SaturdaY june 13TH
SATURDAY HEADLINE SHOW
TONY LAw: A Lost Show
Tony Law's back to seaside for a one show special of his exciting tour show, A Lost Show on Saturday 13th June as part of a brilliant line up at the Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival 2020.
Watch him and through laughter – rise, happier. You cry, with laugh. ‘What was that!?’ ‘I loved that’. Then you smile to yourself. ‘Tony, you grande dickhead, you making me thinking while you do ‘up’ voice shouting ‘n’ clownsing and then, somehow, through idiocy and your bones of funny – Tone, I know what you mean’.
A mind-changing, comedy-art, laugh-affirming experience you’ll never forget. Expect accents, observations, shouting, clowning, shadows, shadow puppets, a space bear puppet, music, bad music, falling and white face paint. This show finds the vulnerability in us all.
Tony has appeared on Have I Got News For You, The Alternative Comedy Experience, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and The Infinite Monkey Cage.
Early bird tickets from £8.00
All Shows below are free entry, with pay what you want donation to act after show.
DEEP BLUE - WHISTLE TRAGO
2:30pm Ali Woods: Triangle 14+
Ali Woods performs his debut show featuring the funny side of love, death and friendship as he lets you all in on the worst week of life and how his past caught up with him. "his vigour wins over the crowd” Chortle “A new and original voice in comedy” Dane Baptiste 3rd, Hastings Fringe Comedy Fest New Comedian of the Year 2019
3:45pm Helen Duff: Helen Duff is the Tits 16+
Helen Duff Is The Tits... and she doesn't give a damn who knows it. A collective reflection on our communal responsibility for hot content, from an unpredictable provocateur who makes crafting a cult classic look like child's play. As seen on BBC III, BBC Two's 'The Mash Report', and alongside Will Ferrell in 'Holmes & Watson’. "bold, subversive and very funny" ★★★★ Scotsman "a master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning" ★★★★ Broadway Baby “deserves any and all praise that comes her way" ★★★★ The Skinny
5pm Chloe Petts: Alpha (Work-in-Progress)
Blurb: As seen on Dave's Hypothetical and heard on Radio 5 Live, join Petts, one of the most exciting prospects in comedy, in her debut hour of stand-up, Alpha. She deep dives into the world of masculinity, both toxic and otherwise, asking why she's so violent during non-contact sports... and contact sports to be honest. Expect introspection, outrospection and big laughs. Co-founder of acclaimed comedy collective, The LOL Word, Petts is an alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve and came runner-up in the Funny Women Awards 2017. "She is confident, laid-back, casual... and very funny" - The Guardian.
6:15pm Ian Lane: No More Tetris Until You’ve Saved Comedy 16+
Hey you! Stop trying to make bricks disappear for 60 minutes. Thanks. Technophobic multimedia comedian and autistic human Ian 'Avenue' Lane brings you a new work-in-progress fusion of sardonic pedantry and visual whimsy. May contain 90's screensavers, ice cream van dashboards, chicken shop posters and extractor fans. 'Densely layered yet consistently funny' **** (Comedy To Watch). 'Powerful, provocative stuff' (Disability Arts Online). ‘Inventive, cliche-phobic comedy that makes a strong impression’ (Chortle).
7:30pm Patrick Spicer: Work in Progress
Patrick Spicer (“Silliness, cheekiness.. Silly” – Chortle) returns to Hastings comedy festival with a work-in-progress of his debut stand-up hour. A silly show about having drugs too young, sex too late, booze too much, and the unshakable belief that you are going to horribly die. Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018 – Nominee Amused Moose New Comic Award 2019 – Finalist
8:45pm Michael Odewale: #BLACKBEARSMATTER
The 2019 Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival Norman Award winning comedian Michael Odewale is back in Hastings with his sell out Best Newcomer Nominated Edinburgh show! Join the fast-rising star as he tries to figure out what really matters, and what's just noise, in his smash hit debut show.
