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Thu, 28 Mar

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The Old Crown Coaching Inn

ARTHUR SMITH AT THE CACKLING BAT COMEDY CLUB

Lovely grumpy old man Arthur Smith is coming to Faringdon - come along and be entertained!

ARTHUR SMITH AT THE CACKLING BAT COMEDY CLUB
ARTHUR SMITH AT THE CACKLING BAT COMEDY CLUB

Time & Location

28 Mar 2024, 19:30 – 22:20

The Old Crown Coaching Inn, 25 Market Pl, Faringdon SN7 7HU, UK

About the event

Smith is a lovely man - and a great comedian. He has also written stage plays such as An Evening with Gary Lineker.

In addition to stand-up comedy, Smith has performed musical comedy shows such as Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen (later broadcast on Radio 4).  He is also a radio presenter on such BBC Radio 4 programmes as Excess Baggage and Loose Ends, and appears on television comedy panel games. He took over as narrator of the TV series A Life of Grime after the death of John Peel and was one of the Grumpy Old Men in the television series of that name. 

During the late 1980s, Smith took the role of consumer expert, testing such items as hangover cures and Pot Noodles on the BBC Radio 2 Nightcap show hosted by Peter Dickson.

One of Smith's more unusual roles was in the sitcom Red Dwarf.  In August 2016, he appeared in the role of Mr Harman in the revival of the BBC sitcom Are You Being Served.

Debrett's lists his full books and publication list as Trench Kiss (1990), An Evening With Gary Lineker (with Chris England, 1992), Pointless Hoax(1997), Sit-Down Comedy (2003), That Which Is Not Said (poetry, 2006), and My Name is Daphne Fairfax (autobiography, 2009).

Here's an excerpt from one of Arthur's school reports:

ALWAYS INTERESTING AND INTELLIGENT, SMITH. YOU ARE VERY OBSERVANT AND PERCEPTIVE, NOT TO MENTION HONEST. YOU CAN SEE INTO OTHER PEOPLE AND YOURSELF QUITE A BIT – MOTIVES, FEELINGS, THOUGHTS. CULTIVATE THIS AND ALLOW IT TO BECOME EVER MORE DEVELOPED; CONTINUE YOUR WRITING. IT’S VERY INTERESTING AND WELL DONE, AND SHOULD GET EVEN BETTER IN THESE AND OTHER RESPECTS AS YOU GROW OLDER IF YOU WORK AT IT AND “KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK”.

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