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Category : Comedy

The Best in Comedy Returns to The Maltings, Ely!

The superb line-up features co-headliners Ahir Shah & Glenn Moore with MC Jack Barry.

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah’s sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up features a blend of philosophical inquiry, political vigour, and sweet gags.

Ahir’s recent appearances have included Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2), The Mash Report (BBC Two), Stand Up Central with Rob Delaney (Comedy Central), The Big Asian Stand-Up (BBC2), and The Now Show (Radio 4), written and starred in Ahir Shah’s Summer (Sky Arts).

“intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny... he’s a blazing talent firing on all cylinders” ★★★★★ - The Telegraph

“He blends stories of growing up with brief bursts of fury at a callous system and struggles to find meaning or faith... but with laughs.” ★★★★ - The Sunday Times

“Phenomenal”  ★★★★★ - The Skinny

“If this isn’t award-winning material, I don’t know what is” ★★★★★ - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

★★★★★ The List
★★★★★ Londonist
★★★★★ The Wee Review
★★★★½  Chortle
★★★★    The Mail On Sunday
★★★★    The Herald

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Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Glenn Moore brings us his latest scintillating one-liners and elaborate personal stories.

Glenn has become a regular on Mock The Week (BBC Two) and was featured on Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2). He can be heard every weekday on Absolute Radio’s Breakfast Show alongside Dave Berry after previously presenting on Radio X as a newsreader and regularly featuring on BBC Radio 4.

“The best showcase of pure joke-writing skill on the Fringe” ★★★★ - The Guardian

“exquisitely crafted gags building to a formidably funny finish” ★★★★ - Evening Standard

“This is a comedian putting others to shame. A stunningly well-crafted show” ★★★★ - The List

“Top-quality gags, with abundant lines to savour” ★★★★ - Fest Mag

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Acclaimed stand-up and compulsive over sharer Jack Barry is coming off the back of a critically-acclaimed live show 'Tango', following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where his sauciest show to date received exclusively 4 and 5 star reviews.
The self-titled ‘most famous comedian no one’s heard of’’ can be seen on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), while his other credits include Catastrophe (Channel 4), BBC Radio 4, Channel 5 and ITV2. He is a regular writer for Mock the Week, and has toured with the likes of Russell Howard, James Acaster and Joe Lycett, as well as featuring on Roast Battle at the Comedy Central Festival.

★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
★★★★ Sunday Times ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The List
★★★★ The Skinny ★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter
★★★★★ EdFringe Review ★★★★ ShortCom
★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★ Sunday Post

This show is not to be missed!

Friday 31st January.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Tickets  £15*

*Subject to booking fee.
Line up subject to change

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Event Location : The Maltings, Ship Lane, Ely CB7 4BB, UK

Start Date : 2020-01-31 8:00 PM
End Date & Time : 2020-01-31 10:30 PM
Booking Start Date : 2019-12-18
Booking End Date : 2020-01-31
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