Sunday 11th December

We’re back for our last lol session of 2016 so we do hope you join us before we let this Gregorian calendar cycle slip off the shelf of quantifiable linear experience to enjoy the patently non-linear talents of the two untethered and indefinable goofballs described below who bookend this exceedingly exciting line-up. There will be baked goods of some description, and if you fancy dinner and a tipple please scroll down for the deals below which are available from the Red Deer.

Will Franken

Will FrankenArmed with an explosive wit and a singular penchant for absurdism, comedy virtuoso Will Franken deluges audiences with a kaleidoscopic tsunami of mind-blowing character comedy so funny that people stop laughing only long enough to drop their jaws. Something of a one-man Monty Python, Franken has been featured on BBC America’s The World Stands Up and has performed his patented theatrical lunacy in festivals worldwide, including Just for Laughs in Montreal. He’s compiled a tome of praise from his work across America and from performing in the UK which he deeply enjoys given his deep love of the British comedic tradition.

“Will Franken is a master of illusion, an id unchained. He is also very funny” — Robin Williams

“…the best comedian I saw at the Edinburgh fringe this year… I thought he was a brilliant comic” — Alan Davies

“What elevates Mr. Franken above your garden-variety comedian is an erudite wit and a highly developed sense of the absurd” — New York Times

“San Francisco has nurtured many of comedy’s biggest names, and this guy is destined to be one of them.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“You can’t take your eyes off these inspired outpourings.” — The Guardian

Liam Pickford

Liam PickfordWhen an ageing Les Dawson had a fleeting affair with the young Dylan Moran the resulting pool of genetic matter underwent a miraculous mutation of messianic proportions and Liam Pickford was not exactly born but festered forth with considerable aplomb and a raw, instinctual dress sense. A surreal anti-raconteur of the finest calibre who possesses grace and brutality the likes of which have not been seen since Boudica laid siege to Colchester, Pickford is an upholstered event horizon powered by withering disdain and pints of mild..

“a mixture of surrealism and sarcasm delivered in the most gruff and deadpan manner possible” — Vada Magazine

“an engaging comic to watch, with a nicely shambolic, lolloping onstage presence” — Bristol Post

“He’s got funny bones and a scattergun mind that doesn’t quite work like anyone else’s” — Chortle

“Strangely hypnotic” — The Skinny

with support including

Hannah Platt

and host

Rich Milner

Buy Tickets
Doors open at 7.00pm, show starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £6 when you buy online, £8 if you pay on the door.
Advanced booking is recommended.

The following food and drinks offers are also now available:

2 x tickets and a bottle of any wine £20
2 x tickets, a bottle of any wine and 2 main meals for £35

These must be booked in advance by contacting the Red Deer via (0114) 2722890 or