COMEDIANS AND CAROLS - Once in your very own city...
...for the 15th year, an evening of comedy, singalong carols, general joyous fun and professional hilarity. This is the original and best of this bizarrely popular festive hybrid of a comedy show and a carol service. Choose the one-man-show with Paul, or have Paul MC as guest performers take the stage, offering clean family-friendly sets (though skewed to adults - children are welcome but it's not Mr Tumble). With twists on familiar carols on the big screen, stand-up, music, magic, mince pies, mulled wine (if you provide 'em), it's become a fixture for many churches each Christmas season.
Previous guest acts have included Tim Vine, Miranda Hart, Howard Read & Little Howard, Jo Enright, Andy Kind, Tony Vino, Gareth Richards, Folk On, John Archer, Jude Simpson, James Sherwood, Wayne the Weird and dozens more... I could go on. We now tour 4 shows a week every December.
It's the perfect occasion for church folks and non-churched pagan sceptic humbug Scrooges alike, to come together for hohohos and hahahas. A typical night features clean sets from 1-4 comedians, some comedic takes on carols on the big screen... and no cringing or preachiness. It's Just Good Solid Fun, and we're simply here to entertain. At most events, the audience is 50/50 churchy folks/friends 'n' neighbours.
More questions? Get in touch.
CHRISTMAS SHOWS 2023 will be at (all compered by Paul Kerensa):
CHRISTMAS SHOWS 2022 were at:
Fri 2nd - Comedy & Carols, TOWCESTER with Paul Tonkinson, Jude Simpson & Steve Price
Sat 3rd - Comedy & Carols, STOWMARKET with Paul Tonkinson
Thu 8th - Comedy & Carols, FRINTON Free Church with George Egg, Pauline Eyre & James Dowdeswell
Fri 9th - Comedy & Carols, Christ Church, GUILDFORD with Jude Simpson & Tom Elliott
Sat 10th - Comedy & Carols, KETTERING Arts Centre with George Egg, Joy Carter & James Sherwood
Wed 14th - Comedy & Carols, EAST MOLESEY
Thu 15th - Comedy & Carols, Holy Trinity, CLAYGATE
Fri 16th - Comedy & Carols, MINCHINHAMPTON with Sally-Ann Hayward, Tom Elliott & Folk On
Sun 18th - Comedy & Carols, Kingsland, COLCHESTER with Andrew Bird, Jude Simpson & James Sherwood
(Venues/line-ups subject to change - do check with me or the venue before travelling)
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: A must-book gig at Christmas. There is nothing else like it about. Oh, and that Paul Kerensa, he is a funny man!" - Kevin Gladwell, Parkview Baptist Church, Botesdale, Suffolk
"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 THIS/NEXT CHRISTMAS...
CONTACT ME and let's talk turkey. And crackers. And mince pies...