Winner Best New Show at Hastings Comedy Festival and Leicester Comedy Festival 2019. As seen on Stand Up Central for Comedy Central, Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2). As heard on Audible and BBC Radio 4. BBC New Comedy Award finalist. Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2018.
10pm President Obonjo: Stolen
Malcolm Award Winner 2019 is an upcoming and increasingly successful stand-up comedian. As the uber-confident, self-appointed dictator of Lafta Republic, he has been leading a covert comedy revolution to become the first President to take the UK comedy industry by storm.
This, is his Fourth show, Stolen - President Obonjo , Lafta Republic is the first fictional country to experience an attempted coup. Its ironic that President Obonjo is the one supposed to be making immediate cut throat decisions but in this show he is the one fighting for equality and justice for his people to save his Presidency.
“President Obonjo has everything you’d expect of a tinpot African dictator … a great comic construct” Chortle
“a fascinating, bewildering and painfully funny experience” ★★★★★ FringeGuru
“hilarious hour in the company of an African dictator” ★★★★ theweereview
7:30pm Pernille Haaland: Scandilous 16+
Norwegian comedian Pernille Haaland (BBC, Soho Theatre, National Theatre) lends her off- beat style of standup to a frank and raw conversation about navigating the world as a woman, feminist and a bit shit. Charming yet ruthless, Pernille delves deep into societies expectations as she exposes her own sexual escapades, baffling life choices and opinions about a confusing world and the white men who control it. “One to watch” Funny Women “Haaland´s one-woman creation is hilarious. ”**** Time Out “Sheer ludicrous fun..” – The List “Roaringly funny... incredibly talented” ***** Broadway Baby “Captivating, spontaneous, surprising & delightful” **** Fringe Biscuit “Fantastic comedy.”– **** Everything Theatre
8:45pm Anna Mann:
2:30pm Sasha Ellen Offends the Elders 16+
Sasha Ellen struggles to explain her life choices at the best of times, let alone to the matriarch of her clan, her ball-busting, no-BS, lived-through-the-war-and can't-wait-for-the-next-one grandmother. It's not easy, being a millennial, trying to explain to an elderly lady that turkey ham is not vegetarian. A storytelling, stand-up show about how the more things change, the more they stay the same. "Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen”-Canal-St "Genuinely engaging"- Broadway Baby ★★★★ The Mumble Material heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra
3:45pm Joseph Elmsie: Let's Get Bready Bready, Let's Get Bready Bready, Let's Get Bready To Crumble! 14+
Joseph attempts to separate the wheat from the chaff. It might not sound exciting but as a coeliac Joseph is being far more dangerous than you first thought! Bring your gluten-free treats and see someone who is 'definitely a name to keep tabs on' (Bruce Dessau). Joseph has claimed a place in the Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year final & Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival Newcomer of The Year.
5pm Phil Lindsay: Here Comes Johnny Handshakes 14+
Silly and surreal in equal measures, Phil deploys hundreds of sound effects alongside his properly bendy face to create a one-man, human-cartoon show live on stage. "Impeccably dumb" - Edfringereview.com. "A true pleasure" - ThreeWeeks. Seen on BBC 3, and heard on Radio 1 (The Andy Field Experience) and Radio 4 (The Skewer). Twitter: @phil_lindsey
6:15pm Katie Pritchard: Disco Ball (Work In Progress) 14+
Brand new Musical Comedy Show from carnage-wielding, mayhem-manifesting, human disco ball: Katie Pritchard, as she tries to figure out who she is, in spite of what everyone else tells her she is. “Inventive and hilarious” (Broadway Baby) “An explosion of joyful lunacy” (Stuart Goldsmith) “Fantastically weird” (Femedy) WINNER Musical Comedy Awards / WINNER 2Northdown Comedy Competition / As seen on Harry Hill’s Clubnite / Disco dIsco diSco diSCO dISCO DISCO
7:30pm Sam Lake: Cake 16+
Join Sam, "A thoroughly engaging larger-than-life personality" (Chortle), for his debut stand-up show about the joys of wedding planning, delivered in his camp, confessional and playful style. Sam recounts the love story between him and his partner, David, and the journey to their “I Do”s, from his unique upbringing in Cornwall to his first encounter with David in Edinburgh.
