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Friday the 28th September 2018

The Coastal Comedy Show with TV Headliner Geoff Norcott!

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2)
8 out of 10 Cats (C4)
8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4)
The Sarah Millican Television Programme (BBC2)

Right leaning but well meaning Geoff is a rare beast in stand-up and star of the latest Live At The Apollo series on the BBC. He was previously an English Literature teacher and employs this in developing his routine. He has written comedy sketches for MTV, BBC Radio 2 & 4 and many more.

Geoff claims to be the only outwardly Conservative Party voter on the British comedy circuit and has appeared as a panellist on Question Time (BBC1).

Geoff Norcott’s career has been snowballing since a successful Edinburgh in 2016 with ‘Conswervative’. The show has since gone on a national tour and Geoff has had a flurry of TV appearances as well as gigging in all the top comedy clubs in the UK and beyond. 

Opening the show is Tania Edwards who is a successful stand-up  comedian  and  writer.  Credits  include  Stand  Up  For  The  Week (Channel 4),  Twit  of  the  Year  (Channel  4),  Mock  the  Week (BBC2) and she  recently  supported  Katherine  Ryan  on  her  sell  out  tour. 

Tania  was  a  finalist  in  the  Hackney  Empire,  Amused  Moose,  Leicester  Square, 

Latitude,  and  Funny  Women  competitions.  Her  last  solo  show  Tania  Edwards:  Electrifying  was  named  in  James  Acaster’s  top  comedy  picks  for  The  Guardian,  Glamour  magazine’s  top  female  comedians  to  see  at  the  Fringe,  and  The  Mirrors  top  five  jokes  of  the  Fringe. 

‘Cuts  daggers  with  sharp  one  liners’ Glamour  Magazine

 Also appearing on the night is Michael Frankland South coast comedian of the year finalist 2017! The night is hosted by local comic Adrienne Coles. All this for just £15 (advance tickets) and in our beautifully intimate setting at Hotel Celebrity.

Geoff Norcott

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Tania Edwards, Michael Frankland, Adrienne Coles.

Friday the 26th of October

Coastal Comedy presents the incredible Paul Thorne as seen on:

The Stand Up Show (BBC1)

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. 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. 

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 for your laughing pleasure is Jules Oliver who has been a finalist in 5 National New Act Competitions and most recently awarded runner up at Old Comedian of the Year (35+) at Leicester Square Theatre.

She regularly performs all over the country and likes to cover a range of subjects including: Concorde and falconry but also mainstream topics like Asda’s policy for naming their ranges (badly in her opinion).

'Jules Oliver offers some original ideas and witty lines from an unpretentious, but slightly odd, vantage point, mixing observational comedy with the absurd' Chortle

This show is hosted by local comic Adrienne Coles CEO of Coastal Comedy who are finalists for the ‘Best Night Out’ category of the Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Awards 2018 (BAPTAs). Come and enjoy a top night of live entertainment in our intimate setting at Hotel Celebrity, Bournemouth.

Paul Thorne

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Joey Page, Jules Oliver, Adrienne Coles.

Friday the 30th of November

The Coastal Comedy Show with TV headliner Larry Dean!
As seen on: Live at the Apollo (BBC2)
Comedy Centrals Live at the Comedy Store
Live from the BBC (BBC3)




Glaswegian comedian Larry Dean's stand-up career started in 2008. In 2013 he was named Scottish Comedian Of The Year and in 2015 he was nominated for best newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

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 at the show for your laughing pleasure is Michael Fabbri who regularly performs at major comedy clubs throughout the UK and all over the world.

He has worked as a writer for Radio and TV and recently had his own stand up series: 'Dyslexicon' on BBC radio 4. He has done several solo shows at the Edinburgh fringe festival and worked as a support act for Micky Flanagan, Lucy Porter, and Stephen K Amos.

The night is hosted by Adrienne Coles, what a fantastic line up for this gig at Hotel Celebrity, Bournemouth. We look forward to seeing you there!

Larry Dean

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Jenny Collier, Michael Fabbri, Adrienne Coles.

Friday 7th of December 2018
The Coastal Comedy Christmas Special!

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

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
Learn more about Tez here

 Opening the show is the hilarious Mike Cox who has quickly made his mark on the comedy circuit with his sharp wit and everyday cynicism which have seen him crowned winner of the Fosters South Coast Comedian of the Year, while he reached the final of Amused Moose Laugh Off 2016 both the semi-finals of So You Think You're Funny in 2012 and The Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year in 2013.

 Mike’s accessible style and ease with both mainstream and alternative audiences currently make him one of the most enjoyable young comics to watch.

“Like an Everyman, if that Everyman had delicious cynicism and razor sharp wit” - Romesh Ranganathan.

Plus top support acts, the night is hosted by Adrienne Coles. Come and celebrate the festive season with us and enjoy a great night of live entertainment in Bournemouth’s favourite comedy club.

Plus top support acts and hosted by resident MC Adrienne Coles. Advance tickets are £15 from the Box Office on 01202 316316 or online (£20 on the door). VIP tickets are limited and £20 each, booked via the Box Office only.

Tez Ilyas

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Friday 28th of December 2018

The New Year Special! 

As seen on:
8 out of 10 Cats (C4)
Mock the Week (BBC2) and many more!
'Utterly hilarious. One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone' Time Out

'Likeable, intelligent and full of unpredictable energy' Scotsman
'Robustly funny' List

“Erupts onto the stage. Dynamite...Master of Comedy” Edfest

Come and celebrate the festive season with us and enjoy a top night of live entertainment in Bournemouth’s favourite comedy club headlined by Jarred Christmas!

Jarred has a unique style that deftly mixes gags with storytelling. He has a dynamic onstage persona and the ability to improvise and roll with anything that’s thrown his way, making his comedy sizzle with originality.

Full of passion and charisma Jarred takes the audience on a hilarious thrill ride of laughs and gasps with an edge of anger that manifests itself in his incredible rants against the small things in our lives. His confidence leaves the audience secure in the knowledge that they are in very capable hands. His material is strong and distinctive, drawn from life experience and random happenings.

His energetic storytelling has earned him a whole host of accolades including a Chortle Award and has catapulted him to the forefront of our TV screens in shows such as Mock The Week (BBC2), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2) 8 out of 10 Cats, (Channel 4), Argumental (Dave), One Night Stand (Dave) and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief (BBC 1).

Opening the show is Steve Best:
"Inspired collection of visual japes" -  Time Out

Steve Best is a great visual comedian, harnessing a mind-boggling array of gadgets and gags to keep his audience in stitches. Funny, frenetic and mad his unique form of slapstick comedy is backed up with astounding talent; he plays the guitar like a genius, can juggle 5 balls, ride a unicycle and is fluent in Serbo-Croatian.

Steve’s many TV credits include The Stand-Up Show (BBC1), The Big Stage (C5), and twice on The Slammer (CBBC).

Plus top support acts and hosted by resident MC Adrienne Coles. Advance tickets are £15 from the Box Office on 01202 316316 or online (£20 on the door). VIP tickets are limited and £20 each, booked via the Box Office only.

Jarred Christmas

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Waves of laughter at every show!