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Coastal Comedy offers a great chance to see a famous face close up and personal in an intimate setting, with the very best stand-up comics on the circuit, and are winners of the Gold Night Time Award as part of the prestigious BH Star Awards 2019.
Our headline act is the incredible Paul Tonkinson as seen on: Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and many more!
"Hilarious; nobody makes me laugh like Paul Tonkinson. Simply one of the greatest comics around. Go see him!” Michael McIntyre
A sensational live performer, Yorkshire man, marathon runner and former (double award-winning) Time Out Comedian of the Year, Paul Tonkinson has long upheld his esteemed reputation as one of the finest stand-ups the UK has to offer. With a unique and distinctive style, Tonkinson is noted for his effervescent physicality and skillful impressions, which bring alive exuberant, tender comic reflections on love, family and the day-to-day idiosyncrasies of 21st century living. A plethora of first class material, combined with tremendous charm and irrepressible, infectious energy make for quite a formidable talent.
“Excellent... extremely talented... brilliant” Time Out
“Charismatic, combines the visual trickery of Lee Evans with the improvisational skills of Paul Merton. Brilliant characterisations, his face, a wonder of contortion” Independent
Opening 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.
Also appearing on the night is multi-award winning comedian Tom Taylor who has received high praise from audiences and critics alike. His unique brand of musical comedy is smart and silly in equal measure and he boasts an impressive stock of quirky, and very funny, musical one-liners.
In 2013 Tom reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? competition, and recently performed on Radio 2 and Radio 4 as part of the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards.
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!
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
A comic with a polished line in mimicry who manages to ridicule most of the UK, and abroad, at the same time. Time Out Comedian of the Year and Channel 4 star, best known for his time as a Big Breakfast presenter. Paul is one of the most esteemed performers working on the UK comedy circuit, with a bullet-proof set and an abundance of universally funny material. A guarantee of first class laughs from a sensational live performer and top-billing stand up star. Not to be missed! 'Hilarious. No one makes me laugh like Paul Tonkinson. Go see him' (Michael McIntyre) 'Hilariously obtuse and dependably funny' (Chortle).
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Laid-back Londoner Michael Fabbri whose hilarious stories and brilliant writing have made him one of the most highly-rated acts on the circuit. With a dark and honest approach to some of life's more touchy subjects, he manages to effortlessly slip between some harsh controversial topics to light-hearted silliness to make for a refreshingly eclectic and brilliantly funny act. Nominated best club comic Chortle Awards 2012. 'Intelligence in spades... consummate idiot savant' (The List) '... exceptionally funny... extremely sharp... hugely enjoyable' (The Scotsman) 'An absolutely superb circuit headliner' (London Is Funny) 'Startlingly insightful' (The Guardian) 'Hilarious, Clever, sick and completely unrepeatable' (BBC Online) 'One of the best up-and-coming acts around' (Chortle).
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Multi-award winning comedian Tom Taylor has received high praise from audiences and critics alike. In 2013 Tom reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? competition, the following year he was a finalist in the Hobgoblin Comedy Award and in 2015 he took home the award for Comedian of the Year at the inaugural Great Yorkshire Fringe. Most recently he picked up the Audience Favourite Award at the Musical Comedy Awards 2017 and reached the final of English Comedian of the Year 2018. A favourite of live bookers across the UK, Tom has also supported Simon Munnery, John Kearns and Abandoman on tour and performed on Radio 2 and Radio 4 as part of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award. In addition to his stand-up talents, Tom is an accomplished actor and writer having penned and performed two one-man murder mysteries, A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game’s a Foot, Try the Fish and The Man with the Twisted Hip. Following two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tom embarked on a national tour of both shows in autumn 2017. "Excellent … beautifully daft" - Sunday Times
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Lighthouse (Poole Arts Centre)
- 21 Kingland Road
- BH15 1UG