You’ve gotta laff, aincha

Welcome laydeez and gentlemen to… The DOCK’s very first and very wonderful Comedy Night!
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Put the date in your diaries now – Sunday 21st Feb at 7pm.  Perfect chance to start the week with coffee and craic in Dock Cafe.  There’ll be admission at the door on the night – but this being The Dock, it will be an Honesty Box ticket desk!

I’ve seen Andy Kind in action in front of a packed Waterfront Hall and I know it’ll be a fantastic night.  Here’s a bit of info from his website:

Andy-Kind-1Andy Kind won Anything for Laffs in 2005 and recently hurdled over the 1000-gig barrier. Other stuff happened in between. Described by The Scotsman as ‘Terrific’, Andy’s stand-up style can best be described as ‘the joyful rant of a post-30 chaos vacuum’, and he has been featured on BBC1, ITV, Channel 4 in the UK.

Not long after supporting Tim Vine, Andy’s first book ‘Stand Up and Deliver’ was published by Lion Hudson. The sequel, ‘The Gig Delusion’ was released by Wilmot Books last year. Andy is now working on his third book (his second with Lion Hudson) and recently hosted successful residences at New Wine 2013 and Spring Harvest 2014. Soon after, Andy toured a series of churches in South Africa alongside Mark Palmer.

“We booked Andy for a ‘fringe’ gathering of friends new to church and ‘Alpha’. Andy won us all from the ‘get go’! His dazzling humour was pacy, real, self-critical, teasing, and hilarious! Waves of laughter from a crowd of 150 plus. He’s inventive, playful, totally original, with a ‘knock-out’ spiritual punch to finish with. What a buzz!” Rev. Greg Haslam, Westminster Chapel, London

“Without doubt Andy Kind is one of the best evangelists I have come across – a brilliant comedian! Over 170 came to hear him in our church building – well over 100 of these were first time visitors – he held the audience for one hour – no one walked out! Two women came in and said if this is about God we are not interested – they took alpha leaflets on the way out! I would book him now before word gets out how good he really is – then it would be difficult to get hold of him!”
John Owen, Pastor South Manchester Family Church

“I laughed, cried, laughed some more. Andy was hilarious. His opening routine was totally off-the-cuff as he bantered with the audience- this spontaneous comedy was genius. As good as anything I’ve seen on Live at the Apollo.”
James Hunting, Crown Church, Hillingdon

“Andy took the roof off during our event earlier this year! A packed house for an hour of belly laughing, alongside a genuine and cringe-free provocation for people to explore the claims of Christianity made it one of the best evenings we’ve done for guests that aren’t yet part of the church. I’d encourage you to invite Andy… and make sure you get your friends along!”
Steve Wilson, King’s Arms, Bedford