12/08/17 - Green Meadows Festival
Elton Hall Estate near Peterborough
Headlining the acoustic stage, day to be announced
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09/09/17 - CROYDON Lit Fest
The David Lean Cinema
Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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WHAT’S SO FUNNY ABOUT CROYDON?
Croydon has become a shorthand for everything awful. Jeremy and Mark from Peep Show had a dull flat here; Terry and June lived in Purley, where the wife who “went” in Monty Python’s Nudge, Nudge sketch was also from. “Eric Pode of Croydon” on Radio 4 comedy The Burkiss Way was the grotty, ridiculous character on the show.
The characters from The Good Life, Reginald Perrin and Charles Pooter from George Grossmith’s classic Diary of a Nobody are also classic suburban figures who are very much part of British culture.
So clearly suburbia is an inspiration for comedians and comedy writers. Comedy expert and author Louis Barfe explores, alongside writers Nev Fountain and Jim Bob Morrison, what makes the land of semi-detacheds and housing estates so ripe for comedy.
10/11/17 - Shiiine on Weekender Butlin's Minehead
10-13 November 2017
With The Levellers, PWEI, The Woodentops and many more
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09/12/17 - Dogfest – Warsop Black Market Venue
With Ferocious Dog