Thorner Comedy Festival 2019
The almost WORLD RENOWNED Thorner Comedy Festival is BACK on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd February 2019…
…AND HERE’S THE LINE UP!
Friday 22nd February
Nina Conti, Sara Barron, Brennan Reece
Nina Conti has won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA nominated film – all without even moving her lips. In 2010, Talk to the Hand had sell out seasons in Edinburgh, London, Melbourne, the Sydney Opera House and New York. No stranger to Leeds, her 2014 show Dolly Mixtures was filmed at our very own City Varieties theatre.
Sara Barron is an American writer turned standup living in London. While Stateside, she wrote for Vanity Fair, published two essay collections, and earned the role of host for the hit U.S. storytelling show, The Moth. Her standup work has featured most recently on The Guilty Feminist, BBC R4Xtra, and Dave Gorman’s “Modern Life is Goodish”, and was nominated for best act at Edinburgh Festival.
Brennan Reece was crowned English Comedian Of The Year 2015, a year after being a finalist in the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards. A Birmingham School of Acting graduate, he turned to stand-up in 2010 and won the Beat The Frog World Series in Manchester that same year.
Saturday 23rd February
Andrew Maxwell, Sophie Willan, Maisie Adam, Glenn Moore
Andrew Maxwell makes a welcome return to Thorner, having first visited in 2013. Known for his cutting edge comedy and intrepid social commentary, he is a double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (2007 & 2011) and star of Sky’s JOHN BISHOP’S ONLY JOKING and BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO, host of the BBC3 EDINBURGH COMEDY MARATHON & series regular on Sky’s WALL OF FAME. Andrew is always a must-see for any comedy fan.
Sophie Willan makes bold and completely original work for Screen, Stage and Radio. With a razor sharp and totally authentic comic voice, she exudes confidence and charm. Her comedy is political to the core, but it doesn’t feel like it.
Maisie Adam is a young female comedian from Yorkshire. Having only started on the circuit in 2016, her anecdotal material and self-deprecating charm have quickly won her praise up and down the country. Winner of So You Think You’re Funny? new act competition at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe and nominated for best newcomer at the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
Nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Comedy Show in 2018, Glenn Moore is a critically-acclaimed and prolific stand-up, writer and sketch comedian, and appears regularly on Absolute Radio as a newsreader on The Dave Berry Breakfast Show. He has recently appeared twice on BBC’s Mock The Week.
The show starts at 8pm, but the doors (and bar) will be open from 6:30pm. To keep up to date with ticket news and line-up announcements, email email@example.com and ask to be added to the mailing list. You can also like and follow the Comedy Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
These are the fantastic line-ups we’ve seen on the Thorner stage in our past 14 Comedy Festivals. You can see more pictures in our Gallery.
Shappi Khorsandi, Tom Lucy, Jayde Adams, Russell Kane, Luke Kempner, Lloyd Griffith