BizSpace partners with comedian Tom Binns to host drive-in comedy roadshow
BizSpace, the UK’s largest provider of regional flexible workspace, has partnered with award-winning comedian Tom Binns to launch a drive-in comedy roadshow in the car parks of some of its centres.
Tom Binns, who has appeared on shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, has created a unique mobile stage. Known as the Bus Stop Arena, Tom’s modified VW Campervan features a ‘silent’ PA, enabling the audience to listen at a distance via their mobile phones.
The show includes 90 minutes of comedy, with Tom performing three character acts: Nibbles The Family Guinea Pig, Ian D Montfort (a psychic medium with a twist) and Ivan Brackenbury, Hospital Radio DJ. He will be supported by compere Nik Hill. The audience can enjoy the performances while remaining socially distanced in their cars, although they can bring camping chairs if they wish to sit outside.
The roadshow will visit Altrincham on 5 September 2020.
Gareth Evans, BizSpace’s CEO, said:
“At BizSpace we believe that work and fun can go hand in hand, so when we heard about Tom’s latest concept, we were keen to get behind it. A lot of our customers see BizSpace centres as not just a place to work but a place to collaborate, meet people, socialise and have fun, so hosting this comedy roadshow is our way of reverting to that while also maintaining the social distancing guidelines.”
Tom Binns said:
“As far as I’m aware, this is the world’s first purpose-built pop-up mobile comedy arena. We tested out the concept with a show at BizSpace Gloucester in July and there was a fabulous atmosphere – like a cross between a festival and a drive-in – so now we’re hitting the road, visiting BizSpace’s other centres up and down the country.”
Tickets can be bought online at www.comedydrive.in.