Udderbelly Festival 2012 at the Southbank Centre

South Bank

The summer comedy festival Udderbelly, sponsored by E4, is returning to the Southbank this summer.

Running from 5 April to 8 July 2012, this is the fourth year for the big purple venue and promises another great programme of comedy, cabaret, theatre and music.

Headline acts set for 2012 include internationally renowned artists like Tim Minchin, Rufus Hound, Greg Proops, Nina Conti, The Boy With Tape on His Face and brilliant headline show The Vocal Orchestra, it’s full cream ahead as E4 Udderbelly Festival returns on Thursday 5 April.

SHOWS & ACTS

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Abandoman – Udderbelly

Last year’s sell-out smash hit show, Abandoman, are back for 2 nights only! more

Alex Horne – Seven Years in the Bathroom – Udderbelly

Alex Horne has established a reputation as a thoughtful and original stand-up. more

Andi Osho – Udderbelly

Andi Osho’s stand-up show is a brutally honest dissection of the perils and pitfalls of dating. more

Andrew Maxwell – Udderbelly

Renowned for cutting edge comedy, intrepid social commentary and political protagonism, Edinburgh Comedy more

Andy Zaltzman – Udderbelly

Andy Zaltzman returns with two shows at Udderbelly Festival – Armchair Revolutionary and Political Animal. more

Arthur Smith’s Benefit for the Royal Yacht – Udderbelly

A curious and possibly extraordinary evening of oddities reflecting ridiculous aspects of modern Elizabethan more

Best of the Comedy Store – Udderbelly

The Comedy Store presents the Best of the Comedy Store, bringing you the brightest comedy talent from more

Brendon Burns – Udderbelly

For two decades now the adopted Australian has been Britain’s most outspoken and number one cult comic. more

Cardinal Burns – Udderbelly

Cardinal Burns bring their acclaimed sketches and characters live to the Udderbelly. more

Carl Donnelly – Udderbelly

Carl started performing stand-up in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting more

Chris Cox – Fatal Distraction – Udderbelly

The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. more

Claytime – Udderbelly

Claytime is a play with clay, where the audience are invited to participate. more

Colin Hoult’s Ultimate Carnival of Monsters – Udderbelly

Colin’s unique style of comedy is as touching and terrifying as it is hilarious. more

Comedy Club 4 Kids – Udderbelly

Otter-ly fantastic! Now in its second year at E4 Udderbelly Festival The Comedy Club 4 Kids is back more

Diamond Night – Udderbelly

This will not just be a tribute to 60 years of a world-wide icon, but a sparkling and glamorous event more

Freeze with Tim Key and Tom Basden – Udderbelly

An inefficient and bleak mix of comedy, theatre, music, props, tusseling and material. more

Friday Night Freakshow – Udderbelly

The twisted showcase of dark and delicious variety returns to the cow. more

Frisky and Mannish – Udderbelly

Frisky and Mannish, London’s resident experts of pop hermeneutics and “fully-blown superstars” (Time more

Gag Reflex Presents – Udderbelly

Four awesome comics in one upturned purple Cow. more

Gina Yashere – Udderbelly

Join Gina on a rare trip back to the UK with a new show full of hilarity and joy! more

Havana Rumba – Udderbelly

The hottest Cuban Salsa party in town! more

Howard Marks – An Audience with Mr Nice – Udderbelly

Howard Marks has worked with the British Secret Service, been in prison in America, and his memoirs more

Ian Stone – The Return of Stoney Baloney – Udderbelly

After his triumphant solo show at last year’s E4 Udderbelly Festival, Ian is back and this time he’s more

Impropera – Udderbelly

A family show for anyone who likes great music, surreal comedy and sublime silliness. more

Isy Suttie – Pearl and Dave – Udderbelly

ilarious, heartbreaking, multi-character tale of internet romance from musical stand-up Isy. more

Magners Presents Comedy in the Dark – Udderbelly

Come and spend a truly uncommon hour in the company of your favourite stand-up comedians, all performing more

Mark Dolan – Udderbelly

What is love? Why is there war? And more importantly, who are those people that fall asleep immediately more

