Plenty of laughs in the new year

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Although the festive Panto cheer lasts for just three weeks, we believe it’s our job to spread a little comic fairy dust throughout the whole year.

So, if you’re looking for laughs in the New Year, check

Carly Smallman

Carly Smallman

out these little crackers:

On January 31, the Centre opens its doors for the very first time to established Nottingham-based comedy club, Funhouse Comedy.

They have a colourful roster of experienced and upcoming comedians, three of which take a turn on the stage whilst a compere keeps it all on track.

For the uninitiated, comedy club nights are lively affairs with cabaret seating in the Centre’s function hall and a full bar. The atmosphere is very laid back though, unless you are at the front that is, in which case, don’t move…!

Then, Miles Jupp brings his new solo stand-up show to the main theatre stage on Saturday, February 1. If you think his face is familiar, you’re probably a fan of TV game shows like Mock The Week or perhaps you recognise him as Nigel in Rev, John Duggan in The Thick of It, or even Archie the Inventor in Balamory.

Either way, his busy UK tour ‘Miles Jupp is the Chap you’re Thinking Of’ is one for the adults when he’ll be ranting on about the things that generally annoy “middle aged posh boys”.

After this, the outrageously fast-paced, award winning Russell Kane makes a second visit to the Centre on Thursday, March 13. Tickets are selling fast.

For those who like their laughs from the theatre genre, Inspector Norse on Thursday, February 6 should be investigated. This Nordic Noir comedy features a knitted set, a seventies pop band and a drunken moose.

How Lip Service, “the splendidly silly comic duo”, manage all of this on stage with a raft of clever but unsophisticated props, has to be seen to be believed.

Meanwhile, look out for Gavin Robertson parachuting in with his one man extravaganza Bond! An Unauthorised Parody on Friday, March 28. According to The Guardian he is “compelling to watch” and he’ll be spoofing all the characters you know and love.