Season of comics coming to arena
ISIS terrorist attacks and child grooming are subjects that can divide our communities, raising questions of whether they are suitable stand-up material.
If the reaction of the sold-out audience, that fully represented our borough’s diverse communities, is anything to go by, then laughing together about the absurdity of the actions of a minority of people can be both demystifying and cathartic.
Tajpaul Singh Paul Chowdhry is a Londonborn comedian and actor who began his stand up career in 1998.
At Middleton Arena he lived up to his international reputation for constantly challenging audiences with his highly charged, dry, observational humour that taps into the multicultural diversity of contemporary Britain.
He expertly and often hilariously shone a piercing light on some of the atrocities that have recently filled broadcast, print and social media.
His Live Innit tour continues until June 15 2018, with more dates to be added.
He will be appearing in venues across England, Scotland and Wales, including St George’s Hall, Liverpool, City Varieties Leeds, Hammersmith Apollo and Wembley Arena.
You can catch this thoroughly engaging comedian at the top of his game locally at Dance House Manchester on October 14 or November 4 and in 2018 at Manchester Apollo on March 22.
Middleton Arena’s Comedy Season will continue on Tuesday, October 3, with the already sold-out Jason Manford, Work in Progress show, a warmup for his forthcoming tour in 2018. Tickets are still available for:
Friday, October 13, when Simon Bodkin’s alter ego, Lee Nelson, in shell suit and bling, will be performing on his Serious Joker Tour. Due to huge demand, Lee’s brand-new, ‘best ever’ stand-up show has been extended to include this gig. Tickets £22.
Monday, November 20, when Dara O’Brien, and the master of observational comedy, Ed Byrne, will deliver Spoiler Alert. Tickets £26.40.
Friday, November 24, for the welcome return of stand-up comedian, comedy actor and scriptwriter Dave Spikey with Juggling On A Motorbike. The Phoenix Nights star will be looking back on his incredible journey from working class lad to chief biomedical scientist to much-loved comedy performer in Eight out of 10 Cats, Bullseye, The Royal Variety Show, Parkinson and many more. Tickets £19.80.
Tickets available from www.middletonarena. com, www.seetickets. com, 0300 303 8633 or in person at Heywood Civic Centre.