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Inside the South Holland Centre

Get ready to have your funny bone tickled. A second date with Funhouse Comedy Club next week (Friday, March 7) sees a clutch of comedians trying to do just that.

First up is Alfie Moore, an original and distinctive comedian with his niche area as a serving police sergeant.

He says, if you want to see him live, your options are to drive to Scunthorpe and park on a double yellow line OR catch him at one of the gigs!

We would strongly recommend the latter. Alfie’s observational comedic style lends itself to witty, and sometimes gritty, anecdotes based on everyday modern policing. A rising star, he’s already supported Sarah Millican, Russell Kane and Milton Jones.

Brummie lass Karen Bayley is next – the first-ever female winner of the prestigious ‘Comedy Store King Gong’ award. Her bold, no nonsense attitude strikes a perfect pitch with men and women alike.

Headlining is joker and juggler, Steve Royle. He holds the world record for balancing a Christmas tree on his chin – but don’t let that put you off.

He is an award-winning comedian (Brighton Fringe); he has supported Steve Coogan, Dave Spikey and Peter Kay; and was cast in the very successful TV comedy ‘Phoenix Nights’.

Comedy Club nights are lively affairs and take place in the centre’s function hall with full bar. Tickets are £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door.

Later in the month, multiple award-winning comedian Russell Kane returns for another fast-paced, flamboyantly expressive performance on the centre’s main stage.

This time he’s tackling the big subject of ‘Smallness’. He’s got nothing to fear: according to Dominic Maxwell of The Times ‘his talent and technique remain mighty’; and his popularity in Spalding is anything but small – the gig on Thursday, March 13 is sold out barring a handful of single seats.

Meanwhile, news just in... movie star (The Infidel) and all round comedy legend Omid Djalili is going back on the road with a brand new UK stand-up tour ‘Iranalamadingdong’. We’ve got one of the dates. It’s Sunday, September 21 and tickets are on sale now.