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FRIDAY 02 NOVEMBER Graham P Jolley, The man Who Fooled Penn and Teller, £16, 7.30pm, Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Jongleurs Comedy Club, Top comics from the stand up circuit, £15, 8pm, Tiger Tiger, Portsmouth Wedge Comedy Club, Quirky comedy club, showcasing rising young comics, £8, 7.30pm, Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth


SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER Havant Comedy Club, £8, The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant Jongleurs Comedy Club, Top comics from the stand up circuit, £15, 8pm, Tiger Tiger, Portsmouth Mazymeg & The Honey Bees, Weav- ing threads of Devon folklore, an original soundtrack and shape-shifting puppetry, join Angel Heart and lose your way with Mazymeg in their most enchanted show yet, £6, 11am and 2pm, Nuffield Theatre, Southampton


The Comedy Bar - BIG GIG, The Comedy Bar - BIG GIG has become a must see event in the Nuffield Theatre’s programme, with apparences from Carl Donnelly, Isy Suttie and Arthur Smith, £15, 8pm, Nuffield Theatre, Southampton


SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER Alan Davies, Life Is Pain Tour, £25, 8pm, The Anvil, Hampshire Jo Caulfield, Radio 4/ QI/ Have I Got News comic, £15, 8pm, Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne


Mark Thomas @ The Point,Eastleigh


SATURDAY 03 NOVEMBER David O’Doherty, Winner of the 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award kicks off another month of comedy, £15, 7.30pm, Nuffield Theatre, Southampton Jongleurs Comedy Club, Top comics from the stand up circuit, £15, 8pm, Tiger Tiger, Portsmouth Lee Nelson, Comedy from the lovable TV character, £23.50, 7.30pm, Theatre Royal, Winchester The Comedy Works, A range of quality performers on the stand up circuit, £13, 8.00pm, The Lighthouse, Poole


MONDAY 05 NOVEMBER The Candle Club, Open mic night for all aspiring comedians, poets and wordsmiths, Free, 8.30pm, Talking Heads, Southampton


TUESDAY 06 NOVEMBER Frankie Boyle, The Last Days of So- dom, £25, 8pm, The Anvil, Hampshire


FRIDAY 09 NOVEMBER Jason Byrne, After the phenomenal success of his “Cirque Du Byrne” tour, Jason is bringing a brand new show back to the cities of Britain, £17.50, 8pm, Lighthouse, Poole Jongleurs Comedy Club, Top comics from the stand up circuit, £15, 8pm, Tiger Tiger, Portsmouth Norman Lovett, Comedy from the Red Dwarf star, £12, 7.30pm, Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester Paul Tonkinson, Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth The Boy With Tape On His Face: More Tape’ tour, Physical comedy with a twist and plenty of audience participation, £12, 8.00pm, Berry Theatre, Hedge End


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MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER The Candle Club, Open mic night for all aspiring comedians, poets and wordsmiths, Free, 8.30pm, Talking Heads, Southampton


WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER Lee Nelson, Chav Star of ‘Well Good Show’, £22.50, 8pm, Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne


THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER Mark Steel, £15, 8pm, Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne


The Knicker Lady, The hit show that romps through the history of the humble knicker, £11, The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant


FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER Chris Moyles, Comic anecdotes from the former Radio 1 presenter, 7pm, O2 Academy, Bournemouth Jongleurs Comedy Club, Top comics from the stand up circuit, £15, 8pm, Tiger Tiger, Portsmouth Marcus Brigstocke, No less than the total restructuring of every aspect of life in Britain organised through the medium of jokes, £15, 8pm, Lighthouse, Poole Wedge Comedy Club, Quirky comedy club, showcasing rising young comics, £8, 7.30pm, Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth


SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER Jongleurs Comedy Club, Top comics from the stand up circuit, £15, 8pm, Tiger Tiger, Portsmouth Lenny Henry, Well-loved comedian, £24.50, 7.30pm, Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Steve Hughes, With sell-out shows at the Sydney and Melbourne Com- edy Festivals and storming sets on BBC One’s Live at The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4) and One Night Stand (Dave), the inimitable Australian comic and ex-heavy metal drummer Steve Hughes comes to Lighthouse, £15, 8pm,


Christmas Comedy at Funnybone


It’s always a good night at the Funnybone Comedy Club, but there is something special about taking a trip down to Centre Stage in November and December. Michael Callaghan, one of the owners of the club, explains: “I think the comedy makes it a little special and different from other offerings at Christmas.”


One of the other reasons for the success of the club is the reputation that the club has gained on the circuit. Funnybone never has problems attracting some of the biggest names on the circuit. Callaghan further commented: “I’m really excited about the standard of acts that we have managed to attract for this December.” This year’s comics lined up to play


Lighthouse, Poole


SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER Francesca Martinez, Fresh from winning a Fringe Media Network Award at the Edinburgh Festival, ‘wobbly’ comedian, Francesca Martinez, brings her hit show to Southampton, £14, 7.30pm, Nuffield Theatre, Southampton Frisky and Mannish, Musical comedy with a quirky twist, £15, 7.30pm, Theatre Royal, Winchester


MONDAY 19 NOVEMBER The Candle Club, Open mic night for all aspiring comedians, poets and wordsmiths, Free, 8.30pm, Talking Heads, Southampton


Marcus Brigstocke @ Lighthouse


TUESDAY 20 NOVEMBER Circus Of Horrors, A range of strange and unusual acts, with deadpan humour, Ferneham Hall, Fareham Jethro, Funny tales from the Cornish storyteller, £19.50, Kings Theatre, Southsea


WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER Ladyboys of Bangkok, Comedy, cabaret and carnival, £21.50, Kings Theatre, Southsea Mark Watson, Stand up with a thoughtful, philosophical edge, £16, 7.30pm, Theatre Royal, Winchester Ross Noble, After a two year break,


Ross Noble the demonic scarecrow himself is back doing what he does best with a new live tour, £25, 8pm, The Anvil, Hampshire


FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER Bringing up Baby, The classic American comedy film, £6, Kings Theatre, Southsea Mark Thomas, Mark’s new show Brave Figaro turns his sharp, political comic wit to the attention of his father – a self-employed builder who had a secret passion for opera, The Point, Eastleigh Jongleurs Comedy Club, Top comics


Marlon Davis


at Centre Stage for the festive season include Kockov, the outrageous leather trousered, mullet hairdoed master magician from the former Soviet Republic of Monrokvia and Richard Morton, the guitar wielding Geordie. What’s more, there’s comedy from Marlon Davis winner of the FHM comedy award and Andy Robinson who is regarded as one of the most sought after acts on the circuit.


For more information about the club and about the December Christmas specials, visit www.funnybone.co.uk


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