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Nottingham Comedy Festival is back this November and is bigger than ever before. Castle Rock is proud to sponsor this ten day festival and host the double decker BlundaBus in the brewery yard!

Nottingham Comedy Festival brings local, national and international acts to many venues across the city, with bOB1comedy for all tastes, as well as children-friendly shows. Castle Rock has been sponsoring the comedy fest since it started up in 2009, and over the years the event has more than doubled in size.

We’re really excited to announce the arrival of a brand new venue: Castle Rock Brewery! Oh yes, you heard correctly. Comedy comes to the brewery yard in the form of a double decker comedy bus: The BlundaBus.

 

Downstairs a bar serving your favourite Castle Rock brews, upstairs an intimate comedy venue, the BlundaBus is an all-encompassing comedy experience. It will be parked up throughout the festival and sees out the celebrations as the only venue open on Sunday 15th November.

The Canalhouse and the Poppy and Pint will also be hosting an array of comedy shows throughout the festival. Read on to find the full listings.

 

NOTTINGHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL 

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FRIDAY 6TH NOVEMBER

John Robertson: The Dark Room: Symphony of a Floating Head

Venue: BlundaBus Time: 7pm Tickets: £7

The world’s only live-action videogame remixed with new levels, torments, Darren. Will you A: Panic? B: Panic more? £1,000 grand prize. Buy tickets here

Mat Ewins: Day Job

Venue: BlundaBus Time: 9pm Tickets: £5 advance or  pay what you want at the venue

For 30 years Ewins has
been the top sales rep at the Plymouth Pie Factory. Tonight there’s a talent show. Tonight Ewins quits his day job.

Buy tickets here

Never Mind the BusStops

Venue: BlundaBus Time: 10.30pm –1am Tickets: £5 advance or  pay what you want at the venue

Bob Slayer’s infamous late night aftershow that probably isn’t for you. Ding ding, room for one on top? But be warned, the BlundaBus is intimate so make sure you get a ticket to ride! Buy tickets here

 


 

SATURDAY 7TH NOVEMBER on the BLUNDABUS

A weekend of the BlundaBus! All day ticket £8 or £5 a show advance (guaranteed entry, or risk it and pay what you want at the venue)

Jason Neale is Proper Funny: Fact

Time: 4.30pm

After a sold out run at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, affable everyman Jason Neale brings a highly enjoyable hour of proper funny real life stories, cheeky observations and unusual facts. Buy tickets here 

Hall & Edhouse The Two Syds

Time: 6pm

Ian Hall and Bruce Edhouse (both former Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival award winners) present a daft but affectionate tribute to some
of the great comedy double acts of our time. In reality, it’s an anarchic mess of laughter, nonsense and petty arguments. Buy tickets here

Bob Slayer: Fat Jockey

Time: 7.30pm

Once upon a time Bob was a Jockey… Really? Surely he’s too tall? Too fat? How big was the flippin’ horse? Presenting Bob’s origin story: pre-comedy (Malcolm Hardee Award winner), pre-touring with bands (Bloodhound Gang, Electric Eel Shock, Snoop Dogg) and pre-eating all the pies, Bob could’ve won the Grand National! ‘Hilarious anecdotal ramblings’ (RacingPost.com). ‘Slayer is original, gloriously crazy, fabulously funny’ (Scotsman). ‘The show I started comedy to do!’ (Bob Slayer). No latecomers. Buy tickets here

Pat Cahill Panjandrum

Time: 9pm

See such honest turns as Who’s Blown an Egg? And Quite Busy by Pat Cahill. He’ll rattle his helmet in your direction and see who takes a bite! All in for all! Buy tickets here

Never Mind the BusStops

Time: 10.30pm – 1am

Bob Slayer’s infamous late night aftershow that probably isn’t for you. Ding ding, room for one on top? But be warned, the BlundaBus is intimate so make sure you get a ticket to ride! Buy tickets here 

 


 

SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER

Imran Yusuf: Super Roar of the Underdog: Turbo X: HD Remix

Venue: Canalhouse Time: 6pm Ticket: £10 (£9 concs)

