Need a laugh? Don’t miss the third Comedy Festival at the Key Theatre this week..
We are fortunate in Peterborough to have a thriving regular stand up scene as well as our very own Comedy Festival which is now into its third year at the Key Theatre. Names like Rich Hall and Count Arthur Strong sold out weeks ago but there’s still the chance to sign up for some of the other great acts.
It got off to a great start with Lucy Beaumont and John Shuttleworth and continues through until March 16. If the last two festivals in 2013 and 2014 are anything to go by, it’s going to be a great week of live comedy bringing together some familiar names and rising stars of the stand-up circuit. Take your pick from one or more of the following…
MITCH BENN – DON’T BELIEVE A WORD – Fri March 13
There are few better music based comedians on the circuit, and his new show sees him on fine form packing in loads of funny and interesting material and rallying against things that rile him like religion, astrology and Gwyneth Paltrow to name a few.
REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY IN THE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) Fri March 13
A brief history of comedy through the ages from this festival favourite troupe. Want to see all types of comedy deconstructed with gentle warmth, humour and wit? Then this is the show for you.
From the hit CBBC show, join Big Howard to help him celebrate Little Howard’s 6th birthday (for the 10th year in a row). The world’s only interactive animation is a unique family show with lots of jokes and songs for all the family to enjoy.
ANDREW LAWRENCE – REASONS TO KILL YOURSELF – Sat March 14
Come and laugh at one of the most bitter, self-delusional and vitriolic comedians plying their trade in the UK. He has a stupid face, a disappointing life and a view of that the world is awful. Bask in his toxicity.
ALEXIS DUBUS & MARCEL LUCONT – Mon March 16
Join Alexis and his alter-ego, the French cock-blocking baguette loving Marcel in a very funny, quick witted and exceedingly sharp show. One is an Englishman abroad trying to find himself through travel and the other is a French ponce in a turtleneck. Conversational, classy and a concept worth seeing.
For all prices and to book call 01733 207239 or visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com