Surrey Comet: Vibe Comedy

Ruby Wax ready to get Richmond rolling

Surrey Comet:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Her flame-coloured hair and outspoken ways have lit up television screens around the world.

Cat-loving Glaswegian starts her UK tour in Teddington

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Fresh from her run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, comedian Susan Calman takes to the stage at the Landmark Arts Centre.

Comedian Omid Djalili brings new show to Epsom

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Comedian Omid Djalili dwells on relationships, overcoming fears, the perils of celebrity and getting older in his new show.

Absolute joker: Christian O'Connell warms up for Edinburgh Fringe with Kingston gig

Surrey Comet:

10:25am Friday 25th July 2014

The Absolute Radio breakfast show host talks about becoming a stand-up comic, Edinburgh and playing the Surrey Comet's office canteen...

Stand-up comic Harry Carnassis reveals the reality of life at the bottom rung of the comedy circuit

Surrey Comet:

3:01pm Friday 18th July 2014

Sometimes they stare at me like a bunch of Scientologists who’ve just been told that Tom Cruise has become a Mormon

Parrot tribute to Python quintet

Surrey Comet: A giant dead parrot sculpture was unveiled to promote the live broadcast of the final Monty Python Live stage show on comedy TV channel Gold

11:02am Monday 14th July 2014

This ex-parrot has not been nailed on its perch but it has been hung upside down from a crane.

Magical and sometimes mythical Bill Bailey performing at Kew Gardens

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Kew Gardens would seem the perfect setting for a performer who has a carnivorous plant named after them.

Tim Vine: 'I sang karaoke in New Malden on my own'

Surrey Comet:

12:24pm Friday 4th July 2014

The self-styled punslinger talks to the Surrey Comet about the Outside the Box Comedy festival taking place in Kingston.

Quirky comedy night to bring big names from the stand-up scene to Putney

Surrey Comet: Russell Kane is just one of the names on the bill in Putney

11:36am Wednesday 25th June 2014

The Putney Arts Theatre is combining a mixture of exclusive new material from some of the biggest and brightest names in the business, to present a night of amusing mayhem in Always Be Comedy.

Head back in time with 50s, 60s and 70s comedy and dance show

Surrey Comet: That'll Be The Day will be back at Epsom Playhouse by public demand

3:00am Monday 16th June 2014

A fun-packed comedy and music show reliving the 50s, 60s and 70s is coming back to town by public demand.

Rik Mayall 'died after morning run' in Barnes

Surrey Comet: Rik Mayall

3:57pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Comedian Rik Mayall suffered "an acute cardiac event" after returning from a morning run, his wife said today.

Croydon Guardian's five top ideas for summer fun

Surrey Comet: There is lots of fun in store this summer

5:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

Make this summer extra enjoyable with our fun suggestions for things to do over the next few weeks.

Five things Vibe learnt about international drug smuggler Howard Marks at his Crystal Palace festival fundraiser

Surrey Comet: World's most notorious drug smuggler Howard Marks set for Crystal Palace festival fundraiser

9:33am Thursday 5th June 2014

Vibe’s Tim MacFarlan went to see the former international drug smuggler turned writer and raconteur perform his Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe spoken word show ahead of the Crystal Palace Overground Festival. 

Jongleurs Comedy on the Road

Surrey Comet: Jongleurs Comedy on the Road

1:23pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

Following the success of their recent visit to the Epsom Playhouse at the beginning of May Jongleurs are back on Friday 27 June with some of the UK’s best stand up artists. Each time the line up is different but the UK’s number one comedy company always brings the funniest stand up comedians on the circuit today. The show line up is: Compère – John Mann Sharp observation and dry wit mingled effortlessly with a gentle and confident rapport ensure this comic is unfailingly funny. Whether he is discussing the senile antics of senior citizens or giving handy hints to aid successful shoplifting, John's gentle and honest delivery makes him one of the most enjoyable comedians on the circuit today. John is a regular and longstanding Jongleurs compère.

Crowds gather in Wimbledon Village for filming of comedy show

Surrey Comet: Steve Delaney (on a box) and crew film Count Arthur Strong in Wimbledon today

1:40pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

New series of a BBC Two comedy being filmed all day in Wimbledon Village.

Enfield slams ex-BBC DG Thompson

Surrey Comet: Comedian Harry Enfield has criticised the BBC under Mark Thompson for not standing up for itself

12:36am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Comedian Harry Enfield has criticised former BBC director-general Mark Thompson, saying that he did not stand up for the corporation.

Omid Djalili gears up for Croydon gig

Surrey Comet: Omid Djalili

5:00am Saturday 17th May 2014

Legendary stand up comedian Omid Djalili is touring his new show around the UK this year. 

