Fond farewell from comedy folk favourites New Rope String Band

A unique trio blending amazing music and hilarious comedy include Matt's Comedy Club, Worthing on their 2015 Farewell Tour after more than 20 years of extraordinary shows. Once seen, never forgotten: combining superb musicianship with side-splitting comic genius, the New Rope String Band are truly unique entertainers, and their astonishing show comes to the Connaught Studio on 9 April (8pm).   more»

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Fond farewell from comedy folk favourites New Rope String Band

A unique trio blending amazing music and hilarious comedy include Matt's Comedy Club, Worthing on their 2015 Farewell Tour after more than 20 years of extraordinary shows.

Once seen, never forgotten: combining superb musicianship with side-splitting comic genius, the New Rope String Band are truly unique entertainers, and their astonishing show comes to the Connaught Studio on 9 April (8pm).

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Bunnymen front man set for rare Worthing solo gig

Formed in Liverpool in 1978, Echo & the Bunnymen grew to become one of the UK’s most popular indie rock bands responsible for hit albums and singles such as The Cutter, Seven Seas, Bring on the Dancing Horses, The Killing Moon and Nothing Lasts Forever.

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Literary luvvies get wordy with romance for Worthing show

Think of a subject that has occupied poets, playwrights and storytellers since Man – and Woman – first put pen to paper. We’re talking Love, of course – and with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the Worthing Wordies are getting into romantic mood as they prepare for their next performance.

On Sunday 15 February they’ll be making a welcome return to Worthing’s Ardington Hotel on Steyne Gardens for an exciting programme of staged readings on Love, Lust, Desire, Romance, Frustration, Jealousy – and a whole host of emotions to entice the listener.

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Acaster return heads for comedy sell-out

Rising comedy star James Acaster returns to Worthing on 20 February for a Matt's Comedy Club gig set to sell out in the Connaught Studio.

The gangly stand-up comedian last gigged locally in 2013, and his star has very much been in the ascendant since then, with a plethora of TV appearances, his own acclaimed BBC Radio 4 show, great reviews from his Edinburgh shows and more.

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Wordies return for Christmas show at Ardington

The Worthing Wordies are getting well and truly into the Christmas spirit – and our local literary luvvies are convinced that Sunday November 30th really isn’t too early for their latest show at the Ardington Hotel.
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Open Mic acts line up to win Jo Brand support slot

Worthing's family-friendly Matt's Comedy Club returns to action again on 30 October with an Open Mic with a difference … an expert panel will pick a winner for a prized paid-for spot at Jo Brand's sell-out gig at the Connaught Theatre on 20 November.

With more than a dozen acts of all shapes and sizes, drawn from across the south coast and further afield, a packed night is in store.

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Everyone's favourite Stockport housewife heads for south coast gig

Mrs Barbara Nice is the comedy creation of Janice Connolly. Barbara is your average Stockport housewife who given up the domestic bliss of Tupperware and Poundstretcher shops for the unpredictabilty of the comedy world.

No audience is too rowdy for her to handle – she's already raised five teenagers. With the affectionate attitude of a playgoup leader at a wild Iggy Pop concert, Barbara is guaranteed to warm the heart of any audience.

Barbara headlines at Matt's Comedy Club at the Connaught Studio, Worthing on Thursday 18 September (8pm) – and a cracking night is guaranteed.

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Ex-Big Breakfast star to headline Worthing comedy night

A self-confessed professional northerner – and far worse, a celebrity Manchester United fan – Paul Tonkinson is a star of comedy in all its forms. Be it on stage, in character or as a TV host, this man does not fail to make you giggle.

And he's in Worthing at Matt's Comedy Club on Thursday 24 July, at the Connaught Studio.

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Quiet is the new loud for ex-Creation stablemates Fij + Bickers

Like Groundhogs predicting an extended winter, former Creation Records label mates Pete Fij (Adorable / Polak) & Terry Bickers (House of Love / Levitation) have crawled out of musical hibernation to come together to declare that 'quiet is the new loud' and 'down is the new up'.

Conjuring levels of intensity to match their more electrified combined musical pasts, their predominantly acoustic new album, Broken Heart Surgery, (out 7 July 2014) celebrates the downbeat and melancholic with a wry humour and lyrical wit. Imagine Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel an The Velvet Underground jamming together at four in the morning. Quietly so not to wake the neighbours.

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One-liner gag man and 2013 Amused Moose People's Champion lined up

Matt's Comedy Club have two very different styles of stand-up waiting to hit town on 26 June, when Tony Cowards and Danny Ward top the bill.

After last month's sold out Noise Next Door gig, ticket sales are expected to be brisk for the visit of these two experienced comedy circuit regulars.