All set for busy time at Lowestoft's Marina

PUBLISHED: 15:01 15 October 2010

Shappi Khorsandi and  Jon Richardson

Shappi Khorsandi and Jon Richardson


THIS weekend brings the first in a number of top comedy acts set to appear at the Marina Theatre over coming months.

Kevin Bridges

Following on from previous successes with Alan Carr, Lee Evans and Michael McIntyre, the Marina welcomes Shappi Khorsandi and Jon Richardson tomorrow at 8pm, with more comedy to follow over coming months to include Rich Hall, Kevin Bridges, Rob Rouse and Russell Kane.

Last year’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Have I Got News For You? panellist Jon Richardson – already hailed as one of the sharpest, brightest and most in-demand young comedians on the UK comedy scene – will bring his new and extended Edinburgh show to Lowestoft tomorrow in a special double bill with Star of Radio 4’s ‘Shappi Talk’, Shappi Khorsandi in her brand new show about wanting it all!

Kevin Bridges, described by the Guardian as Scotland’s young comedy prodigy, appears on November 6, having already made star appearances on Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the 02. Kevin’s delightfully well-observed debut show revealed his inner-most thoughts on a variety of topics from his homeland of Scotland to the world beyond.

Appearing at the Marina on November 30 is grouchy, deadpan US stand-up comic Rich Hall. Looking like a Pearl Jam roadie, Rich is a master of absurdist irony while eschewing the human condition. He particularly likes to lay into Americans and life across the Pond at every opportunity.

On February 4, four more of the country’s top comedians share the stage in one night as Rob Rouse is joined by Kev Orkian, Pat Monahan and Tony Vino.

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and co host of ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here NOW!, Russell Kane explores self, family, and the consequences of his Dad buying his own council house in his Marina debut show, Smokescreens and Castles on March 5.

Tonight top classical pop group Blake make their Marina debut at 7.30pm. Having reunited in 2007, the four lads quickly took the music world by storm as they blurred the lines between pop and classical singing.

From Tuesday the Marina welcomes the return of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with Keith Jack, runner-up from the popular TV contest Any Dream Will Do, in the lead role.

l Tickets are now on sale from the Marina box office for all shows on 01502 533200.

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