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Families can enjoy a different kind of day out with Bring Your Own Baby Comedy, the UK’s premier baby friendly comedy club which launched at Symphony Hall in January.
The opening event was a roaring success with Mums, Dads and little ones from around the region enjoying an afternoon of amazing comedy, with local acts Karen Bayley, who recently supported Joe Lycett on his UK tour, Josh Pugh and MC Chris Purchase.
Jack and Laura Lewis who brought along their baby Evie to the show said; “Jack had the day off today and it’s great to get out and about with the two of us for once to enjoy ourselves.”
The show will return to Symphony Hall on 12 March at 12pm with comedians Dana Alexander Harriet Dyer and MC Chris Purchase. Each show includes two acts, plus a compere, with a 15 minute interval, with the whole show lasting approximately 75 minutes.
Soft flooring, toys, buggy parking and baby changing are all provided so that babies are happy and parents can relax, have a coffee and be entertained. If parents need to whip out a bum (the babies please!) a boob or a bottle, please feel free and comics won’t mind being heckled by younger guests!
Bring Your Own Baby comedy was ‘conceived’ over a glass of wine, as friends and professional comedians Carly Smallman and Alyssa Kyria were discussing the world of comedy and motherhood.
Mum of one, Alyssa, who suffered with post natal depression after the birth of her daughter, was recounting how nervous she felt about going out with her baby and how she really needed a good old laugh! Would there be good facilities for a little one? Would people judge her for whipping out a boob or a bum?
Co-founder of BYOB, Carly Smallman said; “Alyssa and I started BYOB when she was having a tough time after the birth of her daughter. Since then we have wanted to share to laughter with as many new parents as possible. Our first show at Symphony Hall was a huge success - we absolutely loved it, and loved seeing so many Brummie Mummies (and Daddies!) smiling, laughing and enjoying something just for them. We are so excited to be bringing more shows to Birmingham and hope the word spreads!”
Town Hall Symphony Hall hosts a range of family events including the free monthly Midweek Explorer and Musical Picnic sessions. February’s Musical Picnic features Kora playing maverick Jally Kebba Susso who will take you on a journey into past, present and future with his wonderful 21-string West African instrument.
Musical Picnic with Jally Kebba Susso will be on the Symphony Hall foyer on Saturday 9 February at 10:30am.
Bring Your Own Baby Comedy returns to Symphony Hall on Monday 12 March and 20 June at 12pm.
Visit thsh.co.uk or call the box office on 0121 780 3333 to book tickets.
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