Kevin Day and Jim Piddock look forward to Crystal Palace FC comedy festival

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Wednesday 14th May 2014

Crystal Palace fans have had a laugh this year and now they can laugh right on into the summer with the club’s latest comedy night.

Comedian Miles Jupp coming to Epsom

Surrey Comet: Comedian Miles Jupp coming to Epsom

5:09pm Monday 12th May 2014

Award Winning actor, writer and comedian, Miles Jupp is making a welcome return to stand-up. He is back on the road for the first time since his hugely successful Fibber in the Heat tour of 2011/12 and comes to the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 21 June. After an extremely busy three years, Miles returns to the stage with an all new hour of brilliant and beguiling stand up.

Love: Russell Brand couldn't bed me

Surrey Comet: Courtney Love chats dating with Alan Carr (Open Mike)

12:34pm Friday 9th May 2014

Courtney Love has revealed she turned down a proposition from Russell Brand because she finds the hairy comedian too "musky".

VIDEO: Aliens Love Underpants is coming to Croydon

Surrey Comet: Aliens Love Underpants is coming to town. Picture by SJS Photo

6:10am Saturday 26th April 2014

Get ready for a close encounter of the most entertaining kind when pants loving aliens fly into Croydon.

Webb: I give audience a ticking off

Surrey Comet: Mark Heap and Robert Webb star as Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

1:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Robert Webb has warned he may name and shame members of the audience who play with their mobile phones during his new play featuring Jeeves and Wooster.

Jongleurs comedy back in Epsom

Surrey Comet: Jongleurs comedy back in Epsom

4:50pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Jongleurs have brought of a variety of popular comedians to the Epsom Playhouse for over two years now and on Thursday 1 May back by public demand they will return to the theatre with some of the UK’s best stand up artists.

Steve Coogan: British are bland

Surrey Comet: Steve Coogan has been playing alter-ego Alan Partridge for 23 years

9:05am Monday 7th April 2014

Steve Coogan has said British people are Philistines - and his alter-ego Alan Partridge reflects that.

Jethro the Cornish legend at large

Surrey Comet: Jethro

4:58pm Monday 10th March 2014

Jethro, the Cornish legend of comedy is back at the Epsom Playhouse on Tuesday 1 April on his massive 2014 UK tour. The world’s funniest Cornishman will be bringing his unique brand of irrepressible and irresistible West Country wit to theatres right across the country in 2014.

Lee Hurst on mission to find out what winds you up

Surrey Comet: Lee Hurst is on mission to find out what really winds you up

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

We Brits may be known for polite queuing and biting our tongues but everyone has their pet hate that sends them over the edge.

Guy Fawkes the gameshow contestant? Welcome to mad world of Horrible Histories

Surrey Comet: Horrible Histories is on at Fairfield Halls next month

10:20am Wednesday 19th February 2014

World War One has been relocated to a wrestling ring and the 1605 Gunpowder Plot reimagined as a TV gameshow - get ready for a history lesson like no other.

Comedy night to raise funds in memory of Liam Hearne

Surrey Comet: Liam's brother Aaron is organising the event

5:30am Sunday 9th February 2014

A green-themed comedy night is being held to raise funds in memory of a 14-year-old boy.

Patrick Monahan bounces back with comedy after Splash! elimination

Surrey Comet: Patrick Monahan bounces back with comedy after Splash! elimination

12:00pm Saturday 25th January 2014

After his elimination from TV diving contest Splash!, comedian Patrick Monahan is bouncing back with a new stand-up show.

Funny Women take to the stage

Surrey Comet: Funny: Annalea Doyle, Courtney Cornfield, Lucy Frederick, Emma Stroud and Kate Heward

4:00am Thursday 23rd January 2014

Get ready to laugh your socks off while helping to raise cash for charity at the annual Funny Women show.

Comedian Patrick Monahan makes a splash

Surrey Comet: Comedian Patrick Monahan makes a splash

8:15am Tuesday 21st January 2014

Fresh from his brave appearance on ITV’s Splash with Tom Daley on Saturday (18/1/14) comedian Patrick Monahan is looking forward to coming to the Epsom Playhouse Myers Studio on Friday 21 February with his family friendly show ‘Cake Charmer’.

Ed Byrne talks happy marriages as he gets ready for Croydon show

Surrey Comet: Ed Byrne is coming to Alban Arena

6:00am Sunday 19th January 2014

'Air guitar’ is the surprising answer Vibe got when we asked comedian Ed Byrne the secret to a happy marriage, writes Jim Palmer.

