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Saturday 16th of March 2019

The Coastal Comedy Show headlined by Raymond and Mr Timpkins! Legends of the comedy circuit.

Likened to Morecambe and Wise and the Two Ronnies, anyone who can bring the house down with nothing more than a couple of Lidl carrier bags and an Oasis song have to be seen to be believed.

Lightning fast choreography meets uber swift editing in a fantasmagorical collision of quality entertainment. An overload of velvet, sandals and multi-hued wool provides a startling accompaniment, the whole effect being that of a slim man and a fat man putting their bums in your face.

It's freakish entertainment on a twisted stick', the charismatically challenged uncle and nephew duo, invite you into a world of stylophone rock anthems, brushed velvet arousal and 'indulgent, brilliant tackiness.‘

"The most enjoyable hour on the Fringe. You'll wake up tomorrow with sore cheeks (the ones on your face mainly!)" Jason Manford

“A mad, anarchic triumph of stupidity over style. Not to be missed” THE GUARDIAN

“Spectacularly funny” TIME OUT

Opening the show is the fabulously funny Matt Price. Among his fellow comics Matt Price is known for having some of the most extraordinary and outrageous stories drawn from the wilder side of life. And yet this self-effacing Cornish born comic brings real warmth and heart to his tales.

"A terrific comedian and a wonderful storyteller." ★★★★ The Scotsman

Also support on the night from Sandi Smith who began performing in 2013 telling her stories with acerbic wit whilst managing to maintain a warm connection with her audiences. In her first six months of performing, she reached the semi final of Funny Women and the heats of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

The night is hosted by Adrienne Coles Advance tickets are £15* (£20 on the door) £12 for concessions (£16 on the door).

Raymond & mr Timpkins

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Matt Price, Sandi Smith, Adrienne Coles. 


Saturday the 13th of April 2019

The Coastal Comedy Show with TV Headliner Jen Brister!
Star of the BBC's latest series of Live at the Apollo
As seen on Comedy Central in Live at the Comedy Store and many more!

After performing in front of the legendary Spike Milligan and receiving the luminous and prestigious title of having ‘a great pair of Bristols,’ Jen knew that comedy was the way forward. So with the help of two jokes and a push up bra she was on her way…

Since that heady day Jen has become a critically acclaimed comedian and performed stand up in clubs all over the UK and international comedy circuits. Jen has written and performed five solo shows, performed with Russell Brand on his radio comedy Cloud Cuckoo for Radio 2, in Kerry Godliman’s sitcom; Kerry’s List for Radio 4 and many more.

“Outrageously Funny” Metro

“Gorgeously talented” Time Out

Kicking off this top night of entertainment is Joey Page. Joey is eccentric and he is somewhat of an undiscovered sparkling gem. Magical swirling surreal comedy. An antidote to the woes of the world, Joey takes you through the tangled joy of his charmingly childlike logic. Creating a world of uniquely offbeat characters and tall tales of fancy.

"Joey Page is brilliantly inventive and imaginative and very funny" Josie Long

"This innately likeable young man has an instinct for funny" Chortle

Also appearing on the night is Loveable welsh man David Arnold. An act who never fails to deliver a well-rounded and polished performance that has his audience laughing throughout and is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting new acts on the comedy circuit, with his enthusiastic, engaging and endearing style.

Don’t miss this top night out with some of the best acts on the circuit. The night is hosted by local comic Adrienne Coles – see you there!

Jen Brister

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Joey Page, David Arnold, Adrienne Coles. 


Saturday the 11th of May 2019

A fantastic night of comedy- See Craig Murray live!

 “Bloody funny” – Jo Brand

Star of TV Plusnet Adverts. Hailing from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire charming northerner Craig is currently one of the hottest rising talents on the comedy circuit and you can see him right here at the Lighthouse!

Craig has shared the stage with some of the very best comedy acts in 
the business including Harry Hill, Stewart Lee and even 
Hollywood legend Robin Williams. An instant crowd pleaser with a charismatic, 
mock-confrontational style, Craig is now a highly sought-after 
act performing all over the UK.

“Craig Murray knows his comedy roots..his material was well presented and funny” – Chortle

Opening the show is the extremely talented James Alderson who makes regular appearances at The Comedy Store and has supported both Jo Brand and Eddie Izzard. James is one of the most sought after names on the circuit.

"A true comedy gem. Tore the roof off!" – Steyning Comedy Club

Also appearing on the night is Chris Chopping who reached the semi-finalist stage of the prestigious ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ competition and is the winner of many comedy awards.

“Chopping has the ability to craft clever jokes and deliver punchlines that the comic savvy don’t even see coming.” - Shortcom

 The night is hosted by Adrienne Coles and this really is a fantastic line up not to be missed!

Craig Murray


James Alderson, Chris Chopping, Adrienne Coles.


Saturday 15th of June 2019

Our TV headliner is the amazingly funny Tez Ilyas! You will recognise him from:

Mock the Week (BBC2)
Live at the BBC (BBC2)
Man Like Mobeen (BBC3)
Star of BBC Radio 4’s Tez Talks

Tez Ilyas hit the ground running in his first year as a stand-up comedian finding himself in no less than eight competition finals. Since then he has achieved phenomenal success with his debut stand up hour TEZ Talks, enjoyed a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre and had his own Radio 4 series. 

Tez has had a few years storming Edinburgh with his solo shows, but in recent months you will have seen him on Live at The BBC, Chris Ramsay's Stand Up Central, Mock The Week and most recently Comedy Central's Roast Battles.

★★★★ ‘Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak’  The Guardian

We can’t wait to bring Tez to the Lighthouse, Poole Centre for the Arts!

Opening the show is the hilarious comedy magician Wayne the Weird - master of stupidity and nonchalance and a massive hit with any audience.

Wayne's comedic skills have seen him perform on stage internationally as well as all throughout the UK from comedy clubs, castles and bowling alleys to golf clubs, churches, and even Zippos Circus!

"Outrageous comedian and magician."  The Southern Daily Echo

"No one in the audience will ever look at rubber gloves and white rabbits in the same way again."  Creative Cows Comedy

Plus support from Andy Stedman who is a lively, likeable and versatile act.  Andy has a cheeky persona and his set is a lively and varied one, with a mix of songs, silly poems, jokes and audience interaction. 

Don’t miss this top night out with some of the best acts on the circuit. The night is hosted by local comic Adrienne Coles and advance booking is recommended– see you there!

Tez Ilyas



Wayne the Weird, Andy Stedman and Adrienne Coles

Advance tickets are £15* (£20 on the door) £12 for concessions (£16 on the door) from the Box Office on: 01202 280000 or online www.lighthousepoole.co.uk
*Booking Fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.Please note that acts may change due to TV Commitments.