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Simon Reeve

SIMON REEVE - To The Ends Of The Earth

(Warm Up)

7.30pm Sunday 1 October 2023 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston

Simon is an author and TV presenter, and one of the world’s most adventurous travellers. His unique brand of documentary film-making combines travel and adventure with current affairs, history, wildlife, culture and conservation. His journeys have taken him to more than 130 countries, across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. 

In 2018 Simon’s first national theatre tour was completely sold out. Now he’s returning to venues across the UK with new tales and his new tour ‘To The Ends Of The Earth’.

On his new UK tour Simon will offer stories, surprises, thrills, deeper thoughts and hearty laughs. He wants to nudge and encourage audiences to get out of their comfort zone, take a few gentle risks in life, and embrace the great outdoors and the wider world.

With behind the scenes footage and stunning imagery, Simon will inspire and remind audiences that we all need more journeys in our lives, and plenty of wild experiences.

 

“A man whose very name is a guarantee of interesting television” 

The Observer 

“Reeve is in a class of his own...”

The Times

“If Simon Reeve is your guide, you know you’re going to be in for an epic adventure...”

The Sun

 

His last tour was sold out, so book early!

Geoffrey Boycott

SIR GEOFFREY BOYCOTT - A Brand New Knight Out

7.30pm Wednesday 4 October 2023 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University

Cricket fans countrywide miss Geoffrey’s distinctive voice and abrasive personality on our airwaves. Test Match Special is so much the poorer without his expert analysis, forthright opinions - and hilarious banter with Aggers! 

Who now in the box has faced Lillee, Thommo, Marshall, Holding and the rest in their pomp?  Who else has stood a few short yards away from these fearsome competitors bowling over 90 miles an hour at their head?  And who else can put your there and tell you exactly what it feels like?

Geoffrey has always had a unique ability to communicate what it actually feels like to play the game at the highest level.  He can analyse playing conditions, a player’s technique and predict outcomes with forensic expertise and unmatched accuracy.  He has been in love with cricket all his life and, from a young age, worked with blinkered dedication on his craft.  At the height of his powers, he was acknowledged as being the best batsman in the world.  This unparalleled experience and his deep love of the game are what make his forthright, honest views so compelling.

In An Evening With Sir Geoffrey Boycott, Geoffrey shares personal film footage from an incredible career - some which has never been seen before.  He recalls hilarious anecdotes featuring the larger-than-life personalities he has encountered on the way - among them Brian Close, Fred Trueman, Ian Botham, Harry Secombe and his great pal, Brian Clough.  There is also a chance for the audience to ask Sir Geoffrey their own questions. 

You may not be able to hear Geoffrey on the radio, but you can see him live on stage in An Evening With Sir Geoffrey Boycott.  Photos, films, Aggers wind-ups and hysterical anecdotes - all in all it’s a brilliant and unmissable new evening in the company of one of this country’s greatest ever sportsmen. 

As ever, this cricket event is being run in aid of the Professional Cricketers’ Association and we raise money from the evening for the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.

Jeff Stelling

JEFF STELLING - An Evening With...

8pm Thursday 5 October 2023 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University

Elite events brings you an evening not to be missed with Sky Sports legend Jeff Stelling, plus special guest former professional footballer Middlesbrough and Blackburn star Craig Hignett.
The night will give you an insight to a behind the scenes look at what goes on in the studios with some incredible football stories from Jeff who has over 20 years of hosting and has worked with some of footballs biggest stars from George Best, David Beckham and many more.
Followed by a live Auction,15 minutes interval followed by a Q&A with the Audience.

Tickets-
ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE- PLATINUM- £100.00- Meet & Greet drinks reception with prime seating & signed picture.
Limited to 16 tickets Early Doors 6.15pm.

VIP TICKETS- £45-00 Entry & photo. Doors 6.45pm-7.00pm.

