ANVIL Arts has some great comedians that have just gone on sale, so get ahead and give yourself a real treat to look forward to next year.

Comedian James Acaster brings his show Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 to The Anvil on June 12. James has appeared on several television panel shows including Mock the Week and Would I Lie To You. He is currently receiving five-star reviews for his show and the descriptions 'brilliant' and 'genius' are being bandied around.

With regards the title of the tour, James explains “One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn’t very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious. It was 4am. I then changed the name of a WhatsApp I was a part of to COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 because I had been thinking a lot about how 1999 was the best year of my life and also about how much I hate myself sometimes. The next day I was asked to name my new show. Come along.”

Reginald D Hunter returns to The Anvil on June 21 with his new tour Facing the Beast. Celebrating his 20th anniversary as a comedian living and performing in the UK, Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. His television appearances include Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and the hugely popular BBC 2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the South and its equally successful follow up Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the Border, both of which documented the growth of American popular song.

If no news is good news then good news is fake news. Jonathan Pie returns to The Anvil next October to berate the people in power - and the journalists apparently holding them to account – with The Fake News Tour.

Jonathan is the exasperated news reporter whose videos have been seen across the world. With over 1.2 million Facebook followers, his videos regularly achieve millions of views. His response to the election of Donald Trump was viewed more than 150 million times worldwide.

Josh Widdicombe returns to The Anvil next November with his new show Bit much...

It’ll be a very funny night of grumbles and jokes in which Josh will finally tackle the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, pesto and the closing time of his local park.

Josh is best known for the twice BAFTA-nominated show The Last Leg, as well as his critically acclaimed sitcom Josh, Insert Name Here, QI, Have I Got News for You, and his hit podcast Quickly Kevin Will He Score.

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