Star of brand new BBC Three sitcom Fried. Imran returns with cutting edge socio-political stand-up that’s nothing short of starting a movement! Join Imran as he puts the world to rights whilst deftly defeating all prejudices with his cheeky charm and bringing people together against the renaissance of bigotry that threatens to take us all into the dark age. Buy tickets here

Gary Delaney: Work in Progress

Venue: Canalhouse Time: 7.30pm Ticket: £5

A regular Mock the Week panellist, Gary’s first tour ran for two years, so now he’s testing jokes for the next tour. Help him figure out which should be immediately put down for a good school and which should be quietly drowned in a bucket. Buy tickets here

Maff Brown

Venue: Poppy and Pint Time: 8.30pm Ticket: £8.50 (£9 concs)

From the writer of Shooting Stars and Mock the Week comes a brand a new show with some of the sharpest one-liners you are likely to hear! Buy tickets here 

Scott Bennett: About a Roy (Stories about me Dad)

Venue: Canalhouse Time: 8.50pm Ticket: £5 (£4 concs)

Award-winning comedian Scott Bennett presents his eagerly awaited debut show. Roy, his father is the ultimate Yorkshireman. In a show packed with hilarious jokes and stories, you’ll learn all about him; from family holidays to, to his novel approach to visiting a Sunday carvery. Buy tickets here

 


 

SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER

A weekend of the BlundaBus! All day ticket £8 or £5 a show advance (guaranteed entry, or risk it and pay what you want at the venue)

Martin ‘Bigpig’ Mor’s Funny Stuff for Happy People (suitable for children and adults of all ages)

Time: 3pm

Kids! Do you need somewhere to take your adults without them getting bored and going in a huff? Bring them to Funny Stuff for Happy People, where adults can have just as good a time the kids. An hour of comedy, circus, storytelling, poetry and stupid science. Buy tickets here

Spencer Jones Presents: The Herbert in Proper Job

Time: 4.30pm

The Herbert returns with a brand new show stuffed full of physical, musical, prop-heavy insanity. A sort of grubby Mr Bean with a hint of Tommy Cooper. Writer and star of BBC’s Bafta nominated Big Babies and UK Barry nominated for best performer in Edinburgh 2014, Spencer Jones was a New Act of the Year 2015 runner up. Buy tickets here

Martin Mor: Away Gallivanting

Time: 6pm

‘Gallivanting.’ Dictionary Definition: go around from one place to another in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment. That is exactly what Martin Mor has been doing. In 2015, Martin hit the road. Now he has some tales to tell. Buy tickets here

ComedyOpoly

Time: 7.30pm

Bob Slayer’s surprise hit of Edinburgh Fringe! Who knew that comedians playing board games on a bus could be such a hilarious and unmissable spectator sport. The biggest names in comedy are queuing up to throw dice, tiddle winks and generally lark about…

Buy tickets here

 


 

 MONDAY 9TH NOVEMBER

Pub Poetry

Venue: Canalhouse Time: 8pm-10pm 

A fun, free and informal night of light-hearted and comic spoken word and poetry with plenty of drinking: without beer, literature is nothing. Bring your own words, bring the words of your favourite authors or just sit back and listen. Poems, short stories, songs are all welcome – as long as they are funny.

Funhouse Comedy Club Should I Stay or Should I Go

Venue: The Maze Time: 8.30pm  Tickets: £4 advance

Gong show competition. 12 new comedians. Comedy’s answer to X-Factor and Britains Got Talent. Each comedian gets two minutes and then the audience votes whether to keep them on or send them off! Lots of fun and laughs. Compere Spiky Mike. Buy tickets here

 

 


 

 TUESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

 

Jim Smallman: My Girls

Venue: Canalhouse Time: 7pm  Tickets: £5

There are two girls in comedian Jim Smallman’s odd little life: his precocious entertaining eleven-year-old daughter with whom he shares ridiculous adventures, and his new wife, the love of his life, who happens to be a retired adult performer. This show is about them. Best New Show nominee, Leicester Comedy Festival 2015. Buy tickets here 

Ed Aczel: The Random Flapping of a Butterfly’s Wings

Venue: BlundaBus Time: 7.30pm  Tickets: £5 advance / £8 all dayer or risk it and pay what you want on the door

