Mock Tudor Comedy - Friday 8 December

Our monthly Mock Tudor Comedy club night with RICH WILSON, CHRIS STOKES, and BEN NORRIS as headliner - more acts to be confirmed!

BEN NORRIS is a highly experienced and hugely well-respected stand-up. He’s been performing comedy since 1993 and is renowned for his incredibly relaxed stage persona and his innate ability to improvise as well as deliver sharply crafted material. Other interesting facts about Ben: he’s the cousin of actor Martin Freeman and also the father of triplets (2 girls and a boy). Ben’s TV credits include: “Mock the week” (BBC 1), “The Comedy Store” (Paramount and Comedy Central), “Never mind the Buzzcocks” (BBC 2).
"He’s one of the best headliners around, Ben Norris pretty much improv-ed his way through his 20-minute set, and did so beautifully" - London is
"…an acerbic attitude, a well-stocked arsenal of sharp lines and the wherewithal to work any crowd make Norris one of the more engaging and enjoyable comics on the circuit" - Chortle

RICH WILSON's “tour de force” (Leicester Mercury) performances have earned him a win for Best International Guest at the 2016 New Zealand Comedy Awards, followed by a sell out run in 2017 which saw him nominated for the same award again. He's performed at sellout shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival and the New Zealand Comedy Festival. An extremely in demand writer, Rich Wilson has also contributed on shows for BBC Three, Sky Arts and Channel 4. Rich was nominated for Best MC at the 2023 Chortle awards. He is also the host of the wildly popular insane in the: podcast series; currently featuring Men Brain, Fem Brain and soon for your aural pleasure, Them Brain! Rich talks to funny and interesting people about their experiences with mental health. In the last year the podcast has been nominated for an award with Podbible and in 2019 won an award with JOE for best podcast with the likes of; Guilty Feminist, Off Menu and Films To Be Buried With.

CHRIS STOKES recently supported Milton Jones on his UK tour; he also cropped up on BBC Three, Dave and a bit on Radios 4 and 5Live and is constantly in demand. He has taken 5 solo shows up to the Edinburgh Fringe - the first of which won Best Show at the Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival Awards back in 2012.  He is also one of a handful of vegan comedians and recently made a short film for BBC Three on the subject of being a vegan.
 "One impressive comic" - The New Statesman
"Has the talent to one day have the world at his feet" - List
"Laid back, disarming and very funny" - British Comedy Guide
"...laughter from start to finish" - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Tickets: £16
Friday 8 December 2023 - 8pm

Strictly ages 16+ (adult content and language. Please note, while we do everything we can to make sure our line-ups are accurate, these are live events and acts are subject to change without notice for reasons which are beyond our control)

Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
KT12 2PF