Final preparations are being made for the second season of Ustreme’s critically-acclaimed stand-up spectacular, Proper Comedians.
Just a handful of tickets remain for the production, which will run over two nights at the Gaiety in Southsea, on Wednesday May 17th and Thursday May 18th.
The show, which revives the spirit of old ITV hit The Comedians, brings together a host of comedy legends on one stage, with audiences promised two nights of un-PC comedy so you can laugh like you used to.
Comedy veterans Jimmy Jones, Bobby Davro, Mike Osman, Duncan Norvelle and Ustreme founder Jim Davidson himself are among those lined up for the new series, along with Gerry K, John Moloney, Ricky Lane and Danny Posthill.
The shows, which will be different each night, are being hosted by national entertainment journalist and critic Garry Bushell, who will also be performing his own comedy routines.
Both nights will be filmed and then edited down to 30-minute episodes to be streamed exclusively on Jim’s streaming channel, Ustreme.
Proper Comedians – the show for old-school joke-telling stand-ups – has been dubbed “the antidote to cancel culture”.
Jim Davidson said: “People loved the first series of Proper Comedians. They said it was a joy to see humour like it used to be – funny.
“Between us, we’re about 3,000-years-old but we remember what it was to laugh properly. Jimmy Jones is in the line-up though…so it’s probably best if those who are easily offended don’t buy a ticket!”
The first season of Proper Comedians was performed in front of sell-out crowds over two nights at the Gaiety Bar, in Southsea, in November 2022, and received rave reviews from audiences and press alike.
One of the comics appearing in the show, Gerry K, said he “gets” why the star may have divided opinions with his no-holds-barred jokes over the years – but insists it’s not the job of entertainers to censor others.
Book tickets: 17th May https://book.events/gaietybarsouthsea/2023-05-17/42095
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