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SaturdaY 18TH JUNE
show listings

THE crypt

2pm HFCF Newcomer of 2022 ''The Norman Award''

The Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival Newcomer of the year is back for 2022 as 8 of the best emerging comedians from the UK comedy scene take to the stage for a fantastic event of live comedy hosted by Award Winning Comedian, BBC writer, MC, and partial human Barry Ferns

Join us to see who will win this years Norman award and get to wear the prestigious 1066 battle helmet

Previous winners include Sam Lake, Russell Arathoon & Michael Odewale 

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Kids show: 4:30pm Jed and Garys Jeddy Bear Picnic

If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise!
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!
Mayhem and madness ensue in this not-so-traditional telling of the Teddy Bear’s Picnic. 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 whole family laughing and entertained, this wonderful show was nominated for the 2021 Leicester Comedy Festival ‘Best Kids Show’ Award.

Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes …. and your teddy bear!

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

7:45pm Erika Ehler

Erika’s razor-sharp, dark and visceral writing paired with precise delivery makes her one of the most exciting young comedians on the circuit.  She has quickly become a much in demand writer and comedian working on numerous high profile shows.

In 2019, she was crowned winner of the Chortle Student Comedy Award, was the recipient of the Mike Craig Comedy Award, and the Hot Water Roast Battle Champion. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, Latitude Festival, and the Toronto Sketch Festival. Erika has recently written for the upcoming fourth series of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle.

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9pm Alfie Brown

Alfie’s firebrand style of comedy has been forged from years of pushing boundaries and experimentation.

Natural stage presence combined with explosive material makes for a thrilling performance every time he hits the stage.

Constantly evolving and striving for ways to innovate, Alfie can move from hour-long idea driven shows to tight sets in various clubs effortlessly. **** The Guardian **** Evening Standard  **** The Arts Desk 

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7:30pm Helen Bauer: Madam Good Tit  (Work in Progress)

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 Live at the Apollo, 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

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8:45pm Sarah Mills: BADASS ( A love note to the NHS)

At the beginning of 2018, things are looking rosy for Sarah Mills: she has the bachelorette pad, a job she doesn’t hate and a clutch of friends who make her feel she’s living in a glossy 90s sitcom. Now all she needs is a fella. But instead of finding a handsome prince, she finds a surprise in her poo. The next 2 years are spent swapping dresses for Hospital gowns and Lambrini for laxatives as Sarah adjusts to life with a disability and the newfound knowledge she can’t even trust her own BUM not to kill her. This is her story, in all its painfully funny detail. ‘Heartfelt, important, and very very funny’ (ITV1’s Rob Rinder).

Sarah is a writer, actor, comedian and producer, and the current winner of the BAFTA Rocliffe award* for BADASS.

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10pm President Obonjo

President Obonjo Malcolm Hardee Award winner 2019, and Tik Tok Sensation who almost started World War 3  on Tik Tok by threatening to invade other nations  returns to Hastings Fringe with a show President Obonjo Stole my Identity  - A Stand up Comedy show about a Comedian who created a Comedy character that has stolen his identity. 

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4:30pm Aidan Goatley: Tenacious

Ever felt like giving up? Ever wondered how some people keep going, no matter what?

Including the worst job interview ever and the most horrific gig in the world, comedian Aidan Goatley (as seen on BBC1 and at The Hammersmith Apollo) guides us through the staggering tales that led to his dreams coming true.

Featuring cruise ships, broken noses, Marks & Spencer’s prawn sandwiches and Bugsy Malone, join Aidan as he performs his new show, Tenacious. 

