The Oblong Show
The autumnal return of The Oblong Show contains one of the UK’s finest sketch troupes who, with a litany of accolades and credits in their wake, have been riding high on having kicked sketch comedy in the balls and made it mercilessly funny. We’ll also be joined by an accompanying menagerie of original comedic talent. Please note, the show commences at 7.30pm, with doors opening at 7pm. Read on for full details and a link to tickets.
Gein’s Family Giftshop
Having won Audience Choice Award and Best Sketch Act at the London Sketchfest 2014, the group made their way to Edinburgh and were Nominated for Best Newcomer in the prestigious Foster’s Comedy Awards. They also won Curator’s Choice at the Noise Festival attending a ceremony at the House of Commons, Kiri ate 18 egg sandwiches at the buffet (21 including the ham and tomato) and Ed blocked a toilet, he now wears a V for Vendetta mask during rehearsals. Further accolades fell into the group’s muscular laps in 2015 with a nomination for Best Newcomer and Best Sketch in the Chortle Awards. The group remain stoically humble in the face of unmitigated success, principally because they’re aware that their brand of jizzy, blood heavy (separate) comedy is going to get found out any day now and they’ve sewn cyanide pills into their collars to bite down on when that day comes.
‘Gein’s Family Giftshop…work harder and tighter than James Brown. Even if you hate them, you will have seen something genuinely new.’ – The Sunday Times
‘They are exceptionally brilliant’ – Reece Shearsmith
‘A joy to watch, provided you don’t suffer from a nervous disposition’ – The Skinny
‘A no-holds-barred sketch show unlike any other…’ – Broadway Baby
‘Theirs is a dark and sinister comic world’ – The Guardian
‘The most distinctive sketch troupe since League of Gentlemen’ – Beyond The Joke
Mrs No Overall
Doors open at 7.00pm, show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 when you buy online, £7 if you pay on the door.