Okay comedy fans, I've got a real treat for you today. Obviously I want you to go and see as much quality comedy as possible without bankrupting yourselves, and the good folks at Just the Tonic want as many people to come to their fine shows as possible. So with these twin aims in mind, Just the Tonic are very kindly offering supporters of Leicester Comedy Scene FREE TICKETS to their Thursday Night Laughs show, this Thursday, starring Mrs Barbara Nice, Chris Martin and David Murphy, with compere Darrell Martin.
Yes, you heard correctly - free tickets dammit! Normal price for this gig is £5 (or £3 with NUS), but if you book your tickets online at http://www.justthetonic.com/Leicester-comedy/shows/thursday-25-october-2012/913/ and enter the promotional code LEICESTERCOMEDYSCENE, you will get 'em for absolutely nowt!
How's about that for a good deal, eh? You'll get to see the inimitable Barbara Nice - the comic creation of Janice Connolly - a middle-aged Stockport housewife who'll have you laughing at your own problems one minute, then dancing around and waving your hands in the air the next. She has real mass appeal, having supported both Peter Kay and Johnny Vegas recently, and regularly works the audience into a frenzy "with the affectionate attitude of a playgroup leader at a wild Iggy Pop concert" (love that phrase - not one of mine, obviously).
You'll also get to see Chris "Why hasn't he changed his stage name?" Martin, who as well as not being the bloke from Coldplay is also an intelligent and inventive standup, adept at building a rapport with the audience and providing witty observations as well as social commentary. He's appeared on Dave's One Night Stand and his Bitesize Comedy Podcast with Carl Donnelly was selected in the Guardian's Top 10 Podcasts of 2010.
So get yourself a free ticket by ordering the amount you require on the JTT website and entering LEICESTERCOMEDYSCENE in the 'Promo Codes' box. It works - I've just tried it! And if you're umming and erring, just remember - the more people that take up this offer, the happier JTT will be and the more likely they will be to offer us more awesome deals in the future!