Nov
22
Fri
Robin Ince: Chaos of Delight @ Otley Courthouse
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Robin Ince: Chaos of Delight @ Otley Courthouse

‘When someone writes the history of modern comedy, they should make room for Robin Ince.’ Guardian

The Cosmic Shambles Network are pleased to announce that, due to public demand, Robin Ince will be adding an extra thirteen dates to his hugely popular Chaos of Delights tour this November.

‘Alchemic mix of enthusiasm, knowledge and observation” ***** Scotsman

In this joyous artist’s manifesto of delight and curiosity Robin mashes up the two cultures of art and science and combines them with a bunch of silly voices in a celebration of the human mind, from Bohemians to Black Holes, Dali to DNA. Another of his much-loved stand up sort of lectures and the perfect antidote to the world around us.

‘The high priest of the curios… A celebration… You’ll emerge informed, educated – and probably validated too.’ Chortle

Robin Ince is a multiple award winning comedian best known for co-hosting the international smash hit, Rose D’Or and Sony Award winning BBC Radio 4 and podcast series, The Infinite Monkey Cage, with Professor Brian Cox and the acclaimed Book Shambles podcast with Josie Long.

He has been the co-curator and host of some of the most acclaimed live science shows and tours in the UK including Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People, Brian and Robin’s Christmas Compendium of Reason and the hugely popular Space Shambles at the Royal Albert Hall, which he co-hosted with Astronaut Chris Hadfield. This year he is also on a world tour with Professor Brian Cox as part of the show Universal and they have recently finished a sell out arena tour of the UK and Ireland.

Robin’s book I’m a Joke and So Are You was published in October. As well as attaining some great reviews it was also nominated for The Chortle Book Award.

‘Utterly enjoyable throughout’ ****** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

SHE MAKES WAR

She Makes War is the solo project of Bristol based multi-instrumentalist producer and visual artist Laura Kidd. Blending urgent indie rock with melancholy torch songs, her latest album “Brace For Impact” was released last year an reached Top 20 on the Official Independent Albums Chart.

Age 15+

Dec
5
Thu
Arthur Smith – Laughs, Stories, a Song and a Poem @ Otley Courthouse
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Arthur Smith - Laughs, Stories, a Song and a Poem @ Otley Courthouse

Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution Arthur Smith and bask in an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of the ‘alternative comedians’ who shook up the world of light entertainment in the nineteen eighties and nineties.
Expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs (at least 1 from Leonard Cohen) and readings from his recently published memoir ‘My Name Is Daphne Fairfax’ which has won praise from literary critics.

A BBC regular, well-known for his appearances on TV’s ‘Grumpy Old Men’, ‘Q.I.’, ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘The One Show’, & Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’, he is a ‘Spirit of The Fringe’ award-winning Edinburgh Festival stalwart and Olivier nominated playwright for ‘An Evening With Gary Lineker’.

Arthur is simply one of our funniest and most original comic performers and is guaranteed to bring you a night of hilarity, mirth and scandal…with a touch of rudeness thrown in for good measure.

Dec
13
Fri
Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This… @ Otley Courthouse
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldn't Behave Like This... @ Otley Courthouse

As seen on Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and The Chris Ramsey Show & following a sold-out 2018 tour, Geordie comedian Carl Hutchinson is back with a brand new show ‘I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This…’.
From buying a house to having kids, Carl takes his unique adolescent approach to grown up issues. Join Hutchinson with his stories and observations that have had crowds laugh their heads off year after year.

***** “Captivating…Outstanding…An all-round comic.”
One4Review, Edinburgh

**** “Joyously funny…Great self-effacing warmth…Brilliant characterisations & expert timing.”
Theatre Bath, Bath