Four well-known stand-up comedians are to bring their own unique view on the world to the Granite City later this year, Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) announced today.
For Mark Thomas, Marcel Lucont, Dave Spikey and Craig Hill are set to provide the laughs at the end of the year as part of the city’s Lemon Tree’s comedy calendar.
Tickets for all four gigs go on sale to APA FRIENDS next Wednesday (May 1) and to the general public next Friday (May 3) online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
“These are four very different, but very funny styles of comedy and we know from experience that Aberdeen audiences love a laugh” said Aberdeen Performing Arts new media marketing assistant Andrew Raffan.
“The shows underline The Lemon Tree’s reputation as an essential stop on the UK comedy circuit and we are sure fans will snap up tickets when they go on sale next week.
Best known for his self-titled campaigning Channel 4 series, The Mark Thomas Comedy Product, Mark Thomas will take to the stage on Wednesday, September 18. One of the few stand-ups still to carry the political standard of alternative comedy, Mark’s show revolves around the crusading anti-corporate, anti-greed investigations he undertakes.
Bringing a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ to the stage on Friday, October 18 the award-winning Marcel Lucont has toured the world with his dry wit, bawdy chansons and exquisite poetry. A faux-French comedian, Marcel is also a poet, philosopher and all round lover of the good life.
With a career spanning two decades, Dave Spikey, Friday, November 8, has numerous TV appearances to his name as a stand-up comedian, presenter and actor. Inspired by Dave’s fascination with the vagaries of the English language, his new show examines many of life’s situations where words really don’t come easy.
Completing the line-up is the always cheeky and splendidly camp Craig Hill; returning to Aberdeen on Friday, January 31, 2014 with his new show Tartan About! Craig rose to fame with stints on the BBC's coverage of the T In The Park, leading to his own Friday night comedy show on BBC 1, Craig Hill's Out Tonight.