Have the last laugh at yet another comedy night hosted by Radio Sheffield Breakfast presenter Toby Foster.
Sing-a-long to the Campest Cult Classic of all time. And have a good old rant with Professional Grumpy old woman Jenny Éclair at The Civic in Barnsley.
Well known comedian and actor on Phoenix Nights Toby Foster presents three upcoming comedians in his Last Laugh Comedy Club at the end of September. Andrew Bird started his career by making old blokes laugh down the pub. He wrote down the funny stuff he said and now he’s taking the comedy bull firmly by the horns. Bird boasts perfect timing, crisp delivery and spot-on observations.Rhod Gilbert has commented on his act as being“effortlessly engaging and funny as hell”. Phil Walker’s act has taken him to some weird and wonderful places. Phil is proud to have entertained over 4000 troops on two tours of war torn Afghanistan as part of the CSE Comedy Club:”I’ve played to some tough crowds in my time but they where never armed to the teeth with machine guns before, thank God they liked me!”. His great act, along with his warm personality charm (and great looks!) make him one of the most sought after comics around today. Wes Zaharuk is a one-man tour de force, known to combine routines with power tools, bananas and film noir. His prop-based routinePerfectly Bananas won Best Comedy at the 2013 Buxton Fringe, and his award-winning eccentric collection of eye-popping prop tricks have earned Zaharuk a world-wide reputation for a tornado-like approach to comedy.
A Musical dream come true, Sing-a-long-a’s latest film show to come to The Civic is based on the Campest Cult Classic of all time. Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror Picture Show is packed full of terrific numbers including ‘Sweet Transvestite’, ‘Toucha Toucha Touch Me’ and, most memorably, ‘The Time Warp’. Following on from the original phenomenon Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music, which visited the multi-purpose events venue last season, the fun-filled show starts with a vocal warm-up led by the evening’s host, who also takes the audience through their complimentary ‘magic moments fun props pack’. This is followed by a fancy-dress competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off their imaginative creations.
Professional Grumpy old woman Jenny Éclair brings brand new show How to Be a Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane) to The Civic in October. Tackling questions such as, is swearing better than crying, HRT or boxercise -Éclair takes to the stage to explore some of the rubbish that surrounds the ageing process: “It’s about the fury of middle age and what you can do about it. I had to go on HRT because my anger issues became insane. It was HRT or Holloway [prison] for me. I was angry about everything. I’m now the nicest I’ve ever been, and the fattest. I’ve bloomed and mellowed. I also get cross about the underestimation and the patronising of middle-aged women.” Western Daily Express. Jenny puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! Watch a woman happy to have lost her dignity years ago, lob a few grenades back in the face of ageism.
Last Laugh Comedy Club is at The Civic on Saturday 26 September at 8pm. Tickets are £12. Recommended for ages 18+. May contain strong and explicit language.
For more information and to book visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.
*Please note, when booking tickets online, paying via credit/debit card over the phone or in person, an additional £1.50 transaction fee will be applied.