Bold brave live performance cooked up with a handful of hilarity, a splash of anarchy and a dollop of love


A community of clowns, fools, poets, story tellers, idiots, musicians and mischief makers; bound together by our belief that comedy is much more than just a laughing matter.

3 essential ingredients in every I Am Nincompoop recipe are

Laughter used generously to expose, inspire, unite, transform and connect

Failure warmly embraced and wrapped in love

Humanity lashings and lashings of it directly from source

One day we will have a smoking hot advert featuring ridiculously desirable nincompoops seductively whispering these words – just like an M&S advert but for idiots

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Wake Up & Deirdrealize is Nincompoops first full length show. Developed as part of Nincompoop Presents.

A ridiculous outlandish improvised character romp. Deirdre is on a mission to teach the world how to stop losing, forever. An audacious combination of story telling and game show with a dark twist. Everyone is about to ‘Wake Up & Deirdrealize’, not least of all Deirdre herself.




A face-achingly funny night of alternative comedy where anything can happen and quite often does

The South West’s best and most absurd alternative comedy event, Nincompoop Presents showcases the very best new ideas in comedy, clowning, fooling, slapstick, mime, audience participation, mischief and tomfoolery.

Previous Nincompoops have included a man pouring a can of spaghetti hoops over his head, a biscuit eating competition (a dog in the audience won), and incredible circus and acrobatics from a man with a broken leg.

Prepare to let your nincompoop loose as we get ready for an unpredictable and side-splitting night from the South West’s funniest and bravest people – and remember, sometimes the worst ideas are the best ones of all!

“A ridiculously funny night, I laughed so much I’ve got a six pack!” Audience Reaction

“Britain’s Got Talent meets Monty Python; you never know what you’re going to get next!” Audience Reaction

BRISTOL     The Wardrobe Theatre     Second Sunday of every month     7.30pm

EXETER       The Bike Shed Theatre     Fourth Sunday of every month      7.30pm

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