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Friday 14th June

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Your favourite movies with 100% more songs and 99% more women! Five-star sell-out show Edinburgh Fringe 2016-2018 and VAULT Festival 2017-8.

Netflix combines the taste profiles of 98 million users to create a perfectly ideal viewing experience...
NOTFLIX combines the taste profiles of a room full of theatre go-ers to create a brilliantly hilarious and completely improvised viewing experience – a full musical.

The all female cast of ‘NOTFLIX’ (otherwise known as ‘Waiting For The Call Improv’) use audience suggestions of recently watched films to create a brand new, fully improvised, one-night-only musical inspired by one audience member’s idea and explanation. Every show is different but what remains is the same joy-filled, high camp, musical celebration of everything you wish a movie could be.
Because everything is better as a musical!

Featured in Sunday Times, Marie Claire and Elle Magazines.

Funny Women and Musical Comedy Awards nominees.

Tickets £10 







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



Kane and Abel: Breaking The Magicians Code.

Britain’s Bad Boys of Magic Kane & Abel break all the rules tricksters hold dear in this show that ‘will leave you impressed and in stitches' **** (ThisIsRadelaide.com.au). ‘Like a Morecambe and Wise of Magic’ (**** Broadway Baby) the ‘seriously impressive (BBC) twin brother tricksters will make sure you ‘leave with a smile on your face' (GlamAdelaide.com.au). 'A superb mixture of humour, magic and audience participation' (EdFringeReview.com).


Electric Palace


Thanyia Moore: Bully(?)

Was Thanyia Moore bullied? Or was she the bully? Join the Funny Women Award Winner 2018, as she seeks to find the answer of this hilarious account of her childhood.



Barry Ferns: The Barry Show

An hour of comedy that will cover what it means to be a human being. In particular a confused, baffled and often idiotic human called "Barry". This is a show for everyone who is a human being, and likes to laugh at people called Barry.

**** The Scotsman "Bold Original and Fresh"

**** The Metro "Genius"

Nominated Best MC in the country by Chortle.co.uk and winner of the Malcolm Hardee award and The Spirit of the Fringe Award



Al Lubel:

Winner of the Amused Moose Judges Prize for his 2013 Edinburgh show, one of the last comics to appear on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (making six more appearances with Jay Leno and five appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman), Al Lubel is one of those rare beasts who garners both critical praise and mainstream success. A work in progress show from a truly international act.

"A terrifically funny comedian" David Letterman

"Al has one of the best jokes I have ever heard" Jerry Seinfeld


Jenny Lind


Mike Shepahard: Curmudgeonry.

Brand new material from Mike Shephard (As seen on BBC 3, as heard on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra and talkRADIO, writer for BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers, Museum of Curiosity & Joe Lycett’s Obsessions). 

Plus support from Luke Connell (Mr Shindig’s New Act of the Year Finalist, 2016).


Music downstairs from 8:45pm

The Comedy shack



Martin Willis & Sian Brett: Ham.

Sian Brett and Martin Willis are well-contained emotional idiots and they want to tell you all about it and answer literally none of life’s great questions. They turned down the name ‘Siartin Wett’, because they’re better than that. Just. As seen on BBC3, Comic Relief and at Bestival; written and performed for Radio 1. Produced by Objectively Funny (“the art form’s cutting edge” - Guardian). Suitable for vegans.


Pope Lonergan: Popes Addiction Clinic.

An Alcoholics Anonymous-style comedy show where comedians and audience members bear the fruit of confession. The worst, the most abject, the most private and perverted aspects of our lives turned into funny and shameless stories for your viewing pleasure. We'll ensure comedy and catharsis. "Laid out bare, but contained within these four walls, the stories are awkward, humiliating, awful and hilarious, occasionally shocking but deeply compelling” (iNewspaper) “From fearless and funny to heart-stoppingly raw ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️” ~ Evening Standard


George Rigden:

For 2 years as a child, George Rigden (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee 2017) was friends with Uri Geller. This is the bizarre but true story of that friendship.

In the wake of Leaving Neverland, Operation Yewtree and the #MeToo movement, this is a tale that is as relevant as it is profitable (TBC). Bring cash. A true story about friendship, autographs and cutlery. 

“Deliciously dark” Beyond The Joke “A fine, wretched persona”  Chortle As heard on BBC radio 4, as seen on BBC 1, BBC 2 & BBC 4



Paul Merryck: Late Night and Loaded.


Pump house



Dave Chawner: The Pursuit of Happiness.

Dave is a number 1 bestselling author, has presented on BBC, written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Metro &Cosmopolitan & even got an award at The Houses Of Parliament for his 2015 show...but is he happy? This is a show for people who have ever wondered about happiness.



Sam Lake & Chloe Petts: Household Essentials.

Sam Lake winner of Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival Newcomer competition 2018 returns with a new show. Sam & Chloe are Household Essentials. Think of them like a scented candle. They make everything seem lovely, whilst being ultimately pointless. With talent as bright as a fresh pair of marigolds & being mutually but separately gay, Sam & Chloe present an hour's worth of brand new, stand-up comedy about modern life, love & a jar of marbles on the back of the toilet. This promises to be both hilarious and lemon scented.



Adam Morrison: Blank Canvas a Work in Progress

Father of 3, Husband to a wife, dog slave to two delivering a melting pot of jokes about life, love and other stuff. Adam is a Kent based comic who's a regular up and down the country performing alongside some of the UKs Comedy Powerhouses and is breaking into mainland Europe "Adam Morrison......was the Headline act for a reason, with his funny stories mixed with his one-liners keeping the audience laughing" Canterbury Times



Deep blue - whistle trago


Kevin O’Connell: Popinjay.

