From Here To Absudity

Sunday 17 August 2014
From 7pm


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Enjoy live comedy – but fed-up with stand-up? Enjoy stagey humour – but sick of cocky, middle-class egotists holding a microphone? Over 40 but not yet senile? If so, then this satirical sketch show could be right up your street.

Written and performed by Private Eye contributors, the show starts life each year at the Edinburgh Fringe and then tours mainly rural venues across the country.

We used to do city-centre gigs as well. But now we hate them. Fact is, people in the sticks have sharper opinions and a keener sense of humour – which gives us ideas for future material.

Tonight’s show consists of about 30 sketches. As a night out, it represents a cross between a trip to the theatre, a visit to a comedy club and a night in the pub (except that, with our show, you can bring your own booze and save loads).

The sketches take a wry look at the absurdities of everyday life – including divorce, burying your relatives (including those who are dead), buying an overpriced house, getting ripped off by solicitors, chatting people up when you’re past it, and (if you re a bloke) trying to cook a half-decent meal. Those with a hatred of political correctness, bureaucracy, senior managers and Nick Clegg might also find something amusing – as will those who see early death as a substitute for early retirement.

None of the sketches last more than 3 minutes. So, if you don’t like one, you can always switch off and wait for the next. While doing so, you can re-fill your glass and ponder your own job, your own family, your own relationships and your own busted hopes. For sheer tragic comedy, none of our sketches can ever compete with them.

So sit back and be as miserable as we are. Go on – you know you want to.

Who we are ...

RICHARD KELLY, the show’s writer, is now drained of all hope. He plans to live in Wales.

LUCY SIMONS is a stand-up comedienne based in Manchester. Her prospects were once quite bright. Then she joined this show.

ASHLEY HERN is an Oxford historian who specialises in the Roman Occupation of Britain. Indeed, he now claims to have lived through it. He will shortly be arrested.

Price: Tickets are Ł10 per seat which includes refreshments, and, because numbers are limited, will be allocated by payment. You can order from the booking agent on 01485 210348 or via the village hall website http://www.bsbdvh.org.uk.

Location: Brancaster Staithe & Deepdale Village Hall, Brancaster Staithe, North Norfolk Coast

More Information

live comedy, village hall, edinburgh fringe, private eye

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