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Date: Saturday 21st November 2020
Time: 03:00pm05:15pm
Doors Open at 2pm.

LIVE AT THE CIVIC IS BACK - SAFE AND SOCIALLY DISTANCED!

Come and enjoy brilliant live comedy with three TV acts at Brierley Hill Civic this November.

Face coverings must be worn, and can only be removed to drink or to eat. You will be allowed to drink during the show.

Drinks will be served via service - we are hoping to be using an app to allow you to order online on your phone from the safety of your seats. We'll bring it all to you!

Maximum of 6 tickets per order. Our social distancing seating plan will ensure there is always a gap of two seats between you and the next group on your row to ensure safety.

A PLEA FROM US: Please do not book the middle two seats on the outer rows of six, as it will mean we can only get two people on each of those rows instead of four. The same applies to the middle row of 10, please try not to book and block out two seats either side as this will also severely restrict our capacity. If necessary, to make the event work economically, we will move your tickets to the two seats next to them and inform you by email. Thanks in advance!

Now all the admin is out of the way during these crazy times, what about the comedy?

WHAT A LINE-UP WE HAVE!!!

NINA CONTI

Nina has won a British Comedy Award for storming 'Live at the Apollo', 'Russell Howard’s Good News', 'Sunday Night at the Palladium', and made a BAFTA nominated film - all without even moving her lips.

Nina began her career as an actress at the Royal Shakespeare Company, before the genius and anarchic theatre director Ken Campbell inspired her to become a ventriloquist.

In 2008 she won the prestigious Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for her solo show 'Complete and Utter Conti'. In 2010, Talk to the Hand had sell out seasons in Edinburgh, London, Melbourne, the Sydney Opera House and New York.

Other television credits include 'QI', 'The John Bishop Show' and Christopher Guest's HBO series 'Family Tree'. She is also a regular in 'Clare and the Community' – the long running BBC Radio 4 comedy.

In addition, Nina has turned her hand to documentary film-making with her most recent exploit ‘Clowning Around’ (in which she trained as a children's hospital clown) airing to great critical acclaim. Her directorial debut’ 'Her Master’s Voice’ in which she took the bereaved puppets of her mentor, Ken Campbell, to a puppet graveyard in Kentucky won her a BAFTA nomination and a Grierson Award.

DARREN HARRIOTT

As well as hosting Live at the Apollo and Dog Ate My Homework and a series regular on Don’t Hate the Playaz, Darren has also appeared on the likes of 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Apprentice You’re Fired, Hypothetical, Ultimate Worrier, Mock the Week, Celebrity Mastermind and Celebrity Pointless.

He is a team captain on new Comedy Central show Guessable? alongside host Sara Pascoe and opposing skipper Alan Davies.

As well as his own Comedy Central stand up special he has appeared on, Roast Battle, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and The Comedy Bus. Darren is a regular host on Newsjack Unplugged, he has also created and performed in his own BBC Radio 4 series Black Label and has appeared on The News Quiz, The Now Show and Best of the Fest.

Darren is a DOUBLE Edinburgh festival award nominee for his debut show from 2017 Defiant, and 2019 show Good Heart Yute.

Originally from Birmingham, and now living in London, Darren Harriott is a regular at clubs such as 99 Club, Top Secret, Backyard Comedy Club, The Boat Show, Up the Creek and The Glee.

"Properly funny" The Times

STEPHEN BAILEY

A cocktail of class, caring and comedy, with the most flamboyant umbrella to top it all off. He's a comedian, presenter, television personality and writer, whose friendly and open brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming acts in comedy at the moment and an in demand talent for all things showbiz/entertainment.

2020 has been a great year. He replaced Rylan Clarke-Neal as the narrator of ITV Be's Ferne McCann: First Time Mum and took over as host of Takeshi's Castle on Comedy Central, following in the footsteps of Craig Charles, Jonathan Ross and Roman Kemp. Stephen and best pal, comedian Brennan Reece, also wrote and starred in their own mini-series for Comedy Central Comedians in Quarantine: House Olympics

He hosted three series of Celebs on the Farm/Ranch (Channel 5), has most recently starred in Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), Celebrity Coach Trip (E4) and Love Island: Aftersun & the second series of The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2).

"He's an arch-bitch with a winning smile, everyone's favourite gay best friend. Confident, funny and suitably rude." The Reviews Hub

Hosted by resident MC Wayne Beese

* Over 16s only
* Afternoon show - doors open 2pm, show starts 3pm, finishes 5.15pm
* Evening show - doors open 6pm, show starts 7pm, finishes 9.15pm
* Line up may be subject to change - top quality comedy show always guaranteed

 

Date: Saturday 28th November 2020
Time: 03:00pm05:15pm
Doors Open at 2pm.

LIVE AT THE CIVIC IS BACK - SAFE AND SOCIALLY DISTANCED!

Come and enjoy brilliant live comedy with three TV acts at Brierley Hill Civic this November.

