Aberdeen dates for two top one-man comedy shows

Aberdeen dates for two top one-man comedy shows

Two headline and politically savvy comedians and satirists are set to kick-start the winter season by bringing their new stand-up shows to Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree.

Outspoken funnyman, author and actor Jeremy Hardy takes his one-man show to the city venue on Monday, November 2, followed by award-winning comedy writer and performer Andy Hamilton on Tuesday, November 10, and tickets for both shows go on sale tomorrow (Friday) online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

“Both comedians have frequently appeared together on television and radio shows, but we are delighted they’re each bringing their one-man shows to The Lemon Tree – where we love a laugh,” said Aberdeen Performing Arts press manager Joyce Summers.

“They are both heavy-weights in the political satire arena and I know fans of their razor-sharp wit will be delighted to get the chance to see them up-close-and-personal in such an intimate setting.”

Jeremy Hardy’s BBC Radio 4 work includes Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation, The News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, and You’ll Have Had Your Tea while his television credits include Now Something Else with Rory Bremner, Saturday Live, Blackadder Goes Forth, Loose Talk, Jack and Jeremy’s Real Lives with Jack Dee and If I Ruled the World with Graeme Garden and Clive Anderson.

He’s been in three films: Mike Figgis’s Hotel, with Burt Reynolds; Oliver Irving’s How To Be with Robert Pattinson and Leila Sansour’s documentary, Jeremy Hardy v The Israeli Army. He has written columns for The Guardian and Red Pepper and has written three books: When Did You Last See Your Father, a spoof childcare guide; Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation, based on the radio series; and My Family and Other Strangers.

In addition to his own one-man shows, Jeremy is also part of the live touring version of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.

During the past few years Andy Hamilton and his writing partner Guy Jenkin have co-created, written and directed the 2015 Election satire Ballot Monkeys for Channel 4; the hit BBC 1 sitcom Outnumbered  and the acclaimed 2014 UK feature film What We Did on Our Holiday. Their impressive back catalogue includes Channel 4's Drop The Dead Donkey.

Andy is also renowned for his long-running BBC Radio 4 sitcom Old Harry's Game and as a panel regular on The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. He has also featured in television shows such as Have I Got News For You and QI.

Posted on Thursday 21 May

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