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Comedy Hours

Comedy Hours

In the Main Entertainments hall on the ground floor

Hosted by vegan comedian Rob Jackson

Saturday: 4-5pm; Sunday: 5-6pm

Click here to view the floor plans

Click here to download the event programme

 

Saturday

Main Act: Chris Stokes

Supporting Acts: Sonja Quita Doubleday, Donal Coonan

 

Sunday

Main Act: Eddy Brimson

Supporting Acts: Sonja Quita Doubleday, James Hately

 

Comedians

Chris Stokes

Chris Stokes is one of the few vegan comedians in the UK. His playful and erudite stand-up has seen him crop up on 'Dave's One Night Stand' and intermittently on BBC Radios 4 and 5Live. 

As well as supporting the likes of Milton Jones, Pete Firman and Stewart Francis on several UK tours, Chris' debut solo show was awarded the 'Best Show' award at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2012.
 
"Has the talent to one day have the world at his feet **** " - The List
 "Real talent... It takes some flair to mix script, tangents, conversation, heartbreak and make it all look so effortless **** " - The Skinny
 "Very smart material" - Chortle
 "Hilarious" - The Scotsman

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Photo credit: Andy Hollingworth

 

Sonja Quita Doubleday

Sonja Quita Doubleday is Cheekykita an exciting, ridiculous, physical female comedian, who regularly performs on the alternative comedy circuit. There are not many female comedy performers as brave as Cheekykita, who is a master at the surreal and physical side of comedy (or whatever you want to call it. It sort of defies definition). She has been performing comedy for the last three years with a background in Dance and fringe theatre also singing in many punk bands! This year she has solo shows at Leicester comedy festival, Brighton and Prague Fringe and also Edinburgh Fringe. She also performs in clown troupe Le Flop.

‘Immense, sensational, and sublime, people loved it and are still talking about her’ - The Goodfather comedy
‘A wonderful, silly, surreal, frantic and fantastical little show’ - 4 stars Edfringe review
‘Inspiring, bold, brave and totally ridiculous and that’s why I love it.’ - Doctor Brown

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Donal Coonan

Donal Coonan is a plant-eating Punchinello who has been described by the Radio Times as 'like a strange uncle'. Come and be his niece/nephew for 10 minutes.

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Eddy Brimson

Eddy Brimson is one of the UK circuit's most in-demand headline acts working regularly with all the leading promoters.

Eddy is equally in demand worldwide. He played the first ever Altitude Festival in the French Alps in 2008 and the Sydney Cracker Festival in Australia. Eddy has also taken his comedy to such far flung places as Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. He once even played a gig naked.

"Brimson manipulates the mixture of laughs and pseudo-shock masterfully  ... as the philosopher once said: 'It's the way you tell 'em' - and Brimson certainly tells 'em with confident style." - Chortle

"The crowd loved him." - The Guardian

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James Hately

Psychedelic revolutionary? Beard on stilts? Whilst many stand-ups put reality under a microscope so we can laugh at it from all angles, James takes reality, melts it down, and moulds it into something no more sensible. Prepare to laugh and then scratch your head wondering what just happened. Magners Pub Comedian of the Year finalist, two times performer at the Green Man festival, Brighton and Bristol Vegfest regular.

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