November Comedy Club in the Planetarium

Stand-up comedy nights in the unique setting of the planetarium. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

MITCH BENN

Described by The Times as "the country's leading musical satirist", Mitch was a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's The Now Show for more than a decade.

His critically acclaimed Edinburgh Show Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014 and, following on from its success, a further three specials were commissioned on music icons Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Elvis - The Freewheelin Mitch Benn, Mitch Benn Is The Fat Pink Duke and Mitch Benn Has Left The Building - all of which have recently been broadcast.

In 2015 he also co-presented with Harry Shearer BBC Radio 2's Anatomy Of A Guitar and presented Spank The Plank for BBC Radio 4. In December 2016, he appeared on BBC 1's Celebrity Mastermind.

TOM HOUGHTON

Comedian, musician and presenter, Tom Houghton is a natural comic talent. A former member of improv comedy group The Noise Next Door, Tom was raised amongst the height of the British Upper Class; he attended boarding school from 6 years old, his father is the ex-professional head of the entire UK Armed forces and he currently resides in The Tower of London... so naturally, a career in comedy beckoned! Funny and charming, with roguish tales and hilarious songs, Tom Houghton is star on the rise.

Tom was named a finalist in the 2017 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Awards and went on to take his eagerly awaited debut solo hour, ‘Class Half Empty’ to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August, selling out the entire run within in the first week and adding extra shows due to popular demand.

“Clever, passionate and soulful” – The New European

“Please take my advice. Get a ticket today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A Star is Born.” – One 4 Review

“this unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute” – The Daily Telegraph

DAVE JOHNS

Dave is one of the most respected and best loved comedians working on the British comedy circuit, having performed extensively in UK comedy clubs, and comedy clubs and festivals worldwide for nearly 3 decades.

2016 saw Dave play the lead role in Ken Loach's critically acclaimed and multi award winning film "I, Daniel Blake" which won the much coveted Palme D'or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

“Shifting from hilarity to uproar to genius in the blink of an eye” - The Guardian

JAMES GILL (MC)
Our resident MC returns! James Gill is a comedian, presenter, warm-up artiste and writer, establishing himself as one of the most popular compères on the circuit.

“I would go to the ends of the earth to share a stage with James Gill. He’s a sharp & energetic hero of club comedy and a face we’ll undoubtedly be seeing all over TV very soon” – Katherine Ryan
"One of the most imaginative MCs on the circuit. The crowd love him” – Rob Beckett

Please note, the line-up may be subject to change. This is an adult event, ages 18 and over. 

Tickets

Booked online and at least one day in advance: £12
Booked online on the day or on the door: £15

Annual pass holders will benefit from a 10% discount when booking this event.

Schedule:
Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 7:30pm
Show ends: 10pm

Refreshments available from the Hub café. 

Friday 02 November
7:30pm
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