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Saturday the 26th of May 2018

Coastal Comedy presents the stupendous Angela Barnes!
As seen on:
Mock the Week (BBC2)
Live At The Apollo (BBC)
Host of Newsjack (BBC Radio 4) and many more!

Angela won the BBC Radio 2's New Comedy Award in 2011, and has continued to be a regular on the stand-up circuit, playing even bigger venues. She has also appeared on: Russell Howard's Good News, Russell Kane’s Whistlestop Tour for Radio 2, Stand up for the Week, written for Radio 4’s The News Quiz, played on Eddie Izzard’s Laughs in the Park on BBC Two, and developed her own series with BBC Radio Comedy.

“Brilliantly Funny” Sarah Millican “She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic”  The Guardian

 “A beautifully paced performance that was aided by the consistent quality of her jokes, many of which showed a great skill with self-deprecation.”  Chortle

“Barnes mixes warm autobiographical material with plenty of strong jokes” The Guardian

 “Angela Barnes is the best mainstream female comedian I’ve seen since Sarah Millican... I can't be any clearer than that can I?” Evening Standard

 

Also performing on the night is Andrew Watts who has a distinctive style and very original material. His posh boy humour is intelligent without distancing himself from the audience. Lawyer turned comedian, Andrew is extremely likeable and invariably wins a crowd over as he canters, like an apologetic tsunami, through challenging subjects.

“His distinctive style stands out – a winning mixture of pomposity, insecurity and emotional incompetence, while the fury-inducing importance he places on the trivial makes for a winning comic stance.” - Chortle.co.uk

Opening the show is Morgan Rees fresh from being a finalist for the BBC New Comedy Awards 2017! This is a top night out not to be missed with the best acts on the circuit. The night is hosted by local comic Adrienne Coles from Coastal Comedy who are semi-finalists for the ‘Best Night Out’ category of the Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Awards 2018.

Angela Barnes

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Morgan Rees, Andrew Watts, Adrienne Coles

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Our TV Headliner is the hilarious Rob Deering!
As seen on:
Comedy Rocks With Jason Manford (ITV1)
The Weakest Link Comedians’ Special (BBC1)
Celebrity Mastermind (winner) (BBC1)

With his easy charm, cheesy singing voice, razor-sharp wit and clownish physicality Rob has quickly established himself as a firm favourite on the comedy circuit around Britain.

Rob Deering performs stand-up comedy with music, using a guitar, a loop pedal and his voice to create impressive rock and pop soundscapes – and does jokes, of course.

Along with being one of the most in-demand headliners on the UK circuit, he’s toured nationally and performed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe many times since starting out in comedy in the year 2000. He also recently ran all over Britain for BBC 6 Music. Yes, Rob runs and presents the podcast Running Commentary with fellow running comic Paul Tonkinson, and fundraises for his favoured charity Parkinson’s UK having run seven marathons.

 “Ingenious and hilarious” The Guardian

“An evening in his company is nothing less than a joy” The Independent on Sunday
'Truly wonderful stand-up' (The Sunday Times)
'As sharp and versatile as a Swiss Army Knife' (The Independent)
 
Opening the show is the incredible Julian Deane who has been wowing audiences across the country with his genius punch lines and perfect delivery. His witty writing skills have been put to use on Matt Forde’s Unspun (Dave Channel), which he wrote for in 2016. This year, Julian will support Paul Chowdhry on the highly-anticipated tour Live Innit.

Having first performed stand up in 2005, Julian’s brilliant, utterly original and hilarious routines have earned him appreciation, recognition and praise from audiences across the country.

Julian has proved his talent by winning some of the most prestigious stand-up comedy competitions in the country and is also in big demand as a writer (Mock the Week).

Deliciously twisted, a stream of seriously good gags. Quick, sharply written and endlessly repeatable lines. The Guardian

It’s just a matter of time before Julian Deane gets a boost up the comedy rankings. His trick is to make you think you’re watching standard stand-up fare, then twisting expectations with sharp, original punchlines. The Independent

Also appearing on the night is the sensational Linda Larkin! Funny’s Funny Female Comedian of the Year 2012; and runner-up in the NATY New Act Of The Year competition in 2013, and third placed in the Leicester Square Old Comedian Of The Year competition in 2015,

‘Excellent. Her punchlines were as hilariously off-kilter as they were well-devised’

Local comic Adrienne Coles hosts the night, don’t miss it.


