A clutch of top comedians are heading to Pocklington over the coming months.
From December this year to May next year, a number of popular comedians will be making audiences laugh at Pocklington Arts Centre. Stephen K Amos, Mark Watson, Gyles Brandreth, Tom Binns and Luisa Omielan are among the talented comics set to perform at the venue, with further names to be announced in the coming weeks.
The venue’s most recent comedy event was at the inaugural Platform Festival in July when Al Murray, ‘The Pub Landlord’, headlined a sold out event at the old station in Pocklington with Chris Ramsey and Craig Campbell.
Janet Farmer, manager of the arts centre, said: “Comedy has always been a major part of our programme and I believe this announcement further confirms Pocklington Arts Centre’s reputation on the national circuit.
“In recent years several acts have chosen the venue to try out new material and start a national tour including Sarah Millican, Omid Djalili, Dylan Moran and Jason Manford.”
Stephen K Amos, who has had his share of TV exposure, will be taking to the stage at the arts centre on 17 January.
Multi-award-winning comedian Mark Watson, the star of TV shows including Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You, will perform a show on 22 May.
Edinburgh Fringe award-winner Gyles Brandreth is heading to Pocklington on 9 May. Brandreth is a former MP and Government Whip and is best known nowadays as a reporter on BBC TV’s The One Show.
A Punchline Comedy Club night will be held on 18 December, featuring Luisa Omielan and Tom Binns. Omielan’s debut solo show ‘What Would Beyoncé Do?!’ has been called “one of the top UK comedy shows of the last decade” by the Guardian newspaper.
Binns is an award-winning and critical acclaimed character comedian working the international comedy festivals and the UK stand up comedy circuit.