STANDARD Tickets- £28.00.Doors 7.15pm

Paul Zerdin

PAUL ZERDIN - Puppetman

7.30pm Saturday 7 October 2023 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston

The America’s Got Talent winner is back with a brand-new comedy show for 2023. Join Paul and an array of ‘funny and sharp-tongued’ (The Observer) creations including Sam, Albert, Baby, Roger the bodyguard and an urban fox, as he takes to the road with a show which promises that ‘when you are not laughing, you will simply be left in awe’ (Three Weeks). As seen on Lost Voice Guy’s Christmas Comedy Club (ITV), Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), and Tonight At The London Palladium (ITV). 

 

‘A ventriloquist at the top of his game, Zerdin is in a league of his own… a show so polished it shines’ ***** The Scotsman

‘Technically immaculate, it’s what he does with his slick talent that really sets in apart’

The Guardian

‘A ventriloquist for the South Park generation’ 

The Stage

Guidance 14+

Simon Brodkin

SIMON BRODKIN - Screwed Up

8.00pm Friday 13 October 2023 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University

Fresh from his sold-out, critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run and becoming the most viewed British comedian of all time on TikTok, world-famous prankster and Lee Nelson creator Simon Brodkin is back with an outrageous new stand-up show. 

In ‘Screwed Up’ Simon rips into celebrity culture, social media, the police, Putin, Prince Andrew and Jesus. Nothing is off limits in this hilarious show, including his own mental health, his family, his five arrests and how he once found himself at an underground sex party.

 

“No show has made me laugh more”

★★★★ The Times

“Screwed Up is a full-on rat-a-tat gag-fest”

★★★★ Mail On Sunday

Top Secret Magic

TOP SECRET - The Magic of Science

2.00pm Tuesday 24 October 2023 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston

2.00pm Thursday 26 October 2023 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University

This is your opportunity to surround yourself with the mystery of magic, cleverly fused with wondrous and miraculous feats of science. Hold on to your seats as the venue is transformed into a real-life science laboratory and lots of unbelievable "how did they do that!" moments. Experience non-stop action-packed interactive magical science experiments that will capture the imagination, a fast-moving and colourful magical science show, packed with mystery, suspense, and heaps of mess! 


Top Secret is fun and entertaining for the whole family to enjoy along with inspiring and educating every young budding magician and scientist.

Ivo Graham

IVO GRAHAM - Organised Fun

8.00pm Saturday 28 October 2023 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University

After dismantling a barge, doxxing himself in the Doubletree, and blanking on the 1992 Ipswich Town crest (Taskmaster, Off Menu, University Challenge), Ivo ropes his audience into more chaos against the clock. “Humiliation’s your thing, right?” his brother asked him at Christmas, and, with the full existential ramifications of that still being processed, he’s lining up a show with more risk than ever before (NB: previous shows have broadly been quite low risk). Expect quizzes, tangents, and fluster. Best Show/Joke nominee 2019. “Motormouthed finesse” - Times. I could watch him natter all day” - Telegraph.


 

"confident, exquisitely crafted and, most importantly, satisfyingly funny" - Evening Standard

Jen Brister

JEN BRISTER - The Optimist

7.30pm Thursday 9 November 2023 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University

7.30pm Friday 10 November 2023 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston

After 76 sold out shows across the country Jen is extending ‘The Optimist’ tour for a third and final time…..

If middle age has taught Jen Brister anything, it's that optimism does not come naturally to her. In fact it's fair to say that her cup is very much half empty and she's making no attempt to fill it. Can Jen work against her natural instincts and finally see the light? Or will she stay the same old pessimistic naysayer she's always been. I mean, I think we know the answer to that, but let's try and be optimistic.

 

“No one does furious better than Brister.” The Guardian

“Her energy is explosive. Her use of space and delivery, mesmerising.” The Sunday Times

“A phenomenal display of sinewy stand up.” Chortle

 

Photo Credit: Matt Crockett

Age Guidance: 18+

Bradley Wiggins

SIR BRADLEY WIGGINS - An Evening With...

8pm Wednesday 15 November 2023 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth 

Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, is a British former professional road and track racing cyclist, who competed professionally between 2001 and 2016.

