Fri 3rd Nov 2023 at 7:30pm ends 9:00pm

Bowling House, Dereham Road, Norwich, UK - Map

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Fresh from the Edinburgh Festival, Alistair Barrie ('One of the UK's sharpest comedians ️️️️ - ***** The Herald) is taking his hit show 'Woke in Progress' ️('utterly, utterly hilarious' ***** ️️️️️ - The Student) out on tour this autumn before filming it in London. Come and see this 'beautifully crafted hour' (️️️ - **** Scotland on Sunday) as a 'no frills master of his craft' (️️️️ - ***** The Scotsman) lets rip on the joys of bringing up a five year old and a three year old in his fifties while a succession of ever more appalling Prime Ministers do their very best to destroy a country that really doesn't feel like it needs much help at the moment.  

Let's face it, after the last few years, you have to make jokes. What else can you do?


'No one does righteous indignation with the same brio as Barrie, an inheritor of the splenetic mantle of the great 80s alternative comedians' - The Guardian
'Barrie’s analytical nous and store of snappy gags mark him out…Excellent' - The Independent
Merv Stutter's Pick of the Fringe - ️️️️️*****
One4Review -  ️️️****1/2
Three Weeks - ️️️️****
'Eloquent slick and dynamic, his hour positively races by in a blur of opinions, flippancy and indignity' ️️️ - ****
'Barrie’s act is a polished gem, honed through years of working out what makes us laugh' ️️️️ - Fringe Review ****
'Pointed, witty, and downright hilarious' ️️️️ - Entertainment Now ****


Weekly comedy night, join us as we showcase the best in comedy talent. We champion and support local up and coming talent and put them on the same stage as more established names road testing some brand new material!

This gig is indoors and upstairs in Bowling House's Palm Bar!

Check out our social media for line ups!

When booking we would encourage you to book in groups where you can in order to help us plan the layout of the room for the gig. Also if you would a meal before the show please allow plenty of time for this and reserve your table before the show directly with the venue;  We may have capacity for food during the show but not always! 




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Derinda M reviewed ALISTAIR BARRIE: Woke in Progress. LIVE AT NORWICH COMEDY CLUB which happened on 7:30pm on Fri 3rd Nov 2023.
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