Chortle prizewinners bring on the springtime laughter

Michael Fabbri
Michael Fabbri

Castle Comedy heads into spring with a comedy line-up that should give any audience a lift!

Thursday, March 12 is the date to head for the Gordon Arms Ent Shed, Bedford when headlining the show is a UK comedy circuit favourite, Michael Fabbri.

Sofie Hagen

Sofie Hagen

With a dark and honest approach to some of life’s more touchy subjects Fabbri manages to effortlessly slip between some harsh, controversial topics to light-hearted silliness to make for a refreshingly eclectic and brilliantly funny act.

In 2011 he supported Micky Flanagan on his famous The Out Out Tour and the following year was nominated for the prestigious Chortle Award of Best Club Comic.

Opening the show is Sofie Hagen who hails from Norway and has taken the UK by storm in just 18 months. Time Out has already declared her ‘one to watch’ and in 2013 she won the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, establishing her as a comedian who is “destined for great things”.

Fast forward a year and she has appeared on Alan Davies’s Apres Ski on BBC2, and had guest slots on Radio 1 and Radio 4. Last year she won the Chortle Award for Best Newcomer. Completing the bill is Jake Lambert who early on made it to the semi-final of The BBC New Comedy Award.

Mc for the evening is Castle Comedy regular and the Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year, Paul Revill.

Doors open 7.30pm and the show starts at 8.15pm. Tickets are £8 (£5 NUS) or £16 which includes a pre-show meal and glass of wine at the Gordon Arms. Call 07736 060541, email castlecomedy@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.castlecomedy.co.uk