Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival LTD    Company Number 11886237

 wednesday June 12th Show listings

All shows below are free entry, with pay what you want donation to act after show.



Ian Smith: Half-Life.

Multi-award winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC3’s Sweat the Small Stuff, Dave’s The Magic Sponge podcast) returns with his sixth solo show. It’s part one of a one part show about halves, love and a holiday to Chernobyl. “A riot of sprightly silliness” Chortle ★★★★★ ThreeWeeks ★★★★★ Mirror ★★★★ Chortle ★★★★ Metro


Daniel Audritt: Trying to be Good.

Award-winning comedian, writer & co-creator of Comedy Central’s Modern Horror Stories, Daniel Audritt asks – ‘what really makes us good?’ Having previously had jokes on shows like 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Mock the Week, Comic Relief, The News Quiz, Dead Ringers, NewsJack and many more, the show will be punchline-heavy but hopefully will make you question the line between right and wrong.

Dave 4th Best Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. Winner - Fosters Golden Jester Award.



Robin Boot's Rockomedy:  Punderstruck

After blowing the minds of the good people of Hastings in 2018 (and going on to sell-out in Edinburgh),  the wild man of musical comedy returns with more rock'n'roll hilarity this June.  

Clever wordplay, surreal themes and blistering guitar makes Robin Boot one of those must-see Fringe acts. 

Voted one of the top three new comedians of 2016 (LastMinuteComedy.com).

'Big presence, big delivery, big laughs' (Paul Revill, Castle Comedy). 

'Hilarious and always a favourite with the crowd' (John Wildgoose, founder of Into the Wild Festival). 'The Springsteen of comedy' (G&B Comedy). 'This guy cracks me up' (Charlotte Briere, That's TV). 'One-man pun machine' (Christian O'Connell, Absolute Radio)

Deep Blue - Whistle Trago



Sunjai Arif: Pop Culture Reference.

Sunjai Arif (Shortlisted: Guide Award for Best Comedy 2018)  shares his memories of nostalgic pop culture while attempting not to be sued by Disney. Sunjai has struggled with his unreasonable expectations for a fairytale life and can’t understand why people don’t break out into song all the time. Come and enjoy some absurdist comedy that follows its heart. ‘an excellent performer’ (Voice Magazine)“A tour de force ***** (Bunbury Magazine)



Mad Ron: The Third Hardest Man in Uxbridge.

Mad Ron, The Third Hardest Man in Uxbridge delivering motivational inspiration to the young. He writes the wrongs of the modern world through his unique brand of educational reinforcement. Access your inner thug, as Mad Ron guides you towards a successful….life, without the menial distractions of work and responsibility.


Pump House


Andrew White: Retirement Tour.

What do you do when your life comes to a cross roads? Write a show about it of course. At 19 years old Andrew White can't help but question his next steps in life. Should he keep slogging it out on the comedy circuit? Or is University the best option? Will this really be his Retirement Tour? “Insightful…hilarious” – The List “Andrew White’s comedy is not to be missed” – Daily Record


Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut.

Join 2017 BBC New Comedy Award finalist and wheelchair enthusiast Aaron Simmonds as he tells you about how his first paid gig led to him performing on BBC Two a year later, and what happens when you are being trolled online because you are not disabled enough. 
As heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live. Winner: Jewish Comedian Of The Year (2017).
"A class act" – Chortle


Neville Raven: Talk of the Neville.

Londoner Neville Raven (Now a DFL) has been performing stand-up comedy since the mid-1990s. He has played regularly in theatres and clubs all over the world.

His sharp and funny storytelling style will take you on a journey through his life, growing up in the 1980’s, travelling across the USA, living in Amsterdam and working all over Europe.

He has performed live on the BBC, Channel 4, Sky and various Dutch TV stations and also presented and produced the popular morning Amsterdam Radio show 'The English Breakfast' for 3 years.

Jenny Lind


Dave Green: Guest Bed.

Dave grew up with two beds in his bedroom and he never knew why. ‘Guest Bed’ is a comedy and storytelling show about what it is like to grown up in a family as a twin less twin. At times unsettling and often darkly amusing ‘Guest Bed’ is a tale of betrayal and regret not to be forgotten



Darren Walsh: Punimal Farm.

Join Darren (UK's first Pun Champion, Winner of Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe, BBC Edinburgh Presents') for a work in progress show based around animals, video sketches, 1-liners, jingles and general nonsense. "Punbelievable!" ***** - The Mirror. **** Sunday Express. **** - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. "Unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns." - Chortle. "A tall guy with a big talent for short jokes" - The Stage.


Michael Hughes:Stuff Hits The Fan. Bentley Browning: Tinder Rehab 


Tinder Rehab: Want to be an irresistible love magnet? 

The 12 step program for love seekers from the prince of self-deprication Bentley Browning

***** Open Door Theatre

"Great"- Broadway Baby

Stuff Hits The Fan: The end is coming. Are you ready? Alpha Wolf, Britain's leading survivalist, shows you what YOU need to survive the end of the world.

'Madcap imaginative ideas and hysterical prop based comedy' Comedy City