April Comedy at The Neeld – Live Comedy in Chippenham
The Neeld is the centre of comedy in Chippenham and hosts a wide range of live comedy shows from satire to improvisation.
Our program includes a range of established comedians as well as insightful and ground-breaking new acts. February saw Jody Kamali and his Circus of Wonder which was a fantastic night and can only be described as face achingly funny! We have lined up some great acts for April, including:
ANDY FORD – Recently featured in ‘The Stage and Television Today’, as one of the top ten comedians in Britain, unique comic Andy Ford, began his professional career at the age of 12. He has performed his comedy routines to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and also topped the bill at the world famous London Palladium. His irrepressible style and charm has seen him invited onto the UK’s top chat shows and his live stand-up routine as well as his comedy seminars are constantly in demand throughout the world in theatres, art Centres, top Hotels and on some of the world’s finest cruise ships. Andy has starred in Bristol Hippodrome’s Pantomimes for the last seven years and has worked alongside David Hasselhoff, Warwick Davies and Barbara Windsor.
ANDY LAWRENCE – Andy brings you his most honest, fearless and uncompromising stand-up show to date. No joke is unacceptable. No subject off-limits. Absolutely no concessions made to political correctness. Stand-up without boundaries. Lawrence’s university debut led on to the Edinburgh fringe, where he was runner up in the 2003 So you think you’re funny competition. Subsequent wins of the Amused Moose Starsearch, York Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition and the BBC’s New Act of the Year Competition in 2004 provided him further exposure on the UK comedy scene.
His 2007 Fringe show, Social Leprosy For Beginners & Improvers, was nominated for the main if.comedy award. He has returned to the Edinburgh Fringe every year up to 2015.
MITCH BENN – Mitch is not only one of the most sought-after acts on the comedy circuit but is widely acknowledged as one of the best writer/performers of comic songs in the country. Mitch began his comedy career in Edinburgh in 1994. He moved to London in 1996 and quickly established himself as a comedy club “headliner” as well as a favourite on the university circuit.
On TV, Mitch appears regularly on BBC1’s “The One Show” as the writer and arranger of “The Complaints Choir”. He has also appeared on “The Last Word” for More4, “Gas” for Channel 4, “Live at Jongleurs”, “The Warehouse” and “Today With Des & Mel” for ITV, “The Comedy Store” for Channel 5, “The World Stands Up” for Paramount and “Raymaan Is Laat” for Dutch TV.
The Neeld Community Arts Centre can be found in the heart of Chippenham. Previously known as The Neeld Hall, it has been a wartime hospital, Corn Exchange and a community hall. Its latest life is as the Neeld Community and Arts Centre, offering a wide range of events and services. The Neeld is just a short walk from the train station and bus station so getting to us from one of the towns or cities that surround Chippenham is very straightforward. Chippenham is also served by a large number of professional taxi companies who will get you home.
The next time you’re looking for a laugh, why not try The Neeld for some comedy in Chippenham.