FRIDAY FESTIVAL FUN!
Get ready for some Friday Festival Fun with a mixed bill of some of the finest, funniest and delightfully excellent comedians around.
Featuring Grumpy Old Man Arthur Smith, prop based silent stand-up (yes, really) from The Boy With Tape On His Face, Live At The Apollo star Ava Vidal, Radio 4 Music Maestro Mitch Benn and compered by one of our favourites, and local Hertford lad, Alistair Barrie!
Comedian, compere and playwright. A grumpy old man per, his stand-up topics range from vigorous yodelling to mediaeval literature via death by drink. His delivery is relaxed and sardonic, but his shows are a surprising, dark and witty treat. He's also one of the many 'Grumpy Old Men' that appear on BBC 2's hit show and is a regular on BBC1’s ‘The One Show’.
The funniest and most honest comic of his generation' The List
The Boy With Tape On His Face
Award-winning Chaplinesque New Zealander who has been compared to Buster Keaton, Harpo Marx and Mr Bean.
'The Boy With Tape on His Face is utterly spectacular! Endlessly inventive, hysterically funny. Fight for a ticket' Time Out
'A truly magical experience' chortle.co.uk
'makes a big noise by saying nothing at all' The Evening Standard
'Everyone should see The Boy with Tape on His Face' The Daily Telegraph
Following a sold out run at London's Soho Theatre, Ava Vidal, the star of BBC2's Mock The Week, BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow,Live at The Apollo comes to Hertford!
'Funny, witty and engaging, this is a comedian worth watching' Three Weeks
'Well-structured, well written and skilfully delivered' The Scotsman
Travels the UK with his guitar, creating laughter wherever he goes, and is also a writer, performer and the resident musician on Radio 4's 'The Now Show'.
'The country's leading musical satirist' The Times
'Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny' The Guardian
Much in demand as an act, Alistair Barrie has forged a reputation for himself as one of the top comperes to emerge in recent years. His deceptively friendly and engaging stage presence masks a sharp, dry wit which can be turned to subjects as diverse as suicide bombers in the Middle East to the perils of flying EasyJet.
Despite a fondness for topical material, any performance is likely to be peppered with some inspired silliness and a little audience-related improvisation.
'Eloquent, slick and dynamic' Chortle.co.uk
'Smart, slick and truly funny. Don't take my word for it, check him out yourself’ Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke