FridaY 9th july

show listings


the crypt

8pm Robin Boot: Rock n Drole

The harbinger of rock ‘n’ drole returns to Hastings for more axe-wielding wordplay and silliness.  This is musical comedy turned up to eleven!

'Big presence, big delivery, big laughs' (Paul Revill, Castle Comedy).  'Clever, unpredictable puns... and the guitar is top notch' (Broadway Baby) 'Hilarious and always a favourite with the crowd' (John Wildgoose, Founder of Into the Wild Festival). ‘Outrageous’ (Ade Adepitan OBE) '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). Last Minute Comedy: New Comedian of the Year 2016 - Top 3 Make Freddy Laugh, Edinburgh 2017 - Winner

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9:15pm Tez Illyaz: RoUgH dRaFt (Work in Progress)

Tez Ilyas is back! As silly, smart and subversive as ever, join him for this brand-new hour of hilarious stand-up. Star of The Tez O’Clock Show (C4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three).

★★★★ ‘Radiantly entertaining’ The Times.

★★★★ ‘Blackburn’s Chris Rock’ The Guardian.

★★★★ ‘Tez Ilyas’s political stand-up is candyfloss with a razorblade inside: sweet and familiar at first, then shockingly, painfully sharp’ The Telegraph

Tickets £10



Electric Palace  


7:30pm Thanyia Moore: Bully

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.
Born in the 1980s in South London to working-class Jamaican parents, Thanyia first experienced bullying just after her birth - when her Dad put too many letters in her name. She went on to have too much energy and anger - a bad thing in Jamaican culture, where “children should be seen and not heard”. And a terrible thing if you answer to Thanyia’s Mum Joyce, a no-nonsense figure, feared even by local muggers.
Bully is about a self-proclaimed “horrible child”, who grew through the 90s into a bully and a bullied person - to a background of Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn and Stephen Lawrence’s murder. It’s about Thanyia suddenly being the only black girl in a posh Kent school. It’s about acting up to the label “drama queen” when you can’t express yourself. And it’s about whether you can change your ways, before karma craps on your (90s highlighted) head.
Showcasing Thanyia’s engaging storytelling stand-up, Bully is relatable, relevant, thoughtful and funny. It’s directed by Alex Hardy, Funny Women Writing Award winner, who directed Joz Norris’s award-winning 2019 Fringe show.

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8:45pm Barry Ferns

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 

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10pm Sunil Patel: Faster Horses

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses’ - Henry Ford. Mad that he went and invented the car isn't it? Imagine all the people thinking 'please Henry we just want a faster horse' and then he just turns up with an engine on a bed frame that goes 3mph. Anyway, I'm coming to Hastings with some faster horses - give the people what they want I say. 

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ye olde Pump house



7:30pm Sasha Ellen: Creepy Little Woman (Work in Progress)

 A brand new hour of comedy from the hilariously funny, aggressively nerdy and down-right adorable Sasha Ellen. "Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen" (Canal-St.) "Genuinely engaging"(Broadway Baby) Material heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra. 

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8:45pm Ross Drummond and Harry Monaghan are The Jerk Store

Comedy Record Label, Podcast Network and Monthly night. Financially crippling? Almost certainly. Undeniably fun? Absolutely! And Now? Well, now they have a jam-packed hour of entertainment for you to come and see!
Watch Ross and Harry as they debut material not previously heard on any of the labels 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 them. They’re good lads, honest. It’s going to be fun. You should come!
PLUS, what with it being The Jerk Store, they’re going to have an extra special guest every day from Jerk Stores Past, Present and Future.

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10pm Last Orders

Get some drinks and grab a seat as a selection of comedians take over the Pump House for last orders of comedy.

Afterwards we will all dress up as smugglers and stride down the harbour arm with lanterns signalling the boats to shore.

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Deep blue - whistle trago


7:30pm Rosie Martin & Sam Rhodes: The Colossus of Rhodes

"Musical comedy and weirdness with Sam Rhodes"

Sam and Rosie are an odd pairing. Him, a relaxed hippie in his mid 30s with a whimsical nature, friendly smile and musical flights of fancy. Her, a stern older Jewish lady with a tight hair bun and a penchant for telling it how it is. Together, they are Sunny & Hair, a mixed bill of stand up you won't forget in a hurry!

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8:45pm Mad Ron

In 1974 Ron could go to the newsagents with 50p and come home with 2 cans of coke, a mars bar, a copy of the Beano, 3 packets of polos and a bar of chocolate. Now, there’s CCTV everywhere.

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10pm Jed and Gary's Jeddybears Picnic -Adults version- 

If you go down to the The Deep Blue Bar today you’re in for a big surprise!

It’s what you’ve all been asking for, the award nominated kids show goes into the basement, for this cheeky ADULT ONLY performance!

Join us at 10pm as mayhem and madness ensue in this not-so-traditional telling of the Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Hull’s comedy duo Jed and Gary are going to tell you a story, well that is until a very naughty bear storms the stage!

There’ll be music, dancing, and pie facing madness…well what else would you expect from these festival favourites?!

Full of mischief, audience participation and lots of fun to keep the basement rocking with laughter and the beer and games flowing.

Don’t forget to bring your teddy bear!

Dont Miss this.

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