He began his cycling career on the track, but later made the transition to road cycling. He is the only rider to have won both World and Olympic championships on both the track and the road as well as winning the Tour De France.

He has worn the leader's jersey in each of the three Grand Tours of cycling and held the world record in team pursuit on multiple occasions.

He won a gold medal at four successive Olympic Games from 2004 to 2016, and held the record as Great Britain's most decorated Olympian with 8 medals.

Join The Tour De France & Olympic Medallist as he discusses his fantastic career, what brought him to cycling and everything in-between!

Richard Coles

REVEREND RICHARD COLES - Borderline National Trinket

7.30pm Thursday 16 November 2023 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University

Reverend Richard Coles is the only British vicar to have had a number-one hit single and to have appeared as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing - a claim which seems unlikely to be matched any time soon. He is also a Sunday Times bestselling author, Twitter phenomenon and enormously loved broadcaster.

Sex, drugs, pop stardom, religious epiphany; love, a dream job, and the madness of grief. Some or all of this may come out as Richard lifts the lid on a life truly and truthfully lived. 

An intimate evening with a unique national treasure embarking on a first full national tour because he's done pretty much everything else a person can do.

Seen and heard on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Would I Lie To You?, Have I Got News For You & QI, Reverend Richard Coles is often described as Britain’s most famous vicar

Praise for Richard’s previous work:

★★★★★ The Wee Review “Coles is a witty, intelligent and sage raconteur with a fascinating story”

★★★★ The Scotsman “the comedy equivalent of afternoon tea will leave you pleasantly entertained”

★★★★ One4Review “truly fascinating”

“[The Reverend Richard Coles] has, in his own softly spoken and modest way, become something of a national treasure ” Independent

Mark Simmons

MARK SIMMONS - Quip Off The Mark

7.30pm Saturday 18 November 2023 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth

As Seen on Mock The Week, BT Sport and ITV, ‘Master of one-liners’ MARK SIMMONS brings his brand-new show on the road.

Mark recently joined Dara O’Brian and Hugh Dennis on BBC2’s Mock The Week as a semi-regular on the show and now brings you his hotly-anticipated show Quip Off The Mark. He’s also been appearing on BT Sport’s DIY pundit and The Rugby’s On.

Mark has also appeared in other TV shows such as ITV’s Out There, BBC Radio 4ExtraStands Up, a Channel 4 pilot starring alongside Bridget Christie, as well as BBC3’s One For The Road. 

Mark also hosted News-ish and Film-ish on Fubar Radio alongside co-host Seann Walsh. And now is enjoying further success with his solo podcast, Jokes With Mark Simmons, where he invites a fellow comic, such as Gary Delaney and Milton Jones to discuss jokes that they’ve written but simply just haven’t worked.

This isn’t your average one-liner show as there is the running theme throughout. This year Mark’s parents have sold the house he grew up in and has to collect his box of stuff from the loft. Come discover what’s in the box in this top-level one-liner show structured in a way you’ve never seen before. 

“Master of one-liners…his (show) consist(s) of literally one liner after one liner, with one or two breaks for the audience to catch their breath before another assault on the laughter and muscles with the next segment.” One4Review ★★★★★

“Absolutely hilarious.” The Scotsman ★★★★

“A lot of excellent funny one-liners.” Bruce Dessau

“A talented comic with an artisan’s grasp of joke writing.” Chortle ★★★★ 

RUNNER UP DAVE’s Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe 2022

DAVE’s Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe 2019 (& 2017)

Nominee Amused Moose: Best Show 2017 

Angela Barnes

ANGELA BARNES - Hot Mess

8pm Tuesday 21 November 2023 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University

8pm Wednesday 22 November 2023 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston

Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and

former chair of BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz) has good intentions but trying to live your

best life, as it turns out, is really bloody hard. Stand-up, stories and jokes from “...a gloriously

down-to-earth, straight-talking and extremely funny comic” (Guardian).