Ed plans to expose the audience to plenty of ill-thought through approaches to comedy in the search for an idea which will improve human existence. He knows his own limitations to expects the audience to do the actual rocket science. His offer is to ‘facilitate’ the ‘garden’ by which the ‘flower’ will ‘grow’. Buy tickets here 

NCF £1 COMEDY NIGHT: Comedian of the Year FINAL

Venue: Canalhouse Time: 8.30pm Tickets: £1

The very special edition of the £1 NCF Comedy Night. NCF has selected the best acts who have performed this night over the past year; they’ll battle it out to become the Nottingham Comedy Festival Comedian of the Year. MC’s by 2010 winner Carl Jones. That’s right, all for only a quid.  Finalists are: Josh Pugh, Peter de Biasio, Tom Tolson, Jeanette Bird-Bradley, Michael Dryburgh, Thomas Rackham and Rivka Uttley.

Buy tickets here

ComedyOpoly

Venue: BlundaBus Time: 9pm Tickets: £5 advance / £8 all dayer or risk it and pay what you want on the door

Bob Slayer’s surprise hit of Edinburgh Fringe! Who knew that comedians playing board games on a bus could be such a hilarious and unmissable spectator sport. The biggest names in comedy are queuing up to throw dice, tiddle winks and generally lark about…

Buy tickets here

 

 


WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER

 

Patrick Monahan – The Disco Years

Venue: Canalhouse Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £9 (£7 concs)

A brand new stand up show from multi award winning Stand up comedian. Patrick returns to the Nottingham Comedy Festival with his 11th funniest hour, which includes more dancing, hugging and disco shapes. Just finishing a national & international tour, as well as starring on ITV’s celebrity squares, ITV’s ‘fake reaction’ panel show, BBC’s ‘lets dance’ and winner of ITVs show me the funny. And Fox tv’s ‘Man up’.

Buy tickets here

Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrap

Venue: BlundaBus Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £5 advance or risk it and pay what you want on the door

Debut show from Chortle Best Newcomer 2014. Sofie has won all the awards, been on all the TV shows, got all the best press. Ten stars. ‘Ice-cold heart of a killer … hilarious’ ***** (Skinny). As seen on Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central and BBC Two, and heard on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4. ‘Destined to make a name for herself’ (Chortle.co.uk). Named Time Out‘s One to Watch. Overall, a pretty cool dude. But tickets here

Stuart Laws & Mark Stephenson

Venue: The Maze Time: 8pm-10pm Tickets: £5

Stuart Laws (“priceless” Chortle) and Mark Stephenson (“A talent to watch” TimeOut) bring their new shows to Nottingham in a double bill. Stuart supported James Acaster for the past two years and Mark’s show was award-nominated at the Leicester Comedy Festival. Buy tickets here

Tony Jameson: Is this what I’ve become?

Venue: Canalhouse Time: 8.50pm Tickets: £5

Fresh from his first ever UK tour, Tony Jameson returns to the Nottingham Comedy Festival with a brand new show. ‘Is this what I’ve become is’ is a collection of stories, anecdotes and general stupidity that you’d come to expect from this north-east based comic. It’s not got a theme. It’s not got a message. It’s just an hour of stand up. An hour of stand up about stuff that’s nagging him at the moment. Will he just let things go? Or will he crack?

Buy tickets here 

 

 ComedyOpoly

Venue: BlundaBus Time: 9pm Tickets: £5 advance / £8 all dayer or risk it and pay what you want on the door

Bob Slayer’s surprise hit of Edinburgh Fringe! Who knew that comedians playing board games on a bus could be such a hilarious and unmissable spectator sport. The biggest names in comedy are queuing up to throw dice, tiddle winks and generally lark about…

Buy tickets here

 


 

 

THURSDAY 12TH NOVEMBER

 

 

David Trent: How is this Helping

Venue: BlundaBus Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £5 advance / £8 all dayer or risk it and pay what you want on the door .Hello Nottingham. I am working on a new hour of material. This is one of the working shows. It will contain at least half an hour of solid gold laughs and half an hour of interesting but not yet fully formed smash it out the park laughs. We’ll keep the price as low as we can go. Come down. It’ll be great. I. Am. On. A. Bus.
“David Trent is the best comedian who has ever walked the earth” – EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD

