or just talking rubbish?
Whatever you decide his gift for comedy is undeniable and his ‘mentalism’ powers are impressive!
Biog: Tom Binns is the star and co-writer of the BBC 1 Friday Night Comedy Series Hospital People.
He is also an award-winning and critical acclaimed character comedian working the International Comedy Festivals and the UK Stand Up Comedy Circuit.
Widely regarded as THREE of the best headliners working in British Comedy, Tom’s ventriloquist act, alter egos Hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury and psychic Ian D Montfort has won him over 30 five star reviews and many awards nationally and internationally.
Psychic Ian D Montfort is, ‘a masterclass in improvisation, character comedy and mindreading’ Telegraph * * * * *
With DJ Ivan Brackenbury, ‘Binns has his character nailed and he mines the comic seam, ruthlessly to create top-quality entertainment with practically universal appeal’ Guardian * * * *
The ventriloquist act, ‘Not only is the running gag a thing of comedy genius, but Binns tags it jaw-droppingly brilliantly” The Scotsman * * * * *
Amongst his multiple nominations and awards, Tom has received a Fosters Comedy God, Best International Comedian, Best International Act at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe (twice), Nottingham International Comedy Festival and 3 Sony Gold Awards.
He’s been in BBC Shows Alan Partridge, Lee and Herring, Friday/Saturday Night Armistice and Channel 4 shows IT Crowd Drifters and Eight out of Ten Cats do Countdown and the feature films Going to Mecca and Eaten by Lions.
★★★★ “.. Laugh out loud hilarious!” – The Scotsman
“.. Naturally funny!” – Sarah Millican
Cheeky, quick off the mark and side achingly funny.. Lou Conran is one of the newest additions to the Get Comedy Fam! Having trained as an actress at The Oxford School of Drama in the 90’s, she’s gone on to craft her career as a comedian – A high energy storyteller with an instinctive wit that has been wowing audiences and industry alike over the last 15 years.
Lou is renowned on the international comedy circuits for her compere and hosting skills as well as being a favourite tour support for the likes of Sarah Millican, Joe Lycett, Suzi Ruffell, and Puppetry of The Penis.
She’s Sarah Millican’s resident MC for her new material night “The Playground” which started in 2015, and has since moved online over the last six months due to lock down.
A popular choice for festivals have seen her grace the comedy stages at: Latitude, Download, Kendal Calling, Wilderness, as well as internationally at Perth & Adelaide Fringe Festivals in Australia.
“.. If you go and see her, you’ll quickly realise there’s no one else you’d rather spend an hour with! Reboot Absolutely Fabulous immediately and stick her in it, please!” – Joe.co.uk
‘”.. Masterful at owning a room..” – Fringe Review UK
Lou is a highly requested TV warmup act for the likes of BBC, CBBC, and ITV. A critically acclaimed writer, she was part of the BBC Writers Room – Comedy Room in 2016 & 2017, and was their writer in residence in 2015 & 2016.. She has also written for shows such as: Hacker T Dog, for CBBC Presentation, The Show What You Wrote (BBC R4), Arboreal Apes (BBC R3)
She’s recently presented BBC R4 Extra’s Comedy Club, and is filming CBBC’s So Awkward, and CBBC’s The Dog Ate My Homework soon.
In 2017 her Edinburgh Fringe show ‘I Love Lou C’ – bought her critical acclaim speaking about the subsequent loss of her daughter, only five and a half months into pregnancy. The show went on to have a run at London’s prestigious Soho Theatre, and in Australia. She’s since gone on to be an advocate of the charity Saying Goodbye (Mariposa Trust) and has raised nearly £22k for them.
★★★★★ “.. As filthy as she is fabulous! keeping the audience in fits.. GO SEE HER!”- Edinburgh Guide
★★★★ “An innately strong storyteller.. absolutely hilarious!” – Chortle
★★★★ “.. Conran proves herself a natural and unaffected storyteller, and it’s a tale worth telling..”- Broadway Bay
★★★★ “.. Belly laughs throughout… honest and wicked punchlines! – for God’s sake, go!”- Fest Mag
★★★★ “.. There’s a brilliant frankness about her approach to comedy; bravery, candour and wit..” – Wee Review
★★★★ “.. Lou proves that if you’re skilled, you can write comedy about any subject and succeed..”- Edinburgh Guide
★★★★ “..Quick fire one liners!” – One4Review
Tony Vino as MC
Preston’s very own funnyman. Tony Vino (**** The Scotsman) has been touring the comedy scene since early 2005. Well aware of social and political issues he mixes friendly well thought out observational humour with audience interaction and quick witted responses. A finalist in 2006 Funny Bones competition, Tony has enjoyed recognition as a comedian and comedy compere of renown. His life and interests are wide ranging and so is the subject matter he weaves together on stage.
“A Great Show the assured Tony Vino copes with a mixed audience really well” Kate Copstic, The Scotsman
“Uplifting style, great delivery and consistently funny throughout” BBC Manchester
“Tony is very funny, a class act and always comes up with the goods” Darren Goddard, Greenbelt Festival Events
“Life Affirming Comedy” BBC1 Heaven & Earth Show
“Such a class act” Sorted Magazine
“Tony Vino makes me laugh on and off stage. He’s always funny and has some of the same letters as my name”. Tim Vine
“Like my boots Tony knows how to give a joke welly!” Jimmy Cricket
Age 14+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)
Tickets £10 (£12 on the door)