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The ‘Mark Steel’s in Town’ show, based on the Radio 4 series in which I write a show centred around each town, has now been to at least 5 million places. It’s a sparkling verdict on humanity that I’ve mocked them all and somehow am still alive.

I’ve stood behind a Londoner on a cliff in Dorset, who said to his wife “That lighthouse is getting on my bloody wick.” I’ve seen rivalries such as that in Corby, when I thanked a librarian for finding me a book and she replied ‘Yes, because here we’re not like those miserable arses from Kettering’. I’ve even read a book called ‘A History of the Railway in Didcot’ that starts “This book is in no way a history of the railway in Didcot.”

For this show I’ve found dozens more towns to humiliate, as well as pledging to discover what makes your own town ridiculous.

There will be pictures, and ranting, some people will call things out, and you’ll be a far better audience than the miserable arses from down the road.

As well as Mark Steel’s In Town, Mark has presented the BAFTA nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, is a regular on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s Newsquiz. He’s also appeared on BBC2’s QI and Room 101. He’s written several, acclaimed books, including: Reasons To Be Cheerful and What’s Going On and he writes a weekly column for The Independent.

Mark will be touring in spring and summer 2014. Visit www.offthekerb.co.uk for further information and dates.

www.marksteelinfo.com / Twitter: @mrmarksteel
‘He’s a man with a passionate desire to communicate his ideas, who is also very funny’ – The Guardian
‘Steel’s rapier wit cuts to the chase’ – The Observer
‘Excellent standup’ – The Times

http://www.offthekerb.co.uk/mark-steel/

 

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Date:
July 16
Time:
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:
£16
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Website:
http://www.balhamcomedyfestival.com

Venue

The Globe Theatre at The Bedford
Phone:
0208 682 8940
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London, SW12 9HD United Kingdom
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Website:
www.thebedford.co.uk

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Location
The Globe Theatre (ground floor)
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About The Festival

 

It’s back and better than ever! South London gets its ribs seriously tickled at Banana Cabaret’s 2014 Balham Comedy Festival from Friday 11 to Saturday 19 July

“The Balham Comedy Festival celebrates all that’s great about the live comedy scene - motivated by a love of all that’s great in stand-up. ” Harry Hill

A raft of home grown and international talent descends on The Bedford across 8 nights and 9 days of uproarious hilarity, giving comedy fans a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with artists they know, and those they don’t know they love yet but soon will! There will also be special daytime events for parents with children plus complimentary comedy workshops.

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  • Mark Steel’s In Town

    July 16 @ 9:30 pm-10:30 pm
  • Contact Info

     

    All shows are at The Bedford in Balham

    Phone:    0208 682 8940
    Email:     pamela@bananacabaret.co.uk
    Address: The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HD