It’s heart-warming positive comedy, like no-one else is doing, and the world really needs it right now Romesh Ranganathan

Goatley is fabulous, funny warm and tingly Mark Thomas

Proper comic gold Chortle

★★★★★ A riotously funny blend of Jerry Seinfeld and Hugh Grant Broadway Baby

Charmingly funny The Scotsman

★★★★★ A Brilliant raconteur Fringe Guru

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6:15pm Micky Overman

A brand spanking new work-in-progress show starring comedian Micky Overman (★★★★ - The Voice) and featuring a bad-ass grandma, Patrick Swayze and an astrology obsessed waxer. It answers some burning questions like: “how did one find a wife in ancient Babylon?” and reveals how a minor medical issue can result in heartbreak, unemployment and a possible encounter with a witch. "A pin-sharp torrent of precision gags and delightfully silly one-liners" (The Observer)

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7:30pm Patrick Spicer: Who's This all of a Sudden (Work in Progress)

Patrick Spicer (Nominated for Chortle Best Newcomer and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year) brings a work-in-progress of his hotly anticipated and hotly re-scheduled 2022 Edinburgh debut hour. A show about shame, fear, and looking in the mirror and being like what ok lol. (As seen on The Mash Report (BBC One), BBC Three, BBC iPlayer, Channel 4 Online.)

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8:45pm Chris Norton Walker: "Inside Jokes"

"Two time UK Pun Championship finalist, award nominated jokes, energy by the bucket load!

If you love Award winning comedy then come along to a gloriously inventive hour of one liners, jokes, puns, gags, and wordplay and most importantly FUN. Not to be missed.  "Hilarious to watch" - LocalSecrets.com , "A fun, teasing way of keeping the audience on their toes" - Chortle/Steve Bennett , This guy cant stop being funny!" - LDC Comedy"

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the good place

7:30pm Richard Todd: Transferrable Skills

With a busted knee, a burst eardrum and heroic reveries replaced by painkillers and words like 'ouch', 'pardon' and 'I'm down here!’, the ripe old Todd reckons he has one last chance to reinvent himself, and just enough transferrable skills and body parts to do it.  A new show from award-winning stand up Richard Todd. ★★★★ The Scotsman, Chortle, The List, The Skinny, Fest

'Some comics have a gift of words that touches their work with wonder. Richard Todd is such a comic… Painfully funny… like finding The Fall guesting on X-Factor.’ The Scotsman

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8:45pm Stella Graham: Porcupine

Stella is considering Anger Management. Sounds like a job you could apply for? Only, what if you're a terrible manager. Occasional outbursts are fun and charming, right? Change is hard but hilarious. And prickly.
She's a five-time Brighton Fringe veteran, always a great laugh. Come grab a seat.
"If you're a TV executive, drop what you're doing and go see her now” (The Skinny)
"A slick, sharp and polished set, balanced with a warmth and charm that had our audience queuing up to meet her after the gig! Superb!" (Nodding Dog Comedy)
"Fun and original... everything a good comedian should be: self-assured, likeable and, crucially, funny” (Broadway Baby)
★★★★ (Fringe Guru)
“She's also got a terrifically funny way with one-liners, as they subverted expectations and delivered punch lines which were squarely at your sides.” (TVNZ) "Laugh-a-minute" (Fringe Benefits, Adelaide Fringe)

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4:30pm TBA


6:15pm Jack Hester: I am Napoleon. 

A country divided in a bitter and bloody revolution, needs a hero to bring both sides together and look to the future. Jack Hester believes he can be that hero to brexit Britain.

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

Think you're tough? Funny? Bisexual? Prove it. Sounds ridiculous? This show weaves together the stories of a sexual orientation scientist and an award winning comedian, both trying to prove just that. This is a show about confidence, misinformation, bivisibility, and an American dad named Ralph.

 ‘Smart, engaging, fun and funny.’ ★★★★ (Chortle) Sydney Fringe 2019 Best in Comedy Award Winner

Perth FRINGE WORLD 2020, Weekly Comedy Award Winner

'Intriguing and thought provoking all while making your sides hurt from laughter' ★★★★ 1/2, Glam Adelaide 

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8:45pm Mad Ron: Crime School

Stand Up Comedy from Mad Ron - the third hardest man in Uxbridge. He shares his opinions and secrets of life with a few tips and tricks thrown in. ......told a joke that made me snort so much beer through my nose that it foamed up in my sinuses and I struggled to breathe - Richard Stott

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