Comedy Night: Live From The Royal

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Local comedy legend Nelson Gombakomba has invited a few friends around for a bit of a laugh...

Based in Norwich, Nelson Gombakomba has performed all over the country including the Comedy Store in London, his favourite club, and Gonzo's Tea Room in Norwich. Last year he was a finalist in the prestigious Amused Moose New Act Competition and was one of the headliners at Norwich Theatre’s summer season INTERLUDE. He will be joined on stage by local support acts Alex Oliver and Martin Westgate for an hour of entertaining stories.

Gigging up and down the country for the last six years, Alex Oliver is a seasoned mc and opener as well as being the resident mc at two comedy clubs in Norwich. He has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and made the finals of numerous comedy competitions including Chortle Student Comedian of the year, Brighton squawker new act and Bath new act of the year. He has written, performed and helped produce The BBC New Comedy Show for the past two years. He also appeared on Helen Lederer’s (Absolutely Fabulous) Knock Knock podcast for the BBC and is a permanent feature on The Game with Phil Daley (BBC Radio Norfolk).

Martin Westgate is a card carrying Norfolk boy specialising in quick gags and one liners and thriving on audience interaction, all wrapped up in a check shirt. He likes to find the funny in most things… Great Yarmouth, relationships, talent show judges. Martin is a regular MC at Hooma Comedy Club in Norwich, the host of The Sense of Hooma Podcast and has been a regular contributor on BBC New Comedy show. He has supported Carl Hutchinson and will support Gary Meikle on their Norwich tour dates. He has been on the same bill as Hal Cruttenden, Rhys James, Tanyalee Davis, Bobby Mair, Tim Fitzhigham, and Simon Brodkin to name but a few.

"Martin asked me for a quote and I said yes... Saw him, liked him, hope he gives up soon before he starts costing me work." Gary Delaney


The entirely Norwich & Norfolk line-up for the Live from the Royal series is part of our commitment to supporting locally-based creatives and showcasing work made in and for Norfolk. For many of the artists involved this will be their first time performing live in over a year, and we share their delight to be celebrating the richness and diversity of creative voices in our city and county.

All performers and crew will receive payment for their involvement; the series is made available free of charge as a means of saying thank you to everyone who has supported Norwich Theatre through this most challenging period.

We very much hope that you enjoy the performance, and encourage you to make a donation, if you can. Your support will enable us to continue to provide creative opportunities for all. To donate, please click here.