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The 1st Annual Sydenham Comedy Festival

Listings and tickets below 10-18 June

20 one-hour shows from some of our favourite acts including

Paul Foot, Esther Manito, Tony Law, Shazia Mirza, Arthur Smith, Tom Ward, Sooz Kempner, Isy Suttie and more

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Friday 27 May

We are delighted to welcome back tonight's headliner, the warm and witty wordsmith GORDON SOUTHERN. He'll be joined by musical merrymaker JOHN LONG, straight-talking everyman RICHARD SPALDING and fiery TEGAN MARLOW. Your hostess will be friendly and fun ROBYN PERKINS.

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Saturday 28 May

Our featured comedian this evening is the hilarious 'vivacious and gossipy' WENDY WASON. She'll be joined by sassy DANIEL FOXX, kooky ELAINE FELLOWS, cheeky KELLY FORD and outrageous German SAM CH ZERNIG. Warm and witty SARAH ILES will be your hostess.

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Friday 3 June

We are so pleased to welcome for the first time to our stage, the legend of stage, screen, and Twitter - it's SOOZ KEMPNER! She'll be joined rock & roll bad boy JOSH WELLER, goofy Czech comic VASH PERNIKAR and sassy GINNIA CHENG. Your hostess will be lovely local legend LUCY FREDERICK.

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Saturday 4 June

Season Finale!

We are delighted to welcome back the brilliantly funny NINIA BENJAMIN for our final show of the season. She'll be joined by sassy WILL OWEN, witty CHIN WANG, laid-back cuddly THOMAS HENRY  and fading end-of-pier stalwart FRANK LAVENDER. Your hostess will be the fabulous VIX LEYTON.

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Two feature-length shows for a full evening of live entertainment from 8pm

LUCY FREDERICK'S BIG FAT WEDDING

Here comes the bride, forty foot wide!

'A genuinely gifted performer'

The Scotsman  ⭐⭐⭐⭐

TOUSSAINT DOUGLASS: BERD THEORY 

As seen on Funny Festival Live (BBC TWO), Bamous (BBC THREE)Outsiders (DAVE) and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (DAVE)

"Brilliantly blunt humour” – The Guardian

 
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iSY SUTTIE: JACKPOT

A Work-in-Progress

Isy’s always searching for adventure in life, but now that she’s a mum with a partner who hates surprises, can she still find it? And why does she need it anyway?
‘The perfect concoction of warmth and grit' – The Independent

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Two feature-length shows for a full evening of live entertainment from 8pm

RADU ISAC: PANDEMIC
Romanian comedian Radu Isac takes a look at how the Pandemic affected us all.
"intelligently subversive'' - The Scotsman

ALASDAIR BECKETT-KING: NEVERMORE

A work-in-progress show from the multi award-winning stand-up as he unravels life's shallowest mysteries and 'creates his own multi-faceted world' ★★★★ (Scotsman)
 

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TAROT, NICE TO MEET YOU

You're in for an afternoon of comedy and tarot! Comedians Carly Smallman and Sarah Iles present this fully interactive hit show that encompasses all things fun and witchy. Tarot, Nice to Meet You has been running online during lockdown with up to 35k viewers per episode! Come and see what the cards have in store for you...

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Two feature-length shows for a full evening of live entertainment from 5pm.

SHAZIA MIRZA: COCONUT

Nominated for ‘Best Stand Up Tour Show’ in Channel 4’s National Comedy Awards, The Island with Bear Grylls survivor ponders life post-pandemic.

CHARMIAN HUGHES: SHE! IMMORTAL HORROR QUEEN'S GUIDE TO LIFE

"Live! Laugh! Liquidate!" Veteran stand-up shares stories of obsession, jealousy and revenge. Best Solo Comedy Show nominee, Buxton Fringe
 

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ALISTAIR BARRIE: ALISTAIRCRATIC

An hour of topical musings from the veteran stand-up 'A no️️️️ frills master of his craft'  The Scotsman  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Two feature-length shows for a full evening of live entertainment from 8pm

TONY LAW: A NEW BEGIN IN AGAIN 

Neanderthal Canadian Trinidadian Northern Irish Loon Law brings his half baked thoughts on the last couple of years and a little time travel to boot.

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 Two feature-length shows for a full evening of live entertainment from 8pm

ADA CAMPE: TOO LITTLE, TOO SOON

A show about wonderful women, surprising secrets, and amphibian water ballets.
‘Extravagantly mischievous’ Chortle 
Winner 2018 Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Show (NATYS)

 

VIX LEYTON: MORE FICTION THAN GIRL

Everyone has that friend of a friend that tweeted something that altered the entire course of their lives, if you don't, Vix is now yours. There is power in saying yes to things that scare you.

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 Two feature-length shows for a full evening of live entertainment from 8pm

TOM WARD: ANTHEM
Fresh from his debut on Live At The Apollo, he's ready for the Fringe again. "A star in the making" (Time Out) "Staggeringly Impressive"  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (The Herald)

 

SIKISA: #TWERK IN PROGRESS

A work-in-progress show from this rising star. As seen and heard on ITV, BBC3, Comedy Central, Dave, BBC Sounds & Radio 4

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 Two feature-length shows for a full evening of live entertainment from 8pm

MYRA DUBOIS
An hour of acid-tongued merriment from Rotherham's most famous diva

ARTHUR SMITH: MY 75 YEARS AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE

This is Arthur Smith’s love letter to the playground of the imagination that is the Edinburgh Fringe on its 75th birthday.

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 Two feature-length shows for a full evening of live entertainment from 8pm

JULIET MEYERS: PASSPORT FACE
Hilarious true stories of a disaster-ridden trip to India to find her roots with smug sex therapists, furious monkeys and near-certain death. "Smart and very funny" - Independent 

PAUL FOOT MUCKING ABOUT

"Rarely, if ever, has this reviewer seen an audience laugh as hysterically hard or long." The Scotsman "Sublime, original and brilliant" The Independent
 

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 Two feature-length shows for a full evening of live entertainment from 8pm

SOOZ KEMPNER: PLAYSTATION

 

Award-winning viral sensation Sooz got a PlayStation in 1998 and finally felt grown-up. But is she? "Brilliant" LA Times

CHRIS STOKES: LOCKDOWN DETECTIVE

 

The award-winning storytelling comedian weaves a compelling show of coincidences and mysteries over lockdown. "Laid-back, disarming and very funny" British Comedy Guide

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