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Sunday 19TH JUNE
show listings

THE CRYPT

7pm Simon Brodkin

Star of Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer (Channel 4) Simon hit global headlines multiple times for his high-profile stunts, including handing Theresa May a P45 during her speech at the Conservative Party Conference, showering disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter with bank notes, surrounding Donald Trump at the opening of his golf courses with 60 swastika-emblazoned golf balls, attaching a 25-foot sign to the side of Sir Philip Green’s super yacht, and going on Britain’s Got Talent as the ultra-orthodox Jewish rapper Steven Goldblatt – fooling Simon Cowell and the other judges to win four ‘yeses’. Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer was nominated for best Documentary at the Monte Carlo TV Festival Golden Nymph Awards 2018.

 Simon’s most famous character is “comedy legend” (The Sun) Lee Nelson, writing and staring in two series of BBC Three’s ratings smash Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and the sketch series Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, which introduced the nation to a plethora of brilliant characters.

“There aren’t many better comedians to turn to”  The Daily Telegraph “A prodigious talent”  The Times “The hottest creation since Ali G and Vicky Pollard.”  The Daily Mirror “Get him out.” Donald Trump

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ELECTRIC PALACE

2pm Sasha Ellen

A brand new hour of stand-up comedy from the hilariously funny, aggressively nerdy and downright adorable Sasha Ellen. "Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen" (Canal-St.) "Genuinely engaging" (Broadway Baby) “Smart, self-possessed and with great heart… comedy done well” **** (TheStudentNewspaper) Material heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra

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3:15pm HISTORY’S GREATEST MONSTER with Mike Shephard & Luke Connell

History’s Greatest Monster is the stand-up comedy show based on history, and we’re excited to finally be arriving in the spiritual home of English history (no, not Bexhill, we mean Hastings).

Hosted by Mike Shephard (as seen and heard on BBC Radio 4, BBC Three, talkRADIO and The Beef & Dairy Network; writer for Have I Got News For You, The News Quiz, Now Show, Lucy Porter’s Back in the Family Way & The Museum of Curiosity), and joined by extra special guest comic and Medieval expert Luke Connell (as heard on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time). Join us for a show that promises laughter, historical accuracy, and the tantalising possibility that we may settle the question of who really history’s greatest

monster was once and for all!

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4:30pm Ger Staunton

"One of the best comedy writers in Ireland" (The International Comedy Club, Dublin) performs in Hastings for the first time. Staunton's material is meticulously crafted and delivered in the kind of playful, tongue-in-cheek style that endears him to audiences of all ages and demographics. “Incredibly funny” - The Examiner. “Immaculately woven anecdotal riffs with a smooth pace and a dark twinkle.” - The Independent. "Weaving stories in the true tradition of Irish comedy... Outstanding” - Cosmic Comedy, Berlin  

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THE PIPER

Kids Show: 4:30pm Seska 

Crazier than finding a penguin in your fridge... one of the funniest family-friendly comedians we have in the UK is back with a new bonkers show! Warning: kids laugh out loud, dads f*rt out loud and mums faint at his feet!
''the bombardment of sounds, music, colours and Seska’s infectious, quick-fire energy means that even the most fidgety of children will be spellbound for 45 minutes of silliness'' (Broadway Baby)
Entertaining crowds from Mumbai to Trinidad, Seska is also a firm favourite at Camp Bestival.
Sold out shows every year at Brighton Fringe / sold out at Edinburgh Fringe.
Super-hilarious magic ... Go get tickets!
"DO NOT MISS THIS GUY!!" (11-year-old boy) ''A total energy bomb'' (Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival) "Absolutely hilarious chaos with equal measures of charm and impressive magic '' (a Grandpapa) "My kids loved him" (Jonathon Ross)

Book online to reserve seat for £5 plus small booking fee Group of 4 £18

6pm Jody Kamali: Ironing Board Man

Physical comedy meets Hollywood. Join Jody on a cinematic journey, from crime capers to romantic thrillers and more, whilst using everybody’s favourite household item: the humble ironing board.  A silent comedy guided by an epic soundtrack. Suitable for non-English speakers and people who are hard of hearing.

"The panache with which he contrives an epic romance with little beyond an ironing board and rubber gloves, demands applause." (The Scotsman)

"A triumph - variously joyous, sad, dramatic" (Chortle)

"Brilliant, original, visual comedy" Harry Hill

"My whole family cried laughing. It was hilarious, life-affirming, bonding" (The Guardian)

Nominated Brighton Fringe Best Show 2021. 

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JENNY LIND

3:15pm Delea Shand: Madame Chandelier's Opera House Party

Get out of the opera house and into the 'Opera House Party' with Madame Chandelier! She’s got jokes and party games, and she’s invited all her favourite opera characters. Whether you love opera or need to know more so you can pretend you do, this is the show for you. Real opera is expensive, but Madame Chandelier is cheap. (Just wait until you see the costumes.) “Entertaining and very funny.” ★★★★ (NorthWestEnd). Nominated Best Comedy Show, Manchester Fringe. “Engaging, sharp-witted, brilliant with her audience and a great singing voice.” (FringeReview). Seen on BBC 3.

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4:30pm Aaron Simmonds: Hot Wheels

Aaron gained a nickname based solely on being in a wheelchair. Understandably this upset him as there is much more to him than his disability. Annoyingly though it's actually a really cool nickname.

Discover the positive side of being disabled, from having a blue badge to sex in disabled toilets, meeting "Jesus" and everything in-between. "Superb storyteller... easy to see why he is an award winner... Just go" ★★★★ Scotsman. "Talented comedian who has the audience in the palm of his hand" ★★★★ BroadwayWorld.com "Refreshingly different" ★★★★ Metro

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