Live at the Grove
Date: Thursday 14 September 8pm
Box Office: 01582 60 20 80 (opt 7)
Book Online: www.grovetheatre.co.uk
Get ready for a side-splitting evening of comedy with the return of Live at the Grove! Think Live at the Apollo, but on your doorstep. Live at the Grove returns to Grove Theatre, Dunstable on Thursday 14 September at 8pm, with five brand new top comedians:
Keith Farnan – Formerly a solicitor, Keith has performed as a stand-up all over the world. From the Boston International Comedy Festival to Hong Kong to the Middle East, he has performed his engaging, high energy, seriously funny brand of comedy. Keith began peddling his wares in Ireland, where he was quick to climb the ladder and reach headliner status in The Laughter Lounge and International venues in Dublin. He made the leap across to the UK and quickly became a household name across the country. His TV appearances include Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1), One Night Stand (BBC) and RTE’s Liffey Laughs in Ireland. Keith has also been a regular guest on radio in the UK & Ireland, speaking on BBC, RTE, Talksport, Today FM, Newstalk and many more.
Chris Betts – Chris Betts’ mind is a curious place, where the philosophical meets the ridiculous. His shows are a perfect balance of incisive social satire and complete silliness. He has a style that is equal parts confident, thoughtful, ridiculous and mischievous. Betts began his comedy career in Montreal, Canada and has since performed all across Europe and North America. He’s made appearances at comedy festivals all over the world including Edinburgh Festival Fringe, SXSW and the Zulu Comedy Festival.
Mike Gunn – Mike Gunn’s history is as interesting and entertaining as his comedy. He’s been a successful stand-up comedian for over 15 years, but his road to success was a rocky one involving a misspent youth, a heroin addiction spanning 15 years and a stint in a psychiatric unit. Thankfully his sordid past is long behind him; but it cultivated a deeply cynical outlook and a perverse desire led him into the world of stand-up. A self-confessed pessimist, he describes himself as “not a natural choice for a career in laughter”. The evidence however, might suggest otherwise. For well over a decade Mike has been firmly established as one of the most sought-after and accomplished comedians working on the UK and international circuit. An original talent, distinguished by his trademark laconic and lugubrious dark humour, killer punch lines and masterful delivery. On TV, he’s performed on BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and The World Stands-Up, and The Comedy Store for Comedy Central.
Nico Yearwood – He has travelled all over the world performing in shows from Scandinavia to Eastern Europe to Wetwang in Yorkshire. Nico’s charisma gives him license to handle more controversial topics that other comedians might shy away from and his upbringing in Barbados allows him to present a unique and hilarious perspective on sensitive topics such as race, religion and gender, all the while with a glint in his eye that puts the audience at ease and laughing out loud.
Tom Wrigglesworth – Tom Wrigglesworth is an established stand-up comedian, Radio and TV presenter and voice-over artist from Sheffield, England. He is best known for his live storytelling shows and BBC Radio comedy programmes which take a comical and emotional look at family relationships. Alongside his comedy work, he’s used his engineering background to become a natural and engaging presenter for BBC Television and The Discovery Channel. As well as appearing on Russell Howard’s Good News, Tom has won both a Sony Radio Award and Chortle Comedy Award.
Since winning the Channel 4 new comedian competition, ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ in 2003, Tom is now firmly established as one of the most original, talented and respected comedians on the UK and International comedy circuit.
For a jam-packed line-up of comedians, sure to give you a healthy dose of belly laughs, catch Live at the Grove this Autumn! Tickets are £15*; to find out more contact the Box Office on 01582 60 20 80 or visit the Grove Theatre website at www.grovetheatre.co.uk.
*A £1.95 transaction fee will be added per booking to online and telephone bookings.