Lincs: Ross Noble will take you from the sublime to the surreal

Ross Noble
Ross Noble

For an evening of laughter, madness and some downright bonkers comic observations, it’s hard to beat a night with Ross Noble.

And the Geordie stand-up is bringing his latest show, Tangentleman to the Engine Shed in Lincoln next week.

Noble has been performing since he was smuggled in to his local comedy club at the age of 15.

In the years since, he has become known as a truly exciting and genuinely original performer and has received huge critical acclaim.

He is a former Perrier Award nominee, Barry Award, and Time Out award winner for best live stand-up, and has won several other prestigious awards and nominations.

Noble’s style is recognised as spontaneous, due to his unpredictable performance style, interruptions from hecklers or because he has drifted off into another surreal conversation.

During his shows he is known to dabble onto one topic, ask a member of the audience something about him or herself and use that as material, and carry on with that, and later on seems to forget about, digressing into another topic.

Such an approach is how the show Tangentleman has come about, given his propensity to wander off on to equally hilarious side topics.

As well as words, Noble will often mime actions on stage to help the audience understand where his surreal observations are going.

All of this has cemented his position as one of the most popular stand-ups in the UK.

As well as stand-up, Noble is well known for his appearances on TV shows like Have I got News for You and QI.

He also host Freewheeling on Dave where he travels around the country to visit various people and groups who contact him on Twitter.

He is at the Engine Shed next Thursday (13th November) at 8pm and tickets priced £25 are available on 0844 8888766 or online at www.engineshed.co.uk.

Please note: This show is suitable for over-15s only.

Before Ross Noble, the Engine Shed plays host to James Acaster tonight (Thursday) with his new show Recognise.

Join James for another round of whimsical rabbiting on and physical awkwardness as he gets round to telling us that thing he’s been trying to put off for some time.

His TV appearances include Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 out 10 Cats and Russell Howard’s Good News and he was nominated for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show in both 2012 and 2013,.

Theshow starts at at 8pm and tickets priced £25 are available on 0844 8888766 or online at www.engineshed.co.uk.

Please note: This show is strictly for over-15s only.