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Comedy and Carols!
Fri 9 December 2016, 19:45 – 22:00 GMT
You read that right, Comedy and Carols! This is the carol concert you always wished you could attend. We will be singing some of the nation's favourite carols and being entertained by some of the best stand-up comedians on the UK circuit in between.
Hosting the show is Mark Palmer who for 12 years built up a reputation as one of South Africa’s most in demand comedians for three main reasons, being "Clean, classy and clever" (Cape Argus). Before moving to the UK last year, Mark was known as the only 100% "clean" stand-up comic in SA.
With a comedic voice heavily influenced by Jerry Seinfeld, Mark's ability to blend a theme or topic with one of today's funniest comedy routines is unparalleled. His smart, sometimes loud and often opinionated brand of comedy has made him an audience favourite wherever he performs.
The headliner is Danny Buckler who has entertained audiences all over the world in comedy clubs, at corporate events and on board some of the world’s most prestigious cruise lines including Disney, Regent and Silver Seas.
After making his TV debut with Channel 4’s ‘Danny Does Tricks’, Danny toured with Victoria Wood, and was also part of the acclaimed London West End Show ‘Victoria Wood and Friends’. Danny then went on to host the BBC1 Saturday night prime time show ‘The Secrets of Magic’ and appeared frequently on television throughout the ‘noughties’ on game shows as well as offering his opinions as a talking head to Ch 5’s various ‘Talking Head’ series.
Opening the show is Lloyd Griffith, a comedian and a professional choirboy. He took his debut solo show to Edinburgh fringe festival in 2014 to rave reviews. In 2014 he appeared on BBC3’s Sweat The Small Stuff, BBC Radio 1s Live Lounge Comedy Club as well as supporting Rob Beckett on his 2013-2014 sold out UK tour. In 2015 Lloyd appeared on RTE’s Hey Ho Let’s Go and later in the year Lloyd took his second show ‘Great Grimsby’s Big Turn On’ to Edinburgh, again, to rave reviews.
Refreshments will be on sale during the interval.