COMEDIANS AND CAROLS - Once in your very own city...
...stood some of the UK's best comedy acts, delivering their version of the Christmas story in a first-of-its-kind evening of entertainment. Complete with sing-a-long carols on the big screen, stand-up, sketches, video link-ups, mince pies, live music, & much more.
Launched with great success in 2008, Comedians & Carols is our seasonal touring show that has taken in churches, pubs, cathedrals and arts centres, spreading festive mirth, jingly gags, and mixing hohohos and hahahas everywhere we go. Previous acts to be involved have included Tim Vine, Miranda Hart, Howard Read & Little Howard, Jo Enright, Andy Kind, Tony Vino, Gareth Richards, Folk On, John Archer, Jude Simpson... I could go on. We now tour 4 shows a week every December.
Taking a loose format from Nine Lessons & Carols, it's the perfect occasion for church folks and non-churched pagan sceptic humbug Scrooges to come together for a laugh, a sing-song and a mince pie. A typical night features clean sets from 4 or so comedians, some comedic takes on carols on the big screen, a video or slide-show fest, Paul Kerensa compering... and no cringing or preachiness. It's Just Good Fun, and we're simply here to entertain. At most events, the audience is 50/50 churchy folks/friends 'n' neighbours.
WINTER 2018 SHOWS (all compered by Paul Kerensa):
Sat 24th Nov - Eastgate, GRAVESEND, with George Egg, Al Lubel & Paul Bell
Fri 30th Nov - West Orchard URC, COVENTRY, with James Sherwood & Fletcher Ransberry
Sat 1st Dec - CIRENCESTER Baptist Church, with Stephen Cookson, Howard Read & Tom Elliott
Mon 3rd Dec - South CHINGFORD Congregational - solo show
Thu 6th Dec - Christchurch, WOKING, with Steve Price, Paul Bell & Dominic Holland
Sat 8th Dec - LINTON, Cambridgeshire - solo show
Tue 11th Dec - Holy Trinity Sydenham, FOREST HILL
Thu 13th Dec - The Corn Exchange, FARINGDON, Oxon, with Howard Read & Steve Price
Fri 14th Dec - Peartree, Christchurch Baptist, WELWYN GARDEN CITY, with Howard Read & Al Lubel
Sat 15th Dec - St Michael's, Stoke Gifford, BRISTOL, with Dominic Holland, Steve Price & Stephen Cookson
Tue 18th Dec - Lantern Arts, RAYNES PARK - solo show
Fri 21st Dec - FRINTON Free, with Dominic Holland, Al Lubel & Steve Price
Sat 22nd Dec - Christchurch Luton, CHATHAM, Kent, with Howard Read
Sun 23rd Dec - Kingsland, COLCHESTER, with Dominic Holland, Steve Price & Gareth Richards
(Line-ups subject to change)
QUOTES FROM PREVIOUS BOOKERS:
"A fun evening received well by all, it added a fresh dynamic element to our Christmas programme. A great way to celebrate the Christmas season." Paul Folland, Letchworth Family Church
"Comedians and Carols was a great event for us. It was very easy to bring our friends to and it combined humour and a clear message. I thoroughly recommend it as a way of reaching out beyond the fringes of the church in the run up to Christmas." Rev Roger Simpson, St Michael-le-Belfry, York
TO HAVE IT AT YOUR VENUE FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS...
CONTACT ME and let's talk turkey. And crackers. And mince pies...