Kevin O Connell brings a barrage of nonsense to Hastings as he punctures reality for 60 minutes while exploring love, religion & fame. A finalist in NATYs New Act of The Year and Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year competitions. He regularly plays across the UK including Angel Comedy & the Comedy Store. “Comedy’s next pin-up” Chortle.com “A lot of promise...an Irish Russell Brand” Bruce Dessau (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk)


Pernilla Holland: Bloom.

A musical adventure on what to do when your best friend starts dating your ex. From the ruins of a broken heart, to overcoming fear and finding that kale induced «namaste». There will be quotes from Oprah, Jaffa cakes and attempts at being as confident as David Hasselhoff.

A fast paced WIP from your favourite Norwegian comic.

“One to watch” Funny Women “Holland’s one-woman re- creation is hilarious. ” ★★★★ Time Out “Sheer ludicrous fun..” – The List 



Chris Norton Walker: An Unexpected Item in the Gagging Area.

After 2 Standing Room only shows at the Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival in 2017 & 2018 Chris Norton Walker presents another fun packed one liner show. Loads more jokes to check out! He’ll have you rolling in the aisles, in more ways than one! Come along and bring your gags for life!


THE Printworks



Isa Bonachera: The Great Emptiness.

Isa’s been obsessed with space all her life, and she decided from an early age that she wanted to do one thing and one thing only; become an astronaut.

For twenty years she did everything she could to stay on track. And one day she just stopped dreaming of space. Using a planetarium projector, Isa will take you on a guided tour of the cosmos and her broken dreams.



Sarah Kendall: Paper Planes.

Multi award-winning comedian Sarah Kendall comes to Hastings with a spellbinding hour of storytelling. Paper Planes is the latest offering from the writer and star of the acclaimed Radio 4 series Australian Trilogy. Stories that are by turns moving, funny, and usually a bit depressing in places. Double Writers’ Guild of Britain Award winner. Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. BBC Audio Drama Award winner. 'Phenomenal storytelling, funny and soulful by turns, this is comedy that restores your sense of wonder' (Chortle.co.uk). ***** (Fest). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (Skinny).





Roland Saunders: FAKE TV.

Super entertaining comedy drag act ROLAND SAUNDERS An act that's a little different from the norm. A political and public figure satire clown impressionist that doesn't actually even say a word. Takes you on a journey from Donald Trump to amongst many others, Margaret Thatcher, Boris and Mary Berry. A human Spitting Image where the outrageousness is celebrated, underlined and lampooned. switching effortlessly between Donald Trump and Boris Johnson cutting their comments on immigration together into a topical and entertaining performance, with added Elton John for glam." ​CHORTLE:



Russell Arathoon: The Notorious G.A.Y – Premier show.

Russell Arathoon returns with his 2nd solo hour.  Expect more “tongue in cheek smut” & “belly chuckles”

The Notorious G.A.Y will be sharing stories from his cabin crew days, being brought up by a clown and his accidental porn career in Holland & Barrett.

Amused Moose finalist. So you think I'm Funny semi finalist.

Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival Newcomer winner 2016.


JennyBSide: Low Hanging Fruit.

Join Jenny on a wild ride as she drives drunk through a brand of musical comedy lovingly self-titled Trollopop that covers aspects of her life, her legs and little else.  Songs guaranteed to make you smile from an album that will never see the light of day, alongside others that will leave you wondering where on earth to put your morals. Cracking observational comedy from a gender confused world, are you ready… for Jenny?


Hackney Empire NATY 2019 – FINALIST Coastal Comedy Gong 2019 – WINNER Cabaret Awards 2018 – FINALIST Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival  Newcomer 2018 - RUNNER UP Musical Comedy Awards 2018 - SEMI FINALIST




Tim Renkow: Tim Renkow Tries to Punch down.

Tim Renkow is a crippled, redneck, Mexican Jew. It’s hard for him to find a group he is not allowed to make fun of, which is insulting. In a world increasingly running on the fumes of hate and discrimination Renkow is taking on all comers in this searingly honest show. Checking his own privilege at the door this straight talking stand-up is about the big conversations. Racism, religious persecution, and babies: nothing is off the table in this bitingly frank hour.

Join Tim as he tries to find a group that is off-limits and prove that he’s not the bottom of the social ladder.

Star of hit comedy series Jerk (BBC), A Brief History of Tim (BBC) and Bobby and Harriet Get Married (Viceland).



Jody Kamali: Jody Kamali is Mike Daly, Darts Champion.

A former Bristolian Darts Champion frustrated by his fall from grace is back to tell all. Set at a dysfunctional Q & A event, it sends him on a journey of self-discovery that has idiotic consequences. An off-beat physical/character comedy show from the cult internet star and fringe regular. "Hugely inventive, warm and engaging" (Total Theatre) "Brilliant, original visual comedy" Harry Hill.


Eddie Summers: School of Burglary.

Burglary - as taught by an idiot ...Relentlessly energetic EDDIE leads his audience through the physical demands of burglary - cutting alarm systems, dealing with dangerous dogs, picking locks, blowing bank safes .....the only thing is - he's not very good at it. This wonderfully absurd rock’n’roll thief turns simple tasks into dangerous merriment!'' The man's a monster '' - Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator' Hilariously unique' Northern Echo