Big name festival of comedy brings a whole lot of laughs

Lee Nelson
Lee Nelson
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Six acts, five men, three women, two weeks, one theatre – there’s a joke in there somewhere – and at least one of the major acts appearing during the Grand Theatre’s festival of comedy is sure to be able to make something out of all of that.

Kicking off on Saturday November 2 and back by popular demand, Russell Kane brings his “Smallness” tour to Lancaster fresh from the Edinburgh Festival, following yet another sell out UK tour.

With subject matters as diverse as sharing a hot tub with Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Sherzinger, the correct pronunciation of the word butter and bullying school kids in art galleries, Kane’s stories, references and observational wit are based on what he says is his own “everyday” life.

November 3, sees Stephen K Amos step up in his ironically titled show The Spokesman” touching on his own and audience fears and phobias. His TV and radio appearances have gained solid audience figures, and his night at the Grand is sure to be a quick sell out.

There’s not much left to be said about Chubby Brown’s brand of humour that isn’t already known. He’s rude, crude, definitely politically incorrect – and as he says himself, if you’re easily offended, stay away. You won’t get to see him on T.V so his live performance on November 8 is the only place to catch him.

On November 11 CornishmanJethro brings his latest show to Lancaster, and though milder in his observations on life than Chubby, the evening of comedy and storytelling is definitely for adults only.

November 14 sees the arrival of Fascinating Aida with their new show Charm Offensive, and rounding off the festival on November 15 is Lee Nelson, who brings with him a host of character’s from his hugely popular BBC 3 show “Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People”. To book tickets please contact the Box Office on 01524 64695 or visit