Fin Taylor: Ask Your Mother

Fresh from the viral success of his hit web series Fin vs The Internet, that comedian your mother doesn’t like you seeing shares a new hour of brutally funny stand-up for 2024.

When he’s not in a roll neck making influencers squirm, he’s appeared on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Have I got News for You and The Mash Report, and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle.

“Gleefully provocative and packed with big, hard laughs”
★★★★ The Guardian
“A gutsy, ingenious truth-teller with the jokes to back up the attitude”
★★★★ The Times
“An invigoratingly-good comic. A live thrill to watch”
★★★★ The I Newspaper
★★★★ The Independent
★★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★★ Chortle

Baga Chipz: Material Girl – Much Betta!

Baga Chipz
Material Girl – The Very Harsh, Much Betta! Tour 2024

Join Baga Chipz MBE; actress, singer-songwriter, comedian, ex-Page 3 Model, Ladies Darts Champion, professional shoplifter and MILF, as she embarks on a nationwide theatre tour coming to Stafford!

Due to the success of last year’s tour, the Rupaul Drag Race UK star is coming back bigger, MUCH BETTA and very, very harsh!

Expect hilarious outrageous crass blue comedy, live vocals, dazzling costumes, drunken antics and the tale of a single mom from the Black Country who became one of the nation’s best loved stars. Hosted by the fabulous gender bender Muther Tucker, this is one show not to be missed!

This is an 18+ show so don’t bring ya kids!

 

The Comedy of Terrors!

When Jo Smith arrives for an audition with director Vyvian Jones, it turns out she’s actually been invited to the theatre by Vyvian’s twin brother Beverley, who wants her to impersonate her own twin sister Fiona, to persuade Vyvian that Beverley hasn’t had a fling with Fiona … he has, but doesn’t want Vyvian to tell his fiancee Cheryl!

And when the real Fiona turns up, not to mention Vyvian (a member of the local Sons of Satan Association, who wants to use Jo for his first human sacrifice) and Beverley and Vyvian’s identical triplet policeman brother, the stage is well and truly set for a fast-moving madcap comedy of multiple mistaken identity.

“A farcical and hilarious couple of hours … fabulous!” (Bracknell News)

“If you haven’t seen it, do. If you have, see it again; it’s just as funny and ingenious
the second time around. I was worn out with laughing by the end …
written under the influence of happy juice!” (Derbyshire Times)

Improv Wolves

Improv Wolves is a short form comedy improvisation group featuring some of the best improvisers in the Midlands. They create completely new comedy sketches on the spot, based entirely on audience suggestions.

Every show is different!

We might see a film noir detective pastiche, hear surprising confessions from some of the most famous names in history or have the dubious honour of being present for the debut of a brand new improvised song.

The Improv Wolves performers have experience working with companies including Foghorn Unscripted, Wow Impro, Birmingham Rep and The Old Joint Stock Theatre.

Sarah Keyworth: My Eyes Are Up Here

Sarah Keyworth embarks on a world tour with a brand new, joyous show about family, acceptance and a pair of big (well, not super big) losses.

It’s been a big year for Keys (aka Sarah Keyworth). Sure, they turned thirty, got diagnosed with ADHD and had top surgery, but perhaps the biggest adjustment is to the revelation that maybe their mum was right all along? Not about everything obviously, but they must concede that on teen drinking and being “forced” to go on holiday, Keyworth Sr probably had some solid points.

On their choice to have surgery, Keys feels lucky in a lot of ways, especially when it comes to the people they have around them.  That said, it was a long road and there’s still conversations to be had about their gender identity and what this means in a world that seems increasingly hard on gender non-conforming people. 

But as Sarah goes home for the first time post-surgery, to celebrate their mum’s own milestone birthday, it’s the conversations with their nearest and dearest that have them reflecting on their year and asking some big questions. What does acceptance look like? From whom does it matter? Is it OK to dance around your family kitchen with your new nipples out? 

Praise for previous work

‘Achingly funny’- The Herald ★★★★★

‘Gales of laughter’ – The Guardian ★★★★

‘Utterly engaging’ The Telegraph ★★★★

‘Will steal your heart away’ – The Scotsman ★★★★

‘A comic who’s here for keeps’ The Times ★★★★

16+

Alfie Brown – Open Hearted Human Enquiry

The award-winning comedian Alfie Brown is back with his first show since the fabric of his reality disintegrated. In this show Alfie separates his failures from his misfortunes and arrives at the conclusion that ‘life is beautiful’.