One4Review★★★★★ ”thoroughly entertaining… well written, well balanced, quality.”

BroadwayBaby ★★★★ “Well thought out, quick-fire one-liners are delivered by a down-to-

earth and likeable stage persona”

EdFestMag ★★★★ “Great punchlines galore”

STRICTLY 14+ Likely to be swearing and adult content

Jason Byrne

JASON BYRNE - The Ironic Bionic Man

7.30pm Friday 24 November 2023 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston

We can rebuild him! Jason is, officially Bionic, “ironically” of course, as Jason, the accident-prone, general unfortunate gobshite (to no want of his own) is now, half man, half machine.

Born with a cock eye (then straightened), his lung collapsed (it was blown back up and sealed with metal pins), appendix removed, cartilage replaced in his knee from a poo-on-the-loo accident, arm dislocated by a wave, heart now functioning on six stents. 

Don’t miss THE IRONIC BIONIC MAN as he brings us through his one-man, half-machine show. It’s painfully hilarious.

‘Outright King of Live Comedy’ The Times

‘Unmissable’ Evening Standard

‘Full on, double-up, gasping-for-oxygen hilarious’ Chortle

‘A comedy God’ The Mirror

‘It’s hard to think of any other comic who matches Jason Byrne for ebullient energy and regulated chaos’ Independent

‘An hour of stand-up so joyous the clinically depressed should get it on prescription’ Metro

Ed Byrne

ED BYRNE - Tragedy Plus Time

7.30pm Wednesday 13 December 2023 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston

7.30pm Sunday 17 December 2023 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth

Attributed to Mark Twain, humour is defined as Tragedy Plus Time. Come and join Ed as he tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs.

Reviews:

★★★★★ “Hilarious, extremely dark, profoundly touching and resolutely unsentimental. Ed Byrne has plumbed the very depths of his soul and found something verging on greatness" ROLLING STONE  (2023)

★★★★★ “This is no misery memoir, Byrne is too talented a comic for that” 

THE ARTS DESK 

★★★★★ “Poignant, touching, spiky and laugh-out-loud funny… beautifully written and flawlessly performed ” EDINBURGH REVIEWS (2023)

★★★★★ “he has delivered a fantastically funny and moving monologue where there is no doubt that we are seeing the authentic Ed….Byrne has hit new heights” LONDON EVENING STANDARD (2023)

★★★★★"A full range of human emotions, from rage to dark humour to poignancy and back again, is felt during this magnificent comedy hour" LONDON THEATRE 1 (2023)

★★★★★"Side-splitting... Byrne is comedy gold" THEATRE & ARTS REVIEWS 

★★★★★ "A fierce tribute... tremendously funny, thoughtful and fond " FEST MAG

★★★★★  "Moments switch from dark humour to tear jerking observations... he manages to make dying and death very funny" DAILY BUSINESS GROUP

★★★★★ "Touching and inspiring, yes, but funny above all else " CHORTLE

★★★★★ "Ed Byrne breaks the five-star rating system to the point where multiples of stars could be added to this review and it will still not be close enough to what he deserves for this show. Nobody is performing or writing stand-up comedy like Ed Byrne... Byrne deserves to get a standing ovation every night for Tragedy Plus Time"     BROADWAYBABY  

★★★★★"Masterful... a must-see performance that is both hilarious and deeply moving" ENTERTAINMENT NOW

★★★★★ "An unexpected rollercoaster of emotions, with joyous high points. An absolute master of observational comedy…. Very funny indeed!" NORTH WEST END UK 


Age Guidance 14+

Daniel O'Reilly Dapper Laughs

DANIEL O'REILLY - Out of Character

8.00pm Thursday 25 January 2024 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth

Daniel O’Reilly is still boasting one of the largest, strongest, most loyal and fastest growing social media followings in the UK that his fans has grown up with him through the years!

He has had many characters, but for this live show he's going ‘Out Of Character’ to stand up as he brings the laughs and looks back on the mischief, the mistakes and the madness of his career so far.

