Pittville Pump Room November Comedy Club
Exploding onto the Pump Rooms stage tonight will be Cally Beaton, Keith Farnan, Ben Van der Velde and those frantically funny footwear The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre!
Do note that the line-up is subject to change.
The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre
The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre are Earth’s funniest footwear. After 11 sellout years at the Edinburgh Fringe and on tour, they continue to do what they do best – be hilarious!
See them live and enjoy them on Youtube with their unique brand of songs, sketches, socks and violence.
Ben Van der Velde is a stand-up comedian, actor, improviser and presenter. Over the past few years, has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of the British Isles, as well as Greece, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Norway.
Outside the circuit, Ben has performed a voodoo re-marriage ceremony, founded the Church of the Holy Kazoo with comedy legend Mark Thomas, and walked the entire London Underground network to raise money for The Refugee Council.
Cally is a natural storyteller full of intelligent, distinctive and punchline-rich material and one of the UK’s most sought-after acts for both comedy and corporate bookings.
It was while working for Comedy Central, on the road with the late, great Joan Rivers, that Cally was nudged into the sphere of performance. Acting as an unofficial business event warm-up for Ms. Rivers, it was she (then 81) who told Cally she had what it took to be a stand-up; and so, as a 45 year old single parent, Cally first took to the stage.
She has since become one of the UK’s most-booked professional comedians, with her unflinching, acerbic and intelligent brand of comedy. Cally’s TV and radio appearances include being a regular panellist on BBC’s QI as well as The Apprentice You’re Fired, Radio 4’s Museum of Curiosity, The Unbelievable Truth and Saturday Live. She is a frequent guest and commentator on BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio London and Times Radio.
A former solicitor, Keith has the natural ability to delve into themes other comics may shy away from and it is this aptitude that is placing him in the lead of investigative comedians. He has been a regular guest on radio, both in Ireland and the UK, from BBC, RTE, Talk Sport, Today FM, Newstalk and all sorts of other warm and welcoming studios.
Keith Farnan has performed as a stand-up all over the world, from Montreal, to Amsterdam, to Hong Kong.
His television credits include BBC3’s Most Annoying People, One Night Stand (BBC), Liffey Laughs (RTE) and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1).
Over 18s only.
What a stunningly brilliant line up of whizz-popping and explosive comedy firecrackers we have for you this Bonfire Night!
Breathtaking, unique and radiating regency refinement, Pittville Pump Room is monument to the more than 100 years of fame Cheltenham enjoyed as a Spa town, and perhaps the most famous example of regency architecture in the area. The outdoor Heritage Café at Pittville Pump Room offers a takeaway service with tables and chairs available under the colonnade of the Grade I listed regency building. Serving a range of hot and cold food, from coffee and cakes to sausage rolls and wraps, the cafe is the perfect place to enjoy views over the beautiful Pittville Park from the portico. The cafe is open daily, for full opening times please visit https://www.pittvillepumproom.org.uk/opening-times/
The Box Office is now located at Leisure at Cheltenham's reception point