FRANCIS ROSSI - I Talk Too Much
7.30pm Friday 6th August 2021 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music.
In Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever.
Francis is a true member of British Rock Royalty. He sang the first words at Live Aid in 1985, survived the obligatory rock’n’roll brush with alcohol and drugs, was awarded an OBE in 2010 and has a BRIT for his Outstanding Contribution to Music. His band has sold more than 120 million records globally.
Expect laughter, revelations, tales involving some of the giants of music, exclusive video clips, snatches of classic tunes and a great night out.
Rossi will be joined on stage by award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall, who has sold more than 1 million books.
GARY DELANEY - Gary In Punderland
8.00pm Sunday 8 August 2021 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
8.00pm Friday 3 September 2021 The Quad Theatre, Marjon, Plymouth
Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!
****’A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ Guardian
**** ‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers...Quite brilliant’ Scotsman
**** ‘master craftsman’ Times
**** ‘One of Britain's grandmasters of the one-liner’ Chortle
MARK WATSON - How You Can Almost Win
8.00pm Thursday 9 September 2021 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
8.00pm Wednesday 13 October 2021 Palace Theatre, Paignton
8.00pm Thursday 14 October 2021 The Quad Theatre, Marjon, Plymouth
In 2017 Mark Watson went on the show The Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. It involved being abandoned on an island, starved half to death (literally), almost struck by lightning, cut off from all loved ones and turned into a psychological wreck. He was pretty sure it was the most challenging situation he would ever be in.
Then, in 2020, the entire planet basically went into survival-show mode. As we crawl from the wreckage of the pandemic, Mark dispenses some of the wisdom he brought back from the Island to suggest ways we can adapt. But still with jokes.
★★★★ Times | Independent | Metro | Time Out | Chortle
Age Guidance 14+
SEANN WALSH - Back from the Bed (formerly Same Again?)
8.00pm Friday 15 October 2021 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
8.00pm Saturday 16 October 2021 The Quad Theatre, Marjon, Plymouth
Hello, Seann here. Did you know that the comedians have to write their own blurb? I find that absolutely insane. What am I meant to say? “I’m fantastic, come and look at me talk”? I don’t know. It’s me. I do stand-up. I guess I can start with the fact I renamed the tour. Sticking with ‘Same Again?’ felt a bit triggering after the year we’ve had. So it is now called Back from the Bed. Some of the material will be the same as I had always planned and some of it will be new because it will be difficult to avoid mentioning the last year in which millions of decent people tragically lost their lives to TikTok. The previous leg of this tour got a lot of standing ovations, which was pleasing. Either that or they were leaving early. Come along if you like me. I’d be confident enough to say come along if you’re on the fence. Cheers. Here are some things I’ve been on...
‘Unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation’ – The Guardian
‘Hugely funny…deliciously entertaining’ **** The Times
‘A cracking good show’ - The Telegraph
DOM JOLY - Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps,
7.30pm Thursday 11 November 2021 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV. And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live. Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger. The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club.
SINDHU VEE - Alphabet
8pm Sunday 21 November 2021 The Quad Theatre, Marjon, Plymouth
A brand-new show about the hair we want, the friends we have, and living the vast difference between virus and viral.
Expect "outspoken, frank and funny stand-up" (Evening Standard) from this Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee.
As seen on Live At The Apollo, QI, Have I Got News For You and Sex Education and heard on Radio 4's Things My Mother Never Told Me (...About Lockdown) and The Guilty Feminist podcast.
“Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery” The List
Age Guidance 14+
ANDY PARSONS - Healing The Nation
8.00pm Thursday 25 November 2021 The Quad Theatre, Marjon, Plymouth
I was in the middle of a UK Tour when theatres had to close due to lockdown – and the tour was called ‘Healing The Nation’ – so that title worked out well. It will turn out to be the longest Tour ever, taking 3years to complete, & as the tour has gone on there’s been less andless healing and more and more of the opposite. Admittedly, I could have changed the title but it still seems strangely appropriate - and some of the gigs have been rescheduled so it would prove confusing to existing ticketholders if the ticket said “HEALING THE NATION” but the show was now called “MY LIFE IN BALLET”. So we have the serially rewritten HEALING THE NATION TOUR 2019/2020 now EXTENDED INTO 2021/2022 due to POPULAR DEMAND but also mainly lack of OPEN THEATRES. And with NEGATIVE POWERS
OF HEALING. Yet this latest version of the show is my favourite so far.
