- Duration: 90 mins approx.
- Tickets: Pay less £8 | Standard £10 | Pay more £15
- Company: Mark Thomas (Headline), Jonny & The Baptists, Josie Long & Evelyn Mok
- Extras: Online Performance streamed on zoom
The Comedy Room is back, online and LIVE! The first of two special 2021 performances. The Comedy Room presents Jonny & The Baptists, Josie Long, Evelyn Mok and headliner Mark Thomas to bring us the cheer we need this lockdown.
Headliner Mark Thomas is TV’s comedy guerilla with his own shrewd take on governmental and corporate exploitation. He is well versed in the art of creative mayhem and over the years his troublemaking has changed laws, cost companies millions and annoyed those who most deserved to be.
“One of Britain’s greatest storytellers…beautifully-paced and structured…a passionate humanity that surpasses most other work at the Fringe” (The Scotsman).
‘A brand of comedy that carries a far weightier purpose than to simply generate laughs.. Cuckooed leaves a lasting impression‘ (Sunday Herald)
Often described as a unique voice in comedy, Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation. She started stand-up at age 14 and soon after went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award.
Josie has appeared on multiple TV and Radio shows, including The News Quiz, Just A Minute, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Skins, 8 out of 10 Cats, Drunk History, Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central, Celebrity MasterChef and Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, as well as Australia’s Thank God You’re Here, and Comedy Central’s @midnight and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Hidden America in the US.
Featured on BBC 3, Channel 4 and Comedy Central, the award-winning Swedish comedian presents her honest and self-referential comedy that is “uncensored, unapologetic and… wildly refreshing” (**** BroadwayBaby) as she explores topics from race and sex to being a woman of colour. Named on BBC’s New Talent Hotlist, she has received praise from the likes of Sarah Millican and Graham Norton who deemed her “Really funny, really rude but also refreshingly honest and smart“.
“seamlessly weaves personal anecdotes with complex cultural and political themes” (★★★★ The Skinny)
“Brilliantly sharp” (★★★★ The Student Newspaper)
JONNY & THE BAPTISTS:
Musical satirists Jonny & the Baptists – real names Jonny Donahoe & Paddy Gervers – are among the hottest musical comedy acts on the UK scene, regularly appearing on TV, radio, at festivals and comedy clubs around the country on their UK tours. From silly songs to satirical anthems, their riotous live blend of comedy and rock gig has won adoring fans across the country.
Nominated for five major awards*, they’ve previously supported Mark Thomas at the National Theatre, performed at a host of major UK festivals, and topped the iTunes Comedy Chart with single ‘Farage’. They have appeared regularly on Radio 4, including The Now Show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, and Sketchorama; and on the BBC’s Live at Television Centre. Their UK tours Stop UKIP, Rock The Vote and The End Is Nigh, Eat The Poor and Love You Hate Bastards, have played to packed theatres, arts centres and comedy venues up and down the country. Their most recent show saw them receive rave reviews at the Edinburgh festival and a Chortle Comedy Award Nomination for Best Music and Variety Act.
*we have lost five times and won no times
This performance will take place LIVE online on Zoom. Come with your favourite beverage and spend an evening with us.
Parking & Access
There are a number of Blue Badge parking spaces nearby on Beaumont Street, and more on New Inn Hall Street and St Giles.
The closest car park is Gloucester Green Car Park, accessed via Gloucester Street.
If you have any questions or concerns, the City Council’s Access Officer can be reached at 01865 249811.
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Disabled patrons are eligible for one free companion ticket with their booking. To book this, contact the ticket office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01865 263990.
There are two entrances to the Old Fire Station: 40 George Street via the foyer, and on Gloucester Green via the shop. Both are step-free. If you are coming to a show, we ask that you use the George Street entrance, as the Gloucester Green entrance is not always open.
Events in the Theatre
There is level entry to the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the main Theatre (where most shows take place).
If you are a wheelchair user attending a sit-down show, space will be reserved for you. If you are attending a standing gig, please contact us (call the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail email@example.com) and we will talk with you about your needs.
Events in the Studio
There is level entry into the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the Studio.
Events in the Loft
There are six steps leading up to the Loft space, with no lift. If you would like to discuss this to find out more, please get in touch.
There is step-free access to the Gallery – level entry through the George Street entrance, and via lift from the Gloucester Green entrance.
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor, accessible via platform lift. Other toilets are in the basement (accessible via lift).
All types of assistance and guide dogs are welcome at the Old Fire Station. It would be great if you could let us know in advance if you will be bringing a working dog to any performances – just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will warn visitors on the website and in the foyer of the venue if a performance is going to contain strobe lighting. If lighting affects you, and you have any concerns, please call the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail email@example.com.
Chairs in the theatre
Our chairs are a standard dining-chair size, measuring 40cm deep by 37cm wide, with a metal frame. Some have arms, and some do not. They are all joined together at the sides, to form rows. If this is likely to pose a problem for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.