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FRIDAY 14TH JUNE
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8pm Tony Law

Tony thinks everything he does is normal. Come and see how wrong he is. If this was Victorian times he would be in a travelling tent as a spectacle "clever and blithely zany, he's just what the doctor ordered" Telegraph Neanderthal Canadian Trinidadian 32 years a Londoner loon Law brings his half-baked thoughts and a little time travel to boot. It might not always make sense but it's always funny. Farm boy blue-collar surreal absurdity in his own very unique style. For those with a different take or taste in comedy. Wild, utterly absurd and magnetic. 'Takes post-modern stand-up to a dangerously funny new level' (Guardian). 'The 'King of post-modern nonsense' (Telegraph). As seen on HIGNFY, Never mind the Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 cats, Russel Howard and many others. 14 Edinburgh fringe shows including last summer.

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9:30pm Russell Hicks

Russell Hicks is one of the UK’s most razor-sharp and exciting comic talents. An American based in London, he is a provocative and exuberant comedian with a rockstar edge, and has appeared on some of the UK’s biggest TV networks, including Channel 4, BBC and ITV. His masterful weaving of improvisation with material has earned him a devoted following, with hundreds of thousands of followers across social media. Russell headlines at every major club across the UK, including The Stand, Glee Club and Up the Creek, and holds a residency at Top Secret Comedy Club in London. He also compères major events like the Leeds and Reading Festivals, as well as curated indie venues, historic theatres like the Hammersmith Apollo, and private members clubs across Europe.

Book online to reserve seat for £8.50 plus small booking fee/ £12 on the door

THE crypt

8pm Josh Baulf

Josh Baulf has appeared on ITV, the BBC and his online sketches have amassed millions of views worldwide. His debut show “Bulldog” received 5-star reviews and an award nomination. He returns to Hastings with his second show which hilariously tackles relationships, childhood and a turning 30. (Work in Progress) "A very funny man with a huge future" (David Walliams) “Quite Brilliant…his timing, his delivery, his audience interaction, is just faultless” (One4Review)

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the printworks

7:30pm TBA

8:45pm Elliot Steel (Work in Progress)

Marked as 'One to Watch' by the Independent, Elliot Steel (co-host of hit podcast Btec Philosophers) is a rising talent on the UK's comedy circuit. Receiving critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his show ‘Love and Hate Speech’ in 2023, you won't want to miss this brand-new work in progress show. As 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. ‘This is a show to be proud of. It’s pacy, funny and full of ideas. Steel’s observations are genuinely original and he works them into very clever material.’ ★★★★ (Beyond The Joke) ‘Steel expertly weaves together a story’ ★★★★ (Chortle)

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ELECTRIC PALACE

7:30pm Fatiha El-Ghorri: Cockney Stacking Doll (Work In Progress)

Underneath Fatiha’s colourful hijab is a mind full of cutting observations and engaging witticism of the life and times of a British Muslim woman. Winner of the Best Debut Show at 2023’s Leicester Comedy Festival, Fatiha smashes the Muslim stereotypes and challenges people to think about what they think they know about Muslims; Muslim women especially. She tackles some tough subjects like Islamophobia and dating by sharing her own experiences which are funny, thought provoking and honest! As seen on The Jonathan Ross Show, Outsiders and The Russell Howard Hour.

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8:45pm TBA

10pm Jaz Mattu Returns

The lovable Kentish comedian returns with more absurdist, chaotic, theatrical stand-up. “A crazy show of chaos and laughs...Jaz Mattu has created something truly unique with this show” (★★★★ Entertainment Now), “Big under-dog Energy” (Scotsman), “A personable host with enough authority to run the dafter elements of the chaos” (Chortle).

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ALBION

 

7:30pm Ali Woods (Work in Progress)

Following an Edinburgh fringe sell-out season, award-winning stand-up and viral sensation Ali Woods returns with loads of new material! Nominated for Best Show at Leicester Fringe 2023, Ali has gained over 100 million views on TikTok posting relatable comedy sketches and has supported Russell Kane and Axel Blake on tour. Join him as he works out his new stand-up comedy hour, in this hilarious show about quitting your job and falling in love. 'Woods is the real deal' (Evening Standard). 'Expect to see big things from this rising star' (TheWeeReview.com).

