News from the South Holland Centre
To keep the laughs rolling along, Funhouse Comedy Club have programmed three distinctively deft and witty comedians to appear at the South Holland Centre on Friday, May 30.
Headlining this time is critics’ favourite Tom Binns, aka DJ Ivan Brackenbury – the bungling hospital radio presenter of ‘Disease Hour’ who combines patient requests with poorly judged dedications and inappropriate records. He received a clutch of four-star reviews for this show at the Edinburgh Fringe which, according to The Scotman, is ‘perfectly performed silliness from which you emerge still giggling!’
Supporting is award-winning Gerry K. His funny stories are based on his early life growing up as a rare black face in rural Essex. He started comedy as a result of a dare and has never looked back – scooping an array of industry awards along the way, including The Comedy Store’s much-sought-after ‘King Gong’.
Kicking off the night is charming northerner Craig Murray who travels just down t’road to make an appearance in Spalding. Craig cut his teeth as the resident compere at an established London comedy club where he shared the stage with the likes of Harry Hill, Stewart Lee and Hollywood legend Robin Williams. He may be familiar to some as the current face of the Plusnet Broadband TV adverts.
Lively Funhouse Comedy Club nights are held in the relaxed setting of the Centre’s top floor function hall from 8.30pm, with full bar from 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door.
Staying on the comedy theme and award-winning comedian Susan Calman is embarking on her first-ever UK tour – including a date at the South Holland Centre on Saturday, October 18. If you’ve seen her before, a seat on her ‘Lady Like’ tour will be a reassuring couple of hours spent with the woman her neighbours call ‘the mad cat lady’. If you don’t know who she is, ‘Lady Like’ will, at the very least, make you feel better about your own life. It’s a show about being older, wiser and liking yourself whatever anyone might say. She’s done lots of TV and radio stuff including The News Quiz, Calman is Convicted, QI, Have I Got News For You, Fresh Meat and Would I Lie To You. Tickets are £14, £12 concessions and £7.50 for under 26s.
The Centre’s current comedy programme also includes Omid Djalili on Sunday, September 21, and Chris Ramsey on Thursday, November 13.
We are working on another high profile booking – watch this space for further announcements coming soon!