Saturday 24th November 2018
The Coastal Comedy Show on Saturday the 24th November with TV headliner Ben Norris!
Ben has been performing on the comedy circuit since 1993, and has recently been supporting Ed Byrne on his national tour. He has appeared on a range of different television shows, is a regular at The Comedy Store, and has developed an incredibly relaxed stage persona with an innate ability to improvise as well as deliver sharply crafted material.
"The term circuit legend is overused, but Norris is one of a handful that have been headlining for more than two decades and rarely departs a stage without leaving it torn to shreds in his wake. A master of the craft, this will be the most polished stand-up you are likely to see." GQ Magazine
"A cast iron guaranteed headliner" - Londonisfunny
"Killer gags" - The Scotsman
"Truly a sight to behold" - Ed Byrne
Opening the show is local comic Gareth Richards. Gareth has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC2), Live at the Electric (BBC3) and in January performed live on Radio 1 on two separate occasions. He has also performed live on Radio 1 and co-hosted Frank Skinner’s Sony award-winning Absolute Radio show for two years and supported Frank on his 2014 tour. His hilarious stand-up, silly jokes and gorgeously low-key comedy songs have made him an instant favourite on the comedy circuit.
“A delightful hour of comedy” The Guardian
Also performing on the night is Martin Wratten - an ex ice cream man from Eastbourne. At the height of his ice cream days Martin could make 3 Mr Whippies at once. But, those days are long gone. He is now So You Think You're Funny Semi Finalist 2016, and Fosters South Coast Comedian of the Year WINNER 2017!!
Plus new up and coming talent in the form of James Ellis, we just had to show you him too!
The night is hosted by local comic Adrienne Coles. Come and enjoy a night of top comedy with 4 great acts, plus host, put together by award winning Coastal Comedy, right here at Lighthouse. You can bring your friends too and laugh your socks off, its better than staying in front of the telly.
Saturday 22nd of December
The Coastal Comedy Christmas Special with TV headliner Andrew Lawrence!
As seen on:
Live at the Apollo (BBC2)
The Michael McIntrye Comedy Roadshow (BBC1) and many more!
One of Britain’s most subversive and intelligent comedians, Andrew Lawrence, has been the winner of many awards and nominations for his comedy including winning The BBC New Comedy Award, and being twice nominated for The Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award. On television he has appeared on Live At The Apollo, The Michael McIntyre Comedy Roadshow, Dave’s One Night Stand and as a regular on Stand Up For The Week.
Andrew can regularly be seen live touring around the UK, as well as a at the Edinburgh fringe festival and you can see him live at the Lighthouse as part of our Christmas show!
“Superbly intelligent, highly articulate and deeply sour” The Spectator
“His show is funny. Lawrence’s material is dark and deeply self-deprecating, bitter and somehow managing to be both biting and tongue in cheek.” The Scotsman
Opening the show is the hilarious Jim Campbell who has been busy with a chart-topping podcast, an acclaimed book and his personal life exploding. Everyone was right though; it’s good for material.
“Charmingly fresh... an hour in Campbell's company will leave you entertained and enlightened” The List ****
Also appearing for your laughing pleasure is George Rigden who is already one of the most exciting, hotly-tipped and sought after new acts on the UK comedy circuit and frequently gigs up and down the country for leading clubs having excelled in a host of new act competitions in his first year of performing.
Rigden’s musical comedy is deliciously dark...he is very good at working the crowd." - Bruce Dessau, beyond the joke.
The night is hosted by local comic Adrienne Coles. Come and celebrate the festive season with a top night of comedy with 3 great acts, plus host, put together by award winning Coastal Comedy, right here at Lighthouse. You can bring your friends too and laugh your socks off, its better than staying in front of the telly.