Face coverings must be worn, and can only be removed to drink or to eat. You will be allowed to drink during the show.

Drinks will be served via service - we are hoping to be using an app to allow you to order online on your phone from the safety of your seats. We'll bring it all to you!

Maximum of 6 tickets per order. Our social distancing seating plan will ensure there is always a gap of two seats between you and the next group on your row to ensure safety.

A PLEA FROM US: Please do not book the middle two seats on the outer rows of six, as it will mean we can only get two people on each of those rows instead of four. The same applies to the middle row of 10, please try not to book and block out two seats either side as this will also severely restrict our capacity. If necessary, to make the event work economically, we will move your tickets to the two seats next to them and inform you by email. Thanks in advance!

Now all the admin is out of the way during these crazy times, what about the comedy?

WHAT A LINE-UP WE HAVE!!!

TOM STADE

Since arriving in the UK, this Canadian émigré has steadily earned a reputation as one of the most distinctive and exciting stand-up talents around. He instantly made a splash on the UK circuit with his magnetic stage presence and first-class story-telling, and after years topping the bill and playing at international comedy festivals around the globe, he is now established as a leading touring act in his own right, and finds himself well on the road to being a household name.

His irrepressible charm translated effortlessly to TV, and he has been invited onto every major stand-up TV show in the country. He has performed on BBC One’s The John Bishop Show and has performed twice on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo. He performed to his largest live audience to date joining the star-studded line-up on Ch4’s Comedy Gala at London’s 02 arena back in 2013. He has also performed on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Lee Mack’s All Star Cast, both for BBC One, Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live for BBC Three and The Boyle Variety Performance for Ch4. He has performed twice on Ch4’s Stand-Up for the Week, was given an extended set on Dave’s One Night Stand and has also guested on BBC 2’s topical panel show Mock The Week. Other stand-up appearances include Comedy Central’s The World Stand’s Up, ITV2’s Comedy Cuts and multiple performances on Comedy Central’s The Comedy Store.

"Every inch a star...super confidence and charisma. If comedy is the new rock n roll, then he is Keith Richards" Scottish Daily Record

"Huge presence. Really knows how to work a room...properly hilarious, thoroughly enjoyable" Mirror

"So cool he could well be the answer to global warming. Gloriously funny." Scotsman 

ANGELOS EPITHEMIOU

The creation of Dan Renton Skinner – a member of the Dutch Elm Conservatoire Sketch group – Angelos Epithemiou is the owner of a burger van who wants to break into show business.

He got his break in 2009, when he became a permanent team member on the revival of Shooting Stars, replacing Johnny Vegas on Ulrika Jonsson’s Team B, before becoming the scorer.

Angelos was nominated for the breakthrough award and best sketch or character act at the 2010 Chortle awards. In 2012 he starred in his own Channel 4 series.

NATHAN CATON

Nathan Caton’s charismatic and laid back style of stand-up has seen him quickly establish himself on the comedy circuit.

Regarded as one of the best young comics in the UK, Nathan’s award winning combination of personal and topical anecdotes has led to appearances on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, BBC Two’s Mock The Week, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, The Superhuman Show, and It Was Alright in The 70’s, BBC Three’s Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC Radio 4’s Now Show, News Quiz, BT Sport’s The Football’s On, and his hit BBC Radio 4 sitcom, Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing as well as his ever growing podcast, Nathan Caton’s Football Forum.

Nathan's new series Gran Jury is currently available on BBC Three.

Beginning stand up while still at University studying Architecture, Nathan quickly made a name for himself winning the Chortle Student Comic of the Year, FHM Stand Up Hero Finalist 2010 and Black Comedy Awards Best Young Act 2011. Nathan is now considered one of the hardest working comedians on the circuit headlining every club in the country.

Hosted by resident MC Wayne Beese

* Over 16s only
* Afternoon show - doors open 2pm, show starts 3pm, finishes 5.15pm
* Evening show - doors open 6pm, show starts 7pm, finishes 9.15pm
* Line up may be subject to change - top quality comedy show always guaranteed

Date: Sunday 03rd January 2021
Time: 07:00pm09:30pm
Doors Open at 6pm

Funny Beeseness presents ‘Live At The Civic’

A fantastic night of Comedy headlined by BILL BAILEY Performing an extended 45 minute headline set

Bill Bailey is a comedian, musician, writer, author, director, presenter and actor known for his work on TV shows including Black Books, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and QI. He has produced scores of critically acclaimed stand-up live shows such as Larks in Transit, Part Troll, Tinselworm, Qualmpeddler and Limboland.

Bailey has been listed by The Observer as one of the funniest acts in British comedy and twice, in 2007 and 2010, in the top ten of Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups.
"Virtuoso…Comedy’s Mozart" The Sunday Times
"Joyful, playful, effortlessly funny" Time Out
"Intelligent and funny. A mind to thrill. Breath-taking." Metro

Also featuring:

MIKE COX

Mike Cox has quickly made his mark on the comedy circuit with his his sharp wit and everyday cynicism which have seen him crowned winner of the Fosters South Coast Comedian of the Year, while he reached the final of Amused Moose Laugh Off 2016 and both the semi-finals of So You Think You're Funny in 2012 and The Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year in 2013.