Rob Deering

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Julian Deane, Linda Larkin and Adrienne Coles

 

Saturday the 21st of July

Coastal Comedy presents the incredible Paul Thorne as seen on:

The Stand Up Show (BBC One)
The Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and many more!
“A must-see comedian” The Guardian

“Amiable cheekiness and easy banter make him a hit with audiences…masterfully delivered” chortle

Paul Thorne is a topical comedian, whose finely crafted material and quirky songs have made him one of the UK’s most sought-after stand-up talents. A well respected headliner and skilful compere, Paul is also a regular member of The Comedy Store’s Cutting Edge team; performing material based on the week’s news in this prestigious long-running topical show.

A wonderfully assured performer, Paul’s provocative topical gags; spontaneous wit, and surreal comedy songs have earned him a reputation as a quality live performer. 

Opening the show is the very talented Jenny Collier. Jenny moved from the Welsh mountains to the Big Smoke in 2010 and has since embarked upon a career in stand-up. Highlight: Appearing on a BBC Radio Wales panel show with Jo Brand. Low point: After a gig, an audience member saying 'You should be a stripper' (Both secretly highlights).

She has written for BBC Radio 4's The News QuizHuffington Post and Glamour Magazine. Jenny has won many comedy awards and we are excited to bring her to the Lighthouse.

 ''Very likeable...Clearly a rising star'' The Evening Standard

''Refreshingly original...Excellent'' ★★★★Broadway Baby

Also appearing on the night is Konstantin Kisin, a fast-rising Russian-British comedian, known for his charming delivery, intelligent humour and outsider's perspective on all things British.

"Observations so accurate they’re as despairing as they are funny..." Cup of Beans Comedy

"Nifty gags" - Steve Bennett, Chortle

The night is hosted by local comic Adrienne Coles from Coastal Comedy who are semi- finalists for  the ‘Best Night Out’ category of the Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Awards 2018.


Paul Thorne

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Jenny Collier, Konstantin Kisin, Adrienne Coles

 

Friday 14th September 2018

We bring you the hilarious Adam Bloom! 
As seen on:
Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2)
Mock The Week (BBC2)
Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC2)

Adam Bloom was 18 months old when his parents nicknamed him The Voice, and when he was 10, he told them he was going to be a comedian. By the age of 23, he was. Adam has appeared on various stand-up and panel shows on TV, and has recorded three series of his own Radio 4 show, The Problem with Adam Bloom.

Ricky Gervais says: Adam Bloom has been one of his favourite comedians for ten years: ‘…Bloom not only has meticulous, brilliant lines, but also an intense and fragile honesty.’ The Independent describes him as being ‘…in the premier league of comedy,’ and The List says: ‘Bloom is perhaps the perfect comedian.’

He’s also a Time Out Award winner for best stand-up and has been hired to write for numerous TV and radio shows.

Opening the show is the amazing Abi Roberts. Abi and her big hair exploded onto the stand-up comedy scene in 2011, after a number of years as a session vocalist and cabaret performer. She has been dubbed by critics:

'Raucously and incredibly funny' (The Daily Telegraph)

 'Fast-paced, high-octane comedy with brilliant routines... entertaining throughout and leaves everybody wanting more' (Giggle Beats)
 'Must see comedian who is breaking new ground' (The Independent).

Plus support from Josh Dillon who successfully combines a dry, deadpan demeanor with charismatic warmth. He takes his audience on a rollercoaster journey with his dark stories about life, work and relationships, demonstrating some unique problem solving skills along the way! "Great act with great jokes.

 “Josh Dillon is definitely one to watch out for. He had the audience in stitches throughout his dry delivered but very funny & clever set.” Jailhouse Screamers

The night is hosted by local comic Adrienne Coles from Coastal Comedy who are finalists for  the ‘Best Night Out’ category of the Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Awards 2018.


Adam Bloom

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Abi Roberts, Josh Dillon and Adrienne Coles. 

WAVES OF LAUGHTER AT EVERY sHOW!