Pretty Darn Funny, The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd July, 7.30pm
In the run-up to the Edinburgh Festival The Bike Shed Theatre invites you to a double bill of stand-up comedy supported by Exeter’s new sketch troupe Monkeys with Puns.
Monday 18th: Susan Murray | Matt Rudge
Tuesday 19th: Stephen Carlin | Mark Olver
Wednesday 20th: Mary Bourke | Paul McCaffrey
Thursday 21st: Sally-Anne Hayward | James Dowdeswell
Friday 22nd: Shazia Mirza | Special Guest
Saturday 23rd: Sara Pascoe | Ria Lina
With support from Monkeys With Puns every night.
Every face tells a story and for the past 25 years Susan has been collecting passport photographs and surprisingly, they’re not all of her. This is a hilarious rogue’s gallery of friends, family, strangers, lovers, killers and stalkers – every mugshot, a memory. So, adjust your seat and join Susan as she explains how she set fire to her hometown, started a riot without realising and grew her very own ‘Hitler Scab’.
He was supposed to be a hero, like his dad. Like Rambo. Or that Jesus dude. But it never worked out. This is the highly anticipated debut from Bafta’s Breakthrough Talent nominee, star of AAA Stand-Up 2010, support act on Stewart Francis’ national tour, warm-up for C4′s My Funniest Year and winner of TV Collective’s Best Talent Award.
Hotly anticipated, hilarious, debut solo show from award winning standup comedian.
“He has charm, charisma and success written all over him,” Evening Standard.
“Likeable, animated, fluid with a first rate sense of timing,” Chortle.
Sally-Anne Hayward: Don’t Judge Me
No one gets out of here alive… so don’t miss this award-winning comedian who’s looking forward to old age so she can start behaving how she wants….
Other musings include boyfriends, girl’s schools, the NHS and anything else that’s broken, pointless or worthless.
JAMES DOWDESDELL James Dowdesdell
A headline act at most top UK comedy clubs, Dowdeswell is an imaginative storytelling comedian who delivers gags from a slightly absurd observational standpoint. He has appeared in Ricky Gervais’ Extras, The World Stands Up, Edinburgh And Beyond on the Paramount Comedy Channel. This year he has starred in Chaos – a TV sketch show pilot, Rekindle – a short film, and is currently filming his own comedy show about wine called James Dowdeswell – Black Belt In Wine.
The Armageddon is imminent and Sara plans to survive. How will she breed? Create Pornography? Kill zombies? Sara Pascoe Vs The Apocalypse is an arresting stand-up show about the end of the world, as we know it. Intelligent, charming and sassy material, which is decked out with surreal flights of fancy and idiocy.
Mark Olver has a new show. It is sort of stand-up, sort of theatre and all sorts of scary. There will be actual violence in the show. Proper, no holds barred, real, no pretend, physical assault. In a funny way. This is not pretend.
Winner of Best Debut Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2011!
After eight years away, Ria returns to Edinburgh with a couple of shows. Agonise looks at the problem with problem pages. Are Agony Aunts really the best people we should be accepting advice from? Ria’s approach is a more humorous, yet realistic, problem page solution. She will also be performing her Yellow Fever cabaret character which has taken the London Cabaret Circuit by storm. Those that are easily shocked beware…
I much prefer other people business. I even snooped through 10 Downing Street. Having twiched my lace curtains for years I’m telling all
Please love me; I’m a needy narcissistic comic!
He’s 35, Never been in prison, still without a criminal record and wondering where it all went wrong.
MONKEY’S WITH PUNS
The Bike Shed Theatre’s resident comedy troupe. They’re very funny.
All tickets can be purchased through The Exeter Phoenix on (01392) 667 080. They are £10 a night. Performances start at 7:30pm.