Throughout June and July, The Warren Festival saw six weeks of incredible stand-up comedy. The infamous Late Show played host to the likes of many of the UK's top comics, including Romesh Ranganathan, Elf Lyons, Milton Jones and Reginald D. Hunter. After seeing thousands of comedy fans flock to our Victoria Garden's residence, we're even more excited to announce another star-studded line-up at our seaside site.
Enjoy late night laughs on the beach this Friday and Saturday night, with the likes of Tom Ward, Fern Brady and Marcel Lucont for just a tenner. Hosted by Dave Fensom.
Lucont is one of those rare character comedians who can put the audience in stitches before even uttering a word. Luckily, his haughty demeanour and imposing stage presence are only the beginning.
This fanatical Frenchman looks down on everything with such disdain and contempt, viewing the most inane English customs through a totally unique lens. His jokes are as hilarious as they are original, delivered with a condescending tone that's simultaneously patronising and charming.
Described as"Wonderful French wit… A pitch-perfect performance… Superb stuff"(TIME OUT) and “Fresh, accessible and hilarious”, Lucont has appeared on Comedy Central at The Comedy Store, Russell Howard's Good News and The John Bishop Show. You certainly won't regret seeing this comic master at work.
Tom Ward is fast becoming a household name in UK comedy, regularly performing on TV (Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Roast Battle) and winning too many awards to mention.
His distinctive brand or comedy (and even more distinctive haircut) have featured at the Edinurgh Fringe three times so far, and he's recently kept busy with his viral impressions and celebrity interviews which can be found on his YouTube channel. Catch Tom on the Late Show this Saturday for a “Staggeringly Impressive” ★★★★★ (The Herald) set of stand-up gold.
You may recognise Fern Brady her form her appearances on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Sean Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular and The Alternative Comedy Experience. Perhaps you've even seen her critically aclaimed BBC Three stand-up special Power and Chaos, which has been descibed"an excellent show - ★★★★" (Chortle) and "uncompromising and compelling set...easily her best yet - ★★★★" (Evening Standard). She's a proven comic with an aggressive edge, and we can't wait to see what she has in store for us.
Matt Price is "a master storyteller at the height of his powers who entrances and doesn't release you until the hour is up". He's another tried and tested comedian with a mountain of critically acclaimed shows under his belt, it's safe to say you're in good hands. As a seasoned compere, Price has proven his abilities to get even the most challenging audiences on his side, known for his seamless storytelling and easy charm.
He was resident MC of Cardiff's Yellow Kangaroo Comedy Club for 18 months, and then took over at the city's Wharf comedy club. He was also a finalist in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year competition in 2004.
First on the bill this Friday is William Stone, the "quirky writer of one-liners" (Chortle) who reached the BBC New Comedy Awards Finals 2018, the Leicester Square New Act of the Year Competition final and the 2Northdown New Act of the year final 2020.
He's also written jokes for Mock The Week and even performed stand-up on BBC Radio 4 & BBC Radio 2 and toured the comedy circuit for many years. Stone is an experienced comedian on the cusp of becoming a household name. Don't miss him.
Jim Campbell's introspective self analysis covers everything from hangover anxiety to deppression, drawing on a wealth of personal experience to produce some of the darkest, funniest, and most self-depreciating jokes we've heard in years. Somehow, Campbell manages to make light of these heavier topics with surprising ease, delivering a set full of hilarious observations and throw-away thoughts that will stick in your head weeks after the show's over.
Raj is another breakthrough act with a tonne of positive reveiws under his belt, and was a finalist at the Rising Star New Comedian of the Year, Go New York' at South Ken Comedy Club and the Max Turner Award. His first gig at London Backyard Comedy Club went down so well that his second was in fornt of a sold out audience. Make the most of catching Raj at such an intimate venue, because he definitely won't be playing them forever.
Riggs is an up-and-coming comic with a talent for observational comedy. Able to spin the most ordinary experience into a well-crafted story, her farcical analysis of social norms and societal issues is sure to get the crowd laughing.
"One of the best new joke writers I've seen in ages. He has so many lines that make me think 'I wish I'd thought of that'" (Romesh Ranganathan). Dan Fardell is one of those comics who make writing beautifully crafted, wonderfully funny jokes look incredibly easy.
He may be a little obsessed with cats, food, comedy, and more cats, but who are we to complain? This Brightonian is absurdly relatable and effortlessly funny. Catch his set this Saturday evening.