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Gravesend acts join top comics in UK's first virtual stand-up comedy tour

Gravesend act the Chuckle Singhs will appear with top comics Tom Parry and Geoff Norcott in the UK's first virtual stand-up tour.

Founded in 2018, No Direction Home features acts from international background and has toured venues including the Southbank Centre with guest headliners Romesh Ranganathan, Lou Sanders and Sindu Vee.

The Chuckle Singhs, Gravesend's answer to the Chuckle Brothers
The Chuckle Singhs, Gravesend's answer to the Chuckle Brothers

Now, with lockdown keeping comedy clubs shut, they are heading off on a virtual tour of Britain, and are due to 'arrive in Gravesend' on Monday November 16.

Hosted by top comic Tom Parry, the gig will be headlined by Geoff Norcott, as seen on Mash Report and Mock the Week, and The Chuckle Singhs, AKA Bob and Dan, who describe themselves as “straight outta Gravesend - the cheaper, outsourced version of the Chuckle Brothers."

The gig will take place on Zoom, presented by Counterpoints Arts and Gravesend-based community group Cohesion Plus.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can afford, with free tickets for anyone on low or zero income, and booking is through https://kent-comedy.eventbrite.co.uk

Comedian Geoff Norcott
Comedian Geoff Norcott

TV comic and stand-up Nish Kumar, who has guest headlined several No Direction Home gigs and helped mentor the group, says: “The No Direction Home comedians are a very exciting, interesting and creative bunch of people to be around. And they are very funny! The material is really good.”

No Direction Home performers include new stand-ups originally from countries such as Syria, Iran, Iraq, Ethiopia and Uganda.

Iraqi-born Yasmeen Audisho Ghrawi says: “No Direction Home is a space to show up/stand up, a space to be seen and heard, a space of celebration. We come from places of varying remoteness to the UK, some of us fresh off the back of a truck, others migrated here years ago. We hope to keep sharing the love – and our jokes.”

The full tour schedule is here: https://counterpointsarts.org.uk/event/no-direction-home-virtual-tour-2020/

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