Winner – Malcolm Hardee Award 2017 | Winner – Best International Act – NZ Comedy Festival – 2001 & 2012 | Winner – The Sun Comedian of the Year 2010 | Winner – Three Weeks Critics Award – 2010
“…The feeling that you get in a room when the comedy is this good is unique. The audience becomes a single entity, bound by laughter and enjoyment. It is a powerful and rarely felt effect and you really must experience it. Thank you Terry Alderton for giving me the comedy thrill of a lifetime.”
Why not start planning your 2019 and book tickets for a comedy night with award-winning Tom Alderton & Friends. I love comedy and nothing is better than spending an evening with friends in the West End! Why not all meet after work and have a catch up over a cheap bite to eat before heading to Leicester Square Theatre for a fun evening.
8th & 9th February @ 9.30pm
Leicester Square Theatre – London
Kate Copstick, THE SCOTSMAN *****
After two successive sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and multiple 5star reviews, award wins and nominations. Terry Alderton is back in London for the first time in a very long time! This show, that comes to Leicester Square Theatre on 8th & 9th February, is entitled Terry Alderton & Friends and tells the story of his unconventional life so far. It covers his early career as a professional footballer, his time as a host on BBC1 Saturday night, his Perrier award nomination, his time in theCIA, the fight over a parking space with Prince Charles, the loss of his imaginary friend Bogey and his complete mental breakdown. Written by Terry with music by Grammy nominee Owen Parker (who has recently worked with the Pet Shop Boys, Robbie Williams, Girls Aloud and Simple Minds) the show promises to be a thrilling and unsettling insight into the mind of a comic genius set to some unforgettable and life-affirming music.
“This is a beautifully put together and brilliantly directed show which races along with excitement. Alderton’s full throttle explosive male energy is brilliantly contained by the nonsensical and unmistakable silliness”
Watch Terry in action :
BEYOND THE JOKE *****
Terry blends reality and fantasy seamlessly, and plays every band and choir member himself. There will be songs, jokes and impressions as Terry relives some career highs and lows. However, all will not be as it seems, as anyone who has experienced Terry live before will know.
“…his best show yet…” CHORTLE ****
One of the most exciting comedians around, Terry regularly performs all over the globe. His accolades include winning the Malcolm Hardee award, Best International Act at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and a Perrier nomination for Best Show. He has performed alongside some of comedy’s biggest stars. Michael McIntyre has found Terry as a source of inspiration, describing him as “…sensational…inspirational … a powerhouse of comedy”. Frank Skinner said Terry’s show was the best live show he’d ever seen, going on to describe him as a “fucking genius”. He also worked with the dearly departed JoanRivers who became an instant fan and Eddie Izzard who proclaimed him to be a ‘very funny comic with a fantastic comedy mind’, but someone who really ought to seek some sort of professional help.
“He’s proved himself as a comedian of dizzying inventiveness… thrillingly unpredictable and satisfying”
THE TIMES *****
He is set to appear on the new serious of ‘Celebrity Mastermind’ and is working on his new show for Radio 4 and on a script for SKY. He has performed stand up on many shows including Live at The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Road Show. Terry has also starred in EastEnders (BBC1) as Terry Spraggon; you might also have seen him as Charlie Mead on London’sBurning (ITV1); a yardie gangster in Lock,Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (C4); The Bill (ITV1), Holby City (BBC1),and Waking the Dead (BBC1). His film work includes Black Ball(directed by Mel Smith), Keeping Mum and The Flirting Club. He is also the subject of major new documentary film Comic, directed by Sam Callis. Both series of his critically acclaimed Radio 4 show Terry Alderton’s All Crazy Now gave a glimpse into his chaotic, hallucinatory and unique mind, as he played every character and sang every crazy song.