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Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Sat May 22, 2010 7:04 pm

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Laugh the night away at this rib-tickling night of comedy in the State Room of the Alton Towers Hotel, compered by Geoff Whiting and featuring Bob Mills, James Redman, Hattie Hayridge and Felix Dexter.

10 September 2010 - £99 per person based on 2 sharing

Call 0871 702 7011 to book - package includes:

* Bed and Breakfast at the Alton Towers Hotel
* An evening of comedy in the State Room
* Two-course Dinner
* Welcome Drink


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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Sat May 22, 2010 9:40 pm

Notice how the magic stars are making a slow return! :P
 
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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Sat May 22, 2010 11:44 pm

"James" wrote:
Notice how the magic stars are making a slow return! :P

Shame the event itself doesn't have any stars... :P
 
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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Sat May 22, 2010 11:49 pm

lol.

Yes who are these? Might be worth £200 a room if these people were actually known.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Sat May 22, 2010 11:57 pm

These are unknown, local and cheap talent. Can't you tell?

Why not get ricky gervais, Alan Carr, Russel Howard, (russel is simply the best!) micheal mackintyre and other known faces? Cheap entertainment but major profit for Alton, thats the catchphrase these days...
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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Sun May 23, 2010 10:50 am

Only one person I know and that's Hattie Hayridge who was holly in red dwarf but she ain't that big of a comedian. It's a shame could of been a good night
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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Sun May 23, 2010 12:52 pm

Are you guys kidding?

Hattie Hayridge is, as someone pointed out, Holly from series' 3 to 5 of Red Dwarf. She's also well-known for stand-up and has been on the circuit for about 20 years. That's star enough for me :)

Also, Bob Mills has been on various (mainly daytime) TV shows and Felix Dexter is a major up-and-coming: he's been on Have I Got News For You, QI and Would I Lie to You numerous times for a start. He's really, really funny.

Then again, maybe I'm showing my age :)
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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Sun May 23, 2010 11:14 pm

"numb3r1towersfan" wrote:
These are unknown, local and cheap talent. Can't you tell?

Why not get ricky gervais, Alan Carr, Russel Howard, (russel is simply the best!) micheal mackintyre and other known faces? Cheap entertainment but major profit for Alton, thats the catchphrase these days...


Picking the four most mainstream comedians around, and slagging AT off isn't fair really. I have seen two of the people on the bill, and they are brilliant stand-up comedians - although I do find this venture a bit odd, it doesn't really suit AT's style. Nice to see a bit of variety though (if expensive!).
 
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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Mon May 24, 2010 9:25 am

"numb3r1towersfan" wrote:
Why not get ricky gervais, Alan Carr, Russel Howard, (russel is simply the best!) micheal mackintyre and other known faces?


Because Ricky Gervais is now the kind of guy who presents the Golden Globes and stars in Hollywood movies. Alan Carr used to be a great stand up but now happily occupies himself making constant sub-Julian Clary innuendos on his dreadful chat show. And Russel Howard and Michael Mcintyre are now at the level where they can sell out yer 02/Wembley Arenas routinely... oh yeah, and they're dreadful :wink:

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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Mon May 24, 2010 10:34 am

Guys - We want entertainment, this is entertainment.


What were you expecting? Alton Towers isn't the O2 or Wembley Stadium. Let's not slate this, this is clearly Alton Towers wanting to improve their entertainments & events.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Mon May 24, 2010 10:53 am

I think that its great that alton towers is giving a chance to the smaller curcuit and upcoming comedians to preform to an audience. All of the famous comedians that some have sujested had to have started some where just like these comedians that are preforming at alton. Upcoming comedians need places like alton towers so they can help make a name for themselves. About Five years ago if i had mentioned Russel Howard for example you would have gone: "Who". Don't automatically think because you don't know them that there rubbish, you have to give them a chance and go and see them, then judge there quality of there material.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Wed May 26, 2010 8:57 pm

I have enjoyed many nights at comedy clubs where I've seen comedians I've never heard of. Also, I saw Jimmy Carr at a comedy club before he was famous, so there's obviously a lot of unheard of talent out there!

Also, a night at the hotel is on its own around the £200 mark, if not more, so I think a comedy night plus dinner is quite good value for Alton Towers.

Well don Alton, something a bit different! :clap:
 
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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Thu May 27, 2010 5:17 pm

It's great they are giving lesser-known comedians a go, although one mediumish star would have been a nice way to top it off. Someone who is not as well known as the likes of Peter Kay and Michael McIntyre, but not completely unknown either. Someone like John Bishop or Stewart Francis. Both very funny, but not really as big as they deserve to be.

Just because they are unknown does not make them bad, as there is a lot of unknown talent out there waiting to be discovered, and it never will be if it is not given a chance. AT could have got anypne they wanted, but chose lesser known comedians and deserve praise for doing it because it will help these people become more well known and it isn't the obvious choice. Expect a very entertaining night.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Fri May 28, 2010 1:41 am

"Blaze" wrote:
It's great they are giving lesser-known comedians a go, although one mediumish star would have been a nice way to top it off. Someone who is not as well known as the likes of Peter Kay and Michael McIntyre, but not completely unknown either. Someone like John Bishop or Stewart Francis.

You mean, for example, someone like Hattie Hayridge? She'd certainly fit into that category, IMO...

On the other hand, I've never heard of either John Bishop or Stewart Francis, which just shows how subjective this is.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Fri May 28, 2010 2:02 pm

"numb3r1towersfan" wrote:
These are unknown, local and cheap talent. Can't you tell?

Why not get ricky gervais, Alan Carr, Russel Howard, (russel is simply the best!) micheal mackintyre and other known faces? Cheap entertainment but major profit for Alton, thats the catchphrase these days...

That really wouldn't work, it's called Comedy Evening for a start.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Fri May 28, 2010 6:09 pm

"Islander""][quote=""Blaze" wrote:
It's great they are giving lesser-known comedians a go, although one mediumish star would have been a nice way to top it off. Someone who is not as well known as the likes of Peter Kay and Michael McIntyre, but not completely unknown either. Someone like John Bishop or Stewart Francis.

You mean, for example, someone like Hattie Hayridge? She'd certainly fit into that category, IMO...

On the other hand, I've never heard of either John Bishop or Stewart Francis, which just shows how subjective this is.[/quote]
I guess you are right, although I'm surprised you ahvn't heard of The Bish, he seems to be on everything now, just out of nowhere after years of obscurity. Hattie Hayridge does fit in, although I never knew who she was until someone pointed out she was in Red Dwarf.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Sat May 29, 2010 2:23 am

At least we have something... and no doubt it'll be far better than some of the cr*ppy "comedians" you find in hotels abroad.

£99/person seems very steep to me though, that said it is AT and the rooms are normally expensive anyway, and when food and the entertainment is factored in, I can see why it costs more.

It would be nice if this could be opened up to non-guests of the hotel, for say £30ish, so you could see the show after a day on park!
 
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Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:09 am

"Islander" wrote:
I've never heard of either John Bishop

John Bishop was katie and emily's dad in skins series 3 and 4

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