Buy tickets here 

 

Justin Moorhouse ‘Destiny Calling’

Venue: Canalhouse Time: 8pm Tickets: £14/£12 (This show is a tour show and will be longer than the average 1 hour festival show)

Justin is back on the road with his brand new stand-up show for 2015, doing what he does best – making people laugh up and down the country. ‘Comedic Tour-de-force…brought a tear to a critical eye’ The Herald

Buy tickets here

 

Kate Smurthwaite:  The Wrong Sort of Feminist

Venue: Poppy and Pint Time: 9pm Tickets: £10 Left-wing political comedy from the all new unwilling poster child for free speech. ThreeWeeks’ Award winner as seen on Question Time, The Big Questions and This Morning, but too controversial for Goldsmith’s College. ‘Hilarious … a powerhouse of observational wit’ (Spectator). ‘An important and inclusive narrative on our society’ (ScotsGay). ‘The verve with which she articulates her views on our land is monumental’ (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Comedy that cuts through the crap’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘You come across as not only being hypocritical, but incompetent and mendacious’ (Frankie Boyle).

Buy tickets here 

 

ComedyOpoly

Venue: BlundaBus Time: 9pm Tickets: £5 advance / £8 all dayer or risk it and pay what you want on the door

Bob Slayer’s surprise hit of Edinburgh Fringe! Who knew that comedians playing board games on a bus could be such a hilarious and unmissable spectator sport. The biggest names in comedy are queuing up to throw dice, tiddle winks and generally lark about…

Buy tickets here

 


 

FRIDAY 13TH NOVEMBER

 

Max and Ivan: The End

Venue: Canalhouse Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £9 / £7 consc

Welcome to Sudley-on-Sea. Take a look around. You don’t have long. Seriously. An epic tale of a small town, from Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees Max and Ivan (BBC1’s ‘W1A and Radio 4’s ‘Casebook of Max and Ivan)  ‘Max and Ivan are the real deal’ ****(Guardian) ‘Undoubtedly superstars of tomorrow’(GQ)

Buy tickets here 

Tim Renkow: Power Hungry Maniacs

Venue: BlundaBus Time: 7.30 Tickets: £5 advance or risk it and pay what you want on the door

A show about power and the relatable struggles of small town life: boredom, noisy neighbours… oh and drug dealers, murder and neo-Nazis… Winner of several awards in 2014 including: Amused Moose Laugh Off, Leicester Square’s New Comedian of the Year and nominated Chortle Best Newcomer. Also Guardian Critics Choice Fringe 2014. ‘Compelling and provocative act’ (Scotsman).

‘Wickedly dark sense of humour’ (Leicester Mercury). ‘Funny writer of strong, proper gags’ (Chortle.co.uk).

Buy tickets here 

Tiernan Douieb – The world is full of idiots, let’s live in space

Venue: Poppy & Pint Time: 8.30pm Tickets: £10

Commander Chris Hadfield said that six months on the International Space Station made him feel a great sense of just how much the world is all one place and we are all one people living together on it. ‘Very friendly but fiercely political’ (Time Out) comedian Tiernan Douieb wonders why we have to send people quite so far away to have that realisation, and just how feasible is it to fire a large portion of the population into space until they behave?
‘Cheeky, affable and politicised’ – The Metro
‘Opinionated, yet likeable’  The Guardian

Buy tickets here 

Patrick Morris: The Fairly Premature Bucket-List 

Venue: Canalhouse Time: 8.50pm Tickets: £5

Regrettably well behaved as a child, Patrick became concerned that he had not lived the rock’n’roll youth that would make for a thrilling memoir. So over the last 6 months he’s done all of the things he knows he probably shouldn’t have, in order to make up for lost time.
As seen on Comedy Central. 
“Inventive wit” The Guardian. “So funny, I had to remove my jumper” Miles Jupp

Buy tickets here

Michael Brunström: The Golden Age of Steam
Venue: BlundaBus Time: 9pm Tickets: £5 advance or risk it and pay what you want on the door

