Category Archives: Comedy at the Edge

Tuesday 9th October – Oscar Wilde Season: The Importance of Being Earnest

7pm £12/£10

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. This is the fourth and final play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.

 

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Saturday 27th October – Comedy at The edge: Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

8pm £15

She’s a regular on ‘Mock The Week’ and a much-loved figure on ‘Live At The Apollo’, as well as being all over Radio 4 – for whom she’s making her very own series in 2018, after extensive stints on ‘The News Quiz’, ‘Just A Minute’, ‘The Now Show’ and plenty more. All this makes it sound like Zoe Lyons has some sort of idea what she’s doing in life. But does she? Or is she the perfect example of an Entry Level Human?

Decide for yourself, as this hugely popular comic returns with a fresh crop of ‘quick-fire observational gags, delivered with utter conviction’ (Chortle), not to mention ‘proper laugh-out-loud one-liners’ (The Herald). And, she ‘has what it takes to delight any crowd’. That one’s from the Guardian. Are you going to argue with them? Actually, don’t answer that. Just come and see Zoe to find out.

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Saturday 1st December – Comedy at The Edge: Seann Walsh

7.30pm £15

After This One, I’m Going Home: Seann Walsh

“Lie-In King & Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation.” (The Guardian). This dishevelled, fiery, animated & fiercely idle millennial man child is one of best live comedians to have come out of the UK – and fast becoming a favourite comedy character actor.

Now back from his American run – and US TV debut – Seann is on tour & coming to Much Wenlock. Don’t miss him!

‘A cracking good show’ – The Telegraph

‘One of comedy’s hottest properties…very talented, very funny’ – London Evening Standard

‘He remains one of the most entertaining observational comics on the block’ – The Independent”

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Friday 18th January 2019- Comedy at The Edge: Gary Delaney

7.30pm £17 16+

One of Britain’s leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another

onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and

recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary’s shows are

renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags.

You should expect no different from this, his brand new tour for 2018/9. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

★★★★ ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ Guardian

 

★★★★ ‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their

entire careers…Quite brilliant’ Scotsman

 

★★★★ ‘A master craftsman’ Times

 

★★★★ ‘One of Britain’s grandmasters of the one-liner’’ Chortle

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Friday 3rd May 2019 – Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

7.30pm £14

These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.

On top of this the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids? Hang on. Perhaps nothing has changed that much. When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and he’d never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx. Perhaps our heroes never went away….they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.

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Justin Moorhouse