Radio 4 regular brings sharp, sardonic wit to town’s next Comedy Night

Simon Evans comedian
Simon Evans comedian

FOLLOWING on from the sell-out success of Buckingham’s first Comedy Night at the end of January, tickets are selling well for the next event in the series.

This month’s Comedy Night is on Sunday, March 25, at the Old Town Hall in Buckingham.

At the January show, audiences enjoyed a headline performance by stand-up Miles Jupp, who has since appeared on BBC Let’s Dance For Comic Relief, dancing to The Prodigy’s Firestarter. He has also been heard as a panellist on Radio 4’s The News Quiz, with Sandi Toksvig.

In Buckingham, he was joined by fellow comedians Joe Bor and Elis James.

The March Comedy Night is headlined by Simon Evans, who has become an established act on the comedy circuit.

His style has been characterised as aloof, sardonic and sharp-witted, and his voice is familiar to Radio 4 audiences as a panellist on comedy shows such as The News Quiz, Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive and The Unbelievable Truth.

He appeared on TV’s Mock The Week in October and has also been on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

He writes for a number of famous comedians including Dara O’Briain and Lee Mack, and hosted and wrote seven series of the spoof news show The Way It Is.

He will be joined by support acts Charlie Baker, who has appeared in The IT Crowd and was the winner of 2011 Let’s Dance For Comic Relief, and Kevin McCarthy, a regular on the comedy circuit.

January’s Comedy Night sold out two weeks in advance, so get your tickets while you can for an event that’s set to become a regular feature in Buckingham.

Tickets (under-18s only due to adult content) £12.50 from the Tourist Information Centre at the Old Gaol and Villiers Hotel.