5th May 2010, 4:04pm
Comedy stars on stage in Lincoln this winter
Rich Hall Two award-winning stars of the stand-up comedy circuit will bring their side-splitting repertoires to venues at the University of Lincoln this winter.

Rich Hall, a regular on the BBC2 panel show QI, will perform at the Engine Shed on Monday 13 December, while Kevin Bridges, star of Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, will be at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on Sunday 21 November.

Both comedians are Perrier Award winners, Edinburgh Fringe favourites and regular faces on some of Britain's most popular TV comedy shows.

Star of the recent critically acclaimed BBC4 documentary, How the West Was Lost, Rich Hall is back on the road this year. The grouchy, deadpan comic genius has most recently been seen wowing audiences as one of the performers at both Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and at the Comedy Benefit at The Royal Albert Hall.

Looking like a Pearl Jam roadie, Rich is a master of absurdist irony – he particularly likes to lay into Americans and life across the Pond at every opportunity.

Kevin Bridges, dubbed Scotland’s young comedy prodigy, has had an extraordinary 12 months. With a 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival sell out run and an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for Best Newcomer under his belt, plus star appearances on Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the 02, 2010 is fast becoming Kevin’s year.

Kevin had not set foot in a comedy club before his first open mic spot in 2004. Now aged just 23, Kevin’s natural gift for comedy make him a regular at major comedy clubs up and down the country. As well as an outstanding appearance on the first episode of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and series five of Live at the Apollo, Kevin’s television credits include: Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and The Comedy Store.

Victoria Simpson, Engine Shed and LPAC Events and Programme Manager, said: “Over the past few years the Engine Shed and LPAC have attracted a plethora of comedy talent. This is set to continue with the appearance of Kevin Bridges and Rich Hall later this year. Rich Hall has wowed audiences for years, his dry wit providing comedy gems both on stage and on the various panel shows he regularly appears on. Kevin Bridges is an emerging talent on the up. From a support slot on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Kevin is quickly becoming a regular fixture on our screens.”

Kevin Bridges will be at the LPAC on Sunday 21 November, starting at 8pm. Tickets are £13.50 and the event is strictly for over-16s. Rich Hall will be at the Engine Shed on Monday 13 December, with the performance starting at 8pm. Tickets for the show, which is also for people aged 16 and over, cost £15.

Tickets for the LPAC are available by phoning 0844 888 4414 or visiting www.lpac.co.uk. Tickets for the Engine Shed are available by phoning 0844 888 8766 or visiting www.engineshed.co.uk. Alternatively, visit the Engine Shed and LPAC Box Office, open Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm, Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln.
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