Jongleurs Comedy Back On The Road

Surrey Comet: Jongleurs Comedy Back On The Road

2:25pm Monday 13th January 2014

Since February 2013 JONGLEURS have brought a variety of top comedians to the Epsom Playhouse as part of their ‘Comedy On The Road’ tour and on Tuesday 21 January it will be their fourth visit to the delight of their growing legions of fans.

Loads of laughs to beat the blues

Surrey Comet: Funny man: Jim Smallman

4:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

Beat the January blues with a night of comedy at Teddington’s Landmark Arts Centre.

Jason Manford gets ready to return to Croydon for new show

Surrey Comet: Comedian Jason Manford talks about First World Problems show heading for Dartford and Croydon

7:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

Jason Manford has a refreshingly honest sales pitch for his latest show, writes Jim Palmer.

Comedian Jason Manford talks about First World Problems show heading for Dartford and Croydon

Surrey Comet: Comedian Jason Manford talks about First World Problems show heading for Dartford and Croydon

9:45am Thursday 9th January 2014

JASON Manford has a refreshingly honest sales pitch for his latest show.

Comedian Ed Byrne on air guitar, being Dara O'Briain's best man and GTA at the Bake Off

Surrey Comet: Ed Byrne

5:20pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

'AIR guitar’ is the surprising answer Vibe got when we asked comedian Ed Byrne the secret to a happy marriage.

Champagne Super Noel: Coward comedy Fallen Angels comes to Rose Theatre Kingston

Surrey Comet: Jenny Seagrove and Sara Crowe star in Fallen Angels

5:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

A new season begins at the Rose next year with a revival of classic Noel Coward comedy Fallen Angels.

Top comedians perform tribute gig to former Bedford MC

Surrey Comet: The Balham Craft Fair

5:00am Monday 16th December 2013

Top comedians are performing a tribute gig in memory of a colleague who died of a brain tumour.

Comedian Mark Thomas brings his mischief to Croydon

Surrey Comet: Mark Thomas

11:43am Friday 13th December 2013

Not many stand up comedians decide to race Barbie cars outside the Saudi Arabia embassy, except for Mark Thomas.

Ed Byrne to bring some New Year cheer to Croydon

Surrey Comet: Ed Byrne

11:20am Friday 13th December 2013

He may be a self-confessed "miserable old git" but comedian Ed Byrne will be hoping to bring some New Year cheer when he goes on his tour, writes Andy Bloss.

QI star Alan Davies to perform in Croydon

Surrey Comet: Alan Davies

11:20am Friday 13th December 2013

Comedian and popular TV panellist Alan Davies has announced a new tour.

Radio 4 comedian Jeremy Hardy to share his views at Epsom Playhouse

Surrey Comet: Jeremy Hardy will be bringing his new stand-up show to the Epsom Playhouse on December 6

5:00am Sunday 24th November 2013

Radio star and comedian Jeremy Hardy will be bringing his take on everything from hip-hop and death to Blue Peter and the American Civil War to town in his new stand-up show.

Simply the (next) best: Catch Kingston comedy duo in their hometown

Surrey Comet: Jay Bennett and Katie Davison are the Next Best Thing

1:27pm Monday 18th November 2013

Two former Tolworth Girls' School pupils will be performing their new comedy show in Kingston this week.

Gyles Brandreth claims to have found secrets of happiness

Surrey Comet: Gyles Brandreth, author of the Seven Secrets of Happiness, is to appear in Epsom

5:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

Looking for happiness? Then join a comedian who has searched for over two decades and claims to have discovered its secrets.

Neighbours star Mark Little headlines Kingston pub's comedy night for Movember

Surrey Comet: Mark Little, who played Joe Mangel in neighbours, will headline at The Albert this Saturday

5:30am Tuesday 12th November 2013

Mo-sey on down to The Albert for a night of laughs, and the chance to support a men’s health charity.

Ardal O'Hanlon excited about Richmond Theatre appearance

Surrey Comet: Real character: Ardal O'Hanlon

4:00am Monday 11th November 2013

Ardal O’Hanlon, who you may know as Dougal from Father Ted, is making a return to stand up comedy after three years away.

Interview: Jack Whitehall speaks about growing up in Putney

Surrey Comet: Jack and Michael Whitehall: Him and Me

6:00am Sunday 10th November 2013

Comedian Jack Whitehall has written a book with his father about growing up in Putney.

Solid but passive-aggressive: Review of Reginald D Hunter at Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Surrey Comet: Reginald D Hunter (1075895)

6:30am Sunday 3rd November 2013

A solid show throughout from an intelligent, performer with a lot to say.

Mock The Week funny man to talk of shed heaven

Surrey Comet: Stand-up Andy Parsons coming to Playhouse in Weston

3:00pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

Mock the Week funny man Andy Parsons returns to Croydon to deliver another round of sharp comedy.






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