Oxford comedy club reveals a run of award-winning and unmissable tour shows
Britain’s Got Talent finalist Daliso Chaponda and comedian/ radio presenter John Robins are among the acts bringing their touring shows to Oxford’s Glee Club this spring.
UK-based comedian Daliso wowed TV audiences on the 11th series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent last year. What The African Said … (23 Feb 2018) references Daliso’s Malawian heritage, while John Robins’ angst ridden Edinburgh Comedy Award 2017-winning The Darkness Of Robins (11 Feb & 12 Apr 2018) sees “London’s saddest DJ” reflect on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself!
After looking back at the 1980s for his previous show, Patrick Monahan moves onto the next decade with Rewind Selector 90s (2 Mar 2018). Recalling the challenges he faced as an Irish/ Iranian immigrant, Monahan ponders how much life has changed since the decade of Cool Britannia.
Since he was a small boy Simon Evans (Genius, 11 Mar 2018) has dreamed of being recognised as a genius to general indifference. But then again, the world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans’. A writer on Lee Mack’s joke-heavy sitcom, Not Going Out, Evans’ is currently back on BBC Radio 4 with … Goes To Market, where he combines economic theories and comedy to look at such money-related topics as Social Media and Philanthropy.
Having previously explored such seemingly mundane subjects as sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow, The Hair Show (16 Mar 2018) sees the Daniel Kitson-approved Rob Auton return with a show for anyone who has, or has had, hair and hairs. Leaving his own hair and beard to its own devices, Auton considers the importance of appearance, and how people react to someone who looks like they’ve ‘checked out’.
Fresh off the back of two sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs, Fern Brady heads out for her debut UK tour. Suffer Fools (16 Feb 2018) expertly demonstrates why she’s heralded as one of Scotland’s best new talents.
Concluding the season is the majestic Craig Campbell with Easy Tiger (20 Apr 2018) – another raucous hour from the acclaimed Canadian who’s toured with Frankie Boyle three times.
Alongside the touring shows, the Cowley Road comedy club continues to boast cracking four-act line-ups every Saturday night. Those set to grace The Glee’s stage include over the coming weeks include Angela Barnes (17 Feb 2018), Edinburgh Fringe favourite and Funny Women Award winner Jayde Adams (3 Mar), Carl Donnelly (17 Mar), Man Like Mobeen star Guz Khan plus Upstart Crow’s Rob Rouse (24 Mar), and Rob Deering (28 Apr), amongst others.
All shows take place at The Glee Club, The Bullingdon, 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE. For tickets and more details, see: www.glee.co.uk
LISTINGS (touring shows only)
Sunday 11 February 2018 – John Robins: The Darkness of Robins
Friday 16 February 2018 – Fern Brady: Suffer Fools
Friday 23 February 2018 – Daliso Chaponda: What The African Said…
Friday 2 March 2018 – Patrick Monahan: Rewind Selector 90s
Sunday 11 March 2018 – Simon Evans: Genius
Friday 16 March 2018 – Rob Auton: The Hair Show
Thursday 12 April 2018 – John Robins: The Darkness of Robins
Friday 20 April 2018 – Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger
Direct link: www.glee.co.uk/comedy/oxford/
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