Belly Laughs at The Drayton

Tickets on sale for two new shows


Tom Binns as Ivan Brackenbury

The Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, Ealing W13 8PH.

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Tickets for two great comedy shows at the Drayton go on sale Friday 16th July - but you could win yourself a pair - see in the side box for details.

Tom Binns as Ivan Brackenbury in the acclaimed and hilarious Hospital Radio Roadshow comes to West Ealing next Friday (July 23), followed on the 30th by the unstoppable Simon Brodkin as Lee Nelson, fresh from his hit new BBC3 TV show. Tickets for both can be purchased from

Binns’ first television appearances were in Knowing Me Knowing Yule with Alan Partridge, and Friday Night Armistice and Fist of Fun. More recently he’s been in Spooks and the IT Crowd, while the award winning Brodkin had long been a regular on Al Murray’s various TV shows before landing his own - Lee Nelson’s Well Good show.


In 2007 Binns was nominated for the prestigious If.comedy award and in 2010 was nominated for the Best Established Comedian at the Adelaide Fringe. He also wrote and starred in a The Ivan Brackenbury Show on BBC Radio 2.

One of the sketches Binns wrote for Trigger Happy TV made it into both the BBC and Channel 4 polls for best comedy moment and in 2002 readers of More Magazine voted him the 25th sexiest man in the world.

He is still touring as Ivan Brackenbury while working on new character “actually psychic” Ian D Montfort. See them both at the Drayton next week.

Simon Brodkin is one of the country's most exciting comedians, with a huge talent for creating and portraying an array of instantly recognisable and hilarious characters.
He performed his first solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2006. This sold out every night, and won the Writer's Guild Award for Best Newcomer.



"The whole room was in hysterics from the word go, endorphin-filled laughter indeed proving the best medicine. Binns is absolutely utterly hilarious— I can’t recommend this enough. Go see it."

The Melbourne Age

"If I could only see one show at the Fringe this would be it. Final word: Hilarious."

Rip It Up

"For simple laugh-'til you ache humour, Tom Binns as Ivan Brackenbury is THE hit of the Fringe." The Evening Standard

“THE funniest show at the fringe”

The Times

"Laughs per minute THE funniest show at the Fringe"

Time Out



"Scintillating and hilarious... killer line after killer line"
The List

The Independent on Sunday

"A prodigious talent, Brodkin could well become a household name."
The Times

Comedy Downstairs at the Drayton, Friday July 23
Tom Binns in HOSPITAL RADIO ROADSHOW plus special guests with Phil Zimmerman as Mc Tickets £9.00 from

The Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, Ealing W13 8PH.

Comedy Downstairs at the Drayton, Friday July 30
SIMON BRODKIN as LEE NELSON plus Noel James and special guests with with Phil Zimmerman as Mc. Tickets £13.50 from

The Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, Ealing W13 8PH.





13th July 2010



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