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Tuesday 26 April 2016

Daring, Futuristic & Off-The-Wall: Lamb Comedy Returns To Brighton Fringe 2016

In 2015 Lamb Comedy gambolled into Brighton Fringe with a packed programme of comedy shows, ranging from the wryly observational and off-the-wall to the daring and the futuristic.

This bagged them a runner-up accolade in the Brighton Fringe Awards and this year they're back with an expanded programme over two venues in May.

Here's just a flavour of Lamb in 2016:

Sheraz Yousaf in The Pursuit of Manlyness asks: What if you were taught how to be a man? But you weren't yet a man. So you untaught yourself, and then you learned again from someone else, and they were also wrong. And then you went to something where there were other men. And they told you how to be a man. What kind of man would you be?

BBC New Comedy Award finalist Tom Ward spins tales of his favourite unsung heroes into a dreamlike narrative of voice and sounds. 

Featuring deeply personal and heartfelt impressions of: kettles, Casio keyboards, Jools Holland's drunken home life, friendly perverts, misunderstood racists, carpet salesmen and many more faces you'll recognise from your daily life.

With a mix of home-grown Brighton talent and an array of up-and-coming national comedy stars, Lamb Comedy in the 2016 Brighton Fringe boasts more than 50 comedians in 20 shows over 14 nights.

Whether your taste is for quick-fire gags, observations on the absurdity of modern life, or just plain silliness, Lamb Comedy brings it all.

And if you're not sure what to see, Lamb is offering taster shows with short sets by performers: "Lamb Chops" and "Lambs to the slaughter", which always attract a packed crowd.

Lamb Comedy's Lulu Baker said. "We've hand-picked shows that make us laugh, and we reckon if they do it for us, then a Brighton comedy audience is going to love them." 

 
Like gags? Want a proper laugh? Last year's runners-up of the Fringe Guru 2015 Audience Choice award AGM are 'Back In Business'. 

With one-liners, stories, puns and jokes aplenty, AGM are Steve Adams: Married with kids and really feeling his age, making you laugh despite his misfortunes. 

Colin Galletly: Master of the one-liner, providing a blizzard of jokes, from the clever, to the silly, to the downright surreal. 

Johnny Murph: Mild-mannered man of mirth with child-like enthusiasm and silliness.

BBC New Comedy Award finalist Athena Kugblenu has an opinion on everything. 

Listen to her unique take on the landscape of Great Britain and the world today: Have we progressed? Are things really getting better? 

This year Lamb Comedy is at two Brighton venues: Nowhere Man Café at 53 Upper North Street, and the Craft Beer Co. just along the road at 22-23 Upper North Street..

The full programme is available at www.lambcomedy.com and brochures are available around Brighton & Hove. Tickets are on sale now at www.brightonfringe.org


by: Mike Cobley


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