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wednesday 15TH JUNE
show listings

Albion

7:30pm Garrett Millerick: Just Trying to Help (Work In Progress)

The world’s angriest optimist returns for another bash at sorting out life’s inexplicable complications. A showcase of no holds barred stand up comedy for people who like to keep things simple.

As seen on: Conan, SiriusXM, 800 Pound Gorilla Records & The Laughable Podcast (50 Funniest Podcasts of 2021 - The Guardian).

The Best Shows of Edinburgh 2018 & 2019 - The Guardian, The Times & The Telegraph. ‘He’s just fantastic’  Frank Skinner

Nominated Best Show Leicester Comedy Festival 2022

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8:45pm Michael Akadiri: (Work in Progress) 

Michael Akadiri is a fast rising, multi-award winning comedian. His natural charm and cheeky, observational style has already seen him make an impact on the UK comedy scene, most recently winning the Komedia New Comedy Award. He made his TV Stand Up debut in 2021 on BBC One as part of the BBC New Comedy Awards and he stars in the latest series of ITV2s Stand Up Sketch Show. He has written and performed sketch collaborations with LadBible whilst other broadcast credits include BBC Radio 4's Fred at the Stand, panel appearances on Times Radio and hosting on BBC Radio Kent.

Despite his success on the circuit, he also finds himself as a junior doctor on the NHS front line. How did he get here? And now he's here, is he ready for this? Find out how this 'sharp witted everyman' (Chortle) traverses the challenges of everyday life and his work in the NHS.

Komedia New Comedy Award 2020 Winner BBC New Comedy Award 2021 Regional Finalist

Chortle: "Charismatic", "Sharp-witted everyman", "In effortless control".

Evening Standard: "Expect to be laughing regularly at him in the future".

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10pm Russell Hicks: Age of Hicks

Anarchic, unbridled and unfiltered.  American Comic Russell Hicks is a risk-taking comedy whirlwind, captivating audiences everywhere with his razor-sharp wit.
From the moment he steps on stage crowds are hooked by his infectiously rebellious personality and unapologetic style as he delivers entirely original comedy content right there in front of your eyes.
Indisputably talented, there’s no comic quite like Russell Hicks.

Nominated Best Show Leicester Comedy Festival 2022

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Jenny Lind 

 

7:30pm Lily Phillips: SMUT

BBC New Comedy Award Finalist and one of the stars of ITV2’s Stand Up Sketch show, Lily is bringing you her debut hour of stand up, Smut. A show that was going to be about feminism but is now going to be about her dog. Also seen on BBC3, All4, E4 and Comedy Central, was Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Runner Up, Funny Women Finalist, Pleasance Reserve comedian and has debated at the Oxford Union. Lily has 'a routine that called to mind Jo Brand...a cheery distain for the genteel, and a bulletproof confidence' (Chortle), ‘charming and moderately obscene’ (The Scotsman).

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8:45pm Ed Aczel: Artificial Intellect and other ideas

The Award-winning anti-comedy legend tries to rationalise the world around us. By combining the big (i.e. the advent of unisex toilets) and the small (the inevitable apocalypse) – as a group we can then work out where we all go afterwards?

Ed promises to come up with a big idea to hang the whole thing on – but probably it'll be based on a loose set of unconnected themes with no real purpose. There'll be a demonstration of Ed's acting skills, the odd political impression and the apocalypse included as part of the standard package “Britain’s Greatest Entertainer” – The Guardian **** 'A master of his genre' (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman). **** 'Deliberate and expertly done' (Claire Smith, The Scotsman).

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The piper

7:30pm Darren Walsh

Join award-winning punslinger Darren Walsh for some new jokes and video sketches. UK's first Pun Champion, WINNER - Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, WINNER -, ★★★★★ "Punbelievable!" - The Mirror. ★★★★ - Sunday Express. Top 10 Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe in The Guardian, The Mirror & The Scotsman. You get the idea basically, there's a lot of jokes. 

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8:45pm Olga Koch: Just Friends (Work in Progress)

Star of Mock The Week, QI, Late Night Mash & House of Games, your favourite comedian/sleep paralysis demon Olga Koch is finally doing her Marina Abramovic hour. Strap in.

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The printworks

7:30pm Maisie Adam: Buzzed (Work in Progress) SOLD OUT

Following the success of her Best Newcomer-nominated debut show 'Vague' and her critically acclaimed follow-up 'Hang Fire', Maisie Adam is back at Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival, with a Work In Progress of her brand new show 'Buzzed'.

Rammed with witty observations, high-octane energy and some right good jokes (hopefully!), this high-energy show promises to be better than whatever else you had planned...unless you had plans to go dancing with Cher.  As seen on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, The Last Leg and A League Of Their Own.

Book online to reserve seat for £10 plus small booking fee

 

8:45pm Thanyia Moore: Bully - SOLD OUT

Funny Women Award winner Thanyia Moore has been a bully, and she’s been bullied. What does that make her: villain, victim, both? This is a candid, hilarious show about being a “nightmare” child - and overcoming it. 

Thanyia is the founder and host of her own night ‘Moore Laughter’, which is housed at Soho Theatre, and is a regular at Glee Clubs, The Boat Show and The Comedy Store.

You can also see Thanyia on Mock the Week, Mo Gilligan’s ‘Black, British and Funny’, Comedy Central’s ‘Black Drunk Histories’, Richard Osmans ‘House of Games’, Alan Davies ‘As yet untitled’ and Dane Baptiste’s new show, ‘Bamous’, in addition to many others.

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Ye Olde Pump House

7:30pm AGM

After searing political satire or deep insights into the human psyche? Then you are looking in the wrong place. However if you want fun, silliness and laughs then AGM Comedy is exactly what you need. Let Colin Galletly entertain you with 50 minutes of puns, gags, and one liners that will have you laughing whilst trying to remember them to tell at work or at home tomorrow!”

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8:45pm Charlie Hopkinson: Deep (Work in Progress)

Ever wonder if what you are looking at is real? New deepfake technology has sewn doubt as to the credibility of every inch of the audio-visual spectrum. And Charlie is partly to blame.

Impressionist and human deepfake Charlie Hopkinson brings his first show to the Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival, tackling the light and dark side of deepfakes, climate change denial, revenge porn and the ethics of bringing celebrities back from the dead.

An award-winning impressionist stand up, Charlie was the narrator of channel 4 and Netflix show ‘lookalikes’, and his videos have achieved over 100 million views over YouTube and Facebook.

If you like Peaky Blinders, Breaking Bad, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, every film ever made or Morgan Freeman, you’ll love it. If you haven’t, come see if he’s managed to make his jokes accessible with zero context.

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