Rib-tickling Spring comedy line-up for The Atkinson

Rib-tickling Spring comedy line-up for The Atkinson

With its opening in sight, The Atkinson – Southport’s eagerly awaited new arts venue -has an impressive line-up of household comedy names on offer for its first season.

This May sees not one but three first class comedy gigs, from 2011’s Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee Josh Widdicombe, takes to the stage with his brand new show featuring Seann Walsh on 2 May. Follwed by topical quiz show regularRich Hall on 8 May and by comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution,Arthur Smith on 15 May.

Star of Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week, Last Leg with Adam Hills and BBC1’s Live At The ApolloJosh Widdicombe’s eagerly awaited brand new show ‘The Further Adventures Of…’ deals with his inability to embrace adventure in his life and his continued frustration with everything he comes into contact with. Unable to relax and enjoy life, Josh has instead decided it is everyone else that is at fault for his lack of enthusiasm for leaving the house. Now regarded as one of the best up-and-coming acts in the UK, Josh is in constant demand at across the nation both in his solo shows and as support for the likes of Stephen Merchant, Alan Carr, Kevin Bridges and Michael McIntyre.

Supporting Josh is Seann Walsh, who has been described as a sexy fan-fiction spin-off of Michael McIntyre”. This star of BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week and Dave’s Argumental is back with an all-new hour of sharp, creative observational comedy. Catch him now before the stadium tour.

Know to millions across the nation from his appearances on QI (BBC1/2), Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The O2 and Have I Got News For You (BBC1),Rich Hall’srenowned grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and king of rapid-fire wit. Fans can see the comic genius from Montana discuss a variety of topics all delivered in his own hilarious unique way at The Atkinson on 8 May.

Join Arthur Smith  for an evening of laughter and off the wall humour on 15 May when he brings his new show ‘Exposed’ to The Atkinson. Audiences should expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs and readings from his recently published memoir ‘My Name Is Daphne Fairfax’ which has won praise fromliterary critics.

Tickets for all these shows are on sale now so get flexing your funny bone.

Posted on 18 March 2013 under General news

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