Mark Watson - How You Can Almost Win
8.00pm Thursday 25 February 2021 Palace Theatre, Paignton
8.00pm Friday 26 February 2021 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
8.00pm Saturday 27 February 2021 Red House Theatre, Plymouth
In 2017, Mark Watson - a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem - was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. It really wasn’t for him at all because his favourite things include safety, comfort, food and not being scared and miserable. But the experience changed the shambolic comedian for the better, and now he's written a sort of motivational talk about what it taught him. But still with jokes.
★★★★ Times | Independent | Metro | Time Out | Chortle
★★★★★ “Quite unlike anything else I’ve seen in almost 20 years of covering the Fringe...witty, warm, perfectly judged” Telegraph
★★★★ "This is a stand-up operating at the very top of his game" Independent
★★★★“He always displays an innate understanding of what the audience wants...creating a bespoke experience for every gig, an added flourish to a strong hour of stand-up” Chortle
★★★★ “A quick-fire hour of fun” Metro
Age Guidance 14+
Ed Byrne - If I'm Honest
8.00pm Tuesday 9 March 2021 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
Andy Parsons - Healing The Nation
8.00pm Saturday 20 March 2021 The Red House Theatre, Plymouth
BORIS JOHNSON replaces Theresa May as PM. Show REWRITTEN.
The 2019 GENERAL ELECTION happens. Show REWRITTEN again.
COVID-19 arrives – show REWRITTEN for the third time.
So the 2019/2020 HEALING THE NATION TOUR has become the 2019/2020/2021 HEALING THE NATION TOUR, and as the tour has gone on, there’s been less and less healing and more and more of the opposite. Admittedly, I could have changed the title but it still seemed 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, not so much due to POPULAR DEMAND but more lack of OPEN VENUES. And with NEGATIVE POWERS OF HEALING. Yet this latest, very new version of the show is my FAVOURITE so far.
‘A consistently strong exposer of bullshit and a plain-speaking truth-teller through his entire career’ THE GUARDIAN
Clive Anderson - Me Macbeth & I,
8.00pm Sunday 21 March 2021 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
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’ ****
Seann Walsh - Same Again?
8.00pm Thursday 22 April 2021 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
8.00pm Saturday 24 April 2021 The Red House Theatre, Plymouth
Seann wanted to be a stand-up comedian from the age of 10. In this show, he tells us how he got here, from growing up in Brighton to gathering a slew of TV credits and glowing reviews, to becoming a tabloid villain. This fresh show mixes some of his best loved routines with new candid stories from the last ten years.
TV credits include Virtually Famous (Channel 4), Play To The Whistle (ITV), One For The Road (BBC 3), Live At The Apollo (BBC 2), The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), Tonight at The London Palladium (ITV), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Alan Carr’s Chatty Man (Channel 4) and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central)
‘Hugely funny…deliciously entertaining’ **** The Times
‘A cracking good show’ - The Telegraph
Kerry Godliman - BOSH
8pm Thursday 24 June 2021 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
8pm Friday 25 June 2021 Palace Theatre, Paignton
8pm Saturday 26 June 2021 The Red House Theatre, Plymouth
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
Gyles Brandreth - Break a Leg!
7.30pm Saturday 3 July 2021 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
4.00pm Sunday 4 July2021 The Red House Theatre, 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
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.