Hastings Fromge Comedy Festival

SaturdaY 10TH JULY

show listings

THE crypt

8pm Fiona Allen: Fiona Allen has a problem - Forced Association

Fiona Allen has a problem - Forced Association. Those times when you’re forced into groups with people you’d rather avoid. Weddings, funerals, gym classes, Playground Mums - Fiona’s not a grinch but she doesn’t suffer fools and there’s a lot of them in these groups.

Forced Association, family, friends and the people you can’t escape will feature in Sweet FA, a new show from the star of the award-winning Smack The Pony and one of the most natural and engaging comedy performers around.

Tickets £5 Reserve a seat or "Pay what you want" on leaving (PWYW) ( 30 min show)

8:45pm President Obonjo: Stolen

A military dictator survives an Attempted Coup by the West and lives to tell his story

Tickets £5 Reserve a seat or "Pay what you want" on leaving (PWYW)





7:30pm Robyn Perkins: Million Dollar Maybe (preview)

Ever been so determined to be right, you almost ruined your life? Me neither. 

Award-winning comedian Robyn Perkins uses true life experience (laced with science) to tell her hilarious story about competitiveness, bisexuality and who we are.

‘Smart, engaging, fun and funny.’  ★★★★ Chortle

Sydney Fringe 2019 Best in Comedy Award Winner

Tickets £5 

8:45pm Lily Phillips: Smut

SMUT is the long anticipated show by newcomer Lily Phillips, that was going to be about feminism but is now going to be about her dog.

As seen on BBC3, ITV2 and All4, Lily is one of the most exciting new voices on the UK comedy scene. Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Runner up, Funny Women FINALIST, Komedia New Act FINALIST, Max Turner FINALIST and part of the prestigious Pleasance Reserve, Lily is pumped to bring her debut hour of stand up comedy to the Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival. Join her hilarious journey from cheerleader to feminist, to dog mother.

‘cheery disdain for the genteel and a bulletproof confidence’ (Chortle)

'Charming and moderately obscene' ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

‘Dry, feminist wit’ (The Evening Standard)

Tickets £5 


10pm Tony Law: A Now Begin in Again.

An ageing so called comedian comes out the other end of the plague of Justinian while time traveling and learns absolutely nothing going into our most recent bollockstes. How(sic) is life about?  Wtf was that? anyone dream in Zelda?  There really is no point in any of it.  Start what again?  It was way shitter for way more people than me but that doesn’t stop me feeling sorry for myself.  I’ve rotted. Really hadn’t handled that well until I harnessed the power of time travel.  Work in pro - gress

 I’ll try to be funny for a minimum of an hour but I don’t really know what techniques I’ll use. Probably shouting and then quiet talking and a whole bunch of arseing and clowning. Thank you. 

Tickets £10 (Limited Tickets)


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3:30pm Mo Omar: Work in Progress

Somali-born, Cardiff-raised and London-based, Mo Omar is a fast-rising talent with a unique perspective. The personification of driving with the handbrake on. Recently making his TV debut on Harry Hill's Clubnite on Channel 4, Since then he has made a half hour show for BBC Radio Wales called Becoming Welsh and appeared on BBC Presents Stand Up for Live Comedy (BBC One). He was one of twenty performers selected by Penguin Random house to write and perform for their Fringe audiobook Edinburgh Unlocked. He has also written for Radio 4’s The Now Show and Newsjack.

Tickets £5  (Group/Table Booking)

4:45pm Elliot Steel: Work in Progress

Marked as 'One to Watch' by the Independent, Elliot Steel is a rising talent on the UK's comedy circuit. Receiving critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his show Merked in 2019, you won't want to miss this brand-new work in progress show. ‘Astute quips which leave us all in tears from laughing’ ★★★★1/2 - Short Com‘His millennial pearls of wisdom definitely deserve bigger crowds’ ★★★★ - The ListAs seen on Comedy Central's Roast Battle and Live from the Comedy Store, and as heard on BBC Radio 1's Comedy Lounge and BBC Radio 4. Best Debut Show Nominee at Leicester Comedy Festival 2015. 

Tickets £5 (Group/Table Booking)


6pm 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! Don't Miss this.

Tickets £5 (Group/Table Booking)

7:30pm Helen Bauer: Madam Good Tit

Helen is basic, well basic-plus because she is self-aware with it.  Last year’s Best Newcomer nominee returns with an hour about self-confidence, self-esteem and self-care. It’s the year of ‘self’. Taking care of yourself has never been more ‘in’. Inspirational quotes and facemasks are a big industry, and, like all her friends, Helen is trying to ‘be the change she wants to see’. From BBC One, Dave, ITV2, Comedy Central and Radio 4. “A personality that will fill a stadium… This girl will not be performing in small venues for much longer” ***** Sunday Express.

Tickets £5 (Group/Table Booking)