Report by James Franklin , Reporter
Thursday, April 12, 2012
TWO more comics will take to the stage at Weston’s Blakehay Theatre on April 19 at the venue’s third stand-up show.
The two previous shows, organised by The Comedy Box and held at the theatre in Wadham Street, have proven to be highly successful and now two more comedians will join the expanding roster of funnymen to appear at the venue.
Headlining this month’s show is award-winning Nathan Caton, who has recently appeared on ITV’s FHM Stand-Up Hero and BBC Radio 4.
He tackles everything from race to schoolyard jokes in a routine that has seen him tipped as one of the country’s hottest rising comedy stars.
Having started out on the comedy circuit at the tender age of 19 while studying architecture at university, he has made numerous appearances at the Edinburgh Festival and won the best newcomer award at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards in 2006.
First on the bill is James Acaster, who has developed into a hugely-engaging and exciting comedian since emerging onto the scene in 2008.
He has become a first-choice support act to some of the UK’s biggest touring comedians, such as Milton Jones and Josie Long, and his set often features storytelling, audience interaction routines about being not particularly cool.
Organiser Steve Lount said: “The first two stand-up shows were well attended and we are hoping the interest in these comedy nights continues to grow so we can bring them back to the fabulous Blakehay Theatre in the autumn.”
Tickets, priced £10-12, are available at www.TheComedyBox.co.uk, the box office on 01934 645493 or on the door.
The event will start at 8pm.