ABCs of Comedy : An introduction to stand-up comedy workshop

Event Date: 
09/10/2019 - 7:30pm to 20/11/2019 - 9:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Our 8 part comedy workshop, 'An introduction to stand-up comedy' will guide you through your first steps in the stand-up comedy world.

The workshop will help to develop and blend together the unique material, style and persona of each participant as they produce a short and tight set of stand-up comedy. Over the eight sessions you will explore a range of essential comedic performance skills and techniques and build confidence and self-awareness within the performance space.

This eight part workshop runs 2 hours each week on Wednesday evenings between 7.30pm to 9.30pm;...

Jessica Fostekew: The Silence of the Nans (Touring Stand Up Story Show)

Event Date: 
18/02/2018 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Bike Shed Theatre, 162 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AT

After a smash hit season with ‘The Silence of the Nans’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Jessica Fostekew takes it on tour around the UK next Spring!

(Read in film-trailer voice): Last summer Jessica did two reasonably significant things. One, a story of pure joy. The other, a tale of entrapment, torment and gelato. This show tells the second story. The horrid one.

This is an epic comedy-horror-story about a disaster at sea from which there was no escape.

(Normal voice): Jessica co-hosts the mighty Guilty Feminist podcast which has reached over 10 million listeners...

Standby For Tape Back-Up by Ross Sutherland

Event Date: 
23/03/2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
The BikeShed Theatre, Exeter

“Two years ago, I found a videotape in my loft. On it: one and a half films, one quiz show and two sit-coms. Somehow, it became the story of my life” (Ross Sutherland)

After a hard-drive crash and a near death experience, Ross Sutherland found himself house-bound with only one thing for company: an old videotape that once belonged to his granddad.

Over the months that followed, Ross memorised every second of the tape. Slowly, he learnt how to manipulate the images into telling the story of his life. The videotape allowed Ross to open a dialogue with his late grandfather,...

Eminent Comedy Club Exeter

Event Date: 
12/09/2014 - 8:00pm
Jimmyz Lounge, 1 Cowick Street, Exeter, EX4 1AJ

Live stand up comedy in Exeter - Friday 12 Sept - only £10

Featuring top stand-up by:

Joe Rowntree as seen on Dave's One Night Stand (DAVE) & Brainiac: Science Abuse (Sky1)

Luke Benson "Hugely likeable, experience & really funny" - Time Out

Matt Rees "A properly original comedy mind" - Guardian

MC: Luke Honnoraty "I wont be surprised if I'm writing for this guys own TV show in the next 5 years!"- Gary Delaney

LIMITED TICKETS - book early to avoid disappointment

Jimmyz Lounge, 1 Cowick...

Tony Hawks - Fridges, Frolics & Films - plus Los No Boss

Event Date: 
06/07/2014 - 6:30pm
The Victory Hall, Whimple, Exeter, EX5 2TS

Tony Hawks is well-known for his appearances on the Radio 4 shows ‘Just a Minute’ and ‘I’m sorry I haven’t got a clue’ among others. However, he is also a best-selling author, stand-up comedian, and now a film maker, producing the film versions of his own best-selling books ‘Round Ireland with a Fridge’ and ‘Playing the Moldovians at Tennis’.

In 2010, he toured with his ‘Random Fun’ show. Now he’s coming to Whimple on 6th July with ‘Fridges, Frolics & Films’, a 2-hour combination of storytelling, comedy and film clips. Tony will explain the fraught progression from ‘Comedian...

Robin Ince at the Phoenix - An Evening of Entertainment and Education

As part of the fantastic Exeter Phoenix autumn programme, Robin Ince came to visit.

The auditorium was packed, so it's a good thing the Phoenix staff came up trumps to offer an alternative solution when Ince's laptop died. As a fan of stand-up, I found it unusual that a laptop was a necessary part of the show, but Ince makes it so and does a marvellous job of using a slide show as a visual prop to his verbal material.

Ince starts by describing the crux of his show, talking about 'everything I love about the Universe'. He gets his first big laugh admitting that the show was...