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

‘Just wanted to drop you a line to say how fab Jones and Barnard were compering at our Saturday night closing concert. They got the tempo of the night just right and kept the audience engaged and entertained between bands which was great - particularly given that they had one 30 minute slot to fill while the stage was set. I do hope they enjoyed themselves with us.’

— Lucy, Salisbury International Arts Festival

‘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