90 years ago, after Herbert Hoover’s failure to respond effectively to the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt won the US Presidency by a landslide. A day later on Sunday 5th March 1933, he declared he was closing the banks. On Sunday 5th March 2023, popular demand sees Ava Liversidge’s ascension from heckler to co-host. How will she legislate in today’s turbulent times? Will she take down the banks, the balloons, or Rich Milner? Join us to find out, but primarily to enjoy this splendid line-up.
Tom Little is an award-winning comedian. In 2015 he won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year (an award also won by acts such as Johnny Vegas, Jason Manford, Rhod Gilbert and Romesh Ranganathan) which he never stops banging on about. He was also a BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist and his 2018 Edinburgh show was nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Award. He plays the well-read fool, taking on hugely diverse facts, but refusing to deal with them conventionally, with a unique turn of phrase.
“Inventive, unexpected and often very silly…. He surely can’t remain a hidden treasure for long. ” ★★★★ — Chortle
“His elevation to TV panel show favourite is surely only a matter of time.” — ★★★★ The Wee Review
“The real deal. An instinctive comedian with oodles of charm and a quirky, frenetic intensity… If he cuts his energy levels by 10% he could end up in movies.” — The Spectator
“A huge talent.” — The Scotsman
Born and raised in Singapore, Tett moved to the UK aged 18 to pursue comedy and has lived and performed in New York, New Zealand before finally landing in the UK. Over the last few years she’s developed her own webseries and comedy night, UBGE Comedy, been a finalist in both the Laughing Horse and 2NorthDown new act of the year competitions, a runner-up the Funny Women Stage Awards, and won the Cherry Comedy Break out Act of the Year 2020. Tett’s stand up is comprised of word play, short jokes, odd observations and surreal storytelling set to a charmingly uncomfortable rhythm. She recently took her first solo hour show, Eryn Tett Finds Her Audience, to the Edinburgh Fringe. She found them.
“A well-developed sense of timing… an engagingly idiosyncratic act” — Chortle
“Fast-moving and absurd… beside ourselves with laughter” — Diva Magazine
“Her writing – weird but with at least one toe still in observational reality – is intriguing” — Chortle
“Unique in all the best ways…so fun to watch. She’s going to be massive” – Adam Hess
plus support including
Rich Milner & Ava Liversidge
Doors open: 6.30pm
Show starts: 7.00pm
Tickets: £9 online / £11 on the door (advanced booking recommended)
Venue: Shakespeare’s, Gibraltar Street, S3 8UB (upstairs)