Paul Kerensa – The First Broadcast

Friday 14 October 2022 7.30pm

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Paul Kerensa is back with his fabulously funny one-man show “The First Broadcast”. We have a bar for this event, so why not come along for a fantastic Friday night out!

The First Broadcast is a new comic historical one-man play (think ‘stand-up history’) written by and starring comedian, writer and radio history fanatic Paul Kerensa, bringing to life the true tale of the BBC’s forgotten pioneers.

In this new comic play, Paul plays two genuine radio pioneers: Arthur Burrows and Peter Eckersley. 100 years ago they were opposing voices in The Marconi Company, with very different ideas of what radio was: Burrows the prophetic dreamer eager to inform and educate… while rebellious Eckersley just wanted to entertain. But who will give the first broadcast?

Hear Arthur and Peter’s story, as well as their voices, and see one of the first 1920s crystal radio sets. Be informed, educated, and entertained!

Writer for BBC1’s Miranda and Not Going Out, among countless others, Paul Kerensa’s the in-demand comic who plays comedy clubs and cathedrals.  He’s one of the few to have appeared both at London’s Comedy Store and on Radio 2’s Pause For Thought. A decade into his stand-up career, Paul’s one-man show has played to packed-out churches and other venues over the last few years, including festivals from Spring Harvest, Greenbelt, and New Wine, to the Edinburgh Fringe and Montreal Comedy Festival. Most recently, he’s part of the writing team for TFI Friday, Top Gear, Royal Variety Performance and Buble at the BBC. Paul’s books include Amazon top 100 bestseller Hark! The Biography of Christmas and children’s book Noah’s Car Park Ark. Paul is a regular on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show.

If I was a joke thief, I would be shinning up Paul Kerensa’s drainpipe.’ Milton Jones
A comic wave that just keeps coming … As effortless a writer as he is a performer.’ The Stage
Paul Kerensa’s writing never fails to be uniquely funny and interesting. TV comedy is richer for Paul being a part of it.’ Miranda Hart

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