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Festival of the Spoken Nerd - You can't Polish A Nerd

The Nerds are back with a brand new UK tour this Autumn "You Can’t Polish A Nerd".

Since their last tour, experiments guy Steve Mould, geek songstress Helen Arney and stand-up mathematician Matt Parker have featured on BBC2's QI, created a genuinely "experimental" comedy show for BBC Radio 4 and played the Hammersmith Apollo with Professor Brian Cox.
Together they’ll be buffing up a veritable Periodic Table of new songs, science and spreadsheets that will tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner. Full Frontal Nerdity guaranteed!

"Charm and perky curiosity is in its DNA"(Guardian)

**** "Great, funny, clever... even the heckles at this terrific show are smart" (The Scotsman)

**** "The geeks have inherited the earth in a show that's smart and funny" (The Skinny)

Morgan & West - Time-Travelling Magicians

Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you! Not content with their lot as the nineteenth century’s greatest magic duo, this prestidigitatory pair present a conjuring spectacular to the audiences of the modern day. No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as these temporal tricksters burst into the twenty-first century with a show brimming over with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers, and a totally genuine ability to travel through time! An unforgettable evening of magic, mystery, and the unexplainable. ★★★★★Brilliantly funnyThreeWeeks ★★★★Hugely talentedDaily Mirror ★★★★Superbly CraftedThe Stage Morgan & West Morgan and West met whilst studying at Oxford, in the late nineteenth century. It was in that most reclining of seats of learning that the duo’s love of deception and legerdemain was born, and they would have been joined at the hip ever since, were it not for the vast discrepancy in the height of their pelvises. Soon Morgan and West were the hot ticket in every music hall, touring show and carnival of curiosities that the Empire (and its colonies) had to offer, but their big break was still to come...

It was a chance find in the adverts section of Peculiar Past-Times Monthly magazine that led to them coming into possession of a prototype time machine (Tempus Fudgit inc. 1887) and with scant but a change of waistcoat and an industrial sized tea caddy for provisions, the nineteenth century’s greatest magical duo set off for the 21st century.

Morgan & West have been performing magic shows all over the UK and at festivals all over the world since 2009. Most recently they have appeared at Wilton’s Music Hall in London both in their own run of shows, have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC) as well as performing for HRH Prince Charles and other such dignitaries.

The Noise Next Door - Uproar!

Witness the astonishing comedy sensation LIVE! The Noise Next Door are causing a commotion with their fourth nationwide tour - an anarchic evening of side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters, and mind-blowing songs. Join the quickest wits in comedy as they transform audience suggestions into a fantastic, fresh new entertainment experience every single night.

As seen on BBC1, BBC3, ITV1 and ITV2! As heard on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4!

"Hilarious... A superior kind of chaos" The Daily Telegraph

"Immaculately well executed" The Times

"Comedy gold" The Guardian Phenomenal The Daily Mirror

Festival Finale

Alan Davies
Rachel Parris
Keith Farnan
Patrick Monahan

Get ready for top notch Comedy Fun with a mixed bill of some of the finest, funniest and delightfully excellent comedians around!

Featuring the exuberant Patrick Monahan, the delightfully musical Rachel Parris, chuckle charm of Keith Farnan and headlined by comedy legend Alan Davies!!!

Alan Davies
English comedian, writer and actor, best known for starring in the mystery series Jonathan Creek and the panel show QI.
Alan began his career in stand-up comedy in 1988 and was runner-up in the City Limits New Act of the Year contest 1989. He was named Time Out Best Young Comic in 1991 and made his network television debut on Tonight with Jonathan Ross in 1992. In 1993 he was nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Newcomer. Since then, Alan has gone on to appear on TV and on the stage, winning Best Actor in a Drama at the Monte Carlo Television Awards for his 2001 role of Bob in Russel T Davies’ Bob And Rose.

After returning from Australia following a successful tour of QI Live, Alan went back to his stand-up roots in 2012 with 'Life Is Pain', and is back on the road in 2013 with his highly anticipated follow up show, 'Little Victories'.

'Had the audience in stitches... hilarious' The Age

'One of the best stand-up comics out there... packed with deft silliness and shrewd observation' The Guardian

Patrick Monahan
Winner of ITV's Show Me The Funny, this half-Iranian, half-Middlesborough comic is a rising star on the comedy circuit. Full of an insatiable lust for life, his exuberant comedy greets the audience like a sex-starved spaniel would greet a trouser leg.

A natural-born performer, he exudes charisma from the stage (and often off it, when he scuttles into the crowd...!)
'Omid Djalili meets Dave Allen' Daily Mail
'Monahan possesses the rare ability to be hilarious without being outrageous' Three Weeks

Rachel Parris
Rachel Parris is an award-winning musical comedian, actor and improviser and is a founding member of the award-winning improv comedy smash hit Austentatious, which is resident at the Leicester Square Theatre in London and is just finishing it's third UK tour, and she has improvised with The Beau Zeaux, The Bishop, Monkey Toast and the Comedy Store Players.

'One sometimes doubts that Britain's got talent, but Parris has it in spades' The Guardian

'... delightfully provocative – makes you laugh your pants off' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

'... trademark sugar-coated darkness... will leave you with aching sides and a song stuck in your head' Broadway Baby

Keith Farnan
He was such a hit at our finale last year we’ve invited him back to compere the proceedings this year!

Keith has the natural ability to delve into themes other comics may shy away from and it is this aptitude that is placing him in the lead of investigative comedians. He has been a regular guest on radio, both in Ireland and the UK, from BBC, RTE, Talk Sport, Today FM, Newstalk and all sorts of other warm and welcoming studios.

'... If Eddie Izzard had been Irish, he'd surely have turned out a lot like Keith Farnan' The Scotsman

'Brilliant, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny' Time Out

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