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10 Acts to Catch at Nottingham Comedy Festival this Year

1 November 16 words: Juliet Fisher

Juliet Fisher gives us the lowdown on this year's celebration of funny boggers...



Katie Pritchard’s Hurricane Katie at The Ned Ludd
If you’re looking for ‘sublime craziness, all in the name of fun’, be sure to sit in Hurricane Katie’s path. Winner of a string of awards this year alone, Pritchard will have you asking yourself, what could possibly happen next? Head down to The Nedd Ludd on Friday 4 November at 7.30pm.

Mark Dolan’s Life Hacks at The Navigation
Have you found yourself wishing that life could be less complicated? Silly question, right? Get yourself started on the road to simplicity with Dolan’s Life Hacks, and have a good giggle in the process. Take the first step on Saturday 5 November at The Navigation at 7.20pm.

Alfie Moore’s Getting Away With Murder at The Canalhouse
In a delightfully offbeat act, former Detective Sergeant lets in you in a few homicidal secrets, with ‘everything you need to know from choosing the murder weapon to disposing of the body’. Get the lowdown at The Canalhouse on Sunday 6 November at 6pm.

Andy Fowler’s Comedian at The Lofthouse
If you like your comedy unprepared and melancholic, Andy Fowler’s act will be right up your alley. Veering from the ordinary, Nottingham-ite Fowler fumbles through a half-learned routine in a way that tickles endearingly at your funny bone. Catch him at The Lofthouse on Monday 7 November at 7pm.

Open Mic Night at Annie’s Burger Shack
Let some fresh talent into your comedy collection or give stand-up a go yourself at Annie’s Open Mic Night on Monday 7 November at 7.30pm. Everyone has to start somewhere, and you never know who you might discover.



Jerry Sadowitz’s Comedian, Magician, Psychopath! 2016 at The Nottingham Arts Theatre
You never know quite what you’re going to get with Jerry Sadowitz, and the world class sleight of hand only adds to his unique allure. Head down to the Nottingham Art’s Theatre on Thursday 10 November at 8pm.

Patrick Draper’s Deadpan Walking at The Cross Keys
Another gem from our beloved city, Patrick Draper delivers ‘gently acidic one-liners’ about everyday stupidity with delightfully dark and deadpan humour are sure to have your sides splitting. Find him at The Cross Keys on Thursday 10 November at 9pm.

Gabriel Ebulue’s Hip-Punk at Café Sobar
One to shove it to all the music snobs out there, Ebulue’s show discusses the complications with having a truly unique playlist drumming through your headphones. Catch him at Café Sobar on Friday 11 November at 7.30pm.

Juliet Meyers’ This Flipping Rescue Dog Has Ruined My Life at The Understudy
A writer for the iconic panel show 8 Out Of 10 Cats surely knows a thing or two about how to make you laugh, and Meyers’ most recent addition to the family has only given her extra ammo. Hear all about her pup’s pranks at the Understudy on Saturday 12 November at 8.30pm.

Stu Turner’s A Bit of Magic with Stu & Friends at The Nottingham Arts Theatre
If you’re looking for something slightly above and beyond, A Bit of Magic packs an extra punch. With a range of ‘magic, comedy, burlesque, sketches and more’, this exciting show promises to be a real feast for the eyes and ears. Get yourself down to Nottingham Arts Theatre on Saturday 13 November 3pm (family-friendly) and 8pm (not so family-friendly).

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