Norfolk Day Shop 2018


Comedy acts will be showcasing their best jokes and musical entertainment to bring people together for Norfolk Day.

Still banging the drum for grumpy old women, Jenny Eclair is far from crotchety. Ahead of shows in King’s Lynn and Norwich, we discover all of the comedian’s moans about getting older are done with a cheeky glint in her eye.

Aussie comic Sarah Kendall offered the perfect gig for Norwich audiences, says James Goffin.

The Kronenbourg-guzzling poet, comedian and Alan Partridge side-kick is bringing his new solo show, the story of a dream date, to Norwich, fresh from it being hailed as one of the funniest shows of the year.

Once named by Ricky Gervais as his “favourite comedian”, the ever quirky comedy circuit stalwart heads a bill that also includes Kevin Shepherd, Diane Spencer and Tim Clark.

Jon Richardson lines up a pitch-perfect set for his two-nighter at Norwich Theatre Royal, says James Goffin.

Musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins and Comedian Tim FitzHigham provide a charming homage to two of the greats in musical comedy.

One of Norfolk’s favourite comedians will be taking his unique show to the bright lights of London this year, to the delight of critics who have already given him five star reviews.

Fast-rising comedy star Tom Allen was on sparkling form at a sell-out Norwich gig, says James Goffin

Comedian Hal Cruttenden brings his latest show to several East Anglian theatres this year.

Everything in Hollie McNish’s life seems to end up in a poem.

He’s mates with Stormzy, had superstar Drake quote his catchphrases, and is getting his own Channel 4 show, now online sketch comedy sensation Mo Gilligan is heading to Norwich for two shows.

A play that was inspired by the north Norfolk seaside resort of Sheringham will be playing at the town’s Little Theatre early next month.

Popular monthly storytelling event is taking part in the Women of the World Festival with an international cast, as well as celebrating its second birthday at Norwich Arts Centre.

James Goffin is won over by the charm of comedian and social media prankster Joe Lycett.

The award-winning comic, who last year performed in the unlikely setting of Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, will headline the latest Red Card Comedy night in Norwich.

Better known as the voice of ITV’s Love Island (and also as a children’s television presenter for the BBC), Iain Stirling is now quickly making a name for himself within the stand-up scene.

High-octane Irish funnyman Jason Byrne is bringing his latest show, You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything, to Norwich as part of a 31-date UK tour.

When my companion said he was looking forward to watching Stewart Lee as he was ready to switch off after arduous week at work, it raised both my eyebrows.

A riverside theatre has been crowned one of the top places to watch comedy in the Britain.

James Goffin enjoys the ‘daft’ musical comedy of The Horne Section.

When Messi is labelled a genius but our political leaders are university also-rans you know something has gone wrong somewhere. Comedian Simon Evans’ brings his new show to Norwich to bemoan that genuine geniuses seem thin on the ground.

Norfolk was always going to be a fitting date on Shappi Khorsandi’s latest tour which focuses on the life of Horatio Nelson’s great passion - Lady Emma Hamilton.

Fresh from being ravaged by hunger and sand-flies on Channel 4’s Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, comedian Shazia Mirza returns with a show about lies and truth - or are they the same thing these days?

Canadian Live at the Apollo comic Tanyalee Davis now calls Norwich home. She tells us about challenging public perceptions of her dwarfism, why she loves Norfolk and how a local anti-bullying project is as rewarding as stand-up.

As well as being known as a city of stories, Norwich could also been seen as a city of laughter thanks to the wealth of well known comedians with links to the area.

Adam Kay used white coat but now he displays his funny bones as an award-winning comedian. His latest show, adapted from his bestselling book, is based on his diaries from his time as an overworked junior doctor.

The much loved Norfolk comedy duo will be making their only appearance in Norwich of 2018 when the comedy festival returns to Chapelfield Gardens in July.

When John Kearns walks on stage at The Garage sporting a Friar Tuck-style tonsure wig and wacky false teeth, you’d be given for thinking you’d walked into the wrong performance.

Edinburgh best newcomer and best stand-up in consecutive years, John Kearns is heading back to Norwich with false bad teeth and wig and a typically surreal show.

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