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Stewart Francis: Pun Gent



‘A brilliant comic brain… this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I’ve ever heard’

The Guardian

‘Perfectly crafted gags’ The Sunday Times

Stewart Francis, the star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo embarks on a brand new stand-up tour and will be at The Orchard Theatre with his fantastic, hilarious new show on Saturday 21 November.

Stewart has devoted this show to his father, who was a roofer. So dad – if you’re up there? As for having kids himself he’s decided he doesn’t want any… anyone who wants some let him know and he’ll drop them off. Oh he’s just kidding of course, he has a beautiful daughter who he named after his mum, and in fact passive aggressive psycho turns five tomorrow. On an unrelated matter, Stewart likes what mechanics wear… overall.

With Stewart Francis it’s all about puns. And he’s a gent. If time is money, Stewart’s the man to do your shopping for he’ll fill every minute with comedy bargains in the form of non-stop quick-fire gags, rarely giving you time to cease giggling until the next one starts. And it’s not cheap produce either, previous goods winning awards such as Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe Award 2012 and earning him a reputation as one of the finest comics around. Quite simply, the service Francis provides is good old-fashioned joke telling with a hook, punch-line and a dose of panache thrown in for good measure. So where’s the catch? Well there probably is a pun-related answer, but only word wizards such as Stewart Francis could find one.

Having received international acclaim, in the US, UK and his native Canada, Stewart moved to the UK on a Tuesday in August, 2007 following successful appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe, sell-out nationwide tours and numerous TV appearances. Since then he has continued to sell out venues, appear on TV (Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo) he has been in (8 Out Of 10 Cats, Dave’s One Night Stand and even Celebrity Mastermind) and supported Ricky Gervais on tour. He is also an actor and writer, credits including Not Going Out and The Omid Djalili Show. Along with Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool he is also a member of comedy trio The Lumberjacks, who have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and throughout the UK.

The Show will be at The Orchard Theatre from on Saturday 21 November. Pre-show dining is also available before the show. The Orchard Theatre’s Restaurant provides a range of delicious, unique and memorable dishes, using the freshest local produce and prepared daily by the Head Chef.  Reserve your table when booking your show tickets.

To book tickets or for more information visit or call the Ticket Office on 01322 220000.


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