Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world – star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!
★★★★ ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ Guardian
★★★★ ‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers…Quite brilliant’ Scotsman
★★★★ ‘A master craftsman’ Times
★★★★ ‘One of Britain’s grandmasters of the one-liner’’ Chortle
“John Shuttleworth’s Back”… is giving him trouble.
Years of strenuous DIY, not to mention playing his organ whilst perched upon a multi pack of Diet Sprite with no lumber support, has taken its toll.
But – ever the trouper – John returns to regale audiences with an evening of his classic songs (plus new ones and hilarious ‘back’ stories), pausing only to reapply his deep heat rub!
A ludicrously compelling night out EVENING STANDARD
In 2020 John played Ropery Hall as a warm-up for a tour that never took place so now that ‘John Shuttleworth’s Back’ is back on the road he is back here with his warm-up.
WARNING: You may have already seen this show – but does it matter!
As ever, compere Kevin Precious will introduce 3 brilliant comedians from the UK comedy circuit.
As ever, a top Barnstormers Comedy MC will be on hand to introduce three more top acts from the UK Comedy Circuit and beyond. Tonight, they are: lyrical stand-up and musician Silky, ‘Massively engaging guitar-playing stand-up whose instinctive rapport with audiences makes him welcome wherever he goes’ – The Guardian; deft one-liner supremo Pete Brush, ‘Yorkshire’s answer to Woody Allen’ – Harrogate Advertiser; and the extermely sharp and incisive Nick Doody, ‘Very impressive, unfailingly good punchlines, intelligent and funny’ – Chortle
The wait is over for the return of Britain’s best purveyor of punchlines, Gary Delaney, on a warm-up run of his new tour show of the sharpest one-liners ever made. Between stealing the show on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, Gary extended his last tour show Gagster’s Paradise for a full extra year, leaving howling audiences across the country in hysterics. Now is your chance to experience the comedy world’s favourite gag machine work in a new show at Ropery Hall.
Simon Evans’ last show, Genius 2.0 (“A Masterclass” ***** The Scotsman) provided an hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life. But his new show raises the stakes, with his usual excoriating views of a world on fire given a perspective shift from personal revelations that turned his world upside down this year.
Simon Evans is the star of Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth & Simon Evans Goes To Market. Simon has made appearances on This Week, Question Time, Celebrity Mastermind, Pointless Celebrities and Mastermind The Professionals.
“A gripping and, ultimately heart-warming tale… rich with Evans’ wit and caustic observation.” ★★★★ The Scotsman
“”When he gets stuck into his show in earnest he guides us to a terrifically tender conclusion that he handles intelligently, informatively, amusingly and unsentimentally… Dynamite” ★★★★ The Times
“You expect a high standard of stand-up from this veteran performer. But in sharing something so deeply personal, he’s exceeded what seemed to be his full potential… I’d expect it to get even better when it goes out on tour. Outstanding stuff.” ★★★★ ½ Chortle