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8th May 2009, 12:14pm
Comedy star heading to Engine Shed
Rhod Gilbert Breakthrough star of British comedy Rhod Gilbert will bring his hilarious new stand-up show to the Engine Shed.

Following a sell-out tour last year and sensational performances on The Royal Variety Performance, Live at the Apollo, and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, the Welsh Wonder is back on the road with a brand new show.

Rhod Gilbert & the Cat that Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst will arrive at the Engine Shed on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford campus on Tuesday 3 November 2009.

Last year, he punched a shop-assistant over the duvet tog-rating system and went berserk over a mince pie. This year Gilbert has given his show a ridiculous title just to annoy someone in Canterbury. Is he, as he believes, a visionary in a sea of closed minds, or has he, as everyone else believes, got anger-management problems?  

The Independent has called his performances “comedy manna from heaven” and Time Out heralded him as a “blistering tour de force”. He was the winner of Time Out’s Comic of the Year, Breakthrough Act and Best Show awards in 2008.

Victoria Simpson, Events and Marketing Manager at the Engine Shed, said: “Rhod Gilbert is without doubt the hottest new property on the British comedy scene. Audiences and critics have been bowled over by his performances over the past year. We know that there’s a big appetite for comedy around Lincoln with the success of last year’s comedy festival and this is a great chance to see a performer destined for stardom.”

Tickets for Rhod Gilbert & the Cat that Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst are on sale now, priced £15. They are available from, 0844 888 8766 and the Engine Shed Box Office, open Monday to Saturday from 10am-4pm.

The show takes place at the University of Lincoln’s Engine Shed on Tuesday 3 November. Doors are at 7.15pm and the show begins at 8pm. The event is strictly for people aged 16 and over and ID will be required.

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