Winchester Comedy Festival 2015

Thu 01/10/15

 • 1 October
Hal Cruttenden – Straight Out of Cruttenden
Host of Live At The Apollo and star of Radio 4, the great Hal is back ranting about the real evils of the modern world - over sharing on social media and the 5:2 diet. The more he complains the funnier he gets. Book Early.
As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Would I Lie To You? The Great British Bake Off; An Extra Slice, Live At The Palladium and Have I Got News For You.
"An Absolute joy to watch" **** The Scotsman
"Hugely talented" ****The Times

• 2 October
Christian O’Connell – You’ve Ruined My Morning…and Other Fan Mail
So Comedy by arrangement with Troika presents
Christian O'Connell has collected multiple radio awards as a national Breakfast show DJ for 16 years.
He's also collected multiple death threats, hate mail and abusive complaints. He's collected them all for you to hear in this show. You'll be stunned at what people actually complain about. Follow his journey from teenage mixtape maker to award winning DJ.
Fresh from his Sold Out national tour, in this 3rd stand-up show enter his world of A-list weirdo's, offended clowns and angry cat lovers. 'Furiously funny' (Guardian) 'As engaging live as he is on air' (Scotsman)

• 3 October
Sara Pascoe – Stand Up Lady
Sara is one of the UK's leading comedians: with a unique comedy brain that leaps from stimulating arguments and thought provoking comedy, onto abstract confabulation (with doses of openness and honesty); there is no other comic like her.
Sara boasts an impressive array of TV credits including BBC 1's W1A, regular roles in the BAFTA nominated Twenty Twelve (BBC2),Campus (C4), Free Agents (C4), FIT (CBBC) and Todd Margaret (C4), and guest leads in the BAFTA winning comedy The Thick of It (BBC2) and Being Human (BBC3). She was also a series regular on Stand Up For The Week (C4), and has appeared on Have I Got News For You (BBC1) Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2), Live at the Apollo (BBC1), QI (BBC2), Mock the Week (BBC2) and Don't Sit in The Front Row (Sky).
She has had sell-out success with her critically acclaimed solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Festival and internationally at the Melbourne and New Zealand Comedy Festivals. Previous festival performances include Latitude, Larmer Tree, Vodafone Comedy festival (Dublin) & Udderbelly Southbank amongst many others. Additionally Sara will be bringing out a book next spring, published by Faber and Faber.
An exhilarating, deeply satisfying show.' Times
'Always clever and sometimes exquisite.' Independent
'Pascoe's lively mind teases out big questions with intelligence, silliness and self-deprecation.' Guardian

• 4 October
Comedy Club for Kids
£10 per person or four for £35
Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families… but without the rude bits!
It's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of heckles like "why is that your face!?"

• 4 October
The Noise Next Door on Tour
The unstoppable comedy juggernaut that is The Noise Next Door are turning up the volume for their third national tour! Get ready for a night of mind-blowing songs, jaw-dropping characters and side-splitting punchlines from the undisputed masters of off-the-cuff comedy.
After a huge year for the guys with their eighth consecutive sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and appearances on BBC One, ITV2, BBC Three and BBC Radio One this show is set to be their biggest and best yet.
'Hilarious ... a superior kind of chaos' (Telegraph)
'Comedy gold' (Guardian)
'Immaculately well executed' (Times)
'21st century comedy at its very finest and funniest' (Stage)