Dave's Comedy in The Dark Autumn 2012 Tour to feature Abandoman, Vikki Stone, Paul Foot and more!

Dave presents:
 ‘Comedy in the Dark’

“Destined to become one of the most talked about shows.”
Time Out

As the gloomy summer draws to a close, and we say hello to an autumn of ever-shortening days, Dave, the home of witty banter, presents ‘Comedy in the Dark Tour’ promising to light up our lives with a sensory overload that is too funny to resist: top comedians performing in the pitch dark.

“Comedy in the Dark is a unique and compellingly intimate experience."
Dan Antopolski, Perrier nominee and Dave Joke of the Fringe winner.

Described by BBC Leicester as “a fascinating cult experiment”, the show has been a huge hit for the past three years at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival (“One of the top 5 comedy festivals in the world” The Guardian), and won further critical acclaim with its subsequent Edinburgh Fringe runs and appearances in London.

Audiences for this autumn tour of the superbly innovative  ‘Comedy in the Dark’ can expect to have their senses heightened, while comedians perform out of their skin and utilise entirely new skills to cope with what is literally a blank canvas. This is the one time where a theatre ‘going dark’ is actually a good thing for performer and audience alike!

“It’s the most fun you can have with the lights off - almost!”
Audience member in Edinburgh

Past acts have included Sarah Millican, Kevin Bridges, Jon Richardson, Greg Davies and Shappi Khorsandi, and the line up for Comedy in the Dark’s 2012 Autumn tour includes another raft of leading stand-ups including the award-winning Phil Nichol, Patrick Monahan, winner of  ITV’s ‘Show Me The Funny’, Paul Foot, fast-rising star Josh Widdicombe and blind stand-up Chris McCausland.

“Who'd have thought that sensory deprivation plus comedy could equal so much fun? A really unique and interesting experience, for audience and performers.” 

With each outing ‘Comedy in the Dark’ sheds new light on the resourcefulness of comedians and pushes the boundaries of humour. Now cities as far apart as Brighton and Leeds, Birmingham and Glasgow, can enjoy this nocturnal novelty as the lights go out all over the UK in the name of comedy.


  ‘Comedy in the Dark’ tours from 30th September to 25 October 2012


Sunday 30th September 
Soho Theatre, London / 0207 478 0100
Mark Olver (MC), Phil Nichol, Abandoman, Seann Walsh & Chris McCausland

Friday 5th October
Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow / 0854 166 6002
Mark Olver (MC), Stephen Carlin, Davey Connor and more to be confirmed...

Sunday 7th October
Frog & Bucket, Manchester / 0161 236 9805
Patrick Monahan, Marcel Lucont, Tom Allen (MC), Rob Rouse

Thursday 11th October
Electric Cinema, Birmingham / 0121 643 7879
Mark Olver (MC), Ivo Graham, Joey Lycett and Josh Widdecombe

Sunday 13th October
Live Theatre, Newcastle / 0191 261 2694
Tony Jameson, Vikki Stone, Paul Foot, Tom Allen

Thursday 18th October
Cinema City, Norwich
0871 902 5724
Mark Olver (MC), Keith Farnan, Tom Deacon, and Chris McCausland

Saturday 20th October
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds
0113 220 8008
Andrew Ryan, David Morgan MC, Iain Stirling, and special guests

Thursday 25th October
Duke of York’s Cinema, Brighton
0871 902 5728
Mark Olver (MC), Zoe Lyons, David Morgan, and special guests

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