FridaY JunE 12TH
FRIDAY HEADLINE SHOW
As seen on 'Live at the Apollo' (BBC Two), Frankie Boyle's 'New World Order' (BBC Two), '8 Out of 10 Cats' (More4), Dara O'Briain's 'Go 8-Bit' (Dave)
Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Vice's 'Hate Thy Neighbour' and C4's 'Adventures in Futureland', Jamali's completely unique voice and style make him one of the most sought after comedians working today. With an assured stage presence and considered material that comes from a sharp perspective, he already has the aura of a comic well beyond his years
Tickets £12 general sale
All Shows below are free entry, with pay what you want donation to act after show.
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7:30pm Laura Davis
A new hour of stand-up comedy from multi-award-winning Laura Davis.
'A different kind of provocative... smart, challenging, ambitious, playful and funny' ★★★★ (Chortle) 'Supremely witty... hilarious' ★★★★ (Scotsman) 'Laura Davis is excellent' (Daniel Kitson)
8:45pm Barry Ferns: Multi-Barry-Verse
Award Winning Comedian, BBC writer, MC, and partial human, Barry Ferns returns to Hastings in order to unpack the Russian Dolls inside himself for the amusement of the benevolent public.
This is a show for the faint hearted (Everyone, essentially). ★★★★★ ThreeWeeks★★★★ Scotsman ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com
10pm Alfie Brown
This is a brand new hour of jokes from Alfie Brown; truly subversive and torridly honest, he is one of the country’s most intelligent and funniest stand-up comedians. A pleasingly disruptive presence on the UK comedy scene, he is both a seasoned pro, and someone keen to test the limits of an ideas acceptability.
7pm Yasmin Day: Modern Day Diva 16+
The diva the 80s tried to forget is back! Last year, Yasmine Day hosted a glorious comeback concert, showcasing the highlights of her dazzling 80s career. From competing in Eurovision to being the star of the North London pub circuit. This year, we see her try to navigate the modern world as she tries to make a mark on the 2020 music scene.****- Broadway Baby*****- Radio HaHa ****- Entertainment Focus
Music downstairs from 8:45pm
7:30pm Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Punny for Nothing 16+
With 5 consecutive sell-out years at Edinburgh Fringe under his belt, the hairy harbinger of rock 'n' drole returns to Hastings for more guitar-wielding, pun-slinging, mind-boggling, musical mayhem. Catch this comedy wild man and his latest show at The Piper on 12th June! Voted one of the Top Three New Comedians of 2016 (Last Minute Comedy).
'Big presence, big delivery, big laughs' (Paul Revill, Castle Comedy). 'Clever, unpredictable puns... and the guitar is top-notch' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Hilarious and always a favourite with the crowd' (John Wild goose, Founder of Into the Wild Festival). 'The Springsteen of comedy' (G&B Comedy). 'One-man pun machine' (Christian O'Connell, Absolute Radio).
8:45pm Adam Hess
Adam Hess Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated chap and star of ITV’sTonight at the London Palladium and Live from the BBC. He's five foot eleven, he hates other families' plates, and he had his 18th birthday party on a riverboat on the Thames so when people realised how boring it was they couldn't leave. ‘Adam Hess is one of those comedians you feel like could just walk on stage completely unprepared and absolutely kill for the whole hour’★★★★★Theatre Weekly‘ For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian’★★★★The Independent ‘Relentlessly entertaining, full of beautiful imagery’★★★★Time Out ‘One of the most out and out hilarious shows on the fringe’★★★★1/2Chortle‘I’ve seen few shows that are funnier’★★★★The Times
10pm Jenan Younis: Jenanistan - work in progress 16+
BBC New Voices winner, 291club contest runner-up, 99 comedy club bursary finalist and BBC Asian Network ladies panellist, Jenan brings you a show of what it means to be “ethnic” in woke-ish modern Britain. Jenan’s father is Palestinian, her mother Iraqi but the closest to the West Bank she’s got to is the west bank off the River Thames in Surrey.
“Sharp, hip smart – not to be missed!” The List
7:30pm AGM: On the Town 18+
Looking for 50 minutes of laughs! Then watching AGM Comedy – On the Town is the place to be! Let us entertain you with our individual comedy styles. Johnny, naïve and whimsical in an often confusing world, Colin with a blizzard of gags, puns and one liners, and world weary Steve’s take on life, smiling on despite it all! Come out on the town and see us, you will leave laughing!
8:45pm Will Preston: Will Preston Can’t Face Reality 18+
Reality is overrated. Why bother with work, relationships, and mental health concerns when escapism is king? Will Preston, self-confessed geek and gaming addict, explores his love of geek culture, as well as his normal life that he tries to escape from. Will he keep his face against the screen, or will he finally face reality? "Slick, surprising, and acutely aware” - Objectively Funny "Energetic and lovable” - Joey Page
10pm Laura Smyth:
Deep blue - whistle trago
7:30pm Brodi Snook: Work in Progress 16+
Fresh from a successful 2019 where her show was listed in the Telegraph’s Best Comedy Shows of Edinburgh Fringe, Brodi is back on her bullsh*t with a new work in progress. Wedding news, butt tattoos and tactical spews. ‘Snook could well be going places’ – The Telegraph
8:45pm Lily Phillips: Smut 16+
As seen on BBC3, Comedy Central, and ITV2, Lily Phillips brings you a new show that promises vagina lols for everyone! Female comedians are often criticized for only talking about vaginas and periods, which is offensive, but in this case 100% accurate. Join Lily on her journey to feminism and stand up, how she went from cheerleader to activist and why when she talks about her body does she get referred to as smutty? ‘Charming and moderately obscene’ **** The Scotsman
10pm Chris Norton Walker: Another Unexpected Item In The Gagging Area 18+
Chris has been making a name for himself performing all over the UK as well as Europe and as far as the Comedy Store in LA. "Cementing his reputation as one of the best up and coming acts around" - Funny First Mondays Showcasing his talents as a gag writer and one of the best compares around.
Come and see a man who may have appeared on TV shows including Eastenders, Take Me Out, Crackanory, and several more.
7:30pm Sadia Azmat
Sadia Azmat is a stand-up comedian from East London. Wearing a headscarf she found a way of making herself even more diverse without realising what a nightmare of identity politics she was getting herself into. After making herself appear more visibly Muslim - terrorism really took off and she was kind of left stuck in the middle. With the narratives that revolve around Asian women being either those of the traditional victim or the so-called woke social justice warriors Sadia has never fit in.
8:45pm Kai Samra: Work in Progress 18+
Kai explores issues such as race and class from a hilarious and modern point of view.
As featured on ITV2, BBC 3, Vice, BBC Radio 4.
‘★★★★★ – ‘It is exciting to imagine what Samra will go on to achieve,’ – Ed Fest Mag
‘★★★★★ – A star in the making’ – Radio Haha
★★★★ – Broadway World