Hastings Comedy Festival 2023 - Friday
We're delighted to welcome back Barry Ferns to the EP, plus Sooz Kempner and Jaz Mattu for laughs aplenty for this year's funny festival.
Cast includes: Sooz Kempner, Barry Ferns, Jaz Mattu
All tickets are £5 online in advance, or £6.50 on the door. Please note: Book tickets for each separate show via the links below, not on the Electric Palace website's ticket booking system.
7:30pm Sooz Kempner
The award-winning, viral sensation and Doom in Doctor Who’s Doom’s Day returns with a brand-new hour following her sell out 2022 run. As the year 2000 approached Sooz was about to turn 15 and the PlayStation 2 was about to launch...it was a new beginning for the world. But with the Millennium Bug was the world also about to end!? Now, almost a quarter of a century later, things feel eerily similar… The New Millennium, video games, Alanis Morissette…a show for anyone who remembers the year 2000 or had big dreams as a kid.
- ‘Kempner has funny bones’ **** (Scotsman)
- ‘Brilliant’ (LA Times)
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8:45pm Barry Ferns: In the Room (with Barry Ferns) (Work In Progress)
An hour in a room, not just with Barry Ferns but also a whole load of other people you don’t know. It sounds humdrum, everyday even - or it did until March 2020, when it suddenly felt like the most dangerous thing you could do. This is an hour of comedy about being with people - in life and in a room, and in
particular with Barry Ferns. Barry has been performing stand up and sketch comedy for over 15 years. He’s only the second UK comedian whose MC-ing has built into “a comedy institution” (Time Out) - Angel Comedy. He is a Chortle Award-nominated
compere and winner of both the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe award and The Malcolm Hardy award.
"A marvellous, personal, beautifully constructed and laughter-packed hour"- ***** (ThreeWeeks) **** (Scotsman)**** (Broadway Baby)
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10pm Jaz Mattu (Work in Progress)
Jaz, an innocent man from Kent, wants to bring joy and absurdity to people's lives. Some people have very fixed ideas about how he should achieve this. Will Jaz manage to stay on his own path or will he be lured by the promise of global domination and instant fame?
A show about ploughing your own furrow.
Visit Hastings Comedy Festival website for more information.
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