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Friday Night Live - Bob Mills, Mark Maier, Neil McFarlane, Yuriko Kotani, George Rigden (MC)

Date: Friday 14th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs with intervals
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

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A showcase of hand-picked comedians for a fabulous Friday Night line-up in the Festival's favourite venue!


Bob Mills
Veteran comedian and broadcaster, Bob has been a mainstay of the British comedy circuit for over three decades. With his unique & challenging brand of irreverent stand-up, Bob Mills is one of the UK's most successful live acts. With a string of acclaimed TV & Radio credits, Bob has appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and more, as well as hosting his popular talkRADIO show.

"A master of irony... wears his world-weariness well, teasing and wrong-footing the youngsters in the front row, and passing comment on the changing face of comedy, from someone who's seen it all" - Chortle

Mark Maier
This multi-talented comedian has a remarkable talent for accents. An award-winning writer and stand-up, Mark is an established and highly sought after performer on both the national and international comedy circuits.

"Blessed with killer timing" - Metro
"It's high time someone gave him a TV show of his own" - The Guardian

Neil McFarlane
'Posh Glaswegian' Neil has performed all over the world. His cool, but assured, deadpan delivery and years of experience have made him a firm favourite on the UK circuit and well beyond.

"A sparky self-effacing wit which cannot possibly fail to please" - Theatre Bath

Yuriko Kotani
UK-based Japanese comedian and BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner 2015, Yuriko was first runner up in So You Think You're Funny 2015, won Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2015, 3rd place in Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2015 and nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2016.

George Rigden
One of the most exciting, hotly-tipped and sought after new acts on the UK comedy circuit. Having excelled in a host of new act competitions in his first year, George made his Edinburgh debut in 2015 when he performed at the Pleasance Courtyard for a full sell-out run.

"Rigden is the result of a genetic mash-up between Mitch Benn and Tim Key, perhaps with a few strands of Ricky Gervais’s DNA thrown in...Very Funny Stuff" – Steve Bennett, Chortle

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2887427

Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/friday-night-live-bob-mills-mark-maier-neil-mcfarlane-yuriko-kotani-george-rigden-mc/

Links: https://www.markmaier.co.uk

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Note: Bath Box Office fees:
10% booking fee, per ticket: £1.5 £1 Transaction fee, per booking.

Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.32

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

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