ThursdaY June 11TH
All Shows below are free entry, with pay what you want donation to act after show.
7:30pm Russell Hicks: 18+
Back by popular demand, Russell Hicks is performing in Hastings for one night only and you know it’s going to get messy.
Anarchic, unbridled and unfiltered. Russell Hicks is a risk-taking comic whirlwind, captivating audiences everywhere with his razor-sharp wit, astounding observations and slick audience take-downs.
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.
8:45pm Maisie Adam:
10pm Tez Illyas: Work in Progress 18+
Brand new material from the star of The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and the multi-award-winning Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three). Join Tez as he uses his trademark silly, smart and subversive approach to pit ordinary people against the establishment.
Expect huge laughs, groans and shocks as Tez confronts the state of the world with his cheeky, provocative flair.
7:30pm Catherine Bohart: Work in Progress
An hour of new material from the star of BBC2’s The Mash Report.
As seen and heard on Roast Battle, 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier and The Guilty Feminist Podcast. ‘The laughs keep coming and, finally, so does a tear or two. Marvellous’ ★★★★ (Times) ‘Beautifully-delivered hour’ ★★★★ (Skinny) ‘Packed full of laughs’ ★★★★ (Herald) ‘A winning mixture of self-deprecation and confidence’ ★★★★ (Beyond The Joke) ‘A fully developed comic voice’ ★★★★ (Fest))
10pm Phil Jerrod: SICKO (Work in Progress)
Join the award-winning comic and official tour support for Romesh Ranganathan and Angela Barnes, as he works out material for his brand-new stand-up show.
'Insightful, despairing wit' - The Scotsman. 'Casual brilliance' - The Guardian.
7:30pm Darren Walsh: Puns. 18+
Like puns? Join Darren (Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019 - BEST JOKE), on the farm for a pun-packed adaptation of George Orwell’s famous novel. show filled with video sketches, 1-liners, jingles and general nonsense. (Don't come if you don't like puns) As seen on ITV's 'Out There', BBC Edinburgh Presents, UK's first Pun Champion, WINNER - Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, WINNER -, Dave’s top 10 jokes of Edinburgh Fringe 2018
8:45pm Abi Roberts: Orson Wells Slow Hand Clap 16+
Comedy powerhouse Abi Roberts brings her brand new show about true love, death and Nicholas Cage to Hastings. In 2018 the absolute worst thing happened but this is not a woe-is-me show. It will leave you exhilarated and full of hope. "....an incredible stand-up ..unstoppable charisma... .a true talent and a one-of-a-kind stand-up” - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine *****.
10pm Lauren Douglin: Baby Giraffe 16+
It's hard growing up. Especially when you’re not like anyone you know. And with legs as long as a baby giraffe, you can't even hide.
Described by a BBC Director as 'exoticly charming but with a masculine energy' (for reals) Bexhill born Lauren takes you on the bumpy journey that is her #glowup telling stories about how being the odd one out made life more interesting, ridiculous and oddly relatable.
7:30pm Mel Byron: Standing at the Back 14+
Pick me! No, not me! Mel Byron didn’t want to be picked for anything, she was happy standing hidden away at the back. With her light firmly hidden under a bushel, she just mucked along. Like most of us do. Now here she is, up at the front, telling hilarious, uplifting tales of battling with self-esteem and Imposter Syndrome. You’ll laugh because this stuff probably happened to you too.
8:45pm Lulu Popplewell: Look At My Great Big Ribbons 14+
A debut stand up hour from silly-fun-boy Lulu Popplewell. Join Lulu on a stand up exploration of astrology, tarot, lobsters and threesomes. Lulu was a finalist for the Leicester Square Theatre New Act of the Year Award and the Chortle Student Comedy Award. ‘Scorching, charismatic, refreshingly free’ – Marbles Magazine. ‘Such a funny and warm performer with quick lines and sharp gags’ – Plays To See. ‘A definite rising star on the circuit’ – The Fountain.
10pm Ross Drummond & Harry Monaghan: The Jerk Store 16+
Watch Ross and Harry (Plus Secret Special Guest!) as they debut material not previously heard on any of the label’s EPs and prep for their own upcoming debut hours. Expect jokes about Nu-Metal, Expect jokes about Scarecrows, Upper Crust, Netball, The Sound of Music, hay fever. Relatable stuff your mum might like. They're good lads, honest. It's going to be fun, you should come!
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7:30pm Harriet Kemsley: Work in Progress 16+
Harriet takes a long hard squint at the beauty industry through her remaining fake eyelashes.As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Hypothetical, Roast Battle, Pants on Fire and Bobby & Harriet Get Married. ‘At the dawn of her TV career,’ The Radio Times. ‘Packs in high calibre jokes’**** The Guardian. **** Scotsman **** List **** Fest Mag **** The Skinny
8:45pm Bobby Mair:
10pm Paul Merryck: Who Let Him In? 18+
‘Who Let Him In?’ – Fresh from yet another acrimonious divorce (not happened at time of writing but due Spring 2020), Paul Merryck is back for the 5th consecutive Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival to tell lots of filthy jokes, stories and lies. “The Essex bloke is something of a geezer…gag-focussed delivery…. High laugh rate…. You’d think that the spirit of Mike Reid is alive and well” Steve Bennett – Chortle