Mike’s accessible style and ease with both mainstream and alternative audiences currently make him one of the most enjoyable comics to watch.

“Like an Everyman, if that Everyman had delicious cynicism and razor sharp wit” Romesh Ranganathan

"If Rob Beckett is the new Micky Flanagan then Cox could be the new Rob Beckett" Bruce Dessau

"Mike Cox has the sharpness of any highbrow comic, but with the wealth of material to appeal to the 'Everyman' with ease. A refreshing and hilarious act to watch and work with" Dane Baptiste 

SIMON LOMAS

Simon Lomas is already regarded as one of the most exciting and refreshing new acts on the circuit. He was nominated for Best Newcomer in the 2018 Chortle Awards and placed third in the prestigious English Comedian of the Year.

"Different to any act I've ever seen before" Bruce Dessau

HOSTED BY WAYNE BEESE


* Over 18s only
* Line up may be subject to change, top quality comedy show always guaranteed
* Doors open at 7pm, show starts approximately 8pm

 

Date: Thursday 21st January 2021
Time: 08:00pm09:40pm
Doors Open at 7pm.

They’re back again! Oh yes they are! Now in their 16th year of touring the UK, the Market Theatre Company return to corrupt another fairy-tail classic beyond recognition with an Adult Panto like no other.

Our fearless company of 3 actors return to bring you an evening of corny jokes, raunchy plots and blatant sexual innuendo using a minimum of set props and costume.

 

Prolong that all too short seasonal spirit and get ready for another evening of slick, fast-moving, farcical fun and bawdy sexual innuendo (did we mention the innuendo?) for adults only.

Tickets: £17

Not suitable for under 16’s.

‘It’s fast, furious and very funny…’ – Choice Radio, Worcester (on Hansel & Gretel Go Down in the Woods)

‘Some of the sketches are worthy of The Two Ronnies with their extensive wordplay, faultlessly delivered.’ – Choice Radio, Worcester (on Peter Panties)

 ‘Quintessentially British…Like a Carry On film made by a Rugby Club!’ 
- The Stage Newspaper

'Lone hetrosexual interlopers in the thoroughly gay world of adult panto, Market Theatre Company...' - Time Out

Date: Thursday 15th July 2021
Time: 07:30pm09:40pm
Doors Open at 6.30pm

From the writers of the hit comedy Hormonal Housewives, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is the brand-new musical comedy show that does exactly what it says on the tin. 
 
Join our four refreshingly honest and unreserved girls, the Legendary Linda Nolan, X Factor Finalist Niki Evans, TV Personality Jess Wright and Olivier Award Winner Leanne Jones as they take you on a riotous evening of laugh-out-loud sketches and classic pop anthems that define being a 21st Century woman.

We take a no-holds-barred comedy romp through everything life throws at a modern day woman, dating, relationships, breakups, fashion, dieting, chocolate, more dieting, sex, going out, staying in, wine, more wine and of course, men. All are thrown under the microscope of uproarious dissection – no subject is too taboo! 
 
Get involved and come along to channel your inner diva because Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! 

Tickets £24

*Ages 16+

Date: Thursday 11th November 2021
Time: 07:30pm09:40pm
Doors Open at 6.30pm

Roy 'Chubby' Brown is coming to Brierley Hill Civic!

His choice of language and his politically incorrect jokes are all delivered with a cheeky grin and perfect comedy timing.

His trademark flying helmet and goggles, coupled with his coat of many patches, make him instantly recognisable as the man who put the "F" in Alice, with his popular version of "that" song.

Chubby Brown is a master of his craft and guarantees a regular supply of new jokes every time you see him.

So if you’re not easily offended and want a good old fashioned laugh, book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets - £24

*Over 18s Only

Date: Thursday 25th November 2021
Time: 08:00pm10:00pm
Doors Open at 7pm.

Best known as one of the stars of ITV1’s hit series ‘Benidorm’ and a multi award winner, Crissy is better known to her fans as one of the most outstanding and outrageous stand up comedians of her generation. From her hilarious routines directed at useless partners (well, men in general) to her journey through the onset of middle age, Crissy’s non-stop blasts of comedy brilliance hit the right note every time.

You may have seen Crissy more recently on Lorraine, Loose Women, The Full Monty, Celebs on the Farm and Celebrity Masterchef, but in 2021 she's hitting the road and coming to the Civic for an evening guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles with laughter!

Tickets £18

Suitable for ages 16+

‘A comic force to be reckoned with’ – The Stage

‘A smile as funny as the Costa Del Sol’ – Daily Mirror

‘Crissy Rock… Just switch her on and watch her go’ – The Guardian