Christmas comedy that packs a punch!

Tickets are selling fast for Pocklington Arts Centre’s ‘Punchline Christmas Comedy Gala’, which will see comedians Tom Houghton, Tom Binns and Lee Ridley aka Lost Voice Guy take to the stage for an amazing night of entertainment.

PAC’s comedy gala has sold-out for the past 15 years running and there is now limited availability on tickets for this incredibly popular event which takes place on Friday 14 December.

Tom Houghton has just acquired the title ‘The Honourable’. Not by his own merit (he has been sacked from Wetherspoons twice) but by the traditional aristocratic way – by default.

His dad, who is the ex-Chief of Defence Staff and current Constable of the Tower of London, was inducted into the House of Lords, which makes Tom “honourable”, apparently.

The 2017 and 2018 sell-out, critically acclaimed star of the BBC, Comedy Central and Channel 4 comes to PAC with hilarious tales of growing up and discovering that true honour often lies where you would least expect it.

PAC favourite Tom Binns, aka Hospital DJ Ivan Brackenbury, is an award-winning and critically acclaimed character comedian who will be making a welcome return to PAC

And you may recognise Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy, as the winner of Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year. He may not be able to talk, but he definitely has something to say.

PAC director Janet Farmer said: “We are so pleased with our line-up for this year’s Punchline Comedy Gala which is always incredibly popular, having sold-out for the past 15 years running. We have personally seen all of this year’s fantastic acts live, so can personally vouch for just what an amazing night of live comedy this is going to be. We saw Tom Houghton at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and were blown away by him, he is just absolutely brilliant. Tom Binns, and his character led comedy, is a PAC favourite, he is just hilarious and I know the audience will love him too when he comes to Pocklington. Lost Voice Guy is a great contrast to the other performers, he’s just been doing amazingly well since his time on Britain’s Got Talent, and we are so pleased to have him as part of this diverse, dynamic line-up for what will be an amazing night of live comedy.”

MC for the night will be Comedy Club and festival regular Paul Pirie. PAC’s bar will be open for the event, until late.

Punchline Christmas Comedy Gala is at PAC on Friday 14 December, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £16 each available from the Box Office on 01759 301547 or at