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Arthur Smith's Comedy Kick-off - with Nick Doody, Daliso Chaponda, Janice Phayre, Dan March & Martin Dimery

Date: Sunday 31st March, 2013
Venue: Bath Rugby Clubhouse
Doors: 7.30pm for 8pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £15 / £13 concs (see below *)


Veteran performer, Grumpy Old Man and Bath Comedy Fest regular Arthur Smith hosts a night of utterly splendid comedy - the biggest show at the Festival and a truly great way to spend your Easter Sunday night, starring a variety of top performers at the Fest's new favourite venue.

Nick Doody is one of the brightest talents on the comedy circuit, being a highly engaging live performer and a prolific comedy writer for TV and radio. Sharp, topical and not afraid to say what he thinks, his brand of intelligent, honest and incisive comedy has won him fans all over the world.
"Simply the best unadulterated, gimmick-free ho ur of pure stand-up I've seen so far this Fringe." ***** Chortle
"All hail Nick Doody...pure comedy gold" ***** Metro

Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda thinks Westerners are crazy but to be perfectly honest, Africans are even crazier. He covers corruption, tribalism, colonialism, HIV epidemics, absolute dictatorships, ivory smuggling, witch doctors and more. His tour show “Laughrica” has already been across Africa and now the UK.

Janice Phayre is a talented actress and comedian with a highly energetic and exciting stand up style. Tongue-in-cheek, and a little bit naughty, she's a favourite at clubs across the UK and Europe.
"Phayre dominates the room through sheer force of personality...energised, impish charm…she's simply a force to be reckoned with." - Chortle

Dan March is a stand-up comedian, comedy writer, actor and one third of acclaimed sketch troupe The Real MacGuffins (see Sat 30th March at the Ring O Bells). With various TV credits including once selling the Queen Vic in Eastenders, he has recently been seen in The Bleak Shop Of Stuff and Miranda.

Performing a special preview of his show Shakespeare Rattle and Roll, (Fri 5th April at the Assembly Inn), Martin Dimery (Sgt Pepper's Only Dartboard Band) provides a musical take on Shakespeare's songs and verse in the style of various rock n roll heroes and tonight is guaranteed to leave you hungry for more.

A Nick Steel presentation

Read 60 second interviews with Nick Doody, Daliso Chaponda and Emily Rose - Click here.



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* Concessions: Students, unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

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