The Variety Spectacular

by Jones and Barnard

A satirical exploration examining the eccentricities of the collective British character through the universal language of eccentric dance, classic song and variety skill routines, entwined with an original funky soundtrack and intimate comedy.

This duo have a totally fresh approach to the presentation of comedy classics, combined with a sensitive use of volunteers to comedic effect making the audience part of, not apart from, the show.

In the winter the show is available as ‘Jones and Barnard's Comedy Christmas Cavalcade’.  This seasonal variety show features spinning Christmas Puddings, a festive soundtrack and the usual amazing variety stunts.

Performance Styles

  • Shows

We joyfully watched your wonderful set at Weston Park, Sheffield! You are excellent. I doubt that I will ever find the right event to book you myself, BUT you are really really good… Fantastic, fantastic fantastic!

— Audience member

‘Matt and Gareth were great - true pros, the event was a community variety show with them providing most of the variety… they went down a storm and were much loved by all; please thank them from me.’

— Rae Hoole, Impresario