Funny Cow

Director: Adrian Shergold
Starring: Stephen Graham, Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine
Duration: 103 min

Maxine Peake stars as a stand-up comic, writing and performing her act ‘Funny Cow’. With an insult-packed routine, she appears in working men’s clubs in the north of England, dreaming of making it big. But 1970s and ’80s showbiz is a man’s world and, to be accepted, she finds she must include racist and homophobic material in her sketches. Encountering both success and failure, armed only with wit and determination, she battles her way to become a respected comedian. Material for her punchy comedy is mined from her own tragic upbringing, and her troubled and abusive marriage. Written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, Funny Cow transports us to another era where the tough and gritty side of the comedy industry is exposed, and where changes in attitude are confronted head on.

7.5/10 4 ratings.

General admission screenings

Wed 25th Apr
Thu 26th Apr
Fri 27th Apr
Sat 28th Apr
Sun 29th Apr
Mon 30th Apr
Tue 1st May
Wed 2nd May
11.45 21.10
Thu 3rd May

Club and Group screenings

Wed 25th Apr 13.20 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset HOH Subtitled: This screening has subtitles for people with hearing loss
Thu 26th Apr 18.30 With pre-film stand up set from Ashley Storrie: Comedian Ashley Storrie will be joining us before the screening for a live stand by set.
Tue 1st May 11.30 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.

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