Stand up Comedy at The Corn Exchange in late May
10th May 2010
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The Human Computer: Adventurous and Hilarious Stand-Up Comedy

Will Adamsdale returns to Newbury after his tremendous reception at Newbury Comedy Festival last year with his show, Jacksons Way, which propelled him to comedy stardom and won him the coveted Perrier Comedy Award for comedy. 

The world premier of his new show, The Human Computer is taking place at New Greenham Arts on Friday 28 and again on Saturday 29 May.  In The Human Computer, Adamsdale plays a self-confessed techno-phobe who delights in his aversion to the world of computers and in doing so draws the audience in to the comic absurdity of technology.

Will Adamsdale confesses that he has never had a happy time with computers.  He has avoided them for as long as he could but recently this has become an impossible position. Adamsdale believes they prosecute people who don’t have an email address.

This is a show about computers, by someone who knows nothing about them. In it, amongst other things, Adamsdale becomes a computer using it as a prop on his head as if he’s fallen into one.  It has to be seen to be believed. Lots of it isn’t about computers. It’s stories. It’s a cardboard cabaret. A skewed stand-up quest to the wiry heart of the cyber web, amongst other things.
Great interaction with the audience.

Very funny - I laughed a lot.' Audience Member

'Fantastic. I love the authentic autobiographical stories. It's great to have a confused person's guide to the absurdities of modern life.' Audience Member

'Great, original comedy.' Audience Member

Appealing to a wide range of audiences, Will Adamsdale creates and performs fresh and adventurous and comedy.  Jacksons Way began at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004 with a ten day run until comedian Stewart Lee intervened.  He was astonished with the show and rallied forces to extend the run, which led to rave reviews and sell-out shows.  Since Jacksons Way, Adamsdale has won a Fringe First and Total Theatre Award, both in 2006 for The Receit, which he has toured nationally and internationally.

The Human Computer will be at Corn Exchange, Newbury on Friday 28 & Saturday 29 May at 7.45pm (ends 8.45pm).  Tickets are £12 (£10 concs) and can be booked through the Corn Exchange Box Office on 01635 522733 or online at

For more information about The Human Computer visit

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