Brendon Burns to James Acaster: this week’s best comedy nights in Norfolk

Aussie comic Brendon Burns is bringing his show Black Comedian to Thrigby. Picture: Submitted

Aussie comic Brendon Burns is bringing his show Black Comedian to Thrigby. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Submitted

Aussie Brendon Burns comes to the unusual venue of Thrigby Wildlife Gardens, Acaster returns to complete his 'Trelogy' of award-winning stand up shows, plus Terry Alderton, Paul Eastwood and Arthur Smith.

James Acaster returns with Represent, completing his previously postponed second part of his "Trelog

James Acaster returns with Represent, completing his previously postponed second part of his "Trelogy" of award-winning shows. Pictire: Edward Moore - Credit: Edward Moore

Terry Alderton

Norwich Playhouse, March 24, 8pm, £17, 01603 598598, www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk

Following the success of his critically acclaimed Radio 4 show Terry Alderton's All Crazy Now and a year spent on Albert Square, the comedian returns to his stand-up roots with a new show of the same title. He is playing a few select dates at some of his favourite venues around the country including here in Norwich. He is promising to treat the audience to a roller-coaster ride through his crazy world. No two shows are the same as he delves into his substantial catalogue of extraordinary nonsense and absolute mayhem.


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Waves of Laughter

Pavilion Theatre, Cromer Pier, March 24, 8pm, £15, 01263 512495, www.cromerpier.co.uk

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Cromer favourite Paul Eastwood hosts an evening of comedy presenting some of the finest acts form the comedy circuit promising non stop laughs. He will be joined by comedy circuit veteran Richard Morton, a regaular at the Comedy Store and former opening act for Jo Brand and Lee Evans, outrageous comedy-magician Wayne the Weird and Britain's Got Talent finalist Danny Posthill, bringing his impressions back to Cromer Pier.

Former UEA student Arthur Smith returns to Norwich for another night of laughter with At Your Servic

Former UEA student Arthur Smith returns to Norwich for another night of laughter with At Your Service. Picture: Steve Ullathorne - Credit: Steve Ullathorne

Brendon Burns

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Norfolk, March 25, 8pm, £11, 07974 232816, perfectstrangerscomedy.co.uk

Promoters Perfect Strangers bring Edinburgh award winning comedian Brendon Burns to the slightly unusual venue of Thrigby Wildlife Gardens with his latest show Black Comedian. Addressing black/white relations in his home country of Australia, it sees Burns deliver an uncompromising, eye opening show that was the sleeper hit of last year's Edinburgh festival. Not since his 2007 Edinburgh best show winning So I Suppose This is Offensive Now, has he penned such a unanimously praised hour of comedy. Well worth catching.

James Acaster

Norwich Playhouse, March 27, 8pm, £16, 01603 598598, www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk

Most comedians wouldn't use a stand-up show to clear the name of Yoko Ono, repeatedly sing a Kettering Town FC chant or reveal their true identity as an undercover cop. But then James Acaster isn't like most comedians. He has established himself as one of the most playful and distinctive voices on the comedy circuit. Having attempted to perform his 'Trelogy' of award-winning stand up shows at Norwich Playhouse last month, only to be thwarted by illness, here he returns to perform the postponed second of those shows, Represent.

Arthur Smith

Open, Bank Plain, Norwich, March 30, 7.30pm, £14 (£11 cons), 01603 763111, www.open247.org.uk

Comedian, writer, broadcaster and former UEA student Arthur Smith returns with his show entitled At Your Service. Expect jokes, anecdotes, songs by his hero Leonard Cohen, reminiscences of his Norwich days – and a little bit of politics, including a 'tribute' to Trump. He first rose to prominence in the 1980s alternative comedy boom but has since become a Radio 4 regular and known for moaning about petty irritations on Grumpy Old Men.

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