Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution Arthur Smith in an evening of laughter and off the wall humour.
Expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs (at least 1 from Leonard Cohen) and readings from his memoirs ‘My Name Is Daphne Fairfax’ which has won praise from literary critics.
The second half of the show consists of Arthur telling the funny, terrifying story of his father Syd – an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times. Syd Smith fought at El Alamein, became a P.O.W., and ended the war in the notorious Colditz Castle in Germany.
Smith’s show was The Times ‘Critic’s Choice for Top Comedy Pick’ and The List ‘Top Tip’ show!
Simply one of our funniest and most original comic performers. A guaranteed night of hilarity, beauty, mirth and scandal… with a touch of rudeness thrown in for good measure.
A BBC regular, well-known for his appearances on TV’s Grumpy Old Men, Q.I., Have I Got News For You, The One Show, Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Balham Bash, and host of Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club, and Radio 2’s Smith Lectures.
With support from Paul Byrne
“The funniest and most bonkers ex detective there has ever been!” Arthur Smith
Paul Byrne, now stand-up comedian, writer and performer, was a police officer in the Metropolitan Police where he progressed to the rather intense roles of missing persons and calling the shots as a Firearms Tactics Commander on firearms incidents and hostage-takers. He worked as a Detective Sergeant in the Murder Squad before becoming a Detective Inspector. Paul recently left the Met Police after 25 years deciding the life of comedy is more for him, and what a plethora of experiences he has been able to select his material from.