For fans of the unusual and the alternative, Macolm Hardee Award nominee Michael Brunström (AKA The Human Loire) investigates the nature of reality and illusion through a collection of surreal alternative comedy stunts, employing his body, voice, legs and ping-pong balls. This show also features an exciting range of classic steam locomotives. ‘Big, bold and dumb’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘What the…?’ (Metro). ‘Wonderfully absurd’ (LondonIsFunny.com). ‘A proper weirdo’ (Time Out). Buy tickets here

 


SATURDAY 14TH NOVEMBER

 

Bob Slayer: Fat Jockey

Venue: BlundaBus Time: 4.30pm Tickets: £5 advance or risk it and pay what you want on the door

Once upon a time Bob was a Jockey… Really? Surely he’s too tall? Too fat? How big was the flippin’ horse? Presenting Bob’s origin story: pre-comedy (Malcolm Hardee Award winner), pre-touring with bands (Bloodhound Gang, Electric Eel Shock, Snoop Dogg) and pre-eating all the pies, Bob could’ve won the Grand National! ‘Hilarious anecdotal ramblings’ (RacingPost.com). ‘Slayer is original, gloriously crazy, fabulously funny’ (Scotsman). ‘The show I started comedy to do!’ (Bob Slayer). No latecomers. Buy tickets here 

Andrew Watts: How To Build A Chap

Venue: Canalhouse Time: 6pm Tickets: £6 (£4 concs)

Following 2015’s hugely popular five-star Feminism for Chaps. Andrew wants his son to be everything that he’s not. But how do you ensure that your child doesn’t grow up to be a comedian?
As seen on ITV’s Stand-Up Hero and Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up. “Exquisitely funny” Time Out. “Gender politics just got fun” Broadway Baby

Buy tickets here 

 

Viv Groskop: Say Sorry to the Lady

Venue: BlundaBus Time: 6pm Tickets: £5 advance or risk it and pay what you want on the door

From BBC Radio 4’s Viv Groskop, Funny Women finalist and Maestro Impro winner, comes a brand new stand-up show about the challenges of everyday life when everything annoys you and yet you feel you must constantly apologise for yourself and for others. Includes ranting about being a reluctant authority figure to children and then lots of apologies for the ranting. ‘Viv is brilliant’ (Jo Brand). ‘My favourite new act’ (Lucy Porter). ‘Fresh and exciting’ (Sara Pascoe). ‘Groskop positively sparkles’ (BroadwayBaby.com). As heard on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Saturday Live.

Buy tickets here 

 

Russell Hicks

Venue: BlundaBus Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £5 advance or risk it and pay what you want on the door

Fast paced, funny, obnoxious, and laced with references to the Western canon in a search for humanity. Beneath that is an improvised coming of age story that will be created on the night. Beneath that is a story about this one time two old men tried to attack me during a gig in Bracknell. Beneath that is a class clown – clowning. Throw that in a margarita shaker and add a poignant closing speech on the meaning of art and you have everything a show needs:

Humour, madness, imagination, and the ability to take a punch. Buy tickets here 

 

Carl Jones and Nina Gilligan

Venue: Canalhouse Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £3

Carl (BBC New Comedy Award, Castle Rock’s Newcomer to Comedy) and Nina (Liverpool Comedian of the Year) are combining their significant comedy talents to bring you an hour of big laughs and amusing anecdotes as they develop new material for their award-winning* debut solo shows. And all for just three quid.

Buy tickets here

 

Phil Kay MegaBusy

Venue: BlundaBus Time: 9pm Tickets: £7 single show or £8 all dayer

Phil’s solo storytelling show: ‘It’s easy to get lost in Kay-world, it’s the close proximity to such high energy levels, emotionally charged and visceral storytelling. There’s little doubt that Kay was the chief influence on stand-ups who are now regularly selling out enormodomes now, but the prospect of him hitting marks and dressing in the same stage gear every night for DVD continuity is a belly laugh in itself. It’s a case of gripping the seat and holding on, not really knowing where this is going to go. Long may it last…’ (Herald Scotland, 2015)

Buy tickets here 

 

Comedy Pub Quiz

Venue: Canalhouse Time: 9pm Tickets: £2 (per player. Max 6 per team)

Question No.1: Do you like comedy?
Question No.2: Do you like quizzes?
Question No.3: Would you like to come to a comedy quiz?

