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Haverhill Arts Centre

Acerbic comic Mark Thomas, who has been trying to make the world a better place for years by helping us to laugh at it, will be at Haverhill Arts Centre on Thursday, June 8 with his new show Gambling on the Future.

With his award-winning BBC TV series being cancelled and the BBC’s funding instead ploughed into a remake of Are you being served (well, according to this showanyway), Stewart Lee has returned to his roots and thrown himself into a punishing tour schedule starting in June 2016 taking him all the way through to April 2018.

How do you create a comedy about a third of the country living below the poverty line while three quarters of MPs are millionaires? It’s a tough one, but for the most part funny man Jonny Donahoe and guitarist Paddy Gervers succeed.

United Kingdom

Stewart Lee, one of the few comedians who actually delights in poor reviews and puts lines from them on his publicity posters (such as “clever but very unfunny - Rod Liddle, Sunday Times) will be back at Cambridge Corn Exchange on May 13 – possibly pleased with the show he gave there in March. Lee is known for taking no prisoners. If he doesn’t like the audience he will tell them.

Sunday Times

Regarded as stand-up comedy’s coolest customer, and arguably the one with the sexiest voice in the business, Reginald D Hunter will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Sunday, May 28 with his new show, Some People V Reginald D Hunter.

United Kingdom

The film, Hidden Figures (PG), which you may have missed at mainstream cinemas, is showing at Saffron Screen in Saffron Walden on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30.

Russia

The Jesterlarf Comedy Club returns to Saffron Walden Town Hall on Saturday, April 22 for an evening stand-up comedy. The line-up includes Geoff Norcott, described as a master of anecdotal story telling, delivering impressions, risque material and politics.

Edinburgh

Omid Djalili brings his stand-up show Schmuck for a Night to Cambridge Corn Exchange on April 15.

Ireland

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