Big-hitters of comedy in Buxton face-off

Yorkshire International Business Convention 2008.  June 6, 2008.'Picture Bruce Rollinson'Rory Bremner.
Yorkshire International Business Convention 2008. June 6, 2008.'Picture Bruce Rollinson'Rory Bremner.

Two of the UK’s biggest comedy stars have a fight on their hands on June 22 in Buxton – for audiences at shows in the town.

In the red corner, or the town’s amazing new Pavilion Arts Centre, will be Rory Bremner, man of many faces.

Dom Joly

Dom Joly

In the blue corner, or Buxton Opera House as it is known, is Dom Joly, famous for his daft stunts in Trigger Happy TV.

For Rory, Britain’s top satirical impressionist, Buxton is part of a tour which sees him return to the live stage with his unique brand of comedy and impressions.

The show will feature a mix of some of his firm favourites, along with his own take on events dominating the news. Sharing the stage with Rory will be two of his oldest friends, comedienne Hattie Hayridge and jazz star Ian Shaw. Hattie is one of Britain’s best female stand-ups and a legend on the comedy circuit for nearly 20 years.

Alternatively, you could go and see Dom Joly, best known for his laugh- out- loud sketches on his multi-award winning international TV sensation, Trigger Happy TV, and fresh from I’m A Celebrity. One of the UK’s most innovative and entertaining comedians, he’s called his tour “Welcome To Wherever I Am” in which he reminisces about skiing down volcanoes, holidaying in Chernobyl and North Korea, and trying to fly across the Grand Canyon strapped to an eight-foot rocket.

Which will you choose?

In the words of that other top comedian, Harry Hill: “There’s only one way to find out...

Box office for both bouts, which start at 7.30pm: 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk