Alex Horne has gathered some of the UK's finest jazz musicians and mixed them with the most exciting comics in the country to create some unique and hilarious noises. It's jazz-infused comedy, late, live and loud - part improvised, part horned, part performance, part party. Horne can normally be found lurking behind a laptop on things like BBC4's We Need Answers but for this show he'll be wearing a suit and singing songs. His band usually tour with Madness (and Girls Aloud) but now they're riffing to the rhythm of comedy backed by some truly great comics. Much more than stand up, much more than music, this is the Horne Section. Premiering in Edinburgh in 2010, The Horne Section has since enjoyed sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre, Union Chapel and Lyric Theatre in the West End. The Horne Section has also played at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny and the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. The Horne Section is a beltingly fun show where Alex and his magnificent band (session players with Madness, Girls Aloud and many more) welcome various comedians on to improvise a short piece, sing a song or do whatever they please... The results are unexpected and hilarious, we ve had Tim Minchin improvising a song about Cheese, Al Murray playing drums to Stevie Wonder s Superstition, and Jimmy Carr telling one liners over Drum and Bass and Russian Gypsy Polka.


Alex Horne, Peter Serafinowicz, Tim Key, Al Murray (Oct 15), Nina Conti (Oct 15), Ali McGregor (Oct 15), Tim Michin (Oct 22), Josie Long (Oct 22), Bruce Airhead (Oct 22), Peter Serafinowicz (Oct 29), Marcel Lucont (Oct 29), Charlie Baker (Oct 29)
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The Horne Section

The Horne Section (Comedy) production archive for QTIX code T1542752868. Details of all The Horne Section archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S131018411

Archive Listings

8 Oct 11
26 Nov 11
Criterion Theatre
West End
Greater London
25 Jul 11
27 Jul 11
Soho Theatre
Inner London
Greater London
4 Jul 11Leicester Square Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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