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7:30pm Mark Thomas

Hastings Comedy Festival are proud to present a new work in progress show from legendary comedian Mark Thomas.

Mark has won five Fringe Firsts awards, a Herald Angel award, Amnesty International Freedom of Speech Award, Stage Special Contribution Award, The Howard Street Theatre Award, a Lustrum Award, Time Out Award for contribution to comedy, MISTY media activist award, UN Association Global Human Rights Defender Award, Kurdish Congress Medal of Honour, Sony Radio Award.
Mark appeared on 3 series of The Mary Whitehouse Experience radio show on Radio 1, Hosted LooseTalk topical comedy show on Radio 1 for 3 series, Ran his own show The Manifesto show for 3 series on Radio 4

TV show The Mark Thomas Comedy Product ran for 6 series on Channel 4, during which the show cost more than 1 MP their career, exposed corruption in Department of Trade and Industry deals, put an arms dealer in jail, changed tax law in the U.K. and arms control in Europe; and bet an entire shows budget on a horse.
Mark has set up a comedy club in a refugee camp on Jenin in the West Bank, a project that is still running and aims to create a comedy circuit in Palestine.

Book online to reserve seat for £15 General sale or £7.50 (low income/NHS/Blue light card) 


7:30pm The Embers Collective & Stumble Trip Theatre: Brits Abroad: BANNED

After being banned from going anywhere abroad, yes even Benidorm. British tourists are forced to go on holiday to the only place that’ll have ‘em. Hell.

At least it’ll be hot.

Featured as part of Pleasance Theatre’s ‘Best of Fringe 2022’ and following sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and Brighton Fringe. The Embers Collective and Stumble Trip have teamed up once more for a rowdy, rip-roaring holiday you won’t forget.

‘Magical, sexy, funny & unforgettable’ - Broadway Baby ★★★★★ 

Book online to reserve seat for £5 plus small booking fee/£6.50 on the door

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7:30pm Eddy Hare: This One's On Me

Eddy Hare (BBC New Comedy Awards Nominee) serves up his debut hour. Hold your plate steady and watch this promising uncle of three spoon it out with care. New Comedian of the Year - Finalist ★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Expect to be laughing regularly at him in future” The Evening Standard “Strong gag-writer… very strong payoff” Chortle One half of double act Crizards (★★★★ The Guardian)

Book online to reserve seat for £5 plus small booking fee/£6.50 on the door

8:45pm Tim Reeves: Fish Cake (Work in Progress)

Runner-up show: Best Alternative Act - 2024 Late Stage Leicester Comedy Festival Awards; ★★★★★ “Beautifully unhinged, hilarious... an absolute must-see” (; ★★★★ "Shades of a young Julian Barratt... wild but brilliant" (The Crumb). Surreal, anxious, nonsense stand-up show about limescale, bees, quiche, Calpol, and a fish cake.

Book online to reserve seat for £5 plus small booking fee/£6.50 on the door

Listings are subject to change


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