From losing it all, battling addiction and becoming a father he’s been on some rollercoaster and wants you to come for a ride with him, so grab your tickets now and make sure you got your seat belt on!


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FIN TAYLOR - Ask Your Mother

7.30pm Saturday 17 February 2024 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth

Fresh from the viral success of his hit web series Fin vs The Internet, that comedian your mother doesn’t like you seeing shares a new hour of brutally funny stand-up for 2024. When he’s not in a roll neck making influencers squirm, he’s appeared on BBC's Live at the Apollo, Have I got News for You and The Mash Report, and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. 

 

“Gleefully provocative and packed with big, hard laughs”

★★★★ The Guardian

“A gutsy, ingenious truth-teller with the jokes to back up the attitude”

★★★★ The Times

“An invigoratingly-good comic. A live thrill to watch”

★★★★ The I Newspaper

★★★★ The Independent 

★★★★★ The Scotsman

★★★★★ Chortle

 

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Jo Caulfield

JO CAULFIELD - Here Comes Trouble

8.00pm Friday 26 April 2024 Launceston Town Hall

Voted Comedians’ Comedian of The Year 2021/2022, Jo Caulfield is

quite simply one of the most consistently funny and creative comics

in the country. Hot on the heels of her sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, Here Comes Trouble is packed with brilliant routines and fantastically

embarrassing stories. Audiences can expect razor-sharp observations and scandalous oneliners as Jo gets her claws into everything and everyone. From yelling at strangers on trains (and many other places), to discussing ridiculous sexual fantasies and annoying her neighbours,

Jo doesn’t mean to cause trouble; she just has the nerve to say out

loud what everyone else is thinking! This is Jo Caulfield doing what she does best: pure Stand-Up. Just Jo, a microphone, and a bad attitude.

Guidance 16+


Paul Young

PAUL YOUNG - Behind The Lens
7.30pm Wednesday 24 April 2024 Quad Theatre, Plymouth

7.30pm Thursday 2 May 2024 Launceston Town Hall

He’s been a major star for four decades. Paul Young broke into the big time 40 years ago when No Parlez went to number one and spawned iconic hits like Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home). More success followed with the number one album The Secret Of Association and the worldwide hit Everytime You Go Away, not forgetting an appearance at Live Aid and more. Paul sustained that success – while having fun in his tex-mex band, Los Pacaminos. Now, on the 40th anniversary of No Parlez, he’s releasing a remarkable new record and publishing his extraordinary memoir; both called Behind The Lens. He’s touring the UK, too, where he’ll meet fans, sing songs and tell stories about his incredible career. It’s time to revel in the classic hits and learn the stories behind them as Paul steps out from Behind The Lens.

Tom Davis

TOM DAVIS - Underdog

8pm Tuesday 11 June 2024 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth

8pm Wednesday 12 June 2024 Launceston Town Hall

Sweet sweet soul Tom Davis is best known for hit shows King Gary, The Curse, Murder In Successville, Live At The Apollo and his hugely popular podcast Wolf and Owl with Romesh Ranganathan.

Embarking on his biggest tour to date with his brand new show, ‘Underdog’, Tom will be exploring life as the longshot. From leaving school with no qualifications to years working on building sites, all the way to the difficult road to fatherhood, acting in blockbuster films and yet still being told he’s punching by a waiter. 

Big Tom Davis’ return to stand up should not be missed.

Chris McCausland

CHRIS McCAUSLAND - Yonks!

8.00pm Saturday 14 September 2024 Launceston Town Hall

A brand-new show for 2024!

You might have seen him on Scared of the Dark, Would I Lie to You, Have I Got News for You, The Royal Variety, QI, Blankety Blank, The Last Leg, and tons more as well.

He's been called an "overnight success" - Even though he's been doing this for bloody yonks!

Chris McCausland is hitting the road again with another masterclass in stand-up comedy that has literally been yonks in the making -

The last tour was a sell-out, so get your tickets now!

Guidance 16+


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