This week we have some killer comedy coming your way hosted by MC Dave Fensome. Enjoy late night laughs this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night with the likes of Alisdair Beckett King, Laura Lexx and Mark Simmons for just a tenner. You never know, we may even have a little surprise for you on Saturday night...
Named "One to Watch" by Time Out and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017, Alasdair Beckett-King returns to the stage to kick things off for our first Late show of the week. This "singular and truly distinct act" (Chortle) is quickly rising up the UK comedy ranks and is certainly not one to miss.
Known for her knock-out performances on Mock the Week, Roast Battle and Live at the Apollo, Brighton's own Laura Lexx has been described as "one of the most delightful performers you're ever likely to see" (GQ). In 2016, she shut down a sexist heckler so brutally that the clip went viral, earning her national attention. Lexx won the comedians choice award at the 2019 Chortle Awards, and her recent tour was praised as 'a joy ... roars of laughter' by The Independent.
Mock The Week regular Mark Simmons comes equipped with an arsenal of quick, punchy jokes and "Gags of the highest order" (BROADWAY BABY ★★★★) on every subject under the sun. So far, the "Master of one-liners" (ONE4REVIEW ★★★★★) has a collected a whole host of awards, including, runner-up at the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, finalist of So you think your funny and the NATY award.
Fiona has won a number of stand up comedy competitions including ‘The Blackout’ at Up The Creek (five times), and Beat The Gong at the Comedy Store London, and has been runner up in too many to name. Fiona makes observations as a twenty-something-year-old female with a skewed view of her life experiences; still looking to achieve a fairy-tale life. "With liberal laughter throughout, she [was] a delight to watch and the highlight of the evening" (Chortle).
After performing as part of the 'No Free Lunch' and 'Journey to the Centre of Somewhere' shows at Edinborough Fringe a decade ago, Mark Cram has turned his attention to stand up. "He’s everything that a TV comic would love to be; clever, fearless, constantly improving" - "...well-crafted from beginning to end" (Juice Comedy). He was named Bedford Comedian of the Year 2013 (although isn't exactly happy about it), delighting crowds with tales of dead-end jobs, family, and sexuality.
Ben Hope is a writer, actor, comedian and musician who found his footing as the President of Cambridge Footlights back in 2014. His talent as a storyteller ability allows him to weave even the most innate story into a string of well-structured jokes, earning the praise “Smart and artfully ramshackle” (★★★★ - The List “Left the audience gasping for breath” (★★★★★ - Varsity).
You may know him from his appearances on Comedy Central’s Achievement Unlocked and BBC New Comedy Award on Radio 4 Extra. With Ben Pope, "the future of sketch comedy is "the future of sketch comedy is in safe hands" (The Telegraph).
Thursday 17th June
- Mark Cram
- Fiona Ridgewell
Friday 18th June
- Mark Cram
- Fiona Ridgewell
Saturday 19th June
- Ben Pope
- Elf Lyons
Last weekend's shows sold out fast, grab your tickets now to avoid disappointment here.