As well as starring in All 4’s “The Joy of Missing Out”, Sam is the Winner of Leicester Square New Comedian of The Year 2018, and has been featured on All4, BBC Radio 4 Xtra, VICE & LADBible. and winner of HFCF 2018 newcomer competition
8:45pm Garrett Millerick
Garrett's last two shows have been 'critically-acclaimed-sell-out-smash-hits'*, so he’s attempting to do it again with this one. Historically the third one is never as good as the first two, so he’s really up against it. He'll endeavour to make sure it's better than Terminator 3, or The Godfather 3... Basically he'll aim for Rocky III - slightly overcooked, but plenty to enjoy for fans of the original, and a cracking soundtrack to boot. ‘a virtuoso display of unforgivingly grumpy stand up delivered with fire in his soul’
★★★★ ½ Steve Bennett, Chortle ‘This brave and winning hour certainly pulls no punches’
★★★★ The Times
10pm Pope Lonergan:
pAY WHAT YOU WANT OR RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR £5 (electric PALACE ONLY)
7:30pm Robyn Perkins: Enough 16+
In a competitive world where confidence can outweigh skill, Robyn Perkins (Sydney Fringe 2019 Comedy Award Winner) looks what is confidence, how do we get it, and how does it affect performance? Is the ultimate confidence being ok with not winning? Through relatable personal anecdotes, engaging science, and interviews with pro-athletes, Robyn Perkins (4 stars, Chortle) explores how her VERY competitive nature has shaped her confidence, professionally and personally.
8:45pm Edd Hedges: Such a Sweet Kid 14+
After performing to sold out shows at the Adelaide fringe festival, Montreal just for laughs and his own sold out run a SOHO Theatre. Edd Hedges makes his Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival debut.
As seen on BBC THREE and COMEDY CENTRAL.
‘Edd Hedges is a joy to watch.’ The Scotsman
2:30pm Simon Caine: Every Room Becomes a Panic Room When You Overthink Enough. 18+
Are you an overthinker? This is the show for you. Award-winning comedian Simon Caine returns to Hastings with jokes from his 5* reviewed sell out Edinburgh 2019 show and some new jokes.
3:45pm Mad Ron: The Third Hardest Man in Uxbridge 16+
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.
5pm Good Kids: Golden Years 14+
Brand new lively sketch comedy silliness from wide-faced loons Good Kids. The renegade double-act take to the Hastings Fringe Comedy Fest with their highly-anticipated new show. Expect songs, sketches, characters and a flippin' great time. "Good Kids are a total blast!" - Fringe Guru"Cleverly scripted and often witty." – ThreeWeeks "A really fab little sketch act" - Joe Lycett
8:45pm Micky Overman: Riddled 16+
Comedian Micky Overman returns to the Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival for the 4th year in a row with her new show: RIDDLED. This year she delves into her early twenties when a minor medical issue resulted in heartbreak, unemployment and a possible encounter with a witch. A silly, smart and inventive hour from this Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee. "A pin-sharp torrent of precision gags and delightfully silly one-liners" (The Observer)
10pm Helen Bauer: Good Tit Work in Progress 16+
Nominated for Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Fringe 2019, sweet angel stand-up comedian Helen Bauer presents a work in progress show of her new thoughts and feelings on pretty much everything. "What follows is an hour of comedy so perfectly put together, you'd be forgiven for doubting this could possibly be someone's debut show." (The Skinny).
As heard and seen on BBC Radio 4, BBC2, BBC3 and Comedy Central UK