Kettering Arts Centre Presents: Paul Kerensa Comedians & Carols | Kettering

Kettering Arts Centre Presents: Paul Kerensa Comedians & Carols

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Saturday 23rd December
Tickets £11 (Concessions £8) - £12/£9 on the door!
Doors open 7pm – 7:30pm start
“Once in your very own city, stood some of the UK’s best comedy acts, delivering their version of the Christmas story. Complete with sing-a-long carols on the big screen, comedy sketches, video link-ups, mince pies, live music, & much more…”

Stand Up Comedian & award winning comedy writer (Not Going Out, the Lee Mack show, Miranda) Paul Kerensa will be returning with his very special Christmas Show to Kettering Arts Centre at St Andrew’s Church, with help from other top comedians, as part of a national tour.

Known to us here at Kettering Arts Centre as the genial & popular host of our sell-out show “Comedians & Carols”, we are delighted to welcome Paul back with his own full-length show, plus a top quality support act, for a great night out.

Comedian Paul Kerensa is a church-hopper. Not because he can’t settle, but because his job sends him all over the country, every weekend. Every Friday and Saturday night he’s hurling jokes at audiences in different towns – it can be hen parties in Birmingham one weekend, a Cornish arts centre the next. His ritual has always been to find dirt-cheap Saturday night accommodation, and an enriching nearby church on Sunday morning. In his experience, the churches are more diverse – and more often than not tougher gigs – than the secular comedy circuit. So a Comedian Walks Into a Church … is the hilarious diary of Paul’s unusual life. Behind the gags, church-goers will learn some valuable lessons about how they present themselves to strangers.

‘So A Comedian Walks Into A Church’ is published on March 20th 2013, and is a comedic love letter to both the church and the stand-up comedy circuit. It’s a tale of life on the road, stopping at places of mirth and places of worship. Paul’s that rare breed: a comedian who’s also a Christian. A typical weekend sees him far from home telling jokes on a Saturday night, then the next day exploring the locality for a Sunday service… which may differ from what he’s used to at his regular C of E. From Quakers to Catholics to Charismatics to Café Church, Paul shares his experience of the lot, via anecdotes of performing for cruises, fringes and lots of big cringes.

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Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”). Tickets are now also available from Petite Pantry at The Yards, 10 Market Street, NN16 0AH Kettering, United Kingdom and also direct from the Band 07833 663448

You may also buy tickets by emailing or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).


Saturday, December 23rd 2017 07:00pm


Kettering Arts Centre @ St Andrews Church
St Andrews Church, Lindsay Street
NN16 8RG Kettering


Kettering Arts Centre @ St Andrews Church, Kettering

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