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The Key Theatre monthly Bottle Rocket comedy club returns on Friday January 25 with Canadian sensation Tony Law, notorious for his surreal material and eccentric persona.

Tony Law has remained a critic’s favourite ever since his first show at the Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2000. His observational comedy, mixed with bizarre anecdotes and imaginings, meant his popularity has leapt bounds in the last decade, despite a lack of mainstream publicity.

Law’s big break finally came in 2012, due to a well-deserved nomination for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and a multitude of five-star reviews, despite the show’s minimal promotion and dreaded lunchtime slot.

Who knows therefore where 2013 may lead for Tony Law, as with his heightened popularity and appearances on TV shows such as Have I Got News for You and 8 Out of 10 Cats, his performance at the Key may be his last before the stadium tours begin, so don’t miss out on what Chortle described as a ‘beautifully bonkers’ comedian.

The night will also be supported by two brilliant up and coming comedians, Holly Walsh and Joel Dommett.

Described by the Guardian as ‘an excellent comic with a flair for lateral thinking gags’, Holly Walsh’s skills as a performer and a writer rightfully demonstrate why she’s one of the best British female comics working today.

She was a finalist in 2006’s So You Think You’re Funny? and Funny Women competitions, voted Best Newcomer at the 2008 Chortle awards,  and in 2011 Walsh was nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Best Newcomer Award for her first hour-long show, receiving critical acclaim.

She’s also known for her regular panel show appearances, including Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and her work with other comedians, such as Frank Skinner, Jo Caulfield and Charlie Brooker.

Alongside Walsh will be Joel Dommett, finalist for English Comedian of the Year in 2009 and described by Three Weeks magazine as ‘manically funny’.

Joel has been performing on the comedy circuit since 2007, and continues to gig across the UK and in places as far away as Holland and Iceland. He won Stand Up and Coming New Act of the Year in 2008, and has appeared on Russell Howards’ Good News and E4’s Skins.

The night will be hosted by their regular MC Adnan Ahmed, and with its fantastic line up it promises to be a great start to 2013. It also serves as the perfect prequel to Peterborough’s first ever comedy festival, which is coming to the Key Theatre in February. For exclusive news, clips and information on all the acts performing, check out, or follow on Twitter @keycomedypboro.

Tickets will be available on the night for £10, but to avoid disappointment, why not book today for the discounted price of £8, and guarantee a night of variety and hilarity at the heart of Peterborough.

For more info and to book tickets, contact our box office on 01733 207239 or email


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