Stewart Lee to Andy Parsons: this week’s best comedy nights in Norfolk
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Acerbic, dark, leftfield and meandering, Stewart Lee brings his latest stand-up odyssey, the Mock The Week regular offers a joke-fuelled rallying cry for a better Britain, plus Jonny & the Baptists and Terry Alderton.
King's Lynn Corn Exchange, March 22, 7.30pm, £24, 01553 764864, www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk
With a humour that is acerbic, dark, leftfield and meandering by turns, Stewart Lee brings his latest stand-up odyssey to the region. After four years writing and performing his BBC2 show Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, which won Baftas and Comedy Awards, Content Provider is his first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World. Formerly stand-up's youthful iconoclast, the show shares a title with his recent book a collection of his funny, grumpy, provocative, confusing and brilliant writings and ramblings that have seen him attempting to understand modern Britain. Lee is the equivalent of comedy Marmite, some love him, some hate him but there is no doubting his success.
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Jonny & the Baptists
Norwich Playhouse, March 21, 7.30pm, £10, 01603 598598, www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk
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- 2 'Small number' of staff at town's Tesco test positive for Covid-19
- 3 ‘I cried so much’ - Mum-of-four on impact of whole family having Covid
- 4 Pretty thatched cafe on Broads up for sale for £75,000
- 5 'We're all shocked' - Butchers shop attacked by vandals
- 6 Shock as cannabis factory found in quiet Broads' village
- 7 Escape to the Country names 'north Norfolk's seaside capital'
- 8 Bus crashes into lorry in Norwich
- 9 Body discovered in Thetford Forest Park
- 10 Child groomer caught by seven paedophile hunter groups
Three quarters of MPs are millionaires. A third of the country lives below the poverty line. Whatever your politics, multi-award-nominated musical comedians Jonny & the Baptists think it's worth talking about. Setting out to explore the gap between rich and poor, the duo, made up of Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers, who have risen rapidly to cult-status, bring their riotously funny epic about friendship, inequality and betrayal. The premise is Jonny betrays Paddy for financial gain. As Jonny enjoys the highlife with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jerry Hall, Paddy falls into homelessness and despair. Cue comedy mayhem.
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, March 23, 8pm, returns only, 01284 758000, www.theapex.co.uk
The Mock The Week regular returns on his sixth national tour, Peak Bulls***, described as an adlibbing, joke-fuelled rallying cry for a better Britain. It kick-offs with just its second date here in Bury St Edmunds, with future dates in our neck of the woods at Norwich Playhouse on April 1-2 and King's Lynn Corn Exchange on April 28. He continues to enjoy huge success as a writer and performer on TV, radio and the stand-up circuit. The comedian has numerous DVD releases and a special for Comedy Central already under his belt. He's also known for appearing on Live At The Apollo, QI, World's Most Dangerous Roads, and Channel 4's Comedy Gala At The O2.
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. His is comedy that is a combination of noises, the voices, the shoes, incredible physicality and a mind-blowing insight into a one-off comic mind.