Three nights of Acaster as com­edy feast re­turns to city

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Comedy -

Peter­bor­ough’s Key Com­edy Fes­ti­val re­turns for its fifth year, with ap­pear­ances from some big names over four nights in March. JamesA­cast­er­will­be­kick­ing offthisyear’sfes­ti­val­onMarch 9 with the first of his three shows on­the main­stage: Recog­nise. He will then per­form his sec­ond and third shows - Rep­re­sent and Re­set - on Fri­day (10th) and Satur­day (11th).

James, who won Best Break­through Act and Best Show (for Recog­nise) at the Chor­tle Awards in 2015, has of­ten ap­peared on tele­vi­sion shows in­clud­ing BBC1’s Mock the Week and Chan­nel 4’s 8 out of 10 cats.

The shows Recog­nise and Rep­re­sen­twill­star­tat8:00pm andRe­setwill­star­tat5:00pm. Tick­ets cost £17.00, how­ever multi-buy tick­ets for all three shows cost £43.00.

The Fri­day night will see the Stu­dio stage play host to com­e­dy­groupTheNoiseNext Doorandtheir­show: Up­roar!

Now in the mid­dle of their fourth na­tion­wide tour, the l ads prom­ise an an­ar­chic even­ing of “side- split­ting jokes, jaw- drop­ping char­ac­ters, and mind- blow­ing songs”.

The Noise Next Door can of­ten be seen on BBC 1 and BBC 2 as well as BBC Ra­dio 1 and Ra­dio 4.

The show kicks off at 7:45pm andtick­etscost£13.50 (£11.50 for con­ces­sions).

On the Satur­day (March 11th) it’s the turn of Ja­mali Mad­dixx to bring his brand of com­edy to the Stu­dio.

Fresh from a com­plete sell­out run at the Ed­in­burgh Fes­ti­val Ja­mali brings us his de­but show. A ris­ing star, Ja­mali has al­ready ap­peared on BBC 1’s Live at the Apollo, TheJohnBish­opShowaswell as hav­ing his own se­ries Hate Thy Neigh­bour on Vice­land.

This show­starts at 7:45pm andtick­ets cost £13.00 (£11.00 for con­ces­sions).

Also on the Satur­day, on the main stage, is Gary De­laney’sshow: There’ssome­thing about Gary.

Gary is the only comic ever to have got two gags in the same top 10 for Dave’s TV Fun­ni­est Jokes from the Ed­in­burgh Fringe. His tele­vi­sion an­dra­dio cred­its in­clude Robert’s Web, LooseEnds, and Rus­sell Kane’s Whis­tle-Stop Tour.

The show starts at 8:00pm and tick­ets cost £16.00. There is an age guid­ance of 16+ for this par­tic­u­lar show.

On the fi­nal day of the fes­ti­val, Sun­day, March 12, we’ll see Nish Ku­mar take to the Stu­dio stage.

Nish’s show earned him t he Ed­in­burgh Com­edy Award nom­i­nee 2015, and is de­scribed as ‘a com­edy show about his­tory, democ­ra­cyand cap­i­tal­ism.’

Nish has been on BBC 1’s Have I Got News for You and is also the cur­rent pre­sen­ter of the­p­op­u­larBBCRa­dio4Ex­tra show: News­jack.

Tick­ets cost £13.00 (£11 for con­ces­sions). The show will be­gin at 7.45pm.

Mean­while the main stage will fea­ture a sell-out show from the ex­tremely pop­u­lar Rob Beck­ett.

Rob has ap­peared on count­less tele­vi­sion shows in­clud­ing BBC 1’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, Chan­nel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Cats Does Count­down, BBC 2’s Mock The Week, ITV’s Play To The Whis­tle, and ITV 2’s Celebrity Juice. Rob is also a host of Dave’s pod­cast, The Magic Sponge, along­side Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith, as well as host­ing Ab­so­lute Ra­dio’s hit show, Rock’n’Roll Foot­ball.

Tick­ets avail­able from the box of­fice on 01733 207239 or go to www.vi­vac­ity-peter­bor­ough.com

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