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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. 

Saturday the 13th of October

The Coastal Comedy Show with TV headliner Andy Askins!

As seen on: The John Bishop Show! (BBC1)

Come and enjoy a night of top comedy with 3 great acts, plus host, put together by award winning Coastal Comedy, right here in your very own Lighthouse. You can bring your friends too and laugh your socks off, it’s better than staying in front of the telly.

Here’s some blurb about our Andy:

Andy Askins is a diminutive figure who exudes an air of vulnerability as he steps up to the microphone armed with a guitar and a cheeky grin. It’s an overwhelmingly misleading demeanour which serves to heighten the impact of the killer lines that he delivers.

Andy has an expertly crafted routine littered with an eclectic mix of offbeat original comic songs and parodies. A talented musician with a captivating voice, popular songs have been re-written and given a perverse twist to tremendous comic effect. With a wickedly dry sense of humour, Andy’s darker material is sweetened by his innocent and impish demeanour which never fails to leave audiences in the palm of his hand.

Since becoming a full-time comedian back in 2005. He has previously had the honour of working with Michael McIntyre, Lee Evans, Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr, Micky Flanagan, Harry Hill, Rhod Gilbert, Bill Bailey and Jack Dee, to name a few stand-up luminaries.


Opening the show is the exceptionally funny Luke Honnoraty who is highly regarded as one of the best acts to emerge from the South West in recent years. Award winning stand-up comedian Luke Honnoraty burst onto the circuit in 2010 as the winner of the 'South West New Act of the Year' on his 3rd ever gig.

​Luke has gone from strength and is now performing alongside the best names in comedy in some if the UK's best comedy clubs. Having supported the likes of Matt Richardson and Russell Kane in the past, plus Supporting Katherine Ryan on the south west tour dates of 2014. 2017 Luke was tour support for Joel Dommett
Also appearing on the night is Richard James who was a finalist in Foster's South Coast Comedian of the Year. The night is hosted by local comic Adrienne Coles.

‘The night is hosted by local comic Adrienne Coles.

Andy Askins

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Luke Honnoraty, Richard James, Adrienne Coles.

Saturday 24th November 2018

The Coastal Comedy Show on Saturday the 24th November with TV headliner Ben Norris!

Enjoy a fantastic night out and get to see TV Headliner Ben Norris Live:
As seen on:
They Think It's All Over (BBC1)
Mock the Week (BBC2)
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2)

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.

Ben Norris

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Saturday 22nd of December

The Coastal Comedy Christmas Special with TV Headliner Jen Brister! 

As seen on: Live at the Apollo (BBC2)
Comedy Central in Live at the Comedy Store

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

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.

Jen Brister


Jim Campbell, George Rigden, Adrienne Coles.