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Arthur Smith: Laughs, Stories, A Song and A Poem
25 May 2019 7pm
Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution Arthur Smith and bask in an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of the alternative comedians who shook up the world of light entertainment in the 1980s and 90s.
Expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs (at least 1 from Leonard Cohen) and readings from his recently published memoir ‘My Name Is Daphne Fairfax’ which has won praise from literary critics. He will also tell the story of his late father, PC Sad Smith, survivor of Colditz POW camp and London copper.
Arthur is a BBC regular, well-known for his appearances on TV’s ‘Grumpy Old Men’, ‘Q.I.’, ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘The One Show’ and Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’, ‘Balham Bash’. He is also host of Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club, and Radio 2’s ‘Smith Lectures’. He is a ‘Spirit of The Fringe’ award-winning Edinburgh Festival stalwart and Olivier nominated playwright for ‘An Evening With Gary Lineker’
Arthur is simply one of our funniest and most original comic performers and is guaranteed to bring you a night of hilarity, mirth and scandal... with a touch of rudeness thrown in for good measure.
Support comes from comedian and BBC Radio Leeds host NICK AHAD ("Nailed it. Perfectly judged" - Radio 4's Dr Kate Fox).
Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.
All tickets £15 plus booking fee
Access - There are currently two small steps at the entrance to the club, which is on the ground floor of a historic building. We are currently in the process of purchasing a ramp to allow wheelchair access and will update this listing once it is in place. We have no hearing loop at this time. Guide dogs welcome.
- Adults only
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