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Wed 19th July - Jesterflarf Comedy Club Marquee - Joe Lycett, Ben Norris, Ian Stone & Jonathan Mayor

Wed 19th July - Jesterflarf Comedy Club Marquee - Joe Lycett, Ben Norris, Ian Stone & Jonathan Mayor

Headliner Joe Lycett has appeared on BBC 1’s Live at the Apollo and just completed a sold out UK tour. He is Imaginative and cheekily subversive and his brand of comedy is entertainingly mischievous and it won’t be long until he’s filling arenas. Support comes from Ian Stone a regular on BBC 5 Live’s Fighting Talk, a core member of the Comedy Store’s flagship topical news show The Cutting Edge and one of the most talented topical acts in the country. He was ranked amongst the top ten stand-ups in the UK by The Independent. PlusTime Out Award winner Ben Norris who’s the king of razor sharp improvisation and word play maestro. Compere for the show is the charismatic Jonathan Mayor with his marvelously wicked sense of humour who brings a touch of glitz and glamour to the stage.

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Weds 19th July - Cambridge Junction Tent - Joe Lycett & Robin Ince

Weds 19th July - Cambridge Junction Tent - Joe Lycett & Robin Ince

Joe Lycett
Hello there little guinea piggy, why don't you come along and watch Joe Lycett scuttle about in an attempt to amuse you with NEW JOKES and POORLY-THOUGHT-OUT-IDEAS? Expect stuff to be sketchy and experimental and not as good as the stuff you've seen on 'Live at the Apollo' or '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown'. But it'll be RAW and REAL and NOT THAT MUCH OF YOUR LIFE. Come with an open mind and closed legs. “Entertainingly mischievous” The Guardian

Robin Ince
Robin Ince's first new stand up show in three years is a clash of the two cultures, a joyous romp through his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas. From the work of Stanley Spencer to Niels Bohr, it’s fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art, as well as asking why we believe we see what we see and why we believe what we believe. Sony Gold Award winning comedian and science enthusiast (Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage with Prof Brian Cox) “When someone writes a history of modern comedy, they should make room for Robin Ince’” The Guardian

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Weds 19th June - Cambridge Edition Tent - Joshua Brookes & The Not So Late Show

Weds 19th June - Cambridge Edition Tent - Joshua Brookes & The Not So Late Show

Joshua Brookes
In August 2015 Jordan's Nanna, Gwendoline Martha Brookes, passed away. She was 95. This show is a genuine attempt to pay tribute to her. That can't be the whole thing, can it? I thought Brookes did absurdist stuff? Like, bits that go on for ages and horrible physical stuff, daft faces, spitting down himself, etc? Is he just going to talk about his Nan for an hour? Surely not?

The Not So Late Show
Join your hosts Ross Brierley and Joshua Sadler as they take the late night chat show to its illogical conclusion. A multimedia extravaganza presenting the hilarious UK Garage Horse Racing (“The funniest thing in the world” Comedy Central), plus special guests, sketches, short films, games and pure, unadulterated fun.

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Weds 19th July - Blunda Bus - Paul McCaffrey, Jenny Collier & NeverMind The Bus Stops

Weds 19th July - Blunda Bus - Paul McCaffrey, Jenny Collier & NeverMind The Bus Stops

Paul McCaffrey
Star of Impractical Jokers (BBC3). As seen on Russell Howards Good News, and a gular on TalkSport. In the last 6 months McCaffrey has supported Sean Lock on his UK tour and written for Unspun on Dave and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown on Channel 4, and now he's back at the Cambridge Comedy Festival with his new show.

Jenny Collier
Rising star and winner of the Leicester Comedy Festival New Act Award. Jenny is a regular on BBC Radio Wales, has written for The News Quiz on BBC Radio 4, as well as the Huffington Post and The Independent. She has recently supported Arthur Smith and appeared on Jack Dee’s Helpdesk UK Tour.
''Refreshingly original...Excellent'' Ed Fest

Bob Slayer: NeverMind The Bus Stops
Bob Slayers infamous award winning double decker bus “The BlundaBus” will be here all week as Bob brings his renowned late night aftershow that probably isn’t for you. Anything can happen if you let it: storytelling, clowning and nonsense – we even hve a piano on board! Ding Ding, room for one on top? Edinburgh Comedy Award winner. Malcolm Hardee Award winner. Barry Award winner.
“Brilliant off-the-cuff show'” Three Weeks
“Spirit of the Fringe” Guardian

