Funny Cow

Director: Adrian Shergold
Starring: Maxine Peake, Stephen Graham, 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

Club and Group screenings

Wed 25th Apr 15.00 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.
Thu 26th Apr 11.00 Big Scream: Exclusively for parents or carers with babies under the age of one.

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