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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

Saturday 13th of July 2019

The Coastal Comedy Show with TV Headliner Stuart Goldsmith.

As seen on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and many more!

‘A charming, expert stand-up’ Sunday Times
Stuart Goldsmith is an internationally award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster and host.

With a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up, Stuart’s enthusiasm and natural charm conceal a quick wit as fearlessness honed by his early career as a street performer. Surprisingly candid about his exploits, sexploits and textploits, Stuart likes to get his teeth into love, romance and the downside of getting what you want.

Opening the show is the incredible Rick Kiesewetter.  Rick’s ingenious observational material includes anything from adoption to being a Londoner.

“Kiesewetter has plenty of national stereotypes to play on, but he soon steers clear of nationality clichés to deliver punchy observational gags about the little things that annoy everyone.” Evening Standard

Also performing for your laughing pleasure is the very talented Johnny Wardlow who was part of the BBC New Comedy Awards 3 years running! Johnny’s based in Brighton and has played clubs all over the UK and has also just returned from New York, where he performed at Caroline’s on Broadway & Comic Strip Live.

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!

Stuart Goldsmith

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Rick Kiesewetter. Johnny Wardlow 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.