Michael Winslow – The Man of 10,000 Voices – Udderbelly

Michael is the master of vocal gymnastics and a true comedy star. more

Milton Jones – Mayor of London – Udderbelly

The show that explains why Milton Jones would make the best Mayor of London. more

Mrs Barbara Nice – Hiya and Higher – Udderbelly

Mrs. Barbara Nice – Stockport mother of five – is worried that we are living in a world of ever diminshing more

Nina Conti – Talk to the Hand – Udderbelly

Award-winning stand-up and ventriloquism – the puppets are alive in the room, not confined to a script. more

Opening Gala – Udderbelly

It’s the Opening Gala of the E4 Udderbelly Festival! more

Patrick Monahan – Hug Me I Feel Good – Udderbelly

Lovable comedian Patrick Monahan blends a high-energy style with hilarious and engaging stories of his more

Peacock and Gamble – Emergency Broadcast – Udderbelly

There has never been, until now, a back–up show waiting in the wings, ready to leap in and save the more

Pete Firman – Jiggery Pokery – Udderbelly

The UK’s top comedic conjuror returns to the Southbank with his brand new show Jiggery Pokery. more

Phil Kay – Udderbelly

Euphoric, satisfying, sensical whimsy: Phil’s show is a heady mix of Hard Core Positivity, up to the more

Richard Herring – Udderbelly

Richard Herring is one of the UK’s most prolific comedians. more

Robin Ince and Josie Long – Robin and Josie’s Utter Shambles – Udderbelly

Hosts of the hugely successful podcast Utter Shambles (half a million downloads a month) Robin Ince more

Sara Pascoe Stand Up Lady – Udderbelly

A stand up show that will take your mind and face to nice silly places and cleverly make your life a more

Sean Hughes – Life Becomes Noises – Udderbelly

Award-winning comedian Sean Hughes is back, but this is no ordinary stand-up show. more

Sean Hughes Stands Up – Udderbelly

The legendary Sean Hughes is back with a brand new stand-up show. more

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye – Udderbelly

Time Out Live hosts a sensational cabaret night showcasing some of the funniest, weirdest and most wonderful more

Spank! – You Love It! – Udderbelly

Fresh from sell-out, packed to the rafters shows in London, Edinburgh & Latitude, Spank! returns to more

Susan Calman – Revenge of the Cat Lady – Udderbelly

New show from Susan Calman (Radio 4’s News Quiz and Have I Got News For You). more

Terry Alderton – Udderbelly

Terry is back on the road with a brand new show. He’s a unique and unforgettable comedy performer whose more

The Adventurers Club – Udderbelly

The smash hit sell-out kids show of the Edinburgh Fringe comes to London’s Southbank! more

The Boy With Tape On His Face – Udderbelly

The silent show that is creating a lot of talk. You’ll laugh, you’ll scream and ultimately you’ll end more

The Forgery Club – Udderbelly

The Forgery Club in a unique, themed comedy night dedicated to sketch, character and musical comedy. more

The Girl With the Iron Claws – Udderbelly

Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you’re in love with a bear. more

The Joy of Sketch – Udderbelly

The Joy of Sketch has arrived, bringing with it the very best in skits and sketches that live comedy more

The Vocal Orchestra – Udderbelly

The Vocal Orchestra is a celebration of everyone’s favourite tunes using seven mouths, seven mics and more

This is a That – Udderbelly

A magnificent, magical, physical, musical journey about a father and daughter who let their imagination more

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales – Udderbelly

This is a magical collection of Julia Donaldson’s most popular titles including Tiddler, The Smartest more

Tim Fitzhigham – The Gambler – Udderbelly

Multi-Award Winning, Perrier Nominated Comedian, author, explorer, Fullmooners co-thing and air recycler more

Tom Allen’s Society – Udderbelly

Multi-award winning comedian & TV presenter Tom Allen brings his hit chat show ‘Tom Allen’s Society’ more

Wit Tank – Udderbelly

Big characters, inventive sketches and fast-paced fun for those who enjoy a riot but would rather sit more