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8:45pm Katie Green (Work in Progress)

Come watch Katie figure her life out on stage while she works out material for her next show about coming of age moments/ adulting. Topics will include: being awkward, dating, her Quinceañera, adapting to life in the UK, and probably being stressed out about a guy not texting her back. Katie Green was born and raised near San Francisco, in a British and Salvadoran household. Prior to moving to the UK, Katie has been featured in HBO's Women in Comedy Festival, LaughFest, and Limestone Comedy Festival. Katie was a Funny Women Finalist in 2020, and was selected to be in one of Edinburgh Festival's most prestigious new-comic showcases, 'The Pleasance Comedy Reserve’ in 2022. She has done tour support for Jonathan Van Ness, and has recently been on Comedy Central.

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the good place

7:30pm Martin J Dixon: Big Fat Gay

Martin J Dixon debuts at Hastings comedy festival with his hilarious show Big Fat Gay. This is comedy about being gay and fat and totally fine as well. “Audience in stitches” - THE SUN “Dixon has a remarkable gift” - BROADWAY BABY Tackling body positivity and his own over confidence, combined with material about being savagely dumped and getting back into his gay groove, Martin really has covered the ‘fat’ and the ‘gay’ from his brilliant title. Please come.

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8:45pm Will Robins: With the best Will in the world

With the best will in the world, can you not… Will finds him saying this all too often. Will stands stands 4ft10" and grew up in a family of average height people, he's always felt like the odd one out -he says at times being disabled feels being a Bentley thats been clamped. But he gets by with a little help from his friends and by slagging off bits the world and the people around him, with the best will in the world, can you not. “slick delivery and old-school jauntiness, with masterful timing” – Steve Bennett, Chortle

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10pm TBA

SUGARPIE HONEYBUNS

7:30pm Kate Cheka: A Messiah Comes

Funny Women Award winner of 2023 Kate Cheka brings her debut hour WIP to Hastings Comedy Festival. It's about how to save the world or at least try save yourself and features thoughtful, sometimes filthy observations on all the big issues like sex, capitalism and (pop) culture. I wanted to call it Messiah Complex but another comedian got there first (!) so I've named it thus in honour of my mother who openly admitted to thinking she had and I quote ''birthed the messiah".

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8:45pm Benjamin Bankole Bello: 50 Shades of Crazy States

The man behind President Obonjo finds his voice as he performs his second Straight Standup Show titled,  the 50 Shades of Crazy States . A comedy show that takes you into the world of illusion addressing the positives and negatives of Social Media. Hilarious stories that  show Society at its worst and best, Be prepared to be entertained as Benjamin Bankole Bello steps out of the shadows of his creation.

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cumbia kitchen

7:30pm Dane Buckley and Dom McGovern (Work in Progress)

Recovering Catholics and candle enthusiasts… they spent their early years serving the lord, now they’re serving a split hour of fun, sassy, mischievous comedy. Dom McGovern is a stand up and a prize hog from London. His fast paced, eclectic style first began in Australia where he was a finalist in the renowned Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s ‘Raw Comedy’ competition. Dom was also a runner up in the OnlyFans Creative Fund Comedy Edition, the UK’s biggest ever comedy prize. 

“Unstoppable” - Jamali Maddix “Infectiously upbeat” - chortle

Dane Buckley is the world’s only Irish, Indian, gay comedian… probably. Dane has supported Tom Allen and Rosie Jones on tour. He recently filmed for Comedy Central Live, and is a regular on the club and festival circuit. Dane was featured as one of Skiddle.com’s best up-and-coming stand-up comedians in 2023.

‘Future superstar. A room slayer. Remember the name’ - Always Be Comedy ‘I’m a fan! So good!’ - Joe Lycett 

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8:45pm Peter Rethinasamy: (Work in Progress)

Born and raised in Belfast to a Malaysian father and Irish mother, Peter is a comedian with hard hitting, punchy jokes and hilarious tales about his family, girlfriend, and growing up in Northern Ireland. As seen on Comedy Central Live, BBC Northern Ireland's Blame Game, and winner of the London Comedy Store King Gong Competition, Peter has been supporting Russell Kane, Seann Walsh and Kevin Bridges on tour around the country. He also has his own podcast with fellow comedian and good friend Luke Craig "Luke and Pete talking sheet". Peter's acting credits include 'Ted Lasso', and Sky's upcoming Christmas feature 'Joy To The World' starring Timothy Spall & James Nesbitt.

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