If you have said yes to all of these then we have exactly that. Bring thinking caps and silly team names and end the festival in style. Build your quiz team here

NeverMind The BusStops

Venue: BlundaBus Time: 10.30pm-1am Tickets: £5 advance or risk it and pay what you want on the door

Bob Slayer’s infamous late night aftershow that probably isn’t for you. Anything can happen if you let it: storytelling and gossip. Ding ding, room for one on top? But be warned, the BlundaBus is intimate so make sure you get a ticket to ride! ‘Brilliant off-the-cuff show’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ (Guardian). Buy tickets here

 

 


SUNDAY 15TH NOVEMBER

The BlundaBus at Castle Rock Brewery sees out Nottingham Comedy Festival as the only venue open on Sunday 15th November. Come down to the brewery yard for a Sunday filled with laughter. All shows are £5 in advance or £8 for the whole day. Alternatively, take the risk there’s still space and pay what you want on the door!

Joz & Ali: The Wizard of Joz (suitable for kids)

Time: 3pm Tickets: £5 adv or Pay What You Want on Door

Joz isn’t in Kansas any more. He’s on a bus in Nottingham, and he’s got his cheeky puppet friend Mango to keep him company. He sets off on an adventure down the Hollow Brick Road to find the Wizard of Joz who can help him to cure Mango’s toothache. On the way he meets all sorts of characters, like Spaghetti & Meatball and the Happy Plaice, and learns an important lesson about friendship. Brought to you by Joz Norris, one of the most popular children’s entertainers in Balham, and Ali Brice a man who dresses up as spaghetti for a living.

Buy tickets here 

Ali Brice presents: Eric Meat Has No Proof, Only Memories of Pasta

Time: 4.30pm Tickets: £5 adv or Pay What You Want on Door

Brice is back with a host of silly characters. Eric Meat is heartbroken, can’t cook spaghetti, and out to do what he wants. Join him as he tries to find out exactly who he is. It could be disastrous. It will definitely be ridiculous. Come, join the fun! Be sure to bring your frog hats! ‘Joyously bonkers … the perfect level of exaggerated oddness without tipping into the self-indulgent’ **** (Chortle.co.uk). ’A twinkle-eyed, moustachioed comedy natural’ ***** (ShortCom.co.uk). ‘Completely bizarre… deadpan, yet totally off the wall’ **** (ThreeWeeks).

Buy tickets here

 

Joz Norris: Hey Guys! 

Time: 6pm Tickets: £5 adv or Pay What You Want on Door

Hey guys! ‘I am become Death.’ I am a pigrat. I am building families out of friends. I can move forwards and backwards and side to side. I am a little lost boy. I keep my secrets somewhere safe. Come and have fun. ‘But you got to wear your sunglasses so you can feel cool.’ Why do we do it? Fifty minutes of nonsense to express one feeling. ‘A potentially massive future comedy star’ (Herald). ‘He is a born entertainer, but also a great comedy writer’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Jerk’ (Time Out).

Buy tickets here

NeverMind The BusStops & ComedyOpoly (Drink The Bar Dry Special!)

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £5 adv or Pay What You Want on Door
Bob Slayer’s more than infamous end of festival show that probably isn’t for you? DoubleDing! Room for one on top? Make sure you get a ticket to ride!
‘Spirit of the Fringe’ (The Guardian)
Buy tickets here

 

Buying Tickets: We recommend you buy tickets in advance to guarantee entry. Call See Tickets 0871 2200260 to book, or view full information at the official Nottingham Comedy Festival website.

Want to see all three shows at the Poppy and Pint? Contact Trap6 Events for a bumper ticket deal

All doors open 30 minutes before the show starts. Entry after these times can’t be guaranteed.

To download the full Nottingham Comedy Festival brochure, click here


 

This year the Nottingham Comedy Festival is supporting The National Autistic Society, which helps millions of people with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Donations can be made online and buckets will be available at many venues in the festival so please do donate what you can to help this much needed charity.