Buxton’s first Comedy Festival hits the Spa town this summer as part of a 4-day event (31 Aug to 3 Sep) sponsored by Thornbridge Brewery.
Top comedy names on the bill at Buxton Opera House include stand-up Jimmy Carr (Sun 3 Sep), whilst I’m a Celebrity favourite Joel Domett (Sat 2 Sep) proves why he’s a rising star on the circuit.
On Friday there’s a fusion of comedy and music from the northern knees-up legends, Lancashire Hotpots. Skip to the following afternoon in the Pavilion Arts Centre and there’s a double-bill of Tanyalee Davis and Damian Kingsley. Damian is both funny and kind, performing 120 gigs as part of his “penniless comedy tour” from Land’s End to Edinburgh – raising £21K for Shelter! Tanyalee Davis, known as the Ferrari of comedy due to her 3’6″ stature and racy material will deliver her hilarious show Actual Size.
Saturday afternoon’s Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand-up and sketches aimed at children over 6. On Sunday multi award-winning physical comedy duo the Kagools are treating us to their spontaneous buffoonery and of course the line-up wouldn’t be complete without the Buxton Buzz Comedy club on the Friday night.
Other festival events include comedy films: Mon Oncle , The Ladykillers and Funny Bones; a Clowning Workshop (Sun 3 Sep) and to open the festival (Thur 31 Aug) is The Man with the Twisted Hip as part of the farcical 1930s comedy drama The Game’s A Foot , Try the Fish – packed with non-stop belly laughs for all.
For more information or to book tickets visit the Buxton Opera House website: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk or call: 01298 72190.
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