- Start time: 8:00 pm
- Running time: 2hrs
- Recommended age: 16+
Join us at the Victoria Theatre for the 'Spaced Out' Comedy series of events this Summer.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Victoria Theatre safely with a series of socially distanced events. In addition to socially distanced seating in the auditorium, there will be one-way systems in place, enhanced cleaning and hand sanitiser stations throughout the venue and staggered arrival times. Audiences will also be required to wear masks and to check-in via the NHS Test and Trace QR code upon entry. Refunds for this event will be available up to 24 hours in advance should you be unable to attend due to reasons associated with COVID-19. If you do need to cancel we kindly ask for as much notice as possible to allow for tickets to be resold. Entry to the event will be via e-ticket or print at home ticket only.
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Spaced Out Comedy - Thursday 22 July
Tony Vino will be your MC for the evening and will be joined on stage by comedians Simon Brodkin and Tom Wrigglesworth!
Tickets now on sale!!
Tony Vino as MC - Preston’s very own funnyman. Tony Vino (**** The Scotsman) has been touring the comedy scene since early 2005. Well aware of social and political issues he mixes friendly well thought out observational humour with audience interaction and quick witted responses. A finalist in 2006 Funny Bones competition, Tony has enjoyed recognition as a comedian and comedy compere of renown. His life and interests are wide ranging and so is the subject matter he weaves together on stage.
“A Great Show the assured Tony Vino copes with a mixed audience really well” Kate Copstic, The Scotsman
“Uplifting style, great delivery and consistently funny throughout” BBC Manchester
“Tony is very funny, a class act and always comes up with the goods” Darren Goddard, Greenbelt Festival Events
“Life Affirming Comedy” BBC1 Heaven & Earth Show
“Such a class act” Sorted Magazine
“Tony Vino makes me laugh on and off stage. He’s always funny and has some of the same letters as my name”. Tim Vine
Acclaimed character comedian and “the world’s most famous blagger” (The Daily Telegraph), Simon Brodkin is now performing as himself after his hugely successful debut stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin premiered at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.
Star of Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer (Channel 4) Simon hit global headlines multiple times for his high-profile stunts, including handing Theresa May a P45 during her speech at the Conservative Party Conference, showering disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter with bank notes, surrounding Donald Trump at the opening of his golf courses with 60 swastika-emblazoned golf balls, attaching a 25-foot sign to the side of Sir Philip Green’s super yacht, and going on Britain’s Got Talent as the ultra-orthodox Jewish rapper Steven Goldblatt – fooling Simon Cowell and the other judges to win four ‘yeses’. Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer was nominated for best Documentary at the Monte Carlo TV Festival Golden Nymph Awards 2018.
Simon’s most famous character is “comedy legend” (The Sun) Lee Nelson, writing and staring in two series of BBC Three’s ratings smash Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and the sketch series Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, which introduced the nation to a plethora of brilliant characters.
In recent years Lee Nelson has toured regularly in the UK, whilst Simon has also taken multiple solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, winning the Writer’s Guild Best Newcomer Award for his debut show.
“There aren’t many better comedians to turn to” The Daily Telegraph
“A prodigious talent” The Times
“The hottest creation since Ali G and Vicky Pollard.” The Daily Mirror
Tom Wrigglesworth is an established Stand-Up comedian, Radio and TV presenter and voice-over artist.
With a disarmingly charming delivery and unforgettable appearance, this Yorkshire funny man became a national have-a-go-hero when he rescued a little old lady from the jaws of a Virgin train ticket inspector; only to be arrested for begging. His subsequent story of the event secured Tom several awards including the Chortle Best Show Award, and a nomination for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award.
This led to a sell out tour of the UK, and runs at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival.
Following this, Tom recorded two series of ‘Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Letters’ for BBC Radio 4, tackling consumer issues in his own hilarious way and winning a highly acclaimed Sony Award for best Radio Comedy along the way.
His next radio project, ‘Tom Wrigglesworth’s Hang Ups’ for BBC Radio 4 is currently in its second series and focuses on telephone conversations with his parents.
As a natural and engaging television presenter, Tom put his technical background to use when he appeared on ‘Electric Dreams’ for BBC 2, advising a modern family as they fast forwarded through three decades of technology. He then presented Engineering Giants, also for BBC 2, which saw Tom climbing aboard an oil platform, servicing a passenger ferry and dismantling a jumbo-jet whilst interviewing various engineers to keep the viewers informed as the three major strip downs unfolded.
Further television credits include being a regular contributor on The Discovery Channel where he explains the science behind crowd sourced stunts and experiments on the popular show ‘ You have been warned’
Since winning the Channel 4 new comedian competition, ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ in 2003, Tom is now firmly established as one of the most original, talented and respected comedians on the UK and International comedy circuit.
* Ticket prices include a Theatre Support Fee when booking via our Box Office and online. No other charges are applied.