Thur 20th July - Jesterlarf Comedy Club Marquee - Tom Stade, Gary Delaney, Paul Tomkinson, Dave Johns

Thur 20th July - Jesterlarf Comedy Club Marquee - Tom Stade, Gary Delaney, Paul Tomkinson, Dave Johns

If stand-up is the new Rock ‘N’ Roll then Canadian Tom Stade is Keith Richards! A powerhouse of epic story telling with a villainous sense of humour and bombastic wit. Tom has appeared on both Live at the Apollo and the John Bishop show but it’s performing live where this outstanding comedy star really shines brightest. Support comes from Gary Delaney who’s ranked alongside Milton Jones as one of Britain's Grandmasters of the deadpan one-liner and combined with his razor sharp wit he has more quality jokes in his set than many comics have in their entire career. He's a regular on Mock The Week and takes a break from his sold out UK tour to appear at the festival. Plus former Big Breakfast presenter Paul Tomkinson, regarded as one of the finest acts performing on the comedy circuit, with his unique brand of subtle and silly northern charm. He’s Michael McIntyre’s support act and regularly performs overseas for the Armed Forces, and was the first comic to perform in Iraq after the war officially ended. Compere for the show is Dave Johns, star of I, Daniel Blake and Spirit of Edinburgh Fringe winner with his delightful audience banter and improv.

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Thur 20th July - Cambridge Junction Tent - Sara Pascoe & Dane Baptiste

Thur 20th July - Cambridge Junction Tent - Sara Pascoe & Dane Baptiste

Sara Pascoe
A stand-up comedy show is someone talking; saying stories and telling lies and trying to be funny. This show is exactly like that, performed by the comedian Sara Pascoe. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You?, QI, Room 101, Taskmaster and 8 out of 10 Cats.
“Always clever and sometimes exquisite’” The Independent

Dane Baptiste
Original, provocative and exceptionally prolific, Dane returns with a new show about our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure. Baptiste made comedy history in 2014 as the first Black British act to be nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Tonight at the London Palladium and Mock the Week and his own BBC sitcom Sunny D.
“Observational comedy at its finest” Independent
“Outstandingly perceptive” Scotsman

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Thur 20th July - Cambridge Edition Tent - Dave Johns & Tom Lucy

Thur 20th July - Cambridge Edition Tent - Dave Johns & Tom Lucy

Dave Johns
What happens to a stand-up comic when he's plucked from the comedy circuit by master film maker Ken Loach and cast in the title role of one of the most acclaimed and talked about British films in the last 25 years? 'I, Daniel Blake' became a beacon for social realism and, for Dave Johns, a rollercoaster ride of red carpet surrealism. From Cannes to the BAFTAs, meeting Woody Allen in the lift of Intercontinental Hotel Cannes and accepting acting awards alongside Hollywood’s greatest … he was there, wide-eyed. Through it all.
“Shifting from hilarity to uproar to genius in the blink of an eye” The Guardian

Tom Lucy
One of the youngest and most exciting new professional comedians in the UK. Having won virtually every new act award in the last 18 months, Tom is now ripping it up at clubs all across the country and has been supporting Jack Whitehall on his sold out UK arena tour. You’ll need to catch this young talent while you can and before he blossoms into a super star.

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Thur 20th July - Blunda Bus - Nick Revel, Ed Gamble & NeverMind The Bus Stops

Thur 20th July - Blunda Bus - Nick Revel, Ed Gamble & NeverMind The Bus Stops

Nick Revel
Nick Revell vs Lily, Evil Cat Queen of Earth Planet & The Laughing Fridge. Nanotechnology turns my dream of a talking cat into nightmare; she threatens to conquer the world through social media, cuteness and hordes of zombie rodents. So, one day, this stray cat just appears out my 3-D organic printer…nanobots boost her IQ to 200…Suddenly, a cute but ruthless predator threatens planetary domination.

Ed Gamble
Ed returns to the Cambridge this summer with his latest stand up show. A regular on Mock the Week, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and Good News plus appearances in Man Down and Drunk History.

NeverMind The Bus Stops
Bob Slayers infamous award winning double decker bus “The BlundaBus” will be here all week as Bob brings his renowned late night aftershow that probably isn’t for you. Anything can happen if you let it: storytelling, clowning and nonsense – we even hve a piano on board! Ding Ding, room for one on top? Edinburgh Comedy Award winner. Malcolm Hardee Award winner. Barry Award winner.