“Cracking adlibbing…a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain” –
“Coruscating live performer specialising in lacerating topical gags” –
“Potent live performer… can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy
of words” -
ED BYRNE - If I'm Honest
8.00pm Wednesday 2 February 2022 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.
Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert!
A TV household name, in the past year Ed has appeared on Live At The Apollo (Host, BBC), Mock The Week (BBC), The Pilgrimage (BBC), Top Gear (BBC) and QI (BBC).
✭✭✭✭✭ “A one-hour tour de force performance from the master comedian” BROADWAYBABY
✭✭✭✭✭ “Hysterical…..a must see show. My face hurts from laughing so much!” The Student Newspaper
✭✭✭✭✭“The hour is self-deprecating, never self-indulgent, and his packed audience are well entertained” SUNDAY EXPRESS
✭✭✭✭✭ “Expert stand up from the brilliant Ed Byrne” FRINGE BISCUIT
✭✭✭✭ “Thoroughly entertaining… he is a total pro and terrific company” THE TIMES
✭✭✭✭ “There is a reason why he has become a household name” ED FEST MAG
CLIVE ANDERSON - Me Macbeth & I,
8.00pm Saturday 12 March 2022 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
8.00pm Sunday 13March 2022 The Quad Theatre, Marjon, Plymouth
The host of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Loose Ends and Talks Back takes to the road with his much-anticipated first ever solo tour, in a one-man show guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.
‘A complete delight’ ****
‘An assured and entertaining show’ ****
KERRY GODLIMAN - Bosh
8pm Thursday 24 March 2022 Palace Theatre, Paignton
8pm Friday 25 March 2022 The Quad Theatre, Marjon, Plymouth
8pm Saturday 26 March 2022 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
Kerry’s back on tour after what she thought would be a little 'she' time. No chance. Her bosh-like nature will never let her rest. Well, that and a needy cat, a constantly
disappointing camper van, ever-raging feelings of mum guilt and bewilderment at the phasing out of thimbles. All will be explained.
As seen on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Taskmaster, Michael McIntyre’s Big
Show, Cats Does Countdown, After Life, Save Me and Call The Midwife and heard on The
News Quiz, The Now Show and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.
"Her new show, finds her on exquisitely crowd-pleasing form. Some sublime culture
clash material." **** Evening Standard
"Godliman, nicely foul-mouthed when she wants to be, is caustic when required"
**** ARTS DESK
OMID DJALILIL - The Good Times Tour
8pm Tuesday 5 April 2022 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive-in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.
Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand-up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood films to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid is seen hosting his own ITV quiz show The Winning Combination. He appeared in the smash hit Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again, His Dark Materials for BBC1 & HBO, and Letter For The King on Netflix. Omid also gained rave reviews for his leading role of Tevvye in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of “Fiddler On The Roof”.
“So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it stand-up barely does it justice.” - Michael Levin, Huffington Post
"A thin, high cheek-boned, flamboyant luvvie.” - The Guardian
GYLES BRANDRETH - Break a Leg!
7.30pm Saturday 21 May 2022 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
3.00pm Sunday 22 May 2022 The Quad Theatre, Marjon, Plymouth
They say all political careers end in tears. In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical. Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling evening of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.
*****‘A master raconteur’ Telegraph.
***** ’Total joy’ Scotsman
RICH HALL - Rich Hall's Hoedown Deluxe
8.00pm Thursday 26 May 2022 Palace Theatre, Paignton
8.00pm Friday 27 May 2022 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
8.00pm Saturday 28 May 2022 The Quad Theatre, Marjon, Plymouth
Rich Hall’s comedy/music locomotive keeps on rollin’. Ever-evolving, ever-changing, Rich’s combination of keen acerbic stand-up combined with spit and sawdust alt-country lyricism is a “win-win” (GUARDIAN), as sold out crowds across the UK have attested. Fans keep returning because this show goes where other comedians wouldn’t dare: Barrow-in-Furness for example.
Rich’s acclaimed BBC4 documentaries (most recently Rich Hall’s Red Menace) and his Radio 4 series Election Breakdown have established a whole new legion of followers. He’s also a stalwart of QI and Have I Got News For You. But seeing the Hoedown is a whole different experience. Gut-busting, rib-tickling, toe-tapping, and shit-kicking, Rich Hall’s Hoedown Deluxe covers the full anatomical spectrum.
“Vital and incredulously angry. Hilarious.” (THE SCOTSMAN)
Age Strictly 14+