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Live at the Hawth
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The biggest names in stand-up, live in Crawley. Join us for our hilarious celebration of the biggest and best comedians on the UK circuit.
The ventriloquist star who’s smashed BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, huge West End runs, and won a British Comedy Award – all without moving her lips – headlines this gigantic night of comedy at The Hawth. ‘Put simply, Nina Conti is a genius’ The Mirror
As seen on C4’s Alan Carr: Chatty Man, and seen supporting Ed Sheeran on tour. Rob Broderick aka Abandoman is Ireland’s finest hip-hop musical comedian.
‘A freestyle talent that is unparalleled anywhere… comedic timing and witty rhyming that’s so impressive it could’ve been scripted’ The Independent
The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominated star of Tonight at the Palladium (ITV), Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Live from The BBC.
‘I’ve seen few shows that are funnier’ Times
Colin Hoult as Anna Mann
As seen on Sky’s The Russell Howard Hour and many more.
‘A comedian who leaves you wanting more’ The Times
Brighton’s Angela Barnes hosts this night of huge laughs. As regularly seen on BBC2’s Mock The Week and heard on Radio 4’s The News Quiz. She’s also appeared on Live at the Apollo, Just A Minute, and many more.
‘She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight-talking and extremely funny comic' The Guardian
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Ground-breaking ventriloquist Nina is a star of BBC's Live at the Apollo, QI and HBO's Family Tree. Nina began her career as an actress at the Royal Shakespeare Company, before the genius and anarchic theatre director Ken Campbell inspired her to become a ventriloquist. In 2008 she won the prestigious Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for her solo show Complete and Utter Conti. In 2010, Talk to the Hand had sell out seasons in Edinburgh, London, Melbourne, the Sydney Opera House and New York. 'Put simply, Nina Conti is a genius' (The Daily Mirror) 'A gem... funny, poignant, novel’ (The Guardian) 'I laughed until I couldn't breathe' (Melbourne Age) 'Uproariously hilarious' (The Scotsman).
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Abandoman create hilarious musical sketches at lightning speed live in front of their audience. No two gigs are ever the same. The project sees frontman Rob and multi-instrumentalist James Hancox reinventing hip hop in a way that appeals to even its most ardent detractors. They sold out the Edinburgh Fringe for 3 weeks in a row and were winners of the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year 2010. 'Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile. Nothing short of genius' (www.Chortle.co.uk) 'Truly innovative' (The Guardian) 'Killer punchlines. Note-perfect, lyrically mind-blowing hip-hop improv. Genius!' (The Stage) 'A star of the future!' (Time Out) 'For the whole hour we were enthralled by a comedic mastermind at work' (Broadway Baby) 'A proper party. raucous, expansive and relentlessly hilarious' (The Times).
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He has been nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award (2015) Chortle Best Circuit Comedian and Chortle Best Newcomer and was a staff-writer on Russell Howard’s Good News. He has appeared on ITV's Tonight at the London Palladium, Live From The BBC, The Chris Ramsey Show, Elevenish, Count Arthur Strong, Australia’s ‘Comedy Up Late’. ‘For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian’ **** The Independent ‘Relentlessly entertaining, full of beautiful imagery’ **** Time Out ‘One of the most out and out hilarious shows on the fringe’ **** 1/2 Chortle ‘I’ve seen few shows that are funnier’ **** The Times
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Comedian from the duo Colin and Fergus, Colin Hoult is a Writers’ Guild Award-winner, and star of Being Human (BBC3), Colin Hoult’s Carnival of Monsters (BBC Radio 4) and Life's Too Short (BBC2). He plays the character Anna Mann. 'Lewis Caroll meets League of Gentlemen... will draw out laughter from the deepest recesses of your soul' (Time Out) 'Sheer comic gold' (Metro) 'Twisted comic brilliance' (Jeremy Dyson, League of Gentlemen, Ghost Stories) 'Effortlessly and painfully funny. A brilliant performer' (Toby Whithouse, Creator of Being Human).
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Before becoming a comedian, Angela worked in health and social care. In 2011, she won the BBC New Comedy Award and became a finalist at the 2011 Latitude Festival New Act of the Year competition. Since then Angela has become a regular on BBC’s The News Quiz, Newsjack and Mock The Week. She has also appeared on BBC Three’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour (BBC Radio 2), and BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show. “Feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines.” (The Scotsman). “The pace is fast, the material strong and the delivery perfect” (Chortle). “She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight-talking and extremely funny comic” (The Guardian). Angela Barnes was #8 in Ents24's Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.
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