The headline act at next week’s Lastminute giggle gigs across North Herts is something of a comedy contradiction.

Duncan Oakley is billed as comedian, songwriter, musician, actor and one man band, but it’s not quite as simple as that.

According to industry insiders he’s a rock musician who talks a lot about sex and uses the most offensive four-letter words with abandon – yet is somehow strangely reminiscent of benign comic legend Terry Scott.

At the heart of his set, there’s a cheekiness and childishness that’s about as offensive as the late cardigan-clad sitcom star singing about ‘pinching little girls up the High Street’ in his ancient comedy-pop ditty My Brother.

Duncan will be front and centre at the Lastminute comedy convoy which starts at the Orange Tree in Baldock on Thursday, March 5, moves on to Woodside Hall in Hitchin on the Friday night – for a show billed as the club’s 22nd anniversary – and finishes up at Letchworth Arts Centre on Saturday.

Support is provided by globetrotting circuit regular Jeremy O’Donnell, who is proud to be adding Baldock to a ‘been there, done that’ list of gigs that includes Scandinavia and Beijing, and evergreen compere Paul B. Edwards. All shows are £10 entry (pay on the door) but you can also buy advance tickets for the Letchworth show only online via or by calling 01462 670788 during office hours Monday to Friday.

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