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New Comedy Nights at the Key

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In association with the award winning Bottle Rocket Comedy Club, The Key Theatre are proud to present Key Comedy Nights throughout the Autumn season. Each night combines the very best headliners from the comedy circuit with the hottest rising stars to form an unmissable night of laughter!

Key Comedy Nights
Launch Night – Friday 14 September

Gareth Richards’ engaging observational comedy and inspired one-liners have made him an instant favourite on the comedy circuit. “exceptionally inspired and truly memorable.” – Steve Bennett, Chortle.

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 Best Newcomer Nominee. As seen on Russell Howard’s Good News

Support comes from Suzi Ruffell Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2011 nominee. “..hugely likable and definitely one to watch” – Time Out

Also featuring Hackney New Act Winner Fergus Craig and your host Tony Jameson

Friday 12 October

Stuart Goldsmith (Star of ITV1s Show Me The Funny) has sparky goings-on and charm to spare, mixing pitch-perfect audience repartee with cleverly woven tales of the everyday.

Utterly funny” ***** – Three Weeks. “Brilliant” – Johnny Vegas.

Support arrives from Andrew Ryan with Adam Staunton and bright young thing Matt Richardson (MC)

Friday 16 November

Canadian Wes Zaharuk’s hilarious and anarchic physical comedy easily makes him one of the most exciting acts on the UK circuit. A one-man tour de force with a world-wide reputation for fast-paced, surreal humour, razor wit and an eccentric collection of props. If you like to laugh until you cry then Wes is an absolute must see. See him while he’s in town and expect the unexpected.

A rib-tickling dive into the surreal” – Channel 4

Also featuring Bobby Mair (Laughing Horse New Act Winner 2012), Northern storyteller Katie Mulgrew and your MC Adnan Ahmed (“Fantastic Comedian” Isy Suttie)

Friday 14 December

Award winning musical comedy and stand-up from the “hilarious and brilliant” (Heat) Vikki Stone (MTV’s Flashprank, BBC3’s Britain In Bed & Most Annoying People) (Top 5 Acts of 2011, Observer & Top 10 To Watch, Independent).

She’s ace!” – Ant & Dec. “Bette Midler for the Adele generation” **** – Sunday Herald.

James Acaster (fresh from supporting Milton Jones on tour; as seen on Dave’s One Night Stand), Matt Rees and your host Adnan Ahmed (“Very Funny” City Life)

Friday evenings at 7.45pm

Tickets: £8 advance / £10 on the door

Box Office: 01733 207239 or book online at

(Booking fees may apply)

Vivacity Key Theatre,
Embankment Road,

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