Stand-up comedy has it roots in the music hall but it has never been old fashioned. It has always been about today’s world, a tool for the working classes to strip away the pretensions of our so-called ‘betters’. Laughter can be a great leveller. Here’s a selection of the best stand-up shows to enjoy online
One of the most well known names in British comedy has announced he will be including Norwich in first stand-up tour in more than a decade, which will also include hundreds of free tickets for NHS workers.
Alan Parker Urban Warrior brought anarchy, badly drawn placards and a solution to the Anglia Square issue to the Norwich Arts Centre on the self-proclaimed prophet of the discontented masses’ farewell tour.
Once Jason Byrne came bouncing onto the stage in his newly purchased moon boots, an impulsive purchase made in the aftermath of his recent separation, you had the feeling that evening could take off in any weird and whimsical direction.
Affable Irishman Ed Byrne was propping up the stage boards of the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on Fireworks night and gave a brutally truthful account into the realities of middle age as part of his aptly named ‘If I’m Honest’ show.
A comedy show penned by a writing double act whose TV credits include The Two Ronnies and My Family promises to have audiences rolling in the aisles, when it is performed by a 16-strong cast to raise funds for Sheringham Little Theatre.