Andrew Maxwell is out of the jungle and back with his creature comforts. He has swapped creepy crawlies, rice and beans for Guinness, good grub and a posh hotel. He’s washed the ants out of his undies and is ready to do what he does best; perform stand-up comedy across the country. He’s the winner of The Time Out Award for Best Live comic, Chortle’s best live comedian, Best Irish Comedian and Channel 4’s King Of Comedy.
January’s Comedy Club welcomes Grant Sharkey, known to Guernsey audiences from the Vale Earth Fair. Travelling thousands of miles every year with his double bass, Grant Sharkey plays songs that laugh at, and celebrate us, all at the same time. Writing an album every 6 months for 20 years, Grant is going to be busy until 2033. Since starting he’s developed an uncompromising live show with a repertoire ready for any circumstance and audience. Over 14 albums to date, Grant has written earworms such as Pubes & Toenails (The Brexit Song), I’m Sorry To Hear You’re A Racist and If I Were Vladamir Putin. He’s performed at Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Bestival festivals; given a TEDx Talk and was awarded!!!! by Three Weeks for his debut Edinburgh Fringe show, Trollbadour in 2018.
Diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011, Paul started doing stand-up about the illness at Parkinson’s UK fundraisers and then took his first one man show Incurable Optimist to the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2019, he took the show on a nationwide tour to share the therapeutic power of laughter and comedy in coping with serious illness.
Michael Fabbri has been a stand up comedian since 2003 and regularly performs at major comedy clubs throughout the UK and all over the world. He has worked as a writer for Radio and TV and had his own stand up series Dyslexicon on BBC radio 4. He has an affable and electric style of comedy, with material that ranges from the cerebral to the smutty.
Hailing from the Isle of Man via Brighton, Penelope Isles is the collaboration of brother and sister Jack and Lily Wolter. The band mix waves of ambient delays and fuzz guitar noise, sonic dynamics and melodic pop hooks entwined with girl-boy harmonies. Their self-produced home recordings portray an honest lo-fi approach when capturing their own music. Their live set is hypnotic, captivating and moving, smeared with glistening psych, dreamlike chimes and potency that will transfix and satisfy.
Four brawling lovers, caught in a dispute of magical proportions; a crew of keen mechanicals, determined to give it their all; and one roguish sprite, hell-bent on causing as much havoc as possible… What could possibly go wrong?
A firm favourite among Shakespeare’s comedies, and including some of his best loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and love-notes; poetry and brilliant conversation; gentle satire, slapstick and passion. A series of hilarious mistaken identities and mishaps in the Forest of Arden ultimately sees new friendships formed, and families and lovers reunited.
Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment set on a remote and mysterious desert island, but with magic enchantments and treachery at every turn, will anyone ever make it off?