Captivating and subversive stand-up from one of the very best in the country.

Chortle Best Show Award Winner 2022

Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2022

‘It’s tricky to write 350 sensible words when you come out a show simply thinking ‘Wow! Wow!’ ★★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Quite simply the future of British stand-up’ ★★★★★ The List

Age guidance: 18 and above

Show duration: 1 hour with no interval

 

 

Russell Kane: HyperActive

Whirlwind, FitBit-breaking comedian, presenter, actor and author Russell Kane is out on the road again, setting it on fire with his unique recipe of sharp wit and “storming physical comedy” (Mail on Sunday).

The brand-new tour for 2024 and 2025 comes with a safety warning: wear strong underwear – pants will be spoiled. Russell is high-energy, high-octane, and hyper-active!

‘Fierce, funny and heartfelt… a thrilling reminder of what comedy can do.’ – The Guardian
‘An evening-long fix of stand-up espresso… one of the quickest, most stimulating stand-ups
in the land’ – The Times
‘Russell Kane has made his name with verbose, hyperactive comedy – and he shows no sign
of slowing down.’

Lloyd Griffith: Baroque and Roll

New date: September 25

Fresh from supporting Jack Whitehall on his 2023 UK arena tour, comedian Lloyd Griffith is back with a brand new show ‘Baroque and Roll’. It’s a big year for Lloyd, he’s turning 40 and with it, the impending midlife crisis – or ‘renaissance’ as he’s insisting it’s called; complete with body hair removal, head hair additions, teeth whitening and obviously the obligatory half marathon sign-up.

It’ll be funny and yes, there’ll be the odd song or two from that magnificent voice of his.

As seen on Ted Lasso (Apple), Nolly (ITV), Soccer AM (RIP), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Can you beat the bookies (BBC), Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), House of Games (BBC).

‘What is evident from the outset is that Griffith is both bursting with talent. He is a funny, charming, self-effacing comic who very obviously gains great joy from making people laugh. It is evident in the way he feeds off the audience’ – joe.co.uk

‘Useful idiot’ – the guardian

‘Lloyd bounces off the audience and has everyone laughing along with him. This is an hour of uplifting stand-up that’ll have you smiling for days. A warm, relatable and hilarious show’ – The Sunday Post

Paul F Taylor: Head In The Clouds

Paul F Taylor has been a man that has always thrown himself to the gods of chaos.

Growing up; people often accused him of having his head in the clouds. With recently being diagnosed with ADHD; it’s little wonder that he’s not had his feet on the ground.

And now Paul questions his place in this world of distractions that is seemingly not built for people like him. As a new father he’s learning the hard way, having something that demands him to keep his focus, when he can’t, isn’t easy. Yet in this very serious world, Paul makes his case that we now and again, can very much do with having our Head In The Clouds by airlifting audiences into a world of whimsy.

Paul has appeared on Harry Hill’s Nite Club on Channel 4 and also the award winning BBC Radio 4 sketch show Please Use Other Door. He was nominated for best new show at the Leicester Comedy Festival 2017, and won the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Award in 2013.

As an actor and writer, he has starred in many comedy short films that have won critical acclaim and awards on the festival circuit as a long time collaborator with the two time BAFTA nominated director Ben Mallaby; in films such as Milk, Battlecock! and Guilt Trip and his latest film Bleep by Ben Hyland being selected my multiple BIFA and BAFTA qualifying film festivals.

Along with his wife Rebecca Shorrocks, he is one half of sketch duo Short & Curly who enjoyed mass critical success at the Edinburgh Fringe as well as being nominated for Best Character and Sketch Act in the Chortle Awards.

‘should be required viewing for all wannabe surrealists’ ★★★★ The Skinny

‘… beguiles those of us with a weakness for whimsy’ ★★★★ Metro

‘…finds a way to make all his silliness mean something’ ★★★★ The Wee Review

‘His approach is reminiscent of Harry Hill or Steve Martin in his funny years, although Taylor exceeds them both in frenzied delivery’★★★★ Short Com

‘…impressive in its simplicity and incredibly funny’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Comedy in The MET – July 2024

Summer nights were made for comedy – so join us for a night of madcap mayhem in The MET at Stafford’s original (and best) live stand-up night.

Don’t miss three laugh-out-loud comics fearlessly taking to the mic in front of what’s sure to be a sell-out audience.