The next BIGGEST comedy night in Folkestone ever!

Jun 21 2015 19:00 - 21:45

The Southcliff Hotel, 22-26 The Leas, CT20 2DY Folkestone

Fresh from our last huge comedy night for a good cause, it's time to bring you another massive night of comedy at the Southcliff Hotel, this time for an even bigger cause!

We have some of the biggest and best names in comedy coming to entertain the socks off of you, including multiple-award winning Irish Improv Hip-Hop superstars Abandoman; star of the Alternative Comedy Experience, Carey Marx; laconically witty global headliner Gordon Southern; the 2013 Musical Comedy Awards best newcomer Jenny Bede and more amazing acts to be announced. Brace yourself, it's going to be a big night.

All profits will be going to the Mountain Trust’s Emergency Relief Fund, which is helping people in Nepal after the devastating earthquakes there.

Advanced tickets are £7.50 (no booking fee!) or just £10 on the door with all profits going to The Mountain Trust’s Emergency Relief Fund. If you can't make the comedy night, or want to help further, please donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/NepalDisasterRelief/

More details about the Mountain Trust can be found here: http://www.mountain-trust.org/

Doors open at 6pm and the show starts around 7pm.

Acts booked so far:

Abandoman
Winner of Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, the Musical Comedy Awards and the 2012 Adelaide Fringe Festival’s Best Comedy Newcomer Award, Abandoman creates hilarious freestyle songs at lightening speed based on audience suggestions. They'll be doing an advanced set to close the first section, so don't miss it!

“Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile.” – Chortle.co.uk

Carey Marx

WINNER BEST INTERNATIONAL SHOW NEW ZEALAND COMEDY FESTIVAL 2009 and 2011
NOMINATED BEST SHOW LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL 2009

Carey Marx has been a circuit headline favourite for years, mixing his own blend of dark humour with his mischievous and gleeful delivery. His wilful disregard for the controversial and delicate is tempered beautifully by his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places. This hilarious mix of edgy topics and playful gagsmithery can be seen at all the top clubs across the country with Marx regularly playing Jongleurs, Komedia and The Comedy Store and annually compering Reading, Leeds and Glastonbury Festivals.

Gordon Southern

Gordon is a regular headlining comedian on UK and International circuit, spending several months every year performing in Australia. A highly regarded international act, he's worked in many exotic & challenging places, including Afghanistan, The Falkland Islands, Kosovo & Liverpool.

He's sold out a 700 seat theatre with a solo show in Mumbai, India and performed a two-hour long one man show in Jakarta, Indonesia. He's headlined the first ever Serbian comedy festival, and has regularly topped the bill in Singapore, Dubai, Cyprus and New Zealand. Gordon made his Edinburgh debut in the highly respected Comedy Zone in 1997 and has since gone on to take up several successful and acclaimed solo shows, with 2013's "The Kerfuffle" garnering a galaxy of stars and 2012's "A Brief History of History" receiving award nominations at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. He has enjoyed sell out runs at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from 2011- 2013. He also has a time out comedy award from his days with BBC Radio 4's Cheese Shop comedy sketch team.


Jenny Bede

Jenny originally comes from Pinner, the town from which Elton John also hails. Much like Sir Elton, she wears a wig, is married to a man named David Furnish & had a hit with the song 'Rocketman' in 1972.

After a stint in the record-breaking 'NewsRevue' Jenny started writing comedy, initially creating a series of musical parody videos that have since gained over 2million views on YouTube.

In 2013 Jenny started writing and performing the live comedy, winning the Best Newcomer Award in the 2013 Musical Comedy Awards after just 3 gigs. This led to performances for BBCR1 and BBCR4 and playing at Glastonbury. In 2014 Jenny was commissioned to make her own pilot by BBC Comedy and was named The Observer & Guardian's Rising Star of Comedy for 2015.

And more to be announced!

Sean Brightman is your host with the most. Sean has lived in Folkestone for well over a year, being one of those ‘DFL’s’ (Down From London), who moved all the way here from that big city up there. That being said, he hails originally from the mean streets of Romford in Essex, so you can see why he’d want to escape to the seaside. You'll sometimes see him walking around town with his three legged dog.


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